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Congrats on making it in. While it is an accomplishment making it in, the reality of it is is thatit is only helpful in getting your foot in the door. I can tell you that at my T3 school,only a handful of people had jobs (be it after graduation or for their 2L/3L summers). The reality of it is, that unless you're at a T14 school, the job market for lawyers is a tough one and law review only puts you ahead so far. You have to do a lot to distinguish yourself from the bunch and the interview is obviously the first step at doing that. Ace the interviews and you'll be one step closer to that "dream job". Good luck!

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Current Law Students / Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« on: July 24, 2007, 11:07:08 AM »
one, i will.

and two, dude get over yourself. heaven forbid anyone hates micro$oft.

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Current Law Students / Re: A Linux geek's law school computer set up
« on: July 23, 2007, 10:10:18 AM »
newly converted linux user here and i have to say that i love love LOVE my new os. it's just a shame that for the most part, law schools do not offer support for us linux users. the thorn in my side will have to  be figuring out how to tap into my schools ultra-secured WPA2 network- if ANYONE has figured that out, please HELP- i've been banging my head against a wall for WEEKS trying to get this thing to work. anyway, i plan on using openoffice for most of my notetaking and other word processing duties, firefox for internet browing, gaim for i-m, and thunderbird for my mail. other than that, there isn't much i need for law school.

oh, and i'm a linux user not to be cool but because one, i got sick of micro$oft, and two, i wanted to try something out of the norm. plus, it's great having all of this free software at my disposal that micro$oft tends to charge an arm and a leg for.

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Current Law Students / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 06, 2007, 07:51:05 AM »
I stopped briefing second semester and I definitely think my grades improved as a result of the more efficient use of my time. Briefing is a waste and it's tedious as all hell. Spend your time learning the black letter law and you'll be fine.

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Current Law Students / Re: Any Chance at Columbia
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:37:28 AM »
You would need to provide more info like your actual LSAT score, whether you're a URM, work experience, extra curriculars, whether you're a non-trad, etc if you want to get any useful feedback on your chances. Your gpa alone doesn't help.

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What was titcr mean?

I was trying to ask for advice not whine 007. I was just wondering if anyone else had an amorphous schedule like mine and how they are scheduling. I know my plate is light {maybe should not have said tolerable} I didn't mean to come off as complaining, just asking for advice. You schedule seems like a good idea lawchick, I think I will stick with something similar.

titcr= this is the credited response

Glad I could be of some help.

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Current Law Students / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 05, 2007, 10:14:13 AM »
I'm checking for my grades about 20 times a day. I only received one so far and I'm stuck waiting for the other 5. Rumor has it, from upperclassmen, that I won't be seeing all of my grades til the end of JULY!!! How do schools get away with that crap especially when students are looking to transfer out? Utterly ridiculous.

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I work full-time and take 2 summer classes.  My advice:  stop whining!

Even though this was a bit on the harsh side titcr. I'm working a full time job, taking a summer class, and working a part time job on the weekends. Believe me, your plate is light with only part time work (where you make your own hours it seems) and a summer class. It is possible to do both and still spend time with the SO- only you know what you're capable of in terms of devoting a set amount of time for each activity. Just put yourself on a schedule and follow it- i.e. part time work in the am, advocacy in the afernoon, and time with the SO during the evenings and weekends using whatever excess time on the weekend to do leftover advocacy/part-time work. Good luck.

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 25, 2007, 12:20:55 PM »
Its not sour grapes, its reality.

It is "sour grapes" and she is bitter. But her bitterness appears to reflect reality so I agree with her and otherwise agree with you.

Seeing as how I'm still in law school, I can't possibly be bitter about something I have yet to go through (if I even plan on going through that at all). But thanks for agreeing that it IS reality.

"If I even plan on going through that at all," equals code for "If I can actually get an SA offer."

It's okay.  Be proud to be bitter.  It happens.......

Maybe it's code in your world. You see, I don't plan on working in firm. That's what "if I even plan on going through that at all" meant. I currently have a job and it's not in a firm. Not everyone and his mother wants to work in a firm. As someone stated earlier in this thread, "to each his own".

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Job Search / Re: Being a Summer Associate rocks!
« on: May 25, 2007, 11:17:20 AM »
Its not sour grapes, its reality.

It is "sour grapes" and she is bitter. But her bitterness appears to reflect reality so I agree with her and otherwise agree with you.

Seeing as how I'm still in law school, I can't possibly be bitter about something I have yet to go through (if I even plan on going through that at all). But thanks for agreeing that it IS reality.

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