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mollie
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below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby mollie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:39 pm

preferably federal govt? I haven't gotten my grades back yet, but I am trying to figure out a worst-case scenario. Do below median students land govt. jobs?

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby PLATONiC » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:46 pm

I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/BMVP/T13/T1/T2/TTT

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby 06072010 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:46 pm

Will need school.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby A'nold » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:52 pm

I would say that even at lower ranked schools you might be able to land a job if you absolutely network your ass off for the next two years, but it of course wouldn't be anything glamorous.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:59 pm

NO! BOTTOM HALF CAN'T EVEN FLIP BURGERS! MUST FRY COOK!

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby mallard » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Federal government seems unlikely.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:16 pm

A federal govt. job is out of the question if you're below median.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:20 pm

PLATONiC wrote:I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/B/[strike]MVP/T13/T1/T2/[/strike]TTT

ftfy

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby 06072010 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:42 pm

great thread

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:49 pm

mollie wrote:preferably federal govt? I haven't gotten my grades back yet, but I am trying to figure out a worst-case scenario. Do below median students land govt. jobs?


Federal government is probably out, unless you're at a T6 or something, or maybe Georgetown and you've fostered connections.

You CAN get a job at/below median, even from a lower ranked school, but you'll have to do it based on networking and motivation on your part. Expecting to get one on grades is unlikely to happen, and now is not the time to sit back moan about your job prospects.

The game just got a whole lot tougher for you, and getting a job at OCI is likely out of the question (again, unless you're T6). You need to get your butt in gear and foster relationships with people in your area. Although that is still no guarantee that you will get a job, it will be a hell of a lot more likely than if you don't go out and try to make it happen. Good luck.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:57 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/B/[strike]MVP/T13/T1/T2/[/strike]TTT

ftfy


Horrid, horrid Boalt trolling.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:59 pm

How have burger-flipping pics yet to surface?

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/B/[strike]MVP/T13/T1/T2/[/strike]TTT

ftfy


Horrid, horrid Boalt trolling.


Only top 30% at Boalt got a job at this past OCI...so I agree.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby worldtraveler » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/B/[strike]MVP/T13/T1/T2/[/strike]TTT

ftfy


Horrid, horrid Boalt trolling.


Only top 30% at Boalt got a job at this past OCI...so I agree.


I can see why you posted that anonymously, considering you're completely full of shit.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby youpiiz » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:47 am

worldtraveler wrote:
I can see why you posted that anonymously, considering you're completely full of shit.


so it seems you dont need to be in the same time zone as i to be posting while im awake.
go to sleep girl!

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby James Bond » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:27 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote:How have burger-flipping pics yet to surface?


*sigh*

Fine...

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby 06132010 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:29 am

mollie wrote:Struck out for 1L jobs, but my school offers a legal clinic that 1Ls can participate in over the summer (supervised externship type deal). Is that acceptable legal experience or should I try for something else?


so, not CCN. probably not T14. burger king here you come.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby hi_im_josh » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:56 pm

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby ggocat » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:14 pm

mollie wrote:preferably federal govt? I haven't gotten my grades back yet, but I am trying to figure out a worst-case scenario. Do below median students land govt. jobs?

Depends on where you go to school and what federal government job (attorney, staff attorney, paralegal, litigation assistant, presidential management fellow, etc.).

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby bedbathandbeheadings » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:15 pm

Just drop out.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby cubswin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:20 pm

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby dempsey » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:03 am

a good school, but not t-14, which apparently embarrasses the OP, as revealed by her earlier posts. Apparently she was intending to transfer to a higher ranked school after gaining top 10% grades. Guess that didn't work out so well.
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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby World B. Free » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:05 am

James Bond wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote:How have burger-flipping pics yet to surface?


*sigh*

Fine...

Image


Hopefully dude's hands are washed!

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:25 pm

The school in question is Wisconsin. Good school, but not t-14, which apparently embarrasses the OP, as revealed by her earlier posts. Apparently she was intending to transfer to a higher ranked school after gaining top 10% grades. Guess that didn't work out so well.


But she's clearly so much smarter than the people at Wisconsin.

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Re: below median--any chance at getting a legal job?

Postby Hiei » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:56 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
PLATONiC wrote:I'm a 0L. But from lurking on TLS for some time, I think a lot of people who are actually attending law school would want to know where you go to school:D

CCN/B/[strike]MVP/T13/T1/T2/[/strike]TTT

ftfy



Man you really love Boalt; maybe you shouldn't have taken UVA over them? lol I've heard that lateral transfers are pretty easy so you may want to go for it (I think small jumps are easy to make too so going from UVA to Columbia or Chicago might not be hard either) and see if they will still give you that partial scholarship.




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