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Job Search / sources for researching firms
« on: January 29, 2007, 02:45:12 PM »
I've got my first interview next week! Anybody know good sites out there for researching law firms?  I'm looking for stuff beyond what the firms put on their websites, such as employee reviews, etc.  It's a medium-large firm in a small market.


Current Law Students / omens
« on: December 15, 2006, 07:47:52 AM »
I'm studying for my 2:00 crim law exam, and a blue Heron just landed in my back yard.

Before my first exam, I got a call from an old friend who I hadn't been in touch with in 8 years.

Anybody else use omens to make themselves feel better?

Current Law Students / Law vs. Equity
« on: November 13, 2006, 07:36:45 AM »
Anyone have a really good way of thinking about this distinction, or sources for research?  My understanding is that equity has more to do with fairness/restitution, while legal remedies are based more in legal norms, but when I get to practical application of the distinction it breaks down.  Any advice would be most welcome.  Thanks in advance.

Job Search / Cover letters - Is it OK to write them in the third person?
« on: November 12, 2006, 07:30:18 PM »
Here's what I've got so far:

"Yo yo,

Alamo wants you to know that hes going to be a star, flyin' high in the realm of the legal eagles.  Alamo has been checkin' out your phatty firm, and Alamo likes what he sees.  Alamo wants to give you first shot at his supreme services.  Alamo likes your town, cuz Alamo thinks it would be a chill place to work some memo-rific magic.  As you can see from his righteous resume, Alamo has nothing but the first-class finest education and experiences, so you know Alamo is gonna have all the big firms fightin' over who gets him on their A-team.  You get back with Alamo first, it just might be you.  Hit Alamo up on his beeper and he'll make it happen for ya."

Obviously I'm not done yet, but what do you think?  It's got potential, right - it'll separate me from the crowd of nameless, faceless automatons?  Do I exude a healthy balance of high self-esteem and confidence in my abilities?

Current Law Students / PSA: How to tell if you're "that guy" (or girl)
« on: September 08, 2006, 05:32:37 PM »
You make a comment in class.  After you make the comment, open your ears.  When the professor talks, are your classmates typing?  If so, then you've probably raised a valid point, one that your classmates were likely wondering about as well.  If not, you're either:

a) a moron; or
b) just trying to make yourself sound smart, and you're probably doing this by either: a) making an obvious point, or b) making a point based on outside reading that is clearly tangential/irrelevant to the issue at hand.

If you speak up in class (which I don't think is necessarily a good or bad thing per se), listen to your classmates' keyboards.  If you don't hear anybody typing when the professor responds to your question, think about what you've said, and make sure you don't fall into one of the two categories above.  Maybe your classmates are completely missing the point, but it's far more likely that you are.

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