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2L job search / spring internship advice
« on: December 21, 2008, 11:42:23 PM »
Which internship experience would prove to be "better-looking" on the resume for law firms?  FTC (Federal Trade Commission) or Bank of America in house.  I have done externships for a while but this is a tough decision to make (altho a good dilemma).  Both would look great on the resume, but I am looking for one that will provide the best opportunity to get a law firm job eventually.  Basically, which one would law firms like better??

Any advice would help, thanks

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2L job search / Re: Advice for those still looking...
« on: October 20, 2008, 02:08:05 PM »
are direct writes different than emails?  Im assuming the direct writes is the snail mail approach addressed to their recruiting director.


Direct writes can be e-mail, that's what I used.  All it means is you are directly writing vs. On Campus Interviews.

It's a bit too late for big firms, but you can start e-mailing smaller firms.

Thx for the info.  I thought the same...big firms are pretty much done recruiting their classes.  How do you look up smaller firms?  I ask bc the ALM 200 firms are still on the bigger side and there really isnt much info on smaller firms ( at least publicly, i dont think)  if im wrong, please let me know of any sources

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2L job search / Re: Advice for those still looking...
« on: October 17, 2008, 07:05:00 PM »
are direct writes different than emails?  Im assuming the direct writes is the snail mail approach addressed to their recruiting director.

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2L job search / website: where students were hired at their schools
« on: July 16, 2008, 12:53:33 PM »
Does anyone here know the website where students annonymously list which law firms they get hired from in addition to their credentials?
I remember coming it across it once, but I forgot the website.  It's an extremely helpful site which lists every law school and the students post their credentials, hiring firms, and if they were hired or not. 
Please, if anyone has any idea, post for everyone here, thanks

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Transferring / What is the ACTUAL transfer process??
« on: May 19, 2008, 04:37:12 PM »
I am a PT at a T3/T4 school and I want to transfer to FT in a different school for personal/academic reasons in addition to testing out the transfer market.  The schools I want to transfer to have a checklist of what I have to complete (including a statement why I want to transfer) and when to send it by, but it seems as if the same application as 0L's are used for transfers as well. 
So my question is do I have to fill out the PS that pre- 1Ls write IN ADDITION to a transfer statement?  In other words, do I have to complete the entire application (PS, optional statement) or is a transfer statement enough?
If yes, since I applied to some of these schools pre-1L, should I write a "new" PS/optional statement?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hofstra PT or Southwestern PT
« on: July 19, 2007, 03:18:32 PM »
thanks for all the input...it's still hard, but i see what others think

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Where should I go next fall? / Hofstra PT or Southwestern PT
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:48:21 AM »
I am having trouble deciding on which school to attend...and need advice fast!
I just received a call from SW saying I got accepted to their PT program and that I have one day to decide.  I know the basic question is where do I want to end up working, but I don't think it's that easy.  I really like both schools, visited both, and enjoyed the atmosphere at both.  I feel that Hofstra is in competition with the other NYC city schools, all of which have a leg up on Hofstra.  So, even considering the bigger market, it is going to be difficult to find a good job in NYC.  But, NY is NY and does have many more firms to apply to. 
Now, SWlaw has a solid reputation in LA even for a tier3.  The job market there isn't as fierce or as big as NY so I feel I can obtain a better job out there (just my opinion).  Choosing SW means I would have to make a complete move, buy a car, apt, etc which means more money over Hofstra where I would be commuting from home. 
In terms of quality of school, they are similar.  But which is better in its respectful area?  Also, which school will give me the best opportunity to land a great job hopefully in a mid to big firm?  Any advice would be extremely helpful at this point...thanks     

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Acceptances / Re: Quinnipiac, Hofstra, or SW
« on: April 16, 2007, 11:30:24 AM »
Where do you want to work?

I would personally would want to work in NYC, but the competition plus the saturated market make it hard to get a "good" job placement if I dont attend a top tier.  With that said, I wouldnt mind working in LA. After visiting family there, I liked the atmosphere, weather, and ppl there.  Dont know much about the market there though.

I just want some comments and opinions regarding these three schools

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Where should I go next fall? / Quinnipiac, Hofstra, and SW
« on: April 14, 2007, 06:13:41 PM »
Any comments comparing these schools besides their locations?  All tier3 schools and respected in each of their locations but which would is just better in general?

Intangibles such as faculty, library, surrounding area, specific programs or what each school is known for would also help tremendously. 

I don't have much time to decide because I received their decisions recently.

Finally, is PT in these schools worth it over FT in a lower tiered school??

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Acceptances / Quinnipiac, Hofstra, or SW
« on: April 14, 2007, 06:11:19 PM »
Any comments comparing these schools besides their locations?  All tier3 schools and respected in each of their locations but which would is just better in general?

Intangibles such as faculty, library, surrounding area, specific programs or what each school is known for would also help tremendously. 

I don't have much time to decide because I received their decisions recently.

Finally, is PT in these schools worth it over FT in a lower tiered school??

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