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Pursuing an LLM / Re: Tax LLM
« on: August 07, 2009, 10:50:27 AM »
Hey myrrheejazz,

If you are considering a joint JD/Tax LLM, consider the University of Washington. If you work on them concurrently, you get to count 12 of the 36 LLM units towards your JD (double dipping rocks). And, you don't pay the LLM tuition rates on the units you use towards your JD (so you save 1/3 on your LLM).

You still have to make it to 36 units in the LLM, but you shave 12 units (effectively) off your JD.

I just finished my JD and am working on wrapping up the LLM next year. Personally I love tax classes, so it has worked out really well for me. The firm I am at this summer is also very excited about getting a new tax LLM too.

Current Law Students / Re: poker games in law school
« on: May 09, 2006, 12:55:36 PM »
University of Washington's student association lists a law school poker tourney. Since its an "official" event I imagine its not for money (or its a charity type event).

I'll be looking for a semi regular home game once I get to UW. I'm still hoping pass36 ends up there so I know I'll have at least 3 (my wife plays too :)

Current Law Students / Re: Boxers? Briefs? Or Commando?
« on: March 31, 2006, 06:19:54 AM »
I've gone commando for YEARS!!

Never had any problem, except for the embarassing doctor visit where the nurse asked me to strip to my underwear.... umm, about that....

Actually ended up having to reschedule  ;D

Now I know to throw a pair of boxers on when I go to the doc!

Current Law Students / Re: Dating lawyers
« on: June 17, 2005, 01:00:33 PM »
I think I'd rather date a school teacher.  Honestly.

I'm married to a school teacher applying to be a lawyer  :D

Staying put. Its one (of a number) of the main reasons we chose UW over U Mich.

Hey Monarch Heels,

Just out of curiosity, what fellowship did you do?

I did!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Blogs You Read Regularly
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:32:32 AM »
I read a few of the blogs previously mentioned, and a buttload of poker blogs.

My favorite is Sound of a Suckout

26 swats with the paddle!!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: PS for Nontrads
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:04:09 AM »
My first sentence was "I was a college drop out"

Basically, I told about how someone with nothing going for them turned their life around. 

Kinda lame, but it must have worked.

HLC.... The more of your posts I read, the more I think we may have strolled a few of the same garden paths in life... ;)

The first sentence of my PS was "It would be generous to say that school has not always been my strong point."

I did a narrative style PS that tracked my scholastic disasters from third grade up until the point I transfered to the university I eventually graduated from (my 9th undergraduate institution attended). The why and the how of me getting my act together made for, I think, an interesting and unusual story.

This is the advantage that many "non-trads" bring to the application process. Many (most) of us have done alot more than trudge through HS and undergrad, and, as a result, make attractive applicants for admissions officers looking to create "diverse" student bodies.

Think about WHY you are different than your average law school applicant, then think about HOW you came to be that different person. Then focus on that.

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