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Job Search / Declining Offers
« on: October 25, 2005, 02:18:12 PM »
What's the best way? Letter, phone call, email?

If you are writing a letter, what format are you using?

God, I am really starting to hate this part of the process.

Job Search / Callbacks
« on: September 19, 2005, 09:08:32 PM »
Let's hear it!

Job Search / OCIP: Ladies' Attire
« on: July 21, 2005, 11:36:46 AM »
Let's talk suits, hair, bags, etc.

Post pics if you found great deals or if you just want to show off your fashion sense.

Job Search / Where do you stand with your job search?
« on: March 01, 2005, 05:12:33 PM »
Where's everyone going to be working this summer?  Are you satisfied with your placement or was it a last-resort option?

A friend has recently turned me into a points-whore. :D

Current Law Students / Siegel's Multiple Choice?
« on: January 27, 2005, 11:03:41 PM »
Have any of you used Siegel's and did you find it helpful?  I am particularly interested in the K's, IP, and Property ones.  Thanks!

Job Search / How to address cover letters
« on: January 03, 2005, 08:25:01 PM »
How are you addressing yours?  What is considered proper form?

To Whom It May Concern:?

Mr. or Ms. So and So?

So and So, Esq? (if they are a partner)

I feel so frustrated by this whole process, because, as a fresh-out-of-college 1L, I have never looked for anything more than a part-time job.  And even my most serious employment was tutoring athletes -- hardly a law firm application process.

Any suggestion?

Current Law Students / Civ Pro is kicking my ass
« on: September 14, 2004, 07:12:59 PM »
Ok, folks, I admit it.  There's something in law school that doesn't come as second nature to me -- Civ Pro.  At first I was ashamed to admit that I was having trouble (you know all that vanity left over from the I'm a 3.9 GPA Phi Beta Kappa student in undergrad days). 

The funny thing is, I really can't place a finger on what it is that doesn't click for me.  All I know is that about 30 per cent of the time, I find myself at least somewhat confused.  They say this is normal, that you aren't supposed to understand everything that you learn during your first few weeks, but I don't seem to have any problems understanding the concepts in my other classes.   :-\

I suppose the logical thing to do would be to go talk to my professor and ask her if she thinks I am not up to speed and start reading pertinent topics in Examples and Explanations.  I do plan to do these things, but I guess, more than anything I need some moral support, an affirmation that I am not the only one.  Misery loves company, you know.  I'm just scared because I don't remember the last time I was lost in class.  Anyone else share my pain??

Current Law Students / Joining student organizations and law journals
« on: September 04, 2004, 05:24:38 PM »
There are so many interesting journals, organizations and clinics at Boalt.  I know I can't join them all and I know I should focus on studying right now, but I really want to get involved early.  That, and I am concerned about how potential employers will react if my grades are good, but I never had clinical experience or wrote on a journal. 


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