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Pointless Arguments / 35 years experience
« on: March 06, 2008, 06:56:42 AM »
Can someone please explain to me how Clinton can claim "35 years experience?"  That number seems really high for a couple reasons:

1) she was in law school for some of it.  As a law student, I probably would not say this is preparing me to be president.  On the other hand, I don't go to Yale either.

2) she was a corporate lawyer for some of it... and that is great, but presidential?   

3) 8 of it (obviously) was spent as the first lady.  I have the hardest time with this one.  Is Laura Bush somehow qualified to run for president now? 

What should count as relevant experience?  Don't get over sensitive about this question please.  Obama claims to have 20 years experience which is also specious. 

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1L job search / Re: Chances at a 1L big law job...
« on: January 20, 2008, 12:36:41 PM »
Who cares what some anonymous poster might have lied about.  The fact of the matter is that even if some 1L has 7 interviews at biglaw, that certainly doesn't embody the norm.  

If you want to get real, here is what has happened with me so far: I sent out 147 resumes after Christmas.  So far I have received about 40 rejections, 10 can you send grades, and the rest are in purgatory.  I am an non-trad BSEE, with an MBA and 5 years prior work experience.  I even did a year long internship at a law office during undergrad.  I did pretty well in school and I am at a good law school now.  I sent most of my letters to the Pacific NW or Mountain West.

Maybe HelloLSD is just a superstar?  Who gives a crap.  Send out your own resumes and hope for the best.  Make a contingency plan in case nothing works out.


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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civ Pro I practice problems and hypos?
« on: December 11, 2007, 01:37:39 AM »
That makes sense. Thanks.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civ Pro I practice problems and hypos?
« on: December 11, 2007, 01:23:57 AM »

N.B. If the amount in controversy for the claim was over 75,000 1367 wouldn't be necessary


Please explain what you mean. Thanks.

D and O are diverse parties. If the amount in controversy exceeds 75,000 for this particular claim, there would be an independent basis of SMJ.

Under what statute do they have an independent basis of SMJ?

28 U.S.C. 1332 (diversity jurisdiction)

I thought $75k+ was required for diversity in 1332, not an independent basis. EDIT: it says 75k ... "and is between"

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civ Pro I practice problems and hypos?
« on: December 11, 2007, 01:16:17 AM »

N.B. If the amount in controversy for the claim was over 75,000 1367 wouldn't be necessary


Please explain what you mean. Thanks.

D and O are diverse parties. If the amount in controversy exceeds 75,000 for this particular claim, there would be an independent basis of SMJ.

Under what statute do they have an independent basis of SMJ?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civ Pro I practice problems and hypos?
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:38:41 AM »

N.B. If the amount in controversy for the claim was over 75,000 1367 wouldn't be necessary


Please explain what you mean. Thanks.

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General Board / Re: The Importance of Eye Contact
« on: October 30, 2007, 11:40:34 PM »
I don't understand why people get so upset with the links to a blog site. I am an older student, so maybe I am just too out of touch with message board etiquette. I find email spam annoying, but to me that's different. I guess I just thought message boards are supposed to be sort of a free forum and if something bothers you, ignore it.

Maybe these are more like email though? I don't know.

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Transferring / Re: Georgetown, Boalt or U of M
« on: October 14, 2007, 09:36:02 AM »
Why do people feel compelled to respond to garbage in these threads? You will never meet in person, and you are never going to convince the other person that they are a feminine hygiene product/tool/whatever. Really, what's the point? These threads are really useful, except when they degenerate into totally unrelated pissing contests like this one has.

I recommend UM. The biggest reason is that I have a significant other and I thought the quality of life would be better for us in Ann Arbor. I want to work in the pacific northwest or mountain west, so UM appeared to have more recruiting opportunities for those areas.

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General Board / Re: Blogging the Law School Experience?
« on: August 04, 2007, 04:29:16 PM »
I was leery about putting my own political views out there, but I decided that it was more important to be me, and if it hurts my job chances somewhere down the road, well, I probably wouldn't like it much there anyhow.

I decided to avoid the subject, but you are right. You can have a perfectly reasonable political discussion on your blog and not offend.

I will add you to my blogroll.

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