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General Board / Re: Long-Term Jobs
« on: June 25, 2007, 03:43:42 PM »
It's not a firm, its the General Counsel's office for a labor union. I think 4/7 staff attorneys were previously law clerks, so it's quite possible. :)

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General Board / Long-Term Jobs
« on: June 25, 2007, 02:36:29 PM »
What are some of the pros and cons of having a summer-through-school-year job? I accepted a clerking position that is 1L summer up to the time I graduate. I'm kept quite busy - memos, serving notice, administrative stuff at the courthouse, and I go on arbitration/oral argument "field trips" with staff attorneys now and again.

I'm happy to have a stable job and I'm glad the work is diverse and practical, but am I better off here than if I had taken an internship with the AG or a small firm where I had other offers?


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Socratic Method / Re: "I don't know"
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:21:18 AM »
I hate nothing more than the kid who tries to answer and inflects his voice in such a way that everything he says becomes  a question. It's embarassingly painful. I usually say "I'm not sure" and say what I do know.

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General Board / Paul Finkleman
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:06:27 AM »
Has anyone had Paul Finkleman for Con Law I? He just came to my school and he's refusing to give out sample exams, his reading assignments are really scattered and he changes them all the time. Anyone have an outline for his class or know where I could get one. Thanks.

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General Board / Re: USNEWS 2008 rankings (for real)
« on: March 31, 2007, 06:40:22 PM »
Augh. Still a TTT. Maybe next year.

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General Board / What are "good grades?"
« on: March 25, 2007, 10:25:47 PM »
Is there a cutoff? Obviously, there may be a difference depending on where you go - a 3.0 from T3-4 is could be seen as crap compared to a 3.0 from a T1-2, but generally. what's good? Rank factors in as well, I'm sure. How does it all play? How can you say, with any confidence, that you have done well?

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General Board / Re: Ow, the loans!
« on: March 25, 2007, 10:18:36 PM »
I guess I'm just reading all the articles and things online and they talk about how people graduate with substantial debt and their estimates/quotes aren't exactly in the range of hideous debt that I have.

Oh well, good thing I'm marrying rich.

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General Board / Ow, the loans!
« on: March 25, 2007, 07:51:07 PM »
When I graduate I'm going to have about $200k in student loans ($35,000 private from shittybank, the rest subsidized, unsubsidized, and Graduate PLUS). I go to a strong regional T3 and just landed a sweet summer through academic year job through an OCI. I'm in the top 33% of my class. Assuming I land a marginally decent job upon graduation, will I survive? Or will I have to rent a cardboard box behind Kmart?

I just want to know that I'm not alone. That other people in my situation don't end up in boxes or lean-tos or in bad apartments their entire lives. It's godawful scary. Right now, if I dropped out, my loan payments would be $1100 a month. Good lordy.

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General Board / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: March 01, 2007, 01:06:07 PM »
lawschool.westlaw.com --> westlaw research --> directory (at the top --> litigation --> criminal records.

Can't get arrest records, but criminal records are there. I know someone who was just sentenced (January 31 2007) to 4mos prision in NYS, his record doesn't show up. But, a guy I know who did 2 years for a DUI in 96 shows up. So, I'm not sure how recent that is.

Then again, for most current crim records (at least for NYS) there's the Unified Court website that takes you to the timeline, etc.

You can find divorce proceedings and some other stuff under cases.

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General Board / Re: I'm just here for the Westlaw & Lexis points.
« on: March 01, 2007, 08:20:44 AM »
I got the westlaw leather binder thingy for interviews. Not bad. Mostly from searching the criminal records of people I know, heh.

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