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Do you think you'll stick primarily to transactional work?  Sounds like you've got things pretty worked out with your real estate sales practice.  My impression has been that transactional work requires less training, and therefore is easier to get started if you go solo right away.
I'd like to get into the bigger deals,  perhaps development.  I'm also interested in establishing or participating in REITs and similar securities related projects. I'll do those projects or I'll represent others in structuring thier programs.  I'll need the networks to do it right.

I have a plan B and yes I can build a strong solo practice right away and make a decent living.  I'm not worried about my loans because of that. It will take a lot longer for me to break into 6 figures though, dealing with smaller clients.   

What types of law do you want to practice?
General practice (Trusts & Estates, and Small stuff needed in the community) with a specialty in Real Estate, Business and Securities, and Tax. I won't take criminal law work (with exceptions)

I already have a Real Estate Sales Practice. I also have committment from a R.E. Broker to send settlements and other issues my way.  That why I'm prepared to go it alone right out of L.S..  I have bigger goals, so I need additional training and support.  I also need to keep an eye open for associates.


I'm an 0L but I have the same interests.  I hoping for a clerkship first then 2-3 years at a firm. I'm prepared to do it righ out of L.S. but that is the harder route. 

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:42:23 PM »

My name is Puja and I just decided on Dickinson. I am really happy with my choice. I went to Penn State for my undergrad and just graduated in May with a degree in Statistics and Business/Liberal Arts. I was going between Duquesne and Drexel, but then the Dickinson acceptance came (part-time) and I couldn't be happier!!

I'm going down to look at an apt on Tuesday. I am from a really rural area as it is, so I think I am really going to enjoy Carlisle.

I just wanted to say hello and hopefully get a chance to know a few of my new classmates before the semester starts.

So hello to all and see you in August  ;D
Welcome to the party! ;D

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 07, 2007, 02:33:09 PM »
I didn't realize the Dickinson College gym or meal facilities were an option. I looked on their website to see if there was a "guest" rate but didn't see one - does anyone know how to find more details? The apartment I rented is just a couple of blocks from the YMCA - it looks like a nice facility.
I forget where I saw the info.  Check the current students part of our site.  The gym is approx: $150 for the year. 

Current Law Students / Re: Getting into Derivatives (CDO) law?
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:54:29 AM »
thanks a lot for the info, sounds like I'm screwed unless I can land a biglaw job out of law school though.  :-\
I think with most jobs like this one; people just happen upon.  It's so obscure.  You get promoted from within or someone knows you and redcommends you.  I wouldn't worry about it.  Let people know that this is what your're interested in and if it come up a friend will recommend you.

Key word: Networking

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 07, 2007, 09:40:18 AM »
Thanks,  Thats about what I've predicted.  I'm looking at around $150 for food from sams, and 90% eat in.  My brieakfast consists of coffee, and a side of coffee.  I fear that McD's, but it may become a reality since it's so close. I'm aiming to live downtown.  I'm hoping not to use my car too much (If I have one...long story).

What about the dickinson college gym membership.  Do you use that or is there a better place?  I'm hoping to burn some energy in there, and maybe grow a muscle or two.

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 07, 2007, 07:47:42 AM »
No happy hour for me thanks.  My work schedule is unpredictable.  I'm sure there will be plenty of social events during orientation. 
If you give a date time and place I'll pencil it in but no guarrantees. ;D

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 07, 2007, 07:40:37 AM »
How are you guy working your food budget?  What's your monthly expenditure? I thought about the Dickinson College Meal plan but that seems a little expensive.

I got Fin Aid detrmination yesturday with a new tuition figure.

No happy hour for me thanks.  My work schedule is unpredictable.  I'm sure there will be plenty of social events during orientation. 

Current Law Students / Re: Suggestions please
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:07:57 AM »
Would it be you burning the bridge or them because they were misleading? They're not going to open a space for you there if you do good clerical work.  I would plan on sometjing else.  The fact that you're asking about this sayes to me that your instincts are pointing you away from them.

They screwed you.  They knew you were in L.S. and were looking for a Legal internship. You might as well go volunteer somewhere to get experience. You need to build your resume and organize your future, not organize thier files.  Something that a H.S. grad can do...

Good luck.

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