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Job Search / Re: what to do for 2L summer
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:02:15 PM »
Biglaw is likely out regardless at this point for a few years.  Sure, you can reapply to OCI 3L, but most firms don't interview 3Ls.

Midlaw may pay better, but from my experience, going to government for a few years will get you into Biglaw more easily than from Mid-law.

In the end, do what makes you happy as you can't predict where you will be in 5 years.

I am curius to know, why do most firm not inerview 3Ls?

Job Search / Re: Rescinding Offers
« on: October 29, 2008, 08:55:03 PM »
I think in most cases having more second year summer associates in your program than the total of offers you most likely want to make is not good except if they firm want to truely tryout people out and see if they are worthy of a first year associates position.

Why would any firm not be willing to sponsor anyone if that is what is needed for the person they want? I do not see how any company would pull an existing offer because they would have to sponsor you, what good does that do. US law firms get first year associates from Canadian law schools each year, so I really do not see how a visa would be an issue if the firm wants you.

Job Search / Are expenses covered for most out of town call backs?
« on: October 07, 2008, 02:34:04 PM »
Are expenses covered for most out of town call backs? I have been reading about people getting their hotels, airfare, meals, taxi's covered by the interviewing firm etc, I have read on some firms websites their policy on this subject and I assume it would be widespread in Biglaw situations. What have your experiences been?

Job Search / Re: Headquarters Office versus Regional Office
« on: October 05, 2008, 08:52:13 AM »
I can not really believe that any V50 firm would have a bad office, but go where you want, in the end it is about where you will be happy.

What is your opinion on a blind opinion, I would never lead anyone on a wild goose chase when it came to a job, do you attack a lot of people like this on the board. This board is abour info and if someone posts a question and you have the answer, you give it if you desire. This is a friendly world for the most part.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Joint LLB/JD through Osgoode/NYU
« on: October 04, 2008, 03:31:17 PM »
Yes American is a top school, but yes American firms  recruit every year out of Canada, there is a flow a students to the cities likes NYC, heck if you get a first year associates position at biglaw firm in New York go for it, it means a starting rate of $160,000 rather than having to article in Canada for a lot less.

I just like discussing interesting subjects, information is important.

How many ABA law schools have paths of entry for people with no undergrad degree? I know our favourite whipping boy Cooley does, but I am curious to know if there are any others, I would assume that they would of the T3/T4 type.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Joint LLB/JD through Osgoode/NYU
« on: October 04, 2008, 02:00:27 PM »
I found this info on the University of Ottawa website, there is some great info on the joint LLB/JD program, it appears from what i can grasp is that you just apply once and also you do not pay market rate for the US leg, you pay about 50%.

The joint degree with American would be the way to go if you could, it ranks much higher that MSU and it is located in one of the major law markets Washington, even though it is the third ranked law school in the city behind Georgetown and George Washington.


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