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1L job search / options
« on: January 08, 2007, 10:50:25 PM »
So I was doing well until I just bombed a final.  I did very well (top 10-25%) in all my classes but one which I bombed. So I gave up my dreams of a big law summer internship (at least for my first year)... However, I got an opportunity to work at a state attorney's office but its going to be for zero pay.  I don't need the money... I need a good position.  The trick is that I don't know how long I can hold off on making a decision on the state attorney office what's your thoughts?

The benefits would be that i get to explore something outside of business??? What shoul I do?

SA office is in a small suburb outside of a major eastern metropolis.

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Transferring / Re: I've gotta get out of this place
« on: June 06, 2006, 02:01:16 PM »
You could marry a Texan.  In many states a spouse who is employed can get you residency.  Worked when I moved to PA.

Do you know if this works for Iowa?  My wife is going to work there full time while i go to law school.

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I'm going to put my University of Iowa Law school sticker right next to my University of Illinois sticker.  That is in a box in the back of my closet.  Not that I have anything against people who put stickers in their car but I know too many people who say that the number of stickers on your car is inversely proportional to one's intelligence.

Besides most people don't realize that Iowa Law is actually a really good law school.

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hahah..yeah i'm not really worried. i'm super super sarcastic (trust me, you'll get it within five minutes of meeting me :) ) i'm looking forward to the class in a weird way only because i think i will feel a little more comfortable having a "primer" to the way our legal system is set up. not that I don't get it but it's been a long time, ya know? i'm so nervous but there is this small sliver of excitement about learning again--i'm kind of looking forward to a few all nighters.

i'm weird. i warned you ALL remember that :)

Kevin, where are we meeting Friday Mr. Social Chair??

I've no idea! Having never been to IC for more than a couple of hours, I can't recommend anything. There's a wonderful outlet mall between IC and Des Moines, we could meet there ;)

Seriously though, maybe some of yall who are going up early can scout a place? I think there may be some spots in Coralville that I remember seeing.



Fair enough--I'll be up there first so once I get settled I'll see what I can come up with. It's not like it's a HUGE city--I'm sure we'll all meet each other up in the middle of town

Six days to moving and i STILL can't get my movers to call me back. Seriously--this is insane :)


I'm up for a little meeting before school.  Did everyone get an e-mail stating that Iowa would be offering an elective course for the first year?  That would be really interesting.  Also, does anyone remember if we get GPA and/or rank BEFORE we start looking for internships for the Summer?   

Also, did anyone get their class schedule yet?  I was told that I shouldn't expect anything until August 1st.  Chicago-Kent asked me to send in some confirmation and I noticied that Iowa did not require anything like this.  Basically after our "acceptance" back in March I haven't had to send in anything!  I'm a little nervous.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 19, 2006, 09:39:59 PM »
Not trying to bust on anybody, but how do you NOT resign in person (barring distance work situations)? I just couldn't ever do that over email or letter or phone message or anything... I did it in person on Monday and it sucked, but here we are and now I have 3.5 weeks left of work. YAY! Then two weeks of blissful nothingness until orientation starts...

Actually, it was funny. I IM'ed my boss saying we should go to lunch b/c I needed to talk to him. He wrote back "sh*t... are you leaving?". I said "um, let's just go to lunch" - so, who am I to say anything? I almost resigned on IM!! That would have been awesome.

you should always resign by e-mail so you have written proof that you resigned before you got fired.

Brian

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BS different colored highlighters are required. i HATE highlighters. i dont plan to even own one.

I had a lawyer friend who told me to write with highlighters instead of pens... I'll let you guess why.

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So okay I finally have finalized my final decision... I'm going to Iowa.  The university of Iowa medical center just offered my wife a position so I'm all set.  I wanted to go to Iowa and it looks like I'm getting my wish.  PLUS I get to have lunch with my wife every day since we're only a few hundred feet apart (U of Iowa Hospital is near the law school).

Now to purchase a laptop since my laptop at home (2 year old dell) aparently won't cut the muster (only 192MB RAM).  I called Dell and challenged them to find me a better deal than Iowa.  I found that I could purchase a Inspiron E1405 for $713 with all the same features except I get more memory and a DVD burner (instead of just a CD).  Has anyone else noticied this same phenomenon?  Let me know I'm a little concerned about buying this computer vs. the Latitude unless I'm missing an important advantage for Latitude. 

