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It's okay for me to smoke and get fat as long as I've got my own insurance, right?

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Something similar happened with me and one of my roommates and he helped me clean the smoke damage and bought me a pot that was nicer than what I'd already had and I really appreciated it.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Is my "rap sheet" too long for law school?
« on: January 26, 2009, 10:26:19 AM »
Thanks, again, comotellamas. (And thanks for linking to your LSN page)

LawDog3 -- I didn't have to take any drivers courses. I made arrangements with the court in PA to attend counseling sessions in NYC to meet the requirements of my pleading no contest. Those sessions were extremely helpful.

Now I've got several months of worry over how to talk about the changes in my life without coming across as too sappy, too nonchalant or insincere.  :P

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Law School Admissions / Re: Is my "rap sheet" too long for law school?
« on: January 26, 2009, 09:49:24 AM »
Thanks for the advice all.

After looking around at the applications for the schools I'm interested, they all seem to have really differently worded questions.

The first alcohol related issue with my dorm wasn't reported beyond the hall that I lived in and I don't think the central college offices have any record of it. The second isn't in my central records from school either.

I have absolutely no problem disclosing incidents, even thought I don't think they'll come up again, but will schools think I've gone too far if I disclose things that they maybe didn't specifically ask for?

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Law School Admissions / Is my "rap sheet" too long for law school?
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:31:13 AM »
I'm taking the LSAT in June. My pre-LSAC conversion GPA is 3.62. My cold LSAT was 161 and through studying I've been scoring between 167-175 and I'll see what happens on test day.

I've been starting to pull things together because I want to be that first jerk to have everything submitted next fall. I graduated from undergrad in '06 and I've been working for a T12 law firm in NYC doing paralegal work in the litigation department since Oct '06.

I'm starting to get concerned about my ability to get into school that I would want to go to because I have some bad hash marks on my past.

1. Speeding Ticket (I feel like it was over a $100 fine--this was after I first got my license in 2000)
2. Failure to Yield (Stupid. in '01)
3. Ticket for Shop Lifting as a minor ('01 or '00)
4. Two slaps on the hand from my college dorm (one re being in a room with others drinking while under age and one b/c someone was smoking marijuana in my room. There was no punishment for the first; I had to take an anti-marijuana electronic class for the second)
5. Arrested for a DUI in '06 shortly after graduating. I pleaded no contest, paid a hefty fine and enrolled in a counseling program. This is currently being expunged from my record.


All of these things are stupid, retarded things that I did because I wasn't thinking about my future. I can explain the circumstance behind the DUI (I left college early and did my finals from home after my father was in an accident on our farm that almost killed him only to find out after being home for a week that my mother had breast cancer.) but I am worried that no one else applying to law school has made these mistakes or made this many mistakes and that I won't get into any of the schools I'd like to go to.

After the DUI, I went to New Orleans for six weeks and volunteered to rebuild and deconstruct unsalvageable homes there. It really changed my life. I met plumbers, fireman, doctors and lawyers who were there doing whatever they could to get the most help to the most people we could possibly manage. I was reading Kant while I was there and I sincerely started to believe that people have a duty to society and their fellow man to excel in a field that they are capable of excelling in and from that position, work to help whomever they can.

I came to NYC and got a job at a law firm because I wanted to see if the law would be right for me.

I adore it. If I could be consistently pulling 110 hour weeks on a trial site, I would do it in a heartbeat. This is what I want to do. I've been taking on all the pro-bono cases that I have time to help with and I'd really like to end up in a position where I can work on non-profit law full time.

I'm just concerned that the stupid mistakes I've made in the past are going to keep me from being able to pursue this. Any advice is most welcome. Thanks.


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First post after a long hiatus BUMP

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Thoughts/Rants - Poll: Double Standards
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:32:23 AM »
Nope. I don't know any "sluts" I just know women who are comfortable with their sexuality and do what they want.

If you feel the need to label them as "sluts", you probably aren't among the ones getting the action.

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Jesus on a Dinosaur BUMP.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Girlfriends Twin Sister Hates Me
« on: November 08, 2007, 01:01:18 PM »
This seems to me the perfect opportunity to capitalize on for a diversity statement. Get some meth, a peace pipe to smoke it in with the twin sisters, a couple boxes of cheap wine, a twister game, and some German bestiality porn to get everyone in the mood. You, girlfriend, twin and her boy friend commence to having wild monkey sex, with liberal partner swapping, together for the weekend. Then write your diversity statements on how you over came drug and porn addition, incest, and homosexuality to become the wonderful person you are today and send it off to schools. Yale auto admit for sure. You know me Iím always looking to turn any negative into a positive!

If you make sure that the GF gets the HIV from a random partner at a future orgy and then care for her as she dies, you get auto admit + generous scholarship.

Or this event was what made you decide to do a male to female sex change and live your life a woman, big money in that

Talk about NYU creaming all over your face.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My Girlfriends Twin Sister Hates Me
« on: November 08, 2007, 12:37:44 PM »
This seems to me the perfect opportunity to capitalize on for a diversity statement. Get some meth, a peace pipe to smoke it in with the twin sisters, a couple boxes of cheap wine, a twister game, and some German bestiality porn to get everyone in the mood. You, girlfriend, twin and her boy friend commence to having wild monkey sex, with liberal partner swapping, together for the weekend. Then write your diversity statements on how you over came drug and porn addition, incest, and homosexuality to become the wonderful person you are today and send it off to schools. Yale auto admit for sure. You know me Iím always looking to turn any negative into a positive!

If you make sure that the GF gets the HIV from a random partner at a future orgy and then care for her as she dies, you get auto admit + generous scholarship.

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