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Job Search / Re: Post Call-Back: How are you notified?
« on: September 26, 2007, 09:12:22 PM »
I got notified of an offer last Friday over the phone but the firm hasn't snail mailed me anything yet?  How long has it taken firms to send the follow up snail mail?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS Bookmark
« on: August 15, 2006, 12:41:55 AM »
Sort of off topic but I finally realized that Wentworth Miller, LEEWS founder, is the dad of Wentworth Miller, star of Fox's Prison Break.

Still waiting on Hastings. Some people that applied the same time I did not only managed to be put on the waitlist, but also to be accepted off it as well. 

My status checker is still listed as "ready to review."  A Craptacular Craptacular indeed. >:(

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Still waiting at Hastings?
« on: May 12, 2006, 11:56:32 AM »
Looks like the pace is picking up at Hastings.  A lot of applicants are getting waitlisted in the past 2-3 days. Not exactly the kind of movement I like to see but, hey, any movement on their part is good at this point right?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: overrated movies
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:32:57 PM »
Magnolia-Boogie Nights is PTA's masterpiece.  Amores Perros dealt with the same issues using similar story telling techniques to better effect. Don't know why the fanboys love this overwrought, self-absorbed piece of cinematic turd.

Crash- Magnolia for the Star Bucks crowd.  It lifts--err pays homage to  Magnolia freely right down to the Aimee Mann inspired montage at the end.

Grand Illusion-Yes it's on almost every critic's top 10 list but it's also boring as hell.  Renoir's Rules of the Game is a much better film imo

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greatest Living Director
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:24:21 PM »
I loved Death and the Maiden.  Doesn't he have a new movie coming out?  or did he and I'm just really behind?

Nope, Oliver Twist was his last movie.

What about Paul Haggis not for the overrated Crash and Million Dollar Baby, but for creating the show that resurrected Chuck Norris's career: Walker: Tejas Ranger!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greatest Living Director
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:17:54 PM »
I liked "The Ninth Gate", and it made me a fan of both illuminated manuscripts and Arturo Perez-Reverte, so Polanski gets a few points for that...

...but seriously, anyone who read the court docs on his rape charge wouldn't consider naming him for anything positive.  To sum: Young girl + photo shoot + drugs + wine + body part usually used for outgoing, not incoming.  As a dad, I'm not cool with it. 

Or should I say, as a human?

Chinatown, Knife in the Water and Rosemary's Baby is a list any director would kill for--not to mention Repulsion and the Tenant. He's been Mr. Irrelevant for the past 20 years (Pianist was highly overrated and I wouldn't consider it a typical Polanski film), but he's definitely top 10.

What about Altman--McCabe and Mrs. Miller, California Split, the Long Goodbye, Nashville, Short Cuts...the precursor to PT Anderson, Innaritu et al.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greatest Living Director
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:08:18 PM »
Paul W.S. Anderson
Uwe Boll
Michael Bay
Brett "Rat Face" Ratner

Law School Admissions / Re: Getting SO sick of Davis status checker!
« on: April 23, 2006, 03:55:37 AM »
Just got into Davis (letter dated 4/20) today via snail mail.  Funny thing is, the status checker still lists my status as "evaluation in progress".  The last update, however, was on 4/17.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Top 20 IP Schools
« on: April 21, 2006, 12:41:38 PM »
is it just me or are those rankings completely wrong.... this is the list I found...

1.     University of California–Berkeley
2.    Stanford University (CA)
3.    George Washington University (DC)
4.    Santa Clara University (CA)
5.    University of Houston
6.    Cardozo-Yeshiva University (NY)
7.    Duke University (NC)
     Franklin Pierce Law Center (NH)
9.    Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent)
10.    Columbia University (NY)
11.    DePaul University (IL)
12.    Boston University
     New York University
14.    John Marshall Law School (IL)
15.    Georgetown University (DC)
16.    Harvard University (MA)
17.    Michigan State University
     University of Washington
19.    Case Western Reserve University (OH)
     Fordham University (NY)
21.    Boston College
     University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
     University of Texas–Austin
24.    George Mason University (VA)
     University of Akron (OH)
     University of Pittsburgh
27.    Washington University in St. Louis

I think those 2007 rankings are correct. 

I just took and passed the patent bar exam myself--I'm entering law school this fall.  All you pretty much need to do to prepare for it is take a review course (I took PRG/Kayton) and practice through old exams, knowing where to look up the information in the PDF version of the MPEP. The USPTO loves to put old questions verbatim on their exam and out of the 100 questions on my test, 30 of them were straight repeats from these old exams. This site has old tests free for download:

Another good resource to look through before you take the exam is:

Lots of info about questions that appear on the test.  The general board provides great info about IP law as well.

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