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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:01 am

icouldbuyu wrote:
I'm coming in with 2 jobs lined up, so I don't see why someone would say its OGI or nothing. From personal experience, I would say it takes a substantial amount of networking and luck.


That's the same thing I tell everyone, but it's funny only certain people from certain industries get that.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby icouldbuyu » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:04 am

r6_philly wrote:
icouldbuyu wrote:
I'm coming in with 2 jobs lined up, so I don't see why someone would say its OGI or nothing. From personal experience, I would say it takes a substantial amount of networking and luck.


That's the same thing I tell everyone, but it's funny only certain people from certain industries get that.


IMHO, strong networks are more important than grades at the end of the day.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:06 am

ITT: 0Ls discuss what's important in getting a legal job

Next, discuss what it takes to get good law school grades.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:20 am

RVP11 wrote:ITT: 0Ls discuss what's important in getting a legal job

Next, discuss what it takes to get good law school grades.


ITT 0Ls with multiple jobs AND job offers talk about getting through law school and going to get jobs?

Grades: do well on the test? :P

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby icouldbuyu » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:27 am

r6_philly wrote:
RVP11 wrote:ITT: 0Ls discuss what's important in getting a legal job

Next, discuss what it takes to get good law school grades.


ITT 0Ls with multiple jobs AND job offers talk about getting through law school and going to get jobs?

Grades: do well on the test? :P


I had multiple IB offers coming into LS, so I would hardly say my opinion on how to get a job is irrelevant especially since I graduated from a non-elite UG.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:31 am

icouldbuyu wrote:
I had multiple IB offers coming into LS, so I would hardly say my opinion on how to get a job is irrelevant especially since I graduated from a non-elite UG.


I got 2 jobs at F100 companies with a GED, before I got my BS. No it doesn't happen with everyone but it isn't impossible for 0Ls to know something about getting jobs.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:44 am

It may be possible that some 0Ls know something abou finding legal work, but it's almost certain that they think they know more than they actually do.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:45 am

vanwinkle wrote:It may be possible that some 0Ls know something abou finding legal work, but it's almost certain that they think they know more than they actually do.


I see you aren't certain enough to leave out that word. :P

ETA: we are talking about getting a job that pays well with a JD, not necessarily a firm job through OCI/OGI.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby pjo » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:21 pm

barry wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:hey guys, question about people success with firms outside of OGI. Does this happen often in secondary markets that you can show real interest in? Or is it OGI or nothing? Also is this possible in smaller markets if you don't have great grades or do you need to give up on firms if you are bottom quarter?

I am honestly really terrified of going to UVa at sticker but im thinking of doing it anyway. I want to end up at a firm in a secondary market (philly or denver are my two ideal locations). Any help would be great. I'd appreciate PMs as well. thanks guys.


Id like to get any ideas on this as well


Regardless of the back and forth going on concerning 0L's knowing anything about finding jobs, maybe a current UVA student could answer this question. Same as Law Sauce, I have been wondering what happens to the ppl that don't land anything during 2L OGI. If you don't do something PI/Gov related during 1L summer, do you have no shot at that either? If someone played a fairly safe bidding strategy, only applying to secondary markets w/ ties, what are the chances of not getting anything (let's assume the person is median, and the same question for someone below median)?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:48 pm

RVP11 wrote:ITT: 0Ls discuss what's important in getting a legal job

Next, discuss what it takes to get good law school grades.

i don't really think that's a fair assessment on what is going on ITT, even if you're going for sarcasm. all i see is some 0Ls asking about how to get a good legal job from people who some experience because they're already in school. we all want to know more before we dive in and pay 50 grand a year in tuition at a lol school when the legal market sucks right now. plus the 0Ls who are answering are saying similar things to what i've heard 2Ls answer this question say. you don't have to be a dick about it

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:50 pm

r6_philly wrote:I see you aren't certain enough to leave out that word. :P

There's a quote that goes something like, "I spent three years and one hundred thousand dollars to learn to put 'possibly' before every 'yes' or 'no' answer."

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sundance95 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:53 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I see you aren't certain enough to leave out that word. :P

There's a quote that goes something like, "I spent three years and one hundred thousand dollars to learn to put 'possibly' before every 'yes' or 'no' answer."

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:27 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I see you aren't certain enough to leave out that word. :P

There's a quote that goes something like, "I spent three years and one hundred thousand dollars to learn to put 'possibly' before every 'yes' or 'no' answer."


:lol: That's funny, I guess I am wasting the 100k no matter what then :lol: can I have my diploma now?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby coldshoulder » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:33 pm

This may have been asked before, but the thread is huge.
I hate the heat. How bad is it really?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby suspicious android » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:39 pm

coldshoulder wrote:This may have been asked before, but the thread is huge.
I hate the heat. How bad is it really?


Where are you from? August will be unpleasant, hot and muggy, highs in the 90's usually, an occasional hot spell might get you to 100, but that's more likely in July. By September it's noticeably cooler. It doesn't really heat up again until late May or June, you'll see a lot of the 70's in April and May.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jcunni5 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:36 pm

has anyone heard of there being a 2nd round of journal tryouts? I f***ed up and didn't make a journal this time around

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Doritos » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:46 pm

jcunni5 wrote:has anyone heard of there being a 2nd round of journal tryouts? I f***ed up and didn't make a journal this time around


It exists but it is after OGIs from what I am told.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:50 pm

Doritos wrote:
jcunni5 wrote:has anyone heard of there being a 2nd round of journal tryouts? I f***ed up and didn't make a journal this time around

It exists but it is after OGIs from what I am told.

Sometime after everyone accepts their offers, the journals will determine whether or not they need more people, and if so, they'll take people from those who didn't make the initial cut. This occurs in April, so no need to worry.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:23 pm

quakeroats wrote:UVA made ATL again:

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http://abovethelaw.com/2011/03/law-stud ... mployment/

No such thing as bad publicity imo.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:28 pm

Kohinoor wrote:No such thing as bad publicity imo.


You are going to have a job just for thinking that. (seriously)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:32 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:No such thing as bad publicity imo.


You are going to have a job just for thinking that. (seriously)

*polishes resume*

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:31 pm

coldshoulder wrote:This may have been asked before, but the thread is huge.
I hate the heat. How bad is it really?


How bad is the heat? The only time it's routinely above 50 degrees is during the summer; ie when there's a great chance that you won't be here. It was snowing a couple of days ago. To be honest, I've been kind of disappointed with the weather. I think Duke may be the only top 14 that truly has good weather.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:38 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:This may have been asked before, but the thread is huge.
I hate the heat. How bad is it really?


How bad is the heat? The only time it's routinely above 50 degrees is during the summer; ie when there's a great chance that you won't be here. It was snowing a couple of days ago. To be honest, I've been kind of disappointed with the weather. I think Duke may be the only top 14 that truly has good weather.


I hear Stanford's got pretty swell weather.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:40 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:This may have been asked before, but the thread is huge.
I hate the heat. How bad is it really?


How bad is the heat? The only time it's routinely above 50 degrees is during the summer; ie when there's a great chance that you won't be here. It was snowing a couple of days ago. To be honest, I've been kind of disappointed with the weather. I think Duke may be the only top 14 that truly has good weather.


I hear Stanford's got pretty swell weather.


UT ;)




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