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General Off-Topic Board / CONTRACTS QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:49:17 PM »
I have a very interesting question/case for anyone who feels up to a VERY SERIOUS question. Here is an excerpt from a contract (real) that I would like clarification on its meaning, or at least your interpretation.

It is a contract written to sell property.

Selling price = $129,500
Prorated Taxes = $800
Transfer Tax = $129.50
3% of 129500 = $3885

"c. All costs to be paid as follows:
    Seller to pay closing costs up to 3% of selling price, to include all costs associated with section d. below

d. Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. Seller to pay Georgia real estate transfer tax."

The rest of the contract is standard, but hte dispute lies in the actual amount that the buyer and the seller will "bring" to the table.

I would like anyone who is interested, using the dollar amounts listed, to give me their best interpretaton of contract and how much both the seller and buyer should be responsible.

Thanks ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Stetson...
« on: April 28, 2005, 11:52:57 AM »
... has apparently received an overwhelming number of tuition deposits and is offering deferrals to those who have been accepted. I haven't seen the letter yet, but my wife just told me about it.

I'll let you know more when I get home.


General Off-Topic Board / Do men have breasts???????
« on: February 17, 2005, 08:12:42 PM »
I apologize for the misleading subject... I was wondering if anyone knows of any case(s) dealing with sexual misconduct involving "sexual touching... with any object by a man or woman upon a man..includ[ing] any bodily contact with the breast..."

In other words, do men, in the context of legal precedent or statute, have breasts, and if so, has there been a case involving sexual misconduct of that nature?

I am asking bc I got into a rather "heated" discussion in my Crim Law class with some of the students (the professor didn't say a word) and I would like some clarification. Here is the statute in question:

Sexual Misconduct II
Any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object by a man or womanupon a man or woman without effective consent. Sexual touching includes any bodilycontact with the breasts, groin, genitals, mouth or other bodily orifice of another or anyother bodily contact in a sexual manner

Choosing the Right Law School / Mercer Open House...
« on: January 24, 2005, 01:48:43 PM »
Is anyone planning on going? I got an email today from one of the admission reps... anyone else get it?

Law School Admissions / NEED HELP!!!! Application change....
« on: January 13, 2005, 10:10:29 AM »
I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy on 12/26/04, but on all of my apps I stated that my service would be until 5/26/05 because I had submitted an extension. However, I decided to withdraw my extension bc the possibility existed that I might get a couple internships.

Well... I got both internships I applied for. One is with my congressman and the other is with the D.A.'s office. Since I am not working and i have VA benefits to pay for school I am able to do both.

How should I inform the schools of my employment change?... and will it make a difference that I am beginning an internship or will they not care bc I am just STARTING?

Any advice is greatly appreciated?

General Off-Topic Board / Any Latin majors/minors/gurus??????
« on: January 07, 2005, 10:09:35 AM »
I am currently taking a self-study latin course and its kicking my butt. Just little things like...

"Nonne ille tabellarius equos vehementer incitavit, Marce?"

I understand that "Nonne" is an enclitic interrogative particle that introduces a question that expects the answer "yes"... but when translated it reads (to me)
   "Did not that courier violently spur on the horses, Marcus?"

Is this right? or should I get rid of "not?"

Law School Admissions / Director of Admissions
« on: January 04, 2005, 11:02:13 PM »
Recently at the Atlanta forum, I had the pleasure of meeting the Director of Admissions for my TOP choice school. She was very nice and spent at least twenty minutes telling me why I should definitely apply - which shocked bc of my numbers (LSAT). I think my experience as a veteran sparked her interest. After mentioning my militiary experience, she placed a * next to my name on the event roster and told me to call her and she would set me up out there.

My question is this... Does that mean anything and if so I email her now that my file is complete or would that seem desperate?

Did anyone else have a really enthusiastic conversation at the forum?

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / LOR length
« on: November 05, 2004, 07:03:43 PM »
One of my professor's sent me his "rough" draft for review. It was a VERY nice gesture on his part, but now I am critiquing it with a nervous edge...

It is an extremely well written letter with excellent structure and specific examples, but he has chosen to ignore the principle of brevity that admission officers seem to appreciate. All of it is substantive and I would be short-changed if I HAVE to "cut" any thing.

It is 4.5 pgs long, single spaced, and I was wondering if anyone has advice on what admission officers prefer.

Here is an excerpt from Montauk's, "How to Get Top Law Schools":
     "Typically, single-spaced leters of recommendation are at least one
      page in length, more often two or three--sometimes even longer."

Can it be inferred that "... sometimes even longer," is an indicator that greater than three is acceptable?

Law School Admissions / new member in dire need of suggestions.....
« on: November 01, 2004, 05:52:23 PM »
I need some valuable insight on my situation:

I am a seven year veteran, currently on active duty until Dec 26, 2004. My LSAT is a 151 and my current (institutional) GPA is a 4.0. Prior to my service I attended a community college for 2 semesters w/ a GPA of 1.85. I am 30 credits from my B.A and my cum. GPA is ~3.2. Based upon my standards and recent performance i fully anticipate graduating cum laude. I have also volunteered for CASA and I am doing graduate level research with one of my professors. What are my options? Am I screwed? My target schools are UGA, UT, Mercer, Stetson and GA State. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Law School Admissions / admission app preferences
« on: November 01, 2004, 02:19:15 PM »
do ad boards prefer applications typed, written or no preference?

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