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Current Law Students / Re: How do I pronounce Greenberg Traurig?
« on: August 28, 2006, 09:11:38 PM »
I always thought it was Ska as in scab.

Current Law Students / How do I pronounce Greenberg Traurig?
« on: August 28, 2006, 04:26:49 PM »
Anyone know how to pronounce Greenberg Traurig?

I have a mock interview with them tomorrow. I don't want to look stupid, so hopefully whoever responds will give the correct pronunciation.

Job Search / Re: Callback interviews
« on: August 28, 2006, 01:47:35 PM »
This is unacceptable. You should be expelled from Yale Law.

I forgot the grammar police patrol this board. My most sincere apologies for the error, it should have been "irrespective."

This is what I thought, which is why I wonder if going for EIC (or other similar position) is even worth it.

I don't know what goes on in the employers' heads, but it hasn't come up in an interview yet and I have on my resume that I'm an editor. All they care about are grades and membership on a journal - but I haven't done the more intense callbacks yet, so I don't know.

Current Law Students / Law Review Executive Board Positions -- Worth It?
« on: August 27, 2006, 10:20:06 AM »
I recently made Law Review. Elections for the Editorial Board's high-level positions (what we call the "Front Office") take place in February, sooner than one would think.

I'm wondering how much effort I should put into attempting to get a Front Office position. At my school, all second-year staff members automatically become members of the Editorial Board. Thus, even if I don't apply/run for any of the Front Office positions, I will still have a pretty good title: "Note Editor," "Comment Editor," or "Article Editor."

In the mind of a legal employer (e.g. big law firm or judge), how significant are the differences in the various positions (e.g. Note Editor vs. Editor-in-Chief vs. Managing Editor vs. Associate Managing Editor vs. Lead Articles Editor vs. Production Editor, etc.)? Do these positions differ by school, the result being that employers do not differentiate too much between them with the exception that they differentiate between EIC and all others?

How much work does each position require? Which position will enhance my marketability the most, while not requiring too much work? For example, would it be a good idea to run for EIC, but not any other positions because they are not worth it?

A couple of other questions: Would "shadowing" the EIC for a few months a little bit be a good way to increase my chance of being elected EIC, or would he just think I'm an annoying gunner and hate me? I would like to watch what he does to see what I'm actually getting into before running for EIC, so I wouldn't be doing it just to kiss ass. Perhaps doing this would show him that I'm really interested in the EIC position.

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