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Personally, I think study abroad and an internship is a good use of your 1L summer is you can do it, especially id the study abroad involv.

Several kids I went to school with did this a it worked out well. It came up during every interview and was a nice topic to talk about.

General Board / Re: What happens if I quit my 1L job
« on: June 09, 2007, 04:22:27 PM »
This is one of the most idiotic posts I've seen on this message board.

1) If you "hate" this job, one where you are actually one of the few 1L students who get to do substantive legal work, I would question whether you really want to be a lawyer.
2) You just want to "relax" this summer? You sound like you're still in an undergrad mentality - knock it off. You're in law school, and to get even non-big law jobs, there's a lot of competition (especially coming out of a non-top tier school). Suck it up and start realizing that you have to make yourself as marketable as possible.
3) You decided to take a course and work at the same time. Consider it training for your 2L year, because 2L is a female dog. If you're on journal, you're going to have to get used to working as hard as you are right now.
4) You're getting paid. Most 1Ls don't get paid their first summer, so consider yourself lucky and stop bitching.

Good thing your not afraid of heights, with your pedestal being so high and all...

what in god's name could you possibly be 'busy as fck' doing that you cant get recs or write a measly personal statement? this is an extremely important decision. it would be incredibly stupid to turn down a great school for a mediocre one b/c you were too lazy to get some recs.
Don't waste my time with this garbage. I'm busy. Either answer my question or write me a personal statement to the top 14 schools. Maybe if you did some research, you would find that only 12 of the top 14 law schools require a personal statement. If you went further, you may also find that 8 out of these 12 require essentially the same topic to be written about in their personal statement, so all you would have to do is change school/city names. SO, if you are too half assed to figure this *&^% out, you would have ended up writing 14 personal statements for me.

I'm too busy getting high.

lol, Work smarter, not harder.

General Board / Re: upper level classes
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:35:11 AM »
Evidence is annoying, by far the most difficult of the three, and easily the most important class if you plan on doing litigation, or even taking a trial ad class. Trial ad is basically evidence class in a practical sense.

Our commercial law was 1/4 K stuff that wasn't covered in first year K and 3/4 secured transaction, without about a class and a half on bankruptcy. I took this my last last semester and find it very helpful in terms of getting ready for the bar, if the bar your taking has secured/commercial paper/sales on it. I found the subject matter very interesting, but I am very interested in bankruptcy, which is tied in with commercial law. The class wasn't especially difficult interms of subject matter, know annoying rules like character evidence and hearsay, but you are dealing with a lot of artificial codes so it sometimes does not flow naturally.

Biz org was boring and to make matter worse I took it durng the summer while working. It good to know, not hard, important to take but dry and lame. Easiest of the three by far.     

General Board / Re: What happens if I quit my 1L job
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:25:18 AM »
Quit the class. Working and taking a summer class my 1L summer was easily the worst decision of my law school career. It impresses no one, eventually I started half-assing it anyway, and that one less class I took during my last semester was totally not worth killing most of my 1L summer.

I not sure if its too late to drop with a refund, I would do it even more.

As much as you hate the long days now, you will hate wasting you only "free" summer in law school. 2L summer you have to worry about impressing employers, going to sometimes lame events with social reject associates, and getting and offer. My post graduation summer sucks, studying for the bar 8-10 hours a day 6 days a week.

I knew someone who had a similier, though a little less dramatic. He was arrest for MJ possession durung his 2L year.

When it came up at the Charachter and Fitness Meeting, they threw him a softball, asking him "you don't do that anymore, right?"

To which he relplied: "honestly, I probably will do it again."

They suspended his application for 6 months and told him to come back if when he decided to quit.

He passed the next time. 

Which state(s), some are much harder than others.

1L job search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 31, 2007, 08:32:42 PM »
An attorney I was talking to after a hearing said "You seem like a firm type anyway."

Should I take this as a compliment of my wardrobe?

LOL, were you wearing cuff links?

General Board / Re: Getting a CPA license after law school
« on: May 15, 2007, 10:25:21 PM »
I don't know much about CPAs or Tax attorneys, but can a lawyer do CPA work (Fed Tax)without being a CPA, or are there certain things a CPA can do that a laywer can't.

CPA seems like one of those area that a bar admission should cover you for, like a real estate license in some (if not all) jurisdictions.

THe LSAT gives you extra time. It is not uncommon around at law schools either. You do need to be tested and all that jazz.

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