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Job Search / Re: Is there such thing as 0L summer jobs?
« on: March 16, 2007, 09:38:09 AM »
Jacy, I'm sorry, I didn't write that very clearly.

When I said "you *must* know somebody who is a lawyer" I didn't mean it as a requirement. I meant that everyone knows somebody who is a lawyer or works in the legal field. Therefore, networking is just a matter of taking advantage of that.

So this is why my legal writing grades suck...

Job Search / Re: Is there such thing as 0L summer jobs?
« on: March 13, 2007, 08:10:53 AM »
Wow -- a Civ Pro class that doesn't cover motions for Summary Judgment? That's nuts.

Anyway, on to the OP's question: "how do I get a job with a law firm as a 0L law student."

As always, the answer is: NETWORK. You must know somebody who is a lawyer or works with lawyers. If your goal is to just see what law is like and get familiar with that world, then talk to everyone you know and let them know you'll do whatever it takes to get your foot in the door.

I'm on the "legal experience before law school is good" side of the fence. I worked in the legal field for a couple of years, and being familiar with the inside of a courtroom, seeing how ridiculously fickle judges can be, connecting with clients and understanding their needs -- very useful for putting law school in perspective.

Current Law Students / Re: How can I improve 1L spring grades?
« on: March 09, 2007, 09:49:44 AM »
Know everything. On exam, write brilliant clear concise answer about everything.

It's so easy, even a caveman can do it.

> So true. To some, NYC has the highest quality of life and, to others, rural North Dakota might.

The problem with rural North Dakota is that the schools there are only good for placing in rural North Dakota BigLaw.

Is rural North Dakota redundant?

Everybody knows if you want QoL you go to South Dakota!

Current Law Students / Re: easy to make friends?
« on: February 27, 2007, 07:48:19 AM »
>I am at T1 (in the lower end)...I am actually good-looking girl

Which school? Because there are plenty of guys on this site who will happily transfer and be your friend!

Current Law Students / Re: Things you wish you would have known...
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:55:27 AM »
Hey, read All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.

Cheesy stuff that is not law-centric? Sure. But I think it'd be great if law students came in remembering to "share and play well with others."

If you are going to read the pre-law prep books, read the section on how to not be hated by your fellow students -- don't argue with a professor just to prove you are right, do not hijack discussions in class, etc.

Together, we can create a kinder, gentler law school.

Transferring / Re: Stay here or go to Columbia?
« on: February 23, 2007, 10:35:33 AM »
So, almost a year later, how did your choice work out for you?

Current Law Students / Re: I'm so glad I didn't go to law school
« on: February 18, 2007, 05:49:05 PM »
I love inspiring stories.

Personally, I hope I'm the judge that gets to put the OP in jail for a marketing scandal. But that's just my way...

Current Law Students / Re: Should I be briefing cases?
« on: February 18, 2007, 05:44:59 PM »
I hear audiocasefiles can cure major diseases, create world peace, and solve all food supply problems.

Oh, and audiocasefiles are a renewable source of energy.

And they will make you look better, too.

How can you say no?

Current Law Students / Re: Should I be briefing cases?
« on: February 18, 2007, 02:07:38 PM »
I still do minibriefs typed out, but I just find them helpful for jogging my memory and making outlines later in teh semester. If I don't write it down, what I read goes in my short term memory for quick disposal. ;)

I hear you on the short term memory!  I can't remember anything unless I write it down. 

Do you have a post-it note reminding you to write stuff down?

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