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General Board / Re: Lexis and Westlaw Points
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:17:01 AM »
What do you guys do to get all those points?  Log in and make random searches just to get the daily points?

General Board / Re: Dating lawyers
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:15:07 AM »
I think I'd rather date a school teacher.  Honestly.

General Board / Re: The FL and GA Bar
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:13:45 AM »
Thank you.  That really did clear up any concerns!!!    ;D 

Glad I could help.  Good luck with HK!

General Board / Re: Social life in law school
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:12:55 AM »
Hi, everyone!  I am an udergraduate planning to apply to law schools soon, and I wanted to ask the opinions of some seasoned veterans about what social life is like in law school (if there is any?).  Is it hard to make friends?  Does the competitiveness of law school make people not very friendly?  Do law students usually hang out only with other law students - have their own parties, events - or is there intermingling with other graduates and/or undergraduates at the school?  Is there a lot of gossip, cliques?  What do law students do for fun/rest, if they are not studying?  Feel free to share anything you think might be interesting: anecdotes, comments, comparisons with undergraduate life - I am very interested.

I realize that experiences of people will vary greatly from one law school to another, but it's still interesting to hear what people's experiences out there are.  It would be interesting to know, what school you're attending, but you don't have to say, if you don't want to.  But do mention if you're at a big, medium or small class-size/school.

Thanks a lot to everyone, who replies!

Most of this will depend on the school you choose to attend.  There is a variety of social and academic environments.  Some schools will inevitably require more studying than others -- think schools with C grading curves and/or high attrition rates.

As Noelle has aptly pointed out, many law students do lie about how much they study.  I think, however, that this is unintentional, because when you study a great deal, the process seems to take up all the spare time you have.  Six hours a day may seem like a lot to someone who breezed through undergrad without ever cracking open a book.

The problem with having a social life in law school is the incessant guilt you feel every minute that you are out having a good time instead of studying.  That really gets to me.  I haven't been drunk since last Halloween. :'(

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:24:53 AM »
You continue to attribute comments, ideas and qualities to me without having any basis for doing so.  You can save your demonstration of superb intellect for your professors or collegues, or anyone else who cares to listen to your ramblings.  I prefer not to argue with people like you.  You remind me of those people in class who won't shut up because they have an insatiable need to demontrate their collection of 5-dollar words and superior knowledge of the material at hand.  It is my right to limit that torture to the gunners I have to put up with in my classes.  Now if you will please excuse me, I have finals in two weeks and must study.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 24, 2005, 12:03:40 AM »
Ok, let's talk about things you did say. How were you acting professionally while regaling the board with your sexual adventures with black men? The "broom closet" conversations on BLSD are one of numerous examples.

Apparently your 99th percentile LSAT score has failed to give you a sense of humor and an ability to spot jokes.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:47:39 PM »

You play some creative, albeit unimpressive, semantics games.  If you review my post, I never said that judges ALWAYS put periods at the end of sentences.  Although I suspect they do so the vast majority of the time, I am not so naive as to believe that NO legal opinion in existence contains such an omission.  Saying that a party "knows" to do something is very different from saying they "always" do that thing.  Please refrain from putting words in my mouth and basing your arguments on things I did not say.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:09:46 PM »
If I wasn't a law student, why would I post here? ::)  Good lawyers also don't make unwarranted assumptions.

Even long-winded judges know to put a period at the end of a sentence.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 07:53:05 PM »
When all else fails, resort to extremism that defies all logic and fails to effectively rebut the point made by your oponent.  ::) I suppose if people routinely scrutinize YOU while you sing in the shower, clean your bathroom, etc., then it would be advisable for you to act professionally. 

I am more inclined to let Cardozo get away with run-on sentences.  When you are a world-renowned legal theorist, run-on sentences are less likely to undercut your credibility.

Distance Education Law Schools / Re: Concord Law School
« on: April 23, 2005, 02:11:59 PM »
<<In a profession that judges you on your articulateness, it usually helps to develop a habit of using proper grammar and punctuation.>>

Well, if we were all using our posts here in the forum as potential job applications...your argument would have merit. As it is...we are mostly hear for leisure conversation and friendly exchanges.'s not as if the poster's punctuation was a major train wreck. He left off a simple punctuation in a post that was probably written in's primary purpose, to give valuable information in a short amount of time.

Snobbishly snubbing your nose at his grammer instead of being appreciative of the information he was trying to provide, albeit with a punctuation error...says more about you...than him.


The earlier you learn that as a lawyer you are judged in EVERYTHING you do, whether specifically related to law or not, the better off you will be.  The legal profession is one in which you are always scrutinized and your image depends greatly on your ability to act like a knowledgeable professional at all times.  A three-line run-on sentence doesn't exactly meet that goal.

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