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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
29 Boston College Accepted, At... RDregular decision $75,000 Oct 21 2022-10-21 Oct 22 2022-10-22 Oct 22 2022-10-22 Jan 19 2023-01-19
27 Boston University WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 06 2022-09-06 Mar 21 2023-03-21
35 Emory University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $129,000 Sep 04 2022-09-04 Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 07 2022-09-07 May 17 2023-05-17
35 George Washington Un... WL, Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 05 2022-09-05 Nov 03 2022-11-03
15 Georgetown University WL, Withdrawn EDearly decision Sep 06 2022-09-06 Sep 14 2022-09-14 Oct 11 2022-10-11 Oct 25 2022-10-25 Nov 11 2022-11-11
5 New York University Rejected RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 06 2022-09-06 Apr 21 2023-04-21
71 Northeastern University Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 06 2022-09-06 Sep 06 2022-09-06 May 17 2023-05-17
10 Northwestern University Withdrawn RDregular decision Sep 27 2022-09-27 Sep 29 2022-09-29 Nov 28 2022-11-28
14 UCLos Angeles Rejected RDregular decision Oct 03 2022-10-03 Oct 06 2022-10-06 Oct 06 2022-10-06 Jan 09 2023-01-09
56 UColorado—Boulder Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision $60,000 Nov 20 2022-11-20 Nov 20 2022-11-20 Jan 06 2023-01-06 Jan 11 2023-01-11 Jan 20 2023-01-20
20 UGeorgia Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision Nov 15 2022-11-15 Nov 15 2022-11-15 Nov 28 2022-11-28
16 USouthern California Rejected RDregular decision Nov 18 2022-11-18 Nov 20 2022-11-20 Apr 15 2023-04-15
16 UTexas at Austin Rejected RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 06 2022-09-06 Sep 07 2022-09-07 Dec 01 2022-12-01 Feb 06 2023-02-06
49 UWashington Accepted, Wi... RDregular decision Oct 03 2022-10-03 Oct 06 2022-10-06 Oct 10 2022-10-10 Dec 09 2022-12-09
16 Vanderbilt University Waitlisted RDregular decision Sep 05 2022-09-05 Sep 06 2022-09-06 Sep 08 2022-09-08 Apr 22 2023-04-22
20 Washington Universit... Withdrawn RDregular decision Oct 16 2022-10-16 Oct 17 2022-10-17


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@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.
@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.
(Assuming placement etc. is comparable)
Congrats on Harvard, jb2028. Any reason you applied to A&M but not Texas at Austin? Seems odd.
@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.
@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.
@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
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)
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
Idk much about pro bono opportunities period but thinking I wanna try to get some work experience as soon as humanly possible
When I begin law school I mean
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
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.
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kfc or popeyes
or korean with gochujang
i might order some gochujang sauce on amazon and cook some air fried chicken breast filets, they’re really good
just letting you guys know :)
Where I can find the definition of the false-endowment?
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