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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« on: March 06, 2007, 12:52:32 AM »
Most public interest places could definitely use volunteers.
Otherwise, check out this site: http://www.palawhelp.org/PA/StateDirectory.cfm/County/%20/City/%20/demoMode/%3D%201/Language/1/State/PA/TextOnly/N/ZipCode/%20/LoggedIn/0
« on: March 03, 2007, 06:06:51 PM »
Go to school where you want to practice. If there are multiple schools in the area, pick the higher ranked one. You have a tough hill to climb otherwise because all of your choices are highly regional.I know there are alot of options here but these are the schools I am considering. I will probably practice in South Florida. Where should I attend?!?
Ahem...there is more to choosing a school than basing it all on rank. Jeez! The lower ranked schools move ranks all the time. If you base your choice on that, you are a fool. Visit the schools. Search Martindale Hubble to find out about placement where you wish to practice. Keep in mind that if you are 100% set on practicing in Florida, then Florida schools are probably a safe choice, depending on how the FL bar views them. Do some research kid!
What are your future plans? All that should figure into answers about summer jobs. 1L's can be a little "looser" about what they do in summer, but you should still consider taking something that jives with what you want to do after graduation.
Caveat: if you want to be a public interest lawyer, that order is incorrect.
If you want to clerk for a judge after you graduate, that list is also incorrect.
I am assuming you mean for purposes of securing a BIGLAW job after you graduate. If so, the list is accurate.
« on: February 26, 2007, 11:05:43 PM »
I find a lot of my classmates to be either fake, constantly interested only in partying, cliquish, rude, selfish and arrogant. There are some people who seem nice, but many people I thought were nice have already said stuff that was so messed up, I wanted to run screaming.
My small section is over now, and thank god. I think it was the biggest joke that we were supposed to bond with them. We never did anything together, other than attend class.
I do love the staff and professors at my school and the 2L's and 3Ls are pretty cool. I think people need to get over being so competitive and I will like them again.
A friend studied with the same two other guys all 3 years of law school. They ended up #1, 2 and 3 in their class.
I didn't have a study group last semester (I dropped it when the others were not accomplishing anything). This semester, I am with some people that really care and want to do well. I have been extra motivated as a result.
« on: February 26, 2007, 10:58:35 PM »
It had better be possible. I need to move up by about 25% at this point. I was a real slacker last semester.