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General Board / The networking questions thread
« on: February 06, 2009, 09:11:24 AM »
So people talk a lot about how networking is important for career success.  A couple of questions about how it's done.

Meeting people's fairly easy.  But how exactly are you supposed to maintain those relationships?  What kind of follow-on interactions do you want to generate?  How often do you need to communicate with your contacts?

More questions to follow.

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General Off-Topic Board / Lawdog3 + AA Board = Mayhem
« on: February 02, 2009, 08:30:37 AM »
Well?

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http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/01/is-the-law-professor.html

"We should be ashamed of ourselves.  We own our students' outcomes. We took them. We took their money. We live on their money to pay to come to San Diego. And if they don't have a good outcome in life, we're exploiting them. It's our responsibility to own the outcomes of our institutions. If they're not doing well ... it's gotta be fixed. Or we should shut the damn place down. And that's a moral responsibility that we bear in the academy. It's a leadership responsibility that each of us has. And damn the U.S. News if it affects our rankings. The kids are not gonna show up. Do you know that LSAT registrations are flat to down this year. That students' applications to law school are flat to down in a substantial number of law schools. That's never happened in a downturn in the economy before. They're catching on. Maybe this thing they are doing is not so valuable. Maybe the chance at being in the top 10% is not a good enough lottery shot in order to effectively spend $120,000 and see it blow up at the end of three years of law school.

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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone out there have a pilot's license?
« on: January 23, 2009, 03:22:31 PM »
Tell us what it's like to fly.

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What looks better?  Assume that there is no general trend toward doing well in classes that seem easier.  Is it better to be consistently above average or average sometimes and good other times?  Does it matter for different employers?

Discuss.

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General Off-Topic Board / Reminder: "Midlaw" = Subtle Flame
« on: January 22, 2009, 02:18:59 AM »

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General Board / ITT we discuss how to put together a good resume
« on: January 21, 2009, 06:38:55 AM »
To start us off, stuff stolen from the Chicago thread:

For those 1Ls deciding whether to include an "interests" section, a weird anecdote....my first 20 or so OCI interviewers, no one mentioned my lack of an interests section.  My second to last interview, the interviewer complimented me on not having one, and then ranted for like 5 mins about how stupid and unprofessional interests sections are.  Right after that, in my last interview, the interviewer berated me for half the interview because I didn't have an interests section.

I think the take-away lesson might also be to avoid lame interest sections, if you include one.  When I was a recruiter, my eyes would glaze over each time I saw "traveling" as an interest.  Yeah, real original.  You like to travel!

I used to be a philosophy major, and put metaphysics down as an interest...got asked about it at least once per callback this year, and at pretty much all my interviews as a 1L (of course, the downside was they wanted me to TALK about it...one callback interviewer grilled me on paradoxes for 30 minutes AND I didn't get an offer...jerk).  Let's not talk about the interest once people find out a hobby is collecting Japanese swords... ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / How's your singing voice?
« on: January 14, 2009, 04:20:10 PM »
Tenor for me.  I think I'm middling.

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I know I do.

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