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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, October 6th, 2008 02:14 pm
hrmm ...

Received this in my work email over the weekend. It starts out promising.
Hi Tim,

Not sure if you remember, but we met a few years ago in Los Angeles at xxxx's wedding. We were introduced by our mutual friend xxxx, and spoke for a few minutes about Oregon, which I've visited several times. I hadn't begun law school at that point, but I mentioned that Portland is one of the places I was thinking about in terms of relocating for a job. You mentioned your love of the city and gave me your card.

Well, time flies, and I find myself in interview season in my 3L year at xxxx. I would very much like to interview your firm for a job after I graduate. Can you let me know if there's someone specifically I should send my resume to, or would be it more appropriate to send it to you to route it through to proper channels, with a kind word? I appreciate your help, Tim.

Also, can you remind me what law you guys practice there?

Sincerely,

xxxx

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idunn
idunn
A world tree and the last of three
Monday, October 6th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)

Also, can you remind me what law you guys practice there?

Lulz. Google is your friend!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, October 6th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)

Or, you know, my BUSINESS CARD.


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idunn
idunn
A world tree and the last of three
Monday, October 6th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)

Pff, details!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, October 6th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)

:)


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lubaya
lubaya
Lubaya
Monday, October 6th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

You want to apply to practice law at the firm, but don't even know what they practice?

Epic Fail.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)

All law is the same, and all lawyers practice it. It's a lot like medicine that way.


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lubaya
lubaya
Lubaya
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)

Uh huh. IP law is exactly like criminal law! (Don't you actually have to take a separate bar exam if you want to practice IP?)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)

If you want to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office, yep. The US Tax Court and US military law tribunals also require separate bars.


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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)

*snort*


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stopword
stopword
Alice
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)

I thought they were teaching all the kids how to use The Google these days.

Man.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)

If he even needs Google. The business card says "Intellectual Property Attorneys" right next to the firm name and website.


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stopword
stopword
Alice
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)

Clearly, that's the kind of attention to detail that would allow him to shine as an intellectual property attorney.


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sage_and_sea
sage_and_sea
If you can't be nice, at least be vague.
Monday, October 6th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)

That's some serious slackin' there, dude.


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40_ounce_bounce
Inigo Montoya
Monday, October 6th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)

lawlz!


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ldwheeler
ldwheeler
ldwheeler
Monday, October 6th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)

So many possible answers. I'd settle for "Murphy's."


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adr0ck
adr0ck
So I'm the Grape Ape
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)

no, no! godwin's!


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obsqurity
obsqurity
owner of this corner, and not much more
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
winner

And how are you going to respond?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Re: winner

I already did, but it was boring:

"Hi xxxx, it's good to hear from you again, and I certainly remember our conversation. I recall that you were primarily interested in tax and elder law, so if you arranged your courses to study those disciplines, I should remind you that we are exclusively an intellectual property law firm. If you are interested in our firm, please forward your resume directly to [our recruiting address] along with a cover letter, and let me know so I can alert our team to expect it. In any case, congratulations on beginning your final year of law school!"


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pilarcruz
pilarcruz
Righteous and Harmonious Fists
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)

OH MY GOD.


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tronochick
tronochick
tronochick
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)

wow. this is pathetic.
you should repost this on lawstudents as "how NOT to try and curry yourself an interview"

oh hey, btw Tim, i have some 3L friends that are looking for jobs, wanna get them interviews too? of course they don't want to do IP work, but that shouldn't be a problem, right?? ;-)


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adventure_girl
adventure_girl
adventure_girl
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)

Hi Tim,

Not sure if you remember, but I guess I met you once. I seem to have this business card... Well, anyway, I need a job. And I'm really desperate. Did I mention I have a C- average in law school? Also, I can't read. Wanna hire me???? Please??? I'll buy you a beer! Just, please email me a picture, because I don't seem to remember what you look like.

Kthnxbye.
xxxx


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