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wow.  i roughly had around 30 pages or less per class for each assignment.  1000 is insane

i also read buffalo creek disaster- great book

Current Law Students / Re: The thank you letter.... is it a good idea?
« on: August 17, 2007, 12:32:08 PM »
according to my CDO- thank you letters for after callback.  neat, read through, printed on nice paper, etc.

Job Search / Re: Transcripts
« on: August 17, 2007, 09:50:11 AM »
my school has this ghetto "grade sheet" thats just a chart you fill in.  I think they do it b/c the official transcripts cant upload on line. a few firms I had interviews wanted a transcript ahead of time via e-mail and said it was no problem if I e-mailed them the unofficial grade chart I had.  HOwever, I did bring an official copy to each interview and made sure that the firms I had e-mailed the chart to got an official copy of my transcript just b/c it looks so much nicer. 

that said, most of them were like "oh we didnt even need an official one, a photocopy/unofficial is more then enouth" and they were all really nice about it.

I had emanuels for each course but i didnt even crack them open once.  I think u should wait to buy any study guides until you start law school and determine if you really need them or not.  If I had had more time before finals I might have used them but I think you should be okay without them. I bought the E & E series for each of my classes and found it marginally helpful.  for classes like civ pro and con law it was pretty useless but contracts, property, and torts i found it helpful

Current Law Students / Re: Confused!!! Can you guys please clarify...
« on: August 15, 2007, 10:49:33 PM »
if you cant already tell by this thread..ppl do things in different ways. do whatever works best for you.  i didnt start outlining till nov-ish but many start doing it much sooner.  its hard to do it TOO soon b/c it doesnt really all start fitting tog (for me at least) till a lil later. plus, if you start too early its still not too clear to you when its gets closer to the final and u may have to re-outline things (again..for ME..for you it may be different)

you'll be fine..chill out and take things as they come

Job Search / Re: Probability of Interview leading to SA Position???
« on: August 14, 2007, 10:17:31 AM »
congrats on your interviews and good luck!!  we find out about OCI tomorrow, but its a lottery system so it really takes the tension down a notch..

Job Search / Re: Probability of Interview leading to SA Position???
« on: August 14, 2007, 09:04:23 AM »
on a related note, whats an average number of screening interviews that would show you have a good shot at landing SOME sort of SA position? 10? 20? 30?

Current Law Students / Re: My Advice to Incoming 1L's
« on: August 10, 2007, 11:31:56 AM »
manage your time.  take study breaks to do stuff like go out to dinner or go to the gym.  make friends with your section- mates. they make good drinking buddies.

Current Law Students / Re: Cover letters
« on: August 10, 2007, 11:30:05 AM »
I wouldn't say "tons" but enough to show a genuine interest. maybe a couple of sentences about why that PARTICULAR firm.  I found it was hard to go into much detail both b/c im not positive what area of law im interested in and b/c all the firms have pretty much the same practice areas. so without spending tons of time researching the firm (which you do and which i will do before an interview) its hard to really go in depth. 

Job Search / Re: OCI lottery
« on: August 10, 2007, 08:00:12 AM »
wow, this lottery system is TERRIBLE.  it completly limits your ability to chose a firm you want to interview with and prevents top students from getting all the interviews they deserve.  While it may help lower raked students if firms still have strict GPA cut off those students will get cut anyway!!

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