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LastGainfulGorilla
Class of 2026
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3.63/4.3
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Interdisciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Law Major
171/180
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Big Law, then either Entertainment Law or Legal Counsel for Startups and Businesses
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Rank
2022-2023
Result App type FW Resident Schol... Sent Sent raw Received Received raw Complete Complete raw UR UR raw UR2 UR2 raw II II raw Decision Decision raw
32 Arizona State Univer... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $108,000 Dec 28 2022-12-28 Jan 04 2023-01-04 Jan 04 2023-01-04 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Jan 06 2023-01-06
5 Duke University WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 04 2023-01-04 Jan 04 2023-01-04 Jan 05 2023-01-05 Aug 14 2023-08-14
15 Georgetown University WL, Rejected RDregular decision Dec 22 2022-12-22 Dec 23 2022-12-23 Jan 05 2023-01-05 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Jan 27 2023-01-27 Aug 25 2023-08-25
60 Loyola Marymount Uni... Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $0 Dec 28 2022-12-28 Dec 29 2022-12-29 Jan 04 2023-01-04 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Mar 09 2023-03-09
5 New York University Hold, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 14 2023-01-14 Jan 15 2023-01-15 Mar 16 2023-03-16
10 Northwestern University WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 16 2023-01-16 Jan 17 2023-01-17 Jan 28 2023-01-28 Aug 25 2023-08-25
45 Pepperdine University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $90,000 Dec 28 2022-12-28 Dec 29 2022-12-29 Jan 04 2023-01-04 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Jan 13 2023-01-13
10 UCBerkeley WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 13 2023-01-13 Jan 15 2023-01-15 Jan 17 2023-01-17 Aug 02 2023-08-02
60 UCDavis Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $124,500 Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 19 2023-01-19 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Feb 22 2023-02-22
35 UCIrvine Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $120,000 Jan 04 2023-01-04 Jan 06 2023-01-06 Jan 09 2023-01-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Feb 28 2023-02-28
14 UCLos Angeles WL, Accepted RDregular decision $22,500 Dec 07 2022-12-07 Dec 08 2022-12-08 Dec 10 2022-12-10 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Jul 25 2023-07-25 Aug 07 2023-08-07
22 UFlorida (Levin) Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $108,000 Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 11 2023-01-11 Mar 02 2023-03-02
71 UMiami WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 11 2023-01-11 Jan 11 2023-01-11 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 May 11 2023-05-11
10 UMichigan WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 24 2023-01-24 Jan 25 2023-01-25 Jan 25 2023-01-25 Aug 21 2023-08-21
16 UMinnesota Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $105,000 Jan 14 2023-01-14 Jan 14 2023-01-14 Jan 21 2023-01-21 Feb 03 2023-02-03
27 UNotre Dame Rejected RDregular decision Jan 13 2023-01-13 Jan 17 2023-01-17 Jan 17 2023-01-17 Apr 21 2023-04-21
4 UPennsylvania Rejected RDregular decision Feb 07 2023-02-07 Feb 07 2023-02-07 Feb 20 2023-02-20 Mar 02 2023-03-02 Mar 16 2023-03-16 Apr 03 2023-04-03
165 USan Francisco WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 10 2023-01-10 Jan 11 2023-01-11 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 1969-06-09 Mar 14 2023-03-14
16 USouthern California Rejected RDregular decision Dec 12 2022-12-12 Dec 13 2022-12-13 Dec 15 2022-12-15 Apr 15 2023-04-15
16 UTexas at Austin WL, Rejected RDregular decision Dec 22 2022-12-22 Dec 22 2022-12-22 Jan 04 2023-01-04 Feb 13 2023-02-13 Aug 18 2023-08-18
8 UVirginia WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 25 2023-01-25 Jan 26 2023-01-26 Jan 26 2023-01-26 Jun 27 2023-06-27
16 Vanderbilt University WL, Accepted... RDregular decision $52,500 Dec 22 2022-12-22 Dec 23 2022-12-23 Jan 04 2023-01-04 Jul 20 2023-07-20 Jul 24 2023-07-24
20 Washington Universit... WL, Rejected RDregular decision Jan 13 2023-01-13 Jan 16 2023-01-16 Jan 16 2023-01-16 1969-06-09 Mar 16 2023-03-16 1969-06-09 Jun 27 2023-06-27

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KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
18:47
@TruthTheX: praying for your gulc uprising
19:15
Ty me too 🙏
19:15
@Silver: if you want to practice in IL then there’s likely no better school than the in state schools
@SpectacularDefiantMouse: yeah, like condemnedpuffygnome, I'm not really preparing for law school by taking some courses or anything like that. The only way I'm going to be preparing is by getting myself into a rhythm schedule-wise, well enough in advance of the first day of classes, that I think will be necessary for me to do well 1L.
