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Job Search / Re: Is there such thing as 0L summer jobs?
« on: March 12, 2007, 07:08:42 PM »
You can seek work as a paralegal, but you will not be a very attractice candidate because of your plan to go to law school (I know this from experience). Check with small firms, maybe. If you want to volunteer, give your local legal aid or public defender office a call. Some of them even pay.

Also, there seem to be a lot of law students who think pre-law school legal experience is worthless. I'm not sure where that attitude comes from, but it is dead wrong. The practice of law is a business with employees, routines, and a particularized way of doing things. The sooner you get some law office experience, the further ahead of your classmates you will be in what matters most, which is the practice of law.

Good luck.

you are dead wrong.  emptying trash cans isn't "experiencing the law" and will give you 0 advantage over those classmates who did anything else as an undergrad.  if you want to get further ahead of your classmates, all you need to do is do well in your first year of law school.  an employer will take a student with good grades in law school over one who "worked in a law firm" since he was able to walk. 

and like i had said in another post, a 0L is about as useful as a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.  the only "jobs" they are competent to perform could also be performed by a well-trained monkey. 

Current Law Students / Re: sheep, all of us sheep
« on: March 11, 2007, 01:45:45 PM »
this whole site reeks of weak, baa-ing little sheep looking for reassurance. (watch my rep fall another few points, it was -3 as of this posting).  "the sting in any rebuke is the truth". -benjamin franklin

My negative rep destroys yours!

Current Law Students / Re: Druggie at Law School.....Pissed!
« on: March 11, 2007, 09:12:46 AM »

... becuase there is nothing wrong with my logical reasoning, there must be something wrong with yours to assume that my being waitlisted must be as a result of my logical reasoning, when in reality it has nothing to do with it.

Don't worry, I will have no problem succeeding in law school, my logical reasoning is just appears that you need to stand on a box and waive your little defend the second chancers flag.

Awww.  0L speak is so cute. 

Current Law Students / Re: research assistant - how to put on resume?
« on: March 08, 2007, 09:16:33 PM »
I just got a position as a research assistant to one of my professors. I'm assuming that this should be added to my resume, but I'm not sure what format to use.

My current format is:

Name of Employer                2007
Title of Position

What is correct?

___ Law School
Research Assistant to Professor ____

Professor ______
Research Assistant

something else?

HA!!  I know the answer and I'm not going to tell you!

Current Law Students / Re: 1L Outlines and Study Tools
« on: March 05, 2007, 08:13:50 AM »
You mean besides the extensive recommendations in PLSII?

this is so true, if you need help finding recommendations after reading that book... might i suggest you try a different career path?

Why is there even debate about this??!!?  The answer is OBVIOUSLY UNLV - You are in Vegas for f*cks sake!

Current Law Students / Re: Ranking of Jobs?
« on: March 02, 2007, 05:18:03 PM »
What's up with the arrogance around here at times? It sucks.

It's just when someone asks me which is more prestigious, working for a BIG or small firm - the worst in me comes out.

Current Law Students / Re: Ranking of Jobs?
« on: March 01, 2007, 08:22:34 PM »

Job Search / Re: Bright side of Big Law rejection?
« on: March 01, 2007, 06:17:00 AM »

I am definitely going to re-apply in the Fall for a possible Summer 2008 position. I am contemplating contacting the recruiting agent before I apply just to touch base and let her know I am really interested.  I am just wondering how I would do this?

I don't think I can send a thank you letter for a rejection. Brewha you went through something similar last year, did you contact the person specified in the letter before re-applying? If so, how did you do so?


I did several things:

(1) I networked like a madman and was able to become acquainted with an attorney who was good friends with a partner at the firm.  Before I re-applied, I asked my contact to put in a good word for me with that partner - He had a half hour conversation with the partner, who in turn sent a long email to the managing partner right before I re-applied.  Networking turned out to be invaluable here. 

(2) Do as many extra-curriculars as you can.  Even if your GPA is not 4.0, if you are able to show the interviewer that you took on a good amount of responsibility while being a full time student, they might be impressed.

(3) Send the partner a continued letter of interest as well as an updated writing sample.  I contacted the person periodically throughout the year to keep my name fresh in his mind.  Don't be a pain in the ass, but let him/her know you are genuinely interested in THAT specific firm.  Tailor EVERYTHING you send him to the particular firm - which means you need to do your research.

- In short, don't lose hope.

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