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Job Search / Re: What is going on?
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:53:49 PM »
OP, which George_______ are you at?

Job Search / Re: Got a Business card, Advice Appreciated.
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:51:02 PM »
So I gave a speech at a scholarship dinner, and afterwards one of the attendee's came up to me and asked me questions. He was really interested in the topics I discussed in my speech and gave me his business card (without me asking him). He is a partner at a V100 firm.

My question is how do I proceed and ask him if there is anything available in terms of employment for this summer. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Oh and I am at a T20 school, good GPA. Thanks.

A bit late in the season to start pursuing something with this guy, arentcha?

eta: nealric, now I HAVE to see that movie.

Job Search / Re: Law Firm Offers - City/Firm
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:46:56 PM »

what city and what firm do you have (or know someone that has an offer)??

I know one person with an offer in Texas, and one person with 4.0 and on law review with like 15 callbacks, but no idea how many offers.

Me: nowhere/0

Job Search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:45:28 PM »
I know this first hand.  The reasoning--that they're reaching up in their offers--is clear from the offer landscape, at my school anyway.  The strategy--that firms are giving tiered offers and refraining from dinging/offering other candidates until the first offer set explodes--has been confirmed (to me personally, and to at least a couple others in my class) by a few different recruiters, with various degrees of directness (from "we're still considering your candidacy, but are waiting to see how our class shapes up" to "you'll have an answer from us when we get our answers from currently outstanding offers").

The other side of the coin, and this is plainly obvious though no one I know has heard it directly, is that nobody's taking chances on their yield--having your program oversubscribed is not a good scenario.  Hence the controlled tiering.

Do I know that's what's going on with the OP's specific situation?  Obviously not.  But I'd put good money it, since the callback result lapse is generally a new phenomenon, so there probably aren't too many different reasons for it to happen.

Sounds plausible.

Current Law Students / Re: biglaw-differences between firms
« on: August 28, 2009, 06:33:26 PM »
Some lay off more than others.

sure sara... typical that you would be in Berkeley.  Whats funny is that if you went to an animal shelter to get a dog around Cal and told them you were in your first year of law school and single... you would be rejected.  They wouldnt allow you to adopt an animal.  And Rightly so...  Because it is cruel to have a puppy and be gone 8-12 hours a day everyday.  But a woman with a 3 or 4 year old... who are we to judge?


Wow, what logical reasoning. I go to Berkeley and because of that you make some pretty stupid assumptions. I hope that logic does well for you in your career.

For the record, I'm 40 years old, lived in the midwest my whole life (until law school), and have 5 kids. Who I stayed home with for most of their early childhood. 2.5 is the earliest any of them went to daycare (one didn't go til 7) and I breastfeed all 5, the last 2 for 2 years each.

Berkeley happened to give me a FANTASTIC scholarship. But, I'm sure to you, the fact that I go to law school with kids (OMG BERKELEY!) totally invalidates any of my opinions or experiences.

Berkeley should teach you how to argue relevant points.  How about refuting his argument about animal shelters rather than bragging about your history of breast feeding toddlers?

Current Law Students / Re: MC Question
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:47:20 PM »
I don't see how there would be SMJ in a Fed Ct either.  Plaintiff is domiciled in Florida and so is Monroe, one of the Defendants.  Doesn't that destroy complete diversity? 

You don't know where Monroe is domiciled.  We are not told where they are incorporated or their primary place of business.

Current Law Students / Re: MC Question
« on: April 27, 2009, 01:52:06 PM »

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