Hi all, I've been lurking on here for a while but decided I should really start posting. I thought I should introduce myself, my name's Drew (obviously) and I'm a 23-year-old law graduate living in…Continue
"Apologies for the delay in replying to this, haven't had a chance to get online. Again thanks all for the advice, will get writing to some firms and see what comes back. Believe it or not, anyone can give legal advice in Scotland, you just…"
"You can create an internship at basically any organization that employs lawyers. From the organization's viewpoint, the upside is free skilled labor. The downside is liability from having an extra body around (to stink up the office…"
"If you want prestige, go for the biggest firm in the biggest city you can tolerate. But, if you want experience, small towns are the way to go. Small firms in big towns are better than big firms, but they still tend to specialize ... so…"
"If I were an unlicensed US law graduate who wanted to get experience, I'd try to find a legal environment where I could hang out. In the US, big law firms have formal paid internships, but small firms will let a student hang out and give…"
"FYI: Taking on an intern to do work a business would normally pay someone to do is illegal in the US.
American jurists also have to be very careful about giving legal advice without taking and passing the Bar exam of the appropriate…"
"Thanks for the response. I've done a bit of volunteering in the past with a local charity, giving quasi-legal advice to people with a variety of issues. I stopped this when I started my full-time job but I'm sure they would let me go back…"
"Thanks for the friend ad! You were asking what I thought of Oklahoma when I lived there - to be honest I loved it, much prefer it to living in the UK. Also I felt the people were a lot friendlier and more sociable, for example a tutor said that…"
"Wow! Thanks everyone for the replies, didn't expect to get so many!
To answer the question about the law degree - the system is a bit different here. To be a solicitor in Scotland, you need to do an LLB (3 years) or LLB (Hons) (4 years), then a…"
"Perhaps the question you should be asking yourself is: Will I be off at the first hint of a legal job?
The answer to the above question will tell you how to approach the interviewer's question.
Are you going to bolt at the first hint of a legal…"
What are your thoughts on it?For me, 90% of the stuff I've heard brings this quote to mind: "Christian rock music doesn't make Christianity any better, but it makes rock music worse." Maybe the radio station I listen to just happens to pick all the worst songs, but honestly, it's kinda depressing how technically unsatisfactory a lot of it is: the lyrics are shallow and cliched, and the music is ... meh. Even the recent songs that I really like are just sonic rip-offs of the latest (secular)…See More
"I do know the type Travis but in the many years I've spent rattling around this earth, I've learned there's little percentage in attempting to debate them using logic, common sense or reason. I have better things to do with my time."
"I am not working within (just) a duality here. I feel that my existence expands upon it, may fill gaps that would otherwise be left up to conjecture (such as nature vs nurture). I embrace the fact that masculinity is both biology and social in…"