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Job Search / Re: A question so as to not sell myself short.
« on: March 12, 2008, 04:53:05 PM »
I don't think it is bad in itself.  However, if you go to firms you may have an issue explaining why you did it versus working for a firm.  (ie, do you really want to work for a firm, why didn't you get a firm last summer, etc.)

Another point: I HIGHLY recommend working during your 2L summer at a place where you would like to begin your career, and try to get an offer this summer.  I cannot stress this enough.

Current Law Students / Re: Why can't I find a job?
« on: March 10, 2008, 08:57:00 AM »
I think her take on tough interviewing questions was good.

Job Search / Re: Out of my League to handle
« on: March 04, 2008, 02:26:54 PM »
What?  How could this possibly cost $5,000?

Job Search / Out of my League to handle
« on: March 04, 2008, 02:12:48 PM »
I am a 3L at a 40s T1 school.  I started at a T4, top 15%, transferred.  Now outside top 1/3 of class, but 2 book awards (my grades have been all over). No moot court, no law review or journal.  I'd say I have above average work experience (I've won actual hearings under law student practice rules).

Anyway, through a really solid, very well connected family friend, I have an interview with a Vault 100 firm.  I realize that they are meeting with me as a favor to him and that it might be a jerk off meeting, but is there any way I can convince them that I can do the job.

Anyone else get an offer this way?  Advice welcome.

Current Law Students / Re: Why can't I find a job?
« on: March 04, 2008, 11:35:25 AM »
1) 50 is not enough.  In my experience, I get call backs on less than 5% of all unsolicited resumes I send out.
2) you need to network; are you interested in unsolicited mailings you receive at home?
3) It is also still a bit early.  March and April are when all of my offers came in last year (2L).
4) Keep your head up and send out more resumes and network as much as possible.

Call schools you wish to transfer into.  Ask if they allow transfers to be on law review.  Some allow grade-on based on book awards from previous school. Get more information.

Transferring / Re: Transferring after 2L year, is it possible?
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:55:37 AM »
There used to be someone on this Board who did it at Chicago, but I think its a huge waste of money.  I can't see any good reason to add another year to law school regardless of how much of a rankings jump you make.

You may want to consider visiting at another school for your third year.  This will typically give you access to the school's OCI and career services office, although you will still graduate from your current school.

Good luck with whatever you decide, but I think adding another year to your JD is a big mistake.

I took it Spring 2L

Current Law Students / Re: Worst time to be a lawyer?
« on: February 24, 2008, 02:05:21 PM »
Are you joking; T25 is by definition, above average.

Transferring / Re: Mercer to Emory/ UGA/ UCLA/ UTexas
« on: February 24, 2008, 08:01:36 AM »
All those are going to be longshots.  You probably have the grades for UGA but they don't take many transfers.  Emory is probably the most likely acceptance, but still a longshot.  If you really want to leave Mercer, I would cast a wider net.  Good luck to you.

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