Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Things not to do

Note to self: Do not move house during the semester. I don't know what I was thinking. There is another truism: you find out who your friends are fast when you need help moving. Many of my small-section classmates answered the call for help - and if any of you are reading this, thank you!

On another note: OCI has not been good for my self esteem: 4 interviews (out of five resumes - yes, I was being choosy) and not one callback. Not even one firm thought I was intriguing enough to invite back to meet everyone else, and have a nice chicken caesar salad for lunch. Go figure....

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Legal Definition of Stare Decisis

Update: Since I had 120(!!!) hits today of people looking for the definition of "Stare Decisis":

- here's a link to a definition. Legal Definition of Stare Decisis

disclaimer - I am not responsible for the content of sites I may link to.

Sua Sponte: necessities for OCI

Click the title of this post for a great checklist for OCI. I don't have nearly as many interviews as she did, but the tips were still helpful.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

OCI redux

So OCI time is upon us again. I only dropped for a few firms, all here in the same city. Career "Services" keeps encouraging us to "broaden our horizons" but I really don't want to go to [major metropolitan city] this summer. After graduation, if that's really the only place I can get a job, then fine. But for the summer? No way. CS just wants to pad their statistics, anyway. Why am I telling you all this? Because here's how they get you: other students. It seems like everyone else has dropped for dozens of firms, so I start second-guessing myself. You would think I would have learned from 1L not to compare myself so much, but old habits die hard. I have to keep reminding myself: You are doing what's right for you. So when I'm doing summer school again next year, I'll look back on this and laugh, right?