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by lolwat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker

I'd say NYU as far as the pick goes, but I can't really speak to the fed clerkship placement rate. If it's self-selection, being in the 2nd Circuit, or what.
by lolwat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship Time
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Clerkship Time

I'm slow at responding these days but feel free to PM me if you've got any questions, etc... Henrybax -- I'd say it's tough but not impossible from your school if you're top 5 in your class. Top 1 would probably look infinitely better than top 5 (it gives you that extra push to say you're literally ...
by lolwat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Clerkship requirements for appellate litigation

Are you looking at any particular firms? Biglaw only or boutique as well? I'd say in general any COA clerkship would make you somewhat competitive for appellate litigation, but you have to get a sense going in how much supply vs demand there is, how many SCOTUS clerks you're fighting against for wor...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

they got $25k at UVA? Damned if the lack of capitalization made that hard to catch. My bad. I mean, maybe we can write off UVA and Duke because OP already said they were "between Chicago, UF, and NYU" -- a statement further supported by the fact that they didn't care enough to capitalize "uva" or "...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: Which would you choose?

Re UCLA: Given that you're from Southern California, you can go to any of the schools you have a full ride from and still have a good shot at getting back here. You don't need UCLA. You've probably got an equal or better shot, even, especially since you're shooting for a clerkship and litigation and...
by lolwat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Which would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: Which would you choose?

Likely NYU/Michigan/UVA > *, but I can't really choose between the three. I don't think anyone's answered this earlier question yet, but UCLA isn't worth it even for SoCal when you've got full rides at the schools you did. You'd make it more likely to land something here, but it's just not that big ...
by lolwat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Money v Name... UF, Chi, and NYU

For career prospects, you can't really go wrong with UVA, NYU, Chicago, or Duke. I think Chicago probably edges them out by a little bit, and I'd personally go there, but I can't firmly say that until I know how much you're getting from them. If you don't get any money from them, then either NYU or ...
by lolwat
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

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

Nothing wrong with choosing Duke here.

I think whichever one you choose, you likely won't be looking back and wishing you chose a different school.
by lolwat
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Value of non-elite district court clerkship
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Value of non-elite district court clerkship

I don’t know if clerking at flyover districts will add to your resume’s “prestige,” but clerking at any level will teach you lots. And the year of experience I had clerking in a non-elite chambers taught me more than if I had just done regular first-year stuff. Eh. If you're going into litigation, ...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: V5/WLRK or Lit Boutique?

I think Susman seems like a step above some of the other boutiques in terms of hours worked (especially West Coast ones). It's like the difference between billing 2400 and 2700, which on paper doesn't sound horrible, but every extra hour past around 2200-2300 tend to start feeling worse and worse be...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UPDATED NYU $$$$ vs Penn $$$$ vs UVA $$$$ vs Duke $$$$ vs Harvard at Sticker
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

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

This is some super informative stuff.

I said UVA before, but honestly, whichever you choose, you'll likely have no regrets.
by lolwat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

I wonder if, even if WUSTL doesn’t recruit PI students more than normal, its generosity with scholarship money makes PI student yield higher than normal (based on their ABA charts, that doesn’t seem to be the case though). Anyway, I think if you actively want to become a PD straight out of school, ...
by lolwat
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

I didn't say it was a bad thing, just that OP shouldn't feel like they're going to break the dean's heart by turning it down. I'm sure everyone at the school is a nice person, but their kindness in this area is entirely self-interested. My comment was meant to be general and not suggesting you said...
by lolwat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

(also, WUSTL have been so nice to me :( I know it shouldn't be a factor but I feel bad). They're really good at that. If it makes you feel better, they've absolutely been courting a number of other applicants the same way. I think they're actively trying to improve their school and they recognize t...
by lolwat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: UVA $$ vs WUSTL $$$$

I agree with the above. I guess I'd put it this way: If you don't care terribly much about your outcome as long as you end up with something decent, take WUSTL and be debt free. If you want the shot at a clerkship and impact PI stuff, then I don't think it's even close--take UVA. I don't have specif...
by lolwat
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 37
Views: 1360

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

It's not like you're picking between Harvard and Cooley here dude. Law schools are largely interchangeable, especially when comparing schools in the same large band of rankings (T1, T2, etc). It's not wildly different school to school, and at least not different enough to justifying turning your no...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Lots of Fulls VS HYS
Replies: 37
Views: 1360

Re: Lots of Fulls VS HYS

Unfortunately I don't know the names of these scholarships or what they actually give (other than I believe Dillard is full at UVA?) so I'm not working with a full set of information here. But OP's choice seems to point towards Michigan, and George Marshall's choice seems to point towards UVA (only ...
by lolwat
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 984

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

Good luck, and we'll be here if you have any other questions :D
by lolwat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thanks for the responses.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: UCI v Iowa v UI-UC v Mizzou

The usual LSL/TSL poster we're giving advice to has it easier on relocation because typically we're talking about some T14 that's portable across the country. It's just infinitely easier for an employer to justify looking at a Harvard grad who practiced a few years in NY than a Missouri grad who pr...
by lolwat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 984

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 limite...
by lolwat
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 984

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 lolwat
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 33
Views: 984

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 lolwat
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Thanks for the responses.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: UCI v Iowa v UI-UC v Mizzou

Of these choices, I'd pick UCI if you want to be in SoCal, period. I really don't think relocating to SoCal later from any of the other schools considered is going to be easy. There are going to already be a gigantic pile of experienced grads from all sorts of better-known schools (all the T14 grads...
by lolwat
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Overwhelmed: HYS or Ruby for PI?

I'm one of the people that often downplay the debt issue, but debt-free from Chicago itself is already worth HYS at their likely costs of attendance, then you add the support and mentoring and the opportunities that come from being a Ruby at Chicago, and there's just really little question to me. I ...
by lolwat
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI

It's a little interesting as I tend to see way more UCLA grads than USC grads at pretty much every firm I've bothered to look at lately. UCLA's class size is about 75% bigger, once you account for transfers. Their employment outcomes on a per-capita basis are pretty similar. I'd note that the stick...