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Job Search / Re: any hope for a firm???
« on: August 04, 2005, 09:32:35 PM »
I just dont want to end up in some tiny firm (just not my style although they are great for the people that want them)

Is your style 1800 billable hours minimum per year ;)

Current Law Students / Re: What's OCI like?
« on: July 27, 2005, 06:47:07 PM »
So how DOES one go about preparing for interviews?  I look pretty darn good on paper, but I'm worried about the interviews.  I'm a very comfortable speaker and interact really well with any type of person, however, I have only had to do one interview before, and while it went well, I don't exactly have a lot of experience.  So I repeat: how does one prepare for the big firm interviews?

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone exited for 1L?
« on: July 18, 2005, 07:22:16 PM »
Don't forget to bring a dictionary.  Exitement=Excitement?

Don't forget to prepare yourself for having to deal with a bunch of snotty jerks....

Current Law Students / Re: 1L Summer Clerkship
« on: June 03, 2005, 10:21:38 AM »
I started yesterday.  It's sweet feeling like you know absolutely nothing.

Current Law Students / Re: The Grade Wait
« on: June 01, 2005, 12:16:48 PM »
First semester, the way it worked was you had to wait until at least two professors turned in their grades then they would release those two, then wait until the next two both have theirs in and release those.  Apparently no one wants to give students their first law school grade.  It took a month for the first two to come.  This semester they got rid of that bs, and we already have one, with one professor admitting the earliest his will get in will be the 15th.  I'm also on the "check once at the end of the day" program.

I don't know about the work, but I was presently surprised that I didn't hate all of my classmates.  I had the idea in my head that this would be the case from the fact that 1) I hated all the law students I knew who went the on-campus law school at my undergrad school (who dresses up every day for class in a business suit, and seriously, if you're under the age of 40, those roller backpacks shouldn't even be CLOSE to an option).  2) The law student image isn't exactly that of the relaxed, fun group that I found went to my school.

So I had that going for me....

Current Law Students / Re: Active, engaged learner or gunner?
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:42:55 PM »
If the professor answers every question or comment you have with a joke, and all the other students laugh a little bit harder than the comment deserves, you're a gunner.

Current Law Students / Re: Playing up the minority card
« on: May 17, 2005, 08:06:51 PM »
On the flip side of that statement, the ONLY way ANY 1L has any chance of getting a summer job at one of the "big three" firms in town is by getting a fellowship open only to minorities. 

Current Law Students / Re: Gonzaga vs other law schools
« on: February 26, 2005, 10:57:17 AM »
Just as another opinion, even though it's not one you'll like if you've settled on Gonzaga.  My old roommates brother went there (I think he's still there).  He graduated from Yale, 170 or 171 on his LSAT.  Only chose Gonzaga because that's where his family was, wife and kids and all.  Hates Gonzaga.  Says the profs are morons, and while he never told them, gets called out because he went to Yale.  From what I understand they have had problems relating to faculty and the like stemming from huge racism allegations in the 90's and are still building back up.  So there's one opinion for you.

And my opinion...I hate Spokane with a passion.  Big City problems but without the Big City perks.  Then again, I haven't spent much time there for a few years, so maybe it's changed...   

You know, I'm more than willing to accept the fact that good grades aren't an indicator of future job performance as long as it is *generally* an indicator of future grade performance, especially considering no negative indicators towards job performance exist.

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