The Sum and Substance CD's helped me A LOT. I listened to them in the car b/c I had a long commute to school each day. I used the Emmanuels as well.
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Yeah, I have always used university printers and am not about to load 'resume paper' into those bad boys. If someone wants to throw me out because I didn't use the heavy paper, do I want to work for such an uptight jerkass anyway?
N.B. I do use PDF instead of .doc though. It's just nicer and it also prevents them from going "I'm going to write all over this dude's resume" on their own screen for their selfish fun. (At least without extra software).
It's not that people are being jerks by requiring resume paper--it's that it's basic business etiquette 101. You're being unprofessional by not following a practice that is about as standard as wearing a tie to your interview...
This sounds like a really fun thing to do and I get 6 credits for it. However, is there any negative to doing this?
Dood, approx 20% of the 2Ls on my school's law review haven't found jobs yet (lower T1). It seems to be the beginning of the squeezed law employment market. try to find something, even if nonpaying, to do this summer which could still translate into a job next year. I would seriously doubt it's an experience issue as much as a "no one is hiring" issue. Hang in there and try not to let yourself panic or feel desperate.
Most people from T3's or T4's end up going into private practice or working for the DA. You'll make about $50k starting out.
I would question whether the 2.0 is sufficient to keep your scholarship. Most schools re-evaluate scholarships annually. In other words, just because you got a scholarship for 1L doesn't mean you get one for 2L or 3L. Double check.
Not sure where you got your facts, but DA jobs are not easy to land, generally. They are stepping stones for DOJ and a T3 grad with subpar grades isn't going to make a very strong candidate.
My advice is to keep working hard this semester and try to raise that gpa. However, IMO, I wouldn't take on 40k or more of debt to get a JD from a T3 with minimal job prospects, but that's just me.
There are attorneys who handle character and fitness issues. You should contact one, and spend a little bit up front for a consultation and candid assessment from an attorney in the state you intend to practice in.
It seems like you have pretty much figured it out. I wouldnt expect a job through OCI which is fine. As you are a non-traditional student, you have many skills that smaller practitioners will love. Just keep the networking up and keep plugging along.
Agreed. Screw OCI. And screw grades for that matter. Just graduate, pass the bar and kick ass on your own. Law school exams test your ability to do well on law school exams. That's about it.
It's nice to see a post from somebody who understands that law school is just a nuisance standing in the way of the practice of law.
I was joking, obviously, although I'd think less of an interviewer who asked that question. I wasn't asked that question from any firm, and the associates at two career panels with top firms all said they never ask that question because it's a stupid question.
The biggest complaint from interviewers at the panels was that students come in with a list of things they'd planned on saying and try to make sure they get through the list. Everyone I interviewed with seemed like they were mainly in seeing if you are good at conversation and quick on your feet. I didn't really talk about the law much or my resume much. My biggest suggestion is to research your interviewers so you know the things they're interested in.