ragnarok545 wrote:Hey guys. As repeated already, thanks a bunch for taking questions. I'm also a recently admitted fellowship student, and I'm trying to decide between here and Boston U (also possibly Temple if I gain a full scholarship). A few questions I have:
Do you have a sense yet of how your 2L fellowship work will be assigned? Will you request to work with a professor or will they pick you. Are the 2Ls still working in administration those who just fell through the cracks or did they mostly choose to remain there? I know this has kind of been covered already, but if you could shed light on any further details, it would be awesome.
I'm not entirely sure, but I think you list your preferred professors, and the administration does their best to get students matched up with the professors they chose. I can't imagine people voluntarily choosing to do administrative work, since working with a professor pretty much guarantees a letter of recommendation.
Does working in alumnae relations and admissions mean that you call alumnae for money and act as a tour guide for students, respectively, or is there more to it than that? If you are assigned a certain 1L job after filling out the questionnaire, can you request that they reconsider if you don't think it would be a good fit? (I mostly ask this last one on the chance that alumnae relations is mostly asking for money).
Not a clue. I suspect admissions involves a lot of envelope stuffing and other menial office work. The tour guides I see tend to be 2Ls, but then again, I haven't seen that many tours yet, its still a little early.
Do any of you guys have significant others who do not attend W+M Law, and if so, how do the rules work for them gaining access to gym facilities, the cafeteria, etc. Is it possible for them to live in the Grad Plex as well, or is it strictly students only?
Gradplex is student only, sorry. However, I think the school is very accommodating towards non-students when it comes to access to facilities. People bring their significant others to class all the time, and the library is open to everyone. There's no real cafeteria in the law school, just a lounge/coffee area that anybody can hang out in. The big cafeterias on campus let anybody in, though its rare to see a law student eat on campus.
The gym has such elaborate security measures, its somewhat of a joke amongst students. I wouldn't be surprised if we start needing retinal scans to get in next semester. However, you can bring a guest, for a $5.00 a day fee.
How would you describe the condition of the law school facilities (classrooms, equipment, etc.). I've seen pictures of the library and it looks awesome, but is everything else pretty well cared for, or are things in poor shape?
Generally speaking, law schools tend to be very well maintained. As for William and Mary, I haven't seen anything worth complaining about, and everything looks very clean. The classroom technology is as advanced as you can ask for, we've got spiffy fiber optics and all that. The McGlothlin Courtroom is the most technologically advanced courtroom in the world, as I'm sure you'll hear many, many times when you visit.
The area around William and Mary is well maintained, since its Colonial Williamsburg and all. We all have a love/hate relationship with CW, confusion corner, and the pedestrian ridden Merchant Square. How I loathe that damnable puppetmaster....(these are all hilarious W&M in-jokes, you'll know what I am talking about if you chose to go here).
The point is, W&M is clean, and the surrounding area is probably one of the most well maintained places in the country.
Do you guys have a sense yet of where you are going to try to work for your 1L summer?
OCS seems to be pushing us to work government jobs in D.C. or in District Attorney's offices throughout the country. At least, those are the jobs that the e-mail us about, I don't think they mentioned anything about firm jobs. People are trying for internships with judges, but nobody I know has gotten any callbacks yet.
Its a bit early to get a sense of what's attainable and what's not, especially since we won't have grades until January. Its still early in the game, I haven't gotten an interview yet (and I doubt I'm unique), though somebody else may have had better luck than I. The point is, I have no clue where I'm going to work, I'm just tossing resumes at people, hoping something sticks.