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Back to the grind.

Hello all, sorry about the delay in posts. I have been really busy with the start of classes and researching for the law journal, I haven’t had much time to do anything else. Second year of law school so far is much different than first year. Everybody’s attitude toward his or her schoolwork, and in class is much more relaxed. The main thrust now is toward getting a job for next summer, which for some people seems way to far ahead in the future.

So far I have sent resumes and cover letters to more than 30 large firms in New York City and have only been formally rejected by one, the rest probably have tossed my application aside. I did go through a mock interview with one of the firms that I was applying for. Despite the fact there was no chance of getting a job, it was a very good experience. I suggest that anybody going through the job search process should attend a mock interview. It is a great way to hone your interview skills and get solid feedback on the way you present yourself. The best thing about a mock interview is that it allows you to calm your nerves before the real ones.

Other than looking for a job, I have begun research on the note I have to write for the Transnational Law Review. This is a year-long process of researching and writing a paper with the hope that eventually it will become published in the journal. My topic thus far is China’s new Anti-Monopoly Law and its effects on U.S. investment. Over the next few weeks I will be narrowing that down into a well-articulated thesis statement and begin developing my position in a 20 to 30 page paper.

On top of all this I have three classes that I will be attending and doing work for. Needless to say, I have my work cut out for me this year. I will be trying to update this blog at least once a week from here on out but don’t hold me to it.

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