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Current Law Students / Re: Doing Clinic????
« on: March 06, 2007, 08:06:18 AM »
slacker,your response was much more useful and nicer than mine.  Thanks for articulating it a little better.   :)

Current Law Students / Re: Family Law BIGLAW?
« on: March 06, 2007, 08:05:09 AM »
Big firms cater to everything that their rich clients want.  If the CEO of Coca Cola wants a divorce, they are sure to handle it for them.  Also, the little firm I used to work at shared an office suite with a solo practitioner who was considered one of the best family lawyers in the city.  She made a TON of money.  Make yourself the "best" and you will always get compensated accordingly.

Current Law Students / Re: lsat score and grades in law school
« on: March 06, 2007, 08:03:15 AM »
I don't think that the LSAT is much of an indicator.  If it were, I would be in the top 10% of my class right now, when I am only in the top 45%!  (Although I was ill the last 3 weeks of last semester and hope to kick butt this time.)

If you are already feeling inadequate, you will be a mess in LS.  If you want to do this, just get some applications in and go.  Not trying because of failure is a bigger mistake than trying and not doing well.  (IMHO)

Job Search / Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« on: March 06, 2007, 08:00:13 AM »
Of course it's skewed.  I am simply trying to "out" those who can lend money to a future public interest lawyer. 


Job Search / Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:15:38 PM »
Mr.  Holly,

May I borrow $2,600?

Come on man, it's only a week's salary for you!

Current Law Students / Re: subliminal studying?
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:13:38 PM »
Wow - some really interesting posts in this thread!

Job Search / So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:11:24 PM »
Just curious as to what the stats are on what types of jobs we are getting. 

Job Search / Re: Discplinary problems + job offer?
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:04:12 PM »
Can you post the exact language for the second question?

I ask this because I used to do background checks on potential hires as a firm office manager, and we asked about any academic issues including probation and disciplinary proceedings by any organization that the applicant had been a member of.

The exact language is important for these questions, as I don't think that I would have dinged someone who had a situation like yours that was not disclosed due to the wording on our intake form.

Job Search / Re: Interview tips you wish you knew before you went!
« on: March 05, 2007, 10:57:56 PM »
The one thing I have a problem with is the general question, "tell me about yourself."

I ended up having to practice the "legal aid" and "gov't lawyer" versions of this in front of a mirror until I got "my story" down pat.  It really helps to practice this particular answer because having to pause before answering is really lame.

Job Search / Re: I got the public interest job I wanted!
« on: March 05, 2007, 10:54:44 PM »
Policy work sounds interesting.  It also is nice to finally be done with worrying about finding a job, isn't it?

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