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General Board / Re: 2011 Employment Prospects worst in 18 Years
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:36:24 AM »
Those numbers don't surprise me one bit. The market is bad right now, and may remain that way for years. I wonder, however, how many recent grads simply refuse to accept jobs that they think are "beneath" them? Do alot of young grads have a $$$ figure in mind, and refuse to work for less? I'm also surpised by how many grads refuse to go into solo practice. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully aware of how tough it would be to start up a solo practice fresh out of law school. But if I'd been looking for a job unsuccessfully for nine months, I'd take anything.

There are some jobs that aren't worth taking, or are actually bigger resume killers than being unemployed. The market is the market - if there were jobs out there worth taking, people would take them. There isn't some mass boycott of worthwhile jobs being turned down out of some sense of entitlement, as you seem to be implying. To the extent there are jobs out there that are going unfilled, the market has deemed them worthless.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: What does a model answer look like?
« on: November 09, 2009, 03:58:33 PM »
He's looking to see that you are smart enough to identify the legal problems.  This means (1) whether you use one rule or another; and (2) whether the facts fit the given rule.  Use headers for each issue.  Headers are your friend.

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General Board / Re: What classes to take to prepare for Big Law?
« on: October 07, 2009, 01:58:56 PM »
obviously take the few core classes everyone finds helpful (business orgs, evidence) but if you are hard pressed for taking something else I recommend regulatory stuff like antitrust, securities reg, environmental, etc..  government is getting bigger, it only makes sense that more regulations will lead to more lit

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General Board / Re: Job Search Dilemma
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:40:26 PM »
It's better than a continued resume gap.  If you don't get anything in some months at least you can put down that you interned for a judge during your unemployment to stay on top of your legal skills.  And who knows, you might be able to network something out of it. 

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General Board / Re: Why this board sucks
« on: September 19, 2009, 02:26:05 PM »
It's kind of like around my school I have overheard 1L's heatedly debating among themselves cases they have recently read for torts or whatever.  In a year's time they will rarely be discussing cases they have been assigned (and if they are like me, rarely even be reading them). 


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General Board / Re: NOT going to class
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:11:22 PM »
2L & 3L should just have like 3-4 required classes like evidence / corps and then have an apprentice clinic type program for the rest. 

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General Board / Re: NOT going to class
« on: September 14, 2009, 05:18:27 PM »
really?  cuz all I noticed was that people ASSUMED this kind of stuff when in reality it was some random person you didn't know even attended your school with the highest grades

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General Board / Re: NOT going to class
« on: September 10, 2009, 02:40:20 PM »
you should drop out

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General Board / Re: Procedural Question
« on: September 10, 2009, 01:33:09 PM »
it was probably pleaded at the trial level.  what case is this?

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General Board / Re: NOT going to class
« on: September 09, 2009, 01:48:05 AM »
It's quite possible to get an A without ever attending class.  But why bother?  Class is like 2 hours a day?  Just go and surf the net.  You never know if something said will aid you.  I think class is just good for the peace of mind that you know the subjects that are being covered.

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