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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1450 on: February 27, 2008, 01:43:39 PM »
If anyone is driving from Pittsburgh/Western PA for Michigan's April 3-5 ASW and doesn't mind taking a passenger/potential fellow classmate along, I'd appreciate a lift.  I'd be more than willing to split costs for gas and tolls, and can throw in a little extra for your time and trouble.  The drive is about 4.5 hours, which makes it much more convenient and cheaper than flying or a horrendous-sounding red-eye bus/train combo. This is just to organize a ride; once in Ann Arbor, we can go our separate ways.  PM me if interested.

edit: congrats on the Darrow, CA!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1451 on: February 27, 2008, 03:25:41 PM »
ooooh.....I totally want to do that mediation clinic Jolie!  Is it any good?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1452 on: February 27, 2008, 06:23:15 PM »
ooooh.....I totally want to do that mediation clinic Jolie!  Is it any good?

I really like it.  Nice to be using legal skills to solve conflicts rather than to prolong them.  It's great, too, because you go through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's General Civil Mediation training -- it's a certificate program that qualifies you to get on the court roster as a mediator.  It would cost a few grand to do it on our own...tuition dollahs at work.

How do you do all of the *&^% that you do?  Are most Michigan students this way?!


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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1453 on: February 27, 2008, 06:25:27 PM »
Hello all. Just got the Darrow today so I'll be seeing you next year. Woo-hoo!
Woohoo indeed, congrats!

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1454 on: February 28, 2008, 11:40:16 AM »
Just registered for the April ASW.

I'll be at the April ASW as well!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1455 on: February 28, 2008, 04:09:34 PM »
I was looking at NALP and it looked like all the good paying legal jobs were for corporate, real estate, contracts, IP, etc. Is that the way its gonna be?? No ideological environmental, privacy, etc. type stuff if you want $$$?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1456 on: February 28, 2008, 04:31:36 PM »
Arriving 10:50am Thursday at DTW, I'll be renting a car.  If someone wants to hitch a ride, let me know.

Flight leaving 5:35pm Saturday from DTW.  Same deal.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1457 on: February 28, 2008, 06:48:12 PM »
I was looking at NALP and it looked like all the good paying legal jobs were for corporate, real estate, contracts, IP, etc. Is that the way its gonna be?? No ideological environmental, privacy, etc. type stuff if you want $$$?

There are environmental attorneys at our firm, but they represent the big companies. 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1458 on: February 28, 2008, 09:37:27 PM »
whoops....March

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1459 on: February 28, 2008, 10:17:03 PM »
I was looking at NALP and it looked like all the good paying legal jobs were for corporate, real estate, contracts, IP, etc. Is that the way its gonna be?? No ideological environmental, privacy, etc. type stuff if you want $$$?

There are environmental attorneys at our firm, but they represent the big companies. 

Ha, Tetris, is this surprising? That people representing the little guy don't have buckets of cash to shell out on somebody whose capacity for useful legal analysis consists of 6 months of reading old cases and racing through legal practice assignments at the last minute?

ETA: Most of the places I'm assuming you have in mind don't even qualify as 'good paying legal jobs' once you've received your JD.  In general, if you want to save the world, you get an SFF grant and don't save any money.