Pittsburgh 2011

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mhd08
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:32 pm

swan87 wrote:Current 1Ls: How is the summer job search going?


Almost everyone I know either has interviews lined up or has pretty good prospects. I know a couple people who have their internships locked down. The only people I know who don't have interviews yet are those who either a) just started looking in the past few weeks or b) sent out only one or two applications. Both of those are both poor decisions and there's no reason to put yourself in either situation. I don't even know how many I sent out, but I'd have to guess it was around 20 and I started talking to connections in December and started sending out applications in the beginning of January. I had two interviews, with one resulting in an offer, and I have four coming up in the next two weeks. Four of those interviews were the results of cold calling, meaning I had no connections and just sent my material anyway. The other two interviews, well I can't say whether or not there was a direct correlation with getting the interviews, but I had connections. So while it definitely helps to have connections, it also doesn't necessarily hurt you if you don't have any.

(I blame my 3 edits on having the flu.)
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:36 pm

swan87 wrote:Is it difficult to find Pittsburgh jobs in the summer if you're from another area?


I haven't found this to be the case. But I'm sure it can't hurt to have ties and connections here. I'm from NJ so all of my connections are in the NY/NJ area, which is very helpful in case I decide I'd like to go back home after graduating.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:44 pm

My strategy has been as follows:

1. Send out 15-20 resumes to firms in my practice area (IP/patent) in early December to see if I got any nibbles at all.
2. After grades came back apply to all the federal judges who are taking interns along with some firms who have practice areas of interest. (another 15-20)
3. Apply to AUSA's office (or USAO if you'd rather call it that) (who is taking 10 interns in the PGH area)
4. Send out another 10-15 resumes to corporate in-house gigs and other miscellaneous legal jobs

It seems to be working fairly well. Like I said I've had 1 interview and another coming up. The first one was with corporate in-house and the other is with a federal judge. Most of the other places that I would like to work are getting around to looking at resumes now. I moved to Pittsburgh knowing 0 people, legal market or otherwise.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:47 pm

Bedsole wrote:My strategy has been as follows:

1. Send out 15-20 resumes to firms in my practice area (IP/patent) in early December to see if I got any nibbles at all.
2. After grades came back apply to all the federal judges who are taking interns along with some firms who have practice areas of interest. (another 15-20)
3. Apply to AUSA's office (or USAO if you'd rather call it that) (who is taking 10 interns in the PGH area)
4. Send out another 10-15 resumes to corporate in-house gigs and other miscellaneous legal jobs

It seems to be working fairly well. Like I said I've had 1 interview and another coming up. The first one was with corporate in-house and the other is with a federal judge. Most of the other places that I would like to work are getting around to looking at resumes now. I moved to Pittsburgh knowing 0 people, legal market or otherwise.


But you knew us via TLS! <3

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:49 pm

OGR3 wrote:But you knew us via TLS! <3


Yeah... that counts...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Bedsole wrote:
OGR3 wrote:But you knew us via TLS! <3


Yeah... that counts...


It may not have meant much to you, but it meant the world to me...
:cry:

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:53 pm

OGR3 wrote:
Bedsole wrote:
OGR3 wrote:But you knew us via TLS! <3


Yeah... that counts...


It may not have meant much to you, but it meant the world to me...
:cry:


Get me a job, and we'll talk

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:54 pm

Bedsole wrote:
OGR3 wrote:
Bedsole wrote:
OGR3 wrote:But you knew us via TLS! <3


Yeah... that counts...


It may not have meant much to you, but it meant the world to me...
:cry:


Get me a job, and we'll talk


I don't like you that much.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby nshapkar » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:02 pm

OGR3 wrote:I don't like you that much.



MASCOT/RACER FIGHT!!!

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby swan87 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:02 pm

Oh my. Thanks for all of your help! I'm beyond nervous for next year.. I should probably wait to be nervous until August though.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:11 pm

swan87 wrote:Oh my. Thanks for all of your help! I'm beyond nervous for next year.. I should probably wait to be nervous until August though.


Whatever you do PLEASE try and enjoy this summer, you won't have the opportunity to enjoy life for a long while after that.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:15 pm

nshapkar wrote:
OGR3 wrote:I don't like you that much.



MASCOT/RACER FIGHT!!!


I'd win.

Unless Bedsole brought along his girlfriend, in which case, I'd probably be stabbed.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:26 pm

OGR3 wrote:
nshapkar wrote:
OGR3 wrote:I don't like you that much.



MASCOT/RACER FIGHT!!!


I'd win.

