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Job Search / Re: Top of the class and rejected by every employer?
« on: February 13, 2009, 12:59:32 PM »
I just have significant work experience as do most of my friends at the school so I'm sure that makes a big difference.

I definitely agree.  I think that helps a lot during 1L year particularly. 

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Job Search / Re: Top of the class and rejected by every employer?
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:06:49 AM »
I agree with Stole Your Nose.  You are not in a particularly good position to find summer employment.  You are the exact reason why so many people on this board trash non-T14 schools.  Employment prospects suck even close to the top.  I am at a top 20 and finished in the top 20% and still couldnt find a firm job my first summer.  The only friends I have that managed to find something were IP kids or the top 10 or so students, not percent, in the class.  Your only shot of really getting a firm job for your first summer would have been either having connections or being number 1 or 2 in your class.  Dont let this get you down though.  If you can get your gpa up a lot this semester, you may have a shot of pulling something during 2L OCI.  And, like some other posters said, make sure you find something for this summer so you have a spot filled on your resume.

Thorc, you know me.... I am not either of those and I had a paid gig 1L summer....

well, okay, I should have specified.  Very few of my "in real life" friends had paid jobs :)  I am still convince you are some sort of anomaly or had something sick on your resume or something. 

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Job Search / Re: Top of the class and rejected by every employer?
« on: February 11, 2009, 10:38:04 AM »
I agree with Stole Your Nose.  You are not in a particularly good position to find summer employment.  You are the exact reason why so many people on this board trash non-T14 schools.  Employment prospects suck even close to the top.  I am at a top 20 and finished in the top 20% and still couldnt find a firm job my first summer.  The only friends I have that managed to find something were IP kids or the top 10 or so students, not percent, in the class.  Your only shot of really getting a firm job for your first summer would have been either having connections or being number 1 or 2 in your class.  Dont let this get you down though.  If you can get your gpa up a lot this semester, you may have a shot of pulling something during 2L OCI.  And, like some other posters said, make sure you find something for this summer so you have a spot filled on your resume.

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Current Law Students / Re: How to dress like a law student
« on: February 10, 2009, 02:48:42 PM »
My advice: look on ebay for a gently used blue suit.  All you need for interviews is one suit (should only wear blue or charcoal), but you might like to have a second suit just to switch it up or in case your suit gets rained on or something.

I asked one of the deans the same question when I was applying.  I wasnt sure what to wear.  People really do dress just like undergrad (flip flops, hoodies, shorts, gym clothes, etc.).  It really doesnt matter.  The only thing that I would advise it to dress nice for your picture since it will be on your seating chart all during law school and the professors will all see it and dress nice for the first day of class since everyone seems to do so anyway.  And, by nice, I mean simply a polo shirt or button up.  I think I did khaki shorts or nice jeans and a polo.  You will be fine. 

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Current Law Students / Re: 3.2/174
« on: February 03, 2009, 07:18:28 PM »
If you got your degree in a foreign country, you may just be able to do the LLM route.  One year of law school might be worth it to have a shot at increasing your earning potential.  I am not sure about part time LLM programs (I know NYU has the part time executive tax program, but executive degrees arent sufficient to practice).  Anyway, LLMs really value work experience among other factors.  Depending on your degree, you may be able to use it to get into an LLM program here.  Not sure what weight they give lsats, but yours is decent and may enable you to get into something decent.  Just something to look into.  Im just a JD candidate, so I am not sure the whole LLM admission policy (I am pushing off mine till I have a few years work so I qualify for Harvards).

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Job Search / Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« on: January 08, 2009, 02:59:29 PM »
thanks

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Job Search / Re: Sidley Winter Gift
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:03:16 PM »
I know when I got my SA position, I really didnt hear anything back after I accepted till the January/February (besides the little gift).  So, I wouldnt worry about not receiving any emails/calls as they probably havent really started inprocessing yet. I am not at Sidley but wouldnt imagine they would differ too much.

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Job Search / Re: 1st Year Associate at V10 taking questions.
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:00:13 PM »
Do you have any control over your schedule?  I've heard from people that it depends on what partner you are working for (whether (s)he likes to come in earlier in the day or later), but I was wondering whether you thought that was generally true? 

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Current Law Students / Re: How do most law schools do their grading?
« on: January 07, 2009, 12:56:45 PM »
I dont think it would be unethical to list what grades you got on your midterms, but it is unethical if you just state the class you are taking with a letter grade without explaining that it is not the actual grade you got in the class but instead just the grade you got on the midterm.

Im very surprised a school would have a grading system like that which definitely burdens students seeking employment...

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Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: December 21, 2008, 10:18:46 AM »
just a few corrections.

- i could get into a good law school. i chose my current school (which is a good law school) for a large scholarship.
- i'm doing very well at my current school.
- i've not failed at everything legal. i've succeeded at almost everything legal that i've tried.
- it's "advice." that's the noun form. "advise" is a verb.



Anyone can play the flugelhorn if they just believe in themselves enough.  Why are you such a downer to people trying to achieve their dreams?

who is that directed to?

If its to me, i dont have a problem with people pursuing their dreams, but he clearly pursued them and failed (both when he couldnt get into a good law school and when he couldnt even manage to do well in a mediocre law school).  Then, he comes on here asking for advise and showing once again why he failed at everything legal he has done. 

Obviously the most prestigious clerkships wont go to mediocre candidates.  If he can prove me wrong, more power to him, but im still convinced he is just a flame.

I am aware the proper usage of "advice" and "advise."  It was simply a typo.  Good luck in whatever you do.

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