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Current Law Students / Seeking Advice
« on: April 02, 2009, 11:24:38 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, 03:27:32 PM »
Sounds like Forum Shopping to me, I'd bet it gets knocked out by Erie.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 27, 2007, 01:55:50 PM »
Do any of you guys know who the cable provider out in Lubbock is?

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 07, 2007, 12:00:51 AM »
I've actually decided to try and get away from some of the undergrads.  They make more noise than I want to deal with next year.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 06, 2007, 10:15:38 PM »
While I am male, and am not looking for a roommate, I'm wondering what you think of Canyon Crossing.  I've heard that they've got some really nice units, and give good discounts to law students.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:02:16 AM »
I have gotten nothing (of substance) from Tech since back in December when I got accepted. 

Most schools as I understand it require you to tell them every minor thing you've ever done.  It is to make sure you are ethical enough.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 02, 2007, 02:14:26 PM »
That's interesting...  I didn't know those holidays were optional for schools.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: May 02, 2007, 01:30:00 PM »
So I've got a question for those of you living in Texas.  I was looking at a Calander for next year, and noticed that Tech has very few federal holidays.  Is it a Texas thing that Veterens day and President's day don't warrent a day off, or is that a Texas Tech thing? 

Just something strange I noticed.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: April 28, 2007, 05:38:43 PM »
Speaking of Facebook, I discovered that if you search for Texas Tech Law '10, there already is a group out there.  I'm currently the only Allen in the group so feel free to add me as a friend.

Texas Tech / Re: Class of 2010
« on: April 28, 2007, 01:36:51 AM »
I decided to come to Tech for several reasons actually.  I was born and raised out near Los Angeles, and actually had not been to Texas until a few weeks ago.  As I was looking for schools however I was really impressed with Tech.  Peoplem seemed to really love the school, which was not something I saw at a lot of the other schools I applied.  Plus the cost of living in Lubbock is low enough that I can live well next year.  Cost of living in California is way more than I really can afford.  When I found out I can get a nice apartment for $600 a month out there I was shocked, where I am a one bedroom will run $2000+.

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