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TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:48 pm

They said it couldn't be done ITE, but I'm about to land a 1L summer gig (slightly) below median at a TTT. Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:53 pm

Never in my life did I think I'd see someone bragging about getting on with a solo for a 1L gig. Are you being paid?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:54 pm

Are you prepared to give out free Westlaw against your terms of use?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby romothesavior » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:55 pm

rad law wrote:Are you prepared to give out free Westlaw against your terms of use?

:lol:

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:57 pm

romothesavior wrote:Never in my life did I think I'd see someone bragging about getting on with a solo for a 1L gig. Are you being paid?



Hey, ITE is a crazy world. If I get the gig, which I think I will, then I will not be paid. Although, she did mention that if my works contribute revenue there is a chance of receiving part of that profit at the end of the summer. Also, she has an open mind about hiring her intern(s) for full time employment in the future.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:58 pm

rad law wrote:Are you prepared to give out free Westlaw against your terms of use?


I was asked during the interview if I had a Westlaw account. I thought it was fishy. I would never do that though, or would I?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:59 pm

nyknicks wrote:
rad law wrote:Are you prepared to give out free Westlaw against your terms of use?


I was asked during the interview if I had a Westlaw account. I thought it was fishy. I would never do that though, or would I?


I'm asking you. But is sounds like she wants you 4 teh Westlaw access.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 am

So, let me see if I get this straight

You are bragging about the fact that a solo practioner is *considering* letting you work for her for free so that she can use your westlaw account? As in, she hasn't even decided yet?

Additional question: is this what you had in mind when you decided you wanted to go to law school?
Last edited by Nicholasnickynic on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:05 am

I assume this violates honor code? What is the credited route here? I do not want to compromise my morals this early in my career. On the other hand, I will not have a career without summer employment. Sometimes you have to do bad if you want to do good. It is like when James Vanderbeek hit the mascot with the football in Varsity Blues in order to rally his team.. but I digress. What is prudent here?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 am

nyknicks wrote:Sometimes you have to do bad if you want to do good. It is like when James Vanderbeek hit the mascot with the football in Varsity Blues in order to rally his team.. but I digress. What is prudent here?


wat

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Adjudicator » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:07 am

nyknicks wrote:I assume this violates honor code? What is the credited route here? I do not want to compromise my morals this early in my career. On the other hand, I will not have a career without summer employment. Sometimes you have to do bad if you want to do good. It is like when James Vanderbeek hit the mascot with the football in Varsity Blues in order to rally his team.. but I digress. What is prudent here?


If you're going to go ahead and do it, it would have been prudent not to post about it on an internet forum.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:07 am

Nicholasnickynic wrote:So, let me see if I get this straight

You are bragging about the fact that you may be hired by a solo practitioner looking to use you for your westlaw account?

As in, she hasn't even hired you yet. And even if she does, so its so she can use your westlaw account for free?


Additional question: Is this what you had in mind when you decided to go to law school?


1) I am not bragging. I am sharing information to help those in a similar situation.

2) We dont not know if it is because of my westlaw account. If it is, fine. We are all used in life. Some because of looks, others for money. What is the difference here?

3) Career services lied to me. I thought I would be making 6 figures upon graduation. Now I know I have to grind, but so be it. I love the law. I do not regret my decision.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:08 am

What is going on in here...

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:08 am

nyknicks wrote:Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.

How did you accomplish it?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:09 am

Adjudicator wrote:
nyknicks wrote:I assume this violates honor code? What is the credited route here? I do not want to compromise my morals this early in my career. On the other hand, I will not have a career without summer employment. Sometimes you have to do bad if you want to do good. It is like when James Vanderbeek hit the mascot with the football in Varsity Blues in order to rally his team.. but I digress. What is prudent here?


If you're going to go ahead and do it, it would have been prudent not to post about it on an internet forum.


So it is definitely against the honor code?

How do I change my username? I want to become one of those "anonymous users" just in case.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby A'nold » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:11 am

Flame. Duh.

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Postby Veyron » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:12 am

Best. . . thread. . . evar?

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby dood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:14 am

nyknicks wrote:They said it couldn't be done ITE, but I'm about to land a 1L summer gig (slightly) below median at a TTT. Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.


pics of the lawyer lady plz.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:14 am

romothesavior wrote:
nyknicks wrote:Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.

How did you accomplish it?


Frankly, I was hoping for more pointed questions.

However, here was the general guideline.

1) I know my target and my limitations.. solos in my home area.

2) I mass mailed ALL OF THEM.

3) I followed up with phone calls.

4) I followed up with more phone calls.

5) I bought suit. Two button/charcoal. White shirt. Red/White/Blue striped tie. American Flag Pin.

6) I got a haircut

7) I had answers for 1) why law 2) why personal injury 3) why with this attorney.

8) I had something good/bad to say about everything on my resume.

9) I shaved

10) I smiled and made eye contact the entire time

11) Firm hand shake at the end, with eye contact.

12) (Future Step) Follow up with phone call.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:15 am

A'nold wrote:Flame. Duh.


TLS calls everything flame. Please do not flame my thread.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby Veyron » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:15 am

nyknicks wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
nyknicks wrote:Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.

How did you accomplish it?


Frankly, I was hoping for more pointed questions.

However, here was the general guideline.

1) Had westlaw access
1) I know my target and my limitations.. solos in my home area.

2) I mass mailed ALL OF THEM.

3) I followed up with phone calls.

4) I followed up with more phone calls.

5) I bought suit. Two button/charcoal. White shirt. Red/White/Blue striped tie. American Flag Pin.

6) I got a haircut

7) I had answers for 1) why law 2) why personal injury 3) why with this attorney.

8) I had something good/bad to say about everything on my resume.

9) I shaved

10) I smiled and made eye contact the entire time

11) Firm hand shake at the end, with eye contact.

12) (Future Step) Follow up with phone call.


Fixed that for you.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:16 am

nyknicks wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:
nyknicks wrote:I assume this violates honor code? What is the credited route here? I do not want to compromise my morals this early in my career. On the other hand, I will not have a career without summer employment. Sometimes you have to do bad if you want to do good. It is like when James Vanderbeek hit the mascot with the football in Varsity Blues in order to rally his team.. but I digress. What is prudent here?


If you're going to go ahead and do it, it would have been prudent not to post about it on an internet forum.


So it is definitely against the honor code?

How do I change my username? I want to become one of those "anonymous users" just in case.


Ahh, retroactive anonymity. That's a new one.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:16 am

dood wrote:
nyknicks wrote:They said it couldn't be done ITE, but I'm about to land a 1L summer gig (slightly) below median at a TTT. Taking Q's on how I accomplished it.


pics of the lawyer lady plz.


I would never disrespect an attorney. Also, I do not want to out myself. Can someone please tell me how to make an anonymous account?

Also, serious questions only please.

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:17 am

This is 180

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Re: TTT, below median 1L, just had interview w/ solo, taking Qs

Postby nyknicks » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:18 am

Okay it is getting late. I will check back tomorrow. Serious questions only, please. I know there are a lot of people out there in my shoes. If you are a T-14 elitist please do find humor in our situation. Respect our thread so we can improve ourselves.

Thank you in advance.




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