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Current Law Students / Re: Transferring from T4 to T1 or T14
« on: January 17, 2007, 08:09:36 AM »
hmmm.  i concur in part, dissent in part.  a friend at yale was telling me about turning in her first memo to a ta.  "when will we get results?" she asked.  "Oh, you passed," the ta responded.  "how do you know?" my friend asked.  "because you turned it in" the ta said.

part of what goes into usnwr rankings is attrition.  i think top schools have more at stake and therefore make attrition harder with easier curves.  or it could be that higher ranked schools feel that their admitted students have already 'proven' themselves somehow, just by being there.

i dont agree with bar pass rate, however.  my t3 had a 95% for last bar exam.  then again, some state bars are harder than other, but i still think that none of them are particularly easy, just as no law school exam is particularly easy.  just my .02

last fall my legal writing instructor only gave out 2 a's and 2 b+'s to a section of 90 students.  everyone else got a b or below, and a c was considered a decent grade

holy *&^%.  legal writing grades came out today, and i did a lot better than i thought i would. 

the legal writing gods obviously accepted my sacrifice of two virgins, a goat, and an original kiss t-shirt from 1978.  woot!

Job Search / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 07:47:05 PM »
I had a medical problem during OCI, and I couldn't drink coffee, or anything with caffeine. One of the interviewers got really offended when I didn't drink a cup and demanded an explanation.

gah, what an idiot.  i'd really have to be like 'its none of your damn business'

wouldnt be the first time i walked out of an interview  :D

Current Law Students / Re: Curious about dress code...
« on: January 15, 2007, 06:59:00 PM »
Does anyone have any tips on fedora selection?

i have always found that with a monocle on one eye and an eyepatch on the other, you can wear anything and nobody will notice

Job Search / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 06:30:03 PM »
i plan to simply say no thanks, and leave it at that. 

Current Law Students / Re: Curious about dress code...
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:10:06 AM »
who would name their kid "hickey" anyway?   :D

Current Law Students / Re: Transferring from T4 to T1 or T14
« on: January 15, 2007, 09:08:26 AM »

Does anyone know a good site for prospective law school transfers?

yes, try


Job Search / Re: Send resume to each office of same firm?
« on: January 15, 2007, 08:59:58 AM »
check the firm's website first.  some of them want you to, others have a recruiting coordinator at the 'home office'  i found the website to sometimes have different names than nalp as well.

Job Search / Re: What to do about pending law firm applications
« on: January 15, 2007, 08:55:55 AM »
I might have been a bit over zealous in applying to a number of law firms, so I need some advice on pending applications. I knew that my chances at getting a job at a BIGLAW firm was slim to none. So around Sept. 10-20th I sent a large number of cover letters and resumes to some medium to small law firms around my area. Now I received a few rejection letters from firms that didn't want me or didn't have a summer program but there are still a couple of letters I am waiting on.

My question is what should I do regarding these pending law firms? I know that 6 months is the standard holding period that firms keep an applicant's resume on file, but these are not large sophisticated law firms. I'm still waiting on a response from my career services but I was wondering if anyone else had similar experiences. Thanks.

depends on if youre a 1L or a 2L.  if youre a 1L i would *guess* that maybe they trashed them because the ABA rules dont allow 1L's to send that stuff until Nov 1st.  if you're a 2L follow Jacy's advice

Job Search / Re: Does age limit law career options?
« on: January 13, 2007, 10:24:53 AM »
what if you are over 45 and have grey hair or balding? 

have you been stalking me, you bastard?  :D

i'm 46, my career services office (as well as the guerrila tactics book) recommended that i use a functional resume rather than a chronological one, and leave all references to dates and number of years experience off of it.

i look a lot younger than my age, so it shouldnt be a problem, unless i'm asked specifically, which is an illegal interview question -- and if they are concerned enough to ask, they probably dont want me anyway

i intend to probably do government rather than firm law anyway, which makes it even less of an issue

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