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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 2006 University of Pittsburgh Law Students
« on: May 18, 2006, 05:54:33 AM »
Did pretty much all of Shadyside look nice to you?--or were some areas better then others? I'm looking for an apartment on-line and I'm just trying to get an idea of where to look. I'm interested in the cheapest place that I can find (damn poverty!) but I have spent the last few years living in some really bad neighborhoods and I would like to avoid that and be safe for once. On a side note, glad you liked Pitt and I'll see you there in the fall.

Black Law Students / Re: Latest Cosby Comments
« on: May 17, 2006, 04:02:44 PM »
I’m not sure if anyone has touched on this since I have not read through all 12 pages. Nonetheless, just thought I’d mention something that came up while I was discussing Mr. Cosby’s comments at work.

   I, for the most part, supported Mr. Cosby’s comments and while I was telling someone the particular points that I agreed with, this person responded by saying “well what about heavy metal music?—what about these rich white kids and drugs, what about the way some of these white teens talk, what about…etc…etc.”
   I was stunned. I was unaware that it was a contest. I applaud Mr. Cosby for using his position as a prominent black man to bring some problems into the light, just as I would applaud a prominent white man for bringing the problems of white’s into the light, and so on and so on. I am, however, bothered that comments such as these are often not made because people are so afraid of being labeled “racist.” In my opinion, the real racists are those who sit back and let problems such as some of modern hip hop pervade a culture without saying anything because they fear being called a bad name. Just thought I’d add my two cents.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Netflix!
« on: May 14, 2006, 07:05:07 PM »
Just sent back Everything Is Illuminated, next up is "Promises" and "Empire Falls." Anybody see Empire Falls?

Saw everything is Illuminated today.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Music
« on: May 13, 2006, 09:06:41 AM »
I'm not classy enough for all of these opera's and whatnot, but only seven hours until the Pearl Jam concert!-so I have thrown on an outfit from Goodwill's finest collection and I am off!

Incoming 1Ls / Types of Law
« on: May 11, 2006, 02:12:40 PM »
Sorry if there is a similar thread out there, but looking briefly I saw many smaller scope threads, but none like this..

I thought this might be a good place to discuss the day-to-day life of a lawyer in various types of law. There are many people on LSD who work, in some capacity, with a particular type of law and it would be helpful if these people posted some comments on what they deal with, particularly those who deal with the more obscure aspects of law. The reason I posted this is because I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and, although I am intersted in doing International Human Rights law, I would like to learn more about PITT'S well regarded health law program (what kinds of things can be done in the health law field).   

In summary, I suppose this is a thread for people who want to learn about different types of law, what they can do with their degree, and simply rant/try to figure out their future as a lawyer.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 2006 University of Pittsburgh Law Students
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:26:16 PM »
Still looking for an apartment in Shadyside or Squirrel Hill. I am looking for either a one-room apartment or a two bedroom apartment with a roomate (the cheaper the better :)). If anyone has any information or is looking for a roomate please send me a message and we'll see if something can be worked out. Look forward to seeing you all in Pittsburgh this fall!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Favorite Quotations
« on: May 08, 2006, 04:30:04 PM »
I love this paragraph, found in a Camus Notebook:

"The clouds thicken over the cloister and night gradually darkens the ledger stones bearing the moral virtues attributed to the dead. If someone here told me to write a book on morality, it would have a hundred pages and ninety-nine would be blank. On the last page, I should write: 'I recognize one duty, and that is to love.' And, as far as everything else is concerned, I say no. I say no with all my strength. The ledger stones tell me that this is useless, that life is 'col sol levante, col sol cadente.' But, I cannot see that my revolt loses by being useless, and I can feel what it gains."

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you reading right now?
« on: May 08, 2006, 04:25:55 PM »
Anybody read Exley's A Fans Notes? My friend keeps telling me to read it, but I am not so sure.

Also, there are a lot of books in this thread, but what about poetry? Anybody want to recommend some good poetry? --For my two cents I recently finished Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke and Ginsberg Selected Poems and Notes, both very good.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Greatest Living Director
« on: May 04, 2006, 05:14:10 PM »
Lots of solid directors have been mentioned and I agree with many of them. I don't think he is neccesarily the "best" or most talented director, but he is by far my favorite and I think he is often overlooked because his movies tend to be less serious, but my vote is for Tim Burton.

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