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How does living arrangement work when you split the summer? Get an apartment for 6 week?  Did you get those two jobs through OCI?  Still any doubt about your decision of choosing Boalt?

as a 1L i worked at a legal aid organization and did immigration law. this summer i will be working at a top biglaw firm in atlanta for the first 6 weeks (in real estate group) and then i'll be going to the firm with the premiere immigration group in the south in dallas.

Ruskiegirl, I thought you want to work in Tampa?  What happened?  What kind of law are you ultimately be interested in?

Tampa isn't even a secondary market.  I feel like I would get better training at a top firm in a major market.  I may go to Florida eventually, but at this point it was not the best decision for me. 

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as a 1L i worked at a legal aid organization and did immigration law. this summer i will be working at a top biglaw firm in atlanta for the first 6 weeks (in real estate group) and then i'll be going to the firm with the premiere immigration group in the south in dallas.

Ruskiegirl, I thought you want to work in Tampa?  What happened?  What kind of law are you ultimately be interested in?

1033
1Ls who have you been spamming?  who is showing you love (interviews, grade requests, kind dings)?
etc

I am a 1L.  I got an offer a couple of minutes after the interview through email. They didn't ask for grades or anything (I didn't have grades anyways).  It's a small firm with a less than 30 employees in total. The pay is "eh", but definately better than working for GAP, "study abroad", volunteering, or just simply doing nothing, not to mention the experience one will gain.

I still have some more interviews to go through (now, much less pressure though and more bargain power). 

I guess if you are not expecting a $2000/week summer job, the 1L summer job hunt is not that bad after all. 

1034
I thought there are tons of law school students here.

1035

Any surprises?  Any expected A turn into a C or vice versa? 

1036
General Off-Topic Board / Re: Got Grades?
« on: January 06, 2006, 09:25:53 AM »
What's usual?  Bs or Cs? 

Mine are  the usual

1037
General Off-Topic Board / Got Grades?
« on: January 06, 2006, 09:23:29 AM »
You guys got your grades back yet?  If so, how did you all do? 

1038
Where should I go next fall? / Re: 151 LSAT any legit shot at top 100
« on: January 04, 2006, 11:39:45 AM »
University of Arkansas is not as easy to get into as prior years.  According to someone I know, their current minimum index number is 200 for instate and 205 for out state. The calculation for the index number is LSAT + (13.4 X GPA).  They will take few who don't meet the requirement such as URM (Blacks, Hispancis, and Native Americans).  Otherwise, with a 3.3, you need 156 LSAT, unless you have something extra such as "special" work experience, life experience, etc.

You are probably right that they might crack top 100 again...I heard that their new building is almost complete.  Plus, their tuition is one of the lowest in the country.

I say your best chance for a school that is around the top 100 is Arkansas-Fayetteville.  I know they were not ranked in the top 100 this year, but they were in the top 100 the previous two years (this may be beneficial to you because less people may apply here since they missed the top 100 this year, but I bet they will be back in the top 100 next year...I am saying this and am not a student at Arkansas).  Arkansas takes students with a little lower LSAT.  Actually, I know someone that made their cut a couple years ago with a 147 LSAT (however, he had extremely high grades), but I think they may have raised it to around 150 now.  Just a thought, good luck.  You can always go to a Tier 3 or 4 school your first year and then transfer to a top 100 law school.  If you are in the top 20 percent at a law school it is not hard to transfer to a top 100 law school (especially Tier 2).  I have several friends that transferred from lower law schools to top law schools, it is easier than many people claim.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 151 LSAT any legit shot at top 100
« on: January 03, 2006, 05:07:34 PM »
One of the BEST reasons not wanting to attend a Tier 4 law school or about 30-50% of the Tier 3 law schools is they weed out people, sometimes as high as 50% of its students (Cooley) and 10-15% is not uncommon. 

You don't want to give up your current job (or job search), spent a year of your life and be in debt and walk away with nothing.  By attending a Tier 4 law school or 30-50% of the Tier 3 law schools, you risk of being one of those 10-15% of weed-out students.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 151 LSAT any legit shot at top 100
« on: January 03, 2006, 10:26:24 AM »
You should apply to Case Western, University of Arkansas, and Baylor, they are all free application if you do it right.

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