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Law Firms / Re: paris offices?
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:49:21 AM »
You need to be fluent.

You don't need a french law degree. You can practice US Law in Paris. You will have to work for a large, international firm to do so.

All true, but many firms are pulling their US lawyers out of their French and Italian offices. In this environment, there's just not enough work for them there to support a full-time presence.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:18:15 AM »

I actually think an MBA is more flexible. It's not like they HAVE to become investment bankers. Moreover, you have to accomplish something noteworthy professionally to get in in the first place. These are already people who have a skill set to make money before they go into the program. The same isn't true of most law students, who tend liberal arts degree holders who couldn't find a job that pays a living wage.

HHAHAH maybe if you go to Harvard or some Ivy leave B-school, but your average MBA program isn't that rigorous. If you got money and a few years work experience, then BOOM you get admitted into the program.

I know a lot of MBA programs that will accept you with 1 year of Law School experience even if you have NO working experience.

That's a good point.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:01:57 AM »
Imagine how those in business school are faring. :-/

I have friends that have had internships in places that no longer exist!

I actually think an MBA is more flexible. It's not like they HAVE to become investment bankers. Moreover, you have to accomplish something noteworthy professionally to get in in the first place. These are already people who have a skill set to make money before they go into the program. The same isn't true of most law students, who tend liberal arts degree holders who couldn't find a job that pays a living wage.

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1. you don't need a law degree to go into politics

2. a US law degree is useless for representing a UK soccer team on matters of UK law. Liverpool is not going to have many, if any, US law issues. If and when they do, their counsel will get an outside lawyer to advise.

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How do you think your US law degree would help you represent a soccer team in the UK?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 02, 2009, 08:30:13 AM »
I read somewhere that all these laid off associates are applying for "public interest" work now. Which had me thinking, if I was some non profit organization would I take one of these laid off associates over the other law students who wanted to do public interest law since the day they left law school?

I am not saying these laid of associates are bad people or anything like that. Just in general, how do you guys feel about situations like that?

Me, personally, if I was some hiring person in public interest field I will probably tell these associates kind of like that Mike Jones song "Back then they didnt want me now Im hot they all on me!!" kind of deal!!



These associates, despite all their accolades are hardly shoo-ins at public interest orgs for the very reasons you outlined. Public interest orgs want people who are dedicated to the cause, and not those who are looking to ride out the recession for a year or so. There was an article on ATL about it recently, in fact.

Well hope they saved up those big checks from the slave firm lol..I feel weird about starting law school this fall when the career is at its lowest point in a while..I read somewhere a partner stating that it is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. When do yall think things will even out again, at the latest?

I think things will start picking up late this year and coming back in a major way fall of 2010. My guess is that by the time you graduate, the market will more or less recover.

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Law School Applications / Re: Need Help! Less than 48 hours!
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:06:56 AM »
no one else actually cares that mercer has the top writing program in the country. go to gsu. this is a no-brainer.

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business or family? what sort of practice size?

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General Board / Re: summer job ideas
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:31:05 AM »
Take out your local phone book (or one in an area where you'd like to work), look up legal aid/non-profit orgs and call them. See if you can come in as a volunteer on a trial basis and then try to work your way in for a summer position.

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Well which one is that you want to do? International law or immigration law?

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