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by UVA2B
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

There is a boost in Biglaw hiring based on Veteran status in some markets, TX being the primary one. But this usually relates to those who have served previously who are then going through the hiring process. I’m skeptical the same boost would exist for someone with zero military experience. And ane...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

This is a question I'd never considered and belongs in the PSLF/LRAP thread, but can you claim PSLF based on serving in the Reserves?
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

And to follow up on one point I have yet to experience but genuinely worry me too: your goals of clerkships and a private career may be even less compatible with serving in the Reserves. So maybe one four year contract won’t impede your legal career, if you choose to continue service, it could becom...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: What are my chances ?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: What are my chances ?

You need to be more specific on what you're asking chances for here. T14? Scholarships? etc I'm aiming for Harvard, but if that doesn't work out, any other one of the HYS. As pancakes said, be careful prestige chasing when you may not fully appreciate how prestige works among the top law schools. F...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Serving in Army Reserves during law school?? Impact on admissions?

I served in the Navy Reserve throughout law school, so it's a bit apples to oranges comparison, but I think enough overlaps that I may be just the type of person you're looking for to provide some advice. I'll try to be as concise as possible, but this is a big investment in time, effort, and attent...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: What are my chances ?
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: What are my chances ?

You need to be more specific on what you're asking chances for here. T14? Scholarships? etc.

Here's your MyLSN for general chances across the spectrum of law schools.

https://mylsn.info/g2fl8p/

I'm also deleting all of your other threads.
by UVA2B
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: Chances at T14
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Chances at T14

Extremely likely in a bunch of the T14, even a good shot at NYU. Note that the below data will be slightly optimistic because I use a range for LSAT and GPA that hits a couple of important markers, namely 3.9 GPA and 172 LSAT. That could skew the data, so you should try going to that website and pla...
by UVA2B
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Application/Scholarship Chances?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Application/Scholarship Chances?

I want to go to law school because I'm really good at arguing, I want to make the world a better place, and....blah blah blah....No, seriously, I want to go to law school to grow intellectually and so I can practice law! I'm interested in public law, criminal justice, and eventually working as a pu...
by UVA2B
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: background checks for clinics?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: background checks for clinics?

Clinics generally don't, but there are some externships that do if you're with certain gov agencies This is a good distinction I didn’t consider. I would imagine most gov entities that require them for internships and employment would also require them for an externship. But that’s obviously comple...
by UVA2B
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: background checks for clinics?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: background checks for clinics?

Not that I’ve ever heard of. And it wouldn’t make much sense to require one considering everything done during a clinic is under the supervision of a licensed, practicing attorney whose responsibility is to ensure you don’t do anything unethical/illegal.
by UVA2B
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 150
Views: 36530

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

But in that scenario, you're still paying ~$200k over the life of the loan, with the only difference being you've stretched it out and you've been forced to regularly plan for that looming tax payment. And that includes a bunch of baked in assumptions on income growth and fixed costs over the life o...
by UVA2B
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 150
Views: 36530

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I did some napkin/online calculator math based on $50k salary and 2% income growth and $145k loans at 5.7% weighted interest and got just over $300k forgiven.
by UVA2B
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!
Replies: 150
Views: 36530

Re: LRAP/IBR/PSLF. How does it work? Let's find out!

I guess what confuses me is that the tax bill doesn't seem that bad. Doing some very rough back of the envelope calculations, let's assume you had 200,000 forgiven. So you'd have a tax bill of roughly 100,000. But you'd have 20-25 years to save for that. If you put away like $5k a year for the inev...
by UVA2B
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: What Are My Chances?
Topic: T14 Chances + Scholarships?
Replies: 13
Views: 2160

Re: T14 Chances + Scholarships?

Your chances should be confined to the T14, because you’re likely looking at full rides there.
by UVA2B
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Re: Yale v. NYU - PI, Financial, COVID Considerations

Yale with COAP for someone all-in on PI or really anything is almost always the right call. That said, the prospect of full boat & COAP scares the bejeezus out of me personally, even if it scares me much less than other LRAPs & PI outcomes.
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: 56
Views: 12708

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: 11
Views: 2670

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: 699

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: 1348

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: 926

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: 926

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: 939

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: 926

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: 703
Views: 129362

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: 979

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...