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by UVA2B
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Help me decide how to approach this.
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Help me decide how to approach this.

I wouldn't advocate this in most circumstances where someone updated their PS, but I definitely think you should submit your new one. I'm not sure the best way to do it so you might want to head over to Spivey's thread and ask "what's the best way to submit a new PS to a school you already applied ...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: New Jersey Schools?
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: New Jersey Schools?

First off there should be an important caveat for what I'm about to say: it's fundamentally ok to want this outcome from SH/Rutgers, provided you understand the implications of getting it and potentially not getting it. NJ schools, and by direct proxy, jobs, largely rely on state judge clerkships in...
by UVA2B
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Please read this intro and help me improve
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Please read this intro and help me improve

Platopus wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:16 pm
Light-years ahead of your last one. This is a great start, I really appreciated the “twist”. If you can keep this focused on your leadership & grit, this will be really excellent.
Yup. This is the beginning of a great PS. Good work!
by UVA2B
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 312
Views: 13306

Re: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Did anyone apply ED? I am vaguely considering it - UVA is my top pick, but I'm a splitter. Did anyone apply ED and get $$? Not particularly enamored with the idea of paying sticker. I would also like to hear from anyone who applied ED. I know people say it's a terrible idea, but I've done all my re...
by UVA2B
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Legal News: Does Law Crossing / BCG Attorney Search Steal Content?
Replies: 11
Views: 731

Re: Legal News: Does Law Crossing / BCG Attorney Search Steal Content?

Legallawyeroffices wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:37 pm
Do you think this site is forbidden? If it is complained, what happens?
Spam
Hi.

We don’t let users advertise their law firms here.

Bye.
by UVA2B
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 312
Views: 13306

Re: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions

If you don’t want to pay sticker, don’t ED.
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Interviews + Being Out of Country
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Interviews + Being Out of Country

In fact, talking about teaching abroad while you’re doing it will be at minimum an interesting few minutes of your talk with adcoms.
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Interviews + Being Out of Country
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Interviews + Being Out of Country

You’ll be fine with video interviews where they are required. T20 schools accept international students regularly, so there are ways for them to interview outside in-person interviews.
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Diversity Statement Lenght
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Diversity Statement Lenght

Generally shoot for a page, but if you need more to fully demonstrate why your diversity is compelling, make it as long as you need it to be (but keeping in mind that you were originally shooting for a page, so extending to 3-4 pages is likely excessive).
by UVA2B
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Ayone online and wants to critique a PS?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Ayone online and wants to critique a PS?

How quickly do you need it? If you're not looking for a day turnaround or anything immediate, I'm happy to help with your PS.

Edit: to clarify, anything immediate just means I may need 2-5 days
by UVA2B
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Tutoring?
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Tutoring?

I don't think it will be particularly helpful, because synthesis of the law is what makes one successful in a law school class, which a tutor can't do for you. You're much better off finding a couple of friends in your 1L section to discuss hard to understand cases, concepts, rules, etc. while conti...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Can you submit additional LoRs after LSAC Report has been sent?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Can you submit additional LoRs after LSAC Report has been sent?

Yes, you can send additional LORs to schools after you’ve submitted your application (assuming they haven’t made a decision yet). In order to be thorough, I would consider sending the admissions folks a notification that you’ve submitted additional materials after applying to ensure it will be added...
by UVA2B
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants
Replies: 227
Views: 7040

Re: LSL c/o 2022 Applicants

I'm in a position where I'm taking the November LSAT, but I already have a LSAT score on file. The LSAT score on file is at the 75th percentile for both of my target schools, but I'm hoping to increase my LSAT by a few more points to increase scholarship offers. Given that this is predicted to be a...
by UVA2B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Vermont Law's reputation?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Vermont Law's reputation?

Stranger holding down the fort in wonderful fashion. Cosign all of it.
by UVA2B
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I submit transcript from university I never earned credit from?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Should I submit transcript from university I never earned credit from?

If you have a transcript with grades (to include either those Fs or Ws), it needs to be submitted.

And yes, you can write an addendum.
by UVA2B
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 312
Views: 13306

Re: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Do you guys feel as though the student organizations/clubs helped guide your professional interests at all? I signed up to be on the mailing lists for a few clubs, and am hoping that I might get more exposure to fields of law which I have vague interests in, but no serious substantive knowledge abo...
by UVA2B
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Old NALP Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Old NALP Reports

Go to a firm's profile on NALP > Recruitment & Hiring tab > click Hiring Grid The data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 should be there. For instance, Willkie's grid shows they hired 50 in 2017, 45 in 2016, and expect to hire 34 in 2018. I was going to point to this, but this only shows how many summers we...
by UVA2B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions
Replies: 312
Views: 13306

Re: UVA Law Students & Graduates Taking Questions

The last time I had a locker was about a decade ago, but I remember buying a locker shelf and finding it useful. Has anyone finds a locker shelf that works in these ridiculously narrow lockers? Do you have the traditional skinny tall locker with a book locker above? If so, why not just keep your bo...
by UVA2B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Schiff Hardin v. Reed Smith v. Katten Muchin (all Chi)
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Schiff Hardin v. Reed Smith v. Katten Muchin (all Chi)

Johannes wrote:
Any thoughts based on your knowledge of Chicago?
by UVA2B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Schiff Hardin v. Reed Smith v. Katten Muchin (all Chi)
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Schiff Hardin v. Reed Smith v. Katten Muchin (all Chi)

If they're all equal in your mind in terms of fit, why not take Katten since they matched $190k where Schiff and Reed Smith didn't? I doubt (although I don't have any experience with these three firms, so this is entirely based on instinct and what I understand about the firms as an outsider) there ...
by UVA2B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Feeder Judge Rankings
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Feeder Judge Rankings

What are your thoughts on Srinivasan?
by UVA2B
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Feeder Judge Rankings
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Feeder Judge Rankings

Your insight into SCOTUS hiring has been incredible. Thank you for keeping that pulse.
by UVA2B
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: ps review
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: ps review

Hey, I'm happy to give your PS a read and critique. Sorry no one has responded yet.
by UVA2B
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

Sorry if this isn't the place to ask, but can anyone provide some data-points or advice for LA and/or OC specifically? This is probably your best person to give advice on the LA market. You can also feel free to take your question to the LA OCI thread or the LA associates taking questions thread.
by UVA2B
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 47
Views: 3164

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

To provide a data point, I applied to 1L SAs exclusively after Christmas. Some I didn't apply to until I got my grades back in mid-January (at the firm's request). I received 5 callbacks and 3 offers and spent my summer at a V5 firm in NYC. CNN, top 10-15%. Thanks for this. Considering your stats, ...