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by Hennessy
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Defer at CLS for an extra $60k?
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Defer at CLS for an extra $60k?

go to indonesia for a year
teach english
hike, surf, etc.
decide you don't want to do law after all
instead of saving $60k, you save $260k
by Hennessy
Sat Apr 09, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: What Lsat do I need to off set a 2.2?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: What Lsat do I need to off set a 2.2?

I was a 2.4 / 169 and got money at some good schools. You can PM me if you want.
by Hennessy
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Will I Regret Going to Law School Here? Illinois discussion.
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: Will I Regret Going to Law School Here? Illinois discussion.

40k debt coming out of almost any law school i'd say is a good investment
by Hennessy
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

All this is to say: figure out whether you want to live in Houston-Dallas, Phoenix, NYC, or Philly, and then choose the best school with the most money on the table.
by Hennessy
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Yeah, I think I've narrowed it to Drexel and TAMU. I do think I'd experience a better quality of life in TX, but I have yet to experience Philadelphia. I'll visit soon. I'm intrigued by NJ clerkships, but I don't have a good feeling about Rutgers Camden. Their admin is slow in responding to inquiri...
by Hennessy
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

think this is really going to come down to - where do you see yourself living, making connections, dropping roots while in school. None of these are bad options for careers in legal aid. You will leave school with debt no matter what. So no one here can really give you advice on where to attend unle...
by Hennessy
Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: NYU LRAP: please walk me through
Replies: 38
Views: 4093

Re: NYU LRAP: please walk me through

Manali is that you
by Hennessy
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: NYU LRAP: please walk me through
Replies: 38
Views: 4093

Re: NYU LRAP: please walk me through

WashedUpProdigy wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:35 amI want to enter law school as a fairly reasonable, trusting, yet on-her-toes person!
Good start.
by Hennessy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Urgent decision : dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 2844

Re: Urgent decision : dilemma

Ur the worst mod and it's not even close
by Hennessy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Urgent decision : dilemma
Replies: 19
Views: 2844

Re: Urgent decision : dilemma

How t14 of a t14 are we talking

You might not be foreclosed from BL if you take the leave and redo
by Hennessy
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Big Law to Government Procurement
Replies: 35
Views: 8209

Re: Big Law to Government Procurement

proteinshake wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:02 pm thanks, yall! accepted the new offer.
Nice
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Potat join the LSL discord. Let's have a chat about your plans/options.
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Yes. It's extremely helpful.
by Hennessy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Idk what the legal services field is like in Pittsburgh but it's fairly robust in Philly. That's a nice place to live and work. But I wouldn't count on Dickinson (tho a good school) having legal services portability outside of the mid-Atlantic. A Los Angeles legal aid org. is gonna take Loyola/Davis...
by Hennessy
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

It's not gonna get you legal aid in California, but it will get you legal aid in Pburg or Philly.
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Yes you should do that. Feel free to DM me, I was an extreme splitter who went to a mid-tier school for the purpose of landing legal aid work and I did.
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

I mean, worry a little about the debt.
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Isn't legal aid PSLF eligible? I'd be debt seeking if I was legal aid or bust. Yeah this. Debt is fake. PSLF isn't going anywhere. (Johann citation.) Potat, don't worry about the debt but also don't worry about the prestige of schools or whatever. The #1 most important factor for legal aid and PI s...
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Not if Arizona is where you want to work / live.

Are you saying you're just open to legal aid work anywhere in the country?
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

Hello All, Decisions are still pending for the 21-22 application cycle, but I have already received a generous offer from ASU Law. I'm currently living in Southern California, and I have several years of WE in a social work-adjacent, human services position. I am committed to public service and pub...
by Hennessy
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Careers in legal aid
Replies: 68
Views: 11679

Re: Careers in legal aid

I've heard those are mostly one year contracts ? Is that true ? No. Regular employment by legal non-profits. Bigger cities will have specialized practice groups, smaller cities / rural will often have generalized practice groups. It's usually forms of poverty law - crimin public defense,, housing, ...
by Hennessy
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Law school supplies
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Re: Law school supplies

Nice