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Current Law Students / Re: Attire for EIW
« on: June 08, 2008, 08:41:59 AM »

Current Law Students / Re: Attire for EIW
« on: June 07, 2008, 08:02:46 PM »
Jacy, off subject, but I am going to GSU this fall and wondered if you had any advice for OCI's this fall in Atlanta. I know GSU isn't Emory, but I'd like your thoughts anyhow... I've read your comments and you seem to have a firm grasp on things!   :)

Job Search / Re: 1L Summer job process
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:45:20 PM »
Yeah, I'm an entering 1L at a Tier2 school (actually it's also my alma mater, which I know some of you will criticize), but nonetheless, do these strategies work for people like me?  People with a decent UG GPA, one year commercial real estate experience, real estate license, a kid, and a 'winning personality'?!?!?

I am terrified that I will end up without a gig for the summer, and in turn, my chances of getting a nice paying job ($100,000+) will diminish significantly thereafter.

Is it even worth thinking I could land a job like that?  Obviously, if I end up in the Top 5% things may be easier, but I am certainly not placing all of my eggs in that basket!!!

I am going to school in the location I want to practice (Atlanta, GA) and have some firms in mind.  I also looked on NALP and the websites for the firms and there are a number of partners from my school at many of them.  I'm not opposed to govt positions and have really considered public interest for a career.  What can I do to up my chances to land a nice job my 1L summer?

And, out of curiosity, are white women considered "minorities"?  ;)

Just a thought...

Current Law Students / Re: Attire for EIW
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:16:48 PM »
Great advice.  Yeah, I think it wise to invest the few hundred to present myself as, at least, moderately "socially competent," right? Besides, it's not like I won't use it for years thereafter anyway...

Current Law Students / Re: Summer Prep
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:03:29 PM »
I have been reading a book recommended by my school, which is okay: Law School Without Fear (by the Shapos (first names escape me now).  It can be boring and VERY basic sometimes, but it has helped to calm my nerves and I think I will actually use some of the advice.  Also, I read Law School Confidential and it has some good suggestions for studying, briefing, etc.

I tried to do some CALI lessons online, but there's really no point, since I have no idea what they are talking about yet!!! But, as far as actual substantive reading on subjects, I tend to think others, like jeffislouie, have the right idea.  It seems counterproductive.

BUT- I got an AP Prep book on economics and it is good stuff.  It is kind of blah, but for a philosophy major, like me, it helps put a different spin on things.  Also, I hear that economics is a good foundation to have for Torts, and that since economic issues underlie a lot of policy, it helps to be fresh with it.

Just a note- I spend a lot of time at the pool swimming, because much of the advice I've gotten suggests starting an exercise regime if you do not already have one!!!  :)

Current Law Students / Pulse SmartPen
« on: June 07, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »
So, I may be really late on this one, but what's the deal with the Pulse SmartPen I just stumbled across?!?! Anyone own one or know someone who does? Worth it?  It seems like a great tool to invest in for LS, but I've heard that many profs prohibit the use of recording devices, which this is... any thoughts? 

Current Law Students / Re: Attire for EIW
« on: June 07, 2008, 06:45:01 PM »
As an entering 1L, what recommendations do you all have for a female?  I have a few suits that are of lower quality than I think appropriate but wonder if I should even bother purchasing more expensive (better quality) clothing this early in the game?

Are OCI's considered a formal interview setting?  I'm under the impression that (assuming I do well the first semester, right?!?!) OCI's are where 1L's get summer job offers...

I ask because I have been trying to put together a comprehensive "budget" for school beyond the basics and would like to know if I should set aside a couple o'hundred for clothes that aren't jeans and tees.


Current Law Students / Re: CALI Lessons???
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:26:20 PM »
Very useful advice, thanks. Good to know it's free once in school.  "Free" always sounds good...

Current Law Students / CALI Lessons???
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:23:21 PM »
While neurotically surfing my LS's webpage, I found the link to and perused the site.  I got "sucked-in" by the's claims to help 0Ls prepare for LS.  So, anyway, I bought the 30-day $10 subscription only to find that I have no idea what the lessons mean, since I haven't taken one class yet.  Not to mention, I need certain texts to do most of the exercises.

So, once again an unsuspecting 0L gets suckered.  But, does anyone recommend these lessons once I actually start school and can understand them better?!?!

I know all the hype about hornbooks, outlines, etc, etc, but I haven't heard anyone talk about this site before for exam prep.  Is it legit?

Current Law Students / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 19, 2008, 08:14:44 PM »
Thanks for the thoughts... I have a lot to mull over. 

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