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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #280 on: November 24, 2006, 11:18:07 AM »
god, i hate law school
There is a thread for that.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #281 on: November 24, 2006, 11:18:14 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2006, 11:23:23 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

hehehe

oh, and another little nugget for you - - have a relative that knows someone on the supreme court.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #283 on: November 24, 2006, 11:26:26 AM »

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

lol. Gotta love advisors.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #284 on: November 24, 2006, 11:27:03 AM »
god, i hate law school

Why? The kids or the material?

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #285 on: November 24, 2006, 11:30:01 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

hehehe

oh, and another little nugget for you - - have a relative that knows someone on the supreme court.

Yea... If there were a democrat in the white house, I had a chance.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #286 on: November 24, 2006, 11:41:17 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

Hmm.  Recent graduates really do make far better advisors. 

Who'd have thunk it?

Academia, right? 

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #287 on: November 24, 2006, 11:42:57 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

Hmm.  Recent graduates really do make far better advisors. 

Who'd have thunk it?

Academia, right? 

Yea, academia for me, appellate litigation for a friend.  It certainly helps for both (golden ticket?), but is necessary for neither.  I think that COA clerkship is a prereq for appellate lit., but not necessarily for academia (many more ways to skin that cat). In any case, I'll probably go for a clerkship if I can.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #288 on: November 24, 2006, 11:49:25 AM »
Also, no repo-man for brains.

Sure. It goes by "BigLaw".

Alas, that's not in the cards, long term at least.

On the subject of post-grad employment, my adviser has some interesting advice.  For what I want to do, she said the best thing to do would be to get a supreme court clerkship.  Of course, I should get a feeder one first.  For that, incredible grades and law review would be expected.  Thanks adviser.  You're great.  She said the same thing to a classmate of mine who is interested in an entirely different field.

Hmm.  Recent graduates really do make far better advisors. 

Who'd have thunk it?

Academia, right? 

Yea, academia for me, appellate litigation for a friend.  It certainly helps for both (golden ticket?), but is necessary for neither.  I think that COA clerkship is a prereq for appellate lit., but not necessarily for academia (many more ways to skin that cat). In any case, I'll probably go for a clerkship if I can.

I don't know about appellate litigation, but my bro has a very interesting argument about why clerkships are overrated generally. 

The exceptions, of course, are academia and future federal judiciary. 

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #289 on: November 24, 2006, 11:54:01 AM »
I don't know about appellate litigation, but my bro has a very interesting argument about why clerkships are overrated generally. 

The exceptions, of course, are academia and future federal judiciary. 

My exposure leads me to believe that they're pretty important for a certain elite (er, elitist) segment of the public interest world as well.  It's difficult to get a job at a fancy impact litigation shop without either a great fellowship or a high-level clerkship.  About three-quarters of the lawyers at my old office, for instance, had either a Skadden or similar (we have a dedicated fellowship with another V100) or a CoA/SCOTUS clerkship (if not both).