Also, I'm not going to the state fair, I don't know my wife's schedule but I'm going to be moving up north of Iowa City in Coralville.  Anyone else heading up there?  Anyone buying a place?

Yeah! Congratulations for your wife--I'm sure that feels good to have made a decision. Obviously the main difference between the Inspiron and the Latitude series is the consumer v. business angle. I have yet to fully understand how much if at all this matters. So you're getting the Inspiron for the amount of the base Dell model? I wanted to upgrade so when I customized my Latitude was still coming out at just over 1k when it should have been around 1800. I dont' know, though---I think the deals Iowa is giving us suck, personally. I wanted a Thinkpad and I'm irritated that we don't have that as an option. Interesting find, however..time to do some more research

I may very well buy a place next year but not this year; if I go through with the MD/JD or the MS/JD I will for sure buy a place since I'll be there forever



I checked officemax and found a similar computer to the Inspiron/Latitude for 639 bucks...

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So okay I finally have finalized my final decision... I'm going to Iowa.  The university of Iowa medical center just offered my wife a position so I'm all set.  I wanted to go to Iowa and it looks like I'm getting my wish.  PLUS I get to have lunch with my wife every day since we're only a few hundred feet apart (U of Iowa Hospital is near the law school).

Now to purchase a laptop since my laptop at home (2 year old dell) aparently won't cut the muster (only 192MB RAM).  I called Dell and challenged them to find me a better deal than Iowa.  I found that I could purchase a Inspiron E1405 for $713 with all the same features except I get more memory and a DVD burner (instead of just a CD).  Has anyone else noticied this same phenomenon?  Let me know I'm a little concerned about buying this computer vs. the Latitude unless I'm missing an important advantage for Latitude. 

Also, I'm not going to the state fair, I don't know my wife's schedule but I'm going to be moving up north of Iowa City in Coralville.  Anyone else heading up there?  Anyone buying a place?

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immunization?  do we really have to do that?  i remember having that requirement when i entered UG, but didn't remember really doing anything to meet the requirement.

as for the transcript request email, i also got one too.  i guess they just want an "official" one, as the one they get from LSDAS is a copy - i don't even know if LSDAS sends them the exact copy either - they may just send the LSDAS formatted version of our transcript.  also a good amount of students applied during their senior year in UG, so the UG degree requirement was not listed on their transcript they provided LSDAS.  just go to your UG's registrar's website and request an official transcript - it only takes a few minutes, and for my school, i just had to fill out an online form and paid through my credit card. 

i'll probably get my software from the school too.  i'm very excited that we get that free antivirus program (if i recall correctly).  i've only had my current laptop for a year, so i dont think i'm in the market for a new one just yet.

another question, are you guys going to register your car in iowa?  my registration in CA just ended in june, so i was forced to buy the renewal registration for CA for another year. 

all this moving and law school preparation stress is insane.  i think i'll need a nice massage by the end of it - wonder if iowa has a spa or something around the area.   ::)

yeah i called and took care of the transcript today and will have my innumization forms sent from my old dr. you've probably had the shots you just need to get proof.

just had to reregister my car, too. eventually we will need to register in iowa and get a new license. i'm going to put that off as long as i can :)


Just a warning, you generally have to get new plates and register your car in most states within 6 months of moving unless you have a permanent residence elsewhere.  Most likely you do not... I've gotten nailed by this and its not worth it.  Just and FYI.

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I wonder if my wife worked for the University of Iowa hospitals if I could get in state tuition?  Any one with any experience on this?
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I looked into this somewhat and it would probably be possible if your wife worked for a year and then become a resident of Iowa.  And that would be true regardless of where she worked as long as it was in Iowa.  But I don't think just working for the University gets you automatice in-state residency. 
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I wonder if I could get residency next year purely due to the fact that she worked in Iowa.  I doubt it because Iowa requires that you move to the state for other than the purpose of attending school.

That sucks because I'm paying taxes for the school...

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