A great deal of government agencies hire from their summer honors program.
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« on: August 27, 2008, 08:07:41 PM »
What I hate is when law schools stack a particular section with top students, and because of the mandatory curve, someone loses their scholarship. Thankfully, that didn't happen to me, but I have some friends who suffered because of it.
Overcoming the fear and uncertainty associated with starting a law school. It is difficult to walk away from a career and the certainty associated with it. This is especially true when you read or hear all the horror stories associated with 1L. But if you can get by that (i.e. If you really want it), you'll do it and be glad you did. Plus, you'll find out it isn't as horrifying as everyone makes it out to be.
It is an ABA rule that you can't work more than 20 hours and go to school full time. If you go PT, it isn't an issue. Also, some schools have even more stringent rules than the ABA's, so you'll want to make sure you're not violating them.
DCLabor is right. From what I have heard the new video technology is very, very good, and I believe it probably is. I know the ABA was hesitant about the videoconferencing in the first place and has been keeping its eye on it very closely, and so far, it has no complaints, so apparently all is well. You don't need to worry about it as a 1L, but even when you get to schedule your own classes, you can tell from the master schedule which ones are live in Carlisle and videoconferenced to UP or vice versa. Also, as far as pressuring students to choose UP over Carlisle, I don;t believe that's the case. There is a huge investment in Dickinson at both campuses, not just one over the other.
Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / Re: 1L study aids for sale $25 (E&E, Casenotes, Gilberts, etc.)« on: August 23, 2008, 10:07:23 AM »
Sorry its gone. But I have a huge lot of study aids on eBay right now if you are interested. There's more than $300 worth of books. I'm just looking at unloading them off my bookshelf right now so I have room for other things. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120297519662
Check with your profs and see if they need an RA. It doesn't pay a lot but it is $$$ and it also gives you something law related to put on your resume. Also, try some of the smaller firms and/or solos in the area. They often are looking for a little extra help. Finally, the Career Services office might also have some listings for firms that hire during the school year. Basically, finding a job for the school year is just like finding one for the summer except there isn't as much competition (usually). It takes a little bit of networking. Good luck.