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General Board / Re: Worth it/not too late to mass-mail law firms?
« on: August 15, 2009, 08:25:54 PM »
Another tactic you might try:

Go back to your home market for a week or so either right before or right after your OCI. Even if you have to miss classes, do it. Before you go, call up recruitment at the firms you're interested in and tell them you'll be in town from date "X to X", are very interested in their firm. You might be able to snag a couple interviews that way. At the very least, you might get someone to look at your resume who ordinarily wouldn't ITE because they don't want to deal with travel expenses and dig through a bunch of resumes. This is assuming you're "qualified" for the firms you're targeting. Don't try it with firms that are way out of your league. If you're unsure look at associate bios and talk to your career office.

I mass mailed firms in my hometown and told them I'd be in town for a week. Got a couple interviews...definitely worth a try I think.

2L job search / Re: DOI Internships?
« on: March 05, 2009, 12:20:59 PM »
I interviewed for one a couple weeks ago, and just got a call back interview. But this is at one of their regional offices.

I'm glad someone brought this topic up. I have been amazed at how little my classmates seem to notice or care about the economy right now. When I talk about how important grades will be for OCI in this economy, people look at me like I'm crazy and say something like "oh we're at a top 25 school, we'll be fine. as long was we get at least B's we'll get a good job". Tons of people I know here haven't even submitted a single resume or cover letter anywhere. It's ridiculous. I can't believe the lack of panic. I'm freaking out. But that may just be me  ;)

General Board / Re: I just got my grades back...
« on: January 10, 2009, 04:46:27 AM »
What's your school's curve and how much debt are you taking on?

General Board / Re: Having a pet while in law school - a problem?
« on: January 03, 2009, 06:17:36 AM »
I moved to law school with my one year old cat, and she's been great to  have around. The only problem is that she likes to wake me up in the middle of the night sometimes, which gets frustrating during school. When I'm studying at home she also likes to sit on my books while I'm reading them! I definitely think you can take care of a kitten during school, just make sure you play with her a lot. Bring her, I think you'll be happy you did.

Meta Discussion / Re: Why is LSD failing to TLS?
« on: January 01, 2009, 10:56:20 AM »
I post on both, and I generally prefer LSD because I think you tend to get better advice. However, I've noticed that on LSD sometimes threads dissolve into the "regulars" talking amongst themselves without addressing the OP, and I've heard that as a complaint about LSD compared to TLS.

Yeah I think it might be my best grade (which might speak badly about my other classes!), but it was without question the most miserable 32 hours of my life.  It took me at least 8 hours and three-times-through reading the cases before I was able to figure out what the hell was going on.  That reading was tough!

Is anyone else going to bar review tonight?

Also, on three occasions I thought for sure I figured out who you 2l/3l people were, and on each occasion I was totally wrong.  I tried to ask kind of inconspicuous questions, and I completely failed each time!  I apparently do not know you people.

Legal Methods was miserable...I never want to read anything about coal mining again. I was so happy to turn that in and be done. I haven't decided about the bar review tonight, I may end up going. We definitely have a lot to celebrate :) When do you all head home?

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Sample Contracts Exam
« on: December 11, 2008, 10:51:33 PM »
Ummmm guys?

This hypo was on a contracts exam that I took today.  Except it was a high-powered speedboat tester.  I mean... to the T.  Unbelievable.  Right down to following procedure after the cockpit caught fire.

Button, I owe you a drink.  And PharmD, whoever you are, I totally used your forbearance argument.

Suddenly, my hours on LSD seem totally worthwhile.

This was definitely our exam. I am sooo depressed that I didn't see this thread before the test.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Emory 1L Taking Questions
« on: December 11, 2008, 12:31:42 PM »
Hey, so I'm in for next year. I'm thinking of starting an Emory 2012 thread- will any of you current students come over there to help the rising 1Ls with questions about logistics, finding a place to live, etc?

Congrats! And absolutely...provided we all make it out of this contracts exam alive  ;) There's also a lot of good info if you can find the old Emory 2011 thread, it's mostly still applicable, and it was really helpful to me last year.

General Board / Re: Does the second semester suck any less?
« on: December 10, 2008, 04:18:51 PM »
What's it like around the end of January when everyone gets their grades? Does the class dynamic change at all, or does no one talk about it at all?

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