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General Board / Re: MAC or PC?!?!
« on: May 15, 2008, 04:38:55 PM »
My school has the answer to this question on the computer services FAQ website.  Maybe try that.  If the info isn't there, call the school to see if the test software works on a Mac.

I would imagine that it's not a problem in most schools.

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General Board / Re: Advice on how to be a good S.O. to a law student!
« on: February 26, 2008, 09:12:38 PM »
I reread my post, and it probably did seem like I was saying that you should clean up after your SO.  That's just the division of labor that we've developed at my house, because my SO has more free time than I do and it's more fun for both of us if my free time can be spent doing things other than dishes.  I agree that school shouldn't take up all of his time, but do realize that it is a big time comittment, and (if he's like me), any free time that he has will be highly valued.

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General Board / Re: Advice on how to be a good S.O. to a law student!
« on: February 26, 2008, 07:28:05 PM »
Definitely be understanding and all the stuff everyone else has mentioned. I'd say that more concrete things are also very important. My SO does almost all the laundry, cleaning, and cooking now. It means A LOT that I don't have to devote my weekend to chores. I know you're not living together, but if you have time to sneak into his house sometimes and tidy up, I'm sure he'd really appreciate that.

My SO is great about giving me space, but there are times that I wish he would be more understanding when I'm grumpy.

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1L job search / Re: weird interview
« on: February 25, 2008, 02:28:41 PM »
Pixy -- I never heard back from that firm.  It's weird, because I did 5 interviews and got offers from 4; all but that one.  Who knows what was going on.  I was way more interested in a couple of other firms, so it worked out in the end.

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1L job search / Re: weird interview
« on: February 13, 2008, 02:50:32 PM »
Excellent.  Thanks for the responses.  Hopefully I didn't sound too much like a loser and I'll get a call back.  They said I should hear back within a week or so, so I'll just sit tight until then.

I'm glad to know I'm not alone.

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1L job search / weird interview
« on: February 13, 2008, 01:59:07 PM »
I just finished my second OCI.  The interviewers asked me one question. One of them went to my undergrad institution and asked which professor was my favorite. The rest of the 20 minute interview was just the two of them telling me about the firm and about their clerking program.

Is that normal?  Is it a good/bad/neutral sign?

Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Part-Time Programs - Thoughts?
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:16:15 AM »
I'm a PT student right now, but I'm not transferring to FT, so I don't have first hand knowledge.  The 2 and 3Ls I've talked to, though, say it's really easy at my school.  However, if you transfer and you want to graduate in 3 years, you do have to take classes during your 1L summer (maybe your 2L one, also).

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I would just call the admissions office.  You probably won't have to give a reason, just say "I'd like to apply for the PT program rather than the FT one, but I've already submitted my application.  Is there any way I can change that without resubmitting?"  I doubt they'll ask why, but if they do, you can always just say that you took another look at your financials and realized that you need to work.

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I doubt that employers will look down on your not working for just 1 semester out of 8 (if you stay PT the whole time you're in school).  If you want to just concentrate on school for a semester, though, why don't you just go to a FT program?

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Reaching -- This will be my first summer as a law student, so I'm not exactly an expert, but I can tell you my plan.

I'm going to work at my current job, which is not really related to the law, through the summer.  The larger firms in my city hire associates to work in the fall and spring, just like the ones they hire in the summer, so I'm going to quit my job in the fall and get one of those jobs.  For the spring, I'll do another one of those jobs (if possible).  If that's not possible, I'm going to try to find a job as a clerk or something in the legal field.

Other people in my class are doing different things.  Many were clerks or paralegals at law firms before they came to LS, so they're going to just continue what they're doing.  Most people have very flexible jobs with high turn overs (like servers at restaurants and retail jobs) that they can easily quit for the summer and go back to once school starts up again.  A few people (we have a doctor and a physical therapist, for instance) are staying with their normal jobs at least until law school is over.  I'm not sure what (if anything) that will do to their post-graduate career prospects.

You also asked about classes.  At my school, there are no classes offered in the evenings during the summer. So, I think most of the PT students won't be taking summer classes.  A few are going to take summer courses so they can graduate earlier or so they can transfer to the FT program in the fall, but that's certainly not the majority of folks.

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