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by UVA2B
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transfer Chances
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Transfer Chances

I mean, it's possible. No one in legal academia knows much of anything at this point about how this will impact beyond the spring semester. There are more factors than I can account for in this, but schools will be balancing new admissions of 0Ls (maybe more bc of a recession, but unlikely since the...
by UVA2B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Transfer Chances
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Transfer Chances

Based only on the limited information provided by the school's 509s and no other external factors (changing dynamics of the current public health crisis, etc.), good shot at Cornell and relative long-shot at Columbia and Harvard unless you have killer soft factors that make you compelling.
by UVA2B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: GPA Calculation in Transfer Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: GPA Calculation in Transfer Stats

This will obviously be school specific and I’m not familiar with either school’s specific policy on how GPAs are calculated once you transfer, but the 509 is reporting your GPA at your previous school, so that would presumably be before any conversion. They may even convert your GPA in considering w...
by UVA2B
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Applying after seat deposit
Replies: 5
Views: 2346

Re: Applying after seat deposit

No. It’s better if you have material changes on your next application (better LSAT, promotion at work, etc.), but even with everything almost exactly the same, you’ll be treated the same (they may reference your previous app, so you’ll want new PS, DS, etc.).
by UVA2B
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: OCI in June
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Re: OCI in June

Mass mailing getting the ringing endorsement of institutional control finally!
by UVA2B
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: How to word follow up/update email now that I have an offer somewhere else?
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: How to word follow up/update email now that I have an offer somewhere else?

When you say an update email, you mean the internships you’re still waiting on, right? That’s how I read it eventually, but I wanted to make sure. If so, that’s a very common email to send. Say something to the effect of: [salutation you prefer], I am writing to provide an update on my application f...
by UVA2B
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: 1L 3.4 GPA at UVA Law for Big Law?
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: 1L 3.4 GPA at UVA Law for Big Law?

AFAIK the median is still 3.3, but obviously a median of 3.3 for any individual class may cause the literal median (number ~150ish by GPA) student to have a slightly different GPA, either slightly up or down. But this misses the point of how median GPAs affect biglaw hiring. If you’re at a 3.4 after...
by UVA2B
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 50 Market Survey (Secondary Market Advice Compilation)
Replies: 66
Views: 14170

Re: 50 Market Survey (Secondary Market Advice Compilation)

[Reserved for ND/SD] Brief Primer on the market - it's small. These are some of the least populated states in the country, and depending on where you are, it could be a three-hour drive to a 'city' with a population over 10,000 people. Cost of living is cheap, but salaries are awful. Market is divi...
by UVA2B
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: West Coast Consortium Fair
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: West Coast Consortium Fair

As far as I understand this, it’s a fair for applicants to law schools, correct? In that case, if you’ve already applied to the participating schools, you shouldn’t need to bring anything that would be in a law school application. And if you think you might end up applying based on what you hear at ...
by UVA2B
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL Veterans Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 28672

Re: LSL Veterans Thread

It would never hurt to get a third LOR from the 2*, especially if they have good things to say about you and know you well. As a general rule, I think it’s better to have someone from where you are todayish who can speak to who you are now to supplement the LORs that are strictly speaking to your ac...
by UVA2B
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Biking to Work
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: Biking to Work

If you're biking to work, you absolutely shouldn't be wearing dress shoes during the ride. Keep them in your desk, carry them in a shoulder bag, or whatever you have to do to avoid any perceived unprofessionalism, but your dress shoes are not designed to handle anything more than maybe an 1870s high...
by UVA2B
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?
Replies: 31
Views: 4504

Re: Talking politics at work: guidelines? Guidance?

