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2L job search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: December 19, 2008, 04:16:47 PM »
so in the end i didn't apply for any clerkships, federal or state.

also, my note criticized justice scalia's opinion in DC v. heller.

what are my chances now?

Pointless Arguments / Re: Israel Question
« on: December 19, 2008, 03:48:54 PM »
israel wants to be the only nuclear power in the middle east so it can continue ethnically cleansing palestine without outside interference.

3L job search / Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
« on: December 19, 2008, 03:05:16 PM »
i was contacted by NLRB GC's office in late november/early december about an interview, and by the board earlier this week.

Oh Canada! / Re: Jobs When We Graduate (Directed to GillestheGreat mostly)
« on: December 19, 2008, 02:55:00 PM »
good post, gilles. i just think it should be known that there is a pitfall with OPT, which is that there is a finite supply of OPT time - twelve months - which you can use while you're studying or after you graduate. so by opting for OPT during summer internships, you're reducing the amount of OPT time available after the end of your studies. this may not be a big problem for lawyers, given that it's not too hard to get work authorization through the HB or TN visa process, but it's an issue to be aware of. it might be useful if you can't land a regular job right after you get your degree, and you need to do temporary/contract work with employers who don't want the hassle of sponsoring a visa.

the alternative to OPT during law school summers is CPT (curricular practical training), which means your summer internship is part of your curriculum, like an internship. this involves a certain amount of paperwork, and in my case it involved paying for 1 summertime credit. some other schools make it a 0-credit internship, meaning no charge, and that's fine from the federal government's perspective. my international student office recommended CPT, even with the charge, over OPT.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Visiting Case
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:56:48 PM »
re: housing. i live in little italy and recommend it. that's the area around right around murray hill and random road.
it's walking distance from the law school and cheap - i pay $350 to share a 2-bedroom. the downside is the heating bills are high in the winter cause the houses are on the old side.

Oh Canada! / Re: Future Job Prospects for Canucks in the US
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:10:32 PM »
i can't believe people take obama and hillary seriously when they make empty promises on corporate rights issues. neither of these candidates will defy the masters unless a dramatic political change takes place. NAFTA passed despite incredibly strong popular opposition - why would it be scaled back now?

Oh Canada! / Re: American universities inflated GPA's
« on: July 05, 2008, 10:01:28 PM »
seriously? i went to york and graduated with a 6.something GPA.

even adjusting to the 4-point system, we had A+s that translate into 4.33.

NLG has had three members go on to become SCOTUS justices: robert jackson, thurgood marshall, abe fortas.

ACS: none as far as i know.

Pointless Arguments / Re: Why Are Jews So Rich?
« on: July 05, 2008, 06:41:27 PM »
our parents were rich, our grandparents were rich... it's genetic.

i'm sorry, but your graph is preposterous, and we're trying to have a serious, consequential, momentous, maybe monumental discussion.

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