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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« on: June 14, 2009, 12:36:55 AM »
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As far as assignments for summer associates, like I said, mostly legal research memo's, maybe get to participate in a legal paper for a publication

I was just asked to write a paper for publication from scratch in an area of law with which I am entirely unfamiliar.

*Gulps*

dude, me too!

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GULC, NU, and Mich (somewhat) are high lsat/low gpa splitter friendly schools.  Get a 170+ and you have a decent shot at getting into one of them (moreso NU).

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« on: June 13, 2009, 08:23:09 PM »
Doc review as a summer?  I should hope not...run away from that job.

2Ls get the jobs typically through on-campus interviews.  1Ls typically blanket firms with resumes and participate in a limited OCI.

Offers come (you hope) at the end of the summer...method varies by firm.



No doubt, if I had to do doc review as a summer associate I would have contemplated jumping out the window or something.

I'm just glad to see that summer associates even still EXIST in this economy.    Sheesh.

When you got there as a 1L, what were your typical assignments?

How different was your first 6 months comapred to when you were a SA?


Aw man, like almost night and day damn near.

We give summer associates stuff like research memo's and other short term stuff that they can complete within a few days or weeks.  When you become an associate you become part of cases (or deals on the transaction side) that last for many months, sometimes years.  Plus there's a noticeable attitude difference I think.  As a summer associate, nobody expects you to know anything.  Everybody's all smiles and "hey no problem's"  and "it's ok's" and what not.  When you are an Associate people expect you to know some sh!t, meet deadlines, utilize resources, be available on blackberry 24/7, etc.  In other words, they treat you like a professional.
Welp, this summer we actually have to know *&^% and make sure our assignments are 100% on point...no room for error  :-\

Sigh...

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« on: May 27, 2009, 10:01:40 PM »
Any real work going around?  What's the lunch limit?

i dunno about "real" work...my first assignment is a survey.

lunch limit is (i think) $60 per person, once a week.  i don't know how much movement there is with that though.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life as a Summer Associate
« on: May 26, 2009, 11:59:07 PM »
started work today...exciting but still nerve wracking.

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1. I'm NEVER going to surf the internet during class.

2. I'm going to brief EVERY case for class.

3. I had to read a lot in my undergrad major, so I'm sure I can handle a little more in Law School.

4. I'm sure I'll go to every class in LAW SCHOOL.

5. I'm going to hand-write all my notes because I did it undergrad and I can REMEMBER things better.
6. I got As throughout my education...law school should be no different.

7. The LENGTHIER my briefs / outline the better.

8. I'll have time to be an" officer" in all 7 campus organizations that interest me + law review

9.(repeat) I will brief every case

1. I will not fall asleep in class

2. I will read every supplement I have

3. I will write my own outlines


Ha.  I never said any of that stuff! :D

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:51:39 PM »
I guess I like fishing ' cause I keep on taking the bait.

If u think those women on those dating shows are good black women, no wonder why you are having problems. If you are judging the state of black womanhood on whether Ray J has good choices, no wonder why you are having problems. If you judge anything about the state of black affairs on tv particularly on what Ray J is doing...

Ray J isn't exactly the epitome of black manhood.

preach!

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In at Georgetown, UVA, UPenn, and NYU.

Waiting from UChicago, Columbia, and Harvard.

Big ups to everyone in BLSDB. Their guidance as to where to apply could not have been better.

If anyone applying wants to know my stats they can message me.

Columbia! In, after being on hold. Wait list at the H-bomb. On hold at Chicago and will withdraw from there and the others. Columbia it is!

Congrats!  Hit me up if you have any Qs.

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Yes! I'm accepted.

But I want everyone to hear my story on hard vs. soft data. Being overly involved vs. low LSAT

Leave comments on the blog! Thanks

http://cosbyskids.blogspot.com/2009/04/is-law-school-admissions-really-blind_5222.html

well...my gpa wasn't as high as yours and my lsat was jus tok but I got into some t10s.  I think it's very much about more than hard data.

also...you must realize that during tough economic times, it's that much harder to get into the top schools since every applies to law school during a recession.  even the dean of admissions at my school mentioned the great applicants and having the turn them away.  it's just harder.

congrats on getting into Tulane!

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