Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

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Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:16 pm

as opposed to "juris doctorate candidate", which is how it is listed in the educational section of my resume.

Luckily, I haven't submitted my resume to all the schools coming to OCI. But I did just mass mail my only secondary market. How screwed am I ?

But seriously, how could 3 different OCS reviewers miss this :cry:


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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:23 pm

I like that! Unfortunately, I cannot blame this one on my school, as it properly lists the degree as juris doctor. But is this a forgivable mistake? It seemed like one of the worse mistakes a law student could make . . . like I don't even know what I get for my time at this law school place :oops:

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:29 pm

Yeah man, we're all gonna be doctors.

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby seatown12 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It seemed like one of the worse mistakes a law student could make . . .

lol, no

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:02 pm

seatown12 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:It seemed like one of the worse mistakes a law student could make . . .

lol, no


I meant to say "one of the worst mistakes." Were you loling because it really isn't that bad or because of my grammatical error?

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:35 pm

OP here.

So anyone want to comment on how worried I should be? Should I be mass mailing small law at this point?

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby goodolgil » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

So anyone want to comment on how worried I should be? Should I be mass mailing small law at this point?


What's wrong with you? Don't worry.

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby johndhi » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:07 pm

update it on your resume and bring a new copy to interviews to give. don't bring it up.

not that big of a deal. obviously it only matters if people NOTICE it, which they often won't. it seemed apparent from my first interview this season that the interviewer really hadn't read my resume; the second one had, but presumably mostly for my experience. people read GPA, class rank, then experience when looking at a resume. No one is reading what degree you're seeking.

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby 2011Unemployed » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:23 pm

NZA wrote:http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=63

Relevant.



Ah, JJ, you ornery sumabitch.

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Re: Just found out that I am juris doctor candidate . . .

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:51 pm

It's not a big deal. You'll be fine. The notion that minor errors on resumes will fuck up your life is myopic. You're gonna be okay. And yes, technically, those of us who graduate law school will have doctorates. The juris doctor is a professional doctorate degree. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profession ... doctorates. (That's just a fact, I'm not comparing it to getting an MD ("medicinea doctor") or a PhD ("doctor of philosophy")).




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