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Current Law Students / rant
« on: February 29, 2008, 07:53:23 PM »
Ok, I'm completely stressed this semester. Not only am I falling behind in my class reading and unable to actually do briefs because of time constraints, but I have no idea how I'm going to deal with the fact that I have a final (for a course that lasted one year) in two weeks AND a brief due the day before that final. I'm nowhere near done with my outline, and I have no idea where to start with this brief.  :'( :'( :'( It just makes me want to go to sleep and do nothing. Siiigh.

Job Search / firm call back
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:15:28 PM »
i had an interview with a firm today for OCI ... what is the time frame for call backs generally?

thanks! :)

Current Law Students / Quick OCI/writing sample question
« on: February 04, 2008, 05:34:44 PM »
We're just now taking legal writing (last semester was legal research), and we've only turned in our rough draft for our first memo, and have yet to receive feedback. In the interest of providing the OCI employers with a legal piece of writing, I figured this would be my best bet as a writing sample -- would it be tacky to type an italicized noted across the top, noting that this was our first submission in this semester's course, which is our first legal writing class?

Thanks for any input.

Job Search / proofreading
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:17:55 PM »
In preparing for OCI, a lot of firms are wanting a writing sample. However, legal writing is a course the SECOND semester rather than the first at my school. We did do a memo (with little guidance) that counted for not much in our classes last semester -- and I'm wondering if I should submit this.

Does anyone want to proofread it for me or at least give me a critique on what an employer might think?

Thanks :)

Job Search / 1L job, prosecutor's office?
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:16:39 PM »
I sent out letters and resumes to a variety of places, including large firms, government agencies, small/medium firms, etc.

However, I've gotten several rejections, and many haven't responded. I was, however, offered an OK-paying position at a mid-sized county prosecutor's office. Will this look pretty good on my resume in terms of my 2L summer? I think I'm more interested in civil stuff, but I don't want firms to think I just want to do criminal law if they see that on my resume.

Current Law Students / taking notes from casebook
« on: January 17, 2008, 04:56:22 PM »
does anyone actually take notes from commentary and notes after cases in the casebooks? i did last semester, but it basically consisted of typing what i'd underlined into a word file. i'm wondering if i should just use my book when i'm making my outline instead of doing that extra work to type up the notes. it DID get me to go back over the material

Current Law Students / wtf con law
« on: January 10, 2008, 06:17:09 PM »
OK, this is my first week back, and I am completely confused by con law. I have to browse the Web for summaries of every single case we read because I have no idea what they're saying. I got the Chemerinksy treatise (although it's an older edition), but won't be able to really look at it until the weekend because I've been so slammed with reading so far.

Anyone else have this experience at the beginning of the semester, yet still come out OK in the end? So frustrating!

Current Law Students / study aid suggestions
« on: December 29, 2007, 07:36:25 PM »
do you guys have any good suggestions for legislation, con law, and property?

ugh, i was so exhausted after finals that i haven't been able to do anything legal-related yet. i need to send out resumes and cover letters.

Current Law Students / tips for memorzing for closed book exam
« on: December 18, 2007, 04:32:56 AM »
I have a closed-book civ pro exam. Any idea on how I can memorize all this junk?

Current Law Students / structure of answer
« on: December 17, 2007, 10:41:59 AM »
anyone else feel like when they start writing an answer, they're whole structure of it goes out the window? :\

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