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…"
"I haven't had too much experience with LA, and the few instances I was in LA, it was pretty bad. Traffic is ridiculous. Overcrowded seems like the perfect word for it. I've had to go to a hospital in LA, a family member's house and…"
I've been keeping up with developments in the Middle East with ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the militant terrorist group that has declared itself a caliphate and are terrorizing people in that region.I've been reading that possibly dozens of people from the U.S. and U.K. have left their homes and become operatives of that group, most notably the unknown member who executed journalist Jim Foley on video, and Douglas MacAuthur McCain, the Minnesotan who was killed in Syria fighting…See More
"The guy behind that site is clearly a racist, misogynist idiot. I mean he's got titles like "How to Keep Your Baby Momma on Lockdown" and "5 Tips on Getting a Quality Foreign Woman."I'm surprised they don't have…"