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Job Search / Fellowships?
« on: February 02, 2006, 08:41:34 AM »
Just curious-Who's applied to summer fellowships?  Which one, and how are you doing in that process?

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And we don't find out how we did first semester until mid/late February!

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Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 18, 2006, 11:50:19 PM »
I came up with 30+ classes that I want to take.  I'm guessing 8/semester would be overkill.

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Current Law Students / Re: Critique My List of Courses for 2L and 3L
« on: January 18, 2006, 11:29:24 PM »
I spent some time doing the same thing today, but it looks like I went overboard.

So 4 substantive classes per semester is about average?

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Current Law Students / Re: I don't understand the appeal of "big law"
« on: January 17, 2006, 06:18:41 PM »
Yes, you may be working for the same rate of pay elsewhere, but other organizations simply do not have the resources/capability of paying their junior employees that much money.  So, even if you wanted to make more money and were willing to put in the hours, most orgs just can't afford to make up the difference.  Also, prestige, connections, and (sometimes) better supervision while you're learning.

I have no desire to go into Big Law either, but I have resigned myself to a certain standard of living and realizing that I'll be in debt for quite some time. 

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Job Search / Re: Anyone get a summer position yet?
« on: December 07, 2005, 12:12:32 PM »
Most 1Ls take unpaid positions for the summer.  Just not sure if I should take this particular one b/c of the high cost of living in this area, and it wasn't one of my top choices.  I likely won't be applying anywhere else until the holidays though.

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Job Search / Anyone get a summer position yet?
« on: December 06, 2005, 07:22:59 PM »
I got an offer for a summer position yesterday afternoon.  Don't know if I'll take it though since work-study or a stipend is not guaranteed....

Anyone else?

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Job Search / Re: When Do 1L usually start looking for 1L summer jobs??
« on: December 03, 2005, 05:07:29 PM »
confused1L-  doesn't sound like it and I doubt it would matter since it's not like NALP can do anything directly to students.  The worst I can imagine happening is that your CSO gets a little upset at you IF an employer were to make an issue of it.  I'd say talk with your CSO and just explain the misunderstanding/ambiguity in their handout.

On another note, I have my first summer job interview on Monday morning.  Woohoo!!

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Job Search / Re: When Do 1L usually start looking for 1L summer jobs??
« on: October 18, 2005, 12:20:47 AM »
There's a huge difference between ABA standards that schools are obligated to follow to keep their accreditation and NALP guidelines.  NALP is a completely voluntary organization to join and does not represent all legal employers.         

The Nov/Dec. 1 guidelines are "General Principles" that NALP encourages schools to adopt, but I don't believe they're binding to any parties (inferring from the language "should") in order to keep their NALP membership.  http://www.nalp.org/content/index.php?pid=16#part2   (scroll to bottom)  Also, if you send your resume in early, it doesn't seem like there are any serious repercussions.  See http://www.nalp.org/content/index.php?pid=24#handle

So...if your school didn't adopt that particular NALP standard, and you're interested in non-NALP employers (like a small firm or public interest org), by all means contact them or send your resume in sooner if you think it'll help you.

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Job Search / Re: When Do 1L usually start looking for 1L summer jobs??
« on: October 16, 2005, 06:39:36 PM »
Well, there are two answers here.  My understanding is that the ABA doesn't allow 1L's to start sending out resumes until December 1st.  At least, that's the case at my school. 

Gotta be earlier than that.  At Northeastern, our first deadline to mail out resumes is November 16th.  It's a lot of pressure to get the job search done and have our resumes and writing samples written and revised,  while we're still just getting used to law school.

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