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1L job search / Re: the unmovable date- advice and perspective needed
« on: July 13, 2009, 02:37:09 PM »
Most summer jobs are 12 weeks max. Flexibility depends on where you are working - some firms have a few start dates to choose from, others just have one start date. Even then, there may be some flexibility if you talk to them. Generally, I would say August would be a good time to get married.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: MPRE Review Books
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:06:31 PM »
Just take the Barbri course (free if you paid the minimum balance) and use the books/materials they give you.

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2L job search / Re: OCI Timeframe
« on: September 30, 2008, 02:20:32 PM »
100% agree with YellowBrickRoad. It's fine to follow up with firms you haven't heard from yet, but you must continue with your job search. If you have already applied to all big firms, go immediately to Plan B and cover all of the mid-size firms and any other jobs (govt, judicial, public interest) that you are interested in. If you wait too long, it will be too late.

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2L job search / Re: OCI Timeframe
« on: September 29, 2008, 11:01:30 PM »
Most, but not all firms, will eventually send rejection letters. It is highly possible that you will still hear from some of the firms you interviewed with; it is permissible to follow up with firms 2 weeks after an OCI interview if you haven't heard anything yet. You can just say that you enjoyed meeting them, are still interested in the firm (add in some specifics if you have any), and wanted to inquire as to where they are in their hiring process.

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General Board / Re: When does NALP update?
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:04:23 AM »
They only officially update once a year, which they just recently did. The firms are, however, free to log in to their own personal directory page and update information whenever they want. Most only do it during the official update period, though.

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General Board / Re: Cover Letter for writing sample - HELP!
« on: September 12, 2008, 09:37:50 PM »
Do a Google search for "writing sample cover sheet."

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General Board / Re: If you dont get offer after summer associate
« on: August 04, 2008, 09:23:28 PM »
Your son is too busy to manage his own career like every other law student does? Well, then perhaps the working world is not for him.

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General Board / Re: If you dont get offer after summer associate
« on: August 04, 2008, 06:33:36 PM »
My answer was in response to your question of what happens *in case* he does not receive an offer. And my answer was that your son needs to handle that, not you.

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General Board / Re: If you dont get offer after summer associate
« on: August 04, 2008, 04:33:56 PM »
Well, first of all, it is your son who should be asking these kinds of questions, not you. Secondly, the answer actually depends on specific facts that only your son would know - what contributed to his not getting an offer, did any of the firms he interviewed with last year tell him to reapply the following year, what does his school's career services center suggest, etc. This issue should be solved by your son, not by you. Your involvement in his job search (beyond simply giving him advice) will do more harm than good.

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2L job search / Re: Callback Questions--any info/advice welcome
« on: July 21, 2008, 08:16:55 PM »
Also thought I would add this: while this may not be true of all firms, in my experience those that don't invite you to lunch as part of your callback are not seriously considering you as a candidate. This was also the case for some of my friends whose callbacks did not include lunch. Just something to be aware of.

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