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Congrats on making it in. While it is an accomplishment making it in, the reality of it is is thatit is only helpful in getting your foot in the door. I can tell you that at my T3 school,only a handful of people had jobs (be it after graduation or for their 2L/3L summers). The reality of it is, that unless you're at a T14 school, the job market for lawyers is a tough one and law review only puts you ahead so far. You have to do a lot to distinguish yourself from the bunch and the interview is obviously the first step at doing that. Ace the interviews and you'll be one step closer to that "dream job". Good luck!

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General Board / Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« on: July 24, 2007, 01:07:08 PM »
one, i will.

and two, dude get over yourself. heaven forbid anyone hates micro$oft.

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General Board / Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« on: July 23, 2007, 12:10:18 PM »
newly converted linux user here and i have to say that i love love LOVE my new os. it's just a shame that for the most part, law schools do not offer support for us linux users. the thorn in my side will have to  be figuring out how to tap into my schools ultra-secured WPA2 network- if ANYONE has figured that out, please HELP- i've been banging my head against a wall for WEEKS trying to get this thing to work. anyway, i plan on using openoffice for most of my notetaking and other word processing duties, firefox for internet browing, gaim for i-m, and thunderbird for my mail. other than that, there isn't much i need for law school.

oh, and i'm a linux user not to be cool but because one, i got sick of micro$oft, and two, i wanted to try something out of the norm. plus, it's great having all of this free software at my disposal that micro$oft tends to charge an arm and a leg for.

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Book Sales and Trades / Re: LEEWS
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:28:36 PM »
sold.

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Book Sales and Trades / LEEWS
« on: June 26, 2007, 11:34:41 AM »
I have an excellent condition LEEWS set with CD's and all the other documents/booklets that came with for sale. Selling for $75 shipped anywhere in the continental US. All CD's work on a computer except for CD #3 (out of 8) which for some reason when I try to play it, I get a message stating there was a copyright issue involved (could be just with my computer- the CD is NOT burned, they are all original LEEWS CDs) but the CD works beautifully in a CD player so it's definitely not a physical problem.

If interested, let me know.

Paypal accepted.

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General Board / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:51:05 AM »
I stopped briefing second semester and I definitely think my grades improved as a result of the more efficient use of my time. Briefing is a waste and it's tedious as all hell. Spend your time learning the black letter law and you'll be fine.

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General Board / Re: Any Chance at Columbia
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:37:28 PM »
You would need to provide more info like your actual LSAT score, whether you're a URM, work experience, extra curriculars, whether you're a non-trad, etc if you want to get any useful feedback on your chances. Your gpa alone doesn't help.

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What was titcr mean?

I was trying to ask for advice not whine 007. I was just wondering if anyone else had an amorphous schedule like mine and how they are scheduling. I know my plate is light {maybe should not have said tolerable} I didn't mean to come off as complaining, just asking for advice. You schedule seems like a good idea lawchick, I think I will stick with something similar.

titcr= this is the credited response

Glad I could be of some help.

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General Board / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 05, 2007, 12:14:13 PM »
I'm checking for my grades about 20 times a day. I only received one so far and I'm stuck waiting for the other 5. Rumor has it, from upperclassmen, that I won't be seeing all of my grades til the end of JULY!!! How do schools get away with that crap especially when students are looking to transfer out? Utterly ridiculous.

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I work full-time and take 2 summer classes.  My advice:  stop whining!

Even though this was a bit on the harsh side titcr. I'm working a full time job, taking a summer class, and working a part time job on the weekends. Believe me, your plate is light with only part time work (where you make your own hours it seems) and a summer class. It is possible to do both and still spend time with the SO- only you know what you're capable of in terms of devoting a set amount of time for each activity. Just put yourself on a schedule and follow it- i.e. part time work in the am, advocacy in the afernoon, and time with the SO during the evenings and weekends using whatever excess time on the weekend to do leftover advocacy/part-time work. Good luck.

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