ek5dn wrote:I'm getting together my resume, CL, etc. so I can direct send my applications by the end of the week. I know there are certain threads on here that recommend that we look up alumni to send them a copy of application. Has anyone at WashU found this to be effective? (As in, did it make a difference addressing the email to an alumni rather than just the hiring coordinator?)
If so, did you contact the alumni before sending them a copy of your application just to chat or something? (Should we be direct sending only to alumni we've contacted beforehand?)
Also, I know this sounds gunner-ish, but I need to kill it next semester and I wanted to review some stuff over the summer. Did anyone take commercial law w/ keating and know what textbook/edition he used? I've heard scary things about that class, so I don't want it to mess up my gpa
thanks in advance! sorry about the long post lol
I didn't take that approach for mass mailing, so I can't help you there. I went for hitting as many firms as I could in the city I wanted to be in, and got a couple screeners for my trouble.
For commercial law, I took it last fall and Keating used "Commercial Transactions: A Systems Approach" by Lopucki, Warren, Keating, and Mann. Can't remember the edition off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure it's whatever is most recent. Fifth, I think? Looking on the publisher's website there's a sixth edition coming out in 2016, so he might use that this year, obviously can't say for sure.
I didn't think it was a scary class, and ended up doing quite well. It's just a lot of material, which can be hard to stay on top of, but IME as long as you do the reading and the assigned problems you'll be fine.