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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 24, 2009, 10:09:34 PM »
But! But! I haven't even started the reading yet! AM NOT!

taking fed courts automatically makes you a gunner.

this.

 >:(

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:41:31 PM »
hi

::waves::

I just had another friend get engaged. It seems to be catching. Everyone always said once it started, it would start in earnest, but honestly it's all a bit disarming!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:37:43 PM »
Holla!

I have like 82 pages of Fed Courts reading to be done within the next 12 hours. I think I might be on call tomorrow?

Oh, the daring life of  3L!

GUNNER!!!  :P :P :P

<---chilling.   8)

But! But! I haven't even started the reading yet! AM NOT!

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Current Law Students / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:28:01 PM »
Yeah I think Goalie's advice is generally true but maybe not so much when you're dealing with branch offices with only a few practice areas?  I wouldn't necessarily characterize Wilmer Boston that way but I have another Boston interview tomorrow where the office only has 3 practice areas, one of which is IP.  I had to call a friend I know who works in that area to tell me something about it so I could be like, yes, I am interested in such and such and I'm not just some moron applying to your firm because it looks pretty.

Fair enough. I do think it's good enough to just know that there limited practice areas, and make sure not to mention a strong interest in something that they don't do. Of course, as Stan mentions, if you are HONESTLY really interested in IP or something, it's good to mention that. And showing that you've at least looked at what practice areas they have is a good idea (but again, not crucial, I don't think). I think it's honestly fine to say "I know your Boston office is strong in securities practice. I'm sure I won't know whether that's something I want to focus on until I try it, as we all know law school doesn't teach you anything about the real practice of law, but I'm really looking forward to learning more about it this summer." (BIG SMILE).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:23:23 PM »
Holla!

I have like 82 pages of Fed Courts reading to be done within the next 12 hours. I think I might be on call tomorrow?

Oh, the daring life of  3L!

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Current Law Students / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 24, 2009, 09:02:25 PM »
Oh, yes, we touched on that in Civ Pro. 

Anyway, even if I don't NEED to know it I think I'm going to have a hard time convincing someone that I'm interested in securities lit if I don't.  I mean, what would be a plausible reason for anyone being interested in that?  I can't really think of any.

I didn't know the first thing about anything that large law firms do when I was doing interviews last year, and I did well. They really, really don't expect you to know what you're talking about. It's worse if you try to fake it than if you just say that you're opening to learning new things and trying out different practice areas. Maybe have some line about how you think you're interested in litigation (or transactional - whatever), but you would like to try (the other one) as well to see what it's like in practice. I would not waste your time trying to understand securities before a screening interview.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 22, 2009, 10:06:05 AM »
Also, I was just about to silently congratulate myself for being up and together before 11am on a Saturday and then I realized it's only 9am in California.

I'm going hiking in Marin!

<----annoying early riser

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 22, 2009, 09:56:09 AM »
down in "lower Potrero" hill (streets and state streets) doing...whatever. 

UNACCEPTABLE

 :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 20, 2009, 06:20:15 PM »
::pokes head in::

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:15:50 PM »
This is getting to be a long day.

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