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by ohhhhhello
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Northwestern OCI 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Northwestern OCI 2018

Guest wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Just below a 3.3, no moot court, haven't heard back from journals. Any advice?
Yes! Tell us more about your goals. Are you biglaw or bust? How important is location?
by ohhhhhello
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Can you negotiate a scholarship after 1L? (T14 stickers vs. T20 $$$$)
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Can you negotiate a scholarship after 1L? (T14 stickers vs. T20 $$$$)

In general, transfers pay sticker price at their new school. Your stats no longer help boost a school's stats when you 1L transfer.
by ohhhhhello
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Calling all super splitters!
Replies: 32
Views: 1527

Re: Calling all super splitters!

I could give you my anecdata, but I think mylsn is more helpful: Image
by ohhhhhello
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Northwestern c/o 2021
Replies: 34
Views: 1085

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021

What are people leaning towards in terms of living situation? I want to be in/near Streeterville for 1L year but I also have a car. I might try to get a roommate and split a 2x2 so I can afford the $200+ a month for parking. I was planning on getting a 1 BR with my SO around streeterville and not h...
by ohhhhhello
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: 3/4 Tuition at Georgetown vs 1/2 tuition at Vanderbilt
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: 3/4 Tuition at Georgetown vs 1/2 tuition at Vanderbilt

Legally Bland wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:46 pm
Platopus wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:09 pm
+1 to everything that has been said. There's no clear winner here. Visit Georgetown and pick where you think you'll be happiest
OP, the reason this important is because happy people perform better at nearly everything

being happier will help you both with grades and OCI
+1
by ohhhhhello
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: 2019 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest (CONGRATS DIETCOKE, /u/REALTCAV and LAVITZ)
Replies: 233
Views: 13289

Re: 2019 USNWR T25 Prediction Contest (ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED)

0 1. Yale University 0 2. Stanford University 0 3. Harvard University 0 4. University of Chicago 0 4. Columbia University 0 6. New York University 0 7. University Of Pennsylvania 0 8. University Of Virginia 0 9. University Of Michigan 0 9. Duke University 11. Northwestern University 11. University ...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Negotiating $$$
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Negotiating $$$

Generally agree with above. When negotiating, I recommend you do not make promises you won’t keep. Don’t say you won’t attend UVA w/o more money unless it’s true. You can still ask for more money, and you can say it is an important factor in making a decision.
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: What makes a good "soft"?
Replies: 21
Views: 1289

Re: What makes a good "soft"?

I think the fundamental point of this thread is clearly correct - there's very poor expected utility in ordering your pre-law-school life with the goal of improving admissions outcomes. Agreed. Even if people disagree w portions of OP, the gist that softs are usually unimportant is correct and 0Ls ...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Northwestern Waitlist $
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Northwestern Waitlist $

Speaking from personal experience, you definitely can get money off the waitlist. You were most likely waitlisted as a yeild-protect because they thought you would not end up attending. Send them a LOCI and/or schedule a visit to the school to show you are interested. I know you have already visited...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: New LSAT score
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: New LSAT score

emkay625 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:16 am
This is also good fodder to use for an LOCI down the road.
Yeah, send them a LOCI! It won’t hurt and it could help.
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Meeting with Admissions Counselor
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Meeting with Admissions Counselor

Yes have some questions about the school. Your goal is to show that you really want to attend and that if you got in you would accept the offer. You are trying to put your application at the top of the stack of similarly qualified applicants. It is not the place for you to ask hard hitting questions...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: By When Must We Commit To A School
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: By When Must We Commit To A School

Good point above - you should be careful about accepting an offer this cycle if people w similar numbers are getting much better results/scholarships. If you happen to get good results, however, then great! To answer your question, each school has its own due date for paying a deposit. The deposit d...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Worth Updating Employment Information?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Worth Updating Employment Information?

Agreed. Always good to send the occasional LOCI!
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Post-Ding
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Post-Ding

Agree w above responses. Also, the reason is 99% likely to be that your gpa/lsat(or gre) was too low. It probably won’t hurt you, so if you need to send it to calm yourself then do it. It’s likely to be as helpful as asking an ex why they broke up with you - only instead of an ex, it’s someone who s...
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Sending in a LOCI *and* an Update?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Sending in a LOCI *and* an Update?

I agree with the responses above. The main goal of a LOCI is to separate yourself from people with similar stats by showing how interested you are, and that you would increase yield rate. You shouldn’t need more than a page to say you are interested and to send a brief update. Single spaced w a line...
by ohhhhhello
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Advice for Junior Associates - Biglaw Litigation
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Advice for Junior Associates - Biglaw Litigation

I am doing doc review and other mundane tasks lately. I would like to use my brain again, and I'm starting to lose motivation. Any words of wisdom?
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Advice for Junior Associates - Biglaw Litigation
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Advice for Junior Associates - Biglaw Litigation

After seeing the corporate thread, I think it would be helpful to have a similar one for litigation. Please post any advice or questions you might have!
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers
Replies: 63
Views: 3156

Re: Student Loans: Payment Options and Numbers

Putting in 80k toward loan repayment this year. Hoping to wipe away debt of ~200k after 3 years or so. Interest rates average 6.5%. I did not refinance because I am planning to pay off quickly and I want to retain as much flexibility with repayment as possible. Was this a mistake?
by ohhhhhello
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lawyers gone wild
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Lawyers gone wild

Jeez, 5 pm on a Friday is early? I’m in biglaw and regularly out the door by 4 on Fridays. In my experience nobody cares where you are, especially on a Friday. Yeah, I'm biglaw in a secondary market - think Dallas/Atlanta/Minneapolis - and the office generally empties before 530 on Fridays. The res...
by ohhhhhello
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Lawyers gone wild
Replies: 18
Views: 1813

Re: Lawyers gone wild

5pm on a friday is early??? Are you in New York?