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My grades were much worse second semester 1L.  I did the best ever first semester 2L. It is a yo yo

Job Search / Re: POOR GRADES
« on: October 18, 2007, 06:34:22 PM »
thorc954 makes a good point, which might help you keep it in perspective. Imagine what the folks with mediocre grades in law schools 50-200 are thinking? They can't get jobs now I would imagine, but their job prospects for after graduation are in even more doubt than ours. We will have JDs, we will get jobs doing some legal thing or another, and we will not be houswives that sit around and let their brilliant well paid men pay for everything. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that, for those women out there on the dole. Amen.

Job Search / Re: POOR GRADES
« on: October 18, 2007, 06:29:30 PM »
Do we have a chance at a decent job? Sure, but who the hell has the time to find it? I have found the leg work prohibitively time consuming.  I simply do not have the time to keep up with school work, the journal, and conduct a never-ending job search. At some point this job search thing has diminishing returns. If we invest all our time in the job search, this may be to the detriment of our grades.  Then there is a chance that not only do you not have a job, but you have another set of bad grades. Who needs that? I'm thinking about being a research assistant this summer, going abroad to study and knock out a few credits, or, *gasp* working part time as a court runner, or at the law library, or some lame thing. What more can I do. I'm going to shoot out resumes here and there, try to send out 5 per week or something. But, I'm through letting this consume my life. Like you, I have a boyfriend with the grades, an Ivy Educ., and a stellar job. He's making it and I am happy for him. I am also proud of myself to. Cheer up sister, we'll have jobs too...eventually. In the meantime, let's let the guys take us out for a nice dinner. We are no slouches either, and we deserve it!!

Job Search / Re: POOR GRADES
« on: October 17, 2007, 09:58:11 PM »
Although this does you no good in terms of your job search, please know that you are not alone. A majority of the kids at lower T1 schools are in exactly the same position as you. Like me for example. My grades after 1L were not bad, but not stellar, landing me in the top 30%.  Like you I am at a T1 but it hardly counts as it is not T14.  I am on a journal, my casenote was chosen for publication, and I had a great federal clerkship last summer. I got an "A" in legal writing last year. I have a few little connections in the area where I would like to work, contacted those people, sent out over 50 resumes, and here we are nearly at the end of recruiting season, and fact of life is, no one wants me either. There is hope for people like us, but relief is not going to come soon. As in, we are going to have to wait 10 years to get the job the top ten percenters scored last month. Law school is a racket. Congratulate yourself for making it as far as you have, reassess your summer job prospects, and move forward. (Doesn't make it suck any less though, I hear ya.)   

Job Search / Re: maritime law
« on: May 24, 2005, 07:11:30 AM »
Tulane Law School has an enormous admiralty and maritime law program, or so i've heard, from all of their promotional materials

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