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Current Law Students / Re: 1L who just got rocked seeks advice
« on: January 26, 2008, 04:04:10 PM »
It seems like you have pretty much figured it out.  I wouldnt expect a job through OCI which is fine.  As you are a non-traditional student, you have many skills that smaller practitioners will love.  Just keep the networking up and keep plugging along.

Agreed. Screw OCI. And screw grades for that matter. Just graduate, pass the bar and kick ass on your own. Law school exams test your ability to do well on law school exams. That's about it.

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.

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Job Search / Re: Include class rank and % in resume?
« on: January 26, 2008, 10:26:23 AM »
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In my opinion, career services offices should not set "policies" for students to follow in the job search. We don't pay them to govern us. In any event, I would not put a class rank on a resume unless it was very good (or if the employer requires it).

Because when their students are shady, it makes the school looks bad with employers?  And if employers get a couple of shady associates from the school, they don't go back there anymore?  Maybe you don't pay them to govern YOU, but I pay them to keep your shady ass in line.

And they probably haven't "told" you about the "policies" because they probably expected you to just read them yourself on the website.  Usually it's somewhere under a heading like "RULES AND POLICIES."

Fascist.

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Job Search / Re: What do you call a judge during an interview
« on: January 26, 2008, 10:24:58 AM »
Yep, you call a judge "Judge X" unless she says otherwise. You could also go with "Your Excellency" or "Hey you with the big head."

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Job Search / Re: Include class rank and % in resume?
« on: January 26, 2008, 10:21:01 AM »
In my opinion, career services offices should not set "policies" for students to follow in the job search. We don't pay them to govern us. In any event, I would not put a class rank on a resume unless it was very good (or if the employer requires it).

But what counts as "really good"?  I mean, I think my rank makes my gpa look better (b/c a 3.3 sounds low to me, lol) ... but I'm in the top %30 ...

Law school GPAs all look low. I would not put a law school GPA on my resume unless required (or unless it is 4.0). I also would not put a percentage, because it implies that you care too much about your own class standing. Just put: Class rank: 60/120. If the employer can't figure out your percentage from that, you don't want to work there because they operate at a fifth grade math competency level.

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Job Search / Re: Include class rank and % in resume?
« on: January 26, 2008, 07:51:39 AM »
In my opinion, career services offices should not set "policies" for students to follow in the job search. We don't pay them to govern us. In any event, I would not put a class rank on a resume unless it was very good (or if the employer requires it).

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Current Law Students / Re: quick question for all SecureExam users
« on: January 24, 2008, 07:02:48 PM »
The above poster is correct. One of my exams didn't go through last year and the registrar had to go through my hard drive to find the exam. I was really worried the registrar was going to find run into some hot asian schoolgirl on fat granny porn that was buried somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of my hard drive.



HA! Good *&^%.

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Job Search / Re: What is the best thing to do this summer?
« on: January 24, 2008, 06:57:38 PM »
Study abroad. Then get a legal job during the school year during the next semester. Every small to medium size firm needs people during the school year because so many slacker law students think they can't work while going to school. Take advantage of this situation.

Or, get a judicial internship. Also a cool gig.

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Current Law Students / Re: Who wants to make me feel better?
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:35:03 AM »
WTF? At my school, people were thanking their lucky stars if they got out of legal writing class with a grade higher than C-. Either you go to one of those ridiculous grade-inflated schools or you need to appreciate your tremendous success is what is probably the most difficult class you will take in law school.

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It was a negotiations class. Maybe the test isn't over yet. He gave you all low passes and wants to see who can best negotiate a more reasonable grade.


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Job Search / Re: HELP: Judge v. Firm
« on: January 15, 2008, 05:29:16 PM »
Easy. Judge. Clerking never limits your opportunities after clerking.

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