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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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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 13, 2009, 12:23:14 PM »
I don't want to count my eggs before they hatch, but thus far things are alright.  How bout you?

Things are looking okay here too... some bad stuff in the news, but start dates havent been moved back or anything, so im keeping my fingers crossed. 

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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 13, 2009, 10:57:26 AM »
Yea, definitely agreed.  Maybe we will get some sort of loan repayment stuff as part of this massive bailout crap. 

hope you were affected in the slaughter yesterday and the day before.  absolutely ridiculous how many attorneys got let go.

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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:56:01 AM »
yea, but the number of donations is factored into school rank for usnews...

Are you serious?  That's ridiculous.  As is the "number of library volumes" factor that always helps boost GULC's ranking.

Thats what someone told me.  It is the only reason I would even consider giving back.  I think the school is sort of a scam as it is. 

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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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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:04:30 AM »
yea, but the number of donations is factored into school rank for usnews...

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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 12, 2009, 04:57:16 PM »
I should write the Dean and threaten to withhold any class gift contributions until if I dont get my ranking by the end of the week... dont know if it will work, but it could at least make me feel less guilty about not donating.

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George Washington U / Re: Rank at GW
« on: February 12, 2009, 04:15:33 PM »
Probably b/c my slackass prof held it up.  I just got my last grade back from him early this week.

Banzaf? (sp?)

this is ridiculous.

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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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