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Job Search / What does a summer asssociate do?
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:28:39 AM »
I was fortunate enough to receive an offer from a great law firm in the area I want to practice.  Even though this is a 1L position, I would really like to work at this firm post-graduation.  Needless to say, I want to make a good impression.  Are firms usually understanding that, outside of the required 1L classes, 1Ls typically don't know much?  Do they try to coach and supervise your learning to make sure you have a good work product or do they expect summer associates to already know what they should be doing?  Should I be doing anything other than working on my legal research and writing skills to prepare for the summer? 

Any advice from those who have been through it would be greatly appreciated.

Current Law Students / Converting LEEWS to mp3..........
« on: June 28, 2007, 09:23:21 AM »
Has anyone on this forum had any success in regards to converting their LEEWS cds to mp3 format?  I really want to purchase the cds but I don't even have a cd player anymore and haven't heard of anyone being able to rip the cds to an mp3.  Any thoughts?

A little background: I have narrowed down my acceptances to a t2 in the state where I want to practice with no mention of money (school #1) and another T2 with a full-ride + stipend (only for the first year) in the town where I currently live (school #2). I know school #2, although close to where I want to practice, won't offer as many opportunities upon graduation as #1, but unless I can get in-state tuition at #1 I will be paying significantly more $$$ to attend (about 54K more). 

My question is, assuming school #1 ends up not offering any money, would you: take the $$$ from the other t2 and just stay there? Screw the $$$ and go with the school with the best job prospects? or would anyone take the first year $$$ at school #2 and then try to transfer to #1? 

If you thought the third option was best, do you have any idea if it would be relatively easy to transfer considering both schools are t2(only about 5 spots different)?

Choosing the Right Law School / Adamant about staying put......selfish?
« on: January 25, 2007, 07:32:09 AM »
My wife has very strong feelings about not moving for law school, to GW in particular.  Right now we live comfortably on both our incomes in a city with a very low cost of living.  I have received a full scholarship at a t2 schooll here, but really want to go to GW.  Her concern is that not only will she then bear the entire burden of our support, she will do so in a new unfamiliar location with an exponentially higher cost of living.

She is also concerned with the debt I will incur at GW (115K+).  I told her it would pay off in the long run since GW is a great school with great opportunities. Am I being selfish in wanting to move (I told her I would work and do the Part-time program)?  Anyone else having a similar problem?

Choosing the Right Law School / Any chance 3.6 (4.0 Degree)/162 LSAT
« on: December 22, 2006, 08:14:45 PM »
I have a 3.6 GPA (4.0 Degree) 162 LSAT. Worked full-time through school, officer of one club, represented my undergraduate school in a couple competitions, served in the Marines, and a few other soft factors. Do I have a shot in the dark at any of the schools listed below. I also have a couple alcohol related misdemeanors (that is why I have applied to a lot of schools).

Georgetown (PT)
George Washington (PT)
University of Notre Dame
Washington and Lee
University of North Carolina
George Mason (FT or PT)
Indiana Bloomington
Case Western
Wake Forest

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