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« on: April 05, 2011, 10:48:59 AM »
I just randomly decided to check out this board again, and I was looking back fondly over all my posts from way back in 2006 when I was freaking out over applying to law school. Now I'm almost a year out, and feeling nostalgic about the "good old days" of both undergrad and law school. I was wondering if any of the old posters who started and finished law school when I did (2007-2010 or whenever really) were still lurking about??
What are you guys doing now? I'm finishing up a Fellowship with the General Counsel Section at my city, working part time as a managing attorney in my state for a national firm, and starting my own solo practice in the 'burbs (with the help of some attorneys who posted an ad on craigslist for the office space - they are allowing me some time to get established before I start paying a reduced rent, and then eventually an equal share of the rent).
Do you miss law school? Do you regret going or are you glad you went? I miss law school! I miss the academic and fraternal environment. I'll admit I'm a school nerd, so that's probably why! I don't regret going, but I never expected to be doing what I'm doing now! I wish I'd done some things differently in law school to prepare me for solo practice, but as it is, I'm just figuring it out as I go along!
« on: June 24, 2008, 11:36:10 AM »
How does this actually work? I just finished my first year of LS, and I'm curious for scheduling of life purposes!
It seems that most people don't study until about a week after spring exams of their 3rd year - they graduate, and then start barbri and study until the bar (which is mid-july, yes?) So mid may - mid july is bar time? It's stressful and hard, but it's short and then over, right?
I've also heard of ppl taking it more than once - do they have to wait a year to take it again each time?
I'm talking Ohio here, if that helps!
« on: May 19, 2008, 10:17:35 AM »
Hey, everyone - it's been awhile since I posted here!
This week I have 3 "interviews" lined up -
1. Clerk position for federal judge
2. Clerk position for large company w/ legal department (part-time)
3. Clerk position for a firm
Numbers 2 and 3 are a drive from my apartment (ouch gas prices!) whereas federal clerkship will be a short bus ride. Plus, everyone has told me that THAT is the position I want the most.
SO - basically, I have the federal clerkship interview first (but they have told me that I pretty much have the position), so is the polite/correct thing to do to call the other two places after accepting a position and cancel the interviews? (That's what I was planning to do - say that I've accepted another offer).
And - am I making the best decision? I've heard lots of good things about clerking for a federal district judge from lots of people! It is unpaid, but I can get a stipend from my school.
I also have been talking to a couple of firms about part-time work during the upcoming school year ... so perhaps I can get my firm fix then?
Thanks for any and all opinions!
***EDIT: Now the one interview (big company) is TOMORROW, so I guess I'll just go - I doubt they'll offer anything on the spot, but if they do - should I just say that I have 2 more interviews this week and have yet to decide, but I will contact them as soon as I do?
« on: February 13, 2008, 10:01:52 AM »
Also a question that will be going to the CPD office, but would like a "second" opinion -
How long of a writing sample should be included when it is requested?
A whole memo? (Hah, I would think not)
« on: February 12, 2008, 06:39:00 PM »
In case anyone ever has any questions
« on: February 08, 2008, 06:12:22 PM »
So ... the OCI bidding closed awhile ago, but there still firms that I can find through eattorney under OCI that are "resume collect" ... can I still apply/bid for those?
Also ... do I just send my resume and cover letter to random firms or wait and see if firms are actually hiring?
I'm talking to the CPD ppl this week, but I just wondered if I could get any info now.
« on: January 31, 2008, 06:25:10 PM »
Has anyone heard of those who after 1L have a low or non-paying job that doesn't take lots of hours (what I'm looking at might only be 30-35 hours a week), and then supplementing the low pay with another job (i.e. waitressing or something on Saturdays)?
« on: January 16, 2008, 12:30:51 AM »
Am I the only one who really loves the lexis points system? I mean, you can actually order stuff that you want (off of Amazon or Barnes and Noble, for instance). I have a DVD box set thing coming from the points I racked up last semester
Reward to me for getting through!
It seems like none of my classmates do the points thing, or maybe we just don't talk about it.
I think it's awesome - stuff for free! Beats the crap out of whatever Westlaw has ... maybe I just don't like westlaw as much
« on: January 14, 2008, 07:14:21 PM »
I understand the concept of a curve, and all that, but I was just wondering how to interpret our grades before our official transcripts arrive.
First years at my school are on a B curve in each class, but how might that average out for GPA?
I suppose since we have a B curve, it's a 3.0 curve (since a B = 3.0), and I have a 3.35 ... I just can't fathom where that might put me ... and I know it probably depends, but am I possibly just looking at top half or am I totally off? Math and such was never my strongest suit
« on: January 10, 2008, 12:08:52 PM »
Is it absolutely necessary to do the whole eattorney/OCI thing right now to get jobs for the summer? I feel like it MIGHT be a waste of my time since I don't know what my grades are, but I doubt I'll fall into the top 10/15% ... I only have 1 grade (a B+ in Contracts - above the curve), so yeah. I'm not interested in working outside of the greater Cincinnati area (where I go to school), and I'm mostly interested in working as a clerk or in a smaller firm ... and I keep hearing at my school how firms/places hire through May (and even later). If I don't do it this year can I still do it next year?
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