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any suggestions? assuming no CSO requirements, is it acceptable to put an article that you are currently working on for a journal on your resume as forthcoming, if you know that it will be published?

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General Board / Top 20% to bottom 20%
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:35:17 AM »
no real excuse here; transferred from a T2 to a T25 with a first year rank in the top 20%, and ended the my first 2L semester in the bottom 20%.  Actual grades may not seem horrible on their face, nothing below a B, but the curve is wicked inflated; hence the ranking.  I already secured a couple gigs at OCI for this summer.

Here's the question: if an employer requests an updated transcript/resume before extending an offer post graduation, how might an employer spin such a disgnificant drop?  Are first year grades from the previous school significantly discounted given the new grades at the new school, or are they both weighed and considered?  Generally, how much will performance on the job during the summer weigh in the equation? 

any experiences/insight appreciated.

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General Board / Grades don't matter after 1L, right? anyone? anyone?
« on: December 13, 2007, 05:09:43 PM »
who's with me here?  c'mon, i know there are at least a few people who have convinced themselves that merely skimming their outlines before their exams this semester is sufficient... (while secretly praying that their SA partners wont ask for an updated transcript)

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General Board / U of Houston exams
« on: October 31, 2007, 01:16:15 PM »
any one here have access to U of H exams? i have a visiting prof who teaches at U of H, so any help would be appreciated

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Houston / U of Houston exams
« on: October 31, 2007, 01:13:38 PM »
any one here have access to U of H exams? i have a visiting prof who teaches at U of H, so any help would be appreciated

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General Board / OCI, SA, and grades
« on: August 30, 2007, 06:02:59 PM »
so, assuming that you complete your 2L SA and you do well, how important are your grades when the firm considers you for a first year associate position?  Are your 1L grades enough, in that they get you the OCI, which leads to interviews, which leads to SA, etc.... Or do firms usually require that you maintain your grades and request them when considering you for a later position?

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Transferring / New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 26, 2007, 07:28:15 PM »
This was taken from the UNC site

Applying as a Transfer Student
As a result of collaborative conversations with deans of other North
Carolina law schools, the University of North Carolina School of Law
will no longer accept transfer applications from students currently
enrolled at law schools in North Carolina-even from students who are
academically qualified-unless they present a compelling case for
enrollment at UNC. Better job opportunities, better course
selection, or lower tuition are not viewed as compelling reasons.

The UNC School of Law will continue to offer a very limited number of
transfer opportunities to academically qualified residents of North
Carolina attending law schools outside of North Carolina who present
compelling reason(s) for attending UNC. A desire to follow a spouse
who has been transferred to North Carolina by the military or a
business, for example, might be viewed as a compelling reason. Files
will otherwise be evaluated using the standards below.

To apply to the UNC School of Law as a transfer applicant, you must
have successfully completed one year of law study at a law school
approved by the Association of American Law Schools or the American
Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
No more than 28 credits of work from another law school will be
credited. No student will be admitted who is ineligible to return to
the institution last attended. To be competitive for admission,
transfer applicants should be originally admissible to the School of
Law and be performing superior academic work at their current law
school.

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General Board / Small Firm Information
« on: April 04, 2007, 12:39:07 PM »
Any ideas on where I can find a database that gives stats for small firms?  Trying to do some research for summer employment...

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