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3L job search / legalauthority.com
« on: July 28, 2006, 02:06:04 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with them?

Costly, but possibly worth it.  I'm looking to apply out of the region my school is in.  Out of where I lived.  These guys will match the area of law I want with their database, print out resumes, cover letters and envelopes for the firms where I want in the area I want, and send them to me.

I don't know if I care about their services other than that ease.  Finding firms takes a while, customizing and printing takes forever.  May be worth the money to avoid that.

Or may just steal $1000 from me that I'll never see again.  They are trying hard to sell to me, which makes me not trust them.  Makes them seem more about sales and less about recruitment - makes them seem less professional.

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1L job search / Re: Where do you stand with your job search?
« on: April 14, 2005, 07:49:39 PM »
Just got hired as a research assistant.


I'm pretty happy, I must say.

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1L job search / Prosecutors Office
« on: January 21, 2005, 01:18:17 AM »
I have an interview next week for a local county prosecutors office.

Where does this fall on the prestige scale?  While I'm certainly interested in prosecution, at least to the point I want to work here and see if it is for me, I'm a tad more interested in having the strongest resume possible.  Would I be better trying to clerk for a judge?

Unless the difference is great, though, I'd probably take this position (if offered) just for the "do I enjoy this" aspect.  I think I'd love it, I hear great things, I just want to be certain I shouldn't close the door to judicial clerkships before I investigate them.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Book Briefing
« on: January 21, 2005, 01:16:18 AM »
I stopped briefing the second week as well.  I didn't even book brief, I instead spent a lot of time with the hornbook around exams, as well as my comprehensive class notes.  I went back to the book for topics I knew would be on the exam.

My roommate and his study group spent significantly more time studying than I, and also much more time fretting.  As a result they did much worse on the exams than I did.

Bottom line is do what you feel works for you.  As LawGirl has pointed out, the object is to learn as much as to simply survive, as good grades here won't get you a damn thing later on if you can't put them to use.  My roommates group undeniably know the law more firmly than I, but the difference isn't monumental.  Typically we know the same, they just know it in a mildly finer detail.

I'm working on my study habits this semester, though.  They were always poor, and I'd like my conversations to reflect my grades. 

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Hmm.

I got into a top 10, but I applied at the deadline and got no money, so I went with a full ride to a tier 2.  I'm very happy, as my professors are very intelligent.  The student body seems to be less-than-mature, but I accept that as it only helps me with the curve.

I had considered transferring at first, but was talked out of it by lawyers telling me class rank is more important than school, and that transferring was a bad idea, as you are starting new and losing the important contacts you need in November of your second year.

Hmm..

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