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by quiver
Thu May 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Rec Letter Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Rec Letter Advice

Completely agree with Nony and lolwat. This is fine and there's no reason to expect a bad rec just because the professor asked you for a draft.
by quiver
Sat May 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

I agree with all this and I think it's consistent with what I said: different districts place emphasis on different attributes. It's not that state clerks or ADAs don't write, it's that their writing is to a different degree and of a different kind than the fed clerk + biglaw associate that usually...
by quiver
Sat May 04, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

At the end of the day most USA Offices are going to be looking for 1) writing skills and 2) experience in court/running cases. So, I guess this is true in the sense that it would be great if a candidate had both, but that's not really how it works. Smaller districts tend to hire local ADAs and peop...
by quiver
Fri May 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

At the end of the day most USA Offices are going to be looking for 1) writing skills and 2) experience in court/running cases. So, I guess this is true in the sense that it would be great if a candidate had both, but that's not really how it works. Smaller districts tend to hire local ADAs and peop...
by quiver
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: COA Clerkship Chances and Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: COA Clerkship Chances and Questions

AnonymousClerk wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Should I continue focusing on senior judges, or should I just shoot my shot at everyone once OSCAR opens up in june?
The latter.
by quiver
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Plaintiff lit to AUSA?

It seems like many USAOs draw on 3-5 year biglaw litigation associates to fill AUSA positions. What about from the plaintiff's lit side? Not talking about your local radio-ad PI firm, of course, but a Lieff/Cohen/Susman. You're right that many USAOs draw on 3-5 year biglaw litigation associates if ...
by quiver
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

There isn’t any harm in waiting out your WLs, but you should probably pick between your two best options in the interim. If you want to push for HK immediately following graduation, HLS is a perfectly defensible choice, especially considering you were already leaning that way from the start. I woul...
by quiver
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

$100k of debt is quite a bit different than $100k gaining value in a brokerage or retirement account. If your primary concerns are saving and investing to support family (present and future), $100k is not chump change. If you do Harvard, you will be paying a few hundred dollars extra per month in l...
by quiver
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

I'm a little (but not a lot) surprised by these responses. Maybe we need further clarity from OP on his/her goals, but the way I read the OP was that the most immediate and highest priority goal was "Biglaw for 2-3 years, preferably in international arbitration (with China/HK focus) to pay down loan...
by quiver
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

I think HLS is worth $70k more than UVA for most things, but I don't think your goals are any of those things. Your primary goal is biglaw for 2-3 years, pay down loans, and build a nest egg for your family. It will be easier to do that with $70k less debt; both HLS and UVA can easily get you biglaw...
by quiver
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Should I drop out?
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: Should I drop out?

I agree, see how you feel after your summer job. And beyond that, if you're interested in the work but not the people, maybe just start getting out there instead of staying around your law school. I didn't particularly like most of the people in my law school class. Something that helped me persona...
by quiver
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)

I don't think Berkeley is worth whatever nebulous IP signaling it is alleged to have. That's straying too close to the idea that specializations offered by law school are meaningful to employers (and they generally aren't). Put it as "IP signaling and alumni network" then. Berkeley for IP is on a s...
by quiver
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU ($$$$) vs Harvard
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: NYU ($$$$) vs Harvard

lolwat wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 pm
How'd I miss this post.

NYU. 100%. Don't be dumb.
by quiver
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Re: NYU VS COLUMBIA (but different than the other times)

NYU is usually the answer here if you're going for PI (especially with that scholarship). So, I think it boils down to how serious your doubts are about PI right after law school. If you're really questioning that path, go CLS; if not, go NYU.

Good news: you can't go wrong either way.
by quiver
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: Duke vs. Berkeley (maybe vs. Columbia)

CLS is not worth 80K more for biglaw. If you prefer Duke, I would just take Duke; it will place similarly to Berkeley for patent lit in Chicago/DC/NYC--Duke might even be slightly better for DC and NYC. Perhaps Berkeley will have a minor boost for the CA markets (especially if you have weak ties), b...
by quiver
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NU ~$$$$ vs UVA ~$$$
Replies: 36
Views: 1157

Re: NU ~$$$$ vs UVA ~$$$

With your COA calculation, I say Northwestern. I don't see how UVA is worth 70k more than Northwestern for biglaw with a reasonable shot at clerking/fedgov.
by quiver
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Quiver's Guide to 1L Success
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

Re: Quiver's Guide to 1L Success

CelestialLaw07 wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:03 pm
What was your rank after 1L and what tier of school did you achieve this rank?
Top 5 at T2. Then transferred to CCN.
by quiver
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 1259

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: Thank you!
Replies: 59
Views: 3359

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 3092

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: 3092

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...