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Will not taking Corporations as a 2L disadvantage me at my summer job?  I'm hoping to do a range of assignments: some corp, a lot of Lit, et cetera.

Henderson's Corporations and Advanced Legal Research are at the same time.   :-[

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what is legal profession: shades of gray?  Should I take it now or as a 3L?  I'm looking for a blow-off class, because my other three are Admin, Corporations, and Evidence.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« on: October 25, 2009, 09:46:32 PM »
<- also fuzzy.

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Law School Applications / Re: Most overrated T14?
« on: October 24, 2009, 10:29:15 PM »

But really, Yale beats the pants off other schools in placing people at the pinnacle of the legal profession.

TI, of course, TCR.

Not impressed.  Keep in mind that this is the pinnacle of the legal profession.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: October 21, 2009, 09:50:48 PM »
Hey, hey, my, my.  SFLSD will never die.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« on: October 17, 2009, 07:09:45 PM »
2L year is worthless.  I think I spend maybe 30 minutes a night on homework, if that, and I learn absolutely nothing I didn't already learn as a 1L.  Diminishing marginal utility of law school FTW.

How is everyone else enjoying it?  Taking time to smell the flowers?  Preoccupied with SOs, the NFL, archery?

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 12, 2009, 09:02:02 PM »
As long as I don't have to move in with my parents, I'm happy.

That said, I agree with Dash's characterization.  To use a similar example, I'm always amazed to the extent that Israelis (and Arabs who live in the West Bank/Gaza) will go to defend their leaders, even when they're obviously corrupt and moronic.  When Arafat was threatened by Israel in his compound, suddenly he became a hero.  Ten years ago, he was a huge crook who stole lots of $ from his own people.  Similarly, Israelis loved Sharon.

* end soapbox.

But I don't think that we're defending BigLaw because it's threatened.  I think we're defending it because we feel threatened that we won't pay back our loans, and essentially need it. 

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:23:40 PM »
Ms. Hoover?  I ate my red crayon.

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 09:39:42 PM »
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I'd also like to throw in a plug for secondary market firms.  Recruiters were much nicer and more prompt at firms that interview, say, 30 people per year for 10 spots, as opposed to mega-sweatshop firms that interview 200 of the best and brightest for 10 spots.  I had nothing but good experiences with places in my secondary markets.
 

I actually had several really awful, awkward secondary market interviews and great primary market interviews. I think a lot of it was that as soon as it became clear I wasn't a good ol boy, the interviewers lost interest. Then again, I didn't interview at the mega-sweatshop (skadden et.al.) firms in primary markets either.

The absolute kiss of death.  You have to go all out with the good ol boy mentality.

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2L job search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 07:54:49 PM »
What's wrong with that thought?  Please don't just end it with some Marxist jargon.  I sympathize with BigLaw partners to an extent.  I realize that they would be willing to throw me under a bus (or Ray Lewis . . . sorry, watching Bengals-Ravens highlights), but their lives aren't exactly gravy.  The money may seem generous, but they earn modest amounts in comparison to some of their lifestyles.

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