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U of Toledo / Re: I wouldn't choose Toledo again
« on: November 23, 2009, 12:04:07 AM »
There are plenty of reasons not to go to Toledo, but the transitional program should not, in my opinion, be a major factor in your decision.

The reasons I would not choose Toledo again include: the lack firms outside of Toledo during OCI, the fact that the school is in Toledo, the lack of useful information from Career Services, the school's dramatic decrease in rank, the administration, the parking, the library, and the fact that I am at the top of my class without a job.

I also find fault with your logic. During the first semester, only full-time students are enrolled in Property and Torts.  Plus your legal writing grade from the first semester only contributes 30% to your overall LRW grade.  So really only 6 (Civ Pro and Contracts) of your 32 credits from your 1L year come from classes where transitional students are taking less credits than full-time students.  Plus, if it is true that the full-time students are students who are smart and performed well on the LSAT, one could make the argument that it would be harder to do well in the classes with only full-time students.  As full-time students should be the smartest students in the 1L class if you follow that logic. 

Bottom line.  I also would not choose to go to Toledo again.  However, not because of the transitional program.  If you are going to do well in law school, it does not depend on whether you are competing with only full-time students. You will figure out how to study, understand the material and do well on exams.  That is it.

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General Board / Re: Exam Conflicts
« on: October 28, 2008, 09:52:20 AM »
2 exams in a 24 period, you may reschedule 1. 
3 exams in 36 hour period you may resechedule 2. 

This works for everyone at my school.

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2L job search / Re: Pre Labor Day Callbacks
« on: September 11, 2008, 09:29:39 PM »
Well, today is offical 2 weeks with no word for me  :'(  I am expecting my ding any day now,  I have pretty much given up hope.  Congrats to those who have received offers good luck to the rest!

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2L job search / Re: Pre Labor Day Callbacks
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:23:11 PM »
The week before and the week after Labor Day, many firms are ghost towns.  Partners are taking end-of-summer vacations and, even more so, their clients (especially if transactional) are doing the same. There's a lull between when most summer associates leave and most call-backs take place. 

Next week, things will crank back up, i.e., everyone involved with summer hiring will be back to the office, attending the weekly hiring meetings (or submitting emails, or whatever they do to vote yes or no at a given firm), etc. 

Good luck.

That makes sense.  I am glad to here I am not alone and all hope is not lost.  Thanks! 

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2L job search / Pre Labor Day Callbacks
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:24:45 PM »
Is anyone else waiting to hear about pre Labor Day callbacks?  I am still waiting to hear from my top choice that I had a callback with prior to Labor Day.  Just wondering if anyone else was experiencing the same thing  ???  Do the earlier callbacks take longer to hear from than ones later in the cycle?  This is driving me crazy!

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