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by quiver
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Which would you choose?

Also, if I miraculously got into Yale but had to pay sticker would any of you vote for it? Or CLS at half or something like that? Assuming no need-based aid at Yale, then no. NYU is probably the way to go here. Excellent PI culture and placement + you're okay with NYC + it can get you to DC or CA +...
by quiver
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 51
Views: 1869

Re: Duke it out: Duke $$$$ vs. Virginia $$$$ vs. Penn $$$$ vs. H

I'm not sure what you mean by programmatic benefits in your OP. Do you mean the amount of institutional support for someone with a one of these named scholarships? If so, I'd try to suss out more info from each school. Perhaps ask to talk to a student at each school with their respective scholarship...
by quiver
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Once again, if you’re up for no-school debt. Emory. Here’s why ― with good grades your odds of landing at one of Atlanta’s top two headquartered[ [V] firms are excellent. Once there, you will receive numerous headhunter calls offering you fantastic opportunities ― then you can move ahead at will. D...
by quiver
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

I think (if I’m reading lolwat’s point in a way that is consistent with their general outlook on picking a law school) there is actually a valid disagreement here based on differing risk calculus. Lolwat has typically been more comfortable with spending for prestige in order to maximize the chance ...
by quiver
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Emory's full tuition scholarship is sufficiently new that we can't accurately tell you whether you're competitive, so let's leave that alone. If you wanted to practice in the Southeast after graduation, and you were willing to roll the dice in that region, Emory with the Woodruff would be a fantast...
by quiver
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

It's not that your goals are lofty, but you're focusing in a way that suggests you want to backdoor prestige-whoring, because prestigious clerking, impact lit, and possibly settling for biglaw screams you aren't focused on what you actually want to do with your law degree beyond being impressive to...
by quiver
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Rowdy wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Please only answer if you are associated with H.
If I'm associated with H, then my answer is obviously D because I always expect H to be the bestest, most prestigious institution with a commensurate boost at every stage of my career.
by quiver
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Dusty taking a long time to realize this is a losing and stupid battle. It is a big-time losing battle...for you! Harvard 31. UVA 0. To be fair, according to the updated partnership results…..Harvard 31 UVA 6 As I posted earlier, best to consider the long-range partnership advantages of Harvard. Th...
by quiver
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 2114

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Dusty taking a long time to realize this is a losing and stupid battle. It is a big-time losing battle...for you! Harvard 31. UVA 0. To be fair, according to the updated partnership results…..Harvard 31 UVA 6 As I posted earlier, best to consider the long-range partnership advantages of Harvard. Th...
by quiver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Options with median GPA from CCN
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Options with median GPA from CCN

Going into law school--even one as great as CCN--banking on a clerkship or "flirting" with academia is not prudent. Nor is gunning for specific firms like Wilmer or Cleary (not sure why anyone would gun for Cleary, but whatever) before you have your 1L grades. Speaking from experience, your mental ...
by quiver
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: Senior Associate

At my firm, there are only associates and partners. I think this is firm-specific and also utterly meaningless. It’s not meaningless where it means something. At my firm there were special trainings and seminars that went with reaching mid-level or senior, and a change in expectations of case manag...
by quiver
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Options with median GPA from CCN
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Options with median GPA from CCN

1L here at a CCN. Disappointingly, got median grades last semester. I am getting pretty spooked and dismayed, since I want a clerkship after graduation and was also flirting with the possibility of academia. Plus, it will suck to have a potentially poor selection of offers after OCI (no Cleary or W...
by quiver
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: Senior Associate

It’s just a bullshit title some firms use because they think they can bill you out higher. Orrick uses Associate, Managing Associate, and Senior Associate as titles for juniors, mid-levels, and seniors, respectively. Other firms use the senior designation either for true seniors (i.e., seventh and ...
by quiver
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?

Not yet sure what I'd like to do long-term. I love my clerkship (writing bench memos, researching hard legal questions), and obviously no junior-associate position at a firm will be comparable to that, but I'd still like to work somewhere that's relatively "intellectual." But I'm not so invested in...
by quiver
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Beard during CB?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: Beard during CB?

Just FYI, if you’re a black male (or any other person with very fine, curly hair), you should shave with an electric razor (like the Andis T-outliner) instead of a traditional razor that cuts hair beneath the skin. You will get almost zero razor bumps. The razor bumps come from the hair curling bac...
by quiver
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 16
Views: 1293

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?

What are your long-term career plans?
by quiver
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerks Taking Questions
Replies: 159
Views: 14322

Re: Clerks Taking Questions

When is the best time to begin applying for post-clerkship jobs at law firms? I've heard around January-March but wasn't sure. Looking at secondary markets in case that matters. I think conventional wisdom in major markets is now closer to Dec-Feb. Probably a little later in secondary markets (like...
by quiver
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: CSM v. STB v. LW
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: CSM v. STB v. LW

I think you should go to LW based on your statement that it would be the best fit culturally. Do you think that any perceived differences in quality of work are negligible? can't give any input but are the hours at CSM really worse? and if so, how big a difference? I’m honestly not sure how much wo...
by quiver
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: CSM v. STB v. LW
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: CSM v. STB v. LW

Culturally Latham appears to be the best fit for me. I am a pretty sociable person and actually enjoy the “fratty” culture of the firm, unlike some others. My only reservation is that idk if it would be the best career choice to pick them over STB or Cravath. My impression is that the other two fir...
by quiver
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law

At lunch, a partner in litigation at my firm said to me, don't clerk and then come in expecting to be treated like your class year, unless you're prepared to handle the responsibilities associated with that level without fucking up. This is in litigation, my wheelhouse. Imagine how dumb you will lo...
by quiver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Two years of clerking --> Corporate Law

At lunch, a partner in litigation at my firm said to me, don't clerk and then come in expecting to be treated like your class year, unless you're prepared to handle the responsibilities associated with that level without fucking up. This is in litigation, my wheelhouse. Imagine how dumb you will lo...
by quiver
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: UVA v. NYU law

Agreed with the others - with those goals why just those two? Why not at least consider, eg, USC or UCLA probably with substantial discount? Because those are the current options I’m faced with But why? Not speaking for OP but folks have been known to have similar options at sticker and get rejecte...
by quiver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: .
Replies: 17
Views: 1159

Re: UVA v. NYU law

profdogwalker wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:01 pm
resiny wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:52 am
Agreed with the others - with those goals why just those two? Why not at least consider, eg, USC or UCLA probably with substantial discount?
Because those are the current options I’m faced with
But why?
by quiver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 31764

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

Slippin’ Jimmy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:41 pm
What are your strategies for paying off student debt while in biglaw? Super aggressive, or do you follow the standard 10 year plan? Anyone hoping to move into a PSLF eligible job after a biglaw stint?
Paid as little as possible then moved to PSLF job.
by quiver
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How and when do I take practice exams?
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: How and when do I take practice exams?

One thing I wish I had done earlier was look over professors' past exams to get a sense for the style of exam/questions (brain dump, policy, ect.). I would recommend looking at an exam in each course early on (maybe a month or so in) and then try to think about the material through the frame you'll...