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Transferring / Re: Let's beat this dead horse once more
« on: February 20, 2006, 07:39:46 PM »
That's a PT curriculum? 3 classes and legal writing is full time first semester at a lot of schools (GULC included). Top 20% wouldn't give you a chance but if you don't mind spending the $75 fee then no one's going to stop you.

Job Search / Re: 1L jobs. Big or Small Firms?
« on: February 18, 2006, 11:10:33 PM »
If you're after the experience, good for you.  There's something to be said for that.  But don't pretend that's not a bad wage for somebody they're hoping will come back in a few years and help them make hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What else would you be after for 1L summer? A lot of people work 20hrs at a volunteer job and then do a non law related job to make money. I don't think that 20/hr waiter job is going to help in 2L OCI.

Job Search / Re: 1L jobs. Big or Small Firms?
« on: February 18, 2006, 03:59:45 PM »
You're lucky to have anything paying at all. I'm at a far better school and I would be very happy with that job for 1L.

Current Law Students / Re: Civil Procedure Exam
« on: February 13, 2006, 05:44:06 PM »
rule 11 is going to be easiest to argue because its been made stronger and weaker several times and there are supreme court opinions going both ways

Current Law Students / Re: non-A.B.A. law schools...
« on: February 12, 2006, 11:51:19 AM »
the website lists passage rates for schools. non-aba students very rarely pass the bar exam

on the plus side, the mayor of LA attended a non-aba law school (though he was unable to pass the bar even after several tries)

Transferring / Re: Letter of Rec
« on: February 09, 2006, 05:27:57 PM »
Some schools specify that you can't even use LRW instructors as recommenders, even if you can its probably not going to carry much weight since they don't have the same professional status as a tenured prof.

Current Law Students / Re: surfing the net while in class
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:20:20 PM »
what is an oral brief? I surf the net mostly when the teacher is talking about something unimportant

San Diego / Re: how's the meal plan at usd?
« on: February 03, 2006, 12:12:12 PM »
the problem with the meal plan is that it comes to be about $7 a meal, you could instead buy whatever you want for $4-5 dollars although it is still overpriced at that

I doubt you are going to get a paying job but thats more to do with your school than your grades. I got a 3.8 my first semester (tier 2 also) and I doubt I'll be seeing any money this summer unless I can land an RA gig. I'm a bit worried about getting anything at all actually since its so late.

A lot of people applied for and got volunteer stuff before grades were even released. You still might have a chance at some judicial internship or city gov internship.

San Diego / Re: is career services really as bad as i keep reading?
« on: January 24, 2006, 08:42:37 PM »
the entire career services office resigned (I assume were asked to resign or be fired) over christmas break

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