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Job Search / Re: Not being able to work during your first year?
« on: October 08, 2007, 08:01:53 AM »
Agreed.  Focus your first year on getting solid grades and you'll hopefully get a 2L summer associate job that easily pays off your first year debt.  After 1L, you can get a clerk position during the school year (assuming you aren't time-committed with Law Review/Journal, etc).

However, if you are really in a cash-crunch, most schools allow a "financial need" exception but restrict you to 6-10hrs/week in your 1L.  Those are granted only by exception.

Good luck!

Current Law Students / Re: Favorite Weezer Song
« on: October 08, 2007, 07:43:07 AM »
"Say It Ain't So" or "Holiday", both off the Blue Album.
Good post.

Job Search / Re: Split Summers
« on: October 08, 2007, 07:39:12 AM »
thanks gcm1313, those are the same concerns/thoughts that I have about the split summer.  any comments from anyone that has personally done a split summer?


Job Search / Split Summers
« on: October 07, 2007, 02:00:46 PM »
Has anyone done a split summer during their 2L summer?  I have narrowed it down to two firms that I have offers from and I like both of them.  They are very similar in practice group, size, reputation.  One is in DC and the other is in Philadelphia.  I prefer the Philadelphia market and am leaning that way after graduation, but would like to experience the DC law environment (especially for I.P.).  Both firms offer split summers, but I'd like to know the pros/cons from people that have done this already (i.e. did they get offers from both firms after the summer, did they get a good feel from both/either firm in the abbreviated time at each firm, etc).

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
~This Guy

Job Search / Re: Accepting an Offer
« on: October 07, 2007, 01:55:57 PM »
First, congrats on the offer! 

Second, the general protocol is to call the hiring manager (or the partner that notified you of your offer) and formally accept.  If you do not get in direct touch with the hiring manager (i.e. get their voicemail), leave a message regarding the offer and call the HR manager to confirm your acceptance. 

Regardless of what method above you end up using, follow-up with an email to the hiring manager confirming your acceptance and CC: the HR manager.  That is just professional edicate.

Congrats again!

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