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Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:37:45 PM »
I went to a tiny liberal arts school and 60% of my graduating class went on to grad school.  Our polisci program sent seven students to law school (that I am aware of):

Student 1

Stats: ~4.0 / ~172
Law school: Harvard
Law school grades: "Good"
1L summer: 1/2 US Attorney's office, 1/2 abroad with relatively prestigious non-profit group
2L summer: 1/2 V10, 1/2 V50 - both NYC
Future plans: Hates firm life, clerk+gov/prof

Student 2

Stats: ~3.9 / 164, URM
Law school: Chicago
Law school grades: "not a great 1L, improving"
1L summer: 1/2 State Supreme Court intern, 1/2 lesser federal district intern
2L summer: Full summer at regional market paying firm with insurance/construction group - in Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Will accept offer if given, seems slightly bitter about firm prestige, but otherwise enjoys working within the firm environment - not particularly interested in interviewing "ever again"

Student 3

Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon

Student 4

Stats: ~3.8 / 162
Law school: Notre Dame
Law school grades: "Pretty good"
1L summer: 1/2 DOJ internship, 1/2 RA + summer class
2L summer: V100, litigation group in Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Mostly happy with firm, will return with an offer - will attempt to clerk

Student 5

Stats: ~3.6 / 169
Law school: Tulane
Law school grades: "Good"
1L summer: US Attorney's office
2L summer: Regional market paying firm, litigation group - Houston/Dallas
Future plans: Will return with an offer

Student 6

Stats: ~3.5 / 164
Law school: Tulane
Law school grades: Median
1L summer: Somewhere between small and medium sized firm, litigation group - Dallas
2L summer: Same
Future plans: Will return with an offer

Student 7

Stats: ~3.2 / 158
Law school: Texas Tech
Law school grades: "fine"
1L summer: Part time at a local firm, class
2L summer: Intern at small town prosecutor's office
Future plans: DA/PD

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 02:53:05 PM »
This is cool, thanks.
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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 05:54:54 PM »
I agree- very cool.  If anyone else has anything to share, please do so.
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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 04:32:31 PM »
cool info, random, but cool. did you just call these peeps out of the blue?

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 03:00:09 PM »
cool info, random, but cool. did you just call these peeps out of the blue?

We all gchat/facebook somewhat often.

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009, 01:58:12 AM »
This is interesting...also heartening (perhaps) to see that no one lists "living out of a box." So far.

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 06:50:17 AM »
Owch! How can this person even pay their student loan payments and rent? Do a lot of lawyers have to start out at that level of work? Its better than burgerking though I guess.


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Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 12:00:28 PM »
Owch! How can this person even pay their student loan payments and rent? Do a lot of lawyers have to start out at that level of work? Its better than burgerking though I guess.


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nt 3
Stats: ~3.7 / 168
Law School: UTex
Law school grades: "median"
1L summer: Legal aid nonprofit
2L summer: 1/2 Small firm for "like $12 an hour", 1/2 at different legal aid nonprofit
Future plans: Wants market, will be mass mailing again soon

They're all still in law school.
Quote from: Tim Mitchell
You could leave a cardboard cutout of Erik Estrada at the front counter and I guarantee you no one would ever know the difference.
Not so much because you resemble Erik Estrada, more so because you have the personality of cardboard.

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 08:38:14 PM »
Student 8

Stats: 4.02 / 172
Law school: HLS
Law school grades: "fine to good"
1L summer: Federal court of appeals intern, RA for professor.
2L summer: Biglaw in DC @ market.
Future plans: Biglaw in DC (has offer), will likely also do a federal appellate clerkship.
HLS 2010

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Re: Two Years Later - Real Life Law Students
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 01:09:18 PM »
Results gained by HLS grads are NOT TYPICAL!  Having "fine" grades at my law school will lead directly to post-graduate unemployment in this market.