1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

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sethc
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1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby sethc » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:57 am

Hey all, I've cross-posted the different scenarios I'm sort of facing so please disregard/forgive any others you might see in relation or that might seem similar. The insight I am seeking here is strictly with regard to 1L summer..


..as such I moved many states away for law school (T3/4, prolly 4) that's one of those "JUST RIGHT" distances away from home in that it's not quite far/convenient enough to fly home and so my commute home whenever I go is like ~8-9hrs. My girlfriend moved with me and the semester really went off without a hitch in terms of being able to study and prepare for exams. But, I haven't socialized hardly much at all.. and that's all fine and dandy because this all helped anchor me down and concentrate on school. Under normal circumstances, I'm really outgoing and make every effort to network and meet as many people as I can.. but I let that take a back seat on purpose because my #1 priority was/is obviously grades. Finals was a train wreck of stress, but as far as performance goes I feel great. (/fingers-crossed)

Here's kind of where the catch .22 comes in.. I'm setting up/planning for a transfer - but note that I'm not BANKING on it.. as such, it kind of puts me in a really odd spot for 1L summer. I mean, with home and shit being so far away, it'd be sort of silly to try to get work close to my parents' house (smalllllllll town) plus the idea of paying rent+bills for an empty apartment seems wasteful and my lease isn't done until the end of July, I think. But, at the same time, it's sort of tough to try to apply/commit to anything where I'm at now because if all goes as planned, I won't be here.. besides I doubt very many employers are going to even give me a second thought if I drop the "..I want the job, but oh yeah I MAY not be here..". What's more is that should shit go south, I'm not even sure how to go about finding employment up here.. I know no one in the area and the school doesn't seem to want 1Ls to do anything.. the only stuff I can find online through their portal is stuff about externships/clinics etc. I have a very high interest in criminal law.. so.. should I just cold-call some firms that do this kind of practice and ask if they're taking apps for 1L-summer students??

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby solidsnake » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:01 am

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Last edited by solidsnake on Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby bk1 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:30 am

huh

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby concurrent fork » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:43 am

Rewrite this word vomit into something concise and coherent if you want an answer. I can't even understand what you are trying to ask.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby iShotFirst » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:51 am

Why would you tell employers you wouldnt be there if you transfer? Like if you transfer, you need a summer to set up in your new place? Come on, there is nothing that says you have to stay in your school's area for 1L summer, what are you talking about?

Just apply everywhere you can, crimlaw maybe public defender's office etc. Where you go your 1L summer has nothing to do with what school you are in second year. Just for the life of you try to get something, whether its in your current school's area, parent's small town, or next school, or any other bloody place in the country. Your concerns here are irrelevant to a 1L summer employment search.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:54 am

Agree that OP should rewrite the original post. As written, it suggests that you may face difficulty transferring into a Tier One law school.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:00 pm

this post reminded me of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

a such.. such as.. AHHHH

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby Aqualibrium » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:02 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Agree that OP should rewrite the original post. As written, it suggests that you may face difficulty transferring into a Tier One law school.



+1


Also, I don't think op knows what a catch 22 is.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby KeepitKind » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:09 pm

Aqua - don't be so curt and jjust jump to conclusions. op was talking about a catch .22

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby Aqualibrium » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:13 pm

KeepitKind wrote:Aqua - don't be so curt and jjust jump to conclusions. op was talking about a catch .22


LOL you're right! What OP described is definitely a catch .22.

:D

About your avatar:

I have a professor who went to Ohio State...huge football fan. One day I saw him wearing a Michigan hat and a Notre Dame sweatshirt. I was appalled!

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KeepitKind
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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby KeepitKind » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:05 pm

well that is appalling. can't say my situation is any less disrespectful to the scarlet & grey nation tho..

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby UCLAtransfer » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:54 am

sethc wrote:..as such I moved many states away for law school (T3/4, prolly 4) that's one of those "JUST RIGHT" distances away from home in that it's not quite far/convenient enough to fly home and so my commute home whenever I go is like ~8-9hrs.


This is the last sentence I made it through.

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby Unshake » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:48 pm

KeepitKind wrote:Aqua - don't be so curt and jjust jump to conclusions. op was talking about a catch .22



Very true, the first thing OP should do to increase the clarity and coherence is change .22 to 11/50 to avoid confusion between catch 22 and catch .22

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:08 am

concurrent fork wrote:Rewrite this word vomit into something concise and coherent if you want an answer. I can't even understand what you are trying to ask.



:lol: This sounds so much like my LW prof its not even funny

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Re: 1L summer in a new place, know no one - thoughts?

Postby megaTTTron » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:18 am

I had my 13 year old sister read this to me while really excited and hyperventilating and it sounded much more normal.




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