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Current Law Students / Re: Judge's Chambers
« on: November 01, 2005, 06:12:39 PM »
What exactly do judicial summer interns do?

I may have an oppurtunity for that sort of work this summer and I just realized that I don't actually know what it entails.

I think it varies, some do a lot of copying, others not.  I was lucky to be on the not side of things last summer.  I had a caseload and dealt with the smallest of motions (extensions of time, etc.) to numerous dispositive motions (more than a few summary judgment motions).  I researched it, wrote a memo to the judge, he got back to me with any thoughts, than I drafted an opinion.  It was a fantastic, fully hands-on experience.  Do it if you can.

Job Search / Re: Declining Offers
« on: October 30, 2005, 08:55:44 AM »
I'm sure you had them with the split infinitive.

You may recall he didn't WANT THEM.  Besides, with some exceptions, nit-picking the split infinitive is reserved for the anal-attentive these days. 

Job Search / Re: Callbacks- Questions for Employers
« on: October 18, 2005, 08:36:01 PM »
This is all good advice, thanks.  I think my biggest issue so far is being able to close.  I'll have a few questions that I truly want good answers too, and (even if our time is out) someone inevitably says "do you have anymore questions for me". 

Job Search / Callbacks- Questions for Employers
« on: October 17, 2005, 04:26:21 PM »
So what kinds of questions are fair game during call backs that might not be appropriate during OCI's?  I seem to get the most stressed out about the asking the questions portion, I never feel like I have any good questions, or I'm kidn of throwing crap out there I don't care about, and it might show.  Ideas on this part of the interview?

Job Search / Re: Call-back question
« on: September 29, 2005, 06:52:55 PM »
I really doubt it.  I'm assuming your worry is that they don't think you're worth spending money on for lunch/dinner.  That doesn't make any sense.  They're not obligated to give you a call back.  If you have a callback, they think you're a good candidate.  They aren't going to sit there saying "eh, they're ok, but let's not waste money on a lunch."  They're already losing out on a minimum 3-4 billable hours, and that costs way more than lunch. :)

Current Law Students / Re: battered 1L would like advice.
« on: September 28, 2005, 07:23:28 AM »

typical outline is about 50 pages or so.

If your outline is 50 pages the day before the exam, you're screwed.  I for one (and I think I am the exception, at least to the majority) had ONE outline, at it's longest, at over 50 pages.  The best method, in my opinion, is to have your outline done sufficiently early and prior to the exam go through and cut the crap out.  You simply can't be going through a 50 page outline and succeed. 

Current Law Students / Re: New 1L's: Any Harsh Socratic Method Profs?
« on: August 30, 2005, 08:33:07 AM »
It was just pointed out to me on another board that the Kentucky Hammer may be a rip off of the Texas Hammer. That must be why he changed his name. I get it now. I wasn't aware there were other hammers.

What other message boards do you go to, and are they at least as prolific as this?  And on topic, the only good thing I saw about the socratic method is it guaranteed that I would read.  My one class that was entirely volunteer, I didn't quite get around to reading everything.  But then again, I'm a believer in the theory that it really wouldn't be that hard to teach yourself the law....

Current Law Students / Re: Observations about Civ Pro...
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:25:29 PM »
"whoa, 4 fingers amputated. Well done!"

I'm not sure if this case is a common one, but our torts book had a case with a guy named Filch or something who was constantly getting harrassed by his supervisors.  One of his supervisors allegedly stuck his thumb up ol' filch's rear entry.  For the rest of the year whenever anyone was getting the shaft we said they were "getting filched".     

Current Law Students / Re: Observations about Civ Pro...
« on: August 29, 2005, 03:19:37 PM »
Is it just me or does this class, contrary to what people say, require you to memorize and regurgitate a whole bunch of rules.  I have a photographic memory so this wouldnt be a huge problem, i just want to know if anyone else feels that way.  We spend more time getting quizzed in which Joinder rule applies to the situation, i feel as though the class is conditioning us to be mindless machines.

We coudl bring our FRCP books in to the exam, so it wasn't a matter of memorizing.  You will get in to rules that become pretty damn difficult to apply to every day fact patterns.

Current Law Students / Re: what's up with law school relationships?
« on: August 28, 2005, 09:06:59 PM »
Whatever man

Did you dock me an oh-so-valuable rep point?  :P

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