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Job Search / Choosing a practice area?
« on: October 21, 2008, 09:10:29 AM »
Hey, I just thought I'd see if anyone else was in the same boat and how you are addressing this:

I've got offers from two separate practice groups in the same firm: Corporate and Oil & Gas. I like the firm itself but I have no idea how to pick what may end up being my practice area for the next 30 years.    Oil and Gas seems like it's more of a specialty, which I like, and it might provide a good segue into other natural resources areas. On the other hand it seems that a corporate practice would be substantially easier to move to other cities/regions (outside of Texas) if I one day decide to do that. Then again, given the events of the last month I'm not sure how strong the job market is going to be for corporate lawyers for some time.

Anyway, there's remarkably little written on this for such an important decision, so if anyone's dealt with a similar situation let me know.


Job Search / Secondary Job Market
« on: September 07, 2007, 07:41:22 AM »
So, here's the dilemma. Go to a decent (Top 50) school, Law Review, top 10%; however, OCI here is completely devoted to job markets that I don't really have any interest in. 90% of the firms here focus on the South, with a smattering of NY/DC/LA firms- not nearly enough to play the numbers game effectively. Most of my background and connections are in the upper midwest. While I can explain to interviewers why I REALLY want to live in Atlanta until I'm blue in the face, I'm going to have to rely on non-OCI methods for firms in my preferred area. Question: seeing as interview season is already well underway, is it too late for this? Any ideas on how to get in the door without access to screening interviews?

Current Law Students / 11th% club
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:15:09 AM »
I'm thinking of starting a club for people in the 11th percent; missing law review by 2 people feels like about the most frustrating thing that's ever happened. Besides, 11 is a perfect number for drinking games.

Job Search / SO...judicial internship or firm job?
« on: January 23, 2007, 06:20:27 PM »
Lets say first that that making a living for the summer isn't a consideration, and second that grades are fine so either should be a possibility, location being flexible. Which one of these is really better for you in the long-term? Sarcasm acceptable but not encouraged.

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