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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:07 am

congrats on law review everyone

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:08 am

dgouzoul wrote:congrats on law review everyone

Plz to not make unfounded assumptions kthx.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby slider » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:26 am

It took over a month for grades to come in. Jeez. Not looking forward to this next year.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:07 am

dgouzoul wrote:congrats on law review everyone

:roll:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:19 am

When people ask what my highest grade was in law school, I'll just reply S :?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:20 am

slider wrote:It took over a month for grades to come in. Jeez. Not looking forward to this next year.

The worst is when you're about 3 weeks in and you live right next to the school. You just sit there thinking "See, they think I won't just burn that building down."

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:07 am

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:27 am

Kohinoor wrote:
slider wrote:It took over a month for grades to come in. Jeez. Not looking forward to this next year.

The worst is when you're about 3 weeks in and you live right next to the school. You just sit there thinking "See, they think I won't just burn that building down."


:lol:

Kohinoor anyone else's favorite poster?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:36 am

D Brooks wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
slider wrote:It took over a month for grades to come in. Jeez. Not looking forward to this next year.

The worst is when you're about 3 weeks in and you live right next to the school. You just sit there thinking "See, they think I won't just burn that building down."


:lol:

Kohinoor anyone else's favorite poster?

+1

I lol'ed at that.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:02 pm

What are people's thoughts on 1L OGI in February? Is it pretty useful; do a sizable number of 1L students land a job through 1L OGI?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:11 pm

Hiei wrote:What are people's thoughts on 1L OGI in February? Is it pretty useful; do a sizable number of 1L students land a job through 1L OGI?

Useful, yes. Sizable, no.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:14 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Hiei wrote:What are people's thoughts on 1L OGI in February? Is it pretty useful; do a sizable number of 1L students land a job through 1L OGI?

Useful, yes. Sizable, no.



Thanks. What type of employers are most represented (firms, government agencies, public interest groups)?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:17 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:18 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:19 pm

thesealocust wrote:lol 1L OCI. There were like 15 firms or something laughably small, and at least several didn't hire anybody. The overwhelming majority were from Alabama (?).

I think there was a bonus 1L OCI with public interest, but I don't believe in helping people or paying attention to those who would help people, so who knows.



I was thinking that was the case, but hoping otherwise.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:01 pm

There were surprisingly a few law firms that posted internship openings for 1Ls on the Symplicity job listings in February and March. I was actually offered an interview with one, but had to turn it down because I got offered something else with a deadline before the interview date. (Turning down the other offer would've been dumb because getting an interview with a firm doesn't guarantee they'll take you and then I would've had nothing.)

I think the thing about 1L firm jobs is that there will be a few decent ones out there, but they're not going to come to you, you're going to have to go find them.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:42 pm

vanwinkle wrote:There were surprisingly a few law firms that posted internship openings for 1Ls on the Symplicity job listings in February and March. I was actually offered an interview with one, but had to turn it down because I got offered something else with a deadline before the interview date. (Turning down the other offer would've been dumb because getting an interview with a firm doesn't guarantee they'll take you and then I would've had nothing.)

I think the thing about 1L firm jobs is that there will be a few decent ones out there, but they're not going to come to you, you're going to have to go find them.



Thanks;I'm already working on it since I know how hard it is to get one.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:45 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:46 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Hiei wrote:Thanks;I'm already working on it since I know how hard it is to get one.


It's something that effort alone can't topple. Are you extraordinarily well connected to people who make legal hiring decisions at a law firm? If not, do you have deep roots to a very small legal market which would look favorable on UVA? Effort helps, but there's not much you can do as a 0L OR as a 1L to secure a 1L firm job based on the anecdotes I saw :P

Worth a shot, but not something that 'already working on' as a 0L will help.


At the risk of outing myself all of the bolded was what I was talking about (well the market isn't "very small" but it isn't one of NYC/DC/Cali).

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:00 pm

Hiei, are you starting 1L in the Fall?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Hiei » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:02 pm

slider wrote:Hiei, are you starting 1L in the Fall?


Yes

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:18 pm

Hiei wrote:
slider wrote:Hiei, are you starting 1L in the Fall?


Yes


Ah. Thought you deferred for some reason. :D (as you were)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby howcani111 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:36 pm

Hiei wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Hiei wrote:Thanks;I'm already working on it since I know how hard it is to get one.


It's something that effort alone can't topple. Are you extraordinarily well connected to people who make legal hiring decisions at a law firm? If not, do you have deep roots to a very small legal market which would look favorable on UVA? Effort helps, but there's not much you can do as a 0L OR as a 1L to secure a 1L firm job based on the anecdotes I saw :P

Worth a shot, but not something that 'already working on' as a 0L will help.


At the risk of outing myself all of the bolded was what I was talking about (well the market isn't "very small" but it isn't one of NYC/DC/Cali).


how do you prepare for a job now? I feel sooo off track.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:37 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:38 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
moose wrote:Are there any Steeler fans at UVA? I need Steeler fans to be terrible people with.


fixed.

Applied ED today. Jason Dugas seems nice. I'm close to throwing up.

OFS. If you get in we can be awesome together while the lame 1Ls are busy trying to be on law review.




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