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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / LSAT PTs 40-56
« on: January 11, 2010, 03:57:31 PM »
PM me for more information. I'll offer a pretty good price.

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Book Sales and Trades / LSAT PTs 39-57
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:10:05 PM »
LSAT Practice Tests 39-56. PM me for more information.

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Law School Applications / Black Male URM- 3.4Ivy, 159LSAT
« on: December 30, 2009, 12:02:37 AM »
Black Male URM
3.45 GPA from Cornell
Master's degree at another Ivy
159 December LSAT (up from 154)
Applied to all T14s plus some T30s and I've been accepted to a T20 already.
Already took year off to do my masters so I won't take another year off.

Apps have been submitted and will be reviewed in the first week of January according to the admissions offices I've spoken to. Am I likely to get into a T14 like Cornell (my alma mater) or Georgetown? Any other T14s? Thanks all.

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Law School Applications / December LSAT, Applications, and T14
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:41:39 AM »
After yesterdays LSAT I'm sure a lot of people are interested in this. Can some people give their experiences with T14 acceptances after taking the December LSAT? Did you submit your app in December/January? Did you submit your apps early (October/November) and just simply wait for that December LSAT score to get sent over to the law schools by LSAC?

Where were you accepted/denied/WL'ed in the T14? Thanks!

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Law School Applications / Should I apply to Cornell EA?
« on: September 20, 2009, 10:01:43 PM »
3.4GPA from Cornell. 155 LSAT (have been in this range for all of my PTs and am taking in September). URM Black Male.


If I get a 155 in September should I submit to Cornell EA (non-binding)? I would probably include an addendum saying that I will probably retake in December.
Is it likely I will get flat-out rejected? Based on LSN I figured I had a shot.

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Hello everyone. Some background information first: I'm a black make and I just graduated from Cornell in the spring with a 3.4GPA and will be finishing my masters degree at Columbia in May 2010. I will be applying to the following schools: all T-14s (except Berkeley and Stanford), BU, BC, Fordham, St. Johns, American, GW, Brooklyn, Cardozo, Emory, Vanderbilt.

Currently, on most of my practices tests, even after a whole summer of practicing, I have been scoring a 155. I am currently registered for the September LSAT. I am hoping that putting in hard work the next 2 weeks can raise my score to 160/161. I think this will put me in contention for at least one T-14 (I'd be exhilarated to be back at Cornell). Even if I am still scoring below 160 I will more than likely still take the September exam and hope I hit 160/161.

Now this is where I need advice. If I do get below a 160 should I just go ahead and apply to all the schools and hope for the best? OR should I submit my applications in early October and attach a note saying that I am retaking in December? (I probably won't include this note for schools that I think I have a decent shot at with a 155 like Brooklyn and Cardozo). Will the admissions committee look at my application and then hold off on a decision until the December score arrives OR will they make a decision before my December score arrives OR will they not look at anything at all until my December score arrives?

Are there people who take the December LSAT that actually do get into T14's?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! ;D

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General Board / Re: Jr. BigLaw Associate in NY Taking Questions
« on: July 23, 2009, 12:30:10 PM »
Great, thanks for the response! A few more questions:

1) What types of "assignments" do SA's do? Is it all doc review as well?

2) Is the pay the same for all 1st year associates across the board? A 1associate working in L&E will make the same as a 1associate in litigation?

3) Are you ever asked during interviews what department you would prefer working in?

Thanks.

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General Board / Re: Jr. BigLaw Associate in NY Taking Questions
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:34:08 PM »
Hey, how's it going? I was reading through this post. I will be applying to law school (a bunch of T14s) this fall and I'm mostly interested in NYC Biglaw to some extent. I'm a black URM male and I just graduated from Cornell studying Industrial and Labor Relations. In the first post of your thread you spoke about  a buddy of yours who worked in the Labor & Employment division of your firm. This is ultimately something I would like to do within a big law firm after I graduate from law school. I just wanted to ask you-- how common is it for first year associates to work in a department such as Labor & Employment?  Do you need prior experience in labor to be hired? My entire undergrad career at Cornell was focused around labor.

 You mentioned that the L&E associates didn't do very much document review, while associates did doc review 24/7. When interview for jobs do you get to specify what department you would like to work in or are you automatically placed? I know it's wayy to early to be thinking about this but L&E at a BIGLAW or mid-sized firm is something I'm interested in. Thanks!

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I'm a black male URM with a 3.4 at Cornell, great LORs, and a ton of extracurriculars. I'm taking the LSATS in September. What LSAT would I need to have a chance at these schools?

UPenn (My top choice)-

Yale/Harvard-

Columbia-

NYU-

Cornell-

Georgetown-

Thanks.

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Law School Applications / Re: URM Black Male 3.4GPA Chances
« on: July 22, 2009, 03:10:06 PM »
Michigan is defintely on my list  ;D but the ones listed above are my top choices.

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