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General Board / Re: need help/advice
« on: February 12, 2008, 08:52:30 AM »
agreed, just send in your transcript. 

sending a letter to the firm saying that you were a top UG student is like bringing your mom to a screening interview so she can tell atty X what a great kid you are. 

yeah, i think that would be cool.  I'm thinking that reporting it before publication would be similar to reporting a future SA position as long as you have accepted the offer.

any suggestions? assuming no CSO requirements, is it acceptable to put an article that you are currently working on for a journal on your resume as forthcoming, if you know that it will be published?

Law Firms / Re: What % of Class Gets BigLaw at Fordham?
« on: February 07, 2008, 04:09:25 PM »

no exact # here, but it should paint a good picture of how many students get into biglaw

General Board / Re: What type of Thank You after an interview?
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:28:07 PM »
Last year, a strong contender for a Google account-executive position delivered a handwritten thank you to an internal recruiter -- along with cupcakes for the recruiter and five other officials who also interviewed him. One letter of the Google name appeared atop each pastry. His gesture "was just icing on the cake,'' Mr. Geshuri quips. The Internet company hired the candidate.

I sent cupcakes to the firm Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande & Wolf.  Unfortunately, due to the exceptionally long firm name, the bakery ran out of the carolina-blue icing that I requested; instead the bakery used maroon.  Long story short, I did not reveive an offer after the call-back.  In the future, I will be sure to pre-screen my bakers in order to avoid embarrassing situations like this.

General Board / Re: What type of Thank You after an interview?
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:59:39 AM »
lenny - what is "something stupid"

General Board / Re: Top 20% vs. top 21%
« on: February 07, 2008, 10:57:56 AM »
definitely still apply.  i agree with tyring to make it look as good as possbile on your resueme. maybe you could list your actual class rank, i.e., 99 out of 489

a proctor took your laptop away from you in the middle of an exam?

if a proctor tried to take my laptop away from me in the middle of an exam, the proctor would likely get punched in the face (by me).

General Board / Re: Quick OCI/writing sample question
« on: February 04, 2008, 10:53:26 PM »
if I were you, I would DEFINITELY NOT submit my first draft of my first legal memo to a prosepctive employer.  Your writing sample needs to be your best well polished writing sample, not your first attempt at a legal memo.  trust me (and i am sure that others will chime in) this is not your best bet as a writing sample.

do you have a significant piece of writing from before you entered ls that is nice and polished? that might beyour best bet, and you can explain to the employer that you have just begun legal writing; since you're a 1l, im sure they will understand. 

General Board / Re: Am I a retarded elf?
« on: February 04, 2008, 06:48:39 PM »
you probably want to send out more than 12.

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