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Job Search / Re: Question on call back interviews
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:17:55 PM »
Thanks a lot for the info, that's exactly what I was looking for. I pretty much knew I would have to wear a suit, but I really didn't want to because I just bought my first suit....and I'm not buying another. So i'll just have to get another shirt and tie for that suit.

Job Search / Question on call back interviews
« on: August 13, 2009, 11:04:52 AM »
Mostly just looking for some general information about what goes on in call back interviews. Also, how many people are usually "called back"? I'm kind of curious what kind of questions I'm going to be asked, whether I should still wear a suit, stuff like that.

Current Law Students / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 22, 2009, 08:16:23 PM »
I really haven't found it that hard. I still play video games (I'm not an addict, but if I don't have anything else to do I'll usually play for an hour or two), I go out on the weekends.....I probably only put in 8 hours a day during the week including class.

Current Law Students / Re: Computer problems during exams
« on: June 22, 2009, 08:12:25 PM »
Start writing in a blue book is the option.  Only people who have had problems is (1) people who haven't tested out the software; and (2) mac users (not because there's anything wrong with macs but because exam software is notoriously incompatible).

I apparently kicked my power cord during the test and it was unplugged. My computer died due to no power. It wasn't really a problem though.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Advice from a guy who just finished his first year
« on: June 15, 2009, 08:24:38 PM »
I never touched anything commercial except examples and explanations during finals period. All I did was do my reading and brief the cases everyday.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: work hard- play hard
« on: June 15, 2009, 08:21:40 PM »
I set aside X amount of time every day and some on the weekend to work and then enjoyed the rest of my time...hung out with my girlfriend, went out on the weekends, etc. I did well.

Law School Admissions / Re: Letters of Recommendation After Applying
« on: June 06, 2009, 08:01:36 AM »
When I was waitlisted I was told that any additional information I could provide would be helpful in making a decision.

Law School Admissions / Re: Am I Wasting My Time???
« on: June 06, 2009, 08:00:44 AM »
I had an OWI and a possession under age about two years before applying. Based on my numbers, the T2 schools I applied to just let me in right away. The T1 schools I applied to both waitlisted me. I managed to get in off the waitlist at one of the T1s by meeting with the dean of admissions and basically just showing him that I had changed. This school was unique though, so I'm not sure a meeting with the dean is realistic at most schools. That's something to consider though if it is possible for you.

This is actually my plan too...need the money from 2L summer to buy her a ring. Obviously, I don't have personal experience, but my best friend is getting married in a few weeks. His fiancee is in vet school and has been planning the wedding all year. From what she's told me, it seems like vet school is more of a time committment than law school and it sounds like she has still been doing fine, so I'm guessing you will too. I'm sure it'll cut into a bit of your leisure time, but it can be done.

In response to the original post, I've motivated myself by creating a far-reaching delusion (that I now firmly believe) that everyone I know hates me, thinks I'm stupid and is positive that I am incapable of achieving at a high level in law school.

But seriously, I just schedule equal parts fun and studying during finals week.

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