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General Board / Re: Writing Sample Question...
« on: June 29, 2009, 07:13:14 PM »
Thanks for the replies but I guess the crux of my question is: Is sending two shortish samples weird? Should I stick to just sending one, whether it be 4 pages or 10?

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General Board / Re: Health Law
« on: June 28, 2009, 08:43:20 PM »
You can do both. A lot of big firms have a good amount of attys that specialize in health law (med mal defense, medicare/aid, policy stuff, etc.). There are also some health law boutiques out there. I know of a couple in Dallas. I also know a guy who worked for years as a plaintiff's atty, doing a lot of med mal, and then left his firm to be Sr. Counsel for a hospital group. Dude brings it in like crazy now...

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General Board / Re: dumped b/c of law school?
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:12:33 PM »

I had friend in my study group spring semester whose WIFE literally just left him out of nowhere about a month before finals for, apparently, similar reasons...just brutal. I don't know how he kept it together like he did...

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General Board / Profit Per Partner?
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:09:14 PM »
Does this stat mean the amount of firm profit attributable to each partner on average or what each partner takes home at the end of the year on average?

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General Board / Writing Sample Question...
« on: June 28, 2009, 01:28:30 PM »
I've been told by a couple profs that roughly 5-10 pages is what employers are looking for. My question is, has anyone sent two shorter samples that collectively fall within that page limit range?

I have some Motions for Summary Judgment from my first job this summer that I would like to use, but the argument portions of them are no more than 4 pages. I'd like to use one of them and then 4-5 pages of a predictive memo I wrote in LRW. I thought this might be good because it will provide a bit of a contrast (1 from work, 1 from school and one persuasive, one predictive) while still not being more than one would be willing to glance at.

Is this practice frowned upon? 

Thanks for any feedback.

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2L job search / Writing Sample Question...
« on: June 28, 2009, 12:09:52 PM »
I've been told by a couple profs that roughly 5-10 pages is what employers are looking for. My question is, has anyone sent two shorter samples that collectively fall within that page limit range?

I have some Motions for Summary Judgment from my first job this summer that I would like to use, but the argument portions of them are no more than 4 pages. I'd like to use one of them and then 4-5 pages of a predictive memo I wrote in LRW. I thought this might be good because it will provide a bit of a contrast (1 from work, 1 from school and one persuasive, one predictive) while still not being more than one would be willing to glance at.

Is this practice frowned upon?   :(

Thanks for any feedback.

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2L job search / Re: ITT You Help Bears Get A Job
« on: June 24, 2009, 09:01:22 PM »
Is traditional mail preferred over email submissions?
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Generally, traditional mail seems to be preferred over email submissions.

Some firms, though, have a strict preference for online submissions.  Check each firm's website before sending out the resumes.

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Would you suggest sending the materials on plain white or cotton resume/business paper? I used the pricey stuff for 1L summer mailings but was wondering if firms actually prefer regular paper...

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2L job search / Re: Transferring, targetting Dallas
« on: June 22, 2009, 09:39:36 PM »
OP said he was at a school ranked around 60....so SMU wouldn't be a step up, except in terms of location and UT would be much better for that.

Although, if a school like SMU would take OP with a full-ride then that would definitely be something to think about...

don't forget SMU...

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Fair enough...

It sounded to me like he was asking if his accomplishments would fit the description of the type of student that his school has said it will reward at the end of the first year. It's not like his screen name is "ReallySpecialStudent" or anything.

Yeah, "Stallion" is much more humble. 

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It sounded to me like he was asking if his accomplishments would fit the description of the type of student that his school has said it will reward at the end of the first year. It's not like his screen name is "ReallySpecialStudent" or anything.

And to be honest, although I would agree than deeming oneself as such would be very DBish, if the average 1L class is say 200, there are only ~1,000 US law students attending Top 100 schools that finish in the Top 5% of their class. I'd probably go as far as to say that is a pretty small, elite sampling.

Edit: I guess I am taking for granted OP is at a Top100 school, but the general point remains the same regardless I think.

Is it just me, or is labeling oneself a "really special student" kind of hillarious?

Congratulations on your achievment, but thousands of people every year are top 5% in their 1L classes. You have some really good opportunities available to you, but the "really special student" label is questionable, at best ;)

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