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Ricephilx

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We are a legal services startup founded by two recent Rice graduates -- and we need smart, ambitious PT associates!

This position requires you to help small law firms with research/writing projects or other support tasks -- typical Summer Associate tasks, or even simpler.  You can work from anywhere in the world, as many or as few hours a day as you want -- you just log onto our website, and projects will be waiting for you.  And you get to pick the ones you want to work on!   

Not only will you get paid $25 an hour, but it's an opportunity to build a portfolio of projects, make contacts with firms, and explore different areas of the law.   

You will be an independent contractor and will have to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Here's specifically what we are looking for:

-167 LSAT or better*
-Law firm experience*
-You don't mind competing with others for projects (first come, first serve)
-Availability* (School-year? Summers? Post-graduation?)


Please include descriptions of the * items in the body of your email.  Attach CV. acelawstudents@gmail.com

Stole Your Nose!

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 11:35:02 PM »
Are you guys providing Westlaw/Lexis or just hoping to leach off of the school contracts?

And the fact that you are using LSAT and not requesting GPA or school is just bizarre.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 01:43:58 AM »
Sounds (major inference?) like an interesting business model. Clearly it's for free research, but why not if small firms do it? Not much of a difference between telecommuting and regular business for research as far as I'm concerned. That said, you know you're a major geek when you read this and are immediately interested in seeing the web platform...maybe I shouldn't be in law school!
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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 06:32:19 AM »
i am not sure which is more humorous, the lsat score requirement or "advertising" on lsd. 

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 10:33:31 AM »
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Clearly it's for free research, but why not if small firms do it?

Because the students can wind up stuck with a ridiculous Westlaw/Lexis bill? Read the contract on the web, and I know for a fact it happens.  I imagine also the company could get sued if that's part of the business plan.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 11:10:31 AM »
Thanks for the replies. 

First of all, we are a startup and make no claims to the pretensions of the traditional law industry.  For this reason, we will advertise here, there and everywhere. 

We do request your CV, which we would hope includes your school attended and GPA.  LSAT, though, is our first-pass sorting mechanism. 

In respect to Lexis/Westlaw, we hope that no one breaks any preexisting contracts they have.  As independent contractors, our associates will be responsible for the means and methods they choose to utilize in completing projects.  This means we do not tell them how to do their job.

Please feel free to present your additional concerns and questions!

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 11:40:08 AM »
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In respect to Lexis/Westlaw, we hope that no one breaks any preexisting contracts they have.  As independent contractors, our associates will be responsible for the means and methods they choose to utilize in completing projects.

Hahaha. This is unbelievably disingenuous.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 12:33:50 PM »

First of all, we are a startup and make no claims to the pretensions of the traditional law industry.  For this reason, we will advertise here, there and everywhere. 


lets be honest, the pretentiousness of your flame firm firm is the least of your worries.  its not humorous that anyone would solicit work on lsd based on the pretensions of the traditional law industry.  what is humorous is the thought of the type of candidate that would actually respond with interest to your post.


We do request your CV, which we would hope includes your school attended and GPA.  LSAT, though, is our first-pass sorting mechanism. 


of course, because anyone with below a 167 would obviously not be qualified.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 12:58:48 PM »
It's hilarious that they want the LSAT score.  Honestly, it likely goes to show that these aren't even lawyers doing recruiting since they obviously know how WORTHLESS the LSAT score is once you get in law school (and this is coming from someone that meets their stupid requirement for scores).

How lame.  Troll.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 01:23:12 PM »
What's the median LSAT at Rice?
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