Every move you make in law school should be made with an eye towards the job market, and career services can help you navigate through those choices. You can expect for OCS to tell you what you need to do over the course of law school to put yourself in the best position to get a job you want. Law school is not won by living in the library in September. The choices you make now could influence the rest of your career, so make sure you choose something that you can “function” on.
One of your first stops on campus should be at your office of career services. Those people are there to help you and asking for help is always easier when preceded by gifts. If it’s a good OCS office, they will immediately tell you how stupid those dreams are and redirect you along more reasonable paths. The bottom of the curve at law school is littered with people who started off strong and then ran out of steam long before the end of the semester. You are in professional school now, you should abuse your substances professionally.
Hotshot is bringing that concept to the legal industry.
We think you should be able […] This summer, Cravath, Swaine & Moore dropped a bombshell on the legal market, announcing that it was raising the starting salaries of its most junior associates by $20,000, with corresponding hikes up the chain.
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So, it appears that there are some people who have ignored my advice and are about to show up to law school anyway. You’re in it now and if you have chosen poorly it’ll be years before you fully realize the gravity of your decision. ” Just keep asking nonsensical questions until the professor leaves you alone. Now, a good law school exam will test how you think, not what you know, and there’s nothing I can do to help you think better. Find yourself a nice, tenured professor who doesn’t have an army sitting outside his or her office every weekday. Then sit back and watch the recommendation letters roll in. It’s Newtonian physics: put in the energy to establish a successful orbit, and once you get there you can let gravity do the rest. The frenzy around the Biglaw associate salary brinkmanship finally seems to have settled down.
Still more people never heard my advice from their pre-law advisor/philosophy major. But, to the extent that you need “facts” to support whatever lunatic ravings you want to spit onto an exam, understand that memorizing said facts is entirely unnecessary. You DON’T have to waste time studying how to answer those issues, that’s what your notes are for. You can learn a lot in eight hours, as long as you’ve organized your material so that you know where to look. Do Not Confuse Legal Writing With Normal Forms Of Human Communication. And in the process, you’ve negged the hot chick/star professor. As we catch our breath, we teamed with our friends at Lateral Link to chat with a couple of legal industry leaders to glean their insights on the implications of this brave new salary market.
“Well, yes, I suppose you the right to separate schools? Law School Is A Test Of Organization, Not Memorization. For those playing along at home, that means everything you need to know is available to you during the exam. Instead, you should be hitting on the slightly uglier friend. Giving attention to people who are living in somebody else’s shadow always works. If you put in the effort 1L year, you’ll have a job lined up by Columbus Day of your 2L year. Yet, despite some isolated efforts to hire and retain more female attorneys and promote more women into partnership, little tangible progress has been made to improve the position of women in the profession… Are you briefing a freaking case before classes even start? From there, even if your initial 50/50 choices were dead wrong, you can recover with bulls**t. They have many suitors and you’ll get farther by showing the self-respect to not kiss their ass at all times. Just remember that it’s the only year that matters. Law firms blow a lot of rhetorical hot air affirming their commitment to achieving gender diversity in the workplace. During that time, you can be furiously skimming the case synopsis in your book. Sucking up to the star professor is like hitting on the prettiest girl at the bar. Outlines allow you to copy other people’s work so you don’t have to do it yourself. You don’t want to spend 3 months drinking gin and juice and then go on a tequila bender right before exams. Also, for what it’s worth, 1L year is possibly the WORST POSSIBLE TIME to go on the wagon. Get your rehab in over the summer; 1L year is not the time to change your entire self-medication regime. The professor will have to tell you that you are wrong or ask for more information. Start off with what you can handle then add as the semester goes along. Kind of like establishing a control soluble that can dissolve other inputs in a known way. “I would say that the key holding is to [increase/decrease] the rights of [any name in the case heading] vis-à-vis the compelling interests of the [state/corporation].” That might not be the “right” answer, but you’ve just put the ball back in the professor’s court. Make friends at OCS, you should be up in their faces quite a lot while you are in law school. The other problem with setting yourself on an unreasonable pace at the beginning of the semester is that you’ll lack confidence and feel unprepared when you aren’t able to keep it up through December. I used to go so far as to pick one main drink for each semester.