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Current Law Students / Re: 1L Legal Writing Prep
« on: September 07, 2012, 10:58:11 PM »
I'd say CWFirm nailed the answer there, the best thing you can do is practice a lot and also, consulting "The Elements of Style" wouldn't hurt. You just have to get used to the special terms. You could do that during law school but it wouldn't hurt to know some things in advance.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Transfers and Drop Outs
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:15:09 AM »
I think after you settle in at a school it's more likely to drop out rather than transfer. Transferring requires accommodation, lots of paperwork and it's not really something a law school student has time for.

Job Search / Re: What exactly are admission ceremonies
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:12:21 AM »
I also know that you can be sworn in later, even if you don't participate at the ceremony. Ceremonies are just something to feast the eyes. Congratulations on passing!

Job Search / Re: Emailing potential employees
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:04:21 AM »
The form I usually use is "Sincerely". You could also try "yours faithfully" but it doesn't sound very professional. The ending "Thank you" might also work.

Job Search / Re: Interview Questions
« on: September 07, 2012, 02:01:17 AM »
The most important thing when being questioned in an interview is confidence. The more confident you look, the more chances you have at getting picked. Also, it wouldn't hurt to throw in a joke here and there, just don't exaggerate.

Job Search / Re: lacking confidence
« on: September 07, 2012, 01:55:05 AM »
Anxiety at a new workplace is normal. I had this problem every time I started something new. Now I work at an IT firm and even if I'm not the newbie anymore I sometimes still feel pressured and afraid to open my mouth.
Have you tried making friends over there ?

I'm an optimist so my advice is you should try it and do your best not to fail. Not everyone gets accepted into law school so if you won't try it out you will surely regret it later. Maybe someday you could make a great lawyer, it would be a shame to pass this chance up.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Law School a jungle?
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:48:48 PM »
I think it depends on what school you chose to go to. There are good and bad schools everywhere. Where do you plan to get into this time? The same school or somewhere else ?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Studying with a job ....
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:39:03 PM »
If you can clearly see your goal, you will achieve it. Studying everywhere is really hard, I have done it myself and still do. I carry my books everywhere and whenever I find some minutes to spare I use them wisely.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Study books?
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:30:17 PM »
There are many books from which you can learn but I recommend you take up a prep course. It helps more than reading books by yourself.

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