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Incoming 1Ls / Memphis 1Ls
« on: June 08, 2005, 08:18:42 PM »
Hey U of Memphis soon-to-be 1Ls.. anyone out there?  I can't be the only one starting in the fall!  I'd love to hear from some!

Law School Admissions / Applications Haikus!
« on: April 25, 2005, 06:05:29 PM »
Ok, so many of us have braved the admissions process and have chosen our school, etc.  Now is the time to get some closure--and what better way to do that than to write your own haiku!  Here's mine.  I hope to see MANY more.  Enjoy!

countless apps to write
all in pursuit of something
to drive us insane

General Off-Topic Board / Tolkien: Yea or Nay?
« on: March 05, 2005, 09:06:59 PM »
I'm just interested in hearing from people on this board on something--ANYTHING--non- law school related!

Studying for the LSAT / Memphis testing center?
« on: February 12, 2005, 08:37:41 PM »
Hey all,

Just curious to know if anyone on here tested @ U of M today?  Would be interesting to know!


Hi all,

As a non-trad applicant (30yo), I'm noticing that several of my friends are treating my application to law school in a totally unexpected manner: general disapproval and scorn.  It may be because of my background and my current profession (classical musician/teacher) but I'm getting accused a lot of 'selling out' and 'becoming one of them' and so forth. 

Furthermore, as I am a doctoral student at the moment, one of my friends even went so far as to suggest that I had a moral obligation to withdraw from the doctoral program for the remainder of the academic year since I was obviously "wasting the university's money" and "preventing someone from receiving funding because I'm biding time."

I suppose my opinion is that people enter school for many reasons, and their interest and commitment also wanes; i.e., not everyone who is enrolled is equally motivated or dedicated, therefore simply because I'm switching disciplines doesn't mean that I should automatically cut all ties with my former discipline and start life anew.

Has anyone else had a similar dilemma or similar reactions?  I'd love to get some feedback here!


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