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I'm also firm buddies with you two.  But in the general sense that I will be working at a firm.  ITE, I guess it's a good a fraternity as any.

Do 2Ls have any tips about getting offers?  I'm not that worried, but I would like to sharpen my Westlaw skills or something if it helps.

Just don't be a weirdo; even ITE it goes a long way.

Oh yeah, and learn how to bluebook. One of my fellow summers didn't know what bluebooking was (apparently at some schools they use something completely different) and the partner who gave her the first assignment was a little pissed with her citations.
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Can you elaborate on the wierdo comment?

I plan to be myself.  But I mean the nicer myself, the person who carefully reads body language and says nothing but nice things.

Should I learn about how to do a 50 state survey or any of that?

Also, they offered 11 weeks, but the Chicago schedule cuts into it.  I thought they would be willing to extend it at the back end but they were evasive about it.  (Bad sign?)  Can I take exams early?  Every day on campus is literally taking hundreds of $ out of my pocket.

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Can you elaborate on the wierdo comment?

I plan to be myself.  But I mean the nicer myself, the person who carefully reads body language and says nothing but nice things.

Should I learn about how to do a 50 state survey or any of that?

Also, they offered 11 weeks, but the Chicago schedule cuts into it.  I thought they would be willing to extend it at the back end but they were evasive about it.  (Bad sign?)  Can I take exams early?  Every day on campus is literally taking hundreds of $ out of my pocket.

To get an extra week on the front end, plenty of people schedule their 2L spring quarter so that they'd have no exams. It's usually done w/ a mix of seminars with papers, pre-trial, accounting over spring break, and taking a low # of credits.

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Can you elaborate on the wierdo comment?

I plan to be myself.  But I mean the nicer myself, the person who carefully reads body language and says nothing but nice things.

Should I learn about how to do a 50 state survey or any of that?

Also, they offered 11 weeks, but the Chicago schedule cuts into it.  I thought they would be willing to extend it at the back end but they were evasive about it.  (Bad sign?)  Can I take exams early?  Every day on campus is literally taking hundreds of $ out of my pocket.


I did exactly what Reaching suggested last year AND actually skipped the last week of classes so that I could start 2 weeks before everyone else. I took 9 credits - spring break accounting (3), take-home exam class (3) and paper class (3) - and managed to get 11 weeks in when I otherwise would have only gotten 9.

Def don't worry about 50 state surveys or any of that stuff (I think you're kidding, right?) and as far as don't be a weirdo... I didn't think this comment was specific to you because they liked you enough to hire you so they must think you're okay, but I've seen a number of situations where people get TOO comfortable after being at a firm (or anything for this matter) after a month or two and they let their interview guard down and start getting too comfortable somewhere. So don't do that and you'll likely be fine.

If your firm is only going to offer 50% of people, there's not much you can do in the way of advance prep to be one of those 50%, it will likely come in the form of performance and interactions this summer in intangible ways that you probably can't even recognize.
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just checking in to remind everyone that i hate this thread.

carry on.

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what is legal profession: shades of gray?  Should I take it now or as a 3L?  I'm looking for a blow-off class, because my other three are Admin, Corporations, and Evidence.

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definitely an easy class (or so I've heard - I'm taking it next quarter). take it now and get it out of the way.
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Will not taking Corporations as a 2L disadvantage me at my summer job?  I'm hoping to do a range of assignments: some corp, a lot of Lit, et cetera.

Henderson's Corporations and Advanced Legal Research are at the same time.   :-[

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Ben-Shahar is already doing Insurance?

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Uneventful.  We've been through the drill.  I think I can pull decent grades in Tax and T&E.  Accounting is open book, no computer.

I went to a bar in the hipster area of Pilsen the other night.  Good times.