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Am I screwed?

Yes
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No
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Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:57 pm

Here's the factors. I am a URM at the University of Texas. I have a 3.2 and Capitol Hill experience. I am on the executive board for two prominent student organizations and if I don't get on the big law review, I feel like I have a good shot at a secondary. If I don't do a journal, I'll do moot court which I already know I can get onto because I was picked to do an honors moot court competition at the end of the year.

I want to do midlaw administrative law. Midlaw is not a consolation prize, I would rather do that than biglaw because I enjoy having a life.

Given all the above factors, am I screwed?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby abc12345675 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Here's the factors. I am a URM at the University of Texas. I have a 3.2 and Capitol Hill experience. I am on the executive board for two prominent student organizations and if I don't get on the big law review, I feel like I have a good shot at a secondary. If I don't do a journal, I'll do moot court which I already know I can get onto because I was picked to do an honors moot court competition at the end of the year.

I want to do midlaw administrative law. Midlaw is not a consolation prize, I would rather do that than biglaw because I enjoy having a life.

Given all the above factors, am I screwed?


??? Why would you be screwed?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:00 pm

abc12345675 wrote:??? Why would you be screwed?


because a 3.2 is an extremely low GPA

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:??? Why would you be screwed?


because a 3.2 is an extremely low GPA

OP is a URM. Re-evaluate "low GPA" in this context. I think OP has a decent shot.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby lisjjen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
abc12345675 wrote:??? Why would you be screwed?


because a 3.2 is an extremely low GPA

OP is a URM. Re-evaluate "low GPA" in this context. I think OP has a decent shot.


This is getting confusing. Couldn't all of the anonymous users be OP?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Midlaw does not necessarily mean "lifestyle firm." Often it doesn't. HTH.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:54 pm

^
yep midlaw means you work the same hours but get paid less

definitely better than nothing, though

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:58 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:^
yep midlaw means you work the same hours but get paid less

definitely better than nothing, though


So are you saying I have a chance to pick something up?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby de5igual » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:04 pm

Smaller firms also care less about diversity, so being URM in TX might not exactly work so well in your favor...

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:^
yep midlaw means you work the same hours but get paid less

definitely better than nothing, though


So are you saying I have a chance to pick something up?

I don't want to speak for Texans, but in FL, midsize firms (defined as a general practice firm that represents mainly large, corporate clients) are equally as competitive as biglaw.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:08 pm

So what about a smaller firm? Not midlaw, but like 10 attorneys. If I get it right, it's all about who you know.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:So what about a smaller firm? Not midlaw, but like 10 attorneys. If I get it right, it's all about who you know.

do you know anyone?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:26 pm

I had barely above a 2.0 at a DETC school and a 146 lsat and still got in.

Life moves on.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby jurisx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:27 pm

URM is a golden ticket. You could be on AP when you apply and still get in. Don't sweat it.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby shoeshine » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:33 pm

jurisx wrote:URM is a golden ticket. You could be on AP when you apply and still get in. Don't sweat it.

I think you are in the wrong forum.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby shoeshine » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had barely above a 2.0 at a DETC school and a 146 lsat and still got in.

Life moves on.

I think you are in the wrong forum.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby jurisx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:36 pm

shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:URM is a golden ticket. You could be on AP when you apply and still get in. Don't sweat it.

I think you are in the wrong forum.


how so? He asked if he was screwed. I gave him the answer.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby jurisx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Here's the factors. I am a URM at the University of Texas. I have a 3.2 and Capitol Hill experience. I am on the executive board for two prominent student organizations and if I don't get on the big law review, I feel like I have a good shot at a secondary. If I don't do a journal, I'll do moot court which I already know I can get onto because I was picked to do an honors moot court competition at the end of the year.

I want to do midlaw administrative law. Midlaw is not a consolation prize, I would rather do that than biglaw because I enjoy having a life.

Given all the above factors, am I screwed?


For those not smart enough to read what the OP wrote: Here it is. (wow)

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby shoeshine » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:43 pm

jurisx wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:URM is a golden ticket. You could be on AP when you apply and still get in. Don't sweat it.

I think you are in the wrong forum.

how so? He asked if he was screwed. I gave him the answer.

URM is not exactly a golden ticket coming from a non-T14 law school. It does help but your advice would be more accurate if he was applying to schools not firms (hence me thinking you are in the wrong forum).

Also, what does AP stand for?

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby jurisx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:45 pm

shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:URM is a golden ticket. You could be on AP when you apply and still get in. Don't sweat it.

I think you are in the wrong forum.

how so? He asked if he was screwed. I gave him the answer.

URM is not exactly a golden ticket coming from a non-T14 law school. It does help but your advice would be more accurate if he was applying to schools not firms (hence me thinking you are in the wrong forum).

Also, what does AP stand for?


look it up I guess.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby shoeshine » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:50 pm

jurisx wrote:look it up I guess.

Also, your terminology of "getting in" is usually not used in an employment context but rather only when applying to law schools.

This is the employment forum. OP just completed his first year and is asking about jobs.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby jurisx » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:53 pm

shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:look it up I guess.

Also, your terminology of "getting in" is usually not used in an employment context but rather only when applying to law schools.

This is the employment forum. OP just completed his first year and is asking about jobs.


good point there. Still a golden ticket though. Everyone wants (make that needs) their south park token. They get shut down if they don't in many areas, and just look like ass regardless if they don't. As long as you can sharpen pencils you can get $200K a year for having a tan or an accent. Sure sounds golden ticket to me.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:59 pm

jurisx wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
jurisx wrote:look it up I guess.

Also, your terminology of "getting in" is usually not used in an employment context but rather only when applying to law schools.

This is the employment forum. OP just completed his first year and is asking about jobs.


good point there. Still a golden ticket though. Everyone wants (make that needs) their south park token. They get shut down if they don't in many areas, and just look like ass regardless if they don't. As long as you can sharpen pencils you can get $200K a year for having a tan or an accent. Sure sounds golden ticket to me.

since this post has already been reported can i vote to keep jurisx around? i actually kind of enjoy him.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:31 pm

fatduck wrote:since this post has already been reported can i vote to keep jurisx around? i actually kind of enjoy him.

Sorry duck, not this time. He'll be back in a week.

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Re: Am I screwed

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:32 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
fatduck wrote:since this post has already been reported can i vote to keep jurisx around? i actually kind of enjoy him.

Sorry duck, not this time. He'll be back in a week.

oh, totally deserved. i just meant not forever.




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