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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Loans
« on: February 04, 2011, 10:45:15 AM »

Current Law Students / Law School Loans
« on: February 02, 2011, 11:33:57 AM »
Any out of state students that have graduated or about to graduate ---

What will the total amounts of your loans be?

Exclude mortgages.
Include things like public student loans, private loans, bar loans, car loans, family loans, and undergrad loans.

Curious about how others are faring.

Bar Exam Preparation / MEE Scoring
« on: July 21, 2009, 04:27:56 PM »
Can anyone here give me some insight on MEE and MPT scoring in most states.  In my state, 276 is the score needed to pass the bar, but I can't find information on scoring essays.  What is the maximum possible score for each essay and MPT?  What are realistic average scores?

The Barbri answer are ridiculous, but what level of knowledge is necessary for the non-MBE subject MEE's?

Job Search / Re: State District Court Clerkships
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:59:30 PM »
I don't have any other options now, but I just recently had an offer rescinded.  To make a long story short, I think that that problem has made this decision a lot harder for me.  However, I know you are right that it is better to have A job than NO job at all.  I would just like to have a better feel for my job prospects after I leave the clerkship.

Job Search / State District Court Clerkships
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:56:29 PM »
Hey all,

I am a recent graduate of a T1 school, and I graduated in the top 1/3 of the class (for background).  Yesterday I was offered a state district court clerk position.  I have read some other threads here about state district court positions, but I was wondering if they are generally looked down upon because they aren't federal or state appellate level court jobs.  Is this still a good job to take?  Where would you rank it compared to a big/medium firm job, a small firm job, a federal government job, and the military?

Job Search / Re: Federal Honors Programs or other hiring
« on: May 03, 2009, 11:06:07 PM »
I have a question. Won't you automatically be dinged if the job requires an "active membership with state bar X" since we haven't taken the bar yet? I know I have had this problem at the county level, HR just dings you automatically if you are not admitted yet.

Yes.  Also, that is true for 95-99% of federal jobs other than those that have deadlines that have already passsed.  At the federal level, most entry level jobs are filled through honors programs or similar programs.

Job Search / Federal Honors Programs or other hiring
« on: April 30, 2009, 01:17:52 PM »
Hey guys,

I was recently screwed by a federal agency for a job (offer taken back -- not my fault).  Now I am in the very tough position of finding a job this late in the process.  Does anyone know of any federal agencies that are still hiring through honors programs?  I know that most ended in October or November unfortunately.

If not, do you know of any other federal agencies that are hiring entry-level attorneys still?


Current Law Students / PMBR + Barbri?
« on: March 27, 2009, 03:25:06 PM »

I am having trouble finding a search button on these forums, so I'll just ask this question again.  I am taking the bar in July.  Would you recommend taking Barbri and the Kaplan PMBR?  If so, which PMBR (e.g. 3 day, 6 day, 9 day)?


Job Search / FBI Summer Honors Internship
« on: October 23, 2007, 06:37:05 PM »
Hey, I have read some about the F.B.I. Summer honors program here on the forums.  I have a few questions I will throw out.

1)  After a call-back, are chances pretty good for an offer?
2)  Is this a summer position that would allow for a different career path after law school, or would I be choosing a path by working in D.C.
3)  Overall opinions of the position, good or bad?

Current Law Students / LR/ LJ
« on: August 03, 2007, 06:21:11 AM »
So I didn't make Law Review or Law Journal heading into my 2L year.  Does this put me in a really bad position?  They absolutely drill into our heads that employers mostly require one or the other.

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