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by howdystopian
Tue May 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: How to learn how to do well on a law school exam
Replies: 16
Views: 8335

Re: How to learn how to do well on a law school exam

Just wanted to give a fresh endorsement for the exam strategy course; I finished my first semester in the top 10% and feel good about my second semester exams. I would guess I was well below-median for sheer "amount of work done" in my 1L year (attending a school in the T25) but the work I did was m...
by howdystopian
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5848

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

I was wrong about my pessimism, got an interview request today
by howdystopian
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5848

Re: 2019 TX 1L SA Thread

Late check-in, T20 with suboptimal TX placement. I’m gonna follow the advice to apply on 12/1 at all costs but am not sure why it makes sense for me. Have done next to no networking, cover letter feels pretty unoptimized (would be nice if I were ahead of that stuff obviously, but it’s November 30 so...
by howdystopian
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 120
Views: 15989

Re: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions

Board seems kinda dead but bumping this thread as a WUSTL student who can take questions
by howdystopian
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Should I try to maintain this connection or is it too late?
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Should I try to maintain this connection or is it too late?

1L starting to think about my "professional network" or lack thereof. This is probably a ridiculous/overthought question and it might be in the wrong forum but I'd like to talk through it. I was torn between two similarly ranked law schools (for simplicity - I'm attending School 1 and didn't attend ...
by howdystopian
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 89
Views: 9215

Re: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

I haven’t received ANYTHING from the school since depositing except for a receipt email but I only deposited once (other deadline is in June right?)
by howdystopian
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free

Thanks for all the great responses here. To solidify the main reason I posted, I’ll look for $ off the waitlist but will happily go to WUSTL if none comes as somebody with my goals and no strongly targeted marketed. I’m not particularly interested (at this point of 0L-dom) in working for a particula...
by howdystopian
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free

Numbers added, 3.42/176 or “The WUSTL Special”
by howdystopian
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

T14 at sticker vs. WUSTL for free

I’ve gotten good advice here in the past that led me to take a full scholarship at WUSTL. My savings + family support is likely to be enough to cover COA, so I’m looking at $0 in debt right now. I’m also on a slew of T14 waitlists (since the actual schools probably matter: Columbia, NYU, UVA, Duke, ...
by howdystopian
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Clerking?
Replies: 30
Views: 3503

Re: Clerking?

What exactly is the connection between state and federal clerkships? If I were dead set on a federal clerkship but couldn’t get one out of law school, would it be viable to do one or multiple state clerkships and apply with that experience? Taking this to the extreme, are there people who just bounc...
by howdystopian
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)
Replies: 1260
Views: 160089

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

In the second DLS wave and this is the last decision I’m waiting on. Expecting another WL
by howdystopian
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 89
Views: 9215

Re: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

Currently buying tickets to apartment-hunt during the first week of June and probably making the move in July. I’m assuming orientation starts August 20th but has that been officially released yet?
by howdystopian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 89
Views: 9215

Re: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

Oh man I’m excited to move to such a strong baseball town but was hoping the school would have fewer cardinals fans (go Dodgers).

All the lawyers I can identify in the Cardinals front office seem to be WashU alum 👀
by howdystopian
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)
Replies: 1260
Views: 160089

Re: NYU c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Extremely unkind of NYU to make us wait months, start what looks like a WL wave on APRIL 19TH, and then not actually give us a WL wave.
by howdystopian
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 89
Views: 9215

Re: WashU c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

Officially deposited with the usual caveat of waitlists. Would love any more neighborhood impressions. My visit in February was pretty abbreviated and I'm thinking about making another trip to STL in the early summer to do a close look. The Loop seems like it wouldn't be bad, but it definitely has a...
by howdystopian
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas

Those numbers look like absolute locks at NU, Mich, and UVA tbh, with solid chances of admissions at Penn/Cornell and an outside chance at NYU, but maybe the game has changed since I applied to law schools. I assure you that those numbers have proven to be waitlist-quality at each of those (except ...
by howdystopian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas

intro-gamer wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Reapply--I'm surprised no one said this sooner :| .

Someone with your stats should have some money at a lower t13 at least--that would more neatly align with your goals.
Does this advice change if it would be my third time applying to the T13? They’ve pretty much all waitlisted me twice
by howdystopian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas

I think you're overselling WUSTL in your arguments for it. This is probably true because I’d really like to be in love with the $0 debt option. I meant it more in the sense that there will be a greater variety of career outcomes at WUSTL vs. UT. The UT scholarship I have now was already increased i...
by howdystopian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas

DaydreamNation wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Would be helpful to know stats
Edited
by howdystopian
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Choosing between WUSTL and Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Choosing between WUSTL and Texas

Stats: 176 LSAT, low 3.4x

Deposited WUSTL!
by howdystopian
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Columbia Class of 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)
Replies: 1151
Views: 149714

Re: Columbia Class of 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Columbia has had my application for more than 3 months and still nothing. In my last cycle, they put me on hold after 3 months, then on reserve 1 month later. They’ve had a collective 7 months to review two of my applications and haven’t managed to give me a final decision. Also waiting. Are you a ...
by howdystopian
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Columbia Class of 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)
Replies: 1151
Views: 149714

Re: Columbia Class of 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Columbia has had my application for more than 3 months and still nothing. In my last cycle, they put me on hold after 3 months, then on reserve 1 month later. They’ve had a collective 7 months to review two of my applications and haven’t managed to give me a final decision.
by howdystopian
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)
Replies: 2274
Views: 268105

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

If I were a Harvard admissions officer, I would want to increase LSAT/uGPA medians and yield as much as possible, decreasing class size slightly only if necessary, as fewer students would mean a decrease in tuition dollars. That leads me to think Harvard might rely on waitlist admits more heavily t...
by howdystopian
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)
Replies: 2274
Views: 268105

Re: Harvard Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

If I were a Harvard admissions officer, I would want to increase LSAT/uGPA medians and yield as much as possible, decreasing class size slightly only if necessary, as fewer students would mean a decrease in tuition dollars. That leads me to think Harvard might rely on waitlist admits more heavily t...
by howdystopian
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions
Replies: 120
Views: 15989

Re: WUSTL Students and Grads Taking Questions

Potentially a really dumb question: without knowing much about St. Louis, is it possible that some of the jobs reported in Illinois are in the STL area rather than Chicago? I still don’t fully understand where the WashU alumni network is concentrated