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by UVA2B
Mon May 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: BrainsyK's Guide to Pre-OCI
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: BrainsyK's Guide to Pre-OCI

Thanks for this guide. Do you guys recommend sending out the actual applications even if your school's guidelines prohibit that? Also, isn't it kind of odd to send a pre-OCI email app to a firm if they are coming to your school's OCI anyways? Career services may give guidance that prohibits rising ...
by UVA2B
Thu May 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 83
Views: 7385

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

SmokeytheBear wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:39 pm
UVA2B wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm

Good to see you, Smokey.
'been preoccupied putting out some fires in this great state of California.
Insert Uber joke
by UVA2B
Thu May 16, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 83
Views: 7385

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

How do you handle being assigned a lot of work from different attorneys during your 1L SA? I have a friend who said he worked 10.5 hours by her second day. For anyone who's had both a 1L and 2L summer in biglaw, are there any differences between the 2/how the SA is treated/work load? This will be s...
by UVA2B
Thu May 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate
Replies: 83
Views: 7385

Re: Smokey’s Guide to Biglaw Summer Associate

How do you handle being assigned a lot of work from different attorneys during your 1L SA? I have a friend who said he worked 10.5 hours by her second day. For anyone who's had both a 1L and 2L summer in biglaw, are there any differences between the 2/how the SA is treated/work load? This will be s...
by UVA2B
Thu May 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Are LRAPs Reliable?

The easiest way to tell if an LRAP is "reliable" is if it's tied to PSLF or not. I believe all of the T6 have disconnected their LRAP programs from PSLF, for instance, meaning they will continue whether government-backed PSLF continues or not. That's not to say an LRAP at another school that is tie...
by UVA2B
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Are LRAPs Reliable?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Are LRAPs Reliable?

The easiest way to tell if an LRAP is "reliable" is if it's tied to PSLF or not. I believe all of the T6 have disconnected their LRAP programs from PSLF, for instance, meaning they will continue whether government-backed PSLF continues or not. That's not to say an LRAP at another school that is tied...
by UVA2B
Wed May 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Non-Degree Courses
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Non-Degree Courses

You have to submit all transcripts on your record, but only classes prior to your first bachelors counts toward your LSAC GPA.
by UVA2B
Mon May 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UIllinois or UConn?
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: UIllinois or UConn?

Unless Chicago isn’t included in that list of large cities you’d want to live, and you’d be comfortable missing out on mid-large law firms potentially, UIUC is the much better option (assuming the above question about COA isn’t prohibitive at both, which I doubt it would be at 75% tuition off). Also...
by UVA2B
Fri May 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Font size and double space for writing sample to Big Law
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Font size and double space for writing sample to Big Law

1. The topic doesn’t matter unless it’s a really terrible or possibly political topic. Terrible topics are obviously bad, and possibly political topics could rub an interviewer poorly, and it’s not worth the risk. It has nothing to do with your ability to dissect the law and case law though. 2. I wo...
by UVA2B
Fri May 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Tips for Coffee Chats?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Tips for Coffee Chats?

economist123 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Nebby wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:36 pm
20%
What's 20%?
Bad tipping jokes.
by UVA2B
Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Font size and double space for writing sample to Big Law
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Font size and double space for writing sample to Big Law

Assuming this is for 2L summer and OCI? I don’t think there is a huge difference between a case comment, a legal research/writing memo, or some other demonstration of legal writing, so long as it does demonstrate your ability to write coherently and concisely. As to spacing and font size for this sp...
by UVA2B
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Harvard vs. Columbia $$ (vs. NYU?)
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Harvard vs. Columbia $$ (vs. NYU?)

icechicken wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:35 am
You're right to lean Columbia here, for all the reasons you've already listed. NYU comes into play if they beat Columbia's aid offer.
Yup.
by UVA2B
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: How do I get into Title IX Sexual Misconduct Defense?

I don’t think you need to drastically change your law school plans because you want to dabble in Title IX defense. You could probably, once the time comes, do substantial pro bono work if your firm is willing to sponsor it and back you on it. Most biglaw firms are generally open to younger attorneys...
by UVA2B
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

There isn’t any harm in waiting out your WLs, but you should probably pick between your two best options in the interim. If you want to push for HK immediately following graduation, HLS is a perfectly defensible choice, especially considering you were already leaning that way from the start. I would...
by UVA2B
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

I went back and read the two posts by OP and it's not entirely clear to me whether he already has a family/children. I'd take UVA if he already has a family and children to take care of. If he's single and just thinking about a future family--or if he's married to someone that also has a relatively...
by UVA2B
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: HLS ($$) vs. UVA ($$$)

I'm a little (but not a lot) surprised by these responses. Maybe we need further clarity from OP on his/her goals, but the way I read the OP was that the most immediate and highest priority goal was "Biglaw for 2-3 years, preferably in international arbitration (with China/HK focus) to pay down loa...
by UVA2B
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram
Replies: 150
Views: 16775

Re: THE Sacred LSL Admissions Decision Ashram

First things first: given your current numbers, that's a pretty strong offer from GULC, and I'm actually surprised UCI with such a smaller tuition discount is approximately the same price. Are you positive on the COA calculation there? $158k is near a full ride for GULC, so assuming all other COL an...
by UVA2B
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Ads and promo codes for LSAT prep services
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Ads and promo codes for LSAT prep services

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by UVA2B
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2018 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data
Replies: 649
Views: 48497

Re: Employment Statistics by School - C/O 2018 rolling out + C/O 2012-2017 data

Since Stranger has done so much heavy lifting here, I’ve made him the OP. Nebby has given his permission to change the OP.
by UVA2B
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: Should I drop out?
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Should I drop out?

Is it safe to assume you're a 1L? That could be important here. As ymmv said, legal practice and law school will be fairly different, especially in the interactions you have with classmates/coworkers. Until you experience legal work in something that ideally interests you in legal practice, you can'...
by UVA2B
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Cornell, Northwestern, Duke, Berkeley, or Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Cornell, Northwestern, Duke, Berkeley, or Michigan

The USNWR rankings rely on enough factors that they can keep a roughly same pecking order while playing in the margins, because people unfortunately obsess over these marginal differences and question why Duke won't raise above #10 or whether it matters GULC is tied with Cornell at #14. I'm probably...
by UVA2B
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Public Interest and Government
Topic: Fed magistrate or fed public defender for 2L fall
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Fed magistrate or fed public defender for 2L fall

What career options are you looking for a boost in?
by UVA2B
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Should I re-take the LSAT in June?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Should I re-take the LSAT in June?

Retaking is a good idea especially if you are confident you can improve (although you’re right that your results are already not in line with your numbers). The only thing I would caution is jumping at WL movement if you improve, because your admissions and scholarship results could drastically impr...
by UVA2B
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!

I’m confused. You demonstrate zero knowledge of the legal field as demonstrated by your complete lack of knowledge how regional schools affect employment in other regions and whether anyone really cares about law school rankings (outside very rough bands as demonstrated by their overall employment s...
by UVA2B
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: University of Denver vs. St. Mary's - Opinions PLEASE!

Ok, well let’s break this down, because your first post doesn’t necessarily inform your second post. If you’re looking to practice oil and gas in a private firm setting (which is how I take it when you say corporate), you’re looking at two very less than stellar options. Neither DU or St. Mary will ...