Unless Bedsole brought along his girlfriend, in which case, I'd probably be stabbed.


ahahahaha

I don't have to win, I drive faster.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:28 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
swan87 wrote:Oh my. Thanks for all of your help! I'm beyond nervous for next year.. I should probably wait to be nervous until August though.


Whatever you do PLEASE try and enjoy this summer, you won't have the opportunity to enjoy life for a long while after that.


+ 1000, although we know some people who still enjoy life a whole lot considering they're in law school.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:30 pm

mhd08 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
swan87 wrote:Oh my. Thanks for all of your help! I'm beyond nervous for next year.. I should probably wait to be nervous until August though.


Whatever you do PLEASE try and enjoy this summer, you won't have the opportunity to enjoy life for a long while after that.


+ 1000, although we know some people who still enjoy life a whole lot considering they're in law school.


I doubt I fit that category even though I spent 30 minutes of Con Law talking to you on facebook yesterday :roll:

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:34 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:
mhd08 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:
swan87 wrote:Oh my. Thanks for all of your help! I'm beyond nervous for next year.. I should probably wait to be nervous until August though.


Whatever you do PLEASE try and enjoy this summer, you won't have the opportunity to enjoy life for a long while after that.


+ 1000, although we know some people who still enjoy life a whole lot considering they're in law school.


I doubt I fit that category even though I spent 30 minutes of Con Law talking to you on facebook yesterday :roll:


You know our conversation was probably much more interesting. But no, you don't fit into that category. However, I know you're well aware of one or two who might. Anyway, I'm pretty sure TLS isn't the place for law school gossip. My b.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:01 pm

mhd08 wrote:You know our conversation was probably much more interesting. But no, you don't fit into that category. However, I know you're well aware of one or two who might. Anyway, I'm pretty sure TLS isn't the place for law school gossip. My b.


This is completely false. Gossip, preferably gossip with real names, is 100% okay on TLS.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:32 pm

OGR3 wrote:
mhd08 wrote:You know our conversation was probably much more interesting. But no, you don't fit into that category. However, I know you're well aware of one or two who might. Anyway, I'm pretty sure TLS isn't the place for law school gossip. My b.


This is completely false. Gossip, preferably gossip with real names, is 100% okay on TLS.


Ha I wish. I wouldn't doubt it if you've heard anyway.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:40 pm

How much ( if any) financial assistance does pitt give? I've done my fasfa and dont make a lot of money./ have a lot of assets, so is it a possibility?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:43 pm

Hey - I'm visiting Pitt tomorrow. Sitting in on the 1030 crim pro with mahoney(?) Good choice? I was also offered the property then..
Also wondering if anyone has a reccomendation for a good vegetarian place in walking distance from the law school.
Thanks.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:50 pm

LeDique wrote:Hey - I'm visiting Pitt tomorrow. Sitting in on the 1030 crim pro with mahoney(?) Good choice? I was also offered the property then..
Also wondering if anyone has a reccomendation for a good vegetarian place in walking distance from the law school.
Thanks.


Bahahahah. McCarthy. That's my class. Dude is hilarious. Good choice on the crim pro.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:52 pm

Bedsole wrote:
LeDique wrote:Hey - I'm visiting Pitt tomorrow. Sitting in on the 1030 crim pro with mahoney(?) Good choice? I was also offered the property then..
Also wondering if anyone has a reccomendation for a good vegetarian place in walking distance from the law school.
Thanks.


Bahahahah. McCarthy. That's my class. Dude is hilarious. Good choice on the crim pro.


LOL I have to agree with this. I also have him and the class is very entertaining. Not too sure about vegetarian options but Red Oak is awesome and I'm pretty sure it has vegetarian options. It's 2 or 3 blocks away.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Dr. Review » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 pm

However, I am pretty sure Mahoney teaches property at 10:30

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Bedsole wrote:
LeDique wrote:Hey - I'm visiting Pitt tomorrow. Sitting in on the 1030 crim pro with mahoney(?) Good choice? I was also offered the property then..
Also wondering if anyone has a reccomendation for a good vegetarian place in walking distance from the law school.
Thanks.


Bahahahah. McCarthy. That's my class. Dude is hilarious. Good choice on the crim pro.


I agree. I have Mahoney in Property at 10:30. I promise you she would have put you to sleep.

Crim/crim pro is the ideal class for 0Ls, both because they deal with stuff most people have at least some knowledge about and because they're often entertaining. I've heard good things about McCarthy.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:58 pm

i herard yall got a spring break coming up the week of march 10th? any plans?




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