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I've read in quite a few places (including this board somewhere) that many law students felt that they didn't have as much time as they would have liked to research and prepare letters, resume, etc. for submission for summer work after 1L.  I have seen some suggestions of doing the leg work now, resume updated, researching firms, getting a database together and mail merge, and having this ready, so there is one less thing to do when the time comes.  It sounds like a good idea to me, just wanted some thoughts from people who have gone through it.  Would you suggest doing some prep work from the summer before starting school to secure a job for the summer after 1st year?  Do you really send out "hundreds" of resumes and letters to get a summer job? 

Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but it warrants revisiting.

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General Board / Laptops for exams?
« on: May 09, 2005, 03:58:03 PM »
Just curious as to how many students use lap tops for their exams, mandatory or voluntary, and if they prefer laptop use to the old fashion pen and paper...

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General Board / Are most exams open book?
« on: May 04, 2005, 07:31:29 AM »
I have a friend in law school and he said that all exams are either open book or take home (no closed book exams).  Is that the general consensus from current students?  He also said that if you don't know the material, you could have every book every written on the subject and you still wouldn't pass.

Thoughts?

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General Off-Topic Board / NEED TO VENT......
« on: June 30, 2005, 12:55:21 PM »
I have no idea why this bothers me so much, and I'm usually one of the nice ones on here, but is anyone else getting sick of the "these are my stats where can I get in posts?"  No one on here is an admissions counselor, and no one can tell you where you will or will not get in.  You can do the research and the leg work just as those who have applied and been accepted and rejected did, and determine for yourself.  If you decide to apply to Yale because someone on here said you'll get in with a 1.3 GPA and 140 LSAT, you need serious HELP!  No one on here knows your complete picture but you.  You know your resume, school records, extra curriculars, hardships etc.  No one on here will be going for you, you need to decide where you could see yourself, where you would like to be, and take it from there. 

I don't want to offend anyone, just needed to vent.

Have a nice day :-) 

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Financial Aid / Campus Door
« on: June 28, 2005, 04:05:25 PM »
I have been approved for a loan by this company with less than favorable terms, but no cosignor which was extremely important for me. 

Anyone ever dealt with them?  I have not seen them mentioned on here.  My school has them on "their list of lenders", but all the other lenders on their list, I've encountered people who have had some kind of experience with them.  I'm not worried about the authenticity of the company since they were referred by the school, but would like to know if anyone else has dealth with them and the timing etc. 

Thanks


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / New Basement Apartment - PO Box?
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:13:16 AM »
I just secured an apartment for law school.  It is in the basement of a woman's house and the area is safe and conveniently located.  I was a little weary about renting a basement apartment at first, but I have found out that in the area I will be in, that is very common.

The woman seems very nice and is almost as excited about me going to law school as I am (especially b/c she obtained her undergrad degree from the same school).  My question is this.  When applying for jobs and stuff, I will want to make sure I get EVERY envelope/correspondence that comes back to me.  While I don't think she would do anything, she has two teenage sons and she gets home at 8 pm every night, so they will be getting the mail.  My question is, should I consider getting a PO Box?  They are not that expensive, or do they not look "as good" on a resume?  This may be a silly question, but any input would be appreciated.  Thanks  :)

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Wait List / Fordham Waitlist..
« on: May 25, 2005, 03:58:27 PM »
Anyone else on it?  Heard anything?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / I've Got an Idea.....
« on: May 19, 2005, 12:27:39 PM »
Hi all!  I'm going to be attending law school in the fall, and I've read NUMEROUS books on preparing and things you should do before going etc.  I have yet to find a book of this sort, aimed at students of color. (Let me know if you have and if it was any good.) There are so few of us going through this unique experience, and I think a book of this sort would be a very good tool.  I know that from my going through the process and talking to friends and reading this board, I've found a lot of information that I wish I would have known before or I wish I would have been able to get an idea of where to locate it. Any thoughts? (I'll cut you in on the profits.)

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Meta Discussion / Reputation Rating
« on: May 05, 2005, 12:24:50 PM »
This is probably a silly question, but how does the reputation rating on this board work?  How is it determined?

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General Off-Topic Board / Reputation Rating
« on: May 04, 2005, 01:18:44 PM »
Maybe a stupid or obvious question, but where does the reputation rating come from on this message board?

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