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Job Search / How much does a clerkship make up for mediocre grades?
« on: October 08, 2009, 03:28:47 PM »
First of all, this is totally not a flame - so don't turn it in to one, please.  During the spring semester of my 2L year, I interned for a Sr. Judge at the US Court of Federal Claims.  As it became apparent that no firm was going to hire me as a summer associate, I offered to stay with the Judge through the summer.  After 8 months of service, I was offered a clerkship for 1 year after I graduate.  I want to practice government contract law, which is an area of law that the COFC has primary jurisdiction to hear.

My other credentials aren't super impressive.  I'm in the top 40% of my class, no journal, no moot court/mock trial, but am currently participating in our school's Civil Practice Clinic.  The field of law I want to practice is somewhat limited to large Vault firms, with only a handful of smaller firms in the practice area.  I have tried to network my ass off with the partners in many of the larger firms.  QUESTION(S): How much will this clerkship do for my resume absent other credentials?  Do I have a prayer with larger firms after my clerkship?

Current Law Students / Legal Rhetoric Exam?
« on: November 16, 2007, 07:29:43 PM »
Does anybody else have a Citation and Research exam for their Legal Rhetoric and Writing course? Ours is tomorrow, yes Saturday.  Has to do with basic Bluebooking and research.  Not too thrilled about it, although it should be pretty simple.  15% of our LRW grade

Choosing the Right Law School / American WCL 1L Taking Questions
« on: November 13, 2007, 06:18:36 PM »
Been here for 3months, but I figure it's about time for people to start applying...

If you have any questions about the school, feel free to ask!

Desperate much?

Incoming 1Ls / Law School Orientations...
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:57:06 PM »
What are they generally like?  It's going to be a 3 day deal at WCL.  Just curious as to what they typically cover!  tyia

Incoming 1Ls / WCL 1L's Looking for Room-mates
« on: April 02, 2007, 02:52:31 PM »
Two WCL 1Ls are looking for 2 people for a possible room-mate in the DC area.  Prices are outrageous, but are significantly more affordable with 4 room-mates.  Please feel free to reply, PM or email me if interested. 

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