I'll jump on the Vandy bandwagon (big surprise) - the money really makes it a very easy choice, since there's very little difference between the two schools as far as reputation and job placement.
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« on: March 15, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »
Re: Which firms come to TSJ OCI?
From the NALP directory, the following firms/orgs come:
Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders Las Vegas NV
Law Offices of the Riverside Public Defender Riverside CA
Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice Sacramento CA
Office of the United States Attorney - Southern District of California San Diego CA
San Diego County Office of the Public Defender Workplace Questionnaire San Diego CA
U.S. AIR FORCE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S CORPS Workplace Questionnaire WASHINGTON DC
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps Washington DC
« on: March 15, 2009, 01:53:40 AM »
We have quick instructions on possible ways to fix it ourselves (I think the instructions are "omgz hit Ctrl Alt Delete NOW!!"), and if that doesn't work you switch to blue book, and no additional time is given. For us, before the test starts, students are given the option to take the exam in the computer lab, presumably because the school's computers are less likely to pull a crazy meltdown.
Beyond all of your other concerns, it's obviously not to your advantage to reapply if you're already in at a school like Michigan - based on what it looks like has been happening this semester, law schools are getting more applications, and are therefore exercising higher standards. Take what you've got and don't tempt fate.
As long as VULS students are crawling all over this thread, I might as well add my two cents. I was way unsure about coming to Vandy, because I pictured it as all southern frat boys and debutantes, but it's pleasantly surprised me, and I couldn't be happier here!
I wonder if I'll get any reading done before Barrister's tonight...
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:02:15 PM »
Jeez, you're such a gunner. You striver students make me so angry. I bet you'll study all the time come fall and brag to everyone about how hard you work.
Or complete obliviousness
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:53:44 PM »
Getting a jump start on job contacts is a good idea over the summer - if you've got an excel spreadsheet full of judges, firms, etc. in your target market, you can rock out a mail merge pretty quickly once you've got your materials assembled. I didn't hit judges until pretty late this year, and got locked out of a lot of them because they'd already decided.
As far as Getting to Maybe, I don't think it's useful until mid-first semester - the advice doesn't actually help until exam prep time. If you're looking for a book to read, I'd go for Law School Confidential - that's more practical advice for during the semester.
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:49:49 PM »
Lovebutton's got it right - LSC is great for the 0L summer, although depending on where you go, the impression it gives you of law school might be a bit outdated. It's still very good for survival tips though, and I still use the LSC method of reading cases.
Getting to Maybe is all about doing well on exams, and you shouldn't really bother with it before school starts, because you'll need to read it again during the semester.