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Job Search / Re: Thank you notes after screening interviews?
« on: September 10, 2008, 04:20:28 PM »
I had an interviewer I didn't like at all. Should I send him an F. You note?

Current Law Students / Re: I did not get an A in my first law school class
« on: September 01, 2008, 03:39:20 PM »
There is a new show about public defenders on tonight called "raising the Bar." It stars Zach Morris from saved by the bell. I'm hoping screech makes a guest appearance as a sexual predator.

Current Law Students / Re: I Passed the Bar!
« on: September 01, 2008, 03:37:59 PM »
Congrats. I'm glad I don't have to worry about that for another two years.

Current Law Students / Re: Law School and real life
« on: September 01, 2008, 10:26:03 AM »
"I love reading about cases, learning new legal terms and I feel more empowered every time I learn more about law and the background associated with it."

So buy some law textbooks and save yourself 100k in tuition...

Oh, I'm not doing that much work. I probably shouldn't be so surprised that I didn't get an A because of that very fact! I brief each case and do an end of class outline, and take notes... and do the reading. Other than that, I pretty much only studied for about 6 hours the day of the exam and attended a few study groups. Still, I felt like I knew the material cold (let's face it, it's not that complicated, just a lot to remember) so I expected an A- at least, and ended up with a B+.

Then again, woe is me, right? A B+ isn't so bad.

Have you read Getting to Maybe?  If you're putting all this work, you might not be studying smart.  Don't underestimate the utility of a tactical change.

Don't worry so much about grades. If you didn't get into a t14, you probably won't get a job. If I were you I would try to get a joint degree like an JD/MBA or MD/JD if possible. You want to stay in school as long as possible so you defer your loans and avoid a default. If you can't stay in school, then I recommend this site:

If you are a woman, then you could try porn on the west coast. You can make more money as a porn star than as a lawyer. You don't even have to be pretty if you're willing to do really gross stuff...

 ;) Why so serious?

It won't be the last time you don't get an A.  I made about 5 A's in my entire law school career after making probably less than 5 B's during my previous academic experience.  It's hard to accept that you aren't the smartest person in the class any more, but the sooner that you do accept that fact the easier it will be for you to come to terms with not making the absolute top grades. 

Getting A's on law school exams does not make you smarter than people getting B's. If someone actually tried to turn in a law school exam as some sort of final work product, it would most likely be urinated on then set on fire or otherwise rejected. The quality of writing on law school exams is piss poor, and when you go to practice law you're not taking exams for clients. Some people are better at handling the time pressure of exams than others. I hardly see how that makes them smarter generally.

Job Search / Re: are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 28, 2008, 10:43:44 PM » aware that hours billed is different from hours worked. If you go to nalp it shows both. According to nalp you work 2300 hours tops and make 160,000 at the big firms. That's less than 50 hours a week. That hardly seems like the long/hard hours everyone says big law requires.

Job Search / Re: are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 28, 2008, 09:23:15 PM »
I don't really see how they're working all of the time. at the most, I see around 2300 hours worked as the average for the largest firms. That comes out to less than 50 hours a week...

So, are those numbers just lies or what?

you really want to spend more than a couple years billing 2200 hours...? You know you only have so much living you can do before you die right?

I'd be a prostitute. Oh wait, that's what I am now. j/k El O El

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