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Job Search / General Cover Letters
« on: July 14, 2011, 01:55:02 PM »
Are there any upper classmen out there that can offer advice on writing "general cover letters" for 1L employment?  I want to draft some of them up now so I don't have to do it in November/December.  The problem that I'm running into is, I usually draft my cover letters to outline how my experience fits into the job I'm applying for.  Without knowing the specifics of the jobs I'll be applying for, I'm running into problems drafting them.  I'm going to look into working for a circuit court judge around my home town, state supreme court (if my grades are good enough), and interning for the prosecuting attorney in my home town just to name a few.  Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Small Town Law
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:23:19 PM »
I wonder if anyone can tell me if the statements made such as “The University of South Dakota is a good choice if you like the area and want to work in South Dakota” or similarly “Applicants will find the University of Wyoming an excellent choice if they choose to stay in Wyoming” are truly founded.  What I’m driving at is I’ve been accepted to a T4 school in the western states away from my home state.  I have no ambitions of “big law” and want to move back to my home state, possibly my hometown, and practice law either as a prosecuting attorney or in a small, private practice.  Does it really matter what school I go to regarding employment opportunities within the service are of similarly tiered schools (i.e. Idaho and Montana)?  I know that employment in the legal profession is down right now as whole and I’m not too concerned about that as all job markets ebb and flow.  I am fully aware of the need for attending a prestigious school if you choose to practice big law or have political ambitions; I’m just trying to determine if there is that much of a difference in small town America law.   

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