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Job Search / Re: I'm # 4 in my class, and can't get an interview
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:54:28 PM »
Networking, man. Grades are all well & good but you've got to make some contacts. I have a marginal GPA at a T3 but I worked my butt off joining groups. I am a part time evening student, so I only have 6 full credits at school, but I've landed a job as a law clerk for a city making $16 or so an hour because of 'who I know'. I would HIGHLY recommend chatting up your profs, your school's staff, and looking up area firms with alumni from your school. Work the people you know. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:49:37 PM »
Great advice. I just worked my first Brief Advice Clinic and I found it SO rewarding. I am glad I did it. It reminded me of the counselling aspect of law. I will do it again as soon as I am able!

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Current Law Students / Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: December 17, 2006, 11:42:39 AM »
I just sent my info in to volunteer at Legal Aid for some of their brief advice clinics, etc. I am wondering if any other people on the board have done any of this work. If so:

a. Have you found it rewarding or is it something you wouldn't do again?
b. What were the biggest challenges you experienced?
c. Have you found it helped or hurt you in your job search? As in, do you avoid talking about it with firms or do they generally value the experience?

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Current Law Students / Re: MEDIATION
« on: December 17, 2006, 09:20:20 AM »
Any idea how one would go about finding a mediation externship program?

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If you transfer as a 1L, do you still eventually qualify for law review membership etc (obviously with the requisite ranking/grades) at the new place or can you just write off competitive activities like that?

Also, how huge of a loss in networking time would you say you experience? I have a pretty good start as far as people I know and memberships in organizations, leadership roles, etc. Though I am at a t3, I've got a good network in a tight legal community that feeds the benches in Cleveland.

AND if you try to transfer, and for some reason don't get in, what affect will that have on your 'reputation' in the law school you currently attend?

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Where in Ohio? This wasn't at C-M, was it?
That would NOT go over well in my classes  :)

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Good guess.  But, no, actually I go to school in Ohio.



Quote from: T. Durden on December 15, 2006, 05:46:34 PM
lemme guess - you go to law school in alabama?


Quote from: LL0110 on December 15, 2006, 05:15:23 PM
Talking about intentional infliction of emotional distress in class, the prof. posed a hypothetical about a black woman walking into a hair salon and being told they don't "do black hair."

Student A: Well, what if they really don't know how to do black hair?

Student B: Yeah, that's like taking a Volkswagon into a BMW dealership.

Class: Stunned silence

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Current Law Students / Re: law review v. subject journal
« on: May 17, 2006, 08:48:21 AM »
Good to know! I know their enviro. program is #1 in the nation.  That would make sense

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Current Law Students / law review v. subject journal
« on: May 15, 2006, 07:51:40 AM »
So I've noticed many of the schools offer not only a law review but also one or several specialized journals "Journal of Dispute Resolution" or "Environmental Law Journal" etc. I wonder if there is a difference in prestige upon graduating. Does being on a specialized journal carry the same weight as law review, or should one stick to the traditional review for the association: GREAT STUDENT to carry through? If so, is it feasible to be on both a specialized journal and the Law Review? I find myself interested in some of these journals, more so than the general journals themselves, but I want to make the best career move possible.  :-[
Thanks in advance for your responses!

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Current Law Students / Re: loans. Private loans, that is.
« on: May 10, 2006, 11:56:37 AM »
Thanks guys!

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Current Law Students / Re: Lexis and Westlaw Points
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:02:17 AM »
Haaaahhhaaa I've never heard that phrase, "a sweet baby stroller" before :)

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