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Incoming 1Ls / Re: We all should have been Computer Programmers...
« on: April 28, 2007, 11:26:25 AM »
Everyone on here is so negative! Geez!

Yeah, computer progamming is not for everyone but for many people its a good career. Its not as volatile as you make it out to be. Whether you like it or not, every company has intranet, internets, databases to be created and maintained. And my husband has never worked for a start up dotcoms (thus has never been laid off)...He works for one of the largest real estate websites right now and they are offering $3000 bonuses to any employee who refers a programmer that they hire because they are in such short demand.

Maybe not if you are in California and you use it for "medical reasons" - LOL

tag - for fun

My two cents: If I can make $37K a year to stuff envelopes and do data entry (the position is called "Marketing Coordinator" & required a degree) can find a job after law school!

And while Loyola LA is a bit different in that its in HUGE legal market with a T20 schools nearby, I think it is a terrible generalizaiton to assume that all people attending T2's are going to have the same problem as you. I'm from Milwaukee and Marquette University Grads are very highly regarded and sought after in the city/state. And thats low T2, was T3 last year!

Maybe I'm a hardass but I've never gotten ANYTHING in this life handed to me for free & the whining on this board just really get to me...through this I've learned to take control of my destiny and push on until I reached my goals. If you want something really bad, you can get it. You just have to be proactive and persistent.

Incoming 1Ls / We all should have been Computer Programmers...
« on: April 27, 2007, 09:34:55 AM »
Since we're moving for law school, I've been helping my husband look for a new job...He hasn't even sent out a resume yet, just posted on three job board (the local one for the area we are moving, & - tech job site). In one day he has gotten over 15 viable leads for positions in the area we are moving (even more if you count the ones out of town). Some are consulting, some he can work from home if chooses, some offer $$$ relocation assistance. Oh and all pay near the six figure mark!

Some background information should you care: My husband is mid-level experienced (7-10 years), but he is graduating college in three weeks with a degree in computer science (it took him 10 years to finish...went part time & went trekking around the world for a while.) BTW, his degree is froma  total no name state school.

Compared to how cutthroat getting a job as lawyers seems to be - Im so jealous!

I would not expect that to be an issue no. I've heard from first hand applicant that Wachtell requested both college and high school transcripts, but this is the only firm I've heard this about, and this was a direct interview, not OCI if that makes any difference.

ewww...I hope that is not the case for most of them...I am proud of my college transcript but high school not so much..

Now to add to this...what would they possibly need your HS transcript for? If you haven't always been a straight A student, they don't want you???

Personal statement.  Knock it out of the park and you will stand out.

Just ask Data...3.low/165 and Yale Law School Class of 2010.

Yeah but Data also started a popoular travel Internet company...I would say thats pretty unique.

As for the OP, I don't think there is much that you can do, like an activity or something that will boost you up and really impress the admissions. Adcomms like unique backgrounds & diversity in addition to strong LSAT/GPA...Most things  that fall under that category cannot simply be "added" to your resume...They take a lifetime (or at least a long time) to shape your experience/character.

Incoming 1Ls / University of Wisconsin Class of 2010
« on: April 21, 2007, 07:41:58 PM »
Any other soon to-be-badgers out there?  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Obese and Hypertensive: what to do before August
« on: April 21, 2007, 07:40:31 PM »
Dude, I'm telling you. Get the Wal-Mart weight loss shakes...they taste good (better than the Slim Fast Optima), have some vitamins, really do fill you up,  and I believe are 3.73 for six shakes...thats like 60 cents a shake...And like everyone else some apples or bananas...totally cheap. Also, if you have a farmers market in your neighborhood, go there...Much cheaper than the grocery store!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: And another thing that scares me
« on: April 20, 2007, 08:16:20 PM »
My dog has a myspace page:

Incoming 1Ls / What is a note taking program?
« on: April 20, 2007, 01:43:44 PM »
Would someone please inform me as to what these note taking programs do? Is there some benefit to using them  instead of typing notes in Word?

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