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Ricephilx

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 01:27:57 PM »
Correct, we are looking for candidates who, among other criteria, have scored 167 on an official LSAT, and want part-time independent-contractor employment. 

I understand there is some confusion about the LSAT requirement.  An LSAT score correlates highly with the institution a student ends up attending, without excluding intelligent students who chose to attend lower tier schools.  Unlike a law firm, we do not gauge candidates on unquantifiables like social activities or law review involvement.       

If an applicant does not have this score or better, or is unsure of how to efficiently perform research tasks, we are unfortunately not accepting their applications at this time. 

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Will
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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 01:37:11 PM »
Correct, we are looking for candidates who, among other criteria, have scored 167 on an official LSAT, and want part-time independent-contractor employment. 

I understand there is some confusion about the LSAT requirement.  An LSAT score correlates highly with the institution a student ends up attending, without excluding intelligent students who chose to attend lower tier schools.  Unlike a law firm, we do not gauge candidates on unquantifiables like social activities or law review involvement.       

If an applicant does not have this score or better, or is unsure of how to efficiently perform research tasks, we are unfortunately not accepting their applications at this time. 

Best,

Will
acelawstudents@gmail.com

Susan B. Anthony

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 01:41:48 PM »
How many projects do you have, on average, a week? How many hours do these projects take?

How many firms are you working with?

How many students have you already suckered into violating the terms of their Lexis/Westlaw contracts for you hired?


Ricephilx

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 02:01:56 PM »
Susan B.,

No one should violate any agreements they have.  We recommend students use library textbooks that are available for public use.  But by the very nature of the independent contractor relationship, we MUST not tell students how to do their job.  To do so would violate the test applied by the IRS in classifying workers.   

We have 10 small firms signed up and waiting for our launch in 90 days.  We have no way of knowing how many projects they will submit.  This job isn't for students who need to make $x a week.  The cost of allowing students total flexibility is the predictable weekly paycheck.  This is for freelancers, with a freelancing mindset. 

The vast majority of the projects will be 3 hours or less. 

I'll be happy to answer any more questions.

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Will
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Bob Loblaw Esq.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 02:12:48 PM »
We recommend students use library textbooks that are available for public use. 


lol library textbooks.

don't worry client/firm x, based on the research conducted by a random discussion board poster using library textbooks, I am confident this is the manner in which you should proceed.

Ricephilx

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2009, 02:32:15 PM »
Bob,

You raise a good point.  Our clients will all be lawyers, who are ultimately responsible for what they do with the research or other work-product they receive from the students.  We will not be offering "legal advice".  Clients will have direct interaction with the students, guiding the project in the directions it needs to go. 

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Will
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Stole Your Nose!

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2009, 02:37:41 PM »
If you can't tell from the feedback, this is a bad idea.

Ricephilx

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2009, 02:49:01 PM »
Stole,

Happy to address any specific concerns you may have. 


IrrX,

Haha, I, um, discourage those at Cooley from applying. 



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Will

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2009, 04:53:15 PM »
I love that some moron from Rice is eliminating candidates based on LSAT.

You do realize that there very well may be students that are top of their class, that scored below a "167" and are going to work for top vault firms, right?

Your company is shooting itself in the foot by utilizing lsat scores.  Think about it.  Law firms don't use it when recruiting, why would you?  Especially when working for your company falls somewhere around "Ambulance chaser" on the prestige hierarchy.

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Re: Top Law Students Needed to Fill PT Positions -- 167 LSAT or Better
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2009, 05:21:57 PM »
DudeMan,

Thanks for your input. 

Yes, we realize we may be excluding a wide sector of bright, talented, ambitious students.  Unfortunately, the problem we face is we need a fair standard to compare candidates with high disparities of experience -- it is not that useful to rely on class rank when comparing a 1L to a 3L, for example.  Nor is it especially fair to have a predefined list of law schools, because very talented students go to "lesser" schools for any number of reasons. 

With respect to our prestige, that's not something we will ever worry about.  Our goal is to deliver top service to law firms at an affordable price, and provide a meaningful, flexible PT employment option for current law students. 

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Will