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Job Search / Re: Firm internship or judicial internship (both unpaid)
« on: March 20, 2009, 07:50:59 AM »
You have already accepted an internship doing exactly what you want to do.

Now, you're asking if you should go interview for an internship doing something else?  No.

Current Law Students / Re: How to prep for a non biglaw interview?
« on: March 20, 2009, 07:49:15 AM »
In my experience, smaller firms ask more "why us?" questions than larger firms.  I had two small/mid-size firms ask me what other firms I was considering, which I thought was pretty awkward.  I just glossed over with an answer like, "I'm keeping my options open at this point, but what about your firm makes it unique?" and turned it around on them.  LOL

Job Search / Re: just how bad is the 1L job market?
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:17:07 PM »
hey guys, i currently have an offer from PI organization that I really like doing immigration and asylum work. i have request from an state judge to come in for interview and i'm hesitant to go. my school has a rule that if you get an offer from a judge you must accept.

my concern is what would look better for OCI this fall or will it even matter? Thoughts?

Is that rule about being required to accept offers from judges standard?  I've never heard of anything like that, but maybe my school is just weird.  I suppose if you think you might be interested in working for the judge, you could go interview with him -- then if you get the impression during the interview that it's not really what you're looking for, you could just quickly send a follow-up e-mail the next day thanking him for his time but asking to be taken out of consideration for the position since you are going to pursue something else.  That way, you avoid getting a formal offer from him... but you also run the small risk that he might offer you a position on the spot in the interview, LOL.  I'm also not sure how ethical this is -- I'm sure your school doesn't really want people doing this either, but also there's no prohibition on it...

But if you are just as happy doing the immigration work, I'd just stick with that and tell the judge thanks but no thanks.  I might think working for a judge would look a LITTLE bit better during OCI, but it probably depends on what type of law you are interested in -- like if you want to do immigration, go for the immigration work, obviously.  Even if you're interested in an immigration career, you could still spin the hands-on experience you get this summer to be impressive for another field of law.

Law School Admissions / Re: graduate early?
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:46:22 PM »
I graduated early and don't regret it.  I saved tuition money and now I can finish law school sooner, too.

Job Search / Re: acceptance etiquette
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:43:05 PM »
I called to accept my position.  I've heard of people sending letters, but I thought calling was better because I had a few questions for the firm and they also had a few for me (like start date, etc.).

I've never heard of this, but if you know two people who took the classes and didn't make it through the program, I think that's your answer as to what the likelihood of making it through the program is.

You might have better luck if you posted this on a school specific board for Campbell, if one exists.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Nova Law School- Any good??
« on: March 14, 2009, 09:06:35 PM »
Why come here to ask if the school is any good?  It sounds like you've already made up your mind, so why bother asking?  You're receiving good, honest advice about your career opportunities from this school and all you are doing is defending it.  If you're already convinced Nova is so great, just go there.  But don't come here asking everyone to praise you about what a great school it is.

Pursuing an LLM / Re: please give some advice to my PS
« on: March 14, 2009, 08:59:53 PM »
Tkae, if you do happen to stop back and read this, the OP had posted his PS in another section of this website and received some comments there.  So don't feel bad for being the only one to respond here, I think more people just responded back in the other forum.

I agree with Tkae about the being sexually straight comment.  It's not really something that needs to be mentioned in a PS.

Current Law Students / Re: please give some advice to my PS!
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:51:21 PM »
I agree with That One.  Also, just saying "Stop!" in your PS is a little awkward.  I also wouldn't use the abbreviation "P.S." in your actual PS. 

Law School Admissions / Re: P's on Transcript
« on: March 11, 2009, 02:33:55 PM »
Don't worry about it.  I had a few Ps on my transcript from classes that were only graded P/F... for example, I was a journalism major and if you were in any practical skills journalism courses (like newspaper staff, TV station, radio station) it was all P/F.  I was in at least one of those every semester, plus a freshman seminar like you were talking about, and I don't think it effected my admissions at all.  I got in to all the schools I expected (and even a couple I didn't!).

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