I'm very much not in rhythm now. lol. But I've 3-ish months.
19:55
@Silver: Cost of attendance is what matters. $37K in-state tuition = $47K sticker price with a $10K scholarship elsewhere, $70K sticker with a $40K scholarship is better than either, $40K sticker with a $0 scholarship worse than both.
19:55
(Assuming placement etc. is comparable)
Congrats on Harvard, jb2028. Any reason you applied to A&M but not Texas at Austin? Seems odd.
19:58
@BankruptcyAndRestructuringLawIsCool: Family connection, they gave me a CAS waiver so it was free
Question for the chat about judicial internships (not externships). My understanding is that judicial internships (as opposed to externships) during the summer are unpaid. How, then, do people who get them pay living expenses during the summer? Do they just make loans stretch for 12 months when they're only meant for 9? I heard that some people supplement the internship with, e.g., a research assistant position with a law professor. But would such a person both do the internship and the RA position at the same time? And if so, is that too much work or feasible?
I don't know what the workload is really like for judicial internships and RA positions.
Also curious what other things people might do to supplement an unpaid judicial internship over the summer with something paid.
20:20
@BankruptcyAndRestructuringLawIsCool: Many schools will provide some type of stipend for unpaid summer roles with a public interest employer (defined broadly, often includes any gov or judicial job)
Right, I thought so. At BU, though, it appears that what's called BU's public interest project grant is not available to supplement judicial internships. And I think its public service summer funding is also limited. Oh well.
21:13
@BankruptcyAndRestructuringLawIsCool: FWIW they allude to some type of funding ("BU Law has implemented separate funding sources for judicial interns") in this packet https://www.bu.edu/law/files/2023/11/Public-Service-Summer-Funding-Applicant-Packet-2024.pdf
21:13
Although they don't give details, and as you note they don't guarantee funding to everyone (which is in line with other $ they offer, e.g. the LRAP)
21:14
Anyone know how hard it is to do pro bono work as a 1L for judges or fed gov in general in the D.C. market
21:14
Idk much about pro bono opportunities period but thinking I wanna try to get some work experience as soon as humanly possible
21:14
When I begin law school I mean
21:15
Lines up with BU's limited endowment: $81K per student a few years ago, i.e., enough to support a payout of about $3,250 per student per year at a 4% payout rate https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2022/05/per-student-value-of-law-school-endowments-2021.html
21:17
Seems like they're trying to compete with other schools on program headlines (we fund X, Y, and Z and we have an LRAP) but the endowment can't really support that, so they have all these programs but don't guarantee funding. Would not rely on that if you have alternatives.
Thanks for those links. I'll give the public service summer funding information packet, in particular, a careful read. But yeah, your takeaway seems right.
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
22:33
i could really use some fried chicken right now
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
22:34
kfc or popeyes
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
22:34
or korean with gochujang
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
22:35
i might order some gochujang sauce on amazon and cook some air fried chicken breast filets, they’re really good
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
22:35
just letting you guys know :)
0:14
Where I can find the definition of the false-endowment?
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