Welcome to jdOasis.com!
Our goal at jdOasis.com is to become the most entertaining and useful legal community online. With a strong mix of legal professionals from all types of law, you can be sure that your questions will get answered in our legal forums. As JDO grows, we also plan on providing several services to help as you progress through your legal career including:
- Detailed industry and interview guides
- Mock Interviews and Career Mentors
- LSAT Prep Discounts
- Professional legal resume review services
- Access to top legal careers through our job board.
Come join your fellow primates now!
What's the Point?
Every year some of the brightest, most driven and optimistic undergraduates from top colleges and universities consider law school. As they prepare to apply, enter the work force and embark on their legal career, at some point along the way, many of these motivated individuals become disillusioned, frustrated and stressed about their job. What is my next step? Should I go to change my practice area? Should I try to get a job at X law firm?
The primary goal of jdOasis.com is to help educate young legal professionals and students as they approach critical career decisions while simultaneously providing an outlet that can make them laugh. It is a place where legal professionals can come to learn more about other related fields, network with other users and even apply to specific jobs that interest them.
Whether you're a young fresh-eyed chimp or an old embittered ape, we hope you find solace here at the Oasis!
jdOasis.com was (re)launched in July 2012 as a sister site to WallStreetOasis.com ("WSO"). WSO has become the go-to resource when trying to break into Wall Street and financial related fields and is a very active community with over 4 million pageviews per month. We felt that a similar type of community was needed for the legal minded students and professionals out there so they could also make informed decisions -- from law school to law firm and beyond.
Patrick Curtis, Founder and CEO
Hey fellow primates! So a bit about me....I recently graduated with an MBA in entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of Business in 2010. While at Wharton, I was actively involved in the entrepreneurial community, with Wall Street Oasis selected into the Venture Initiation Program in 2008 and awarded the Wharton Venture Award in 2009. My experience includes two years in investment banking (restructuring group at Rothschild) and four years in private equity (Tailwind Capital) making investments in the healthcare and business service industries. In my spare time I enjoy playing poker, watching any Boston sports team and traveling abroad. You can drop me an e-mail at Patrick at jdoasis.com, or send me a private message on JDO (username is jdoasis) or connect with me on Linked In.
João Guilherme, CTO
João is the founder of CrafTI, a Drupal and .Net web development firm. He currently works out in São Paulo where he lives with his wife. João is responsible for the overall layout, module installations and general site maintenance that keeps the community working. As his name is quite hard to pronounce we call him Jay and can be reached at [email protected]
Khalid Baheyeldin, IT Consultant
The newest member of the team and arguably the most talented developer in the Drupal community, Khalid lives in Ontario, Canada.
With more than two decades of experience in the Information Technology field, he is the co-founder and Managing Partner of 2bits.com, Inc., which specializes in Drupal consulting, including scalability, performance, development and customization. He is a permanent member of the Drupal Association's General Assembly which elects the Board of Directors.
Khalid is responsible for managing our servers and back end infrastructure for scalability and security. This means the he keeps the community fast and secure, and provides Drupal expertise where needed.
Ken Loh, Editorial Calendar
Ken is responsible for managing our Editorial Calendar. He also resides in Ontario, Canada and he can be contacted at [email protected], so reach out to him if you are interested in joining our team as a contributing author!