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Current Law Students / Seeking Advice
« on: April 02, 2009, 10:24:38 AM »
So I'm a 2L at Texas Tech right now and am trying to get things setup for next year. I'm currently looking at two different options for the summer and am at an absolute deadlock as to what I want to do. A little back ground, after school I want to be a DA in one of the larger cities in Texas. My grades are average and I am not doing a journal or mock trial or anything. However what I have been doing for the past year is placing a particular emphasis on experience. I had my summer internship last year and when the program ended I ended up sticking around and have been there since. Now as I get ready for my next Summer I've been given two options:

Option One: Stay where I am in the DA's office, and get my 3rd year bar card. They've told me that they would like to try and get me some actual courtroom time which would be great experience. The downside of this is that the position would be unpaid (grr) however I really love working at this office.

Option Two: I've been offered a clerkship in the DA's appellate division for the summer. While this would be paid (though not much) I would not be getting the time in the courtroom. Also there is the consideration that I would be able to work on my writing skills and would get to learn a lot of lessons of what not to do as a prosecutor.

So the basic question I'm left with is what will employers see as a better way to spend my 2L summer? Any help would really be great!

Current Law Students / Re: Another Civ Pro Question
« on: December 10, 2007, 02:27:32 PM »
Sounds like Forum Shopping to me, I'd bet it gets knocked out by Erie.

Law School Admissions / Re: Apply early or not?
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:05:32 AM »
I applied early heard from about half my schools before Christmas.  So I'm glad I personally did, however if you're questionable at a school you'll be pushed back with everybody else.

Law School Admissions / Re: Penn State Wait List (2 more weeks)
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:03:29 AM »
I did apply for Full Time status, and got offered a spot in the part time class.  I was also placed on the waitlist for the Full Time class, to see if I could upgrade from part time to full time.

Law School Admissions / Re: Penn State Wait List (2 more weeks)
« on: April 23, 2007, 12:24:56 PM »
I'm wondering if anybody else got offered admissions part time to Penn State?  In the end I had to pass on the offer (part time means no aid money), however I've not heard anybody else get offered part time yet.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What is a note taking program?
« on: April 20, 2007, 01:57:57 PM »
I'm liking Microsoft One Note.

Law School Admissions / Re: Penn State adcomms held hostage?
« on: March 19, 2007, 02:31:25 PM »
I was accepted back in January to their part time program, however due to only making it part time, I will not be attending next year.

Law School Admissions / Re: Texas Tech
« on: March 18, 2007, 06:41:12 PM »
I got a scholarship.  Not the biggest in the world, however it includes In State tuition which will be a huge help next year.  No word yet on any of my other financial aid, I'm in the same position where I will need the aid for living expenses and moving.

Law School Admissions / Re: Texas Tech
« on: March 17, 2007, 02:51:08 PM »
Also I'm a bit worried, I don't have any real employment, is that going ot bar me from most places in Lubbock?  I plan to use loans to pay my cost of living.

Thanks again for all the help!

Law School Admissions / Re: My cycle is over!
« on: March 17, 2007, 01:01:59 PM »
My cycle has basically come to an end.  I'm still technically waiting for John Marshall (Illinois) to respond, however I've decided to accept my offer from Texas Tech.

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