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Job Search / Re: any hope for a firm???
« on: August 28, 2005, 08:20:06 PM »
Just be honest.  You don't really want to work for a big firm, you just want big firm dollars.  The chances of that happening without being at least top quarter and/or law reivew are not very good.  But as top third, you should be able to get a decent mid-size firm job and after working up a reputation there for 2-3 years, you may be able to crack BigLaw.

Job Search / Re: summer before law school
« on: May 02, 2005, 05:18:40 PM »
Don't worry about doing anything law-related before you get to law school.  Next summer you'll have a law related job, probably for free or credit.  Don't be too anxious to jump into a legally related job now.  Even from Penn, most firms don't even look at 1L's.  The few that do are probably going to hire someone who's been out in the workforce for a few years and have gone back to school.  Your first summer you'll probably be working for a judge, as a research assistant for a prof, a DA or public defender's office, public interest group, or for a small private practice if you already have contacts.  Taking one of these your 1L summer will definitely impact what firms will look at you for your 2L summer, but the big firms really won't consider anyone until that second year.  So this summer, get a job that will allow you to make a few bucks and have fun.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 19, 2004, 05:48:11 AM »
Sorry Ginatio, having seen your posts on other boards I should have of those things about text and voice inflection...they don't really seem to blend.

I read Law School Confidential, which was kinda helpful if you're at one of the uber-competitive schools, which I'm hoping we're not.

And no, I don't know who took out The Paper Chase...While it's a rite of passage, I would prefer to wait until after a few classes to jump into panic mode.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 18, 2004, 08:36:54 PM »
Wow, I'm being called an a-hole and I didn't even take the thing out...First day as a law student and I'm feeling the love already.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 18, 2004, 06:51:23 PM »
I passed on the Onion because I frankly didn't feel like rollin' in by myself.  Friday night though...Our day wraps up early, leaving plenty of time to go home and nap and whatnot before heading out.

Kristin, no excuses for missing Friday night!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 16, 2004, 05:46:42 PM »
So I bought books today...and wanted to cry, literally.  It was more money than I spent on the last 2 years of undergrad books combined.  But c'est la vie.

I also haven't heard of this entrance interview thing.  Also haven't done the readings...Looked at them quickly, but don't really plan on doing anything for them til Wednesday night.

I'm not sure I like this whole living alone thing.  My parents drive me nuts and I think I'd rather jump off a cliff than live at home, but after living with family for 18 years, a roommate in a crowded dorm for 2, and a fraternity house for 2, this whole isolation thing isn't really what I'm accustomed to, nor what I really prefer.  Gimme a room to myself in a house or dorm full of people and I'm as happy as can be.  Anyone else not really feelin' the adjustment?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 15, 2004, 03:54:58 PM »
I guess ol' section is gonna be a big PSU party.  Fine by me.  :)  Do you think they'll let us stick a keg in the corner of the classrooms?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 12, 2004, 04:00:38 PM »
Alright, finally have internet and cable TV in the apartment, which means I'm officially moved in!  :)

So at what point do we move this discussion from the pre-law board to the Villanova section of the Students & Graduates board.  Not that I think we will, but when do you suppose we're actually Villanova students?  Is it at orientation?  Our first class?  Or when we break down and buy the "We're not snobs...we're just better than you" shirt?

Any of you other Penn Staters looking at the names on your class rosters and recognizing some of them?  It's gonna be an interesting year.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 11, 2004, 06:39:30 AM »
I always spend a decent amount of my workout on cardio--either elliptical or rowing machine.  I use weights and Nautilus and such, but they're really kinda lost on me.  I'm not big, I'm never gonna be big, and I'd probably look weird if I was.  I'm more interested in getting rid of the beer gut I spent 4 years perfecting at PSU.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone soon to Villanova IL's out there?
« on: August 10, 2004, 12:46:14 PM »
Where are you living PSU4?

The people at Comcast for some reason had scheduled me as a custom installation, which I shouldn't be, so I was able to get that pushed up to day after tomorrow, thank God.

I believe the gym on campus is directly across from the law school building, but I'm also curious as to what the facilities are like.  I don't really particularly feel like waiting around to use equipment, a la White Building.  I'm going to keep my LA Fitness membership for the first month and use the one in Havertown while checking out the gym at 'nova, and if it's decent then I'll drop my LA membership, since there's no point in paying if I have free access to a decent place.

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