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General Board / Re: Ask Judge for Fewer Work Hours???
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:12:19 AM »
I also want to know if this is a US Circuit Court judge or a local trial judge. Although either way I would probably say dump trial ad. You'll probably learn more about advocacy in the internship anyway, whether it's a COA or local trial judge. Plus if you do well, you can get a recommendation from a judge (which is always a good thing to have) and you might be able to use his connections to get a job/clerkship.

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Transferring / Re: Transferring to a better school with lower medians
« on: September 16, 2009, 10:03:59 AM »
I would guess top half would give you a good shot. The only reason to transfer to Cornell, though, is if you want to work in NYC or Boston. Otherwise, UCLA and Vandy will get you where you want to go. UCLA and Vandy both do well in NYC as well, although I'd imagine Cornell's proximity would help because you could go down for interviews any time.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: September 04, 2009, 11:57:49 AM »

What kind of summer vacations did you enjoy as a kid?

Bruce offers other tips. One of them: Go to networking events with the goal of helping other people, even if its pointing them to the restroom or suggesting an online resource.

Pointing them to the bathroom? No offense, but I'm going with the goal to meet people.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: September 02, 2009, 09:41:56 PM »
I got like a bajillion rejections from NOT necessarily lower ranked but still TTT places.  I just do not get OCI ITE.  I don't understand what these different places are looking for.

Maybe your sense of entitlement and condescension to these "TTT" places came across in your interviews? Maybe they're looking for somebody who actually wants to be at the firm, and somebody who intends to be there long-term?

Hey, hey. Enough with the common sense around here. Geez.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: September 02, 2009, 12:24:16 PM »
Is this sentence pretentious?  I need to start a paper in a way that doesn't blow.

"Proposition 8 teeters above a political abyss, and common sense tells us that irreconcilable views about the definition of marriage, equally cherished by their proponents, cannot co-exist."

Why are you posting this in this thread?

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 31, 2009, 10:58:36 PM »
V50 callback.  (Thank God)  What, if anything, should I do to prepare?  I think the interview went well because I threw nervousness to the wind and bantered.

cool congrats...just be yourself...wait, no..be somebody else people might like  :P

lulz.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 28, 2009, 11:43:38 AM »
I just had to put 3K worth of poo on my own credit card for callbacks.  Are you f-ing kidding, law firms?

1) Just be grateful you have callbacks.

2) Don't the firms reimburse you?

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3L job search / Re: firstlawjob.com a godsend or a gimmick
« on: August 26, 2009, 08:36:49 PM »
I have used lawfirmconnect.com, and it worked well for me, thankfully I received an nice offer and I will start working next month thanks to using the service.  I a recently graduated myself and with very little experience.  This is the best service in in the industry, forget about legal authority owned by a white collar criminal and firstlawjob who is owned by scott grady who used to own findlawjob - another white collar criminal who is disbarred

I really hope no one falls for this. I love that all 3 of his posts say the same thing. At least put some effort into it...geez.

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Just go for it! What are they going to do...reject you?...

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2L job search / Re: Question on call back interviews
« on: August 15, 2009, 04:30:20 AM »
So, another question. I mentioned before that I only have one suit. Do firms realize that some people only have the one suit at this point? Furthermore, I doubt they're really going to remember much about what I was wearing from just a 20 minute interview (given all the people they saw that day). I figure if I just get a new shirt and tie to go with the suit I should be ok. Is this accurate? Obviously a new suit would be ideal, but that's just not realistic right now.

Yes, they realize some students only have one suit. Not a big deal. No they will never remember your suit (unless it stands out in a bad way...if it's black/blue/grey then you're fine). Suits all look the same anyway. You don't even really need a new shirt/tie either. No one is going to remember what you wore that day or even care as long as you look decent. Although having more than 1 dress shirt is probably a good idea. I have like 4 white shirts. Also, your shirt should either be white or light blue. You should not be wearing dress shirts of any other color in law firm interviews.

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