Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:17 am

Perhaps for some reason 2Ls got grades early. Not sure.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:23 am

wiseowl wrote:Perhaps for some reason 2Ls got grades early. Not sure.


Just to confirm, are you saying you have all your grades in?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:32 am

quakeroats wrote:
wiseowl wrote:Perhaps for some reason 2Ls got grades early. Not sure.


Just to confirm, are you saying you have all your grades in?


Yes. Someone texted me around 7:30 and told me they were there. I don't know when they showed up.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:17 pm

sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:38 pm

los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


sigh... this is why contracts should be actually taught when you pay 48K a year.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:54 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


sigh... this is why contracts should be actually taught when you pay 48K a year.


contracts saved my ass :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:55 am

los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:58 am

wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


How does this work? I assume all or nearly all of you have jobs this summer. We turned in our notes on May 17th. When do you have time to read and grade them?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:02 am

quakeroats wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


How does this work? I assume all or nearly all of you have jobs this summer. We turned in our notes on May 17th. When do you have time to read and grade them?


That's a great question. Notice when my post was last night.

Thankfully, almost done.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:13 am

wiseowl wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


How does this work? I assume all or nearly all of you have jobs this summer. We turned in our notes on May 17th. When do you have time to read and grade them?


That's a great question. Notice when my post was last night.

Thankfully, almost done.


So they just hand you your portion of the stack and give you a month or so to go through them? Also, when should we expect to hear back?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:40 am

wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


Good thing i didnt write one... haha

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:04 pm

wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


My biggest complaint about LARW and the casenote, etc... (though I understand why they do this) is that you can't have anyone else read it. Of course the casenotes you are looking at have problems, because the best writing is usually produced when someone objective gives you feedback.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:13 pm

quakeroats wrote:
So they just hand you your portion of the stack and give you a month or so to go through them? Also, when should we expect to hear back?


Yes. And personal statements.

I heard from an exclusive journal on July 22. Non-exclusives can take longer to trickle in.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:11 am

thickfreakness wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


sigh... this is why contracts legal writing should be actually taught when you pay 48K a year.


FIFY.

Also, 4.0 in contracts, from (presumably) the same professor. 8)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:00 pm

High noon.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:14 pm

wiseowl wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
los blancos wrote:sigh... this is why LARW shouldnt be graded


I used to think that friendo, but after grading your casenotes for the last month, it should be harsher.


How does this work? I assume all or nearly all of you have jobs this summer. We turned in our notes on May 17th. When do you have time to read and grade them?


That's a great question. Notice when my post was last night.

Thankfully, almost done.


1. Grading casenotes was probably one of the most horrible things I've had to do in law school, right up there with general journal work.
2. I want bowling and softball to start ASAP.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:39 pm

How did everyone's bidlists turn out? I'm shocked I managed to convert over 15, but most of those are on just one day.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:49 pm

quakeroats wrote:How did everyone's bidlists turn out? I'm shocked I managed to convert over 15, but most of those are on just one day.


I'm happy with it. Got all 1-14, plus a couple more. Heavy emphasis on TX and some NC and Chicago, didn't bid NYC or CA. I think I only missed one or two that I would have really liked to have--no complaints here.

OTOH, doing 15+ interviews sounds less fun than root canals. We'll see if I can pretend to be well-adjusted and enthusiastic for that amount of time...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:05 pm

I got 15, and didn't do 30 bids. However a lot of the firms I bid on that were less competitive, I didn't get. So we will see.

Not a big firm fan anyway.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:20 pm

Reedie wrote:Not a big firm fan anyway.


You're going for PI right? It must be nice to have firm jobs as a backup plan. I hear you can accept a firm job while you work on finding a PI slot too.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:48 pm

Btw, the Career Services email mentioned waitlists. Is anyone on a waitlist? I'm either not on any or they aren't showing up--or hell, maybe I don't know where to look.

edit: Everyone's on the waitlists for firms they didn't get. It's one of the drop-down menus on the site.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:07 am

We 3Ls cannot see the firms you guys can interview with. How many are there this year?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:48 am

Bosque wrote:We 3Ls cannot see the firms you guys can interview with. How many are there this year?


Check your PMs. How does that compare with last year?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:58 pm

I got 19. What is the "opt-in" option? A waitlist? It's for all the other firms we bid on?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:16 pm

Reedie wrote:I got 15, and didn't do 30 bids. However a lot of the firms I bid on that were less competitive, I didn't get. So we will see.

Not a big firm fan anyway.


Same. Except I actually did 30 and managed to get some of the seemingly less competitive ones. Seems random.

Firms are a backup as far as I'm concerned.




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