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Current Law Students / Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:43:40 AM »
If you want to do something constructive, don't read law stuff but volunteer a few hours a week doing intake at a legal aid clinic or something like that. You can put it on your resume, puts your character in a positive light if it isn't already, and gives you something good to talk about during your 1L summer interviews.

What city are you in now? I might be able to point you in the right direction.
I volunteered doing intake at a legal aid clinic, and it really improved my perspective on law school. More importantly, it gave me something positive about my character and law related to put on my resume. It also gave me something to talk about in my 1L summer job interviews. I highly suggest doing something like volunteering at a legal clinic.

Transferring / Re: Any point in transferring from Hastings to WashU
« on: March 04, 2007, 07:20:37 PM »
Absolutely no point in transferring to the midwest if you want to practice in CA.

Oh yeah, forgot to add one thing about Ole Miss. They're known for their attractive ladies, not just the SEC football tailgate parties. If you're a single guy, they have the most good lookin' girls that I have seen on any college campus, even more than my alma mater Alabama, AND law school students are the academic bigshots on that campus, if you know what I'm saying.

Even your 1L year shouldn't be all work. I played a lot, took most of my weekends off, and did just fine. You'll go crazy if you don't let loose every once and a while.

Try to visit the campuses before making your decision, it's a lot of money to pay for some place that you won't be happy.

ALSO, on Ole Miss, you may want to check and see if you can apply for in-state tuition after your 1L/living there a year. Some states will let you do this in grad school. It would save you a bundle.

Current Law Students / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:15:41 PM »
Not even a semester and a half in and I have already gotten the 2GB Ipod Nano from Lexis, and an Ipod charging/speaker port from Westlaw. Seems Lexis has really boosted their rewards, though I did notice that the prices of their Amazon stuff went up right after I got the Ipod.

Considering that they're all fairly regional.
If you're sure you want to practice in FL, go to one of the FL schools of course.

BUT if you want a solid college experience, just in case you didn't already get one, I would say Ole Miss. Oxford, MS is a really fun college town and Ole Miss Law grads have a pretty solid alumni network in the Southeast.

University of Denver would be good, if you can see yourself living out your days in Denver.

Current Law Students / Re: Georgetown vs. BU $$$
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:52:34 PM »
For public interest, go with BU and money.

Current Law Students / Re: Who here f#$#@#g! hates law school right now
« on: February 21, 2007, 12:13:02 PM »
I have days where I can barely tolerate most of my classmates. As far as hating law school goes, I like law school but I hate whoever is in charge of scheduling for this semester.

We had mock trial last weekend, client counseling comp this weekend,  journal competition is over the whole next weekend (which is the first end of spring break) THEN the week after spring break our appellate briefs are due AND the moot court competition begins. All the big events this semester are compounded into a 3 week period. It kinda pisses me off, but I guess it's better than having any of it right before finals.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.

If you did a few years work anywhere you wouldn't have much trouble finding work in Atlanta; that's if you don't care what size firm you're working for. The only downside is, as the previous poster mentioned, you might end up having to take the Georgia bar on your own dime. Unless, you work for a firm in Texas that has a branch in Atlanta and will let you transfer. Good luck.

Current Law Students / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 16, 2007, 06:22:46 PM »
Instead of handing out business cards, I provide employers with a pocket size draft of what I believe my diploma will look like, and on the flip side of it is a caricature of what I anticipate looking like once I'm an attorney.

You're hilarious with the great sarcasm. I'm guessing you're one of those that wears his backpack over his suit going into an interview, kicking your mismatched shirt and tie, making fun of all the dorks that walk into interviews with their briefcases and business cards. Meanwhile, you just can't figure out why you're one of the only kids without an offer. Good luck in the future. I have a feeling you'll need it.

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