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« on: January 20, 2009, 12:36:08 PM »
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought that we were discussing legal non-profits (like legal services organizations), which do, indeed, have typical increases in this range. Of course, this is not true at all organizations, but, in general, staff attorneys protect their salary increases in times of cuts. For perspective, this is starting at like $45,000, moving up to $48,500, then up to $51,750, etc.
How hard are these jobs to get in general?
« on: January 19, 2009, 08:55:27 PM »
It really varies, depending on where you work and the type of job you have. However, your range is a good rough approximation.
Do keep in mind that the Fed. is changing their repayment plans particularly to help those in public service effective July 2009. A good overview of it is located here:
What about after say, 5 years of practice?
« on: January 19, 2009, 05:13:31 PM »
After several years of experience? I know you won't start off too high (I hear like $35-$45K) but what about as you advance?
« on: January 15, 2009, 09:49:01 AM »
Thanks to everyone who responded....
Loki, I appreciate your advice though I am very aware my grades are not stellar (hence the reason for this thread). If it helps clarify anything, I have next to no interest in working biglaw to begin with, I am mainly looking to get a foot in the door this summer with a small to midsize firm and make a bit of $ simply to pay my bills. Don't know if thats going to happen because of the economy and grades, but there it is.
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:31:37 PM »
well, the first part of the game plan is to figure out whether your school has a 3.0 or 3.2....
I am pretty sure it is curved to a 3.2.....lets assume for purposes of this question, worst case scenario.
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:27:00 PM »
T-50 school (ranked 40-50 in US News) got my first semester grades back....not what I had hoped. Not horrible, but straight B's and I think our school has a 3.0 or 3.2 curve, can't remember exactly. So what should I do now? I really want to work in private practice, not biglaw but a small to midsize firm. Other than improving this semester, what can I do to help my case to distinguish myself when I am decidedly middle of the pack?
« on: August 05, 2008, 03:54:46 PM »
Hey Guys, maybe you can shed some light on this....
I am going to be starting my 1L at the U of Florida in a couple of weeks. I know this is getting a bit ahead of myself, but what exactly should I expect to do my 1L summer? Ideally, I would like to do something that is law related and pays well (or pays anything for that matter). I know that many firms hire from their 2L pool, but what about 1L? Is it realistic at all to score an internship as a 1L (assuming decent grades)?
« on: April 29, 2008, 12:13:07 PM »
Thanks for the info!
I am still rather concerned about it though...It's gonna suck if I have to pay out of state for 3 years. Anybody have any experiance doing this themseleves?
« on: April 28, 2008, 09:54:39 PM »
I am sorry if this is redundant..
A while back I know there was a thread on where you could get instate tuition after one year. I cannot remember if Univ of Florida made the list. I am already going there as an out of stater, so if I cant get it I am screwed either way but I thought I should at least find out for sure and I cannot seem to get that info on the website. Thanks.
« on: April 28, 2008, 08:00:59 PM »
I'll be going to UF as well, can't wait!