« on: August 27, 2009, 07:15:49 AM »
After sitting on the interviewer's side of the desk this year, I can say that for me, email is just fine. Substance is more important than form - DO NOT have any typos or grammatical errors!
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I'd pick mock trial--this makes a bullet point on your resume rather than a line in your transcript. Many of the firms I signed up to interview with had "Jounal, moot court, or mock trial preferred" in their criteria. None had "Crim Pro preferred."
In my view third year should be clinical, externships, getting some real world practice. There really is no other reason for the third year than tradition, lawyers love tradition even if itís pointless and outdated like the Socratic and case method, itís how they had to do it so it how you have to do it. :egal education evolves at a glacial pace.