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Case Western Reserve / Re: Attending in the Fall
« on: April 30, 2005, 12:11:59 AM »
I am also bound for Case.  I took my first trip to Ohio last week, and I really liked Cleveland.  Somehow I'd worked myself up to expect a treeless, frigid, flat city choked in a haze of coal.  Not so!  It was downright pleasant!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Decision (GULC v UTex)
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:25:41 PM »
I had Sager for Law of Politics in undergrad and he was probably my favorite professor at UT.  He would take us out for beer after exams, and had a party at his house after the final.  Great prof.

Plus he is one of the very rare conservatives who aren't afraid to speak his mind at UT, and no matter what your politics are, you should at least appreciate that.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where should I go next ... ?
« on: December 16, 2004, 12:01:40 PM »
I took a year and a half off to be young and dumb.  I traveled around the states, spent a lot of time in bars, and partied like it was my last year on Earth.

I conider my time before law school to be the last of my "youth" so I wanted to really make the most of it.

And I did, and I definitely think you should do the same.  If bar hopping and partying with chicks and celebrities doesn't appeal to you, then find whatever it is outside of law that you really like to do, and spend a year doing it to the max.  You'll thank yourself in the long-run.

I wouldn't even apply to school yet if your numbers are fairly strong; who knows, you may find after a year off that law school isn't for you anymore, and you would have just wasted a lot of time and effort.

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I'm off to South Texas in a few weeks for the spring session as well.  I was admitted last month and since then I haven't done a single productive thing at work.  I casually stroll into the office with my coffee, then sit down at the computer and surf the web until 5:15 or so, and get up and leave.  I try not to talk to anyone, or draw any attention to the fact that I'm not doing anything.  My work has piled up like crazy, so basically if I wasn't leaving in a few weeks, I'd be fired FOR SURE. 

It is VERY liberating though.  There is absolutely no pressure at work right now, which is awsome.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Any paralegals get into law school?
« on: December 04, 2004, 09:13:58 PM »
I have a 2.5 GPA from UT Austin and a 153 LSAT and I just got into South Texas College of Law in Houston, which as far as regional reputation is concerned - is a solid school.

Of course I am stunningly handsome, so I wouldn't consider my acceptance the norm.

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Law School Applications / Re: waiting for decisons is going to suck...
« on: September 29, 2004, 01:42:06 AM »
Maybe I'm the only one actually insane, but...  what's the rush?  There's no use in building up so much anxiety.  It won't change anything.  Once my apps are in, I won't even think about LS until I get my first response.

type Bs are so cute  ;)

Some 5 months ago I tested positive for cancer.  On a repeat test, I tested negative.  While law school obviously still matters to me, that experience really brought a few things into perspective.


I hear you, I spent the last few years battling Lymphoma with all kinds of fun chemotherapy. 

Law school is important, but I'm not staring at the mail box every day.

Wow, I really hope you're doing well now.   :(

I am doing excellent now, but thank you for the kind words.

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Law School Applications / Re: waiting for decisons is going to suck...
« on: September 28, 2004, 06:10:14 PM »
Maybe I'm the only one actually insane, but...  what's the rush?  There's no use in building up so much anxiety.  It won't change anything.  Once my apps are in, I won't even think about LS until I get my first response.

type Bs are so cute  ;)

Some 5 months ago I tested positive for cancer.  On a repeat test, I tested negative.  While law school obviously still matters to me, that experience really brought a few things into perspective.


I hear you, I spent the last few years battling Lymphoma with all kinds of fun chemotherapy. 

Law school is important, but I'm not staring at the mail box every day.

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A lot of agencies in sports management hire lawyers almost exclusively because they've proven themselves to be effective in that field.  Its a great reason to be a lawyer.  If you have a particular goal, you need to look at what you need to accomplish to achieve it.  And in this case, being a lawyer would certainly help.

The majority of people in the work force are working to $$.  Its a perfectly fine reason to choose a career.

To quote the wise B.I.G. "Either you slinging crack rock, or you got a wicked jump shot - honor is in the dollar kid."

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Your walking over eggshells b/c your a scared little boy inside. ;D


Really?  *&^%, all this time I thought it was because I was trying to get valuable advice from the people on this board.  Thanks for clearing that up Jack.

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I wonder who poop really is on here. I doubt any legitimate new member jumps into this kind of discussion right away (3 posts?) and also knows a history of jacy's postings.

Somebody is getting their angst out. ;)

I agree with this.  I have 20something posts and I'm walking all over eggshells.


Not that anyone should go to law school based on opinions formed from a TV show, but I think you've missed your point yet again.

Annie is so right again.  People coming into this profession with the naivety of Jacy need help.  They fall in love with the profession by projecting themselves into reruns of law and order sitcoms.

Obviously you never watched LA Law.

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