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Current Law Students / Ruebenson
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:47:55 AM »
Case closed, agent's career ends

He isn't flashy or in your face. He has the kind of low-key personality that gets people to open up and talk. And despite being lauded for his role in bringing down an Illinois governor -- including a rare phone call of congratulations from FBI director Robert Mueller -- Ray Ruebenson won't take the credit.

Ruebenson, an FBI agent who held off his retirement to finish a case that's been his life for the last eight years, said it was a team effort all the way. He will retire next week after more than 30 years with the bureau and after 20 years working in Chicago's public corruption squad. "It was a corruption case of the highest order. We all made a commitment to take it as far as it went," Ruebenson, 57, said Tuesday, a day after a 12-member jury convicted former Gov. George Ryan on all counts.

But he said no one on that team, including agents with the IRS, Postal Inspector and U.S. attorneys, targeted Ryan when the investigation began in 1998. Ruebenson was the agent who led the questioning of Ryan during his years as governor. "He was a sitting governor, he deserved all the respect [of] an individual of that stature," Ruebenson said. But Ryan was convicted of three counts of lying to the FBI during those interviews. "If anybody lies during an investigation, I take personal offense to it," Ruebenson said. FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Grant said an agent like Ruebenson is irreplaceable.

Current Law Students / Re: What's good about being an attorney?
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:45:08 AM »

{...} As it has been said many many times by now on this board, there's simply no point in going to law school and becoming a lawyer if you don't make enough money to counter the horrible effects that law school and law as a career will have on you. {...}

This has not been really said here ... at least not in this exact same manner ...

Current Law Students / Re: Crazy, crazy students
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:42:19 AM »
Yeah, that was d**mn good.


Current Law Students / Re: Harvard Student Arrested Following Flashing
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:34:31 AM »
Shame on him! He does not deserve to be a Harvard student!

Current Law Students / Re: Abortion
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:33:47 AM »

Current Law Students / Re: lawyers and white shirts
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:29:07 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: DUI-Big Problem?
« on: August 01, 2006, 04:01:57 PM »
Allah must have been smiling on me.  the breathalyzer at the station hadn't been calibrated and maintained according to the required schedule therefore the results are inadmissable.  The prosecutor was going to charge me with a DUI but now has been forced to drop the charges.  Apparently he is completely livid and heads are going to roll in the police station.  At the advice of my lawyer I called the law school and advised them that I was arrested on a driving related incident and all charges have been dropped.  They said that they have to put this in front of the admissions committee as a matter of policy but that they were relatively confident it would not adversely change my admissions situation. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: DUI-Big Problem?
« on: July 29, 2006, 06:14:58 PM »
Got kind of lucky.  An attorney that works for my dad used to work for the prosecutor and thinks he will be able to get the prosecutor to take care of this with little more than a traffic citation.  If this works out I don't think I am going to mention it to my law school and if it comes up just feign ignorance.  I don't really think they would kick a 2nd or 3rd year student out of school.  If its not a criminal citation I don't have to say anything right?

Incoming 1Ls / DUI-Big Problem?
« on: July 29, 2006, 02:40:51 PM »
Rough night.  Got very drunk and managed to total my car.  Dad bailed me out this morning.  Noone got hurt so I think i can take care of the legal part of it.  Do I have to notify the law school I will be attending in the fall?  Do you think they will revoke my admission?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Utexas$$ vs. Cornell
« on: July 17, 2006, 08:39:09 PM »
Allright, 12 hours until my decision. Basing my decision on everyone's votes. Seriously.  Money is not longer an issue.  Go.

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