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It's all about the networking.

I go to a t20, have and will have pretty poor grades, but have never gone without having a paid summer associate position, even during the Christmas break of 1L. Every single job has come from attorneys I've met through school functions, friends of the family, and even out at bars. I barely even know where our career development office is located. Put yourself out there in the legal community as much as you can, go to every legal function you hear about and talk to everybody there who has a job that appeals to you, and you have nothing to worry about.   

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Current Law Students / Re: IS BUSH AN "IDIOT"?
« on: October 10, 2006, 09:57:31 AM »
Did ya hear the top dog of the Bush family defending poor boy George? He was like, the media is calling him a moron, but were he a moron for real, he would have graduated from yale and harvard ... bull!

What? I'm guessing your point is buried somewhere within the ellipse, or did you mean to say "wouldn't"?

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Your teacher is right. It's a really bad habit to use the passive voice at any time that it's not absolutely necessary or not being used for some type of intended stylistic effect.

You don't want to get caught saying something like the old political trick, ("Mistakes were made."), where, in using the passive voice, you seem to glaze over something very important within your facts section.

If you need to talk about something in the past, then use "past tense." That's what it's there for. E.g. "I said it, he slapped her ass, a donkey ate a waffle, etc."

Hope this helps. 

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Current Law Students / Re: IS BUSH AN "IDIOT"?
« on: October 03, 2006, 09:50:48 PM »
Does a bear *&^% in the woods?

I mean really, listen to him talk when it's not scripted. Hell, listen to him read. I wouldn't go so far as to call the guy an idiot, but he definitely would have never gone Ivy League if his dad wasn't who he was.

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Current Law Students / Re: What happens to graduates from 4th tier schools?
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:47:48 PM »
And all schools "teach to the bar" you kidding yourself if you think differently. 

That's absolutely ridiculous. By "teaching to the bar," I mean that a large percentage of courses involve subject areas tested on the bar and many classes focus on the law in the particular jurisdiction where their students take the bar. For instance, compare the course catalog of my school, GW, with most Tier 4 schools and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1Ls, how much time do you spend studying?
« on: September 24, 2006, 10:57:23 PM »
You're doing way too much, but this is probably just a flame anyway.

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Current Law Students / Re: Atlanta Legal Market v. Dallas Legal Market
« on: September 24, 2006, 07:00:09 PM »
FYI: A lot of attorneys aren't listed in the Martindale system for one reason or another.

I am sure tons of small law firms are not listed on Martindale, but the ones (small law firms) that do, are not necessarily only the top small law firms that only hires top law schools graduates or top law students.  In other words, they should be reasonably representative of an average or maybe a slight average small law firm. 

By the way, do you know how many percent of law firms are not listed on Martindale.com?   

Do I know "how many percent"? Did you mean to say "what percentage"?

Anyway, I would estimate the percentage fairly high. Maybe a third aren't listed, based on my personal research experience in DC and the Southeast. Also, amongst the firms that are listed, a number of attorneys within those firms aren't accurately listed, e.g. no mention of honors they received during school, or not listed at all.

If you're at a lower tier 2 or 3 law school, your best shot is to check with your career development office for a list of alumni in those markets. In most cases, I would trust your school's list before Martindale's. There's a good bit of outdated information on Martindale's as well. Good luck breaking into either market.

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Current Law Students / Re: What happens to graduates from 4th tier schools?
« on: September 24, 2006, 05:46:53 PM »
  Some 4th Tier schools are outperforming T1s on the bar exam.



As some of the Tier 4's should be, when you take into account the fact that a large percentage of them "teach to the bar." When you pay for a 3 year long bar review course, you should be passing the bar.

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Current Law Students / Re: Atlanta Legal Market v. Dallas Legal Market
« on: September 24, 2006, 05:40:23 PM »
You know, one thing that surprised me is when you do a search on Martindale on firms in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta, whether a 10 attorney firm or a 500 attorney firm, you will find that most of their graduates in the recent five years or so have either graduated with honors or in law review or are from top schools such as Emory, University of Texas, Columbia, etc. 

I wonder where the rest of the 80% of Tier 2, 3, and 4 law graduates work if even small size firms hires only top graduates. 

FYI: A lot of attorneys aren't listed in the Martindale system for one reason or another.

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Current Law Students / Re: Opinions on Emanuel's CrunchTime series?
« on: September 24, 2006, 12:48:58 AM »
Crunchtime books are fine if you're doing the reading. Some people feel they're too boiled down. I've used Crunchtime as a supplement in writing outlines.

Also, quit worrying about what other people are doing. Half of my law school friends would fail out if they tried to study the way I do. If you keep thinking about how everybody else studying and if they have it right, your head is going to explode. I suggest that you do more of your studying outside of the law school if you can.

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