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General Board / Bragging rights
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:41:00 PM »
I really don't understand the 2L and 3L folks that talk about how horrible law school is.  There is no way that devoting 7-8 hours a day to study and class isn't enough to do well.  Certainly there will be instances where more time is needed.  I say treat it like a 9-5 and you will have plenty of time to maintain a real life.  It seems to me that everyone who bitches about how they get no sleep and spend all waking hours studying are either lazy or they just want to sound like they are working so hard and you should feel sorry for them.

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General Board / Mediation/Arbitration
« on: March 11, 2005, 11:40:36 AM »
I am a pre 1L who is interested in mediation / arbitration.  Could you 1L's share some info on how to pursue a career in this?

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I called them today and they told me that they sent a decision on June 8th.  She said I could fax her an authorization to release the decision so I did.  Now, the rest of my day is going to suck ass! 

Good luck to everyone else out there.  I will admit, the proposed changes in residency rules in Florida made FSU far less attractive than before.  I turned down both Stetson and Mercer b/c I didn't want 100k in debt as a young lawyer.  FSU would have been even more with tuition plus living expenses in Tallahassee. 

Florida Coastal here I come.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Lawyer Jokes
« on: June 07, 2005, 09:36:23 AM »
First and foremost, I know that this has probably been done a million times before.  However, It is much more fun to tell a joke than to read one so here is your chance.  Give everyone your best lawyer joke.

Mine...

A sailboat with about 20 people on it runs slap in to a rock and begins to sink.  As the former passengers cling to pieces of the ship floating in the water, they begin to notice fins circling them.  All of the sudden, one by one, great white sharks begin to pick off the passengers.  Soon there are just three people left floating in the water.  The sharks seem to have stopped so the three people swim to each other and begin talking, wondering why the sharks left them alive.  They find that they are all lawyers.  Then one of the lawyers says "oh, I know.  Professional Courtesy".

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Wait List / WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH FSU!?!?!?!?
« on: May 25, 2005, 03:11:45 PM »
If I don't hear something and soon I am going to loose my sh*t.  Now I know why that former FSU law student hired a hitman to kill her professor, he was probably an adcomm.

Karma, if you are reading this, I don't mean it so don't let me find a denial in my mailbox this afternoon.

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The more I work in this God foresaken firm the more I wonder if I want to practice law.  I am not going to allow a single experience at one firm distort my view of the profession (I have worked at 2 other firms which I enjoyed much more).  Here is a thought.  Most universities require a terminal degree for full-time faculty.  Has any one thought about getting an LLM, the terminal degree for JD's, and teaching?  One more hellacious year and even more options!

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I want to practice law but who knows what might present itself in the years to come.  What do you guys think are some professions that a JD would be helpful in?  (not just in practice but in hiring as well.)

Here are my two.

Politics...duh

A life of crime. (with a masters in criminolgy... know thy enemy)


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Florida Coastal Roomate Needed
« on: May 11, 2005, 05:18:30 PM »
Unless I hear something from UGA or FSU, which is becoming highly unlikely with every passing day, I will need a roomie in Jax.  Any takers? 

White Male
23
Soon to be 1L
Good Cook
Clean

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / How to make ends meet
« on: May 11, 2005, 05:16:10 PM »
How will you folks be paying rent and such during your 1L year?  I really wanted to live on my own and not work the first year so I could stay totally focused but I don't know if I can rationalize almost $900 a month in living expenses without any real income.  I will have some loan money left over, if I can maintain my scholarship.  I am still looking at falling short 16k in funds over 3 years if I don't work and stay at Florida Coastal. 

I am weary about working my first year, but I have considered a weekend job at times.  Is living TOTALLY on credit common in law school?  I have held at least 1 job my entire UG career and the idea of living entirely on credit is a little frightening to me. 

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I like FCSL.  I like Jacksonville,I have 4 friends there, I have $$ there & I have family there.  But all these FCSL haters can't let me have my dream.  Am I really that screwed professionally if I go to FCSL?  By professionally I simply mean having options.

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