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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:56:39 PM »
Are you an east-coaster as well? Stats?


In at Georgetown. Letter dated 4/7.

Good luck all.

Yes. Live near DC area.

4-4.1 GPA/T15-T30

UG: 3.9-4/164-165ish

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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 08, 2008, 04:37:25 PM »
In at Georgetown. Letter dated 4/7.

Good luck all.

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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 07, 2008, 01:10:00 AM »
Decision. I should be amongst the first to hear back because I live basically next to Georgetown.

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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 04, 2008, 11:15:03 PM »
So am I correct in that as far as people on here know only one person has gone to decision so far?

Nothing for me nor some friends who have pretty good numbers at an almost-as-good school.

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Transferring / Re: GULC Status Checker -- Anyone Go Decision?
« on: April 03, 2008, 09:11:29 AM »
They don't e-mail you when the status checker changes, and they never e-mail you to tell you that you're in.

FWIW, nothing here...better than 4.0/Top 25.

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1L job search / Re: bad ECONOMY = bad FALL 2008 OCIs?
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:12:26 AM »
I don't know, with all the blogs and internet out there tracking who is getting laid off, I think SA's are more hesitant to go to a firm that is laying people off. It would make me personally scared that they wouldn't offer me a job at the end of my SA.

I don't think it's going to have that huge an effect on OCI, but it seems like firms are taking smaller SA classes. I've also heard rumors from scared 2L's who have heard that their firm overbooked it's SA class, and will not be offering as many spots. If that happens, there will be more 3L's participating in Fall Recruitment. I'm not sure how that would effect 2L's interviewing for an SA position, but I don't like the sound of any of it.

everyone i spoke to had larger summer classes this year then last, including my firm... Kinda intimidating.  However, I doubt a bunch of no-offered 3L's will create any competition for 2L's during OCI.  It looks like most firms will be no offering, so I cannot see how they could possibly justify no-offering qualified SAs at the end of the summer only to turn around and hire 3L's that were no-offered elsewhere. 


Oh, and, it wasnt listed on that first list, but Theilen Reid (sp?) revoked some of their incoming summer classes offers and also cut back the duration of the summer program from 11 weeks to 8 weeks.  Very scary situation for those SAs still working there.


My bet is the economy will pick up following the presidential election and firms will give out the usual offers to both current 2Ls and rising 2Ls.

Any think it would be entirely inappropriate to email my firm and ask if the economy will have any impact on the summer program? I wanna line up an exit strategy in case I get a no-offer at the end of it.   



Thorc,

Don't do that. Have faith in yourself, and your work product. Leave it all out there, and let it speak for itself. You'll be fine!

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Tag. I'm splitting 1L summer between a firm and a fed. judge. I'll be sure to tell you how horrible my choice was in September.  :P

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1L job search / Re: Circuit Court Judge, Internship?
« on: March 02, 2008, 02:41:25 PM »
Hello!

I have an opportunity to work with a Circuit Court Judge as an L0 with an acceptance letter from a T1 school.

I want to emphasize ‘work with’ over ‘intern.’  I will be performing IT duties and other more menial labors due to my background in computer science. 

I have three questions, if you would be so kind as to answer them (or point me to a website with relevant information):   :)

1)   Is a Circuit Court Judge Internship a prestigious position (does it usually pay, is it sought after, etc), or does it vary wildly by state?
2)   How much does it matter that I do internships in a state that I will eventually be working it? For example, I do not care where I work as a lawyer, as long as it is BIGLAW.  Do I need to intern in specific states (like not Montana, West Virginia, North Dakota, etc.) or will it not have an impact?
3)   Lastly, is this going to be a better resume builder than just jerking it over the summer, or could it potentially hurt my long term job prospects by nailing me down to one state?

I truly appreciate your helpful responses.  I look forward to the day I can pass on the advice that you give me.


Federal circuit judge? Yes, that's rare and fairly coveted. Never paid so far as I know, but it's possible some would pay you. It wouldn't pigeon-hole you into a region, but would certainly help you in the immediate vicinity as you'd make many contacts. Federal circuits encompass more than one state anyway, so that's another consideration...

It can only help, and cannot hurt. Congrats.

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2L job search / Re: Big Law from UT
« on: February 27, 2008, 10:11:10 PM »
I think 3.39 is better than you think...probably close to top 1/3 (it is at my similarly ranked school, anyway). In any event, I think she'll be fine though it won't come as easy as it may to you.

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1L job search / Re: Newb Question about 1L Summer Pay
« on: February 23, 2008, 01:42:58 PM »
Okay-- so Biglaw 1L SA pays $2,000-$3,000 a week.

What about Mid or Small firms? Would someone in the middle of the class at Michigan or Cornell be able to get a paying job at a smaller firm and what would that pay?

Would there be a difference between Michigan and Cornell for landing a 1L summer job?

It will all come down to your resume. If it is good, the fact you're going to a great school will bolster an already-strong chance at getting an interview. If it is not overly impressive, your fall grades will provide you with an opportunity to stand out in the crowd. So it will come down to you, basically -- not your choice of law school.

And if you're interested in the money amounts, look up firms in your desired location on NALP. All of them state what the pay is. It's usually the same for 1Ls and 2Ls though sometimes it varies (NALP will say if there is a difference). The salary seems to generally be what you'd be getting weekly if you were a regular associate. This is how it is at the firm I'm working for, anyway.

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