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Job Search / Re: skadden or latham
« on: November 17, 2007, 11:15:45 PM »
I'm going to Latham next summer.  I didn't look into Skadden because they didn't have the location I wanted, but I have talked at length with a guy I know who spent last summer at Skadden and I've also done the same w/ a guy who spent last summer at Latham.  They both raved about their firms and both are returning as associates next year.  As you know, the two firms are very similar in many respects (namely they are HUGE V10 firms).  The compensation, QOL, work, prestige, exit options, etc. are going to be very similar for both.  I would say pick the one where you liked the people the most (which probably doesn't help much).

FWIW, after doing my callback w/ Latham and getting an offer I cancelled a callback at a V5 firm and turned down my other offers because I knew Latham was where I wanted to be.  Everyone I met there was really friendly/personable and from everything I've read it seems like Latham is probably the best bet as far as overall job satisfication goes for a V10 firm.  Also, for me a very big draw was the 2-year unassigned program.  I know at the Latham office I'm going to they had 15 SAs this past summer and a number of them split with other firms.  They extended offers to all 15 and all 15 have accepted.  To me that says a lot.  Good luck w/ your decision.

Current Law Students / Re: Essay exam, really?
« on: November 14, 2007, 08:12:51 PM »
Oh I get it

Current Law Students / Re: Presidential Hopeful ...
« on: November 13, 2007, 07:48:11 AM »
I like how the OP of this thread still only has one post.

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for succeeding on my Torts final?
« on: November 12, 2007, 10:10:39 PM »
My advice: if your professor cares about them, don't overlook policy issues.

Current Law Students / Re: Contracts charts
« on: November 12, 2007, 10:08:08 PM »
Here's the Table of Contents from my K Outline FWIW

1)   Offer   2
2)   Acceptance   3
3)   Consideration   4

1)   Parol Evidence Rule   6
2)   UCC Gap Fillers   7
3)   Battle of the Forms   7
4)   Express Conditions   8
5)   Modifications   8
6)   Waiver   8
7)   Statute of Frauds   8
8)   Warranties   9

1)   Third Party Beneficiaries   10
2)   Assignments   10
3)   Delegation   10
4)   Both (Assignment and Delegation)   10
5)   Warranties   11
6)   Modifications/Recisions   11

1)   Timing of Performance/Breach   11
2)   Ability to Perform   11
3)   Material Breach   11
4)   Substantial Performance   12
5)   Anticipatory Repudiation   12

1)   Types of Remedies   13
2)   Formulas   14
3)   Limitations   15

1)   Impracticability   16
2)   New Agreements   17

1)   Mistake   17
2)   Non-Disclosure   18
3)   Good Faith   18

Current Law Students / Re: in class exams v. take home exams
« on: November 12, 2007, 10:01:07 PM »
Why do it with in 3 hours when you could do it with in 72?

Current Law Students / Re: Essay exam, really?
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:59:34 PM »
People will believe you more if you post a non-flame thread once in awhile.

Job Search / Re: memoir on the resume
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:52:21 PM »
I would put it on your resume half a dozen times, disguised as relevant information.

I wouldn't say this is mean, really - just pointing out that you spam these boards like crazy.  It's frustrating to open a thread hoping to find something useful only to find blog links.  I think people would be much more into your blog if you posted like a normal poster on here and just had your name as your advertising, but instead essentially every post is blogspam.  For example, it seems overwhelmingly likely that you've already decided whether or not your memoirs are on your resume and you really don't care what anybody has to say on the issue, but rather just wanted to use this post to advertise your book and blog.

Current Law Students / Re: Where do you study?
« on: November 12, 2007, 01:25:58 PM »
If those hours don't work then you're studying too much.

Transferring / Re: GW-->t14?
« on: November 12, 2007, 01:24:17 PM »
IMO you'd be better off worrying about finals right now.  As someone else said, if you're able to transfer to a higher ranked school then you'd be just as marketable at your current school because you'd have solid grades.  There isn't a single firm you couldn't work at coming from GW if your grades are good enough (Wachtell would be unlikely, but still possible if you were first in your class w/ a solid resume).

You'll almost certainly be getting your job in the fall of your second year.  This means that even if you did transfer, firms would still be looking at your 1L grades in context of your 1L school.  You'll probably have a much better idea of if/where you want to transfer come next summer when you'd actually be applying.  Just my two cents.

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