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Current Law Students / Re: Odd Dream
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:21:51 AM »
So hot.  I wonder if your students think this way about you, too?

I've learned from the master :)

Current Law Students / Re: Odd Dream
« on: February 28, 2007, 06:19:55 AM »
Wanting a child but your partner doesn't

Brewha, I'm sorry.  I'm just not ready.

** Brewha passes a large cup of jungle juice over to UChi2L **

Job Search / Re: Interview tips you wish you knew before you went!
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:20:55 AM »
I've been lucky to garner a few interviews even though I'm just skirting the edge of the top third of my class. I've had one rejection, and two more coming up. I've read through the career center pamphlets on interviewing but I feel like I can do better, I'm just not sure how.  Any tips?  ???

Don't go in the interview smelling of scotch.

Job Search / Re: Bright side of Big Law rejection?
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:17:43 AM »

Hello all,

I waited until my fall semester grades came in before applying to a handful of big law firms (about 20). I am currently a 1L and made top 10% at my school. I knew it would be a shot in the dark at big law, but I felt like applying anyway. Slowly I have been taking all of my rejections like a man.   

Today, I received one that was different than all the rest.  It seemed individualized, it stated that my accomplishments were commendable, and they really are interested in me, but unfortunately have hired all the summer associates for this summer, but strongly urged me to apply for Summer 2008.  Then, I was provided with the hiring recruiter and hiring attorney's direct email addresses and phone numbers if I had any questions.

Does this sound like they are really interested in me, or are they just trying to keep all 1L's interested in their firm for the 2L summer?

You should absolutely follow up on this next year as a 2L.  This same thing happened to me last year. I applied and they told me that they had hired all their associates as well; but they "strongly urged" me to contact the managing partner next year.  I did exactly that and received an offer yesterday.  Use the time in the interim to build your resume with extra-curriculars and follow through next year.  Don't give up hope quite yet.

Current Law Students / Re: Odd Dream
« on: February 27, 2007, 02:18:16 PM »
Clearly, the issue here is that Brewha is not yet thinking like a lawyer!

A regular person, confronted with a dream in which their teeth fell out would, of course, ponder the meaning behind the dream. What subconcious demons could be rising to the surface that are manifesting themselves in this dream? What could my dreams be warning me of?

A top-tier law student, OTOH, would view a dream like this and immediately view it as an excellent opportunity for a hypothetical. They would have this dream, wake up, and immeditely think the following:
Client Cletus S. Yokel walks into your law firm in Ames City, complaining that all of his teeth have recently fallen out. Cletus lives on the outskirts of Ames, in Hillbilly Harbor. Cletus explains that recently the Ames Corporation for Municipal Explosives (ACME) has moved next door and begun storing their spent uranium casings next to Cletus's property. One day, while searching for bait, Cletus wandered on to ACME's land through a large rift in their fence (there were no posted signs) and began gnawing on one of the shiny and glowing piece of metal he found strew about on their property. Shortly thereafter, all of his teeth fell out. You have found, through a little bit of further research, that the Fed. Govmt. uses ACME as a subcontractor. Analyze this situation using as many acronyms (incl. FTCA) as possible.

A lawyer would figure out who to sue for giving him/her the bad dream. Maybe the chinese restaurant for NIED on his stomach the previous night- the but-for AND proximate cause of the dream.


Duly noted! I have a lot to learn in the way of "thinking like a lawyer." 

Current Law Students / Re: easy to make friends?
« on: February 27, 2007, 06:05:57 AM »

(mind you, its not my ugly face, I am actually good-looking girl, but that doesn’t matter :- ). 

This may actually be a factor.  If you are a good looking girl, a typical law student may be too intimidated to approach you.  Make sure you don't seem distanced from the others in your section.  I know in our section last year we had an unusually attractive girl... she was never invited to our social gatherings either - because people mistook her shyness for an "I'm better than you" attitude.  In short, take the initiative to approach your classmates and start conversations.  Maybe even make a conscious effort to talk to someone you have never talked to before each day.  Hope this helps.

Transferring / Re: Anyone heard from GULC yet?
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:55:14 PM »
No, those of us on this side of the board have received our decisions a long time ago.  Post this on the kiddie board.

Current Law Students / Re: !
« on: February 25, 2007, 08:28:22 AM »
I just dreamt that all my teeth fell out.  What the hell is that supposed to mean?  I'm guessing that it means the Crab People are staging an attack.

Sadly you're correct. After Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was cancelled, the Crab people were forced to retreat back to the bowels of the Earth. However, they have been plotting thier revenge for some time now. They infiltrated American Idol, quietly took over the show, and replaced the 3 hosts with thier dopplegangers.

Now with the renewed success of American Idol, the Crab people have decided that now is the time to strike. Your dreams are simply a harbinger of this imminent attack. Lucky for us you have posted these dreams this lawschooldiscussion board. Now our duty becomes one to seek out and destroy the crab people before it is too late.

To Hollywood!!! Destroy American Idol!!!

haha, I felt it was my duty as an American to warn others on the lawschooldiscussion board before the public found out.

[UPDATE] -   I've sought the wisdom of an online expert and the search has produced the following extremely logical conclusion:

"Other Perspectives

A scriptural interpretation for bad or falling teeth indicate that you are putting your faith, trust, and beliefs in what man thinks rather than in the word of God. The bible says that God speaks once, yea twice in a dream or a vision in order to hide pride from us, to keep us back from the pit, to open our ears (spiritually) and to instruct and correct us."

- Man, I was WAY off!  Curse you "way of man!"

Current Law Students / Re: Things you wish you would have known...
« on: February 25, 2007, 08:15:27 AM »

If you are going to read the pre-law prep books, read the section on how to not be hated by your fellow students -- don't argue with a professor just to prove you are right, do not hijack discussions in class, etc.

this is so true

Current Law Students / Odd Dream
« on: February 24, 2007, 09:24:51 PM »
I just dreamt that all my teeth fell out.  What the hell is that supposed to mean?  I'm guessing that it means the Crab People are staging an attack.

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