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Job Search / Should I apply to all the OCI firms?
« on: July 14, 2007, 09:03:24 AM »
I'm sick of trying to figure out which OCI firms I want to interview with and the resume drop is fast approaching.  Is there any harm in applying to all the firms and then turning down OCI screening interviews after researching some more.  Do firms get offended by this, or is it expected?  Should I care if they do get offended?   ???

Job Search / Cover letters for OCI
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:28:47 AM »
We submit our resumes for OCI through a computer system.  Most employers request just a resume and grade report.  Assuming I don't have any special reason for a cover letter, should I attach one anyway?  The career services people say no, but some students have mentioned that they include cover letters anyway.

Current Law Students / Once you are on law review
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:59:58 PM »
I was lucky enough to make law review and I realize it'll be a lot of work.  But my question is whether or not your performance on law review, like how well you cite-check or how good your note is, will ever come into play in the job search.  In other words, is it enough to just be on law review, or is it important to do well at whatever I'm asked to do?

Job Search / Grades and the Law Review Write on
« on: July 03, 2007, 08:59:45 AM »
At UGA there is no grade-on.  The law review people said grades and the write-on packet are used together to determine law review and membership to the other journals.  Does anyone else have a similar system and if so, do you know how much weight is given to grades and how much is given to the write-on?

If you could have your pick of any of the firms coming to campus for OCI, how do you decide which ones to interview with?  How can you tell which is a good firm to work for? 
I don't know anyone who works for a firm.  Plus the statistics on websites haven't given me much help.   

Current Law Students / How many As.
« on: June 13, 2007, 07:00:08 PM »
On a 3.0 curve, with plus and minus grades, what percentage of students are typically given As?

Current Law Students / Property question
« on: April 29, 2007, 07:57:02 PM »
What interest does this create?

"Her will devises Blackacre to her nieces and nephew, Amanda, Brad, and Courtney.  The will states: "My three devisees shall hold fee title as joint tenants with the right of survivorship, provided Amanda shall have the sole right of possession for her lifetime."

This violates the unity of possession required to create a joint tenancy, but tenants in common have the same requirement, so what is the interest?

Current Law Students / Anyone else feel like exams were too easy?
« on: December 12, 2006, 01:36:27 PM »
Just finished with my last one yesterday and I got the feeling that all the exams except for Torts were pretty easy.  There didn't seem to be any tricky issues and after talking with a lot of classmates it doesn't sound like I missed anything.  While this would be great if it weren't for the curve, how will the profs grade the exams.  We all seemed to have caught all the issues.  I guess it may be based on how organized and well written our essays were.  If that's the case, I don't feel all that confident.  Has anyone else gotten the same feeling from exams?

Current Law Students / blogs
« on: August 22, 2006, 06:43:53 PM »
If anyone else has started a 1L blog, please put a link to it here.  I'd like to see what everyone else is thinking about the first few weeks.  A link to mine is in the signature if you'd like to check it out.

And please don't add a blog link to or any other garbage you are advertizing.

Current Law Students / Microsoft one note
« on: August 21, 2006, 08:10:24 PM »
Ive seen a few people in class using this.  What are the benefits of taking notes on this program as opposed to just typing everything in Microsoft Word.  What does this program have that would really be of use to a law school student?

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