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Thanks for the info.  Wow at the 300 resumes sent out.  That alone, without the getting names, resumes and cover letters in order must have been EXTREMELY time consuming.

Congrats on the offers!  May I ask, just out of curiosity, where you go to school and if your situation was typical of the other people in your class that you may have spoken to about their job search?

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: May 24, 2005, 04:48:21 AM »
I applaud you for your comprehension of sarcasm, I also applaud the fact that you come into a message board and give people advice such as "And I agree with you Noelle.  You could easily get taken advantage of if you are "too nice"

I hope you do something really important, because if this is all you contribute to society you are wasting my drinking water.

You need help and a life. 

Look at the positive tone of the title of this post and the positive suggestions that people have posted to try to help others.  I never claimed to be giving any advice, because I know nothing on the topic.  I will be starting law school in the Fall, so I am looking to take the advice of those who have been through it.

Look at the posts you have put on this board alone.  None of them helpful, all criticizing others and adding nothing of substance.  If you would like to continue a senseless back and forth match of which of us "contributes more to society", then you can do it with yourself, because that's not what this post is for.  If you don't have anything to add ON THE TOPIC then move on.

I can understand where you are coming from, but eventually, the resume and cover letters will need to be sent out, regardless of when that may be.  How could it not be beneficial to get a list (that can always be added to and altered as interests become clearer), so that there is that much less that you have to do when the time comes to start the job search? It's something you can do at home while watching tv or at work when you're board, but will save you lots of time in the end.

In response to Bluff, I kinda started this already in an excel spreadsheet, and I also included a column for firms that have current Alumni from my schools (undergrad and law school) and the areas of practice.  This way when the time comes, I can have cover letters that can make a connection with a memeber of the firm, and if I decide after taking a certain class that the area that a firm specializes in is not for me, I can simply erase all firms that specialize in that area.

Current Law Students / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 20, 2005, 12:17:32 PM »
Sigh...I did not get a hotel arrangements offer, but I live in NY so it won't be a problem getting there.  By then I should have probably moved into my new place for law school as well.

Take it in NY!

Current Law Students / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 18, 2005, 07:29:44 PM »
August in NY.  Post back after you've been there a day and let me know how it is :-)

Current Law Students / Re: Law Preview
« on: May 18, 2005, 04:55:43 PM »
Me too.  Where will you be taking it?

Good question.  I just purchased the book but haven't started it yet.  Any input would be great.  If it's a waste of time I'd love to know before I start.

Current Law Students / Re: Need Advice- Character and Fitness Q's
« on: May 17, 2005, 09:49:59 AM »
If you are looking for a "hard" answer, this is probably not the board to be asking on.  While people on here are extremely helpful, you have no way of verifying that what anyone says on here is 100% fact.  Your concern regarding the cost of attending law school, versus the possiblty that after completion, something on your record will prevent you from being able to practice, is well founded.  That being said, you should call the Bar association in your state and ask.  You don't have to give them your name, just ask if there are definitive, concrete criterias that disqualify someone from being able to take the Bar exam (ie seriousness of offenses on record, or number of offenses).  They may not be able to give you a definitive answer and may say it is case by case, but they would surely know better than anyone on here would.  If you get nowhere there, then maybe someone on here might have their own story, or know someone with a situation similar to yours.  Good luck.

Current Law Students / Re: hofstra class of '08
« on: May 13, 2005, 05:19:53 AM »
Schnorer - go to the specific Hofstra school board in the students and graduates section.  A few of us have posted over there :-)

I've seen Dec 1st a lot too.  I know that is the date for my school, and I'm sure your school will let you know or you can ask your Career Services office.  I imagine it is so the 2Ls can get their letters out first as their summer employment is crucial for post grad employment.  I'm glad I'm not the only one whose thinking ahead, and that it seems to be well worth the time to prepare in advance.

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