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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:40 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


ITE, what good will this really do??

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:42 pm

nooo kalvano's post disappeared before i could quote it

well, in response i was going to say:

truf, im wearing my Texas Longhorns cap the first day i start law school (after orientations) :P

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:43 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


ITE, what good will this really do??

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:43 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:nooo kalvano's post disappeared before i could quote it

well, in response i was going to say:

truf, im wearing my Texas Longhorns cap the first day i start law school (after orientations) :P


Why did that disappear?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:43 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:nooo kalvano's post disappeared before i could quote it



I didn't want to delve into that argument yet again.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:44 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


ITE, what good will this really do??


Experience doing what is my point

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:44 pm

kalvano wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:nooo kalvano's post disappeared before i could quote it



I didn't want to delve into that argument yet again.


haha i thought the exact same thing

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:44 pm

Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:45 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)


haha Gotya. How did Kalvano delete a post like that?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


ITE, what good will this really do??


if you want an answer that goes beyond the obvious personal reasons...employers ITE look for resumes with real work experience that shows a newly minted JD won't fall apart when he or she has to play grown up for the first time ever.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


ITE, what good will this really do??


if you want an answer that goes beyond the obvious personal reasons...employers ITE look for resumes with real work experience that shows a newly minted JD won't fall apart when he or she has to play grown up for the first time ever.


True. Makes sense

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:48 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)


haha Gotya. How did Kalvano delete a post like that?


special admin powers

or you know, the delete button :P

haha yeah, once someone posts after you, your post can only be edited and no longer deleted

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:49 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)


haha Gotya. How did Kalvano delete a post like that?


special admin powers

or you know, the delete button :P

haha yeah, once someone posts after you, your post can only be edited and no longer deleted


lol I didn't know that's how it worked wooops

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)


haha Gotya. How did Kalvano delete a post like that?



I sacrificed a chicken and inscribed mystical symbols in blood on the side of my computer.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:50 pm

kalvano wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:Experience doing what is my point


life experience :)


haha Gotya. How did Kalvano delete a post like that?



I sacrificed a chicken and inscribed mystical symbols in blood on the side of my computer.


Was thinking something along these lines..

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:51 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
employers ITE look for resumes with real work experience that shows a newly minted JD won't fall apart when he or she has to play grown up for the first time ever.


Honestly, it's not a big deal. If you have substantive WE from during UG, you're fine. No need to take a year off for employment purposes. Plenty of reason if you need time to reflect, grow, etc.



No need to, but I can't imagine it hurts when you go to interview if you know how to interview, have experience in the real world supporting yourself, etc.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:51 pm

NYAssociate wrote:I sometimes wonder whether it would have made more economic sense to go for BigTex law.

And then I realize I love NYC too much.


This will prob be exactly what I wonder and realize in a few years

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:52 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:53 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:56 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
Cilent21 wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:I sometimes wonder whether it would have made more economic sense to go for BigTex law.

And then I realize I love NYC too much.


This will prob be exactly what I wonder and realize in a few years


Aren't you making a lot of assumptions? I.e., that you'll get offers from at least one of the two markets?


I just meant in choosing schools..

"go for BigTex law" = ut

"love NYC" = CN

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:58 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
kalvano wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:
employers ITE look for resumes with real work experience that shows a newly minted JD won't fall apart when he or she has to play grown up for the first time ever.


Honestly, it's not a big deal. If you have substantive WE from during UG, you're fine. No need to take a year off for employment purposes. Plenty of reason if you need time to reflect, grow, etc.



No need to, but I can't imagine it hurts when you go to interview if you know how to interview, have experience in the real world supporting yourself, etc.


Just do practice interviews then. Big deal.



Because that's exactly the same thing as when you're being questioned by the person who holds your future in his / her hands.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:01 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:04 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
Because that's exactly the same thing as when you're being questioned by the person who holds your future in his / her hands.


I like that you sarcastically dismiss my posts or give these pithy, definitive rejections. It makes it seem like you're working in biglaw, and I'm the uneducated, speculating 0L. Oh wait.

If you really think that the only way to prepare for interviews is actually to have those interviews (which is false, by the way), then go and grab some interviews in the summer before OCI. It's not hard. People will interview you. Whether they'll give you an offer is another question. But it can't hurt to put yourself through the paces.



I sarcastically dismiss everybody. You're not special.

The only way to really know how to interview is to do it. All the practice interviews in the world can't compare to actually interviewing for a real job that you want / need.




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