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Current Law Students / Re: undergraduate transcript and employers
« on: July 20, 2009, 05:29:45 PM »
yes, i'm that RD from that ip forum

Transferring / Chicago-Kent v. DePaul and the Chicago market
« on: July 18, 2009, 03:32:17 PM »
Hi everyone, thanks for your help so far on this board.
I'm trying to decide between CK and DePaul. My goal is to practice patent law. I
have been hearing that those who don't have a T-14 degree in the Chicago area
are basically screwed. That's for the patent law market. It's making me very
depressed. I was wondering if you guys have any advice for me. I have never
thought about applying upwards for Northewestern or Univ of Chicago as I am very
happy with the programs offered at CK and DePaul.
Can I get some different perspectives?

Transferring / DePaul law - Chicago legal market
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:16:20 AM »
I have recently transferred to DePaul law.  What does everyone think of DePaul especially for someone who wants to do patent law in the Chicago legal market?
If you could get back to me on this, I'd appreciate it.  

Transferring / Re: DePaul law
« on: July 13, 2009, 10:53:49 AM »
thanks for the info dude.
is it possible for me to contact your friend? I need to know what other transfer students are doing in this cycle. Is this person on this site or the yahoo transfer law group?

Transferring / DePaul law
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:40:07 AM »
Has anyone applied to and been accepted as a transfer student to DePaul?
what is your experience like? I want to hear from you.

If you got an interview with a law firm, that means there must be something in your resume that they are looking for.  That's an encouraging sign if it means that all you have to do is make a good impression on that interviewer.  However, in my case, the place I'm interviewing with is still asking for my undergraduate transcripts. I'm not sure if my undergraduate grades will have any impact on my interview.  I thought I could just get away with an interview but they are still pretty strict about the transcripts.   

Current Law Students / undergraduate transcript and employers
« on: June 29, 2009, 05:39:09 PM »
An employer sometimes asks that the interviewee bring in an undergraduate transcript to the interview.   For anyone who has been through this, how much weight does the employer give to your undergraduate performance?

Current Law Students / Re: Interviews--need resume tips for law firms
« on: June 29, 2009, 05:33:22 PM »
To be fair, you should only put down the stuff that are relevant to the job(s) you are applying for. For example, I have done a lot of work that has absolutely nothing to do with the field of law I am going into, and I really don't think employers would give a damn whether or not you were a published author in some home and garden magazine.  You should tailor your resume to the type of work you are interested in.
I agree a resume should never exceed 2 pages unless you have strong scientific publications in prestigious journals. 

Transferring / Transferring and job interview
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:48:42 AM »
Thanks people for being so helpful so far. My question to you is when I first contacted various employers, I had on my resume the name of a school which I am in the process of tranferring out of. What do you tell employers, especially at a job interview, that you have transferred out of that school and are now enrolled in another school? Will your transferring decision change the way your future employers view you as a job candidate?
I would appreciate some insight on this. I am certain that many people have been in this situation before.



Transferring / personal statement
« on: June 20, 2009, 04:50:40 PM »
Hi has anyone been in a situation where after you sent out a personal statement, you find some minor typos in there? that is after i checked it over a few times?

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