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Current Law Students / Re: Closing costs on buying a home??
« on: October 30, 2008, 12:05:06 PM »
I think the default is usually 3%... 1.5% for each real estate agent, paid by the buyer.

Current Law Students / Re: How Tough is 1L Hiring Going to Be?
« on: October 30, 2008, 12:04:16 PM »
I think I got asked that in 90% of my OCI interviews.

Current Law Students / Re: Am I crazy!?
« on: October 28, 2008, 05:54:45 AM »
I think it's a really cool thing to do, though I have no idea how firms would view it.  It probably depends on the personality of the firm.

I guess one thing I wonder if firms would be concerned about with you would be if you are rusty... if you have really retained anything from law school after an 8 to 12 year commitment.

Current Law Students / Re: Differences between Law Review 2L and 3L
« on: October 23, 2008, 07:46:53 AM »
Note that that differs from school to school and journal to journal. On mine, 2Ls are all associate editors.  3Ls who aren't on the board are contributing editors.

Job Search / Re: Summer Housing
« on: October 21, 2008, 07:53:53 PM »
No,  we'd see each other hopefully pretty frequently on weekends.  Plane tickets are pretty cheap.  I just meant that after last summer, we wanted to be together as much as possible this summer, not that we would go through something as dramatic as that again.

But the difference between being possibly being able to stay with friends for free versus getting an apartment adequate for two people and two dogs could be a big deal in terms of saving up for a house down payment, since we'd like to get one immediately upon my graduation.

Job Search / Re: Summer Housing
« on: October 21, 2008, 06:23:00 PM »
Cool, thanks a bunch guys.  Yeah, if the pet friendly thing doesn't work out at a price I want to pay, my husband will stay behind with the dogs... but we'd love to be together, obviously.  Not seeing him for 10 weeks last summer (bc airfare to/from Germany was super expensive) sucked.

Job Search / Re: Summer Housing
« on: October 21, 2008, 05:35:06 PM »
What have you found so far?  I've seen a few sites for corporate housing, but they're like minimum of $2500 a month.  That's doable on a summer associate salary, but I would hope to be squirreling away more money than that.

Job Search / Summer Housing
« on: October 21, 2008, 05:20:33 PM »
So, I know it's too early for next summer, but how have people gone about finding summer housing?  Last summer I was in Europe and found my roommate through a website.  For this summer, I'm looking for a tall order... a furnished apartment for two people and two dogs in DC (or not too far out).

Job Search / Re: Summer job and your pet?
« on: October 21, 2008, 04:32:23 PM »
It's expensive, but it might be worth it to you to pay for doggie daycare.

Current Law Students / Re: Lunch with Professors
« on: October 21, 2008, 09:53:58 AM »
We don't do brown bags in particular here for that type of thing... the typical scenario is simply that about 3 students get together and ask a prof out to lunch.  And you set a date to go to some restaurant walking distance from campus.  I did this with two of my 1L profs, plus another for dinner and another for Starbucks.  This semester I plan to go to lunch with one of my profs next week.

I've actually never been to lunch with the prof who ended up being the one I do research for and who I included on my reference list during OCI.  But there's one prof who I and a couple friends of mine have a standing date with for every semester we're in law school, and she's great in terms of being very interested in the issues that female students and female lawyers have... a great person you can really talk to about just about anything.  We even ended up telling her about LSD after one of my friends made some comment about how something had changed over the course of time she had known me (which we understood to mean about a year and a half, since we were LSD regulars, but confused my prof bc it was only a few weeks into our first semester).

Anyway, I'd get together with a couple of your friends to ask... it might make it a more comfortable scenario for you and your prof.  You could always say you're interested in X thing that he/she has done in his/her past.  Or explain that it is a tradition at some other schools and that you'd like to start it at yours.  Or you could go through your Student Affairs office if you want to try to make it a bigger movement.

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