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by pancakes3
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law
Replies: 13
Views: 88

Re: Harvard vs. Yale NY Big Law

i mean, if you got into Yale, you should go to Yale.
by pancakes3
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: 1yr too soon to bail on biglaw?

Do you have ties to a secondary market?
by pancakes3
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Looking to talk to recent grads/students (UMass, Charleston, Regent, Ave Maria)?

there are many older students on this board, and with science backgrounds. i myself started law school at 28 with a science undergrad. i would not recommend you going to any of these schools, even for free.

what's your GPA/LSAT and what are your career goals?
by pancakes3
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: URM Super-Splitter Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: URM Super-Splitter Advice?

i've never heard of a hard GPA floor for any school, especially re: URM. And even if there were, it wouldn't be set at 3.0; meaning a 2.9 isn't prohibitive. I also wouldn't distinguish between "safeties" and T14. If you strike out on T14 scholly and are looking at WUSTL full ride v. GULC sticker, th...
by pancakes3
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 15
Views: 4451

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

good luck! man, timing application cycles seem like a lifetime ago.
by pancakes3
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: 3.4/165/AA-URM Chance t20

odds bad. debt bad. retake.
by pancakes3
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Asking for old job back after lateral move
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Asking for old job back after lateral move

you left your old job bc there wasn't enough work and now you want to leave your new job bc there's too much work?
by pancakes3
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: legal podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 3890

Re: legal podcasts

I binged ALAB series over the last couple weeks. It's pretty good. It's basically a podcast calling out either hilariously dumb cases or shitty attorneys. The shitty atty episodes all either involve someone in the Jeffrey Epstein orbit or Alex Kozinski's orbit. Also, woof @ looking back at the First...
by pancakes3
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: A clerkship is a clerkship?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: A clerkship is a clerkship?

lol, yes.
by pancakes3
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 150-->159 3.75 GPA
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: 150-->159 3.75 GPA

r-e-t-a-k-e
by pancakes3
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]

You can take out some of the fluff in the 2-5th sentences of the penultimate paragraph and add in stuff about volunteering and throwing yourself into your internships. Also it's not entirely clear that your "home" was also your grandmother's home in the 4th paragraph. I guess it's not since you said...
by pancakes3
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

associates don't write off their own time, especially a stub year.
by pancakes3
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything
Replies: 18
Views: 936

Re: 2 weeks in - barely billing anything

i imagine it's even harder to ask for work during covid and you're remote. as easy as it is to ignore you in person, it's 100x easier to ignore your email.
by pancakes3
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards
Replies: 16
Views: 3401

Re: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards

Awesome! Stick around and keep us updated! We can also help with LS advice, and this is also a safe space to vent when you can't with your friends and family.
by pancakes3
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: LSL Yale250 Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 13444

Re: LSL Yale250 Bank

Would anyone be willing to give my Yale 250 essay a look? Prompt: In no more than 250 words, write about an idea or issue from your academic, extracurricular, or professional work that is of particular interest to you. The idea or issue you choose does not have to be law-related; this is simply ano...
by pancakes3
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]

and don't worry about bothering us w your drafts. we're reading it bc we want to. it's what this site is for.
by pancakes3
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]
Replies: 12
Views: 1013

Re: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]

+1. I'd probably soften paragraph 7. saying "you embodied stagnancy" and how you saw academics as a chore, as... a high schooler? it's still melodramatic. And maybe add back into paragraph 6 about how proud your grandmother was of your accomplishments. that hits an emotional chord with ppl (me) who ...
by pancakes3
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY

damn. pandemic bump huh. Plausibly some political bump too my torts prof said that watergate inspired a lot of his age group to apply to law school, but (1) that's apocryphal; and (2) seems like a political bump would have been in 2016 or at least began in 2016. 30% increase for this year alone is ...
by pancakes3
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Applicant Volume up by 30% YoY

damn. pandemic bump huh.
by pancakes3
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.65/178+
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: 3.65/178+

your LSAT and softs (TFA?) will take you pretty far and you're solidly in the "spray and pray" group of candidates. just send out 13 apps and see who gives you the most money. i know, we're not of much help, but nobody really can be in these chance-me threads. it's mostly for reassurance and reality...
by pancakes3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "job'
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: With no traditional "full time job", how would being a self-employed college admissions consultant look like as a "j

i suppose you know what you want, and are better informed than most 0L's heading into this decision. i don't think your 2 year's worth "self-employment" will hurt you any, and you can spin it as your little foray into an entrepreneur's life, and the small business lessons you took away from it. good...
by pancakes3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chance me for Michigan?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Chance me for Michigan?

vet bump and GI bill makes it attainable, and worth the price tag. median LSAT and 75th is 169/170, with the 25th being 163, so your LSAT is right there.

also, don't have "safeties" it shouldn't be a thing.