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In at Duquesne Part Time!

Anyone know how Duquesne accepts you, I've been playing phone tag with the Dean of Admissions since last night and I don't want to get my hopes up!

I talked to the Managing Attorney at my office today, let him know I was going to law school, etc, and he seemed very interested in having me back my 1L summer (as my sig suggests, I'm not going to go to a school that typically lands 1L SA positions).  It seems like entry-level for my firm is 80-100k, which obviously isn't amazing, but I'll be more than happy to take the experience and money.  I also really enjoy my job and the pay is as good as anywhere else I could get.

I don't believe this would be a real possibility working in a non-law environment.

Is networking with attorneys to land SA positions possible at the huge NYC firms, for those of you that are there?

It is very possible, I am at a large Philadelphia firm which also has a firm in NYC and LA, I have already been told that all I need to do is get a law degree and I have job.  And as you can see I'm not going to a T10 school.

Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 12, 2008, 11:10:59 PM »
Missed a phone call from Duquesne while I was out for a friends birthday tonight... I hope it's some good news, when I called back they said the Dean of Admissions had made the call but he had left for the night.

Law School Applications / Re: 156-160 Support Group
« on: March 12, 2008, 12:56:59 PM »
Drexe currently has provisional accrediatation and most likely will be fully accredited by next spring.

I called the HR dept in April of my Senior year, I was told that there would be a lot of openings beginning in July, went through my 3 interviews starting in May and started my job June 30.  A lot of the bigger firms do want a 2 year commitment though, but going into my 2 years I think it was well worth it and that it really helped me decide that law school was what I want to do.

I am a paralegal at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia, and I did not have to get a parelegal certificate.           

Law School Applications / Re: "Should you really be a lawyer?"
« on: March 11, 2008, 06:26:38 PM »
I work at a law firm and from what I've observed you need a have a thick skin and put up with comments that might not be what you like from others, you need to manage yourself well under stress as you may have multiple cases "heating up" at the same time, you also need to be patient with those you work with, and you need to be organized.  Being a lawyer from what I have witnessed is not just making the money and billing the hours, its also giving up a lot and working well into the night.  You have to have communication skills to speak with clients and you have to be able to stand by any decision you make.

I feel the same exact way!!!! I I still haven't heard from Duquese, Widener, or Penn State!!! ARGH!!

Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: March 11, 2008, 04:18:36 PM »



i'll instruct them to give my seat to you if you pay me $1000

Deal. That's one billable hr five years down the road anyway...

I hate to burst your bubble, but its more like 2 billable hours.

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