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Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2007, 01:37:34 PM »
I work as a paralegal at a top DC firm.  In Dec. of my senior year I sent my resume to every firm in the Vault 50.  Mind you, I went to the third best school in DC, but I had interviews at 25 of the top 50 firms.  I would have had more had I not already accepted a position at my current firm.  I have no practical skills, but I didn't whine about it. I am convinced that anyone can get these jobs.  I had no family connections either. My firm has no two year commitment, although I am staying for two years, and they give me 15k towards my first year law school tuition upon leaving.  Partners have told me they want me to come back and I plan on doing my 1L summer here. I make over 50k per year and don't work that much overtime. Bottom line is, if you don't have a job out of undergrad, no matter what your major is, it is your fault, not your school's, not your major's. 

The pay for paralegals in DC is amazing.  I had a friend who spent a couple of years making 90K as a paralegal out there.

100% correct.  My practice area is not that busy.  Friends at Covington and Wilmer regularly pull all nighters and more than doubled their starting salary.

Yea.  This guy was going to San Fran on a regular basis.  Anyways, he decided lawyering wasn't for him.

Yes, it has that added bonus of showing you exactly what kind of crap you can expect to be doing in 3 years. Me; I like it.

Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2007, 01:49:23 PM »
it would appear that i put the nail in the coffin that is this thread.

Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2007, 01:51:00 PM »
Probably been said somewhere in here, but why not jsut be a paralegal?

How would you do that?  (Serious.)

To apply for a legal assistant position, send your resume and cover letter to: 

Rachelle A. Granada
Recruiting Coordinator
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Worldwide Plaza
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-7475
staffrecruit@cravath.com

Just go to whatever firm website you want at look at the "careers" section.

Does your mom still cut your steak for you?

I just sent it out.  I'll give them a follow-up call on Tuesday.

Don't apply to one firm.  Apply to one hundred.

Where can I find "one hundred"?

are you serious?  you are applying to law school and don't know where you can locate a list of 100 firms? i am not making fun of you, i am simply amazed. 

www.vault.com
www.amlaw.com
www.nalp.org

Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2007, 01:52:28 PM »
this guy usually has the lists too.

http://www.bmacewen.com/blog/

Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2007, 01:57:07 PM »
I wish I'd taken a less practical major and maybe gotten a higher GPA.

Re: Liberal Arts Majors: Any Regrets?
« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2007, 02:49:44 PM »
Probably been said somewhere in here, but why not jsut be a paralegal?

How would you do that?  (Serious.)

To apply for a legal assistant position, send your resume and cover letter to: 

Rachelle A. Granada
Recruiting Coordinator
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Worldwide Plaza
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-7475
staffrecruit@cravath.com

Just go to whatever firm website you want at look at the "careers" section.

Does your mom still cut your steak for you?

I just sent it out.  I'll give them a follow-up call on Tuesday.

Don't apply to one firm.  Apply to one hundred.

Where can I find "one hundred"?

are you serious?  you are applying to law school and don't know where you can locate a list of 100 firms? i am not making fun of you, i am simply amazed. 

www.vault.com
www.amlaw.com
www.nalp.org

Wallace doesn't know how to use google.  I'll add one:
http://www.martindale.com/