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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU Sticker v Duke$
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:33:27 PM »
I'm a current law student and I agree with what the others have said. My 2 cents is that minimizing debt should be a sizable consideration when you have the option to choose between two such high caliber schools. I would add that where you feel comfortable is really important too because the stress of law school is big enough as is. So living in a place you would enjoy for three years is pretty important!

Job Search / 3L Job Search
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:31:17 PM »
Hi guys!

With the advice and help of you wonderful people, I finished my 2L year successfully! Working my summer position in-house and now starting to think about 3L Post Grad job search. Any advice or approach to it? I realize in-house doesn't yield to job offer like summer associate positions would.

Thanks all!

Thanks! So I'm getting my grades slowly and surely, but I'm pretty sure I passed all my classes (B+, A-, CR, CR). I ended up using my C/NC on one of the classes.

Yea I'm going to use a C/NC next year and then take a handful of Non-GPA classes. I'm already using a C/NC this semester so that I can work on my thesis thing and not worry about my scholarships

That's a fair point on graduating early and its flaws. Incidentally, I did take two summer classes in 1L summer but that was so I can have room to do clinics in 3L year. It never occurred to me to graduate early.

A lot of people save their for credit clinics and internships until the final year for that reason
some get lucky and roll into jobs (even if unpaid) that let them stay on while in bar prep and waiting on bar results too
just a thought

That's a good idea. I was thinking of doing clinics, working, and using some Credit/No Credit classes?

Job Search / Re: 2L Summer Job Offers - Choosing One - Advice?
« on: February 28, 2016, 09:33:45 PM »
Thanks guys!

Job Search / Re: 2L Summer Job Offers - Choosing One - Advice?
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:56:13 AM »
Basically, I'm concerned about whether or not I should hedge my bets on this unofficial possible post-grad employment chance. Because if hedging my bets on that is unrealistic (as some people say hiring decisions are usually hinging on bar results these days) then I'm not as certain about the appeal of one versus another.

Job Search / Re: Testing Period
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:53:49 AM »
Thanks all!

So to shed some light on this mystery. I am working for this firm currently on a small part-time basis. The testing period turned out to be just the first day basically. They just wanted to see if I'm a good fit like you all said. So far the experience is good, but I'm definitely still searching for 2L summer opportunities. I actually got 2 offers today and I would love all of your advice on that. I started a separate topic for that one though.

Thanks all!

Job Search / 2L Summer Job Offers - Choosing One - Advice?
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:47:27 AM »
Hi guys!

Hope you're all well! I am back for more of your wonderful advice! This time with some positive news! :)

Recently, I was offered 2 jobs both in in-house settings.

Job Offer #1 features:
•   Part-time work schedule during school year from now until graduation (at least that’s what they’re saying they would like, but obviously subject to CA’s at-will termination as most jobs seem to be these days)
•   Full time for 2L summer. (40 hrs/week)
•   Rate is $18/hour.
•   A chance of post-grad employment as their current attorneys are getting ready for retirement and the hiring attorney recently hired a few brand new law school grads as new attorneys.

Job Offer #2 features:
•   Full time for 2L summer.
•   No extension into school year and no post-grad employment offer
•   Rate is $36/hour for 12 weeks.

What do you think? Which one would you choose if it were you? And would the name and reputation of the organizations/companies affect your decision significantly? My concern is post-grad employment, but at the same time I wouldn’t want to take a lower paid job if the post-grad employment opportunity is more of a carrot on a stick situation as the post-grad employment offer is obviously not set in stone or on paper at this point. I am working for a small firm currently on a part-time basis as well. Nothing too significant. 10-12 hours a week, but good experience so far.

Thanks all! I have to get back to them by Friday so would really love to hear from you guys before then!


Thanks in advance for your thought!

Job Search / Re: Testing Period
« on: January 30, 2016, 10:22:56 PM »
I have an internship thing. Not really sure if it's considered a gig especially with this testing period thing as it's sounding like I have to prove myself before they'll hire me based on what I'm hearing here? Not a big full blown summer associate gig or anything like that though if that's what you were wondering.

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