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Job Search / Re: Callback interviews
« on: August 27, 2006, 10:45:08 PM »
Irregardless?

I know. "Irregardless"? I thought he went to Yale. WTF.

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Current Law Students / Re: Study Aids
« on: August 22, 2006, 06:50:24 PM »
E&E, E&E, and no clue.

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Current Law Students / Re: MD --> JD
« on: August 20, 2006, 04:35:57 PM »
There was/is a poster on here with the name "Highway" or something like that. I believe he/she went to med school, then ultimately, law school. You should ask him/her.

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Current Law Students / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: August 14, 2006, 07:11:40 AM »
If you use them occassionally you'll see your sexual appetite increases considerably. However if you take them every day you'll end up with a weenie.

I think the effects depend on the person. But I think, at least in general, what you have said is true.

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However, if you are absolutely positive that you do not want to work in Big Law (and trust me, not many people are sure what the hell they want while they're in law school), then maybe a specialty journal would be the ideal choice. 

I only chose to do Law Review because I am not sure whether I want to do Big Law, but I'm leaning towards not doing it.

Big law firms are not the only employers who place high importance on Law Review membership. All other things being equal, almost all (if not all) legal employers are more likely to extend an offer to a member of Law Review than to a member of a secondary journal. This includes judges, as Law Review is nearly a prerequisite for a prestigious judicial clerkship.

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Current Law Students / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:46:17 PM »
This can't be anything else but sarcasm! I mean, they say you have a hell of a libido when on amphetamines!

"6 Female Libido Killers... Amphetamines (speed, crystal meth). Amphetamines are known to cause sexual dysfunction in both men and women. While speeding, sex is likely to be far from her (and your) mind, but talking a lot will not be."

http://www.askmen.com/love/vanessa_100/129d_love_secrets.html

"Adderall (mixed amphetamines) is used to treat a sleeping disorder called narcolepsy as well as attention-deficit disorder (ADD). Initially, amphetamine may increase sex drive, but over time, interest in sex may diminish. Impotence is also a potential side effect. Animal studies suggest that amphetamine can suppress testosterone production and may account for these complications."

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-pharmacy11jul11,1,2213523.column?coll=la-headlines-health

"Possible Side Effects of AdderallŽ
Side effects include... impotence or changes in sex drive."

http://www.nyu.edu/nyuhc/studydrugs/

"Side Effects: ... Changes in sex drive or inability to maintain an erection"

http://www.mcmaster.ca/health/hwc/Newsletters/mar04/quick_fix_ritalin.htm

"Adverse Reactions... Impotence and changes in libido."

http://www.whatmeds.com/meds/adderall.html

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Current Law Students / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: August 11, 2006, 04:55:10 PM »
Unlike speed or cocaine, however, you can still function normally.

Adderall is "speed." Hope that helps.

P.S. When I used used to take Adderall and Ritalin per prescription, it completely killed my sex drive, which sucked.

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Job Search / Re: What did y'all do during your 1L summer?
« on: August 10, 2006, 10:37:32 PM »
Interned at inhouse legal department.
Pros: learned a lot.  The company is very well repsected, so it was good for resumes.  The attorneys knew a lot of people
Cons: not paid.  Everything I did was inhouse and confidential - that meant I did not have walk out with any writing samples for interviews.  The size of the operation makes it difficult to be proactive. 

I know this is an old post, but why couldn't this poster just delete/change the names in the writing sample to avoid sacrificing confidentiality?

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Definitely Civ Pro. I would also recommend Torts and Contracts.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law review! / Trial Ad team
« on: July 13, 2006, 07:15:39 PM »
It depends on what your goals are. Because you want to clerk for a judge, law review is the better choice. However, you seem to already know that.

For most people, a lot of things are more interesting than journal work. (However, this may not be true in my case. I have yet to find out.) Most people don't join a law journal because it's interesting; they do it because it looks good on a resume and it's good experience. (Although arguably knowing whether to capitalize the "S" in "see also" following a previous citation is not an essential skill for a lawyer.)

What do you want to do after clerking for a judge? If BigLaw or academia, I would say go for law review. (However, if you graded onto law review, then you may have sufficient access to these career options anyway. Law review could just be the icing on the cake.)

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