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John Blackthorne

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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #240 on: July 19, 2007, 08:26:06 PM »

I'm a dumbass when it comes to networking. Got any tips on how to meet some lawyers, etc. who will talk to you?

if you go to a good LS, they'll be so many recruiting events it will be unavoidable.

I'm already worrying about these things ... wtf do you do/ say at them?

get shitfaced and ask female attorneys if they have seen your "new watch."





you mingle and talk to people.
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« Reply #241 on: July 20, 2007, 10:08:40 AM »

I'm a dumbass when it comes to networking. Got any tips on how to meet some lawyers, etc. who will talk to you?

if you go to a good LS, they'll be so many recruiting events it will be unavoidable.

I'm already worrying about these things ... wtf do you do/ say at them?

get shitfaced and ask female attorneys if they have seen your "new watch."





you mingle and talk to people.

Your sig is the best nutshell description of law school I've ever read.  Fortunately for me, I love pie.
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« Reply #242 on: July 23, 2007, 08:27:51 PM »

if you go to a good LS, they'll be so many recruiting events it will be unavoidable.

I'm already worrying about these things ... wtf do you do/ say at them?

nothing to worry about.  i did a bunch of research on the firm the first time i went to one... and it was TOTALLY unnecessary.  most of the lawyers just want the free food and drink, too.  :D 

but seriously, i did try to find out a bit about each firm before i got too wasted.  i asked about hours (since you really can't do that during oci), what types of cases they were working on, how soon they were able to do stuff like taking depositions (as opposed to doc review), why they choose that firm over others, did they work on pro bono projects (and could they bill that time), and about the structure of the firm--how work's assigned, and whether you move around in different departments as a summer associate there.

most people didn't do any of this.... the lawyers were mostly penn grads, so a lot of them would just reminisce about law school.  some people avoided the lawyers altogether and just drank. 

basically, you'll get what you want to out of the experience, but no way is there anything to be nervous about.   :)

as to matthies: yes, if you go to a lower-ranked school, or have sucky grades, then you'll want to join the ABA and your local bar association.  i'm a member of mine, and i have spoken to a lot of practicing attorneys by going to events.  i probably won't be practicing in philly, tho, so it really doesn't matter as far as getting a job.   like the vast majority of my classmates, i will be getting my job though oci.
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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #243 on: July 27, 2007, 06:55:57 PM »
i have a general question about the 1l summer job search: If I've narrowed down my cities of interest to 4. 2 in one area and 2 in another is this reasonable? I plan on going to whichever area I get the sweetest job offer and then continuing there the 2l summer unless I have a serious problem living there 1l summer. Do firms have anyway of finding out if you applied to multiple different areas? ( 2 of my chosen cities are southern, 2 are northern)

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« Reply #244 on: August 07, 2007, 04:08:59 PM »
as the summer winds down, care to share your experiences?
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Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« Reply #245 on: August 08, 2007, 05:05:57 AM »
It's over.  So so so glad not to be doing divorce/custody disputes anymore.
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« Reply #246 on: August 08, 2007, 06:46:15 AM »
It's over.  So so so glad not to be doing divorce/custody disputes anymore.

why?
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« Reply #247 on: August 08, 2007, 09:02:01 AM »
then you wont need to read her reply.

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« Reply #248 on: August 08, 2007, 09:09:52 AM »
which was?
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« Reply #249 on: August 08, 2007, 11:58:02 AM »
Nothing changes for me because I'll still be working for the same place, but the interviewing has begun.  And I just got my first callback interview!  ;D