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by UVA2B
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 46
Views: 2869

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

Remember that admissions will not be following typical cycle patterns this year. That doesn't mean November will necessarily be any better/worse for the upcoming admission cycle, but it won't be as formulaic as in years past because everything from testing to LORs are frustrated by the current publi...
by UVA2B
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: PS, re-apply
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: PS, re-apply

1) It depends, but possibly a good tack. Without reading the actual PS, it's tough to say whether it's effective. 2) A total re-do is preferred, but not strictly necessary in a PS. If you can minimally try to revise/reframe the PS so that it shows what you're hoping to show in a new or slightly diff...
by UVA2B
Tue May 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Transferring to another law school
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Transferring to another law school

The west law rep at your new school will have the power to change it for you.
by UVA2B
Mon May 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Chances for t-14/Harvard with one bad semester.

If you pay the application fees, you're a candidate to apply for HLS. But you're really asking if you think you can get in to HLS with a 3.75/172, and the answer seems to be maybe , but don't count on it. Ideally you would retake your LSAT to improve above their almost static 173 median LSAT to coun...
by UVA2B
Sun May 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?

As long as your resume isn't devoid of arguably substantive ECs, you should be able to speak to those things for long enough to mitigate the lack of journal. No one outside of hardcore litigation firms would even consider why you're not on mock trial. Journals are de facto automatic at UVA (much lik...
by UVA2B
Sun May 24, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?

Yes, I'm fully aware most students are on journals. I was on one, and only know a few who decided not to do one at UVA. It's a "red flag" in that some employers might wonder why you're not on one, but that's on you to be able to explain. If you decided not to do one because you didn't want to do wri...
by UVA2B
Sun May 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Another grade replacement question...
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Another grade replacement question...

What does your transcript actually look like? Does it reflect each failure in subsequent semesters, or is the final grade for the course the only one reported? If it's on your transcript as an F, it'll count toward LSAC. If it's not, it won't.
by UVA2B
Sun May 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Big law from UVA - no journal or moot?

You didn't screw up your Biglaw chances unless the Biglaw bubble horribly bursts like has never been seen before. If you specifically want DC litigation or something similarly competitive from UVA, you may be slightly hurting your chances without a journal, moot, or whatever, but even then it's more...
by UVA2B
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 101274

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

Great work Stranger. Since the majority of these schools are regional, it might be interesting to also group them by region/feeder markets to gauge pre-COVID market health. Knowing what the PNW or SE is doing (broadly) by approximation of how UW or UGA are doing might show some interesting trendline...
by UVA2B
Tue May 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: 2 Month vs 1 Month Internship?

Agreed, take the one that interests you more, regardless of length. If you're worried about resume coverage, find an RA or similar job to cover the gap. If you can get better substantive experience at one, that might weigh for that opportunity, but barely so. Very rarely will you get substantive exp...
by UVA2B
Mon May 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2019 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 702
Views: 101274

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

SLS takes a lead over YLS in the clerking numbers this year! Also LOL@ their defensive-sounding specificity w/ the JD-Advantage jobs... "THESE ARE THE COOL ONES, NOT THE LAME ONES GUYS!!!" In all seriousness, those are quite impressive JD-advantage gigs though! Harvard continues to lag Chicago on c...
by UVA2B
Mon May 11, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 18845

Re: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up

Hey fellow grads, If you’re interested in getting access to the law grad lounge, let me or another mod know and give me some proof (screenshot of school’s online portal, email concerning your graduation, etc.). We will be adding new grads as requests come in. Congratulations and good luck with bar p...
by UVA2B
Wed May 06, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1270
Views: 155651

Re: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious

Not sure what to do about the summer. I'm planning to go into public interest and have an other to work remotely in a public defender's office but would prefer more physical work. Wondering I should look into working for a local prosecutor's office and seeing if I would get some physical time in th...
by UVA2B
Wed May 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 18845

Re: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up

Taking fed courts final on my kitchen table for my last exam was a goddamn delight.

See also: p/f grading.
by UVA2B
Mon May 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 46
Views: 2869

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

pancakes3 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 pm
the standard biglaw credentials - school, GPA, passable interview
And arguably past work experience can be a positive with the older applicant too.
by UVA2B
Mon May 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 46
Views: 2869

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

Yes, they do get hired at Biglaw firms with the right other credentials. I have classmates who started at Biglaw firms in their late 30s.
by UVA2B
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Score decline?

Agreed, LG is the easiest to fix because it can be drilled, repeated, and analyzed for the type of game and process improvement until you're fast at all game types. LR and RC can both be drilled in a sense as well, but improving LR and RC through brute force work and study can only go so far and is ...
by UVA2B
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Admission program for MDs
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Admission program for MDs

If you have a GRE, you could apply to a bunch of JD programs. Absent that, no one really knows how admissions will be handled during a pandemic when testing is literally in flux.
by UVA2B
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Admission program for MDs
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Admission program for MDs

You'll need to pick a professional path. You won't be able to go through residency while completing a JD. On the med mal note, I think you overestimate how med mal actually works, especially as physicians operate in supervisory roles. Although there is additional risk to mid levels who see patients ...
by UVA2B
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.
Replies: 46
Views: 2869

Re: What are my chances? At 32 years old, Should I try to go to law-school. Please give me your honest feedback.

Too late to start studying for the LSAT or too late to go to law school? I'd say neither. If you genuinely want to be a lawyer and if you end up getting a good enough LSAT score to get into a top school OR get a full-ride to a strong regional school, then I'd go for it. There were plenty of people ...
by UVA2B
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 18845

Re: Class of 2020 - Not quite how we drew it up

18,000+ words later, that year long independent research project is/was shit. Thank god for P/F.
by UVA2B
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: At/slightly Above Median GPA- Transfer within T14?
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: At/slightly Above Median GPA- Transfer within T14?

It's certainly possible, since transfers among the T14 is rare, but generally easier than trying to transfer into the T14 from outside of it. I would be curious the atypical career reasons for the transfer, but if you have personal reasons for the transfer, that seems enough to me to give it a shot....
by UVA2B
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: [Delete]
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: American (sticker), CUA ($$$)

Catholic is the less financially risky option, and considering you're dead set on getting out now (which I don't think you should be, but I won't pretend that I can dissuade you from the idea because this is such a bad time to try a career transition), you're better off with this option. American at...
by UVA2B
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Graduating college early using lots of AP/IB credit

The number of AP/IB isn’t going to negatively impact your law school applications so long as the rest of your transcripts, and therefore your GPA, are strong.
by UVA2B
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards
Replies: 11
Views: 1357

Re: how law school affects geographic location for afterwards

Please reapply. You’ll absolutely be eligible for scholarships in the lower T13.