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Law School Admissions / Pass/Fail... Pass = C?
« on: October 06, 2004, 11:20:24 AM »
This probably varies from school to school, but does anybody know either what the majority of schools do regarding Pass/Fail, or what some specific schools do? I hear that they're averaged in as C's into your GPA at many schools.

I hope this isn't true, considering I did Pass/Fail for three science classes (I'm an English major, damnit).


General Off-Topic Board / ZAP...
« on: September 28, 2004, 01:45:09 PM »
I liked you better as the spunky blond man with obscene amounts of tact a la Zach from Saved by the Bell.

Death doesn't become you quite as well.

But that's just my exceptionally humble opinion/waste of board space.

Law School Admissions / What's for lunch?
« on: September 24, 2004, 12:54:07 PM »
Going to lunch with my boss... Chinese food is on the menu.

What're you eating?

As someone who's worked in natioanl law firms and small law offices, let me tell you that there is a certain amount of dishonesty going on in all of them. Whether it's billing a client for lunch merely because you mentioned his company's name once, and justifying that as a "business lunch meeting," or flat out deception... it happens.

Is an attorney for say, a tobacco company like Philip Morris, immoral for merely acting on behalf of a corporation that sells cigarettes?... even if all of his legal tactics are honest in themselves?

What is it that makes one lawyer moral, or another immoral?

Isn't morality another human law that can be bent and shaped? Is it moral that a murderer got off of a technicality? Would the "moral" thing to do result in putting him away, despite mistakes of the court or attorneys?

Just a discussion, no bad feelings. I heart you all, immoral and moral alike. :)

General Off-Topic Board / Continue "being a good friend?"
« on: September 21, 2004, 03:49:53 PM »
I need your expert advice, ladies and gentlemen.

I have a good friend in Southern California (I'm in NorCal) who's boyfriend recently decided that he wants nothing more to do with her. Largely because she treated him like *&^% for the past 3 years of dating (physically and verbally abusive), but that's beside the point.

I'm pretty much her only friend, so she has been calling me about 5 times every day, no matter if she knows I'm in the office or if it's 3:00 am. I intern full time in a law firm, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't make my boss happy to hear me through my office door trying to console her two hours out of my workday, and it does not make me happy to talk to her 3 hours in the middle of the night when I have to get to work at 7:30 am.

Also, what we talk about freaks me out. She says that she's going to "go all Fatal Attraction on him" and burn down his house, kill his mother, etc. etc. Yeah, I understand getting dumped is upsetting, but this is bad. She also has the urge to take a bunch of pills, jump off a bridge, drive into the ocean, etc. etc.

I'm not sure what to do, or how much more I can take. I've told her to seek PROFESSIONAL help, because I believe she needs it. However, I don't really know her family and she has no other friends, so I can't tell anybody she knows that she really, really needs to seek counseling.

Should I just keep being a good friend and listening to her woes?

I'd love to take credit for this, but it's from the Georgetown Lampoon:
Wearing Your Collar Down is for Poor People
By I.M. Adick, III

When my ancestors came over to this great country 400 years ago, they had a vision for a utopia, free from minorities, liberals, poor people, homosexuals, and immigrants. There are few today who share such lofty ideals, but we're easy to find: Pastel polo shirts, loafers without socks, tucked-in shirts, but most importantly, collars up.

Call me a feminine hygiene product. Call me an arrogant little cocksucking dickhead. Beat the *&^% out of me if I'm not with fifteen of my B-frat friends (unlikely). But just know this: I interned at Smith Barney this summer. Where did you work? A Blockbuster? That's right you insignificant sack of dogshit; I'm going to be your boss. So take your t-shirt wearing, financial aid, blue-collar ass over to Blockbuster and get me a copy of Old School. Do you even own a tuxedo?

Look at my girlfriend. You think she'd go for someone who didn't have his collar up? I don't think so. I remember the night I met her. I bought her so many $9 drinks she couldn't even walk. So I drove her home in my BMW 328ci, but not before I took a few "liberties" with her. The next morning I took her to brunch and went to the mall, where I bought her some blouses. You assholes don't know the first thing about being a gentleman. You probably don't even know how to sail.

When I get out of business school, I'm going to be making $120,000 a year. Add that to my trust fund, and I can buy a country club membership, a ski house, and still have enough money to go barhopping around the city in my designer clothes and *&^%-eating grin. Maybe I'll offer you a hundred bucks to flip my collar up for me. I earned it you middle-class @#!* up. I bet you went to public school.

You're so predictable. I bet I can guess your political party just by looking at you. My cronies and I range from elitist northern liberals to heartless conservative bastards. I've wasted enough time with you. Get some rich parents, an internship, and a pink polo with the collar up, and then maybe I'll let you hang out with me.

I transferred undergrad universities, and now obviously do not have any kind of rapport with the professors.

The classes at my previous college were small, and I was on a first-name basis with the professors. However, I doubt any of them would remember me when it comes time to apply to law school (next year).

In large classes, what kind of antics do I have to pull in order to gain the professor's attention/favor?

Yeah, it's a big scheme. But I'm okay with that.

Law School Admissions / Law schools know about LSAT prep courses?
« on: September 20, 2004, 12:19:26 PM »
I was reading in a thread by Hurley that law schools may give preference to miniorities who "do not have the money to take LSAT prep courses."

Does this mean that you have to report to schools that you did or did not take a LSAT prep course?

Or are the schools just assuming that becuase you are a miniority, you therefore did not have money to take the prep course?

And we can forget about Asians being included in this charming category of underprivileged miniorities.  ::) Damn, I never wished I was black or Mexican or, even better, Native American, until this moment.

Law School Admissions / Advice: Get your mail forwarded
« on: September 15, 2004, 01:51:43 PM »
My neighbors who just moved in are still receiving the last person's mail...

And apparently, they have been accepted to the following law schools: Penn, Notre Dame, Georgetown, USC, Davis, Hastings.

They've been trying to contact him with no success.

I sure hope that guy somehow got the news.

General Off-Topic Board / What other forums do you read?
« on: September 14, 2004, 01:12:24 PM »
I'm nosy.

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