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General Board / how difficult is it to lateral transfer as an associate?
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:19:52 PM »
let's say you end up graduating from an HYSCC with latin honors, but summered and spent your first post-grad year or two working at a mid-sized law firm, then clerk for a year or two... is it somewhat easier to get a V10 than if you tried getting one of those as a mediocre-GPA'ed 1L?  (clearly i am talking about a hypothetical "friend" of mine.)

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General Board / Re: For anyone who had above a 3.5 in undergrad
« on: August 15, 2009, 01:23:51 AM »
i definitely performed significantly worse in law school than UG, and studied probably 10x more.

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i would worry more about the GPA cutoff for the employment sector you're aiming for rather than the GPA cutoff for graduation. just my opinion.

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General Board / Re: New anti-law school blog
« on: August 15, 2009, 01:19:59 AM »
your blog has way too many adjectives to sift through for a fun read.

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as long as you're not wearing an uncomfortably weird looking suit and you impress them with your personality, you're fine - with or without pocket square.  i know a few awesome litigators who are actually known (and adored) for their pocket squares - it adds character.  as long as you're not walking in there with bleached hair or spandex i think you're fine.

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2L job search / Re: Question on call back interviews
« on: August 15, 2009, 01:11:38 AM »
what's an alt?

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2L job search / Re: Question on call back interviews
« on: August 14, 2009, 11:44:40 PM »
what would you say are the chances you get an offer from a call-back interview?  is 40% being too optimistic?...

it varies from firm to firm.  some places give practically everyone they call back an offer.  others ranged as low as 50%.  can't say which direction the economy is pulling this figure (firms might have gotten tighter in terms of giving offers after callbacks, or just tighter in terms of giving callbacks), but i don't think 40% is too optimistic by any means.

oh, and this is the latest incarnation of tm., fyi.  hope recruiting is going well for you.

tm!!!!!!!! i've been off lsd for way too long.  i will PM you in a few.

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2L job search / Re: Question on call back interviews
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:40:15 PM »
what would you say are the chances you get an offer from a call-back interview?  is 40% being too optimistic?...

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General Board / Re: For anyone who had above a 3.5 in undergrad
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:37:53 PM »
for me, studying in law school and preparing for exams is a completely different story from what i did in undergrad.  you shouldn't really think of it in terms of how the hours will be different (although i think for most people, they spend more time in law school studying than they did during UG), but how differently you should prepare and study.

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General Board / Re: Once I get accepted by the school I'm going to
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:30:05 PM »
not sure about your last question but i would advise you keep up your grades.  i just interviewed at some biglaw firms this week that required UG transcripts.  better to be safe than sorry.

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