Texas Class of 2012

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:48 am

mpar wrote:
art vandelay wrote:So, I've heard that students looking for 1L summer judicial internships tend to just send out mass mailings in order to maybe get a few bites. Question: Say I do this and wind up sending cover letters/resumes to lots of Texas judges. That means lots of courts will be doused with mail from me. If every judge on (for instance) the TX Supreme Court gets a letter from me, doesn't that look bad? What if they compare applications and see that this Art Vandelay fool looks desperate for an internship, considering he's told every one of them that he wants to work for them?

Would anyone advise coming up with multiple variations of cover letters so that every judge on a given court doesn't get a letter from me that's worded the exact same way? OR should I not even worry about it? Are they even likely to discuss this stuff amongst themselves? Am I just a paranoid douchebag?

Sounds like one of those questions that the counselors can answer for you in about a month :lol: We can't send em out till 12/1 anyway, right?


I agree with mpar. Although I assume mass mailings are not uncommon, I think that we can get much better answers on this from career services and/or professors and/or current students. My guess is that the best way to get a job is to see what judges your professors have contacts with, and then personalize your cover letter for that judge, having the prof put in a good word for you.

12/1 is the absolute first day, but from what I've heard on other threads, most employers, and even most firms, won't even look at your application until you have your fall 1L grades reported. January/February seems to be more the norm for applying to most 1L internships.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Snooker » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:16 am

Actually if you ask the individual court, they will tell you whether to apply to individual justices or to send a bulk form.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:48 am

Snooker wrote:Actually if you ask the individual court, they will tell you whether to apply to individual justices or to send a bulk form.


Or you could do this :mrgreen:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Snooker » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:02 pm

What I'm curious to hear is whether the career services office will look over resumes or even talk to us chumps before November 1st.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:59 pm

Will section assignments be released at 8am CST????

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:23 am

I got a nice place in Hyde Park with double covered parking and a little yard for the dogs. I'm so psyched. If anyone needs help moving, I am reluctantly volunteering. Seriously, don't let your mom carry your furniture. I'll come help. Hit me up.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:54 am

Does anyone else think the law library looks like a prison from the outside? When I first saw the law school in March, I didn't know which building it was, and I said to my GF, "I hope that's not it."

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby art vandelay » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:13 am

JazzOne wrote:Does anyone else think the law library looks like a prison from the outside? When I first saw the law school in March, I didn't know which building it was, and I said to my GF, "I hope that's not it."


Yeah it does, kinda. Not the most attractive of law libraries, but at least that art collection kinda spices it up a bit.

Welcome to Austin!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:08 am

JazzOne wrote:I got a nice place in Hyde Park with double covered parking and a little yard for the dogs. I'm so psyched. If anyone needs help moving, I am reluctantly volunteering. Seriously, don't let your mom carry your furniture. I'll come help. Hit me up.

Well, I know where I'm bringing my dog to play.

I'll be headed back to Houston till the 16th or so, but if anyone needs late move in help I can volunteer as well

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:11 am

OperaAttorney wrote:Will section assignments be released at 8am CST????

It seems to be a no as of 8:12 :(

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Snooker » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:23 am

I assume whenever they designed the law library, someone was thinking, "if there were ever a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, I guarantee the law library would be the last building standing."

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:19 am

edit.....silly post rendered irrelevant due to classes actually being released.
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:19 am

CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.

Oh, and I'm Bradford society, for what that is worth. 10 points to Gryffindor and all that...
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:34 am

Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.


Wait, what? Did you get an email? Details, dammit, dude!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:35 am

Daico wrote:
Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.


Wait, what? Did you get an email? Details, dammit, dude!



its on Freshlaw. GO LOOK! NOW!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:37 am

Section 4A. Bradford Society.

28355 Criminal Law I Jennifer E Laurin
28405 Property Gerald Torres
28575 Con Law I Ian P Farrell
28410 Legal Research & Legal Writing Elana S Einhorn

Should be an interesting semester with Crim law and Con law. How did you figure out which class was small section?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:39 am

Esc wrote:
Daico wrote:
Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.


Wait, what? Did you get an email? Details, dammit, dude!



its on Freshlaw. GO LOOK! NOW!


I am! I am!

Section 2D, Hargrave society
Contracts with Rau
Torts with Anderson
Civil Procedure with Silver

Hmm...

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:39 am

Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.

Oh, and I'm Bradford society, for what that is worth. 10 points to Gryffindor and all that...
Perry is awesome. Had him for undergrad con law and spent a lot of time in his office hours, getting a rec letter and what not. He's a great guy.

And we sure as hell better win the house cup

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:40 am

Everyone, I seriously have to leave now, but post all your class assignments, and when I get back on Thursday I'll compile them into a list similar to the class roster updates I've been posting.

+1 to everyone


Small section you kind of have to look on the course schedule...but I'll list it for y'all:

Small Sections by Section

Section 1: Torts
Section 2: Civ Pro
Section 3: Contracts
Section 4: Con Law

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:41 am

Esc wrote:Everyone, I seriously have to leave now, but post all your class assignments, and when I get back on Thursday I'll compile them into a list similar to the class roster updates I've been posting.

+1 to everyone


Small section you kind of have to look on the course schedule...but I'll list it for y'all:

Small Sections by Section

Section 1: Torts
Section 2: Civ Pro
Section 3: Contracts
Section 4: Con Law


Small section Civ Pro?...Awesome. Pure bloody awesome.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:49 am

mpar wrote:Section 4A. Bradford Society.

28355 Criminal Law I Jennifer E Laurin
28405 Property Gerald Torres
28575 Con Law I Ian P Farrell
28410 Legal Research & Legal Writing Elana S Einhorn

Should be an interesting semester with Crim law and Con law. How did you figure out which class was small section?


Me too. The long break sucks, but I guess it's study time. Of course, I live so far away I won't get home until after six depending on the bus schedule.

Good guess OperaAttorney.
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby mpar » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:49 am

I'm excited about Torres for Property, evironment and energy is what I'd like to do (right now at least). Should be intersting to have Farrell for ConLaw since he's a visiting prof who did most of his stuff in Australia

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby nahmorlah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:09 pm

Esc wrote:CLASSES ARE UP!

Section 4B

Criminal Law: Prof. Laurin
Property: Prof. Torres
Constiutional Law Small Section: Prof. Perry


Initial impressions: Torres and Perry both look pretty awesome for my interests. Perry is big time on first amendment, government, and DoJ stuff, while Torres has lots of DoJ and Environmental experience. Laurin I'm not sure about...her faculty profile says nothing except she is a recent Columbia J.D. Google reveals that she clerked for Calabresi on the 2nd circuit and worked for a civil rights firm, which is cool, but aside from that I can't find much about her.

Oh, and I'm Bradford society, for what that is worth. 10 points to Gryffindor and all that...


I'm in 4B with you. 4 Bradford society already.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:23 pm

2B, Hargrave Society

Contracts, Rau
Torts, Anderson
Civ. Pro., Silver
Legal R&W, no professor?

I'm not familiar with any of these cats, and I don't have Internet at my place yet. If anyone can fill me in, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:25 pm

Section 3, Group B. McCormick Society

Civil Procedure Linda S Mullenix
Property Lynn E Blais
Contracts Emily E Kadens
Legal Research & Legal Writing Robin B Meyer

holy crud, this is the schedule I was dreading, and bitching about, a couple dozen pages back! :evil: And 4/4 female professors... hrmm, interesting.

what's is the society thing about?




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