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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 29, 2009, 04:19:10 AM »
shoot

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General Board / Re: Anyone have their own laser printer?
« on: January 16, 2009, 09:49:50 PM »
I'm looking to purchase one and would love to hear some reviews.

After starting the 1L job search over break, I'm quickly realizing how many hundreds of pages of cover letters, resumes, labels, writing samples, etc... that I'll be printing in the next couple of years.  Instead of paying $0.10/page at school to get laser quality (I only have a mediocre inkjet at home right now), I'm seriously contemplating a laser printer in the $150-250 range.

I've spotted a couple at Sam's Club, Costco, and Best Buy that seem reasonable, but I'd love to hear some feedback here if there is any...

A couple that pique my interest:
Samsung SCX-4725FN for $275:  All-in-one coppier-scanner-printer, has wireless capability
Brother HL-2170w for $145:  Just a printer, but also wireless and is relatively small.  I'm curious if its print quality is as good as some of the others though.

Any others that anyone recommends?

I bought that Brother printer specifically for law school and I love it!

btw amazon has it for cheaper http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0010Z3LGO?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=cnet-ce-20&linkCode=asn

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George Washington U / Re: IP Law At GW
« on: January 16, 2009, 09:47:52 PM »
I'm a 1L right now at GW Law... and all my IP friends are getting the best interviews and are probably going to get $$ this summer.

Pretty much everyone else is stuck with unpaid public interest or government jobs.

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:37:27 PM »
My approach is focused on immigration, but I also have an interest and background in litigation.  I'm also willing to work in government and in the public interest sector.

I don't see what's wrong with that.

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:07:58 PM »
Don't pro-bono attorney's do a lot of public speaking at hearings?  I would like to do some kind of pro bono work.

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:45:46 AM »
Fun?  Really?  Haha - the public speaking aspect of it terrifies me, not makes me think of "fun".

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:39:52 AM »
Credited.

MC/MT is good for calming public speaking nerves but it isn't very good at preparing you for a real world court.

calming public speaking nerves is preparing you for a real world court.  partly, anyway.

Yeah I'm really nervous about public speaking, so I'm thinking maybe I should do it just for that?

i'm doing something similar just to improve my public speaking ability.  of course i'm doing it my 3L year.

would this be for this spring?

Yeah the competition is Feb 21st

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:37:08 AM »
it's funny.  now that i'm past the point where prestige makes that much of a difference in terms of post-ls employment, i find myself thinking less in terms of prestige and more in terms of "will i enjoy this?" or "could this possibly be useful for me somewhere down the line?"

My 1st concern aside from the work is "is this useful?"

Is it better to potentially embarrass myself in front of classmates versus a judge?

well do you want to litigate?  if so, i'd take all the free speaking opportunities you can get.

If I can't get into immigration work, I would like to litigate (I worked 3 years in the litigation of a biglaw firm and enjoyed it).  But I don't know why I shouldn't be able to find immigration work...

Yeah I'm really nervous about public speaking, so I'm thinking maybe I should do it just for that?

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:29:47 AM »
it's funny.  now that i'm past the point where prestige makes that much of a difference in terms of post-ls employment, i find myself thinking less in terms of prestige and more in terms of "will i enjoy this?" or "could this possibly be useful for me somewhere down the line?"

My 1st concern aside from the work is "is this useful?"

Is it better to potentially embarrass myself in front of classmates versus a judge?

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General Board / Re: Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:15:39 AM »
Someone said it's not that much work... is that true?

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