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1) If I apply to a firm at one of its branch locations, can I send an application to another of its branches? Should I? Or Not?

2) What are the advantages and drawbacks of applying for a 1L Summer Associate position at a less well-known firm?

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It seems that BigLaw generally take less than ten 1Ls per office (usually much less).

My adviser told me I should send letters to almost every firm if I want a chance (about 40-50 per city); but then I would just be sending out non-tailored cover letters that might make me look like I'm doing routine job apps.

My undergraduate GPA was magna cum in a business-related field, but I don't have extensive experience (I'm young compared to most).

What do I do? Do I focus only on non-paying internships, or do I apply to the BigLaw firms? And, if the latter, how exactly do I go about it? Tailor each letter very meticulously? Or send a hell of a lot to everyone?

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General Board / Test Scores on my Resume?
« on: November 03, 2007, 10:06:50 AM »
I'm a 1L soon I'll be look I'll be looking for a job. My career adviser critiqued my resume and says I should not put my test scores there. She says law firms don't want to see it. The problem is that I don't have a lot of experience (graduated from college within three years, and went straight to law school), and I think my test scores show that I'm pretty good at writing (800 on the SAT 2 writing and on the SAT verbal, [171 on the LSAT]).

Do I just omit the scores? It seems like a waste.


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General Board / Re: Tips for 1L's on your first day
« on: August 21, 2007, 12:59:43 PM »
I appreciate the tips.

If anyone has anymore tips to add I'd appreciate that too.

What about gunners? Should they be shunned or admired or what? How do we recognize them?

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I'm talking to a fellow soon-to-be 1L and he says that I am mistaken for believing I can get by without using large quantities of study aids.

He predicts that within two weeks of law school, I'll start using study aids.

Is this true? And if true, then what study aid do you recommend?

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Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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I'm an entering 1L, and yesterday a fellow entering 1L was shocked because I didn't know how to write a brief. So now I feel quite far behind and a bit uneasy. What do I need to know before I start class? What will I be expected to do without it being taught?

Also, does anyone have a good website that explains a good format for writing case briefs?

I would really appreciate any advice on this. I feel far behind, considering that others have been reading law prep books this entire summer.

Thanks guys.

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Also my computer only goes 2 hours on battery power.

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I type much quicker than I write. I just don't like the idea of bringing a computer to class.

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General Board / Spiral Notebooks or Laptop Computers for note-taking?
« on: August 01, 2007, 12:05:04 PM »
I've noticed that there's a lot of talk around here about which computer to use during class. I haven't started law school yet, and I have not once ever brought a laptop to any of my classes. Is it extraordinarily difficult to write notes by hand, the old-fashioned way, in law school (T14)?

I'd appreciate any advice or information on this.


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