Guest OP, do you have a rational basis to attribute those views to your peers? Or is it mostly perceived? You're making pretty grand pronouncements about supporting the current president, and I'm just not convinced it's true. If you're worried about your political views enough to shield them from ot...
by UVA2B
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: New to this forum. PS review help
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: New to this forum. PS review help

I thought this was a really good PS, so congratulations on that! I will give a few suggestions that might help with the length, but understand that I don't think these cuts are necessary, but they can be done without sacrificing your overall narrative. The first is strictly a language issue I think ...
by UVA2B
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: 2L summer Public Interest
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: 2L summer Public Interest

Moved to the appropriate sub forum.
by UVA2B
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: General Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Re: General Help

2 pages is the credited amount. If you really need to expand beyond that for a school that doesn't restrict the statement to 2 pages, feel free to expand some in the margins, but no school is looking for much more than 2 pages. If you spend the time necessary to really figure out what is essential i...
by UVA2B
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me
Replies: 31
Views: 4769

Re: 3.99 Engineering GPA, but 168 GRE to LSAT conversion--Chance Me

Further to heythatslife's points, have you formulated an application strategy? You have an awesome GPA, so you're theoretically in play across the board if you apply smartly and write your third dimension application stuff well. Your GPA in your academic discipline will open not insignificant doors ...
by UVA2B
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Reviewing Law Review (Journals, How to get them, What to expect, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 5272

Re: Reviewing Law Review (Journals, How to get them, What to expect, etc.)

Remember that people making the decision to join a managing board: 1. Aren't really sure if it will positively affect their career, but know it wouldn't hurt their future prospects. If nothing else, it gives them more to speak of when they are going to interview for jobs and clerkships in the future...
by UVA2B
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Cancelling an accepted offer
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: Cancelling an accepted offer

It’s definitely not a good look, but it’s also *unlikely* to have any real impact on the trajectory of your career. The bridge is burned with that firm, and it’s certainly possible to have some reputational harm if the market or practice area is small or insular enough where everyone knows everyone....
by UVA2B
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Pro Bono work in Biglaw
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Re: Pro Bono work in Biglaw

Doesn’t your firm have a pro bono coordinator or an of counsel who handles your office’s pro bono matters? I’d start by talking with them about what is available. Beyond that, anything that gives you practical experience will be at least a marginal benefit, especially if you’re otherwise a litigator...
by UVA2B
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: General Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

Re: General Help

Seconding icechicken, you have enough in your background to write a strong (or at least serviceable) PS that will serve you well. Not all PS are created equal, and some have to find an interesting angle to make otherwise mundane topics interesting. You have enough background to find an interesting t...
by UVA2B
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Digital LSAT Dates Announced
Replies: 14
Views: 3048

Re: Digital LSAT Dates Announced

For practice with the new digital format, you can now purchase full digital LSAT tests and individual digital test sections from PowerScore. Unfortunately, it seems that this forum no longer allows links to be posted to external sites--so it's PowerScore dot com > LSAT > Digital LSATs. I hope this ...
by UVA2B
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: 3.1, 172, veteran
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: 3.1, 172, veteran

Before offering any advice, we really need to know your GI Bill situation. ED to a school like UVA may be credited, but only if you're riding the Uncle Sam bandwagon.
by UVA2B
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Dropping Out and Reapplying
Replies: 114
Views: 12326

Re: Dropping Out and Reapplying

Congratulations on getting an offer, and hopefully you can realize your goals from that firm, even if you don't think it's a great firm from the outset. It's not easy for any of us to know what that means contextually, so I'll assume you think you deserve/want better for your goals. I'll just say th...
by UVA2B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: Bay Area IP Lit Big Law Firms Decision?

Let me preface that I can't comment on these specific firms with any knowledge of them personally, so everything will be more about the substance of your post and questions. First, how do you envision this mix of interests in litigation and corporate/transactional work once you pick one of these fir...
by UVA2B
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Is mass mailing now over?
Replies: 21
Views: 2654

Re: Is mass mailing now over?

The advice you’re getting is entirely from practicing attorneys and those who don’t need to mass mail currently, but emailing is definitely the easiest way unless you know the firm has an application portal on their website (since you should be doing some research of firms while you apply, you can/p...