LR/Journal or work more hours?

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What to do 2L year

Work more hours at the paid part time job
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22%
Spend those hours on LR/Journal
15
41%
Mass Effect 3/Diablo 3 are out or soon to be out
14
38%
 
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LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:30 pm

Let's assume you're one of the lucky 1L guys working paid part time while in school at a big law firm. Currently, you can put in 10 hrs a week.
For your 2L year, would you work some more hours (15-20 hrs per week) or keep the same work schedule but do a journal / law review if you get on?

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:47 pm

Play Diablo 3 bro. You can join my guild.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:52 pm

No journal is a bit of a red flag for OCI. People certainly pull it off, and working part time is a pretty decent excuse, but I wouldn't risk it, personally. I would at least try to get on a secondary journal with a lower time commitment (ask around).

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Detrox » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:14 pm

Equating "some" Journal and LR is also very misleading. Choosing not to be on any journal can definitely hurt. Choosing not to be on LR seems masochistic in terms of job hunting.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:34 pm

Detrox wrote:Equating "some" Journal and LR is also very misleading. Choosing not to be on any journal can definitely hurt. Choosing not to be on LR seems masochistic in terms of job hunting.

This. Not doing main journal if you can get on it is like sneezing on your resume as you hand it to the hiring partner.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby mazporrr » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Let's assume you're one of the lucky 1L guys working paid part time while in school at a big law firm. Currently, you can put in 10 hrs a week.
For your 2L year, would you work some more hours (15-20 hrs per week) or keep the same work schedule but do a journal / law review if you get on?


Don't take the risk. Get on a journal (even a less demanding journal) and continue working 10 hrs a week. It's not like you have to sacrifice one for the other.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:28 pm

A suitably well itemized collection of Diablo III characters will impress any hiring partner worth talking to just as much as journal credentials.

Additionally, if you're packing a character with substantial +magicfind you're almost guaranteed a job since everyone loves +magicfind in their party but no one wants to sacrifice his own DPS output for +magicfind gear.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A suitably well itemized collection of Diablo III characters will impress any hiring partner worth talking to just as much as journal credentials.

Additionally, if you're packing a character with substantial +magicfind you're almost guaranteed a job since everyone loves +magicfind in their party but no one wants to sacrifice his own DPS output for +magicfind gear.


Nice post, bro. I already put on my resume, "2L Summer: DIABLO 3 NUB PWNERZ GUILD CEO AND PRESIDENT". We are going to do some PvE right after the release.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby ColtsFan88 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:A suitably well itemized collection of Diablo III characters will impress any hiring partner worth talking to just as much as journal credentials.

Additionally, if you're packing a character with substantial +magicfind you're almost guaranteed a job since everyone loves +magicfind in their party but no one wants to sacrifice his own DPS output for +magicfind gear.


This is the best post in Legal Employment.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:A suitably well itemized collection of Diablo III characters will impress any hiring partner worth talking to just as much as journal credentials.

Additionally, if you're packing a character with substantial +magicfind you're almost guaranteed a job since everyone loves +magicfind in their party but no one wants to sacrifice his own DPS output for +magicfind gear.


Nice post, bro. I already put on my resume, "2L Summer: DIABLO 3 NUB PWNERZ GUILD CEO AND PRESIDENT". We are going to do some PvE right after the release.


Ironically, if you look at gaming companies, i.e. Riot Games, half of their team is from Stanford computer science or Kellogg MBA. A good chunk of them were also high SC ladder players. The lead designer of WoW was the guild leader from the best guild in EQ.

To OP's question. Do LR/journal - unless you actually care about it, or are really slow at writing/researching (could you write a 10-15 pager in undergrad in a night?) it really isn't that much work. If you get a SA position lined up, you play D3 all day. If you don't, you're fucked until you graduate anyways, so you play D3 all day. Basically, I'd start spending a few hours a day building up your right wrist in the gym, and constantly tapping your desk in class with your right index and middle finger. Deckard Cain knows how much carpal tunnel can slow down your leveling, and thus, your chances of getting in with the top guilds.

The kicker: I wrote my note on how the tax law relates to the D3 real money auction house. Don't tax my loots bro.
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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Dude, I'm trying to put down a demonic invasion here and you're telling me the feds are gonna garnish my fuckin wages from peddling D3 purps with a bullshit direct income tax?

That's gotta be unconstitutional. The feds dont have jurisdiction in Sanctuary.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:15 pm

You can very easily do both.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:15 am

OP here: At first I thought the D3 comment would be comical, now I regret it for the derailing of the thread.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:OP here: At first I thought the D3 comment would be comical, now I regret it for the derailing of the thread.


Diablo 3 is serious business and should be treated as such. Which kind of character do you plan to be? I'm looking into the witch doctor.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:32 am

WD definitely looks good. I'm rolling Wizard, but I'm hesitant. Of course, I want to pick the most overpowered PvP class, but these are all so different from the D2 classes that I can't tell what'll shake out. Monk looks good too, since it's pretty much the only one with heals.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:56 am

if you have good grades, choosing not to do a journal really doesn't matter. i know lots of people at my t10 who chose not to do journals and got great big law gigs.

being on a journal sucks. take the cash. firms won't care at oci, especially since you'll have plenty on your plate w/ your part-time biglaw.

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Re: LR/Journal or work more hours?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:if you have good grades, choosing not to do a journal really doesn't matter. i know lots of people at my t10 who chose not to do journals and got great big law gigs.

being on a journal sucks. take the cash. firms won't care at oci, especially since you'll have plenty on your plate w/ your part-time biglaw.


OP here: No, I don't have "good" grades by most standards, only "average" grades. I got the job for IP work. Does this change anybody's mind?




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