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« on: April 02, 2008, 05:58:39 PM »
Mike, apparently you are confused by the conversation here. A 1L is a law student, not a first year associate. I, however, do appreicate the fact that you went through the math and everything!
Dude, now you just look stupid, because Captain was referring to first year associates, not 1L's, you made that leap yourself.....
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:46:13 PM »
Just watch the BS factor in terms of saying that you heard a particular firm was top notch, it could blow up in your face.... A call-back is rather informal and low stress. Think of it as an intellectual conversation with a mentor. Good luck.
« on: March 29, 2008, 09:41:13 AM »
First off cali, quit watching so much law and order. The majority of the law is handled through paper, not through a courtroom. Also, even trial lawyers are generally making their points in the form of briefs, not some song and dance routine in front of a trial judge. Maybe if you are chasing ambulances, but even then, it's going to be more about settlements and negotiations and there is a reason why the companies the little guy sues are represented by mega firms and not by Average Joe Attorney.
Second, it's "ridiculous" not "rediculous," thanks for furthering my point.
My points are good points and I even lightened up on my tone just to get across what rings true throughout the legal profession. Obviously you are defensive because you go to a T3 or T4 and maybe you do or don't have something lined up after graduation. I hope that you become the exception and make millions. All I'm saying is that 90% of the time, T3/T4 grads are in far less favorable position than those that graduate from higher ranked schools.
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:54:33 PM »
Yeah, you should be on point. However, if your GPA doesn't stay where it is, that could kill the offer. Nonetheless, it's a nice thing to have going into 2L.
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:03:03 PM »
Yeah, well unfortunately nobody that goes to medical school WANTS to be a PCP (or very few do anyway). Therefore, that is why you end up with bad PCP's.
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:49:49 AM »
Read the nalp guidelines. Keep making up stories dipshit.
« on: March 28, 2008, 11:37:43 AM »
There are NALP guidelines for a reason and no V100 firm is going to make you an offer a year in advance.
« on: March 28, 2008, 08:38:23 AM »
Point taken. Though the issue becomes people write on these boards asking questions that they only want a particular answer to. When you tell them something that they don't want to hear, they flip out. Generally, I don't get bad about things on here until someone barks at me or gets fired up about what I have to say. What I say is the reality of the profession and everybody knows it deep down.
I just have never been one to color a situation. I honestly and full-heartedly believe that there are entirely too many bad law schools. I do not mean to say that ALL tier 3 and 4 law schools fall into this category, but many do. The ABA needs to be more selective in permitting people to become lawyers. A lawyer has a great deal of power over someone's life and it shouldn't be a job handed out to just anyone.
The AAMC limits the number of medical students that can enter each year. This creates a system in which all medical schools have the opportunity to be selective and thereby guarantee some level of competence. Those that do shuffle through won't make it through rigorous residency programs and end up as PCP's dealing with sniffling colds all day.
I see no reason why the ABA shouldn't put limits on its own on US law schools. I'm sorry, but I simply do not think that average students should become lawyers just like I don't believe that average students should become doctors. Contrary to what people on these forums want to believe, not everybody is can do anything if they put their mind to it and disillusioning sub-par students into thinking they will go on to become amazing lawyers isn't beneficial to anyone, especially the economy when you have schools like Robin Williams' failing out 20% or more of their students after taking a year's worth of tuition.
Just some food for thought......
« on: March 28, 2008, 07:41:41 AM »
Dude, law firms don't make offers a year in advance...... I call flame.
« on: March 28, 2008, 07:39:59 AM »
Since 2LMan already has a SA job, the only obstacle in his path is the hiring committee finding out that he's "2LMan" and not making him an offer.
I wonder if he has the balls to tell us which firm he's going to so that we can contact the firm and let them know the quality of person they are hiring. I'm guessing no.
This is just absurd. Additionally, you have no idea the type of person I am on a day-to-day basis. I volunteer, I give back to my community, all things that I'm betting most of you talking down to me don't have time for in your busy little lives. Just because I skip the sensitivities on an internet forum and tell it like it is doesn't make me a horrible person.
Nonetheless, you are entitled to your skewed opinion. Good luck to you. This argument is getting old.
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