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« on: May 05, 2006, 11:10:28 AM »
Congrats on surviving 1L T!!!!!

Current Law Students / Re: Should I file Bankruptcy...
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:59:15 PM »
Just for the record everyone: I was not encouraging the OP to file a BK.  It doesn't make sense in this particular situation. 

The undue harship discharge of student loans in practice is very rare.  We had a client who was mentally ill and could not work at all.  They denied a DC to her.  As a matter of fact, in our district, we have never even heard of a successful harship DC of a student loan.

I myself paid off huge amounts of debt without filing a BK by working with my creditors.  My advice to anyone dealing with debt is to DEAL with it.  Don't put off discussions with creditors because you are worried or scared. The longer you wait, the worse it will become.  Also, don't lie to your creditors.  We see lots of people who get sued b/c they jerked their creditors along for too long and they got tired of it. 

Current Law Students / Re: Women In Law School
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:40:32 PM »
They may have an easier time with men, but other women (and we do end up in positions of power sometimes despite not having implants or a father who owns the firm) will make it harder for really attractive women.  Women can be catty and lots of smart (but not stunning) women I know tend to view other women as looks obsessed or bimbos.

Current Law Students / Re: Law school and relationships
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:38:50 PM »
I think Leaf has a good point in that it's not just the workload, busy-ness, and distance that can be rough on relationships, but the fact that all of a sudden you're immersed in a totally different world which your SO cannot relate to.  You will end up talking about law school all the time.  Your SO will come to law school functions and be totally bored.  You will hang out with your SO's friends and feel like you have nothing to say to them because your entire existence now revolves around law school.  This is not something that I anticipated happening at all, but it happened to me, and yeah, in my 1L section we've had many relationship casualties.  However, sure, plenty of people stay together.

I think it's probably kind of pointless to contemplate this stuff before law school.  Some people will be downers like me and Leaf :), some will be cheerleaders, and ultimately you don't know how you're going to react to it until you get there.  Law school is not at all like I anticipated it would be.  Just accept that your life is going to change a lot, and that it's hard to predict exactly in what ways that will happen.

This is Exactly what I think will happen, and my SO is in denial about it.  I really want him to realize that my life won't revolve around "our life" while I am in LS and that he is going to be bored or lonely or a combo of the two sometimes.  He is in a rose-colored glasses stage right now. 

Current Law Students / Re: Women In Law School
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:07:35 PM »
OMG!  This is ridiculous!

If you believe in this crap, it will probably occur.  I am much more confident and competent than the men I work with.  While I am not goregeous, I am not a dog either, but I am not about to "doll myself up" so that I can be respected.

Current Law Students / Re: not going to class
« on: February 24, 2006, 11:50:43 AM »
that sounds like a professor I would really like.  I hated it when they gave breaks in undergrad to slackers who didn't show up!

Current Law Students / Re: Forced Curve...What Is It?
« on: July 27, 2005, 06:46:49 AM »
They only give out so many A's, B's etc per class.  Usually just a couple A's.  You can write a terrific exam, but if 4 people wrote a better one, you get a B.

Honey, the standard for grading PT students is NEVER different.  The reason they say PT is for those who work is that they take FEWER CLASSES than the FT students.

If they graded easier for the PT students, your degree would be worthless when employers found out about it.

Please don't repeat that rant to anyone makes you sound ridiculous.

I got my undergrad degree PT, but was in class with FT students.  The classes were just as difficult, but since I only had 2-3 compared to 4-6 for FT students, I had no problem getting the work done while managing a law firm 50+ hours a week.

The school expects that with half the classes, you should be able to balance work/school.  If you can't it's your problem - not the school's.

Current Law Students / Re: I don't think I got on Law Review...
« on: July 21, 2005, 10:23:47 PM »
Well, you heard the practical advice, now I will give you the "friend" comments:

That sucks!

You should have gotten on...they must have made a mistake

You obviously were way smarter than those evaluating your submission and they missed the wonderful yet subtle nuances in your submission!


Hang in there!

I think that it helped me in college for that final "skim" of my notes right before essay exams.  I was able to read over 40 pages in a few minutes and I always ended up remembering some little tidbit that helped me.

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