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Current Law Students / Re: please give some advice to my PS!
« on: March 11, 2009, 01:51:21 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, 01:33:55 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!).

Current Law Students / Re: Is it ever ok to renege?
« on: March 11, 2009, 06:44:22 AM »
I agree to check into splitting.  But even if B is your dream job, I really do think you need to stick with A if splitting is not a possibility.  If splitting isn't a possibility, I'd explain to B that you are really interested in the opportunity and would love to pursue it next year (if that's the truth) but unfortunately you've already committed to another employer for this summer.

Current Law Students / Re: Summer Study Abroad
« on: March 06, 2009, 08:20:29 PM »
If there's another school that offers a program in Toronto, I'd go with them.  There's just a big stigma around Cooley.

Current Law Students / Re: worth splitting my 1L summer?
« on: March 06, 2009, 08:17:26 PM »
I'd only go to the judge if he pays.  If not, I'd stay at the litigation firm all summer (unless they won't let you, in which case I'd go to the judge for that extra time).  I wouldn't leave a paying job for a non-paying one. lol

Current Law Students / Re: summer job question
« on: March 04, 2009, 07:04:33 AM »
I'd take the money.  You can still get a recommendation from someone at that firm, it's not as if judges are the only ones who have the ability to give recommendations.  Plus, maybe you could upgrade to eating something besides ramen! :)

Job Search / Re: Top person in class/what to do
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:34:02 PM »
Talk to some 2Ls at your school to find out where they worked during 1L, that will give you an idea of who hires 1Ls from your school.  You could also talk to Career Services, they will probably have a good idea as well.

I'd just take whatever job you're most interested in.  If you need money, try to find a paying gig.  But if you're interested in doing a volunteer job, just do it.

Current Law Students / Re: Grades Dropped For Lack Of Participation?
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:29:43 PM »
I think as long as you speak when you are called on you're fine.  If they expected you to talk more, they'd call on you more.

Could you get a loan from your home country?  I have a friend from Canada who has to take out Canadian loans and then transfer them here to America to pay her tuition.  The problem is that she always gets screwed on the exchange rate.  I guess it would just depend on the exchange rate with your home country if this would be a decent option for you or not.  I don't know much about it, I just know she's always complaining about the exchange rate.

Current Law Students / Re: Salary to expect at Foreclosure Mill firm?
« on: February 07, 2009, 12:31:26 AM »
Asking salary at the interview could be weird.  Is there any way you could find out the salary of another similar firm, at least then you'd be in the ballpark.  Could you ask Career Services if they have any idea, maybe if they have an alum working at this place who submitted a salary survey or something...

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