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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Illinois 1L taking questions
« on: September 29, 2008, 09:55:26 PM »
Go Blue!

Piss off ;)

Oskee-Wow-Wow Illinois!

<3 Champaign-Urbana

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 1l class sizes
« on: September 29, 2008, 01:03:50 AM »
Is there really a significant variation in section sizes from school to school?  I assumed every school would have sections of appx. 60-75 students, with schools varying only in the number of sections needed to accommodate their incoming classes.  Are there schools with sections significantly below or above this number?  I've never heard of section sizes varying b/t institutions to any significant extent, but I suppose it's a possibility.   ???

Cornell has sections of ~30-35

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vanderbilt 1L taking questions....
« on: September 27, 2008, 03:05:43 PM »
Procrastination is the answer, my friend.

I haven't particularly been paying attention to see if the numbers have been released, but my guess would be that they have, I just haven't actually been here enough to catch wind of it.  I'm doing my last callbacks, and finally getting settled into the groove of actually going to school.

I think that a small class size, assuming a good school, is always a definite advantage.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vanderbilt 1L taking questions....
« on: September 27, 2008, 02:44:19 PM »
2. Well, the Career Services office isn't really allowed to talk with us until Dec. But during orientation they did tell us unequivocally, "Dont stress about finding a job, each of you will have 10 offers." I'm not sure if she was referring to 1Ls/2Ls/or eventual career though. Personally, I plan on being proactive and sending out feelers in early December to a lot of firms in regional markets known for hiring 1Ls. I'm not worried though.

I really hope they didn't actually tell you that you will each have 10 offers.  As much as the poster right above me is probably a troll, there is a point.  The economy sucks.  The legal market is not immune, and there has been a noticeable squeeze on hiring.  Firms are hiring more conservatively, in part so that they won't have to be extra-conservative for your guys' classes.  I don't think the hiring market will get much worse than it currently is (the legal market, that is), but it's certainly not what it used to be, and the old hiring numbers may be somewhat misleading.

Basically, just study hard.

I understand that. I was just quoting CS. That is why I added the caveat that I dont intend to rely on OCI, and plan on sending out resumes (and to firms in regional markets, not BigLaw!) as soon as the ABA rule allows.


As a 1L, that's a very good idea.  The chances of you pulling something from 1L OCI (even at better schools these days) is slim even in a decent economy, let alone this one.  I got my 1L SA gig by plastering my home (major) market and all of the surrounding secondary markets with my resume + transcript.  That should probably be your primary focus.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Vanderbilt 1L taking questions....
« on: September 27, 2008, 01:17:19 PM »
2. Well, the Career Services office isn't really allowed to talk with us until Dec. But during orientation they did tell us unequivocally, "Dont stress about finding a job, each of you will have 10 offers." I'm not sure if she was referring to 1Ls/2Ls/or eventual career though. Personally, I plan on being proactive and sending out feelers in early December to a lot of firms in regional markets known for hiring 1Ls. I'm not worried though.

I really hope they didn't actually tell you that you will each have 10 offers.  As much as the poster right above me is probably a troll, there is a point.  The economy sucks.  The legal market is not immune, and there has been a noticeable squeeze on hiring.  Firms are hiring more conservatively, in part so that they won't have to be extra-conservative for your guys' classes.  I don't think the hiring market will get much worse than it currently is (the legal market, that is), but it's certainly not what it used to be, and the old hiring numbers may be somewhat misleading.

Basically, just study hard.

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Minority Topics / Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« on: August 09, 2008, 07:56:52 AM »
BUMP...

Is anyone going to lavender law in Sept?  I'm ridic. excited  ;D

I should probably decide already huh...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: God doesn't like Lawyers
« on: May 31, 2008, 02:50:38 PM »
This post needs to be euthanized, promptly.

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as far as my LSAT, my first rough timed one was 160 on a kaplan, which is a compilation of actual previous LSAT questions. i've started studying now and my accuracy is improving. with arguments i'm rarely missing (1 of 25), and same with logic games, although i need to speed up.  it's true that i need to keep my options open, but i plan on doing everything in my power to score AT LEAST a 170. go big or go home, right?

Definitely shoot for the stars, but also heed what people have been telling you.  The halls of TTTs are littered with the souls of students who thought the same things that you do.

good luck

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell Law and DC Placement
« on: May 26, 2008, 09:02:52 PM »
There are bars at Cornell.  A 5 minute walk from campus gets you to like 5 of them.

This is true.  However, if "bar life" disgusts the poster as much as it seems, then the bars within 5 minutes from the law school might induce some sort of seizure...so naturally I love these places

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Depression eminent....
« on: May 18, 2008, 03:56:41 AM »
[Guy from the Princess Bride]
I do not think that word means what you think it means...
[/Guy from the Princess Bride]

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em·i·nent    Audio Help   /ˈɛmənənt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[em-uh-nuhnt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1.   high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished: eminent statesmen.
2.   conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy: eminent fairness.
3.   lofty; high: eminent peaks.
4.   prominent; projecting; protruding: an eminent nose.

ty ty.  I wanted to do this but didn't want to be the first feminine hygiene product to do it.

The word you're looking for is "imminent," my friend.

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