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Slept 12 hours last night, now somewhere between refreshed and groggy.

Good to see the 0L kept posting, despite not knowing what he is talking about.  (I spent my 0L summer developing a website for law school admissions advice where I interviewed 30+ adcomms - I have a pretty good idea about how this admissions game works)

Sounds like an interesting summer.  The general rule is that 0Ls are pretty clueless.  Then again, so are 1Ls, but they at least have some experience to draw from.

Honestly, it was pretty hard to get past the "we consider every application" BS, but some were pretty honest and gave some surprising information.

My take on law school administrators is that the general rule is they are incompetent.  At first, I thought it was just my school.  But as I have talked to more and more law students, I realize that people become law school administrators so they can do nothing and get paid.  To my school's credit, they have started to realize and cleaned out the entire career services regime and replaced them with folks who, thus far, have demonstrated some degree of understanding the legal market.

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Good info as usual from Matthies.  I'll just say that two ways to start out are calling and e-mailing attorneys.

Come up with your "sales pitch" as to why you'd like to talk or go to lunch with them.  As mentioned, it's not about asking for a job.  It's about saying that you are headed to law school, have interests in XYZ, and would love to pick their brain.  These connections are easier to make with someone you have something in common with.  For example, you went to the same undergrad, are going to the law school they went to, are from their hometown, etc.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Con Law....
« on: December 11, 2007, 02:34:33 PM »
ConLaw is the worst class.  I could not stand my two semesters of it.  Good luck!

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Slept 12 hours last night, now somewhere between refreshed and groggy.

Good to see the 0L kept posting, despite not knowing what he is talking about.  (I spent my 0L summer developing a website for law school admissions advice where I interviewed 30+ adcomms - I have a pretty good idea about how this admissions game works)

Sounds like an interesting summer.  The general rule is that 0Ls are pretty clueless.  Then again, so are 1Ls, but they at least have some experience to draw from.

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*sips a luke warm cup of fair-trade organic Columbian coffee. slowly nods head in appreciation of the OP's stellar slacking abilities*
I'm still disappointed the OP does old exams.  That's a really boring way to spend 3 hours.

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Due, you're stinking up the thread.  There isn't much resistance to your point, even though you clearly overstated it.

Now let's get back to the slacking.


The irony of someone complaining about threads on LSD being hijacked is great.


Really?  I haven't been around long enough to notice.































































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Point is not that there's a hijack.  Point is that it's boring. 

Your arguments are boring.

You're boring.

Move on.  Talk about something else.  Slacking, whatever.  Just stop reiterating your fishbone argument.


I'll keep posting here just to bore you.

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From what I know anecdotally (which probably doesn't mean much), if one went to a prestigious UG, it could help a great deal with the 1L job search.  (For me, I want to work in Chicago, so my UG should help big time)

It's quite possible.  Any time you have something in common with someone, it is an instant connection.  You can add attorneys who attended your undergrad to your list of people to e-mail about jobs.  It especially helps if the institution is top notch.  Indiana U. certainly is not a top notch school overall, but their business program was/is a top 5 or top 10 program.  It certainly helped a bit to have that on my resume and have the connection with the first interviewer.


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Due, you're stinking up the thread.  There isn't much resistance to your point, even though you clearly overstated it.

Now let's get back to the slacking.


The irony of someone complaining about threads on LSD being hijacked is great.

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Nope.  No study.  I just think it's ignorant to think that the 3 offenses will not have an impact on his chances. And I think if someone applies to, say, 15 school, he will get a ding or two he wouldn't have received without the alcohol stuff.

The Character and Fitness thing will be a female dog, though.  That's a given.  Which also makes law schools nervous.

I see.



Didn't mean to direct the ignorance comment toward you.  I was directing that to the folks that said there wouldn't be an issue if it's explained away properly.  You can talk until you're blue in the face, but if a school does not like what it sees, it won't matter what an addendum says.

I think it was meant to be kind of glib.  Funny, even.  No?

It's difficult to tell on a message board.  But when it's said that there should be no more posts on the subject b/c a good addendum will make things good, I felt the need to chime back in.  I think a lot of people here underestimate how anal and weird law schools can be.  For instance, my school has a question on the application that requires the applicant to disclose any speeding tickets.  There were many people in my class who just glossed over that question and answered no.  During 1L, when it was brought to their attention, those students had to go in front of a board of professors/admins to explain why they deceived the school on their application.  An official letter was then placed in their file, which will also be submitted to the Bar.  Will any of this prevent them from passing the Character and Fitness?  Highly unlikely.  But it demonstrates just how messed up schools can be with certain things.

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Nope.  No study.  I just think it's ignorant to think that the 3 offenses will not have an impact on his chances. And I think if someone applies to, say, 15 school, he will get a ding or two he wouldn't have received without the alcohol stuff.

The Character and Fitness thing will be a female dog, though.  That's a given.  Which also makes law schools nervous.

I see.

Didn't mean to direct the ignorance comment toward you.  I was directing that to the folks that said there wouldn't be an issue if it's explained away properly.  You can talk until you're blue in the face, but if a school does not like what it sees, it won't matter what an addendum says.

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