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Incoming 1Ls / Outside Scholarship Obsession
« on: June 21, 2007, 04:25:43 PM »
So, we obsess about everything else on this board.  How about outside scholarships?  Everyone who's found or still looking for outsides scholarships feel free to post.

Specifically, I'm still waiting on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.  Anybody heard anything?  It's past mid-June by my book.

Choosing the Right Law School / Clerkships for conservatives
« on: April 19, 2007, 05:11:50 PM »
So... a major piece of the clerkship and more specifically the SCOTUS clerkship puzzle seems to be political ideology.  Any thoughts, anectdotal evidence, studies, stats, etc. on which schools place better with conservative justices?

Yale and Chicago seem to have an overall edge on Harvard according to Leiterís rankings, but does anyone know if this trend remains the same if you break it down along conservative/liberal lines?

Law School Admissions / Stanford--to call or not to call
« on: March 05, 2007, 04:47:33 PM »
I haven't received a complete notice form Stanford, yet. They sent me a standard "received e-mail" on 1/25/07 but nothing sense. I checked out LSN and it seems that others have gotten complete notices much quicker. Is anyone else in the same boat, or should I be contacting them soon?


Choosing the Right Law School / Best Place for Supreme Court Clerkships
« on: February 25, 2007, 07:17:15 PM »
So here's some info I found on Supreme Court Clerkships.  Does everyone think that this indicates that you're really more likely to get a Supreme Court clerkship from Yale, University of Chicago or Stanford based upon percentages than Harvard?  Are these numbers close enough that it may just be a matter of more Harvard graduates wanting other jobs?  Does anyone have any data on the number of applicants from each school?  Anectdotal evidence about clerkship support at these schools is welcome, too.

Please discuss.
        School                    Total#   Typical     Est. #   Percentage
                                of clerks   Class   Students   
1   Harvard University           128   550   8250   0.015515152
2   Yale University           100   200   3000   0.033333333
3   University of Chicago   65   200   3000   0.021666667
4   Stanford University   42   150   2250   0.018666667
5   Columbia University   32   400   6000   0.005333333
6   University of Michigan   21   350   5250   0.004
7   University of Virginia   19   350   5250   0.003619048
8   New York University   16   400   6000   0.002666667
9   Berkeley                     12   250   3750   0.0032
10   Univ. of Texas, Austin   11   450   6750   0.00162963

Site Suggestions and Announcements / IDEA
« on: February 18, 2007, 04:13:50 PM »

I know a family w/ a mutliple handicapped kid whose school is really failing them (there are some safety issues as well), and I think that they will be looking for legal advice.  Does anyone have any good websites or info for people looking to get pro bono services w/regards to the Individuals with Disabilities Eduacation Act.  If there's any graduates or students out there that have experience with this and can point me in the right direction, I'd really like to be able to help them out.

Thanks in advance.

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