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Job Search / Re: Alternative Careers for Lawyers
« on: December 12, 2008, 04:01:30 PM »
In house counsel =/= alternative. 

policy is the "why."  Why is the law a good/bad idea, from a wide range of perspectives. 

Current Law Students / Re: Not sure which SBA position to run for... Advice?
« on: September 03, 2008, 11:44:38 AM »
nthing not doing it at all.  SBA is generally ineffective and time-consuming.  YMMV.

Current Law Students / Re: Which path to law school would you take?
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:50:39 PM »
I'd do whatever you think would be the most fun.  Otherwise what's the point?  You could get hit by a bus in a year.

Current Law Students / Re: How much do summer associates make?
« on: August 24, 2008, 08:56:12 AM »
If only there was a searchable database with information about how much firms pay summers, how many they hire, and how many attorneys are at their offices...

Current Law Students / Re: SA Offer Status?
« on: August 23, 2008, 08:12:10 AM »
It was a no-offer; "sorry we're not inviting you back," that jag.  Mid-market firm, 100 attorneys or so in a major regional market.  Still waiting to have a more detailed conversation about the rationale and how much it was tied to the economy, etc.  Probably won't be doing BIGLAW across the board; it wasn't a great fit for me at any rate; I didn't really care about whether our clients won or lost, so big-picture wise it was probably good for me.

Current Law Students / Re: SA Offer Status?
« on: August 22, 2008, 10:01:49 AM »
got no-offered; still working on figuring out what effect the economy had on the decision.

Current Law Students / Re: How to stand out in screening interviews?
« on: August 21, 2008, 06:35:24 AM »
There isn't really any formula, the biggest thing to do is to be comfortable and have a conversation with the interviewer.  The easiest path to this is to have something that stands out on your resume that is different; maybe you wrote a novel, maybe you backpacked mongolia for a year, maybe you rode your bike across the US; something that will bring with it a good anecdote that the interviewer will remember you by.

Or be the editor of law review.

Job Search / Re: Is it Acceptable to Round Your GPA on a Resume?
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:12:37 PM »
I'd check your school's policy, most are pretty clear.  That said, from an intellectual honesty POV, my gut says that rounding to hundredths is ok, rounding to tenths is not, due to the large difference in magnitude.

Current Law Students / Re: First Assignments
« on: August 14, 2008, 09:00:48 AM »
A week isn't enough time?  really?

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