« on: June 06, 2009, 07:44:00 PM »
University of Dayton is a Catholic School
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Messages - Shake Zula
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:06:12 PM »
Huge. Especially if you are not a people person. I know so many people in my class who have never had real client interaction even at the mot basic level. Makes more sense to take a class like that now because anything substantive you can learn during bar prep.
Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: A graduating 3L's things you should know before you go to law school.« on: May 09, 2009, 04:15:17 PM »
Great post. I agree 1L year is akin to getting jumped in but year 2 is more akin to running a fortune 500 company with 10 dollars. 2L year they will work you until you cry or shot yourself.
I also agree supplements are the end all be all. They are the single most important resource in law school. Professors will tell you not to get them, other students may scoff at you....GET THE SUPPLEMENTS. I use Emmanuals and Crunchtime they are pretty much worth their weight in gold.
How are job prospects?
Not bad for me. In fact it took me a while but I did get a summer associates gig with solid pay. Mid size firm 100+ Attorney's in Cincinnati. I had turned down only 2 offers at public interest/gov. offices so I can't exactly say I was flush with offers.
For the most part all the 2L seem to have found work. From my first hand knowledge I know people who have solid paying work in West Virginia, D.C., Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee.
The 3L's at the top of the classhave found work at top end mid west firms. 100k + starting. Students on the accelerated programs are the ones who have kicked the most ass they all have found permanent work, mind you it is a small % of students who took part in that program.
From my perspective the issue for the graduating class seems to be that few firms/institutions will commit to students from UD before they pass the bar unless you are mid-size/large firms. But that makes sense from what I've heard about smaller firms/institutions.