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Transferring / Re: Transfer Resume Question
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:43:29 PM »
ILoveCorplaw:

We're in almost the exact same situation.  I did the T4 > T20 thing as well, and got really good grades at the T20 (I'm pretty sure we're at the same school actually).

I'm sort of confused about how I should do this as well.  I've got a job for 2L summer, so I guess the next time I'll be sending out resumes is when I'm applying for clerkships.  Anyone have advice for clerkship apps?  I'll definitely be sending my first year transcript so the judges can see those grades, but should I put the old school on my resume as well? 

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Current Law Students / Re: The networking questions thread
« on: February 06, 2009, 10:41:22 PM »
Ok... sending an article every once in a while is fine.  But calling or dropping by their office once a month?  That's psycho.  Especially the dropping by the office thing; I wouldn't even do this with my good friends. 

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Law Review. 

EIC will be hard to get, but a staff member position on the LR would probably be better than most ed board positions on a secondary journal (maybe not EIC of a secondary, but you'd get roughly the same benefit from a lesser position on the LR ed board, which means less work for the same prestige).   

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Current Law Students / Re: Anyone else STILL waiting for a grade?
« on: February 01, 2009, 02:02:39 PM »
Yes.  I feel your pain. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Anyone Else Really Dislike Contracts?
« on: January 26, 2009, 10:10:03 PM »
How can anyone love UCC 2-207?  That's probably the most poorly written law I've ever read.

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Current Law Students / Re: almost straight A's....now what?
« on: January 19, 2009, 06:06:53 PM »
"And I'd like to email the professors who gave me A's or A+'s and just say "I was pleased with my grade, I'd like to talk about the exam with you" or something of the sort, especially since I wasn't a gunner or active class participator. I would think they would much rather talk to me than the student's upset with their grades and it seems a good way to get job leads or connections but I'm just unsure how to go about it without sounding like an a-hole."

Yeah... I would wait a while before you did this.  The professors want to see the students who did worse first, because they're the ones that need the most help.  I had a professor this semester who told us that if we got an A not to bother her at the beginning of the following semester, and she seemed genuinely annoyed at students who did that in the past. 

Of course, if you're planning to transfer to GULC early action, or any other school for that matter, you will need to get letters of rec from these profs.  That would be an excuse to go talk to them. 

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Transferring / Re: Transfering from USC to GULC
« on: January 18, 2009, 04:47:36 PM »
I would aim MUCH higher than GULC if I were you (i.e., the top 5 schools).  Don't sell yourself short; it looks like you have a solid shot at a top school.  Definitely apply to GULC early action... but if that's the only place you're accepted than you may have a tough decision ahead of you.  USC is a good school, and since you want to stay in LA you may be better off being at the top of your class there.  I don't know if GULC is worth it.  But if you got into somewhere like Stanford I think it's a no-brainer.   

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Transferring / Re: Transfer odds?
« on: January 17, 2009, 11:00:43 AM »
If I was top 15% at a T25 I would be aiming for the top 5 schools.  Apply to GULC early action, b/c that's probably a safe bet.  Just apply to the whole T14.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is there any method...
« on: January 15, 2009, 07:00:25 PM »
Vap:

Where do you find those cutoffs on NALP?

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Current Law Students / Re: Anyone have their own laser printer?
« on: January 13, 2009, 10:14:53 PM »
I disagree with the sentiment that cheap laser printers aren't worth the money.  As long as it's made by a reliable company, it'll get the job done.   

Over the years, I've had horrid experiences with inkjet-type printers.  For law school, all you need is a solid, black and white, laser printer.  I bought this HP for around $100 at Circuit City before I started law school (I'm a second semester 2L now): http://www.amazon.com/LaserJet-1020-Printer-Q5911A-ABA/dp/B0009EM13G

I buy toner cartridges for around $25-30 a pop from random websites, and I've never had any problem with paper jams or poor printout quality.  The printer has been through around two years of law school use (by two students -- my wife is in school with me), which includes OCI stuff, mass mailing, briefs, occasional law review production work, etc.  It's a solid printer; I'd recommend it. 

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