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Current Law Students / Job Fair--A good thing to try?
« on: August 11, 2007, 09:27:42 PM »
I am wondering whether there is someone out there who knows about job fair? How good it is? Does it really help? Thank you guys!

Current Law Students / Re: Oil and Gas?
« on: April 10, 2007, 07:09:25 PM »
Thank you, Felson, do you think tax is a necessary course for every law student? How about bankruptcy?

Current Law Students / Re: Oil and Gas?
« on: April 08, 2007, 09:01:49 AM »
Thank you all!  I really highly appreciate the inputs and thoughts, my basic concern is actually what is priority between taking fewer courses with high GPA or more practical courses for future job prospect. I am intending to take new york bar exam, and I found out there are many practical areas such as securities regulation, bankruptcy etc. Are those courses learned at school necessary or at least favorable to potential employer in New york? Or the gpa rank is much more important and I can study those areas of law after I get employed? In another word, is it highly possible that I can get hired with excellent grade but without taking relevant courses in that area of law? I know the best one is to get both good grades and taking all relevant practical courses that are favorable for job market, but if i have to choose, which is priority? Thank you a lot. Looking forward to further advice!

Current Law Students / Re: Oil and Gas?
« on: April 05, 2007, 08:41:51 PM »
I meant the georgraphic location of my future job. But I am also concerned with choosing a correct course in my third year. Many factors pop up for me to balance, but without sufficient knowledge and experience, I have no idea to make a decision.

Factors are:
1) I would like to choose courses with less reading assignments
2) I don't know whether international law will be worthy to concentrate on because I have limited credits left for third year, and some people told me they found out that there is no such international law practice after graduation
3) Some areas of law are locally oriented, such as oil and gas, mainly litigated in the center of the country
4) Don't know whether I should choose course only for the purpose of bar exam.

Thank you for your input and any advice.

Current Law Students / Oil and Gas?
« on: April 03, 2007, 08:54:53 PM »
Will this course confine my future practice area to oil and gas area, such as the central of the states?  Thanks!

I am assuming when you say you want a BIGLAW job you mean you want a big paycheck.  I mean who cares what firm you work for?  Bottom line is this:  At some point you are going to have to stand out.  Your first chance is the LSAT.  Second chance is in law school.  Last chance is when you are actually working.  Now if you did great on the LSAT, great in law school, chances are you know what you are doing.
Nobody is going to hand you a good job because you "work hard" and "you really want it" or "you spent all your time studying on the weekends", etc.  If you go to a lower ranked school and get a job at a medium or small firm then you will have to excel here at some point.  However, if someone blows up at this stage... why would you go take an associate job at a big firm for 150k a year and work 70 hrs a week?  Chances are you can make more money staying where you are and continuing your successful record.
So don't think that only attorneys in big firms are making a lot of money.  I know personal injury lawyers who went to schools that are now non-existent and make 500k+ a year, but I also know T4 grads that are grinding it out doing Doc Review.
In the end, it comes down to if you are good at what you do.  The schooling part will just end up speeding up your success or slowing it down.  I also think it is worth noting that those who did better academically (LSAT, law school gpa) are more likely to do better in the real world, although there are always exceptions.

Good point! But I don't only wanna big money, the more concerned to me is whether I am deprived of the chance to stand out or excel in my practice. If I don't get into big law firm, will I have much fewer chance to do something big? I mean whethter all big cases will go to biglaw firm?

I am always wondering this question. Had I known the importance of the law school rank, I would wait and retake lsat at any cost. But lsat is only a paper test set in limited time, the advantage gained by these lsat high achievers or early starters of their law related performance such as in lsat really far outweighs the actual talents that they might possess in this career.

Has anyone found statics that those from top law schools make themselves top lawyers?

Current Law Students / Re: which courses to choose in 3L
« on: March 23, 2007, 07:41:12 PM »
thank you guys! Really helpful! I am transferring student, during my 2L, i chose the subjects of my interest, but in order to get some certificate, it seems that I need to study more on that area. But I really don't wanna to be heavy-loaded at the last moment before Bar, since I need to take bar in new york, i need to study quite a few additional courses, thus, i think i might be better off to take other common subjects for the bar exam during 3L.  ;)

Current Law Students / Re: which courses to choose in 3L
« on: March 23, 2007, 06:02:08 PM »
I appreciate it! But will that make my bar exam preparation too heavy to handle with many subjects I never learned at law school? Any other input?

Current Law Students / which courses to choose in 3L
« on: March 23, 2007, 03:03:23 PM »
I am wondering whether I should choose those courses for bar exam or just pick up those I would like to practice in the future. Thanks!!

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