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by UVA2B
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Emory's Woodruff vs T6
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Emory's Woodruff vs T6

It's not that your goals are lofty, but you're focusing in a way that suggests you want to backdoor prestige-whoring, because prestigious clerking, impact lit, and possibly settling for biglaw screams you aren't focused on what you actually want to do with your law degree beyond being impressive to ...
by UVA2B
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Tech in the Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Tech in the Practice

Might be some overlap with this thread: https://www.lawschool.life/forums/viewtopic.php?p=197335#p197335 And there's a lot of discussion on iPads in the general Tech and Apple threads in the Lounge. Bottom line being the iPad Pro is an excellent device that's definitely useful for document reading ...
by UVA2B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: How to find note topics
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: How to find note topics

Have you ever been a fascinated student with a law prof? They usually have their areas of interest, so your job is to pick their brain for what interests them. That could lead to an interesting statutory construction or regulatory construct, or it could result in a bizarre jurisprudential result. Re...
by UVA2B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: How to find note topics
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: How to find note topics

Honestly, that’s how it works pretty rarely. If you are looking for a good note topic, you should find a professor to supervise your note, and they usually have 3-4 topics they hope to explore, even though they don’t have the time. If you had a pet topic you wanted to explore is one thing, but if yo...
by UVA2B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Berkeley vs UCLA vs USC vs UCI

Obviously Berkeley is still the outlying piece of information needed, but with those tuition discounts, USC is winning if you assume Berkeley gives you nothing. If you wanted SF/SV Biglaw I'd hesitate to recommend USC just because USC and the Trojan network is particularly strong in LA and Southern ...
by UVA2B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 1476

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Dusty taking a long time to realize this is a losing and stupid battle.
by UVA2B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 1476

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

No. Everything being equal, Harvard is a big partnership plus. Please don't ask why. Good thing there’s rarely if ever an “everything being equal” situation where graduating from Harvard is the difference between senior associate—>of counsel and senior associate—>partner. There are a large percenta...
by UVA2B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 1476

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

No. Everything being equal, Harvard is a big partnership plus. Please don't ask why. Good thing there’s rarely if ever an “everything being equal” situation where graduating from Harvard is the difference between senior associate—>of counsel and senior associate—>partner. There are a large percenta...
by UVA2B
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 2922

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

UVA2B, do you have any insight as to whether turning down a 1L summer offer to a firm in Texas forecloses the chance to summer with them 2L summer? I want to start with a few caveats before offering any advice. First, I've never job hunted in TX, and anything I say should be understood within that ...
by UVA2B
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: 3.84, 166 MA - What are my chances at T6?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: 3.84, 166 MA - What are my chances at T6?

Here is your admittedly limited LSN profile https://myLSN.info/7htdl4_1-13.jpg You're looking good within the T6, especially at Chicago and NYU. Apply broadly to the T13 and see what offers you actually find. Depending on your goals, you could be looking at law school for free that sets you up perfe...
by UVA2B
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: .
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: 1L, USAO Offer, Dream Firm Call Back Conflict

You can also reach out to the USAO and see if they can extend their deadline, at least until you have the opportunity to go on the rest of your interviews. Edit: to be clear, I don’t believe they can’t extend their offer deadline, so unless they offer a specific reason, you should be pushing back on...
by UVA2B
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Deferral at SLS
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Deferral at SLS

Deferrals are usually pretty easy to get (not speaking of Stanford specifically, but they’re generally not frowned upon regardless of school), so I wouldn’t worry about any impact it has. And since Stanford exclusively gives need-based aid, the only difference this could make is if it significantly ...
by UVA2B
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Di I still have a chance at a 1L Diversity Position
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Di I still have a chance at a 1L Diversity Position

It's a 1L SA problem. You're in a large pool of qualified candidates for very limited spots. You got an offer, which is more than a lot of your peers will be able to say. Congratulations on that!
by UVA2B
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 1476

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Are you willing to push back and explain the realities of a legal education? If you're looking at YSH, you're likely looking at other schools with significant merit aid. Even if you were a borderline candidate at Harvard (something like 3.95/170 or 3.7/175), you could see significant aid that would ...
by UVA2B
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?
Replies: 71
Views: 1476

Re: What would you pay for Harvard? Should I even be considering it?

Are they only financing Harvard interest free, or is it an offer to finance your legal education?
by UVA2B
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Unlocking 1L SAs
Replies: 53
Views: 6197

Re: Unlocking 1L SAs

That's a great point Ruby, and congratulations on all of your success both in school and in the job hunt! You're clearly winning the law school game handily. It's absolutely generic and somewhat hyperbolic to suggest someone must apply December 1st in TX in order to have any shot of a 1L SA there. A...
by UVA2B
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Tailored Letters of Rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Tailored Letters of Rec?

Since you're already thinking about the narrative you want to create with your application, then it's probably something you're mostly responsible for answering. What themes and characteristics are you hoping to highlight when you put your entire application together? Your LSAT will speak for itself...
by UVA2B
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: drug use?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: drug use?

I would be very surprised to hear of law firms drug testing, especially for SAs.
by UVA2B
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: Any reason NOT to retake?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Any reason NOT to retake?

To put more of a point on it, there is a point of diminishing returns for the LSAT, which is typically right around 176. That’s not to say a 178-180 doesn’t look marginally better, but it just no longer carries additional weight like moving from 172 to 176 does.
by UVA2B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UVA $$$$ vs. UChicago $$ (Speculative)
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: UVA $$$$ vs. UChicago $$ (Speculative)

UVA with the right connections definitely has pull in secondary midwestern markets. UVA is the play here.
by UVA2B
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?

While I am very sensitive to debt in the general sense, it's probably relevant how set you are on non-CA state/local government options, namely those types of positions in VA or CO. I say that because W&M and CU-Boulder aren't likely to place you in any meaningful way in CA, and you should realize ...
by UVA2B
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: W&M (134k) v. Boulder (126k) for JAG?

While I am very sensitive to debt in the general sense, it's probably relevant how set you are on non-CA state/local government options, namely those types of positions in VA or CO. I say that because W&M and CU-Boulder aren't likely to place you in any meaningful way in CA, and you should realize t...
by UVA2B
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: Need Someone to Humor Me and Provide Advice

And we’re done here.
by UVA2B
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Under Represented Minority (URM) Admissions
Topic: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: YOU (YES YOU) CAN GET INTO A T14!

Congratulations on a successful admissions cycle, and you shared some important lessons here! I especially appreciate 1, 2, and 4, because those are incredibly important steps in putting together a quality application. You deserve the good results you've had, and good luck making a decision between...