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General Off-Topic Board / For those of you who remember me (dolcejn)
« on: July 09, 2005, 10:31:42 PM »
Hey all :) Haven't posted in a while, but for all of the people I've gotten to know on here, just wanted to let you know that I flew out of London the night before the morning of the bombings, so I'm fine, and everyone I know is fine. On an aside, the city that I saw on the news from back here in L.A. isn't the city that I grew to love, and I hope that all of you who were hoping or planning to visit London won't be discouraged by these evil men or women who took the lives of innocent people.  It's a great city and a great country, and it needs the same kind of support right now that it gave us after 9/11. 

Thanks for reading. :)

Incoming 1Ls / Why so few female partners at top firms?
« on: May 30, 2005, 04:34:03 AM »
The more I read, the more I get discouraged.  Go to and look at all the surveys about the 'hot' lawyers (same with, look at the Hot 100).  At least notes the fact that there are about 8 women out of the 100 (actually maybe less).  The author attributes that to many women dropping out of law in their 30s, perhaps for family reasons.  The big law firms online reflect the same disparity: very few female partners.  Is this a hangover from the 70's?  Or a mentality that will continue? Kind of an old boys' club thing? Or is it completely a result of women preferring to spend time with family rather than at the workplace?  Perhaps the the fact that women HAVE to leave work in order to have kids (face it, we're the ones who have to carry the child), they automatically get shunted to the side?

Incoming 1Ls / Going the Judicial Route
« on: May 14, 2005, 04:31:22 AM »
Hi :) I was just wondering if any of you have considered becoming a judge -- and if so, what's a typical route?  Just trying to mooch information off of people. 

Incoming 1Ls / Academia Abroad in the UK?
« on: May 11, 2005, 02:43:18 AM »
Hey, all :) I realize my opportunities are limited by getting a JD in America and then working in the UK, but I was wondering whether any of you knew of UK universities that hire JDs to teach American law.  I'd just like to know all of my options -- hopefully there are more options than just tax, intellectual property, and M&A for American firms with London branches.  For that matter, any suggestions about public service would also be nice. :)

General Off-Topic Board / B. Spears - Pregant
« on: April 12, 2005, 05:16:40 PM »
This piece of news has been given priority on most news websites - which, considering all of the important events around the world, is a good indicator of how newsworthy the lives of celebrities are considered to be.  Regardless, it made me feel very old. 

Incoming 1Ls / Experience at Harvard admit weekend
« on: March 25, 2005, 04:12:13 AM »

Last weekend I met no less than five LSDers at this event!!! And needless to say, they were all charming--especially, may I say, totalbs, jayhawk, and helendemilo.  It was oodles (does anyone say oodles anymore?) of fun.

About the law school: So much better than I anticipated, and I anticipated it would be good.  See, about five years ago, I think the rep. of the school was: a.) a miserable experience b.) extremely competitive.  Everyone acknowledged it was a good place to go for jobs after law school, but the experience itself wasn't supposed to be amazing.

This has changed under the watchful and caring eye of Dean Kagan, who puts out coffee, tea, and HC before every class (not personally, but she did put it into action).  Everyone on campus adores her, btw, with good reason -- she really puts students first. Buildings have been renovated, 1L class sizes have been cut in half, and most of all, students are simply happier because they feel like they have a say in what goes on at the school.  I was really impressed with the admit weekend.  There were many opportunities to meet and talk with professors - who, by the way, are very friendly and helpful (I am sure there are exceptions, I just didn't meet any), not to mention unbelievably brilliant.   The students I met are happy and energized by the place.  I really couldn't imagine a more exciting place to study law. 

General Off-Topic Board / Gun Control
« on: March 12, 2005, 02:59:53 PM »
After the tragic events in Atlanta and in Wisconsin, and of course remembering tragedies like Columbine, I can't help but feel more pulled toward gun control than ever before.  When I was younger, I was anti-gun control, for various reasons.  I suppose I believed people were the problem, not the guns.  I even owned a gun at one point. 

But of course, it's easy to be against gun control when you're sixteen and don't have a very good sense of what's going on in the world around you.

Here in England, with the exception of special police units and special permits, no one is allowed to own a gun. 

In America, on the other hand, it seems all too easy to purchase one.

I was just wondering what people think about this issue.  I honestly don't know where I stand, at the moment.  Why is it that some of the most important issues are also the toughest?

Incoming 1Ls / Getting really excited about the prospect
« on: March 12, 2005, 03:18:41 AM »
...of going to law school! It's a reality now, you know?  Many of us have gotten into at least one of our schools, and a lot have chosen which school we want to attend.  So it's kind of all the fun stuff from here. I mean, I know we have to stress about classes, exams, the bar - but all of these things are privileges, stressful as they are.  Heck we applied for the right to do these things!  They should be enjoyed even while we are cursing our professors.  The stress of not knowing the outcome of our applications (I know some of us are still waiting on some schools) is over.

I might be feeling so excited because my decision is made -- I know the stress isn't over for some of you!  But this feeling of knowing where you're heading is great, so look forward to it.  I'm loving this: looking at housing, reading the course catalogue.  I mean, a year ago exactly I hadn't considered going to law school since I was 13 (long story).  Now all of the sudden it's what my life is about.  Woohoo!

...I should probably keep a copy of this post somewhere to read when I reach the point everyone apparently reaches and want to drop out.  :P

General Off-Topic Board / Snood
« on: March 11, 2005, 05:16:17 PM »
Download the game.  And prepare...for addiction.

I've had it around since freshman year of college, and am still playing it.  Extremely simple, extremely time-consuming, extremely evil little creatures.

Incoming 1Ls / those little things can type with?
« on: March 11, 2005, 09:25:04 AM »
No, I don't exactly mean laptops :)

I'm extremely computer...illiterate.  I've seen people attach keyboards to palm pilots to type with, but they have to squint at the screen.  But I love those little things...they are smaller than the smallest laptop, but not palm pilot small, and I think all they can do is word processing (hopefully microsoft word), but I have no idea what they're  Or was I dreaming again?

Edit: I ask because if I'm going to be taking notes in class all the time, this little thing might be a smarter thing to bring than my laptop.

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