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2L job search / Re: How to find biglaw job? (No OCI interviews)
« on: August 19, 2008, 04:42:29 PM »
I agree with Jacy.  Send out some packages to target BIGLAW firms, and some to mid-sized and small firms and/or govt.  You also should start networking.  Networking is likely your only possible way into BIGLAW at this point and its probably the best way to get any job.

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If you are considering doing this, by all means I highly recommend it.  You will get a lot of real world experience which may help you a bit in classes.  Understanding how certain things worked in real life helped me understand the theory better.  Also, when on the job search in couple of years you will have a great reference and the beginnings of your network.

However, I don't think it makes any difference for admissions.  I was a paralegal for a BIGLAW firm prior to law school and I was admitted to schools along my numerical predictions.

Although many other posters will disagree, I believe that admissions is 80% LSAT, 19% UGPA, 1% soft factors.

However, from a practical perspective I would definitely recommend working for a law firm.

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Law School Applications / Re: Best Law School Campus...
« on: August 19, 2008, 04:15:46 PM »
Wait, why is Emory on there?  Its a fantastic law school but I don't think the campus is that great.

What is the criteria for this list?

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Law School Applications / Re: Best Law School Campus...
« on: August 19, 2008, 03:24:43 PM »
UGA has to be on there.

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I think that is a HUGE waste of money.  Admissions is based almost entirely on LSAT and UGPA.  A personal statement is not going to make much of a difference.  Just make sure there are no spelling or grammar errors and you sound like you can write at a college level and you will be fine.

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2L job search / Re: How to find biglaw job? (No OCI interviews)
« on: August 18, 2008, 02:25:01 PM »
Its going to be really really hard.  The only way possible is through networking and even that will be a long shot.  Good luck though.

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Law School Applications / Re: minor traffic violations?
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:41:14 PM »
In GA, I had to report anything more than a parking violation.  Thus, I had to disclose my ticket for rolling through a stop-sign in 2002.

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3L job search / Re: Is it Acceptable to Round Your GPA on a Resume?
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:39:31 PM »
Do you think I could round a 2.73 up to a 4.0?  Its just easier to deal with the much rounder number.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMasters screwed me over
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:36:56 PM »
TM screwed me too...I should have scored a 180 and gotten into HLS.  Those fuckers!

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2L job search / Re: Resources for firm info
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:32:19 PM »
Martindale.com
Google.com
Firm's own website
CSO literature

They are pretty much all the same.  Absolutely know which cities they are in, approx how many lawyers, where the interviewer(s) went to UG and LS, any recent news about the firm, any recent HUGE cases the firm won, and read or skim anything the interviewer has recently written.

Although you probably shouldn't talk about it in the first interview, you should probably also be aware of the the billable hour requirement and starting salary.  Also, if you think you may want to split your summer, you may want to look into that at this stage.

For BIGLAW you can knock alot of this out on NALP.

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