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Current Law Students / Tell me about Seattle firms
« on: November 19, 2008, 09:52:11 PM »
Especially more local ones. Davis Wright Tremaine, Tonkon Torp, Lane Powell. Thoughts?

Choosing the Right Law School / Go to a T14 IN THIS ECONOMY!
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:05:52 PM »
Seriously. I foolishly choose a T18-15 with money over lower T14s. Ended up at median 1L year. So far jobless. This especially applies to people who are much better at standardized tests than studying. Better to have a big debt and a big salary than small debt and no salary

Job Search / Resume Update
« on: October 07, 2008, 08:57:40 AM »
I have heard back from all my OCI interviews, with the exception of the first. THe first also happens to be the frim I want most. I recently made the mock trial team at my school. Absurd to send someone at that firm an updated resume? Would I send it to someone I interviewed with?

Job Search / Emergency Measures
« on: October 06, 2008, 09:52:44 PM »
T20  2L (not T14) slightly below median grades. Only two callbacks, one rejection, one haven't heard back yet. I think it is safe to assume the worst. Did a not so mass-mail, which has ensured a few rejection letters in my mailbox daily. Now what? I figure this summer is shot, probably go back to unpaid DA position. How do I set myself up well for next year (other than grades..)?

Choosing the Right Law School / UTexas placement outside of TX
« on: October 10, 2007, 06:33:22 PM »
So I am a 1L at UT. Really enjoying it so far. Austin is a great city (for a student, at least). However, I dont really think I would like to practice in TX. Sure, I might, but feel I might want to be closer to home (and somewhere that isnt 90 in october...). I hear UT does pretty well in the east, northeast, but how well? Perhaps more to the point - how well must I do? NYC, DC, and Boston would all be great (I'm guessing Boston would be, by far, the hardest to get into) I dont need V50 or anything. Lifestyle and exit options are far more important to me than cash - one of the nice things about UT's tuition... So any success stories? I dont expect any "below median and at Cravath!" but something...hopeful?

There is a lot i like about USC (their generosity when it comes to merit aid being one of my favorite things about them.) I want to work on the west coast, they are the only cali school i got into, and it seems like a really great place (have heard people rave about the student body.) However
1.) I have no car. It is very, very, very unlikely I will be able to afford a car. I here it is utter madness to be at USC without a car. True?
2.) I have no idea where to live. It seems on-campus housing would be best for my first year, but how difficult is that to get? How much?
ty in advance

Choosing the Right Law School / Questions about USC
« on: April 02, 2007, 02:06:06 PM »
USC just blind-sided me with 20k a year (i think, more on that later.) Few questions

1.) How is the student body? Hyper-competitive? Cut-throat? How are they compared to, say, vandy (my other top choice)

2.) Where do I live? For how much? The living expenses estimate given by USC is around 13k. Accurate? I wont have a car. Is it possible for a law student to live on campus?

3.) I am fairly certain i want to practive west of the mississipi. Does this alone make USC a better choice than vandy?

4.) Finally, I want to make sure I am reading this right. The letter says "USC... has awarded you a $20,000 tuition scholarship for each of the next three academic years." This mean 60k right? Seems that way. Just odd as my stats are hardly stellar for usc (3.7/167) Still, not gonna argue with em.

5.) Anybody know when the dealine for accepting the offer is? Cant find it and lady at the office just told me "she wasnt sure, but assumed asap"

Choosing the Right Law School / Have to decide - Vandy or ND
« on: March 24, 2007, 05:46:43 PM »
Both gave me 10,000 a year. Notre Dame is closer to home, and will be cheaper. I have no idea where i want to work. Am pretty sure I would not want to work east of the Mississippi. However, i want to have as many options as possible. which is my school?

Choosing the Right Law School / Still haven't heard from UCLA
« on: March 14, 2007, 08:22:47 PM »
assume ding?

Currently I have merit scholarships from minn, nd, and vandy. I would love to squeeze just a little more out of them, but im not sure how. A current student at one said it was worth a shot. He just didnt tell me how i go about doing it.

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