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2L job search / Cover letters for OCI
« on: July 14, 2007, 10:28:47 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.

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General Board / Once you are on law review
« on: July 10, 2007, 06:59:58 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?

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2L job search / Re: Grades and the Law Review Write on
« on: July 08, 2007, 09:00:43 PM »
Eli-
I am familiar with UGA's journal write on process. Let me tell you, it was almost as painful for the 2Ls to grade your write on as it was for you to write it. Those topics were brutal. To be honest, I think they keep the exact %s confidential and the journals vary, but I believe law review is 60% grades / 40% write on score (with blue booking weighted more than the essay). The other journals are 50/50 I think.

Thanks for the info, when are calls going out?

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2L job search / Grades and the Law Review Write on
« on: July 03, 2007, 11:59:45 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?

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2L job search / Re: greenberg traurig meet and greet
« on: July 03, 2007, 11:55:53 AM »
A lot of firms seem to do this.  What's the point?  It seems like a waste of money for them.

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General Board / Re: So I didnt make law review...
« on: July 02, 2007, 02:32:39 PM »
Were grades taken into account in your Law Review process?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Converting LEEWS to mp3..........
« on: June 28, 2007, 02:14:17 PM »
Why don't you just play the CDs over your computer.  The LEEWS program only calls for listening to them once.  You won't need to review them. 

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General Board / How do you know which firms are good to work for.
« on: June 17, 2007, 06:47:29 PM »
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.   

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General Board / Re: How many As.
« on: June 17, 2007, 12:18:29 PM »
I am doing research for my criminal law professor, and today we talked about his grade distribution.  His distribution was something like this:
A (10%)
A- (8%)
B+ (18%)
B (20%)
B-(20%)
C (24%)

He mentioned that he thought his curve was a bit more generous compared to other professors. 

I am at a tier-2 law school ranked in the 70's. 


What does he mean by more generous?  Is more generous giving more high and low grades, keeping everybody as close to a B as possible or just having a higher mean G.P.A (which I don't think is allowed at most schools).

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General Board / How many As.
« on: June 13, 2007, 10:00:08 PM »
On a 3.0 curve, with plus and minus grades, what percentage of students are typically given As?

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