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Job Search / Re: Salary Demands
« on: February 11, 2008, 12:26:43 PM »
I'm confused. Are you going to be a lawyer or some grunt film worker? No lawyer practicing private law gets only $15 an hour, and no Los Angeles Lawyer gets as little as twice that.

Current Law Students / Re: GPA Dip During Comment Semester
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:43:02 AM »
Place a published copy of your work (as in, the actual whole bound journal) on top of all your job applications, or hand a copy to each interviewer at the beginning of the interview.

You're probably fine. . . for now. Cramming can get you through law school quite  well but it is a recipe for disaster in law practice. The reason you need good habits now has nothing to do with your law school grades. It has to do with hitting the ground running in less than three years when someone is paying you to do perfect legal work. It took me a couple of years to figure that out. Hopefully, the fear of reality will slap you into shape, as it did me.

Current Law Students / Re: Obtaining a job in DUI law?
« on: February 08, 2008, 10:47:15 AM »
Here's what you do:

1) graduate from law school and pass the bar

2) Place a great big ad on the cover of your local yellow pages.

3) Put ads in bars on the wall behind the urinals

4) Treat your clients well, save them money, and learn to deal with the local prosecutors.

Current Law Students / Re: This Quote Means...?
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:21:06 PM »
Yikes. At first glance, it appears that the author is trying to show the difference between an apple and an apple. The "overcoming of the presumption" and the "plaintiff's burden" are one in the same, no?

On the other hand, he might mean to say that it is unclear whether the court applied the "mailbox rule" presumption (that mailing = receipt) or just placed the burden on the plaintiff to show receipt in the first instance.

Current Law Students / Re: Summer job help
« on: February 06, 2008, 12:41:10 PM »
I feel kind of weird just emailing/calling him up and saying "Hi, remember me?  Can you help me get a job?" 

Get over the "weirdness" ASAP. This is how careers in law begin. Wanna know what's weird? Not having a job because you didn't follow through on your contacts. Now, that's weird.

Job Search / Re: Con law prospects
« on: February 06, 2008, 05:15:01 AM »
In a sense, any practice of law is the practice of constitutional law, since constitutions are the foundation of all our laws. I like constitutional arguments, too. So does Ron Paul.

It should be mentioned that criminal attorneys are constitutional law attorneys in the truest sense. If you like your con law courses, become a criminal attorney (or a criminal, for that matter). 

Job Search / Re: Laser Printer? wtf?
« on: January 30, 2008, 04:41:31 PM »
Buy a laser printer. While you're at it, get a fax machine. I you don't use these in the next couple of years, you need to get your ass moving on this law thing.

Current Law Students / Re: What do I tell the judge?
« on: January 29, 2008, 07:47:05 AM »
My two pesos. . .

I always "wing" job interviews because my nerves cause me to be utterly ineffective if I prepare for them. I think this is due to some deep-felt abhorrence of the need to "sell" myself. Of course, my approach to job interviews would be an irrational approach to the practive of law.

 The results? My interviews with large firms have been failures, interviews with small firms have been passable, and interviews with judges have been resounding successes. I think judges, more than others, are looking for independent thinkers who are not afraid to speak their minds. Assuming that you are an intelligent and reasonably interesting person, my view is that the anxiety caused by interview prep outweighs its potential benefits. The judge just wants to talk to you and get to know you. 

Current Law Students / Re: 1L who just got rocked seeks advice
« on: January 26, 2008, 03:22:39 PM »

It's nice to see a post from somebody who understands that law school is just a nuisance standing in the way of the practice of law.

Don't know if you are referring to Thorc's posts, or my query, but you pretty much summarized my thoughts. ;D

I guess I was referring to both.

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