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Current Law Students / Re: Hey Ladies . . . Where do you buy your suits?
« on: January 31, 2009, 06:01:35 AM »
I tend to buy from Ann Taylor, Banana, or a couple boutiques in my town. Brooks Brothers' women's line is also great, but admittedly pricey.
One word of advice: please buy wool suits. They cost probably 25% more than polyester blends, but the difference shows, both in how the suit drapes on you and how long it lasts. I'm not saying go blow a grand on a designer suit, but buy for quality. I can spot cheap polyester a mile away.

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Felton was probably a very nice guy, but it's the SEC. you underperform long enough, you're gonna get canned, niceness aside. I thought Tubberville and Croom were nice guys, too. I'm sure all three of them got favorable severance packages.

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Your first step is to call your student loan lender and request a loan forbearance. So long as you're out of work, you can extend for up to 2 yrs. Best of luck to you, hang in there.

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Though you may not be guaranteed biglaw at your school, you should consider transferring after 1L to a school in the mid to upper t1 (particularly if you qualify for instate tuition at any of them). That will likely increase your chances of getting the big job.

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I'm a 3L near the top of my class, and for the most part I've absolutely no correlation between grades and my feelings about how I performed on an exam. Some the classes I thought I bombed, I got A's. Some classes I thought I booked, and rocked the B+. I don't believe that grades are arbitrary, just that it's hard to predict how you will perform, particularly as a 1L.

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Job Search / Re: are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 27, 2008, 05:29:13 AM »
I also suggest Friday morning if possible. Everyone will be mentally checked out by 4 on Friday afternoon (presumably, including you).

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Current Law Students / Re: SA Offer Status?
« on: August 23, 2008, 08:18:27 AM »
Craven, ouch! Sorry to hear it. Based on your previous comments, we might have been at the same firm last summer :(

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Job Search / Re: Callback Questions--any info/advice welcome
« on: August 19, 2008, 12:20:38 PM »
definitely not. I started callbacks in early September and continued them through beginning of October. Some schools don't even start OCI until early September.

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Job Search / Re: Callback Questions--any info/advice welcome
« on: August 19, 2008, 09:15:33 AM »
I'm not sure I'd believe anything in Law School Confidential at this point... Particularly not when you've got lots of other useful and relevant sources of info available, including older students and career services.

Maybe I'm not understanding you guys' question, but are you asking whether, once you receive a callback offer, it's better to schedule it earlier rather than later?

The answer is almost certainly no. Big law firms are very good at planning recruitment numbers, and they will not be offering you a callback unless they are seriously interested in hiring you. You're not going to "lose your spot" simply because you interviewed last.

Some firms may do offers on a rolling basis, I really don't know. But even if they do, there's no need to worry. Again, they've planned it out and are interviewing the correct number of people based on their usual acceptance rates.  You are "accounted for," so to speak, and you're not going to fall through the cracks.

Law School Confidential's take on this is completely opposite.  It said that it's almost exactly like rolling admissions, since hiring committees will be meeting weekly or biweekly throughout the semester and making offers after each meeting.  Will you automatically lose your spot if you interview late?  Of course not.  But if its like law school admissions, borderline candidates have a much better chance of getting an offer at the beginning of the semester when there are a lot more spots available.

Just a different perspective for us 2L's to consider...

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Probably not better-- the best schools (Virginia being the exception) don't prescreen their candidates. These are the schools where the firm is likely to give a greater percentage of candidates callbacks. At lesser-ranked schools where firms can prescreen, they'll typically give less callbacks overall, so your chances aren't good when you're competing against people with similar numbers and resumes.

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