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Law Students => Incoming 1Ls => Topic started by: botbot on June 11, 2009, 12:37:45 PM

Title: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: botbot on June 11, 2009, 12:37:45 PM
I went to a tiny liberal arts school and 60% of my graduating class went on to grad school.  Our polisci program sent seven students to law school (that I am aware of):

Student 1

Stats: ~4.0 / ~172
Law school: Harvard
Law school grades: "Good"
1L summer: 1/2 US Attorney's office, 1/2 abroad with relatively prestigious non-profit group
2L summer: 1/2 V10, 1/2 V50 - both NYC
Future plans: Hates firm life, clerk+gov/prof

Student 2

Stats: ~3.9 / 164, URM
Law school: Chicago
Law school grades: "not a great 1L, improving"
1L summer: 1/2 State Supreme Court intern, 1/2 lesser federal district intern
2L summer: Full summer at regional market paying firm with insurance/construction group - in Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Will accept offer if given, seems slightly bitter about firm prestige, but otherwise enjoys working within the firm environment - not particularly interested in interviewing "ever again"

Student 3

Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon

Student 4

Stats: ~3.8 / 162
Law school: Notre Dame
Law school grades: "Pretty good"
1L summer: 1/2 DOJ internship, 1/2 RA + summer class
2L summer: V100, litigation group in Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Mostly happy with firm, will return with an offer - will attempt to clerk

Student 5

Stats: ~3.6 / 169
Law school: Tulane
Law school grades: "Good"
1L summer: US Attorney's office
2L summer: Regional market paying firm, litigation group - Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Will return with an offer

Student 6

Stats: ~3.5 / 164
Law school: Tulane
Law school grades: Median
1L summer: Somewhere between small and medium sized firm, litigation group - Dallas
2L summer: Same
Future plans: Will return with an offer

Student 7

Stats: ~3.2 / 158
Law school: Texas Tech
Law school grades: "fine"
1L summer: Part time at a local firm, class
2L summer: Intern at small town prosecutor's office
Future plans: DA/PD
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 11, 2009, 12:53:05 PM
This is cool, thanks.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: Top Cat on June 11, 2009, 03:54:54 PM
I agree- very cool.  If anyone else has anything to share, please do so.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: Naked Promise on June 25, 2009, 02:32:31 PM
cool info, random, but cool. did you just call these peeps out of the blue?
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: botbot on June 26, 2009, 01:00:09 PM
cool info, random, but cool. did you just call these peeps out of the blue?

We all gchat/facebook somewhat often.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: Talk Is Cheap on June 26, 2009, 11:58:12 PM
This is interesting...also heartening (perhaps) to see that no one lists "living out of a box." So far.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: new2law on June 27, 2009, 04:50:17 AM
Owch! How can this person even pay their student loan payments and rent? Do a lot of lawyers have to start out at that level of work? Its better than burgerking though I guess.


Stude
nt 3
Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: Diet Yomajesty on June 27, 2009, 10:00:28 AM
Owch! How can this person even pay their student loan payments and rent? Do a lot of lawyers have to start out at that level of work? Its better than burgerking though I guess.


Stude
nt 3
Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon

They're all still in law school.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: BikePilot on August 21, 2009, 06:38:14 PM
Student 8

Stats: 4.02 / 172
Law school: HLS
Law school grades: "fine to good"
1L summer: Federal court of appeals intern, RA for professor.
2L summer: Biglaw in DC @ market.
Future plans: Biglaw in DC (has offer), will likely also do a federal appellate clerkship.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: HippieLawChick on September 23, 2009, 11:09:18 AM
Results gained by HLS grads are NOT TYPICAL!  Having "fine" grades at my law school will lead directly to post-graduate unemployment in this market.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: StudentUVA on October 03, 2009, 08:29:08 AM
Student 9
Stats: 4.0/171
School: UVA
Grades: Top 5%
1L Summer: RA for a prof
2L: V5 Firm
Future Plans: court of appeals clerkship on the 9th Cir. Possibly district clerkship afterward. Will return to the V5 firm (has offer).
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: nealric on January 09, 2010, 11:12:27 AM
Continuing the party:

Student 10:
Stats: 3.67/165
School: GULC (started PT)
Grades: Good (but not top 5% or anything)
1L Summer: Study abroad (for transfer) and RA
2L Summer: V100 in NYC
Future plans: Accepted V100 offer. Will eventually become a combo Ninja/Pirate/Viking/Lawyer.
Title: Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
Post by: dashrashi on January 10, 2010, 05:08:05 PM
This one goes to (Student) 11:

Stats: 3.71/176
School: HLS
Grades: Fine to almost-good? (Mostly irrelevant since I s/he didn't OCI?)
1L Summer: appellate public defender office (death penalty)
2L Summer: metropolitan public defender office
Future plans: clerkship in federal district court. after, possible fellowship/ definite public defender work.