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Transferring / Re: Transfer into Vandy or Emory from T4
« on: February 15, 2007, 04:42:16 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.

Transferring / Re: GW PT w/ 3.4 to GULC FT--worth the application fee?
« on: February 14, 2007, 03:36:37 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 14, 2007, 12:29:48 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.

Transferring / Re: GW PT w/ 3.4 to GULC FT--worth the application fee?
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:24:38 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: Business Cards?
« on: February 13, 2007, 08:35:22 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Anna Nicole Goes to Washington - For Some Cash
« on: February 08, 2007, 03:48:57 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.

Transferring / Re: transferring out of state
« on: February 05, 2007, 01:32:48 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.

Current Law Students / Re: How much free time do you have as a 1L?
« on: February 03, 2007, 12:22:15 PM »
I generally have a bit of free time, with the exception of the first week of class, anytime legal writing is due, and about 3 weeks before finals

ditto. I typically take off weekends, with the exception of Sunday night, outside of the above circumstances.

Job Search / Re: I'm # 4 in my class, and can't get an interview
« on: February 02, 2007, 07:38:13 AM »
Is your career office not giving you any love?

Current Law Students / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: January 31, 2007, 10:03:47 PM »
As I sit here in property class checking how many Lexis & Westlaw points I might tally up by graduation, I wonder what the best thing any law student has ever gotten with these points during the typical 3 years of law school.

Or, are there any hidden good deals in the Westlaw or Lexis shops?

I heard the 500 pt. Westlaw leather binder is a solid deal.

You can get the binder for free at the pre-Summer Associate research sessions -- you have to go to them anyway, so you might as well wait.

I want my free binder. Are the pre-summer associate research sessions done late in 2L? I haven't heard anything about them yet.

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