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Current Law Students / Re: Smoking Ban
« on: November 09, 2006, 11:23:28 AM »
I read over The Smoke Free Workplace Act (ORC 3794).  This bill means business!
  • Because the highest normal fine of $2500 can be doubled for intentional violations the actual maximum fine is $5000 for each violations.
  • Private club exemption:  In Utah, smoking can take place in "private clubs."  Bars charge a "one day membership fee" rather than a "cover" to get around this - like the OP had suggested.  But, Ohio's law only exempts not for profit private clubs with no employees
  • Nursing home exemption: Specific sections of a nursing home can be set aside for smoking.  But, only residents can use the area for smoking and no employee can be required to enter the area... hope grandpa doesn't have a heart attack while he's inside smoking.
  • Patio exemption:  Columbus has had a smoking ban for some time.  Bars just set up heaters and allow people outside to smoke.  ORC 3784.03(F) requires that patio's be physically separate from the bar.  If there is a door that divides the bar from patio then the doors must be closed and, if smoke gets into the bar when the doors are open (i.e. when the smokers come in or go out) the patio is considered part of the building and smoking cannot occur on it.

Actually a very interesting read in a nerdy law student way.

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Current Law Students / Re: Sick of manually typing your case briefs?
« on: January 05, 2006, 10:37:10 PM »
Wow, I would LOVE to get my books electronically, but with only three books, looks like a no-go for now.  The would rock with my tablet PC!

Job Search / Re: Student Business Cards
« on: November 01, 2005, 07:48:17 PM »

If you are interested in having an additional resource then I would suggest getting them.  However, like any tool you need to know how to properly use them or you might as well not have them at all.

(1) Do not – DO NOT – go around giving your card to every tom male private part and firm partner you come into contact with.  The proper time to give your card is when you are ASKED for your information.  “Let’s talk, what’s your e-mail address” or “I’ll send you an application, where can I mail it?”

(2) Get as many business cards from OTHER people as you can.  Write a little something about them on the back.  Follow up.  You are a lot more likely to contact a practicing lawyer after a luncheon or a forum then they are to contact you.

(3) When you follow up with a letter and resume, add your business card.  Many lawyers will file or forward resumes as a matter of course but will give a business card to their secretary to add to their contact list.

(4) Just because you can get as many colors or pattern or pictures as you’re little 1L heart pleases for the same price please dear goodness remember your going to be a lawyer no granite backgrounds, no rainbows, no pictures (vanity kills), an no flashy colors.  Use one or two colors, a simply icon if you choose, a conservative font… if it does not look like something a firm would give out, you shouldn’t either

I come in peace from the pre-law board and repeat a post I made there because, well, you may actually have experience paying law school tuition.

I just got my tuition bill/financial aid letter for C-M.  There was a 16% rise in tuition from last academic year to this academic year.  Is that kind of rise same as/more than/less than at other law schools?  I just want to anticipate paying 45-or-so% more than I expected over three years.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hey, Cleveland-Marshall people!
« on: May 12, 2005, 09:26:38 AM »
Whaen haven't the flats been under re-development?  :D ;D ;)  It's almost as bad as Mayfield road's construction.  I left Cleveland in 1994, when my family moved back in 2001 it was still under construction in parts.

Are the flat's any better now?  What else are people doing downtown?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hey, Cleveland-Marshall people!
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:57:57 AM »
Hey ya'll!

I am also C-M bound... and soon too!  I am packing over the weekend -- THIS WEEKEND -- and driving across the country.  I am in the LCOP program so I have to START school on the 31st.  I've been having fun setting up my C-M accounts.  I got my law e-mail address and got acceess CampusNet; I'm super stoked!

I grew up in Cleveland Heights but have also lived in Rhode Island, the Virgin Islands, San Diego, and now Utah for my UGrad.  Now, my family lives out in the far eastern suburbs of Cleveland (almost out in the country).  So, I am not just comming to law school but I'm also comming home.

SuperDuck, I don't know what your situation is, but unless you're bringing a car, you better stay closer to campus.  While we all have to pay $25.00 for a bus pass you should know that public transportation in Cleveland SUCKS!!!  So, if you're planning on public transportation like most international countries have... forget it.  You'll wait 15-30 minutes for a bus rather than 2 to 5 minutes like in most places (UK/EU).  Just something to think about when planning where you'll live.

Here is some information that may help you:

Campus International Services and Programs: or (216) 687-3910

Office of Off-Campus Housing:

Also, there is an on-campus housing program for Law students only.

hth, I know how hard it is to move from UT to OH, I can only imagine how you're feeling moveing from S. Korea to OH.  Good luck!

LOL, look at this I've hijacked my own thread.  I just sent you a PM.

LOL... I went to Boulevard!  I lived on Hollister Road... small world.

Sort of, I lived there as a kid for a few years.  Then San Diego.  Then Utah for Ugrad.  But my family moved back to Cleveland while I was in school so that's where home is now. How about you?

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