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Property I

Professor: So, in dealing with the open and hostile requirement and the running of the statute of limitations in this case, the Plaintiffs were frightened to confront their relative, and instead chose to await his death before staking a claim to the farm.

Student A: Wouldn't waiting be justified in this case, perhaps tolling the S.O.L.?

Professor: Not necessarily, and in this case, the court decided not.

Student B (overtly gay): That's screwed up!

Professor: thank you for your candid opinion, Student B. Perhaps you would confront your own parents then in such a situation?

Student B: Oh, no...

Professor: no? why not?

Student B: Oh, they're just dirty, dirty people!

;)

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(can't remember the case name; it was the one where the sailors were adrift in a lifeboat and they killed and ate one guy)

Prof:  do you think killing and eating the boy was justified?

student:  did they cook him?

ROFLMFAO! That is the funniest *&^%! :p

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General Board / Re: Relationships in Law school?
« on: September 10, 2006, 10:45:17 PM »
Unequivocally, yes! Of course, I had to send her off to Italy for the semester, but that was totally unplanned on my part... It just worked out well that way... ;)

Be forewarned, however, torts and drama queens DO NOT MIX! Stay AWAY from the drama addicts at your school who are somehow stuck in high school at age 24... We have this one blond who has already knowingly pitted 3 seperate guys against each other just to see who comes out on top for her affections!

Sheesh...

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I am going to Morgantown ???. Do you know anything about the school as far as first year grade curves.

I just love hearing these "I'm going to X school, can you tell me anything about it?" threads... Do your research, for gosh sakes before accepting!  :o

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General Board / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: July 05, 2006, 11:18:10 PM »
Hey crazymofo - I completely identify with what you're going through.  I was completely excited about coming to law school.  I've always been pretty laid-back and able to take stress in stride.  By now, I'm a frazzled neurotic capable of going from zero to female dog in about three seconds.  It's hard for me to break out of the law, because I'm consumed by it.  I find myself identifying less and less with my "non-law" friends...and those lovely other students who attend law school with me are people I'd really rather not be around outside of class.  Television doesn't interest me.  I think I'm slowly becoming "the crazy lady next door who talks to her cats."

You're avatar frightens me, Trouble... *wimper*

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General Board / Re: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
« on: July 05, 2006, 11:15:39 PM »
this movie was just ok.  its only popular cause its contriversal.

LEARN TO SPELL DAMNIT!

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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: June 21, 2006, 11:28:19 AM »
I will go on record and say it:

Choosing to attend law school was the worst mistake of my life.

I just finished 2L at a tier 1. My GPA is right at the top 10% cutoff and I am also on Law Review. So, my displeasure does not stem from my accomplishments in a classroom. Instead, I have found that with each passing day, I simply just like the law a little bit less. There is no particular reason except I am just not interested in it any longer. The possibility that I may have to deal with law every single day until I die is almost enough to have me pull the trigger and withdraw. But, b/c of the loans, I am sticking it out. I have to pay them back and cannot figure out how I could do so if I quit law school now.

But, in answer to the OP's question, NO -- I am not glad I went to law school. Further, I would encourage every single person thinking about law school to NOT apply until you have dealt with the law in some capacity and know without a doubt that you want to pursue a JD.

If I could do it all over again, I would go to med school, or dental school, or hell . . . maybe just make cocktails on the beach ala Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."

Here's something I don't understand. I've been around lawyers most of my life, and from all accounts, most of them are happy, functional individuals who know how to prioritize their lives. They don't hate their jobs, neither do they regret their decisions to enter law. But when I was considering law school, they told me that they key to tolerating, even enjoying, the law was finding a niche. First, don't go for the big firms and the lucrative cash, they said. Instead, find an area of the law, real estate law, contracts, intellectual property, wills, something you liked, and build a moderate practice handling only those cases. Next, stay out of the courtroom as much as possible. And lastly, use your job to facilitate your life, not your life to facilitate your job. Thus, I am heading for practive in real estate law (real property). I hope to work only enough to comfortably support my family and perhaps make a few land deals myself. Otherwise, I'm going to chill and enjoy being a father and husband of moderate means without killing myself for the new Mercedes, etc. My mother is a family law lawyer, and I can tell you, no amount of money on earth could make me take over her practice... Way too stressful on both her and my father. I just hope she gets the picture before it's too late...  :-[

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General Board / Re: liberal or conservative
« on: June 05, 2006, 03:24:17 PM »
I have no freaking idea, but I did read the results of a Gallup Poll once that said the more education a person attained to, the more conservative they became... But that doesn't explain most of the Tier 1...  :-\

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Appalachian / New 1L for Appalachian
« on: June 02, 2006, 03:23:23 PM »
WOOHOO!!!! I'm going to law school! Anyone else heading to Grundy this fall? :P

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General Board / Re: Psychopath attorneys
« on: June 01, 2006, 02:46:45 PM »
Is it bad that I know at least 5 sociopaths and 2 of them are family members?  :o

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