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Job Search / Re: I'm # 4 in my class, and can't get an interview
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:54:28 PM »
Networking, man. Grades are all well & good but you've got to make some contacts. I have a marginal GPA at a T3 but I worked my butt off joining groups. I am a part time evening student, so I only have 6 full credits at school, but I've landed a job as a law clerk for a city making $16 or so an hour because of 'who I know'. I would HIGHLY recommend chatting up your profs, your school's staff, and looking up area firms with alumni from your school. Work the people you know. 

Current Law Students / Re: Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:49:37 PM »
Great advice. I just worked my first Brief Advice Clinic and I found it SO rewarding. I am glad I did it. It reminded me of the counselling aspect of law. I will do it again as soon as I am able!

Current Law Students / Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: December 17, 2006, 11:42:39 AM »
I just sent my info in to volunteer at Legal Aid for some of their brief advice clinics, etc. I am wondering if any other people on the board have done any of this work. If so:

a. Have you found it rewarding or is it something you wouldn't do again?
b. What were the biggest challenges you experienced?
c. Have you found it helped or hurt you in your job search? As in, do you avoid talking about it with firms or do they generally value the experience?

Current Law Students / Re: MEDIATION
« on: December 17, 2006, 09:20:20 AM »
Any idea how one would go about finding a mediation externship program?

If you transfer as a 1L, do you still eventually qualify for law review membership etc (obviously with the requisite ranking/grades) at the new place or can you just write off competitive activities like that?

Also, how huge of a loss in networking time would you say you experience? I have a pretty good start as far as people I know and memberships in organizations, leadership roles, etc. Though I am at a t3, I've got a good network in a tight legal community that feeds the benches in Cleveland.

AND if you try to transfer, and for some reason don't get in, what affect will that have on your 'reputation' in the law school you currently attend?

Where in Ohio? This wasn't at C-M, was it?
That would NOT go over well in my classes  :)

Good guess.  But, no, actually I go to school in Ohio.

Quote from: T. Durden on December 15, 2006, 05:46:34 PM
lemme guess - you go to law school in alabama?

Quote from: LL0110 on December 15, 2006, 05:15:23 PM
Talking about intentional infliction of emotional distress in class, the prof. posed a hypothetical about a black woman walking into a hair salon and being told they don't "do black hair."

Student A: Well, what if they really don't know how to do black hair?

Student B: Yeah, that's like taking a Volkswagon into a BMW dealership.

Class: Stunned silence

Cleveland State / Re: Fall 2006
« on: July 25, 2006, 09:29:58 PM »
If you guys get the chance to go kayaking or jetskiing on the lake before school starts, do it. It is seriously a blast. I just went out on a day trip with a company called 41 north whose coowner is a C-M alumnus as well as an adjunct faculty member. Also hit a beach if you can... Edgewater, Mentor Headlands are two great spots.

If you are going to live in any eastern suburbs or if you are doing the evening thing, let me know! I am living in Aurora and doing evening classes.

Cleveland State / Re: Fall 2006
« on: June 22, 2006, 09:48:38 AM »
I'm in. Cleveland Marshall here I come.

I second this question!

Cleveland State / Re: Local knowledge needed
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:59:38 AM »
I think they just renovated... they are supposed to be nice. If you can get to the area they give tours

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