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by pancakes3
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases
Replies: 235
Views: 55924

Re: SCOTUS and Other Big Cases

idk if striking down indentured servitude is much of a lib win. especially when, based on that excerpt, his reasoning seems to be on antitrust grounds instead of human dignity or whatever bullshit Kennedy would have authored. he's basically saying "it doesn't make sense to limit the ability to explo...
by pancakes3
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Computer Skills
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Computer Skills

there are online tutorials for most of the tasks that you'll need to do. you can also just ask on here. idk what general advice anyone can give.
by pancakes3
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

I just don't think exiting to a JD-adjacent GS-11 gig after 9 months in BL makes sense, even if you hate your BL life. But absent more information, I can't say more than that it doesn't seem to be optimal.
by pancakes3
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

doesn't seem like a good idea. even if you're for sure not going to practice law again (not just BL) it doesn't seem like a good idea.
by pancakes3
Tue May 18, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

Anywhere that's UBE, or weighs MBE 50% makes autopass mathematically possible. States that weigh MBE 40% technically don't make autopass possible.

Autopass target is to hit 80% but 70+% is actual autopass score bc of scaling, and really, 65% is autopass bc nobody gets 0's on their essays.
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12780

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

your PS should just say "check the record, this is a paper 180."
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: WTO+Covid

i think OP was legit, and probably won't come back but: - this issue is pretty specific and requires actual research - there probably isn't even an answer that can be articulated concisely, even wrt vaccines. - the question was poorly framed (partly bc of language barrier, partly bc it's a complex q...
by pancakes3
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: LSAC School Report
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

Re: LSAC School Report

nope. anecdotally, no noticed correlation for GPA/LSAT. some correlation for majors/occupation (philosophy, journalism, and STEM do better).
by pancakes3
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Baguette Applies to Law School
Replies: 57
Views: 12780

Re: Baguette Applies to Law School

is Duke's COA really 270k after 45k of scholarship? that doesn't seem right. 170k maybe? 170k is still a lot though. i think sitting out and reapplying with a 180 in a non-covid year is tcr. WUSTL turning down a perfect score is really head scratchy and shows how underweighted the LSAT was for these...
by pancakes3
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: WTO / compliance
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: WTO+Covid

lol, if you're going to go after nony, you're going to have to do better than that.
by pancakes3
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

i think it's worth a LOCI being assertive (not pushy) that you'd appreciate a decision sooner rather than later. a Yale/Stanford admission is worth considering imo.
by pancakes3
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Should I buy a LSAT Strategy Guide?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: Should I buy a LSAT Strategy Guide?

It wouldn't hurt to get a prep book for the logic games so you can still those but otherwise, continuing to PT works too. It just would be a more effective use of your time to shore up your problem areas (to the extent one has problem areas with a 172) instead of devoting time to entire PTs
by pancakes3
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: NYU IILJ or Columbia for International Law?
Replies: 12
Views: 4081

Re: NYU IILJ or Columbia for International Law?

what's your cost of attendance for these two schools?
by pancakes3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague

other law deans hate ND's dean. click here to find out why.
by pancakes3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: PSA for 2021-22 Applicants: Avoid Notre Dame Like the Plague

idk how to beat the drum, SEO wise, but i hope adding to the post-count of this thread about NOTRE DAME and ADMISSION PRACTICES to NOTRE DAME will help. anything to help APPLICANTS make an INFORMED DICISION ABOUT THE INSTUTIONAL ETHICS of the school they APPLY to.
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 199123

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data

maybe the boost in clerkship numbers tied to R's finally filling vacancies?
by pancakes3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 199123

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

a nonsignificant number of companies hire fresh grads. i know telecom regularly hires new grads as do a lot of other heavily regulated industries, especially if the applicant has previous WE working on regulatory matters (hill experience)
by pancakes3
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: Help Me Decide (Penn/UVA/Michigan)

go blue
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2020 rolling out + C/O 2012-2019 data
Replies: 759
Views: 199123

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

i feel like FC numbers need to break it out to fedsoc and non-fedsoc
by pancakes3
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

UVa has a statistically significant, if marginal, benefit for placing into DC, but with a 190k salary and an aggressive debt-payment plan, the difference between paying down your debt in 2 years v. 1 year 6 months is also marginal. I also think the margin isn't as narrow as 21/14%. Maybe that's what...
by pancakes3
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: LSAC School Report
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

Re: LSAC School Report

it's also too granular an investigation. even within an institution, there's variance of grade inflation between schools/majors.
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

Charlotte is tough to crack without ties, period, but you're in a better spot coming out of duke than uva.
by pancakes3
Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

UVa places significantly more grads at DC firms than Duke. But also, yeah, +20k is adding 20-25% to your debtload but if you're able get 190k+bonus at DC hours v NYC hours or 160k in Charlotte, imo it's worth it.

Plus I'll take Charlottesville over Durham all day. But I'm not really a city person.
by pancakes3
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

if it's with the law school, you should talk to your immediate family member about it. if it's not with the law school, idk if it's worth mentioning.
by pancakes3
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: duke, uva, cornell, or retake
Replies: 111
Views: 14327

Re: duke, uva, cornell, or retake

I think UVa at 110k is serviceable debt and also bc UVa punches above its weight for your goals (bigfed/DC biglaw) you can get away with not retaking but these are just our best guesses.

if your PTs indicate that you're a 173+ scorer, go for it. you're ruby/hamilton/HYS bound.