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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 08, 2007, 04:54:22 PM »
dooders, I'm not in yall's shoes, but were I, the decision would be easy.  there is prestige amongst attorneys, and then there's prestige amongst laymen, and H wins the battle both times.  there's no way I pick NYU.

also, and this comes from XO, there are horror stories of being not far below median at NYU and not getting any good offers.  I'm pretty sure HLS gets big law down to the bottom 15%.  such is the word on the street, anyway.  so don't discount the employment prospects.

You would want to take xoxo information with a quite large grain of salt, though. You won't be getting Wachtell at the median but truth be told, neither would you from HLS or YLS. Every single graduate from NYU's class will get a BigLaw job if they want it. But it really doesn't matter, I have no intentions of being anywhere near the median anyway ;)

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:57:13 PM »
Well, more than anything.. It's in New York, not Cambridge. Actually, that's pretty much the only reason I can think of.

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Interesting...so second calls have started.  May I ask when you had your interview?
Friday I think.. dunno, check a few pages back in this thread, I wrote here then too.
PS: My application was submitted (in complete state) the same day applications opened, some time in August or early Sept, don't remember quite.

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Dude, the difference between H and NYU is unbeatable.  You should definitely go to H.  Don't withdraw from H!  Withdraw from NYU.  Your career prospects will be much better.
Considering I have absolutely no interest in saving the world or being a judge I don't think Harvard can give me anything in terms of employment that NYU can't.

And thanks :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:18:54 PM »
2nd Toby call today at 15:47 CET, acceptance per phone. I would expect a week or more before I get any letter, assuming it was sent same day.


and I will probably withdraw, so freebie for you

Are you the dude who got into NYU with a 156? 

Yes, but I retook in June and scored a 178. So I figured I'd give it a shot to apply at Harvard too.

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what?  i thought you were going to nyu next fall?  you re-applied this cycle?

Yeah, although only to Harvard. I'm still heavily leaning towards NYU, only reason I consider(ed) Harvard is because I might end up going back to Europe some time in the future looking for work, as Harvard's reputation is simply unbeatable. But there's too much in favor of NYU at the moment I think. Was awesome getting the call(s) though.

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Yeah, definitely. If you prep a lot you can make it to T14 Matthies.

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Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:02:47 PM »
2nd Toby call today at 15:47 CET, acceptance per phone. I would expect a week or more before I get any letter, assuming it was sent same day.


and I will probably withdraw, so freebie for you

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Personal Statement / Re: is anyone NOT doing a personal stmt?
« on: November 08, 2007, 11:23:45 AM »
Well, at any school where it isn't optional it would mean your application won't go complete, and if it remains incomplete more than a few weeks past application deadline (my schools at least gave me a few weeks to finish up) you get automatically rejected. So if this person claims to not have written any for any school and still got into a top school, I would assume it's a fake/hoax.

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It's a fine topic for your PS, go for it.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: What box to check?
« on: November 08, 2007, 11:12:46 AM »
Ok, I admire the honesty and integrity in saying "whatever you identity most with". However! And I think you all know what my take on this is. You have a legit reason to self-identify as African-American on your application. Doing so will give you an advantage in terms of admission. The only credited response to this question is to click whatever benefits you most when applying. You are as black as Malcolm X and MLK in this scenario.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: November 08, 2007, 10:07:19 AM »
Yes, of course your private time is a very different scenario. Although I'm metrosexual enough that I try to look good then too, just in a different type of clothes ;)

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: "Embellishing" much on your applications?
« on: November 08, 2007, 09:59:39 AM »
I'm assuming that a lot of people embellish just a little on their personal statements. Am I wrong here? How about the rest of the applications? What's to keep everyone in check and from outright lying on their applications?
I'm not saying I want to, but I was just curious.

Hopefully the same thing that will make you be loyal to your clients etc. Think it's called integrity.

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