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General Board / Recent Grads: Got a job yet?
« on: June 29, 2008, 04:06:20 PM »
Just wondering how many recent grads have a job?

If you do, is it with a firm that you summered at the year before(or are you clerking now?), and also what town is it in? (if you're uncomfortable naming the town, then just put the general area of the country, i.e. South or Northeast)

Also, if you don't have a job yet, would you mind telling us if you've really been looking so far, or are you just going to wait it out until after the bar exam to really try to find one?

I'll start it out:

I've got a job in Atlanta, but its with a different firm than where I summered last year.

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General Board / .
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:17:38 PM »
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General Board / Good link to SouthEast lawfirms and salaries by market
« on: February 22, 2007, 10:52:45 AM »
Below is a link to a very good power-point show apparently put together by Indiana Law School for the Southeast of all places. Since we all know NALP doesn't always have salary information for every firm in a city, I thought it was very helpful. It breaks down the Southeast legal market into Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, and then all the regions in Florida, and lists whats hot in the each area (practice wise) and what's not. It then breaks down major firms in each city into salary ranges for entry level associates.

It also has a good bit of information about Texas and the seperate legal markets in that state. I was suprised to learn that 100k a year in Houston is equivalent to over 200k a year in New York City. So it seems that even though New York's firms have raised their current salary to 160K for entry level, 100k starting in Houston is much more. Anyway...take a look for yourselves.

http://www.law.indiana.edu/careers/etc/Texas%20Southeast.ppt#256,1,Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington

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General Board / Summer Housing
« on: January 30, 2007, 05:51:03 PM »
Is anyone else having a hard time finding summer housing? The Nalp apartment exchange site is basically a piece of crap, and the other sublet sites like Craig's list are basically useless too.

I'm looking for housing this summer in Orlando. Any suggestions?

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General Board / Visiting last year of Law School in Atlanta
« on: January 12, 2007, 12:07:43 PM »
Looking for some thoughts.

I'm thinking about visiting at a law school in Atlanta for my 3L year starting this fall. There's several reasons why I'd like to. Possibly ending up working in Atlanta is one of them, and another is that I'm just getting bored with my current town. (Tallahassee)
I'm looking to see what people think about either visiting at Georgia State or Emory for my last year.

Here's the situation:
I used to be a Georgia Resident (probably technically still am) so I could probably get in-state tuition at Georgia State. So it would be a hell of a price difference between Emory and Georgia State.

Since I'm getting my degree from Florida State, it probably won't make too big of a difference, but do employers really give a crap where you visit at? I mean there's a big difference in the two schools rankings, (GSU and Emory) but is it a big of enough difference when you're only a "visiting student" at the schools? (also is it as big of a difference to make up for th 20 grand in tuition difference?)

Also, can visiting at a school in your target job market make that big of a difference? My class rank at FSU isn't bad right now. (officially top 20 percent, but after last summer's semester and this past fall semester, I'm sitting right at top 10 percent unofficially -FSU only ranks once a year)

Finally, I've got a summer associate position lined up at an Atlanta based firm's Orlando office, so I'll have that name on my resume already. That and I went to UGA for undergrad and I have lived in Atlanta before. So I do have ties to the Atlanta market. So would a visitation at Emory really tip the scales a lot in the Atlanta Market? (enough to justify the 20 grand?)

I guess bottom line is: What are the pros and cons of attending GSU versus Emory for a final year visitation? Is attending either school enough to help me get a good job in Atlanta after lawschool? (and when I say good job I mean 100k plus)

Thanks in advance.

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2L job search / Job Offer - 1 and a half months later
« on: November 03, 2006, 06:42:05 PM »
Initial interview - 9 weeks ago

Call back interview - 6 weeks ago.

Job 0ffer - today.


And we're talking about a national firm here too that is offering to make me rich next summer? Any ideas why they took so long? (not that I'm complaining now...) ;)

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General Board / Finally finished for the Summer!
« on: June 28, 2006, 04:44:28 PM »
Took my last final for the summer semester today. Awesome.  :D Too bad I start my law clerk job tommorow.  >:(

Anyone else taking summer classes, and if you are how much longer do you have?

If you're not taking summer classes are you working or are you basically being a bum?

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General Board / Facebook
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:18:25 AM »
So does anyone else find themselves addicted to this?

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General Board / Legal Writing Sucks
« on: April 10, 2006, 01:23:02 AM »
Personally, I hated the class. It basically just got in the way of everything else. What does everyone else think?

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