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Incoming 1Ls / A nice shiny new Wisconsin thread - Apt. hunting
« on: May 01, 2006, 08:07:38 AM »
How is everyone doing on the apartment hunting in Madison? 

Incoming 1Ls / Need something to do this summer?
« on: April 30, 2006, 10:10:44 AM »
HeadCount just announced its Leadership Trainee program. 

See for more details.  Here is the jist of it:

This field internship will run from Mid-May to Mid-August, and offer intensive hands-on training in community organizing. And it all takes place in the most exciting setting in the world Ė concerts. Trainees will help run voter registration booths at all the major festivals this summer, while participating in other aspects of the organization and weekly conference calls and training sessions.

The program, which will be limited to six or fewer qualified applicants, will give you real-life experience and help prepare you for a career in the music business or the non-profit sector.

Candidates must live within reasonable traveling distance of the New York City, Chicago/Milwaukee or San Francisco areas.

The program will include the following responsibilities:

* Attending 7-10 festivals and concerts, some encompassing an entire weekend, as part of a HeadCount voter registration team (most or all travel expenses will be paid by HeadCount).
* Assisting a HeadCount team leader in planning and executing each event, including artist appearances and other creative activities that augment voter registration efforts.
* Proactively registering voters at these events.
* Other specific roles within HeadCount (such as marketing, publicity, Web development, operations), selected based on the interests and experience of individual trainees.
* Participation in a weekly conference call, in which various musicians, industry professionals and non-profit organizers will share their perspectives on community action and music.

The Leadership Training program embodies HeadCountís core belief that a few individuals, working in collaboration, can change society for the better. You will be asked to dig deep inside yourself, and to achieve at the highest level.

The emphasis will be on teaching, learning, and giving you an immediate opportunity to apply what you have learned. The HeadCount organization is committed to making the Leadership Training program a valuable, positive experience that will serve as an important stepping-stone toward a career in a related field.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive:

* A recommendation letter from the HeadCount organization.
* Additional career support, possibly including resume forwarding and direct recommendation to the many promoters, artists and managers aligned with HeadCount.
* A leadership role within HeadCount in the future, possibly including paid positions.
* Course credit if applicable.
* A confidential evaluation, with a detailed review of your strengths, perceived weaknesses and overall performance.

The most important thing to know about Leadership Training is that it will be hard work. Fun, rewarding, and an opportunity to gain great experience and meet important people in the music business, all while working on a very important cause. But itís hard work, and the performance standards will be very high.

We will expect and accept nothing less than full accountability and dedication at all times. At the end of this summer program, we hope to assist all of our Leadership Trainees with job placement in the music or community organizing areas, utilizing our extensive relationships in these very competitive fields. The demanding nature of this program will be the best possible training for these sort of careers, and we will accept nothing less than an A + performance from all our trainees.

If youíre reliable, dedicated and believe in citizen participation in democracy, then this is an opportunity to show what you are capable of.

If you believe you are up to this task, we encourage you take the next step.

If you think you're ready for this challenge, please send a resume and DETAILED cover letter to

I am one of the regional team leaders for this organization, and had a great time doing voter registration in 2004.  Head Count is totally non-partisan. 

General Off-Topic Board / Going out on "dates" with the SO
« on: April 28, 2006, 07:28:37 PM »
Trying to spice things up so this guy doesn't run away when I go psycho my 1L year.  We have a "date" tonight at a tapas bar. 

Does anyone else do this? 

I kind of dig actually going out, just the two of us sometimes.

I am also hoping to get a little action..... ::)

Incoming 1Ls / Networking: do you use LinkedIn?
« on: April 27, 2006, 06:31:08 AM »
I have been using this for a while.  It is kind of like Friendster or MySpace, but for professionals to network.  You essentially post your resume and background info, and former coworkers can "endorse" you and become your "connections".  Lots of law students are on it already.

I think it's pretty cool.

Incoming 1Ls / What's the best school you were admitted to?
« on: April 21, 2006, 06:36:02 AM »
It frequently seems that people here get into better schools than one would expect.  I am asking everyone to click the buttom that represents the best school (rankings wise) that you got into this cycle. 

We have lots of admits to the top schools in the "definitely decided" thread, but I am wondering if those going to top schools simply post more than the rest of the users of this forum. 

Let's find out.

General Off-Topic Board / What's your LEAST controversial POV
« on: April 20, 2006, 03:01:24 PM »
Please post something here that no one can argue with.  Post whoring allowed. 

Post and post often.   ;D

Only posts which state information which generally cannot be disputed are allowed.  :o

Incoming 1Ls / What student org will you join?
« on: April 19, 2006, 07:09:37 PM »
Anyone here planning to join a student organization in law school?  (Besides law review, which we all want)

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Already decided and bored!
« on: April 18, 2006, 02:11:26 PM »
I am really just bored with everything...finishing up and preparing to leave my firm, sick of looking for new apartments, tired of working on my resume, just everything.

I just want to have the next 4 months be over so I can start school.  I need some excitement!

Anyone else have the post-decision, pre-law school doldrums? ::)

What a pain in the neck!  >:( I have 9 more years of accumulated furniture, artwork, clothing, hobby stuff, games and electronics to try to fit into what I am certain will be a much smaller living space.

I am having a garage sale in May, and selling some stuff on Ebay.  I don't mind simplifying my life, but it sure is a pain to do it!

Does anyone here want to buy 40 mystery novels?
How about a telephone bench made in the 1930s?
Do you want my boyfriend's "extra" Star Wars collectibles?

Someone, please pay me hundreds of dollars for this junk! :)

Politics and Law-Related News / 2005 Bench and Bar Survey results (WI)
« on: April 17, 2006, 12:26:21 PM »
81% of lawyers said that the practice of law is not as economically rewarding as it used to be.

51% said that there are too many lawyers in practice today for the work to be done.

73% agreed with the statement: Incivility in the profession adds significant stress to my role as a lawyer/judge.


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