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2L job search / Re: Gambling with OCI
« on: July 11, 2007, 06:44:02 PM »
Does anyone know how blind OCI (students select the firms, no thte firms selecting students from the bids) plays out? Ie, should I bother selecting higher ranked firms as my top choices even though I suspect they will dismiss me as an applicant once they see my gpa/resume?  I'm transferring with top 1/3ish grades, so Im not sure how a top firm would view me.  I dont want to fill up my preference list with firms that wont hire me, so I thought about spreading out the bids among large and med firms.  Thoughts?

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General Board / Re: Question....new to the site
« on: July 10, 2007, 05:34:08 PM »
Be honest about your past.  It shouldnt hurt you for law school admissions nor for the FL bar.  I heard from a few administrators at a FL law school, who said they know of people who have been convicted of murder and were admitted to the FL bar.  I doubt schools view a track record favorable, but a lone incident shouldnt hurt your chances too much, if at all.

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Hmm... I dont remember exactly what I paid for my suits, but neither one was over $400 given the clearance sale on both.  Both are brand names too (Brooks Brother's and Burberry), but were lower end suits by their respective brands.  I havent heard any negative comments on my suits yet, so I guess they look fine.

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traveling expenses

Firms that invite you for a callback through OCI will pay your expenses, including hotel stay (although, if I remember correctly, you're just a short drive away from your target market and could stay with family anyway).  Travel expenses are really for those who mass mail.
I thought all the firms that gave you an interview in their city were supposed to split the costs, but I guess Im thinking of call back interviews.  Damn.  I planned on doing some mailings this fall to cover all my bases, but I didnt consider having to pay airfare if they wanted an interview. ... It all better pay off.

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General Board / OCI - How many suits, white shirts, etc. do you need?
« on: July 06, 2007, 05:28:11 PM »
I'm concerned that I may not have enough interviewing attire for the upcoming OCI season.  So far, I have 2 suits and 2 white dress shirts. (well, more than that, but 2 are serviceable at best; they are button-down collars.)  Is this enough for OCI?  I had two OCI interviews this spring as a 1L, but I'm sure transferring (I'm already admitted) to a top 25 school will yield me more interviews.  I think I need one more suit and 2 more white shirts, but would like to hear from someone who has mroe experience.

Thanks.

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Transferring / Re: stay at T4 v. Transfer to T1
« on: July 03, 2007, 05:36:58 PM »
Remember that education is an investment.  Therefore, you must decide whether the extra cost of attending UCONN will be worth it over the long-run.  Even if you end up with only a slightly better job right after law school, that difference can very well pay off in 10 yrs or over the span of your career.  This is the decision you must make.  Imo, UCONN is worth the investment, but I concede I know very little about hte school.

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General Board / Re: Attrition rates after 1L? (specially T2/T3)
« on: July 02, 2007, 06:23:39 PM »
You can find the information on LSAC.org for each school.  Some lower ranked schools may have more people leaving due to transferring and realizing that law school isnt for them.  However, LSAC also denotes which students leave for academic reasons (ie, flunked out).

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It might not even matter what you write.  Most deadlines to complete your application are within a few days.  A few have July 15 deadlines, but most of the schools I looked into try to send out their answers around that date.

Regardless, best of luck.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer FAQ
« on: June 25, 2007, 06:35:39 PM »
I know school rank generally doesn't matter, but could I possible transfer into Boston U with  a top 20% standing at U of Miami?
I think youre mistaken.  School rank does matter in regards to your chances.
I forget exactly how many transfers BU usually takes (10-15 I think), so your chances rely greatly on how many people attempt to transfer to BU.  If transfer applications are indeed down, as some have speculated, then your chances are better.  Overall, I'd say you have a decent shot (50/50).

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2L job search / Re: What should I expect for 2L summer?
« on: June 14, 2007, 09:17:51 PM »
What school?  Law review / other journal?  What are you doing this summer?  Any other special details?

These answers might help for the likelihood of a large firm. 

Are you applying to midlaw and other employers as well?
I attend UF.  LR makes their decisions sometime in July.  Not all of the other journals have even had their competition yet, so who knows if I'll have a journal on my resume. 

For this summer, I found a paying law clerk position at a small firm.  No other special details, unless being a grad from a mid T1 undergrad.

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