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Transferring / Re: T3 to Where???
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:07:19 PM »
im pretty sure that last cycle w&m took very few transfers

i think the time suggestion is a good one.  i would think that it would be beneficial not only to your law school prospects, but your employment prospects in general if you were to focus on getting back into the groove of school, have a stong finish from UG, gain some sort of interesting employment for a year or two post UG and like the previous poster said, distance yourself (and/or continuing to seek help) from/for your special situation.

my gut reaction is that adcoms will generlly be more sympathetic if you can show that over a decent period of time you have learned frmo your prior situations and gained some good experience in the process.  It might be more difficult to legitimately show this learning experience if only a relative short time has passed.
btw, this is a completely uneducated response to the question.

Current Law Students / Re: # of OCI interviews and employers
« on: March 12, 2008, 06:12:58 PM »

But you should also look at how the OCIs are done.  If it's by firms select, then there's a good chance the same 15 kids will get interviews with most of the firms.  Unless you're one of the top students, you can count yourself out probably. 

At either of these schools, you should not expect to be hired through OCI.  Honestly, these are both extremely low numbers of employers at OCI.

Seconded.  This may seem like a large disparity, but it probably won't benefit you much to attend the school with betters numbers (unless we know more about the schools and your personal goals).


not so much here. 35 OCIs (i bet over half are public interest) might as well be 5.  out of those 35, maybe, just maybe a handful will actually end up hiring someone from your school.  There is no "large disparity," between 35 and 5, in fact, there is probably no disparity at all. 

my 1l school had about 35 ocis for 350 2Ls.  my current school has about 250 ocis for about 125 2ls.

Current Law Students / Re: Why can't I find a job?
« on: March 07, 2008, 09:37:35 AM »
i love it when people post questions like this, get a couple responses that they dont like, automatically label them as not being "constructive," and then say that they will no longer grace us with their presence on this board. 

boo hoo. 

and seriously, we know that you're still reading this thread.

Job Search / Re: Job offer but pay is low...should I counter?
« on: March 05, 2008, 06:01:22 AM »
this thread is hilarious.

op - the question is not whether you are worth an extra $2-5/hr, whether you can get a different low paying gig, whether your spanish skills may put you over, etc....  The question for you is, do you want substantive legal experience this summer?   It sounds like this would be some great experience that has potential to help you out in oci next fall and generally your employment prospects from here on. 

The only reason I can think of that you should be gunning for an extra couple of bucks is if you really need it to to support yourself, family, whatever.  From your posts you have not mentioned any sort of need; it seems that for you its some sort of prestige thing, which is funny, its only an extra couple of bucks an hour, and you're willing to pass up a decent job because of it.

Some of the previous posters are correct, many of your peers would kill just to have any kind of gig that will give them some legal experience.  You might say that you could give a crap whether your peers would kill for this position, or as you previously said, you dont buy into the whole notion that a t4 student should be grateful for this type of job.  That's fine.  But seriously, if you pass this job up, i'm sure all your buddies will be lined up at the door ready to take the job (without asking for a raise). 

Transferring / Re: T25 ---> T20
« on: February 29, 2008, 01:48:59 PM »
top 10-15% from a t25 should give you shots at t10 schools.  check the stats in the transfer apps databases, but i agree, if you're in the top half, maybe a little better, and you have a compelling reason you should be competitive, assuming the school you are looking at accepts transfers.

if for some reason you feel bad about commiting to LR and then transferring (which you shouldn't), then say thanks but no thanks. 

Just be sure to put on your resume something like "Law Review Invitation" and "xxxxSecondary Journal Invitation" At least from what I have seen in the transfer process, a law review invite will definitely carry some weight with OCI at your transfer school

Job Search / Re: anyone else still jobless?
« on: February 27, 2008, 10:02:41 AM »
rude? no.  if you're still looking for a job, make contact and let you know you're still very interested.  Treat the situation as if your 1L summer depended on it, which it most likely does ;)

Transferring / Re: Another "where should I?"
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:06:59 AM »
It seems strange that you have a 3.1 and are on dean's list and honor roll.

For sure.

Also, what's a book award? I've never heard of that.

if a 3.1 is top 20%, and top 20% is "deans list" at his/her school, why is that strage?

a book award (or CALI) is an award for the highest grade in one's class

Current Law Students / Re: They Left My Casebook
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:18:55 AM »
if by "casebook" you mean "memoir", i think you know exactly what it means.

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