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Job Search / Re: anyone else still jobless?
« on: April 05, 2008, 12:24:29 AM »
I got a job in town (Julie, you know which town, right? ;) ) just by calling up firms that did litigation work, in which I'm interested, and ask if they were looking for clerks.  A couple bit, asked for resumes, and one gave me an interview, hired two days later.

I found that the law school job search engine turned out to be garbage for a 1L.  It's really no-man's land out there.

My recommendation would be to just call firms cold, ask a lot of questions, and send resumes if they want them.  Someone will bite.  Tell them you'll work for free, throw in the word "volunteer."  They'll bite.

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Current Law Students / Re: Reasons For a Law School Degree
« on: November 15, 2007, 09:25:16 PM »
Jeff, some words would be useful here:

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything.  I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold or bought or processed...OR REPAIR anything sold, bought or processed."

- Lloyd Dobler.

Sales are great, makes the economy move.  I could never be a salesman of products. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Seeking wisdom from current students...
« on: November 14, 2007, 07:02:45 PM »
My general advice is this:

158 is NOT bad at all.  It's not exemplary, but it's solid, especially with your solid-to-high GPA.  I had a 3.3 and a 165 and got into a T1.  Have you heard of admissions index?  Almost every school has an index they use to weigh GPA and LSAT into one number to consider against other applicants.

Poke around the schools' websites to find out the median LSAT and GPA.  Then, Lawschoolnumbers.com has a calculator that figures out your index for each school, and you can plug in the 25% and 75% LSAT/GPA numbers, figure out the range, and then your own to see where you fall.  It's a pretty good indicator of how you'll fare for each school.

AND

As for 1L, it's work.  Lots.  But it's seriously not that bad.  It's what work feels like.  It doesn't feel like undergrad, flying on the seat of your pants and get an A, not that.  But it's work.  You sound like you've been out in the real world for a while.  Trust me, that's great.  You'll know what real work feels like, and you won't be overwhelmed.

In short, don't sweat your numbers, you'll be fine during admissions, and 1L is not horror, nor horrible.  It's a grind, to be sure, but it's often *gasp* FUN!

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Current Law Students / Re: Essay exam, really?
« on: November 14, 2007, 06:10:55 PM »
Yeah, this can't be real.

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Current Law Students / Re: BarBri supplement?
« on: November 14, 2007, 06:09:16 PM »
For my Crimlaw class, the BarBri book is apparently highly recommended as prep material.  Besides, what are the odds that you're NOT going to take the BarBri course?

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Current Law Students / Re: Reasons For a Law School Degree
« on: November 08, 2007, 05:40:19 PM »
I think it differs from person to person.
If money is the main factor for you choosing your future career in life, then you are likely to be unhappy in a few years.  Money doesn't make you happy.
The warning is that if you aren't interested in the job, you aren't going to like it no matter how much they pay you.
On the other hand, it doesn't hurt.
I know lawyers who did it for money, then quit and became elementary school teachers.  I also know lawyers who quit to become bartenders, open restaurants, write books, join a huge corp as a VP/director....
For me, I was happy in my career until I served on a grand jury.  It made me realize that there is a nobility to the field.  I became interested in becoming a lawyer so that I could use my mind daily, so I could help people that have been damaged, and so I could do something that made me feel good about going to work.


That's fair advice.  Me, I love using my mind, just sorting out complexities in my head.  I also love talking, debating.  So, all those things combined with my belief in the rule of law to make the country and world a better place, I think I'll be a very happy lawyer.

Philosophically and mechanically, I think lawyering is for me.

But I wouldn't be doing it if it only paid 30k average coming out.

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Current Law Students / Re: Reasons For a Law School Degree
« on: November 08, 2007, 02:25:19 AM »
I too call shenanigans.  Don't get me wrong, if one doesn't have a true interest in the law and is ONLY in it for the money, then yeah, forget it.

Me?  I'm in it because I am earnestly interested in the study and practice of law.  However, I'm also in it to make a good (not looking for UBER PRESTIGE) living so that I can support my wife and future kids if she wants to stay home to raise them. 

Money must be a consideration in almost every decision we make.

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Job Search / Re: The Waiting Game - Callbacks and Rejections?
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:38:28 PM »
This is why it pays to have some humility as to the kinds of firms with which you interview.  I'm aiming solidly at regional mid to big law.  I have no desires to go for Vault firms exclusively, and I will schedule as many interviews with the midlaw firms as possible.

I'm only a 1L, so I have little experience in this, but it seems to me that those not getting call backs are ones who are trying really hard to get prestigious gigs instead of simply good ones.

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I have Ruff.  So far, so good.  I think we get our first briefs back on Friday.  She's a sweet lady, so, it should be fine.

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If the curve is a C+ and you got a B, you're immediately above the median, yes?

Either way, YAY for UF using a passing system for LRW.  S+, S, and U.  That's all we have.  I'm almost positive it doesn't factor into our overall GPA or our ranking.  Kickass.

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