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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Adderall-Law school finals/studying
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:38:48 PM »
Here's an interesting article on Adderall usage in universities, which I think can easily extend to law school: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/addiction/college-students-and-adderall-now-american-standard.

Something to think about: ADD and ADHD are over diagnosed in the US.  It seems like everyone THINKS they have ADD.  Just because you're mind occasionally wanders doesn't necessarily mean you have ADD. 

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Job Search / Re: Jobs in the field of Law
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:24:15 PM »
I would have to agree with FalconJimmy.  Look for jobs as a paralegal or legal secretary.  Availability of those types of jobs probably depends on where you're looking.  You don't specify why you're looking for jobs in the legal field.  Your long term goals may affect whether or not it makes since to apply for jobs outside the legal field.  While FalconJimmy may be right that the work is similar, it's also true that many lawyers believe, perhaps unrightfully, that nothing is like working in law.  If you're ultimately trying to gain the respect of those in the law, probably best to keep that in mind.

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Job Search / Re: Emailing potential employees
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:10:57 PM »
John4040's suggestions are definitely what's considered appropriate these days.  Stick to those salutations.

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General Board / Re: 1L Legal Writing Prep
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:02:51 PM »
DuncanJP's recommedation, The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, is a solid one.  In reply to FalconJimmy, I would say that I mostly disagree.  Some people begin law school with stronger writing skills than others,  and that will certainly help them, even though legal writing is an entirely new skill.  Skunk and White can definitely help you if you feel that you are not the strongest writer, but honestly the only thing that can make you a better writer is writing frequently.

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Job Search / Re: Solo Practice
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:06:49 PM »
Also looks like this is a good book on the subject:

http://www.amazon.com/Solo-Choice-2011-2012-Lawyer-Resources/dp/0940675625/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326911060&sr=1-1

I've read this one and was pleasantly surprised. Haven't read Solo Contendere as of yet though, so no feedback to give.

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Job Search / Re: Facebook for the legal community?
« on: April 16, 2012, 04:40:40 PM »
Has anyone else heard of this? I'm curious to know if this is catching on.

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Job Search / Re: Back to the Future
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:55:23 PM »
Then you have to have Intuit on your resume, which would naturally make people believe that you are completely crooked.

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Job Search / Re: Emailing potential employees
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:54:10 PM »
Yikes. I would stay away from "With Love" at all costs. Just sounds like a law suit waiting to happen.

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Anyone here who like reading Jodie Picoult novels? It's mostly family dramas, and often includes medical/legal ethical problems.

Haven't read any myself, but know quite a few women who are madly obsessed with her.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: go newt go!
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:48:48 PM »
Will Romney ask Palin to be running mate? Fingers crossed.  Here we go again- "Gov. Palin, what newspapers do you read?  I can see Russia from my house."

It'll probably be Mark Rubio what with the 29 electoral votes and the Latin connection.

Think Rubio is definitely out. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/14/rubio-im-not-going-to-be-the-vice-president-2/?iref=allsearch

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