Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else finding it challenging to balance the following priorities?
1 - it's super important to go to all the social events
2 - don't look like the weird guy who stays late to do work
3 - get your work done on time and make it be error-free.
This is why you should have done all your law school studying next to a bottle of red wine. Training for real life.
Anonymouse User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just finished my first assignment. Proofread the shit out of it but still made some small bluebook errors. now feeling anxious.
Start researching firms for 3L LOLOCI.
Bluebooking is important, but some assigning associates/partners are more concerned about substance. So long as you work with the assignor to ensure they're needs are met re: the assignment, you better your chances at a good review, notwithstanding a bump or two along the way. I'd be surprised if anyone would give a bad review for a few typographical/formatting/etc. errors.
I've heard myriad stories of assigning associates/partners literally telling the SA to scrap their entire assignment and start over. I have yet to hear of anyone getting dinged as a result. HTH.
This is what paralegals are for. I can't believe a partner would scrutinize this, honestly. It's not like you rocket straight into their appellate group where every comma matters.
Anonymous User wrote:The guy redlined quite a bit, but told me that he does it for all the summers because he actually wants to teach us something. He did want perfect cites and redlined every single thing I screwed up. Kind of demoralizing, but really helpful.
Ok, this is cool, but it's basically the only excuse to hammer a summer over bluebooking. Judges and court clerks don't give a shit about Harvard's arbitrary citation rules. They care about consistency.