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Current Law Students / Re: Regional employment after graduation
« on: September 04, 2004, 04:29:16 PM »
Employment stats can be a little misleading.  Take Berkeley for exmaple: west coast school with unimpressive placement stats on the east coast.  This is not necessarily an indication that east coast firms choose not to hire Boalt grads.  Many Boalt grads, and grads of many other California schools, choose to stay on the west coast and do not even apply to NY and DC firms.


As jeffjoe has already pointed out, networking is key.  My school hosts weekly cocktail parites in conjunction with law firms that heavily recruit our grads.  What better way to make sure they put a name on a resume with a face and an intelligent conversation?  Summer positions are also key, as many people end up getting job offers from their summer employers. 

Generally speaking, though, schools have less national reach as you go down farther in the US News rankings.  That is not to say, however, that if you go to a T3/T4 in, say, Florida, that you will never be hired in DC.  If you are persistent and determined, the ranking of your school will not deter you from success.

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Current Law Students / Re: websites for law school help
« on: September 04, 2004, 04:18:33 PM »
Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of websites that helped you with law school application prep (LSAT, apps, etc.).  Thanks....
www.deloggio.com is by far the best one I have come across.

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Current Law Students / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 04, 2004, 04:17:20 PM »
The only thing I don't like is the fact that there appears to be a lack of eligible bachelors of my liking. ;)

If I don't get my briefs done, the wife might just dump me.  Then there would be one more eligible.   :)
There's that whole distance problem between Nashville and Berkeley.  But, of course, if you were here in Berkeley I would try to steal you from your wife.  JK.

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Current Law Students / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 04, 2004, 03:55:13 PM »
That is similar to my experience.  The profs and other students are enthusiastic and there is no cut-throat competition.  I just wish I didn't have to waste so much time earing a living.   :D

Tell the truth.  You miss all the bright orange, don't you?

Yeah, the number and bullets facility in storelaw is limited.  The spell checking doesn't seem very good either.  I've told it several times to add "v." to the dictionary, but it doesn't seem to get the message.

R-girl, how's it going at school?
I'm loving it.  It's a lot of work, but it's work I enjoy so it doesn't seem like I have to put as much effort into it as I would if I was forcing myself to read and study something that didn't interest me at all.

The people at my school are great -- classmates and profs, so it makes the adjustment very easy.  Right now I am just focusing on getting a routine going and on getting involved with a few of the clinics/groups that are in line with my specific interests in the profession.

You know I'll bleed orange till the day I die.  I do miss the football.  Otherwise, the campus here is a lot like UT's.  It's comparable in size and resources.  The only thing I don't like is the fact that there appears to be a lack of eligible bachelors of my liking. ;)

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Current Law Students / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 04, 2004, 02:43:26 PM »
Yeah, the number and bullets facility in storelaw is limited.  The spell checking doesn't seem very good either.  I've told it several times to add "v." to the dictionary, but it doesn't seem to get the message.

R-girl, how's it going at school?
I'm loving it.  It's a lot of work, but it's work I enjoy so it doesn't seem like I have to put as much effort into it as I would if I was forcing myself to read and study something that didn't interest me at all.

The people at my school are great -- classmates and profs, so it makes the adjustment very easy.  Right now I am just focusing on getting a routine going and on getting involved with a few of the clinics/groups that are in line with my specific interests in the profession.

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Current Law Students / Re: Does your school GRADE you on class performance?
« on: September 04, 2004, 01:17:48 PM »
My crim law professor said that about 10 per cent of our grade will be based on class participation.  The good news is that he tells us what days we are to be "on call," that way we have the opportunity to prepare extra dilligently for that class period.  Overall, I think it's a good thing.  If you do your reading, the questions aren't going to be hard.  If you always do your reading and always answer the questions, you will have a nice boost when your written exam comes around.

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Current Law Students / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 04, 2004, 01:13:26 PM »
I am using StoreLaw and I find it really helpful.  I like being bale to organize all my notes under different tabs.  My only gripe is that the outlining features in StoreLaw (bullet or numbers) seem to be limited.  If you use bullets, it will use the same style bullet for topics and subtopics.  If you use the number/roman numeral style it doesn't seem to recognize a sbutopic and switch numbers when you go to the next tier.  Of course, if you really must be as picky as I am, this problem is easily fixed by typing your notes in Word and pasting them into StoreLaw.

I haven't tried this juris program, but, from what I get from their site, it seems to be more limited in features.

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