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Job Search / Contracts Job-How bad of an idea is it?
« on: June 17, 2010, 01:12:48 PM »
So, I've heard bad things about taking contracts jobs, but this is a seriously bad job market.  I just got an interview for one of these kinds of jobs (I sent in a resume not expecting to hear back, but surprisingly I did).  Would it be a bad idea to go to work with one of these companies and keep looking for a job that would be more desirable?  I never thought I'd consider stooping this low, but it seems like this would be a better option than sitting at home with no job.  Anyway, everyone's thoughts would be appreciated. 

Job Search / Small Town Firm-Should I?
« on: May 26, 2010, 02:04:05 PM »
I was recently granted an interview at a small, 2 man firm out in the middle of nowhere.  While I could do this for awhile, I do want to work in a bigger town/city eventually.  Would it be a bad move to consider this firm?  Can you go into a bigger city after working there? What would all of you do? Advice would be appreciated. 

Pursuing an LLM / L.L.M. in Law and Government: Is it beneficial?
« on: October 05, 2009, 07:48:13 PM »
I'm at a law school in the lower part of the T2.  Like everyone else, I'm scared of finding work.  I'm also pretty against the idea of hanging my own shingle or working for a small firm in a small town.  I just don't think that life would be fulfilling.  I looked into the Law and Government LLM at American or GW and it looks great.  However, I'm not sure if it would lead to anything.  I'm most interested in policy type work.  Does anyone have any advice?

Incoming 1Ls / Arkansas anyone???
« on: April 30, 2007, 11:40:49 AM »
I've decided on University of Arkansas Fayetteville.  Is anyone else going there?

Choosing the Right Law School / Arkansas, how are the job prospects?
« on: April 08, 2007, 08:32:56 PM »
At this point my favorite school is Arkansas, but I'm worried about the job prospects.  Does anybody have any information on this?  I've been admitted to better schools, but Arkansas has friends/family close by.  Can I get a good paying job (i consider 60,000 starting salary plenty good)?  The U.S. news doesn't have a starting salary statistic...

Choosing the Right Law School / Arkansas, St. Louis or Tennessee?
« on: April 06, 2007, 10:52:45 AM »
I'm down to these three.  I have scholarships offered from each: Tennesee $4,000 per year, St. Louis $20,000 per year, and Arkansas $12,000 for the first year and $6,000 for the next two (b/c residency is pretty much guaranteed after the first year).  As it stands, the cost goes up with the rank.  I'd gladly live in each area.  Give me your opinions!

Also, how significant is an additional $45,000 in debt?  That is potentially the difference between Tennessee and Arkansas. 

Ok, I'm down to five schools.  I've visted all 5 of them, and there are things I like about each of them.  I could also see myself living in each of these areas.  I've calculated a rough estimate of the debt (after tution, scholarships and cost of living have been considered) I'd take in for each school.  Also, I really don't have aspirations to enter into a large firm that will require me to sell my soul. 

The schools                  Debt

Arkansas                    $44,000.
St. Louis                   $51,000.
Kentucky                    $63,000.
Tennessee                   $84,000.
Wake Forest                 $110,000.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / how do you withdraw?
« on: March 23, 2007, 09:22:17 PM »
This may be an obvious question, but I'm not sure what to do.  Can you just send an e-mail?  Formal letter?

Choosing the Right Law School / scholarships, can the offers get bigger?
« on: January 11, 2007, 06:46:39 PM »
I've heard that you can negotiate with schools to get their scholarship offers to go up. Is this true?  If so, how would you do this?  Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Drake University Ranking?
« on: December 26, 2006, 09:18:42 PM »
Drake University offered me a pretty good scholarship.  In looking at their numbers, it confuses me as to why they are ranked in the third tier.  Other than their admission requirements, they seem to be on par with other schools that are ranked much better.  Does anyone know why they are ranked as low as they are?

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