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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Should I be considering this?
« on: March 16, 2007, 09:00:32 AM »
Thanks for the responses gang.

The scholarship only requires that I carry a 2.0 GPA.  The likelihood of losing it would be minimal. 

However, I have decided to pass on the scholarship and carry-on with my plans to attend FSU.  When it came down to it my answer was rather easy: I don't know what area of law I want to practice in yet; therefore, I would be foolish not to go to the school that would give me more opportunities.  I donít want to chance finding out in my 2nd year of law school that I am extremely passionate for an area of law that is very hard to get employed in coming out of a Tier 4 school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Should I be considering this?
« on: March 15, 2007, 12:10:41 PM »
I was all set to attend FSU this fall; however, I was notified yesterday that Nova Southeastern was offering me a full scholarship over 3 years.  I am now considering going to the Tier 4 school over one of the top schools in the state.

Here is a little information about me, which might help explain why I am considering this:

I am 30 years old with a wife and a son.  The three years I am going to spend in law school will be very taxing on us, but we have planned on the sacrifices.  I originally selected FSU because, in addition to being a great school, it was planted in a very nice job market for my wife who will be supporting me for the 3 years of school. 

I want to work in Orlando or Tampa, but I really don't know what kind of law I want to practice.  I am not concerned with making a lot of money while practicing law -- I just want job satisfaction.  I don't need a Vault 100 job or anything, but I also don't want to limit my possibilities.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Favorite movie moment
« on: September 03, 2004, 09:19:10 PM »
The scene in Good Will Hunting where Minnie Driver asks Matt Damon to go to Stanford with her; he flips out, admits being an orphan, etc.


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Law School Rankings / Re: What school for you?
« on: September 03, 2004, 08:54:52 PM »
Scenario:  Every law school is equal.  That is, you get a Yale education at any school you go to, and are treated like you got a Yale education no matter where you graduated from.  There are no rankings because of all schools being equal.

Now, where would you go?  I would choose USD.  I love San Diego, I love the campus, it's close enought to AZ.

Well I would say Hampton University since I live two blocks from it; however, they have no law school so I guess William and Mary.  I love Virginia!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who would you vote for? (LSDer for President)
« on: September 03, 2004, 08:34:25 PM »
He is a Canadian, doesn't count!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Who would you vote for? (LSDer for President)
« on: September 03, 2004, 08:26:23 PM »
What a rigged election!  I don't see any Republicans.  :P

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News Discussion / Re: I'll buy my drugs anywhere I want
« on: August 18, 2004, 11:27:04 AM »
Do you think the Gov. is just in his assertion he would do it anyway?

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News Discussion / Re: Stand up for the war
« on: August 17, 2004, 02:31:28 PM »
I wasn't speaking of you in particular.  I was saying there are a great deal of people, like the guy who made the picture of President Bush with pictures of dead military members, who fit this image.

I don't get it.  Military and civilian leaders refer often to those who sacrificed to support the war.

I am not exploiting the dead to questio n the war.  If I refer to them, I mention to highlight the high cost of war. 


If i've cheaply exploited the dead, I wish someone would point it out.

It is not the actual questioning of the war that is in question here; it is the use of dead military members or even live ones to sensitize the populace towards protesting the war.

I have no problem with anybody questioning the war; however, it disgusts me to use military casualties of war (who willingly chose to serve) as a means to protest the war.

How does that cheapen the sacrifice?

Pointing out that the sacrifice may not have been necessary does not cheapen the sacrifice and does not call the dead into dishonor.

Sacrificing these people in questionable wars dishonors them, not questioning the war.  I did not cheapen their sacrifice.  I have been personally hit by the cost of war, so I know better.

Kind of like the "Nobody died when Clinton lied" post, Jeffjoe.  I made a comment then about it.


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Grew up poor.  Dad was in the military (who at times had to work 3 jobs at once to ensure we ate), mom worked when could.  I am the first of my family in college.

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News Discussion / Re: Stand up for the war
« on: August 17, 2004, 02:14:47 PM »
It is not the actual questioning of the war that is in question here; it is the use of dead military members or even live ones to sensitize the populace towards protesting the war.

I have no problem with anybody questioning the war; however, it disgusts me to use military casualties of war (who willingly chose to serve) as a means to protest the war.

How does that cheapen the sacrifice?

Pointing out that the sacrifice may not have been necessary does not cheapen the sacrifice and does not call the dead into dishonor.

Sacrificing these people in questionable wars dishonors them, not questioning the war.  I did not cheapen their sacrifice.  I have been personally hit by the cost of war, so I know better.

Kind of like the "Nobody died when Clinton lied" post, Jeffjoe.  I made a comment then about it.


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