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3L job search / Miami and other major SAO decisions
« on: September 23, 2008, 10:22:22 PM »
I am curious when most SA Offices in big cities make their hiring decisions.

Anyone?

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General Board / Re: NALP Travel reimbursement?
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:25:03 AM »
That is what I thought too. I thought I would atleast try to look into it a little. She seemed pretty sure of it and has been a good source of information before. However, I had never heard of it nor has anyone else..

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General Board / Re: Resume Assistance
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:12:53 AM »
Just edited so noone wastes their time!

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General Board / Resume Assistance
« on: September 23, 2008, 08:49:01 AM »
Whoops!

Thanks!!

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General Board / NALP Travel reimbursement?
« on: September 23, 2008, 08:43:06 AM »
O.k. I am a little confused. I go to school in Illinois and have received an offer of an interview at the Miami SAO. I would really like to get this job, however, since I have a family and these things bills my travel fun is a little depleted. Anyway, I knew they wouldn't reimburse for travel.

I was talking to a friend at school and she mentioned something about NALP reimbursing for travel if you interview with one of the employers listed on their site. Does anyone know if this is true? I looked at the website and, although I was tired, from what I could tell it was for private firms and it was for the firms to reimburse and not NALP.

Anyone have information?

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General Board / Re: Cover Letter for writing sample - HELP!
« on: September 12, 2008, 09:43:03 PM »
Thanks! I am an idiot. I typed in cover-letter.. I didn't realize it was cover-sheet!

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General Board / Cover Letter for writing sample - HELP!
« on: September 12, 2008, 09:24:01 PM »
Hello all, I haven't written on here in a loooooooooooooooong time but I am in need of some help. I have an interview monday and was just informed that I have to bring a writing sample with me. They just decided it was a good idea. I have absolutely NO idea of how to format a cover letter for a writing sample. My career services office did not help at all.

Can someone give me a rough idea..

Help!!!

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General Board / Re: Why trash T3 and T4 schools?
« on: April 14, 2008, 12:49:12 PM »
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Dude what the f**ck is the matter with you Peaches?
Yeah, knocking him is sort of low-hanging fruit.  Sorry that bad things happened to him this year; that sucks.  Sorry if I come off as a huge ass.  He still doesn't know what the hell he's talking about though.

And, Hugh Jass, we spent about 10 minutes going over RAP and res ipsa.  The curriculum, philosophy, and style of teaching are completely different at the T14.  We all learn a few basic things and take some similar courses in the first year, but after that it's a different ballgame.

That was my point exactly. We did not spend alot of time on it either there are only but a few ways to teach the same material. Of course there are going to be different methods, however, the law is the law. How one lawyer argues is dependent on that lawyers abilities and preferences. You have absolutley no idea of who teaches here. We have professors from Harvard, GW, GTown, and other top schools. Why is it that you claim that grads of top schools are trained better but yet you fail to think that these same grads can teach students at lower tiered schools. In fact we were told that it wouldn't be tested, but it was used as history. But the fact that you and I disagree is no reason to say I don't know what the hell I am talking about. It is a difference in opinion. You don't attend my school and I don't attend yours.

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General Board / Re: Why trash T3 and T4 schools?
« on: April 14, 2008, 11:25:34 AM »
but come on, you don't think that the people who you work with/for matter at any point? Not who your professors are, not who your bosses are, not who your co-workers are?

I think it will matter to a point but only as to the experience factor. I worked for 5 Judges the past year. It was a paying job so I did A LOT of work for them. I would also talk to them personally. One was a grad from University of Illinois, another was a grad of University of Chicago, and one was from my school. I learned a great deal from all of them.

Like I said, going to a higher tiered school does not mean that a graduate has it made and that everyting will be handed to them on a silver platter. .

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General Board / Re: Why trash T3 and T4 schools?
« on: April 14, 2008, 11:01:26 AM »
What honestly makes you think that as soon as you have a JD you can hold your own against anybody? The fact that you think what you learn in law school is the RAP kind of shows how inadequate your education is. How much preclusion did you learn? Choice of law? pre-emption?

I just saw that I didn't support what I meant. When I said that, I was referring to the fact that I will have a JD and upon bar passage will be able to practice law. Of course I won't have the experience necessary. But that wasn't my point, I was attempting to make a statement that it will be my personal ability and not my schooling that will make my career.

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