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Job Search / Re: Bummed out
« on: January 06, 2009, 03:38:36 PM »
Hey...I am pretty bummed out too.

I am near the top 10% at a T2 (for now, I have not gotten my grades from last semester yet, and I'm sure I bombed something) and I am on the editorial board of law review. I have sent out lots of stuff, only to get rejections. I have had two interviews. One was in September through my school's OCI and I got the rejection letter around Thanksgiving. The other interview was mostly an informational interview, as the firm had no open positions. Other than that, I haven't even gotten any interviews.

I just want to work at a small to mid-size firm. Maybe many of them in my area have not started hiring, I don't know.

I am just really depressed about everything. :(

Job Search / Re: Complete Failure
« on: October 01, 2008, 11:45:25 AM »
Eh, I am a 3L at a T2, top 12%, on the editorial board of law review, masters degree, ivy league bachelor's degree, and I can't even get interviews for first-year associate positions.... :(

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Realistic free time during 1L
« on: June 23, 2008, 08:44:47 PM »
I tried to work for 6 hours on Sundays during my first semester of 1L. I did it 3 times and decided there was no way I could keep doing it.

Some people manage, I guess if it is very flexible you'd be fine. But even that one day seemed like too much time to be away from doing my homework.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hofstra
« on: March 07, 2008, 06:47:23 AM »
I'm a 2L there. The majority of their classes are not in a basement. They are held in the law school, with a few smaller classes held in a room of a building next to the law school.

As for professors, it is like any other school. Some are good, some are awful.

The actual school is not in the greatest part of Long Island (Hempstead). But the part of Hempstead people are really referring to when they talk about how bad the area is is actually farther east. The school owns a dorm building for grad students in the bad area. Don't live there.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: for those that have started law school
« on: September 28, 2007, 11:43:11 PM »


i want to shoot myself sometimes. but i am on law review.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Meteor shower tonight
« on: August 13, 2007, 08:32:35 PM »
i don't know, i tried looking and i couldn't see a thing. i think it's too bright where i live.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: So I took the advice of this board...
« on: August 07, 2007, 05:08:08 PM »
I tried didn't work for me. I felt like I was spending too much time concentrating on coloring stuff than actually understanding the cases. I highlighted in one color and sometimes made notes in the margins....then I took brief notes on each case on my class, I would just add in whatever the professor said about the case right under my notes for that case. It made outlining easier because everything was already together.

I know people who love color-coding, it's just personal preference...


Does that really sound right, though? I know all about the "but for" thing ("but for the chase, the helicopters would not have been there, and would not have crashed"). But isn't there a choice to be made by the news agency whether to cover the chase, and liability then lay with the one who authorizes it? After all, news helicopters don't cover every liquor store robbery that happens in this valley, so obviously choice plays a part.

it'd get past the but-for test but i don't know if it would get past proximate cause...they could argue that two helicopters crashing is not really within the foreseeable scope of the risks you create when you commit a robbery and steal a car.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone ordered a dell recently?
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:58:38 PM »
who cares when it will ship, it's a Dell, and it will break anyway.

i am speaking from personal experience....3 times over.

Mine has been solid.  The one problem was fixed quickly and for free...

I have had 4 in my family. One has been fine but one came broken (bad motherboard) and was "fixed" but has always had problems (no sound at all), another one broke a month after we had it and a tech had to come to the house and install a new fan.

My XPS m1210 (which I use for school) just decided it would have a corrupt registry one day...and Dell told me I needed a new hard drive...and they were completely wrong cause my boyfriend fixed it in an hour...but the customer service i received was horrible. they just seemed to not want to spend the time with me to fix the problem.....however, that computer got me through 2 semesters of 1L exams, so I should not complain.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Anyone ordered a dell recently?
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:52:13 PM »
who cares when it will ship, it's a Dell, and it will break anyway.

i am speaking from personal experience....3 times over.

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