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2L job search / Re: thoughts on .... WEIL, Gotshal & Manges
« on: October 09, 2008, 01:11:37 AM »
The Grapevine has told me it is a sweatshop, but I have no personal knowledge.

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2L job search / Re: 2 callbacks and 2 rejections, why?
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:08:09 AM »
So, to clarify, the new NALP guidelines change the Dec. 1 deadline and instead make it so we have 45 days to accept/decline?

And I think some of the posters here are way too paranoid. Or maybe I'm naive?  :P

We will be futures lawyers...is it necessarily a bad thing that we act paranoid?  :P

As for the NALP guideline changes (I believe you understand them correctly), I would assume firms would send out offers sooner, so they can have up to 2-3 rounds of offers.  So far, I haven't heard or noticed any difference in offer timing.

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm plenty paranoid. I mainly meant about the posts of firms coming together and making deals in smoke-filled rooms about which firm will accept which applicants.

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I guess the question here is this: if you are a natural leader, and an extrovert, do you really want to work for a firm that doesn't appreciate those qualities? I think there are good firms out there that like personality and there are "good" firms out there that want no personality because they want you to be a billing machine and not a person. Frankly, I'd like to be a person.

At first, I was really surprised how much I liked all the firms from which I got callbacks. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. The reason they called me back is because they saw I would be a good fit and they were looking for people like me, and I was looking for a firm like them. I will also say I went on ALOT of screening interviews and did not get as many callbacks, percentage wise, as some my classmates. However, I would rather be somewhere that appreciates me than some where that is a Vault 10 firm.

I wouldn't take it so hard. They probably think you wouldn't be a good fit, and they are probably doing you a favor.

Then again, I guess crap job is better than no job?

Solid Post. Agree with most things you said.

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2L job search / Re: 2 callbacks and 2 rejections, why?
« on: September 30, 2008, 11:33:27 PM »
So, to clarify, the new NALP guidelines change the Dec. 1 deadline and instead make it so we have 45 days to accept/decline?

And I think some of the posters here are way too paranoid. Or maybe I'm naive?  :P

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1L job search / Re: What Are 1L Jobs That PAY? (Besides Firms.)
« on: September 13, 2008, 11:51:05 PM »
Federal Judicial Center in DC (Fed gov't) pays in the low-to-mid teens per hour.

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Class of 2010?
« on: August 01, 2007, 12:54:04 PM »
2 things:

1 - How do we know what books to buy before school starts? Will that info be included with our schedule?

and

2- Does the law school technology support Windows Vista?

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Law School Applications / Re: GW T-shirts
« on: April 28, 2007, 06:56:09 PM »
Got mine today as well.  Kinda brings a tear to my eye...GW did a great job spending the $$$ on recruiting people.  Will always be appreciative  :)

PSSH. Didn't offer me a cent.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW T-shirts
« on: April 26, 2007, 09:42:52 PM »
Got my shirt today.

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You female dog.

So I return after a minor absence and now everybody hates me!  I see how it is.

I can never hate you. Only midly dislike you.

Nah, I can't even do that. Especially since I plan to meet you at that big rip in the Earth, so I don't want to be pushed off.  :-*

I would never!  female dog.

I believe in Britomart. It's a stalker.

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Financial Aid / Re: payback time
« on: April 17, 2007, 08:04:26 PM »
Oh and I just did a calculation using the helpful calculator at Finaid.org

If you repaid a 150,000 5% interest loan in 10 years, you would end up paying  $190,918.03
If you repaid the same loan at 5% interest in 35 years, you would end up paying      $317,954.32

According to my Dad, this isn't so bad, because the money becomes less valuable over time due to inflation. I don't buy it, and the thought of that debt hanging over my head is not good. So my plan remains to pay it back as quickly as possible, and then whatever money I earn will be mine to invest or buy a house or something. I think you can still save a decent amount while paying it back quickly.

The only 5% interest loan I'm getting is Perkins. It's crazy that 5% would have been considered a lot a couple of years ago! But maybe when we graduate the rates will be low and we can consolidate for a nice rate.

Inflation does make it less but then you have to have it A) hanging over your head for 35 years and B) HAVE TO keep a high enough paying job at all times to afford it, meaning you can't jump into Public Interest or something after a few years.

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