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The class covers consumer and business bankruptcy, chapters 7,11,13.  Any suggestions for a supplement?

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Law Firms / Securities Litigation - Plaintiffs Side
« on: April 03, 2009, 09:56:29 AM »
Looking for some info re plaintiffs side securities litigation - what the work is like, hours, current state of the practice, etc.  In particular, I am looking for some information about medium size firms (60-100 attys) that specialize in representing institutional/municipal investors in class actions against corporations for securities fraud. Thanks.

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Law Firms / UBS Legal Summer Associate
« on: September 10, 2008, 08:57:28 PM »
Anyone have any info on the UBS Legal SA program?  Job description says position likely turns into admission for their full-time grad training program after graduation...anyone have info re that?   I thought Ibanks did not hire law school grads...

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2L job search / Summer Grade Boost to GPA
« on: August 15, 2008, 04:54:07 PM »
I am a rising 2L, took a class this summer, did well, and as a result my GPA changed from around a 3.55 to a 3.6.  After spring semester I was just outside top 15%...my school doesn't recalculate ranks after summer session.  While the change in GPA is not enormous, as a Tier 2 student a jump from just outside top 15% to, perhaps, top 10% would be huge in the job search.  My problem is that I asked my school to give me a top 10% GPA cutoff so I can put it on may resume and they are not getting back to me.  I would like to send out resumes to a handful of firms that did not attend OCI this week.  Any suggestions?  Leave the spring rank off and just go with the GPA?  Explain in cover letter?  I know OCS should be able to answer but they have been giving me the run around telling me to contact registrar for cutoffs and registrar has been non-responsive. 

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2L job search / Ranks on OCI Resume
« on: July 11, 2008, 03:02:54 PM »
Are class ranks expected to be on a resume submitted for OCI?  I know OCS says it is our decision, but I just wasn't sure if it is normal to keep it an unremarkable rank on there.  I am barely outside the top 15% at a T2, and I think just listing my GPA would look better than the GPA followed by a rank which it outide the top 15%...any thoughts? 

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Transferring / GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 01, 2008, 09:29:26 AM »
Have any transfer applicants gone decision?  trasferapps database shows many '07 admits around April 1.

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1L job search / State Supreme Court Judicial Internship vs Small-Mid Law SA
« on: February 21, 2008, 09:11:53 PM »
Here is my dilema...I sent out a large number of cover letter/resumes to mid/small size firms last week (after getting about 30 or so big law rejections) and have yet to hear back from anyone.  After sending those out I sent out a handful of letters/resumes to state supreme court justices and district ct judges.  Today I received an interview offer from a state supreme court justice.  I would prefer a paying job this summer, but I know state supreme court internships are limited.  So, I am not sure what to do, should I try to delay the interview in the hopes that I get an interview for a SA?  I am not going to go to an interview with a judge unless I am plan on accepting the job if she offers it to me during the interview.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Also, what is considered better on a resume a small/mid SA or a judicial internship at the state supreme court?  FYI - I plan on going the corporate law route after graduation.  My fall grades put me in top 5% at a T2.

Thanks.

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1L job search / Corporate Law Summer Position
« on: October 16, 2007, 12:28:29 PM »
I know Biglaw firms have very few summer associate positions for 1Ls, but do any of you know if large financial institutions (I-banks, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds) offer summer jobs to 1Ls?  I am interested in Corporate Law and I think working in that field would be of more use than interning for a judge who doesn't se emuch corporate litigation.  Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.

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Have any transfer applicants gone decision?  trasferapps database shows many '07 admits around April 1.

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Financial Aid / Grad Plus vs NJCLASS
« on: June 20, 2007, 12:43:08 PM »
Anyone attending school in NJ and have info on the NJCLASS loan issued by the NJ Higher Education Assistance Authority?  It is a fixed loan at 6.8% for defferred payments and 6.0% for non deffered auto-payments.  It sounds pretty good to me, but I must admit I haven't done extensive research on loan options.  Does this sound like a good deal to you?  After reading the terms of most grad plus loans the NJCLASS loan seems like a better option..am I missing something?

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