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With lots of soul searching and naval gazing behind us, my wife and I have decided that attending what was always our first choice would be a good idea  ;D We sent in our seat deposits to UW yesterday, and withdrew from Mich and L&C.

So...who else out there is moving to sunny *cough* Seattle?

Pass36, you decide yet?  ;)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Gates PSL scholarship
« on: March 20, 2006, 11:12:09 AM »
I'm just wondering if anyone on the boards made the cut for the finalist interview. I didn't (I was kinda surprised to be honest), so I'm wondering what kind of folks actually got the attention of the review committee.

As an aside... not getting the Gates scholarship has put Michigan back on the table for my wife and I. Having looked at the LRAP program they offer it appears (as counter-intuitive as it may seem) that Michigan is the most cost efficient option. Depending on what kind of work we end up pursuing, it may actually cost less in absolute dollars. Go figure!

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To hell with it.... I'm going anyway!!!

A Call for More Scientific Truth
in Product Warning Labels


by Susan Hewitt and Edward Subitzky


As scientists and concerned citizens, we applaud the recent trend towards legislation that requires the prominent placing of warnings on products that present hazards to the general public. Yet we must also offer the cautionary thought that such warnings, however well-intentioned, merely scratch the surface of what is really necessary in this important area. This is especially true in light of the findings of 20th century physics.

We are therefore proposing that, as responsible scientists, we join together in an intensive push for new laws that will mandate the conspicuous placement of suitably informative warnings on the packaging of every product offered for sale in the United States of America. Our suggested list of warnings appears below.


WARNING
This Product Warps Space and Time in Its Vicinity.

WARNING
This Product Attracts Every Other Piece of Matter in the Universe, Including the Products of Other Manufacturers, with a Force Proportional to the Product of the Masses and Inversely Proportional to the Distance Between Them.

CAUTION
The Mass of This Product Contains the Energy Equivalent of 85 Million Tons of TNT per Net Ounce of Weight.

HANDLE WITH EXTREME CARE
This Product Contains Minute Electrically Charged Particles Moving at Velocities in Excess of Five Hundred Million Miles Per Hour.

CONSUMER NOTICE
Because of the ``Uncertainty Principle'', It Is Impossible for the Consumer to Find Out at the Same Time Both Precisely Where This Product Is and How Fast It Is Moving.

ADVISORY
There is an Extremely Small but Nonzero Chance That, Through a Process Know as Tunneling, This Product May Spontaneously Disappear from Its Present Location and Reappear at Any Random Place in the Universe, Including Your Neighbor's Domicile. The Manufacturer Will Not Be Responsible for Any Damages or Inconvenience That May Result.

READ THIS BEFORE OPENING PACKAGE
According to Certain Suggested Versions of the Grand Unified Theory, the Primary Particles Constituting this Product May Decay to Nothingness Within the Next Four Hundred Million Years.

THIS IS A 100% MATTER PRODUCT
In the Unlikely Event That This Merchandise Should Contact Antimatter in Any Form, a Catastrophic Explosion Will Result.

PUBLIC NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY LAW
Any Use of This Product, in Any Manner Whatsoever, Will Increase the Amount of Disorder in the Universe. Although No Liability Is Implied Herein, the Consumer Is Warned That This Process Will Ultimately Lead to the Heat Death of the Universe.

NOTE
The Most Fundamental Particles in This Product Are Held Together by a Gluing Force About Which Little is Currently Known and Whose Adhesive Power Can Therefore Not Be Permanently Guaranteed.

ATTENTION
Despite Any Other Listing of Product Contents Found Hereon, the Consumer is Advised That, in Actuality, This Product Consists Of 99.9999999999% Empty Space.

NEW GRAND UNIFIED THEORY DISCLAIMER
The Manufacturer May Technically Be Entitled to Claim That This Product Is Ten-Dimensional. However, the Consumer Is Reminded That This Confers No Legal Rights Above and Beyond Those Applicable to Three-Dimensional Objects, Since the Seven New Dimensions Are Rolled Up into Such a Small Area That They Cannot Be Detected.

PLEASE NOTE
Some Quantum Physics Theories Suggest That When the Consumer Is Not Directly Observing This Product, It May Cease to Exist or Will Exist Only in a Vague and Undetermined State.

COMPONENT EQUIVALENCY NOTICE
The Subatomic Particles (Electrons, Protons, etc.) Comprising This Product Are Exactly the Same in Every Measurable Respect as Those Used in the Products of Other Manufacturers, and No Claim to the Contrary May Legitimately Be Expressed or Implied.

HEALTH WARNING
Care Should Be Taken When Lifting This Product, Since Its Mass, and Thus Its Weight, Is Dependent on Its Velocity Relative to the User.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PURCHASERS
The Entire Physical Universe, Including This Product, May One Day Collapse Back into an Infinitesimally Small Space. Should Another Universe Subsequently Re-emerge, the Existence of This Product in That Universe Cannot Be Guaranteed.

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Hey all

So I tried to log in to L&C's admitted student page this morning, and through a mistyped url I ended up at an html parent directory showing a list of folders clearly consisting of students names. Looking at the list I saw both my name, and my wife's (both admitted) and noticed the date the folders were created corresponded to the date our acceptance letters were dated (both identical).

The error is gone now, but I did notice that there were a chunk of folders with 2/22/06 as the date created. So if you are still waiting on L&C... well watch the mail and good luck to all!

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Law School Applications / Extracurricular activites to mention or avoid
« on: October 04, 2005, 12:55:13 PM »
Anyone have any thoughts on extracurricular activites that could go either way in terms of helping you or hurting your application?

For example... I'm a fairly sucessful part time poker player. I work full time, but I also make anywhere from $1000-$1500 a month playing poker evenings and weekends. Quite frankly, thats not the easiest thing to do. It takes significant effort, concentration, and dicipline to consistantly avoid being a donator in the world of poker. The things that help make me a solid poker player, are things that (I think) will help me do well both in law school and as a lawyer.

On the other hand, gambling in general could be a poor thing to talk about anywhere in the application process.

I'm torn. I'm interested in what others think about this issue. And about other possible help/hinder type of topics.

I'll give you my two cents, if you give me yours  ;)

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In signing up for the lsdas service, I discovered that not all of the transcripts I entered were listed. I contacted them, and it turns out that the maximum number of transcripts they will (I think can actually) include in your report is eight. Anything beyond that is included with your report as an addendum, but is NOT included in calculating your LSAC GPA.

Sooooo.... if you are in the unusual case of having more than 8 UG transcripts (I know I can't be the only one) you might consider both listing your more "favorable" transcripts first during the lsdas registration process AND having the worst of the bunch sent last. Clearly everything will be included in your report, but if you are like me, and have some VERY old transcripts that are in no way representitive of your current work/ability, you may as well take this opportunity to lessen the blow a sub-par LSAC GPA can make to an admissions officer's first impression.

I'll be writing an addendum anyway (especially since this doesn't work for me, as I have exactly 8 UG transcripts. I only learned about this because my graduate transcript was taking up a "slot".... they moved that out to the addendum and now have room for ALL mu UG transcripts (joy, joy).), but first impressions are golden.

Hope this is helpful to someone

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