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Current Law Students / Re: SA Offer Status?
« on: July 29, 2008, 10:16:57 AM »
yes for next summer.  don't know if I should split or only try other places.

Job Search / Reference from Partner
« on: July 25, 2008, 11:08:02 AM »
Is it wise, as an SA, to ask a named partner to be a reference for future employers?  He has the best knowledge of my work.  I believe the firm would like to keep me next summer, so it's a seemingly delicate subject.

Does it mean anything when a firm you've applied to asks for a transcript, or has my desperation driven me nuts?

I'm 3L at a top 20 school, in the middle of my class...I applied to a BigLaw firm a week ago and got an email today requesting a copy of my transcripts.

Does that mean they've seen the GPA on my resume and are still willing to consider me? Or is getting the transcript merely a meaningless formality?

I realize I could just wait for my rejection letter/email to come, but I'm desperate enough to ask what you guys think (I realize I am opening myself up to extreme abuse here, btw).

I've heard from an attorney who used to do interviewing that sometimes the recruiting administrator simply needs all materials required by the firm before the candidate is considered, regardless of his qualifications.

Then again, they might be interested.

Job Search / Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« on: July 24, 2008, 08:55:35 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: bad grades, GPA 3.03 law school hopeful
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:24:37 PM »
2.90, top 20.  there's plenty of hope.  95th percentile or higher should get you into a couple top 25's; 170+ -may- get you into splitter friendly schools like northwestern.

Transferring / Re: Seton Hall vs. Washington U
« on: June 29, 2008, 10:08:29 AM »
Wash. U. has way better respect and backup options if you don't make NYC.  This really isn't much of a question.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WUSTL Full Ride vs. Vanderbilt
« on: January 23, 2008, 07:04:15 PM »
You'll be in a huge amount of debt at Vandy, and WUSTL should keep open just about as many doors.  I would choose WUSTL without a second thought unless Vandy comes through with money (ask them).

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I go to law school?
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:00:43 PM »
If your numbers are good enough to get significant scholarships at T14s, and you think a JD may further your career, I would recommend going -- particularly so since I assume you won't be losing a lot of money by not working, since you aren't presently working in a lucrative field. 

I, for one, am enjoying law school and am very glad I made the choice to go.  I did not want to find myself regretting not going 10 years down the road, when it would be much more difficult to go due to increased responsibilities.

Most of the big firms that are interested in me have (unfortunately) asked me for my undergraduate transcript.  If they see that C on your last semester, they may not like it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: scholarship interview attire
« on: January 02, 2008, 01:19:31 PM »
is a scholarship interview anything more than meeting with an adcomm to talk?  if so, you better dress up.  otherwise... at one particular school I toured, I wore jeans and an untucked button-down shirt.  they still gave me a scholarship increase.  i don't think the adcomms care too much what you wear.  the other prospectives might.

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