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General Board / Re: mnemonics for law school
« on: June 05, 2009, 04:55:49 PM »
My "Adverse Possession" is,

A CONE HIt TOe...

Actual continuous exclusive hostile to the intent of the true owner...

If you want to split hairs, you don't actually even have to know who the true owner IS, let alone be "hostile" to HIM...you are really being hostile to his TITLE...

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:27:15 PM »
If I had to guess, I would say that to start they would pay less than enough to pay back your student loans if you went to a private school--and therein would lie the quandary, i.e., to afford to go to law school, you usually have to practice boring stuff like Property law when you get out.

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General Board / Re: Living in Atlanta - Apartments?
« on: March 05, 2007, 12:22:06 PM »
I would say check the Creative Loafing, which is free, check craigslist.org, and check the Homefinder section of the Atlanta Journal on Sunday.

Midtown is a nice area, by and large.

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General Board / Re: Waiting for an offer
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:13:12 PM »
I can't think of anything.

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General Board / Re: ANY GOOD ADVISE
« on: August 23, 2006, 07:33:47 PM »
I'm not as concerned with the "reckless driving" so much as when you talk about "getting involved with the wrong kind of people."

(I think if the reckless driving was followed by some sort of remedial class or something, and true repentance, I would be surprised if that would knock you out of contention.)

That tells me that maybe you need to work on your own individuality.  A lot of times, an attorney might have to stand up for people whom the WHOLE WORLD has written off.

It is OPPOSITE of "going with the crowd."

Plus, how supportive are those "wrong kind of people" going to be when you start spending, say, 50 hours a week in the library? 

I would work on tightening your circle of friends to the people who are going to be supportive. 

Also, be truthful about the various convictions on your law school applications.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Distance Education Students
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:39:32 PM »
NWCU is probably the best value.

West Coast Law school is a little cheaper but it appears you are pretty much on your own.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: NWCU Questions...
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:36:17 PM »
1) Some students complained they weren't able to download Real Player for the lectures, which is free.  The Java for the Chats is also free.  (Never heard any complaints about that.)

2) Go with Amazon and get Contracts first since it is the hardest.

3) I seem to recall about a 2-3 week turnaround.

Good luck!



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I think your chances are actually pretty good--

The "failure to register" thing and the marijuana thing are mala prohibita--things not inherently wrong, but made wrong by legislation.

The DUI's I don't think will be a deal breaker.

The other side of the coin is that the Florida bar is the most "judgmental" I have seen.

But I think you will be able to get around that stuff--if not try for another jurisdiction.

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General Board / Re: Include info on Juvie record for Bar?
« on: August 01, 2006, 08:16:17 PM »
My advice is to be 100% forthcoming with the entire truth.

They will appreciate your candor whether they would have found out about it or not.

Telling the truth shows you have "reformed" and that "the system worked."

The bar is part of "the system," and they will be glad that "the system worked" in your case.  Give them this small victory, is my advice.

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Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Someone must mention the idea
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:46:33 PM »
Oh, wait, you sorta mentioned a couple of them--I don't think the "advertising" one, though.

DL students will probably gravitate to PERSONAL INJURY and BANKRUPTCY (I would assume) and maybe IMMIGRATION.

(Secondary fields might be LIGHT CRIMINAL (i.e., DUI, etc.) and PER DIEM WORK for other firms [show up in court when the other attorney doesn't want to and "plead" something.)

These fields aren't really BIG-FIRM CENTERED, or SCHOOL-DRIVEN--the downside is that they require a lot of advertising expenditure (or "networking driven" in the case of per diem, but when you have 3 guys you presumably have 3 times as many "contacts.")

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