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Job Search / best websites for finding a job
« on: July 13, 2009, 03:06:26 PM »
Hello everyone,

I was wondering what the best websites are to search for law jobs? I am a 3L and I am looking for either a law clerk position or legal assistant position. I just want more work experience in the field until I graduate.

I find craigslist semi helpful but is there anything else?

I am top 25% at a T4 in Southern california with moot court but I know summer associate positions are not in my future.

Thanks guys,

Incoming 1Ls / Who needs Harvard?
« on: July 21, 2007, 09:39:43 PM »

For those in interested in Big law jobs, not attending T14.

Financial Aid / Am I supposed to do anything else?
« on: May 01, 2007, 12:47:11 PM »
So I have been accepted to 4 out of the 5 law schools I applied to and I have made a decision on which one I will be attending.

I filled out my fafsa, filled out the corrected fasfa and now I am wondering whats next for financial aid?

Am I supposed to contact people for loans or will they contact me?

I have not heard anything back from fasfa since filling out my renewal.

I know its best to go with federal loans and exhaust those before going with private loans.
I am just a bit worried as I have not heard anything from the federal loans.

When will I begin hearing back for loans?  I start school in the fall. Thanks everyone

Incoming 1Ls / Can you use a Mac in law school?
« on: January 13, 2007, 12:53:44 PM »
I currently have a sony vaio laptop with windows but I would really like a apple macbook. I have heard however that mac's aren't good for law school because they do no support test taking software that most law schools use. I also have heard some law schools will make you a buy different laptop if you have a mac. I obviously don't want that to happen.

What do you guys think? Is all of that info about macs in law school true?
Is there any other downfalls for a mac for lawschool?

Thanks everyone,

Ive searched this board and I cannot seem to find a decisive answer to this question. Can you defer at two schools?

I currently have been accepted to

A) La Verne
B) Thomas Jefferson

Pending Apps:

A) Whittier
B) Chapman

La Verne has been very understanding about possibly defering. TJ, on the other hand, they seem more annoyed by it.
They still say I can do it, and claim, I may or may not get the fin aid scholarship they have awarded if I defer.

La Verne claims I will not lose the scholarship and I am free to choose full time or part time program for fall.

I feel like I am being rushed to make a decision. TJ wants a decision by monday, and La Verne wants one by the 20th.Spring term begins in a month and I do not think I am mentally prepared for the rigorous and intense experience of law school just yet.Getting to law school has been quite a journey for me and I just want to catch my breath before I start an even bigger challenge. I want to dedicate myself completly to it. I am even thinking about working full time this spring, summer, saving as much as I can, and then quitting my job. Then, I will begin law school full time, and focus all my time and effort onto that. Does that sound better than Working and going to school part time?

*Sigh* I haven't even gotten an answer from 2 schools yet. Sorry, for the rant. I am soo soo stressed. I thought the stress would end when I got accepted. Boy was I wrong.  :-\

In conclusion, Is it possible to defer to both TJ and La verne?

Law School Admissions / Is this possible?
« on: December 03, 2006, 03:13:46 PM »

So as I have stated, I have been accepted to law school for spring 2007. However, as I found out recently, classes begin very soon, 2nd week in january. I am excited but I am feeling very rushed. Tuition deposit due in 2 weeks..I have so much to set up before starting school. IE. letting me employer know, applying for fin-aid, and visiting both schools and making a decision. Would it be possible to defer to the fall term? I just found out I was awarded a scholarship from both schools as well. Would I lose that if I started in the fall? Do schools get pissed if you defer? I don't want the schools to think I am not ready for law school. I am, its just I want everything to be in order when I start.  These are all questions I will be asking the schools directly, but you guys are so helpful, I could use some early answers. THANKS guys!

Law School Admissions / Accepted Again, :) help me choose
« on: December 01, 2006, 09:01:50 AM »


MORE NEWS: got home from work. ACCEPTED to Thomas Jefferson in SAN DIEGO!!!! Holy sh-t!

I didnt think I had a chance, but I am in. Full time or parttime, my choice. Very Nice acceptance packet congratulating me and inviting me to have lunch with admission dean and do the campus tour. States they will be contacting me very often in the next couple of days and weeks to discuss financial aid.
Scholarship money???? Hopefully! So excited, no sleep tonite. Thank god, my hard work is paying off.

-What school would you guys choose? Hopefully, I will get some scholarship offers.

**I'd like to thank my family and friends for believing in me. Also, would like to thank TJ law school and La verne for believing in me. God has blessed me.**

Law School Admissions / Just got accepted!, now what?
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:25:48 PM »
Nov 28, 2006


I am so excited. Some positive news finally.

I want to thank all of you for the advice and encouragement.

Some Questions now:

A) I am still waiting to recieve my offical letter in the mail but I was wondering how do I go about asking for $?. I don't want to sound greedy, but I definately could use some sort of financial help. How do I go about asking the school for money without sounding like a jerk? Also, for fafsa, do I just go on the website and fill out the form or am I to late for that?

B)I am starting january 8th, for part time evening. What are some things I can do from now till then to prepare myself?

C) I am going part time because i have to work. I have financial responsibilites. Is it possible to work full time or should I cut back to part time? I want to transition easily and focus on school as much as possible.

D) Lets say I want to switch to full time in the fall. Is it possible? If so, how difficult is it to accomplish?

Any advice is greatly appreciated. I am just one excited guy right now!  :D

Law School Admissions / Bad News on thanksgiving eve
« on: November 22, 2006, 11:46:22 PM »
Just came home from work to find a letter from western state. It was a rejection letter. The day before thanksgiving. Needless to day, I am heart broken right now. I am so dissapointed. Western State was one of my target schools.

My numbers are lsat 150  g.p.a 3.0.

I was in there range.  I am shocked that the rejection came so quickly as well. Does anyone think it is because I appied for spring term? I applied nov 1st for spring term which begins in january.

I am so down right now. I cant sleep. I feel as if I am not going to law school at all. What a horrible way to start a thanksgiving.

The remaining schools I have applied to are:

1) Whittier- Fall 2007
2) Chapman- Fall 2007
3) Thomas Jefferson- Spring 2007
4) La Verne- Spring 2007 part time

Law School Admissions / When will I find out?
« on: November 19, 2006, 12:47:34 PM »

I applied to the following schools for spring term:

A) La Verne
B) Western State
C) Thomas Jefferson

Submitted my apps oct 31st.

I still have not heard anything back from any schools.Getting nervous, is this normal?

My numbers, 150, 3.0

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