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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.

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Congrats.

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General Board / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 16, 2007, 09:22:46 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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Transferring / Re: Transfer into Vandy or Emory from T4
« on: February 15, 2007, 07:42:16 PM »
They're both tough transfers for some reason, I've known folks with pretty respectable stats from T2's not make the cut. Good luck, they're good schools; I like Emory's campus and student population much better. Too much collar poppin' and daddy's money at Vandy for me.

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Transferring / Re: GW PT w/ 3.4 to GULC FT--worth the application fee?
« on: February 14, 2007, 06:36:37 PM »
Median GPA is 3.304, but professors in their individual classes can only max out their curve to a 3.25. Those are the numbers I pulled out of the bulletin.

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General Board / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 14, 2007, 03:29:48 AM »
Our dean specifically said not to do this.  Personally, I think it looks kinda schmuck-ish

You think it makes you look like a schmuck to have business cards as a law student? I'm guessing you didn't spend long in the business world between undergrad and law school.

Let me explain, people keep track of a card much better than some scrap of paper that's scribbled on. No student is dumb enough to just hand their card to a potential employer without being asked. You only give it to them when you have a pretty good reason. I have had many attorneys explicitly ask me for my card, either because they wanted to contact me or they were passing it on to someone else; here, a card tends to make you look more like a professional, whereas a scribbled on piece of paper tends to make you look more like a student. I, as well as most of the attorneys you will network with, keep a binder specifically for the business cards (not random paper) of contacts, jotting down little things on them about the connection and the person to aid the memory.

In sum, utility is why I have them, not as some weird unearned symbol of power or whatever you may take them as. Law school is a professional school, and business cards are just tools of the trade.


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Transferring / Re: GW PT w/ 3.4 to GULC FT--worth the application fee?
« on: February 13, 2007, 03:24:38 PM »
No.

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General Board / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 13, 2007, 11:35:22 AM »
I have them and they have come in quite handy for me, but I do use them more with other DC-area law students rather than employers. It has been nice having them when I needed 'em.

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General Board / Re: Anna Nicole Goes to Washington - For Some Cash
« on: February 08, 2007, 06:48:57 PM »
Wonder where her money's going now, and what a cliche death? If someone wanted to kill her, this would be the perfect way to do it, a la Marilyn Monroe.

I'm sure there's a way to find out where the money's going. This is definitely fertile ground for conspiracy theorists.

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Transferring / Re: transferring out of state
« on: February 05, 2007, 04:32:48 PM »
I've heard it makes no difference, though I would think it might easier if the schools are within the same public state system.

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