Aberzombie1892 wrote:Hey another URM here. I'll answer some questions too if anyone has any.
Thanks for taking questions!
What year are you? Are you interested in firm or gov't work? Do you have summer work lined up and if so, how hard was it to find?
Any suggestions regarding study schedules, how not to burn out, etc?
2. I'm interested in in-house work. 0 interest in litigation with a massive interest in business law (business undergrad). The more I learn about firms, the less I like them (minimal job security with maximum stress combined with limited outlook [in Big firms]).
3. Yes. It was not that hard. Many of my peers, URM and otherwise, have found a vast array of jobs that I would have thought would have been impossible from the outlook of this website (Octagon Sports Management, NLJ 250s [including TX, NY and China], boutique firms in [LA, NY, CA, TX], many district courts, state courts, Dallas DA's, Houston DA's, etc. etc.)
4. Study schedules - get an outline for your professor from the prior year before the first day of class. However, definitely create your own outline. Make your outline as you do homework and then in class add things from the other outline to your outline that you may have missed or any indications of professor preferences (how the professor interprets things if he/she feels differently than the casebook).
5. Not to burn out - I burned out on studying in the library first semester (I spent around 4-6 hours every day - including weekends - there and it added up). I honestly study less now, but I study infinitely more efficiently. I'm far more comfortable with my courses at this point as compared to this point last semester.