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Current Law Students / Re: The networking questions thread
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:27:50 AM »
Uh, I definitely wouldn't stop by someone's office EVERY MONTH.  That sounds more like stalking than networking.  Honestly, I think even calling every month is pushing it, unless you truly have something really good to talk about (doubtful).  Keep in mind these people have lives.

Job Search / Re: Top of the class and rejected by every employer?
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:24:32 AM »
When you say "top of the class," were you literally #1 or do you just mean you were top 10% or something?  If you were just near the top, say #10 in your class, it's possible the employers are only interviewing like 5 people and chose 5 people ranked higher than you.  You never know.  Agree with PPs though about having Career Services review your resume, maybe you have a typo on there or something that's just off.  Do you have your GPA and class rank on there?  Seems pretty obvious but...

I was 20 when I started 1L.  I got accepted to all the schools I expected based on my numbers.

Current Law Students / Re: CPA after Law School
« on: February 05, 2009, 09:56:26 AM »
You'll need to go to the CPA website for your state (just Google like "Florida CPA certification") and find out what their specific requirements are, because it varies from state to state.  There are not only certain accounting classes you have to have, but also other classes like certain hours of communication, English, etc.

Current Law Students / Re: Is issue-spotting a skill that can be learned?
« on: January 13, 2009, 11:34:26 AM »
Judging from the sheer length of your post, my advice is to not write so much.

Well, if you are below 50% you probably can't count on anything from OCI.  Just send out some resumes to places you think you'd be interested in working at and see if you hear anything back.  The students with the highest grades will probably be wanting firm work, so if you want public interest then your GPA might not be so bad.  I would also go talk to the Career Services office at your school and see what they recommend.

As far as dropping out, that's for you to decide.  If you don't enjoy the law and don't think you'd like working as a lawyer, then yeah, I'd leave law school.  But if you like this and think you could improve your grades, then stick with it.

Current Law Students / Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« on: January 08, 2009, 12:37:58 PM »
We use Exam4 at my school also.  I bought a new laptop PC before law school and didn't have any problems using it for exams.  I know there are people in my class who have Macs and they used the Exam4 software fine too.  Do you have a tech support department either in the law school or the university as a whole?  Maybe you could take your computer into them and have them check up to make sure it's all working fine and advise you if you need to upgrade anything.

Current Law Students / Re: Facebook
« on: January 06, 2009, 07:03:18 PM »
Uh, the Facebook thing would be totally annoying.  Some people in my class will put up a status or send a message like "Prof X's grades are posted" which I don't mind, but I would think someone was a total jerk if I saw a status like "Prof X's grades are posted, Another A for me!" etc.

Current Law Students / Re: Sample Contracts Exam
« on: November 27, 2008, 06:04:32 PM »
I think L would prevail because there was no consideration for L's promise to S, it was based solely on past performance.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.2 / 161
« on: September 05, 2008, 01:30:42 PM »
I would say you'd have a chance at Fordham.  It's not a definite, but sounds pretty promising.  Your soft factors sound relatively impressive.  If you can apply to both the FT and PT programs, I'd do that, just to be sure.  Good luck! :)

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