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General Off-Topic Board / Lawyers and Suicide
« on: September 28, 2010, 03:08:39 AM »
Nicholas Marsh, the prosecutor in the Ted Stevens corruption trial committed suicide.  just want to get people's feelings on the topic of lawyers and the high depression and drug/alcohol abuse rates, beyond the normal "...man, that's f*cked up!" type of response. 

Schools should have courses in place to teach 3L's to deal with their emotional issues.  It would be a great use of one or two 3L courses.

What do y'all think? Do you have any stories that hit closer to home?  Does it make you fearful of being an attorney?  Do you think the job really does a job on attorneys, or do these people just have issues anyways?   

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2013011964_apusprosecutorsuicide.html


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Ok, this is something new. I consider myself to be pretty well-versed in admissions, but this is a really strange situation for me. U-Chicago still has me as "under consideration", and it was just updated again in June. My app went to them back in December of 2009 and went complete in early January. 

They've been "considering" me for 6 months! Does Chicago do this a lot? Just wondering about the trend. The other school to consider me this late admitted me.

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I was admitted to law school last year and opted to defer at one school. But I forgot to mention these 5 infractions to the schools. I am planning to send addenda to the schools explaining these citations.

Some schools ask about traffic violations, while others ask about "major traffic infractions". Most schools don't ask about traffic at all unless it involves vehicular assault/homicide, DUI/DWI, reckless driving, joy riding, stolen vehicle, failure to secure contents, driving on a suspended license/driving w/o license, etc.

Has anyone had to tell schools after having been admitted that (oops!) they forgot something? How did the school react?  




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Law School Applications / "The Blind Side"
« on: November 21, 2009, 03:31:47 AM »
Is it crazy that I found myself looking at the Ole Miss website? That school seems kind of cool now. I remember Ole Miss Law came to my school to recruit when I was researching law schools and I was like...Mississippi? Hell no! It's Mississippi...but it appears that things may have really changed down there.

And, in the deep south, Ole Miss has great networks. Obviously the school produces some successful people. Sean Tuohy (the father in the movie) is a rich restaurateur. I know I am going off of an unrepresentative sample, and from a movie, no less. But it has really made me curious about Ole Miss. Not that I could go there, because I have a school. But I am just intrigued. Anyone else?   

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Have you seen Fordham's new law building? Have you been to the site? It's trick! http://www.law.fordham.edu/alumni/8452.htm
 
It got me thinking. With all of these law schools re-doing their facilities, which one has the best facilities? I'm talking technology, aesthetics, comfort, accessibility, size, location, convenience...everything.

Which one is worst?

N.D. finished theirs and it looks nice. UC-Davis looks like it's coming along, as does Berkeley. 

And when are Boston, Howard and USC going to get better?

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