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Job Search / Re: Callback interviews
« on: August 27, 2006, 08:55:38 PM »
i sent thank yous for neither screening interviews nor callback, and got the offer.  i really don't think they're necessary.  if you're worried you're borderline, they might help a bit but i don't think it can hurt you not to send them.

Job Search / Re: Callback interviews
« on: August 25, 2006, 10:31:44 AM »
quickest: @ the end of the screening interview.
longest: 3 weeks

Job Search / Re: Law Patent Program Interviews in Chicago
« on: August 14, 2006, 12:47:52 PM »
i'm not a dude. 

kirkland & ellis
finnegan henderson
alston & bird
sutherland asbill
mcdermott will & emery
baker & mckenzie

it's 6 now.

Job Search / Re: Law Patent Program Interviews in Chicago
« on: August 11, 2006, 11:04:41 AM »
woo-hoo!  just got callback #5. 

Job Search / Re: Law Patent Program Interviews in Chicago
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:36:52 PM »
bump.  how'd it go for everyone?

Job Search / Re: Law Patent Program Interviews in Chicago
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:06:19 PM »
i'll be there, from ucla. haven't taken the patent bar yet, hopefully next summer.

oh yea, i'm interviewing in Socal and atlanta.

Current Law Students / Re: what color suit to get?
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:03:21 PM »
for girls i was told: charcoal, navy, or black. with very subtle pinstripes. i don't think guys should wear black.

Current Law Students / Re: Law Review Wait...and wait....and wait
« on: July 16, 2006, 11:02:19 PM »
now i finally have a reason to be glad we had our write-on over spring break.  we found out right before finals, no stressing over the summer.

i don't know what my class rank was 1L (my school doesn't rank) but i got 6 A's and one B+.  pretty much the same advice as everyone else.   i never briefed cases, but always went to class (did the crossword puzzle throughout Ks 2nd semester) and did the reading (though i just read the case once or twice).  i did reading between classes whenever possible so i had time to go to the gym and have dinner with my husband every night.  i didn't work weekends unless i had a memo due.  treat it like a job as much as possible, until finals, and then study as much as you need to.  i also stayed far away from the library because i didn't like being around all the tweakers.

i think the reason i did so well is that i made a conscious effort to learn exactly what each professor wanted to see on the exam.  first semester i made all my outlines from scratch, then second semester i used old outlines.  the biggest thing is to take as many practice tests (with model answers) as you can.  if the model answers follow a certain format or style, mimic that when you write your exam.  pay attention in class to the professor's opinions and what he/she emphazises and bring that kind of analysis into your exam. 

just like you can learn how to take the LSAT, you can learn how to take your prof's exam, and you should be studying that just as much as you study the substantive law.  keep your focus on what's important (the final) and don't get bogged down in details like case names.  you almost never have to refer to a case by name, and on finals only the very broad details matter (i.e. "just like in the case about the cow who turned out to be barren, this plaintiff...")

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: IP Law?
« on: August 15, 2006, 06:39:17 PM »
it does matter for people with a biology background who want to do patent prosecution because the big IP firms prefer biotech prosecutors to have a phd.  i have a b.s. and m.s. in biology and i made sure to emphasize to every ip practice i interviewed with that i really wanted to do litigation. 

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