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I'm not convinced that person really goes to Michigan.  You can't believe half of what's in the comments on ATL.

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Law School Applications / Re: So i dropped out of graduate school
« on: October 07, 2008, 07:12:28 AM »
I did the same thing for the same reason, and I don't think it impacted my law school admissions.  I didn't write an addendum, but I was in the workforce for several years after that, including positions that I held for two or three years, so it showed that I could actually stick to something.


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Law Firms / Re: Non-traditional students hired by biglaw firms?
« on: October 07, 2008, 06:52:10 AM »
I don't feel like I had any trouble due to my age, but I wonder if it could have to do with markets.  Like, I was looking at more lifestyle-friendly cities, so... I don't know... I felt like I had a lot in common with my interviewers.

I don't think you really count as non-traditional, though, especially now that the majority of students take at least a year or two to work before law school.  I think of non-traditional as more mid-30s and up.

Yeah, but I'm basically the same age as some of the other people posting in this thread. :)  I'm 6 months younger than Jolie, relatively speaking (year and a half younger, but year behind in school).  OCI/callbacks at 30.

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General Board / Re: Who else is STILL waiting on bar results?
« on: October 06, 2008, 08:01:25 PM »
Hey jacy,

I'm sending you a PM to talk about Atlanta firms, if you're willing!

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Law Firms / Re: Non-traditional students hired by biglaw firms?
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:04:33 PM »
I don't feel like I had any trouble due to my age, but I wonder if it could have to do with markets.  Like, I was looking at more lifestyle-friendly cities, so... I don't know... I felt like I had a lot in common with my interviewers.

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2 weeks and still waiting... but they are having a 2 or 3 person class, and I was their first interviewee.

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Law School Applications / Re: Emory versus Vandy in Atlanta placement
« on: October 05, 2008, 10:11:18 AM »
Definitely Duke (or another T14) over either of those schools.  I just got done with Atlanta callbacks, and while you will meet tons of Vanderbilt and Emory grads interviewing you, the firms will dig deeper into the class at T14 schools.

The Atlanta market seems to be getting pickier about having connections, but it's not so much connections to Atlanta as connections to the south generally speaking.  I just had a long conversation about this with a partner at one of the biggest firms the other day.  Especially in this economy, they want a plausible story for why you are interested in living in the south before they'll spend their time and money on giving you a callback or a summer associate position.

For example, if you know you want to work in Atlanta, but you're not from the south, I would pick Duke or UVA over most other T14 schools.  And probably Vandy over Cornell, Northwestern, etc.  But if you *are* from the south or went to undergrad in the south, it doesn't matter... go to whichever T14 you want (according to the normal reasons for making such a choice).

PS, if you are insistent on either Vandy or Emory, go to Vandy.

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I have to say that I'm proud of 2010 that there are still so many of us representing on LSD. :)  I think Jolie's the only one left for 2009.

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Soooooo bummed that he came on a Friday during callback season. :(

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You'll understand once you're going through OCI!!

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