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Current Law Students / Re: Law Clerk Wanted, $10 hour?
« on: May 13, 2007, 09:37:33 PM »
Olive, thank you for your very thoughtful responses.  I would like to say, I'm not sure why people assumed I'm not performing well. I am actually in the top 15% of my class and on law review. People have been predictably presumptious as to my ability and as to my personality. I was a spring entering student, working full time at a "regular" job. I have neither applied nor been rejected for any legal positions yet. I am trying to plan ahead.
I simply started looking into alternatives to big law since I have no desire to do big law, and I noticed they all paid $10 an hour. This was dismaying to me, because, like I said, I can't afford to make that income. I did not mean to insult those who were able to make it on the $10 hour salary, I can see that is how it was perceived. And saying, go back to making 60k is, well, pointless, if you have any understanding of the effort and sacrifices a person has put into following their dream to attend law school.   Some very mean and nasty and unfounded comments were made, but it doesn't really matter, since, being false, they do not hurt my feelings.  I was reaching out to OLDER people, like myself, I indicated that in my first post.  I figured they could share their similar experiences and give pointers on what to do.

I still don't like you.

Current Law Students / Re: Tips for how to not dwell
« on: May 13, 2007, 09:50:43 AM »
If the beer doesn't help, you could try lowering your grade-expectation standards. That could ease some of the stress.

I couldn't agree with this more.  I would, however, like to add that a more potent liquor may be in order if the stress is really high.  I'm a huge fan of scotch and/or Jack Daniels for this purpose.  It may not rid your stress of the final, but it sure will make the opposite sex look more attractive for the time being. 

Current Law Students / Re: Law Clerk Wanted, $10 hour?
« on: May 12, 2007, 08:56:10 PM »
Once the dumb emoticons start coming out, its time to end the thread. Thanks for those of you with a decent response.


It's nice to know that a$$ will be stuck with a sole practicioner at best. 

-- Disclaimer -- This inceredibly mean post is limited in scope to Atossa. 

Current Law Students / Re: Law Clerk Wanted, $10 hour?
« on: May 12, 2007, 08:00:24 PM »
So what the heck are these lawyers thinking offering jobs for $10 hour? I made more than that working as a receptionist for a hair salon over ten years ago. Today, you can make that spinning signs on a corner. Unless you are clerking at big corporation, is this the pay that you can expect to make while earning your experience???
As an older student who was making almost 60k before entering law school, I am totally disgusted. My receptionist used to make $14 an hour. What's the deal?

Well gosh, I currently work for bales of hay and would kill for $10 an hour.  You fancy shmancy city folk are too rich for your own good.

For evidence, get the Lexis Nexis Evidence Q&A book.  It is an amazing resource.

Current Law Students / Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:05:45 PM »
Thank to all of you who appreciate this thread. As a second year student, things have not changed. Everyone is as vicious and arrogant as they were on the first day. Now they have reason to be vicious, as most of them aren't getting any jobs! I wonder how my good friend Jacy is doing?

Sucks to be at your school.  Everyone in our old section is pretty close (obviously there are exceptions) and we often hang out as a section on the weekends at local watering holes. 

And no matter who the person might be, it't not cool to put down law students that aren't having any luck finding jobs.  That's got to be an extremely upsetting feeling; a situation which you just may find yourself in one day.

Current Law Students / Re: Learning Assistant?
« on: May 10, 2007, 05:12:11 PM »

And I agree with brewha 100%. 

You are obviously enlightened beyond reasonable contemplation. If this doesn't deserve a +1 reputation score, I don't know what does.

Ah wow, thanks for clearing that up.  I remember the Erie Sea case.  It was incredible how the yak managed to get that wet suit on and proceed to have its way with the rubber hose (with the help of the gallon of lubricant sure, but amazing nonetheless).  I still reference the pop-up pictures of the vat of sauerkraut in the opinion when I prepare a traditional Polish meal; an invaluable source for that purpose. 

The lederhosen and Hamlet must have been in a footnote, because I don't recall that in the case - and no, I never read footnotes. 

Current Law Students / Re: Learning Assistant?
« on: May 09, 2007, 07:52:41 PM »
It depends on what other activities you plan on becomming involved with.  Ex. If you are already on journal and moot court, being a TA is nice, but will likely take away from what little time you have.  I was involved with all 3 and, while I certainly don't regret it, my firm didn't ask about the TA position at all during my interview - which leads me to believe it wasn't given much weight.

However, if you don't plan on being involved with anything else, being a TA certainly is worth the time.  It will be a great way to open up an entire coversation with your interviewers when you are looking for a job.

ps. Interviewers could give a rats ass whether you had a personally convenient class schedule, so that should be the least of your concerns.  Drop a class and become a TA.


Is that the case where your Professor drops you in Lake Erie after reading your exam answer?


Oh wow, I sure hope it isn't. I was under the impression that the Lake Erie case involved a hooker, fly fishing bait, a Catholic priest, Wayne Newton, and roll of toilet paper. 

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