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General Off-Topic Board / Is there any tactful way to say this?
« on: December 15, 2008, 02:07:50 PM »
A really good friend is about to quit her job and invest her life savings into pursuing her dream of being a singer.  Problem is...her singing voice is not good, like at all.  The thing is, this is really her passion and I've supported her all these years because I figured it's a hobby that would eventually die down, especially because she's nearing 29.  But the exact opposite has happened, because she's getting older she feels like this is her last opportunity.  I honestly don't think she can make it as an entertainer (love her to death but being honest) and I don't want her to spend the 10k she's about to spend recording an album/making a video/marketing herself and I especially don't want to leave the good job that she has.  She'd be DEVASTATED if I told her how I really feel, as I'm really the only support that she has.  So what should I do?

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I posted this on the grad board, hoping to get more response here...

So here's the situation- I got accused of violating my schools code of conduct.  Someone accused me of reviewing notes  in between sessions of my closed book exam (which is bullsh!t, was completely inadvertent, had a few outlines open when I opened my laptop and it was on my screen for a few mins before I opened the exam software, but I absolutely did NOT read the notes, I had no reason to cheat on the exam).  At any rate, I've been charged with violating the code and have to go through pretty much a trial process.  I really want to defend myself but after talking to the Dean I highly suspect that the process is not like a crim trial (ie no "innocent til proven guilty) and she's stongly recommending to come to some type of negotiated agreement. The problem with the agreement (outside of possibly receiving an F in a class that I studied my a$$ off for) is that there will be a note of the incident and agreement on my perm record and will be sent to every bar committee that I try to sit for the exam.  I feel angry/cheated/scared etc...I'm thinking that I'll never be able to sit for any bar exam once they see the note, I'll 4ever look like a cheater.  Anyone have any experience with something similar or have any insite?

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So here's the situation- I got accused of violating my schools code of conduct.  Someone accused me of viewing notes between sessions of my closed book exam (which is bullsh!t, was completely inadvertent, had a few outlines open when I opened my laptop and it was on my screen for a few mins before I opened the exam software, but I absolutely did NOT read the notes, I had no reason to cheat on the exam).  At any rate, I've been charged with violating the code and have to go through pretty much a trial process.  I really want to defend myself but after talking to the Dean I highly suspect that the process is not like a crim trial (ie no "innocent til proven guilty) and she's stongly recommending to come to some type of negotiated agreement. The problem with the agreement (outside of possibly receiving an F in a class that I studied my a$$ off for) is that there will be a note of the incident and agreement on my perm record and will be sent to every bar committee that I try to sit for the exam.  I feel angry/cheated/scared etc...I'm thinking that I'll never be able to sit for any bar exam once they see the note, I'll 4ever look like a cheater.  Anyone have any experience with something similar or have any insite?

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I've been trying to find old Employment Discrimination exams and came across a gold mine but...I don't have access!  If someone out there with access to the UChicago site could just download and email a couple of the exams and sample answers I'd be forever indebted.  I've attached the link below, and you can just PM me for my email address.  Thanks so much!

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/courses/exams/employmentdisc.html

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2L job search / Too late for Biglaw?
« on: September 18, 2008, 04:04:28 PM »
So here's my situation:

Missed OCI  :( (long story)
Haven't sent a single resume yet, will do so all day tomorrow
Attend T10 but bottom half of class (another long story w/possible good excuse)
Possible connection but very iffy

Any hope for me?  Should I send generic email or personalized (cause mailing is out of the question now)?  Does Mid-Law pay as well?

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2L job search / Skipping OCI, will this hurt me?
« on: August 22, 2008, 02:06:04 PM »
So here's the situation: I'm an average student at a T10 but I'll be visiting at a T20 for the year (in my hometown and where I intend to practice).  I didn't even bid for OCI because I knew it would be way too expensive for me to go and I frankly just don't have the money.  Now I'm questioning that decision.  I intended to just send out resumes, but from what I've been reading on this site it's going to look bad because these firms (top BigLaw firms mostly) already came to my school to interview and I passed on it?  I would explain in my email that extenuating (sry if that's spelled wrong, hence the "average student" lol) circumstances prevented me from attending OCI but that I'm very interested in the firm and that I'll be in town for the year so I'm open for interviews.  Will this work or did I pretty much screw myself?  Any advice on what I can do would be greatly appreciated. 

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