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by Toni
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest
Replies: 44
Views: 1781

Re: 2020 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest

1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4, Columbia
5. Chicago
6. Penn
6. NYU
8. Berkeley
9. Duke
10. Mich
11. UVA
12. Cornell
13. Northwestern
14. G’town
15. Vandy
16. Texas
17. UCLA
18. USC
19. Minn
20. Emory
21. Wash St. Louis
22. Boston U
23. W&L
24. ASU
25. Boston College
by Toni
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Does that poster even respond to the criticisms of their advice? I guess it's still a problem if we have to step in to tell OP that we think the advice is bad. There are just a whole lot of things that is wrong with going to Emory here. It's the employment opportunities combined with the very limit...
by Toni
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:34 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 Toni
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:01 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. Di...
by Toni
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 998

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Accepting an Emory full-ride is obviously a no-brainer. Should the full-ride falls through ― accept the best T13 deal offered that guides you to your target markets ― it’s good that you’re amenable to DC/NYC (not everyone is). As far as how much more a T13 is worth obviously depends on numerous vari...
by Toni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:45 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?

Rowdy wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:20 am

Toni should I transfer to H
If you are accepted....sure!
by Toni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:01 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 Toni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:25 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.
by Toni
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:01 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 Toni
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:18 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?

One thing about BL is that you will likely reside in a high-cost area with an extreme tax liability (living like a monk is a given). It takes a few years before you can cash-in on the hefty bonuses. That said, having a degree from Harvard is a lifelong advantage.
by Toni
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Top 15% at mid-T14, transfer to HYS?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Top 15% at mid-T14, transfer to HYS?

If you have any kind of a significant scholarship it’s likely you may have to pay a chargeback if you transfer. i.e., if the school paid for your first year and a percentage of years two and three, a transfer could be costly. Just sayin’... read the fine print.
by Toni
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 3rd yr to in-house possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: 3rd yr to in-house possible?

I interviewed twice. Both times everyone I met with was a good 10 years older than me. So, it’s a bit of a Hail Mary. I should add that both companies had revs exceeding 100B. My takeaway, L&T is essential.
by Toni
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 3432

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Bonus was up this year, but so were my hours. This is the one time of the year I wish I was working in NYC/DC.
by Toni
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Why isn't LSL as multiculturally accepting as TLS?

so TLS doesn't require moderator approval on every post anymore? TLS is pretty much back to normal. Their mods are low key — gone are the days of mods threating to ban posters they disagree with. They are focused on LS students with little to no activity in their lounge. Also gone are the significa...
by Toni
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: 3.65, 165, Strong Softs, T14?

I just got my score back on the November test and I bumped up to a 169! So yeah, I hope that I can have that world of a difference in my options now. According to MyLSN, I have a solid shot at the bottom half of T14 and an outside shot at the top half. Is that probably accurate? Your estimate is so...
by Toni
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2018 Bonus Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 3432

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Why not a UP option? Given that year’s workload has been overwhelming....
by Toni
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: Should I even be counting myself as a URM?

A good friend was in a position much like yours. She is lily white and could not read or write Spanish but could speak and understand Spanish a little (mainly because she took a Spanish class). She had a great GPA and a fairly good LSAT. She was accepted into an Ivy with a 50% discount. So yes, go f...
by Toni
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

Majored in Finance in UG which heavily influenced my decision to go the transactional route. The only types of litigation I enjoyed were appellate (which I, admittedly, wasn't disciplined enough to pursue) and Securities Lit. Being in-house, I welcome automation. There's so much I do in my role tha...
by Toni
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

Anyone who has a transactional practice is kidding themselves if they don't believe a significant portion of their contract drafting and negotiating practice can't/won't be automated within the next 5-10 years. Not disagreeing that in the future some form of automation may impact the legal professi...
by Toni
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

ss108 wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Do people think automation is going to have a big impact, or no?
At the firm, this topic rarely (if ever) comes up.
by Toni
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house . I was advised that transactional is more adv...
by Toni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

I'm in litigation, but I do occasionally get the opportunity to do some transactional work, which I do enjoy to a certain extent. It certainly helps get a better perspective on my litigation matters, and hopefully it gives me an edge when I go in house . I was advised that transactional is more adv...
by Toni
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Lit or Transactional

Any comments from the transactional POV....
by Toni
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lit or Transactional
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Lit or Transactional

POLL. Why you chose the one you did. Has anyone here switched from one to the other?
by Toni
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Questions for those in-house
Replies: 41
Views: 3000

Re: Questions for those in-house

In my one and only in-house encounter for a position, getting barred in the home office state was expected. I assume it is necessary everywhere.