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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    History PhD

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  1. Research Triangle Park in Durham has a ton of BT/Biomed companies but I'm not as familiar with LA so you could be right that the area around USC has more
  2. Durham is a really pleasant place to live. Low cost of living for a college town. The food in Durham is phenomenal. Lots of cultural events like arts/theater/bars. Chapel Hill and Raleigh are also nearby with lots to offer. Cary, North Carolina (nearby) has a large Indian population if that is important to you.
  3. Hi all. Has anyone been accepted by Harvard American Studies yet? Also, those who’ve heard anything (either accepted, waitlisted, or rejected) it would be great to know how were you notified? Thanks!
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    Writing Style Recommendations

    It’s absolutely my plan to use my PhD like Philippa Gregory haha ?
  5. Northwestern doesn’t require the GRE
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    Boston University History?

    Any insights about Nina Silber as an advisor?
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    Fall 2018 Applicants

    Looks like Princeton may be gearing up for another Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre...granted there were a few Valentine’s Day acceptances last year too lol
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    @TheHessianHistorian Also wondering if you could talk a bit about your work as a professional genealogist and marketing/grant-writing professional?
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    Wondering if anyone has any insights about going from history to publishing?
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    I can’t upvote anymore today but I agree with this.
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    I agree with this. The style of writing and type of thinking required in the legal writing I’ve had to do at work is pretty different from academic writing though. So someone who is burnt out with academic writing might enjoy certain types of legal research/writing.
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    Yea I think that is the case generally and anecdotally the people I know who’ve had federal clerkships easily got jobs in firms after.
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    I also just want to add that the most prestigious/competitive thing to do out of law school is to clerk for a big name judge not work for a firm. With that the caliber of your law school does start to matter more. If you’re trying to eventually make it onto the Supreme Court then yes most likely just the people at the very best law schools have a shot.
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    Doubts and Alternatives

    @astroid88 I’m basing my opinion on my experience at a flagship state school not in DC or NY where my classmates had excellent results on the job market whether in big law, public interest (which is highly competitive), government etc. I’ve also seen similar success from people who attended the flagship state school in the state where I now practice. The school where I now live is ranked around 50, I believe, in the US News law school rankings. I know several people who work for Skadden Arps and other top law firms from there. This is of course not to say that getting a fancy law job is guaranteed wherever you go to law school. The job market in law like in most prestigious fields is very competitive

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