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I'll be attending a T10.  I want to mass-mail firms in the Midwest in the hopes of landing a summer 1L firm job.  how do I start?  Which websites are good for picking?  What should I be looking for?

Where can I find good resources for re-tooling my resume, and where are some sample cover letters?

I want to do litigation, by the way.

Incoming 1Ls / LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: June 15, 2008, 06:19:44 AM »
has anyone used this service?  i was thinking of trying to start networking through it, by adding people and then moving toward some sort of network.

Incoming 1Ls / Blogging As a Law Student: Good or Bad Idea?
« on: June 14, 2008, 09:06:00 PM »
I've been a fan of Letters or Marquee for a while now, and I was going to attempt something similar.  before I do, though, I'd like to hear a few opinions on the subject.

Is it a good idea?  Can it ever raise your profile considerably in the eyes of employers, or is it simply a big waste of time?

General Off-Topic Board / Cal People! I Need Your Help.
« on: March 21, 2008, 08:16:19 AM »
Okay, trying to figure out SF/Berkeley/PA from an e-distance is not as easy as I thought it would be.  I've solicited a lot of useful advice from Cal people, but I still have a ways to go.  I know that I ask a lot of questions, so please bear with me.

1. I feel so dumb for not copying and saving a lot of the useful comments I've already received about the trains to Cal.  Basically, I'm landing at Oakland Airport way early in the late afternoon and I want to get up to Berkeley.  Which train?  Where will I have to wait?  I want to avoid all questionable areas, since darkness will fall soon after I get there.

PS: how silly is it that Cal's website advises you using only car directions?

2.  What is "must see" in Berkeley, besides the University?  How do people get around in the city?  Is it small?  I'll be staying only a few blocks from Boalt, at a hostel.  I wanted the Graduate experience.   :-\

3.  What is "must see" in SF and the surrounding area?  Keep in mind that I don't own a car, I usually dislike walking for more than twenty blocks.  In unrelated news, I like Thai and Vietnamese food.

3.  How would I get down to Stanford?  Is it worth it if I'll probably accept an offer of admission sight unseen?  The guy at the Stanford UG Admissions department literally told me he would "advise against it unless [I'm] prepared to deal with a few trains and a LOT of delays."  Would you advise Cal Train?

General Off-Topic Board / It's a Nice Day.
« on: March 05, 2008, 07:03:17 PM »
So?   :D

General Off-Topic Board / Is This the End of LSD 07-08?
« on: March 04, 2008, 08:57:47 PM »
MAS is quiet, most of the decisions have been mailed, and the ASWs are only a few weeks away at most.  I'm going to call it the end of LSD, as far as I can tell.  Where are the superstars like BearlyLegal and stef?  The old schoolers like Reezy and HDubs?  They're gone like voices in the wind, cooing their non-law-related tunes in the administrative offices and luscious courtyards of the world.  :(

I, for one, would be happy to see this group leave LSD and live it up before Law School.

Short time lurker, first time poster.   :)

WUSTL accepted me with a full-ride, but Chicago probably won't give me anything because I'm a splitter.  Which would you choose?  I want to practice at a Big Firm in Chicago, like Kirkland, but I'm worried about the debt burden.  I've heard that a lot of the Chicago firms won't take you unless you're at the top half of any school, even Chicago.  Furthermore, the cost of the Chicago degree is high -- at least 100k.

I plan to stay in the Midwest.

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