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Messages - antwan
« on: September 23, 2006, 01:25:29 AM »
im assuming that you are a 2L. I would say that your chances of getting a legal job, or passing the bar, will be slim unless you have some great connections. If i were you i would leave school and do something i really enjoy.
« on: September 22, 2006, 10:44:20 AM »
I had an OCI with a fairly big firm (100 attorneys) almost 3 weeks ago. The interview went very well and the interviewer said they would be making decisions "quickly" but I still have not heard anything, no letter, no call. however for a few days apparently my voice mail didnt record a few messages. Is there an appropriate way to contact the firm to see if i missed some correspondence? any suggestions?
« on: September 11, 2006, 10:34:54 PM »
your first grades will be of the utmost importance. considering that you are already at a t1 school it should not be so hard. your gpa and lsat wont mean much at all since they are only "predictors" of first year success and by getting good grades you will prove that you can do the work. If you are at a t1 and you are looking to get into the top14 you could probably pull it off by finishing in the top 20%. I was at a t4 last year and finished in the top 10% and just transfered to Rutgers-Camden (65 i think) so you certainly have a good shot. The only schools you probably wont be able to get into are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. From what I know, they wont consider you as a transfer unless you could have gotten in as a 1L. Probably the most difficult thing about transferring (aside from getting good grades during 1L), is the timing of the process. You need to apply usually by August 1st for the fall (most schools do not accept spring transfers). But note that your school might not release your spring grades until july, then you have to send your transcript to lsdas, and so on. Its important to have all your material in order well before then. Especially your letter of recc from a law professor. All schools require this to transfer. A professor will probably need a few weeks notice to write one. I would make sure to develop a relationship with at least 1 professor and then hit them up during the spring. I hope this was helpful. good luck. By the way, if your at a t1 and you grade on to law review, it might not be worth it to transfer up, especially if you like the school and area. Plus you start from scratch as far as making contacts and friends are concerned. There is a definite drawback to transferring, and for most people the decision is easy bc they go from a t3 or 4 to a t1 or 2, but in your case, i would probably stay with a t1 and law review, rather than a t14 and no law review.
« on: September 10, 2006, 01:25:53 PM »
dont worry, considering the only thing employers care about is how well you can research and write, its safe to say that this guy is missing the absolutely most important thing about law school. He is certainly sabotaging his own career out of sheer laziness.
« on: September 09, 2006, 05:48:08 PM »
hello, i just transferred also. I admit it has been a bit hard to adjust. However the increased opportunities will make it so worth it. If its tough now, dont sweat it. you will be out of there in 2 years and will have a T1 degree for the rest of your life instead of a t4 degree (which is basically worthless as im sure you realize). Maybe you should try to join some programs your interested in, or write-on to a journal. good luck!
« on: September 09, 2006, 04:51:21 PM »
im pretty sure it was the American Jurist last edition. but im positive it was not from my schools CSO.
« on: September 09, 2006, 01:41:06 PM »
how was the call back different from the previous interview? anyway, nice job, i just read read that your chances after a call back are usually 50%!
« on: September 06, 2006, 03:21:35 PM »
« on: September 06, 2006, 12:29:35 AM »
I just had my first OCI today, can anyone tell me what to expect next, what exactly is a "call back," is it typical to get an offer by phone, etc.
« on: September 02, 2006, 07:35:02 PM »
thanks a lot guys i finally got it straight.