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Current Law Students / Re: Why would the hot blonde in my class...
« on: September 02, 2005, 01:27:47 PM »
The Kentucky hammer totally ripped off the Texas Hammer, and I won't let this go dammit!  ;D

I imagine that the true hammer wouldn't let the matter drop either so he switched names.  But why the batting ads?  seriously I think he needs to man up in some tackle gear. I personally find an offensive lineman much more intimidating and powerfull than some babe ruth wannabe at the plate. 

Current Law Students / Re: Why would the hot blonde in my class...
« on: September 02, 2005, 01:03:44 PM »
But he (the kentucky hammer aka the heavy hitter) does make all the girls swoon as they imagine shopping spree after shopping spree with his money.

Current Law Students / Re: New 1L's: Any Harsh Socratic Method Profs?
« on: September 02, 2005, 01:01:23 PM »
Awesome. There's only been one other person on this site that recognized Darryl Isaacs. I remember his dad, but not his commercials. I wasn't in Louisville for my teenage years, and that would've been about when his dad was still running the show over there.

I've been thinking about changing my personality on this site though. Eventually I get tired of the one I have and think of something funnier (to me anyway). Today I was thinking about "Louis Skolnick". I don't know why, but that just seemed funny to me. But, my best idea lately has been "The Head Gunner." I haven't figured out what picture I'd put with that yet, but the signature line would say something like, "If you can't figure out who the class gunner is, it's probably you."

Ahh too bad mispent teenage years in louisville are highly underrated.  so you're at UL?  you could also be the tiger.. the only firm that gave isaacs and isaacs a run for the money on cheestastick ads. 

Current Law Students / Re: New 1L's: Any Harsh Socratic Method Profs?
« on: August 31, 2005, 12:13:16 PM »

i dont know whether or sad or just down right funny how much money the "heavy hitter" and his father have.  but then one has to love eastern ky juries that think every one has deep pockets.  he and his dad made a mint with some of their satellite offices in eastern and western ky.  i agree his ads are cheesy but his father's were far worse.

Current Law Students / Re: Army JAG
« on: August 29, 2005, 05:32:27 AM »
In material I have seen, they clearly discuss selection criteria.  Competitive- Yes, very much so.  Clear cutoff GPA/Percentile- NO. The candidate is judged on multiple factors.  While, success in law school undoubtedly  bolster's an applicant chances other factors are equally important and often offset a lower class rank: commitment to physical fitness (varsity in highschool, intramurals, marathons etc etc, community involvement, experience, INTERVIEW.  Can not stress the last facet enough. Overall, weight is given to the interview--impress the recruiter and you're golden.  Consider applying for the internships and law scholarships, if genuinely interested.  Curious--why Army? 

Current Law Students / Re: Army JAG
« on: August 28, 2005, 09:52:04 PM »

Because there are many more applicants to the JAG Corps than openings, the Army is looking for the best and the brightest. In addition to academic requirements, candidates are expected to exhibit the qualities befitting an Officer in service to their country, such as leadership, physical fitness, commitment and professionalism. Among other things, a qualified candidate will:

Be mentally and physically fit
Be of good moral standing and character
Pass security clearance and citizenship requirements
Have graduated from an ABA-approved law school
Have been admitted to the bar of either a federal court or the highest court of any state in the United States or the District of Columbia
Be 34 years of age or younger at the time he or she is commissioned in the JAG Corps
Once selected, applicants who accept a direct commission in the JAG Corps serve a three-year tour of duty. Officers choosing to continue their career in the JAG Corps will find many opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

Current Law Students / Re: Army JAG
« on: August 28, 2005, 08:23:05 PM »
If you are seriously contemplating JAG--do your own research into the academic and non academic requirements.  Suggested sites:

there are more, but someone able to serve in JAG should have the ability to find such information on his/her own.

Law School Admissions / Re: Third Tier Toilets: the New T14?
« on: November 01, 2005, 10:38:09 PM »
Bonkers- any feld of the santa clara associates?  santa clara has a solid and somewhat impressive reputation in IP etc.... so I could definitely see where that comes into play.

Law School Admissions / Re: Are # LS apps up or down this year?
« on: October 24, 2005, 12:55:40 AM »
So, the "20 items or less" line bothers other people as well?

YaY you changed your signature.  we  Kentucky fans thank you.

If your illness is on file with LSAC, I imagine it's a moot point.  The bar will have access to any letter written by your psychiatrist since the schools will.

Hi All,

Thanks for the great replies!  I never thought into future about the Bar repurcussions - it's very interesting.  Personally, I do not think that any illness is their business (hope I don't open a can of worms here).  Something that I forgot to add - this statement will only be used as a PS at one school.  I have another PS which discusses my human rights activities in another country- it's a very strong PS.  However, this ADHD/OCD statement will be used as either an LSAT Addendum or Disadvantage Statement.  Sorry to confuse.

As my LSAT scores stink and my GPA from undergrad has no great trends (2.88), I think that mentioning the OCD might just give them another good reason to say, "NO".  It would take too many words to counter the stigma and misinformation surrounding OCD.  I'm going with "ADHD w/related anxiety issues" (or something like that).

As far as older applicants- there is a misconception that adcomms focus on our experiences and not undergraduate work.  I talked to some of the deans from last year's applications- and they seemed very focused on the undergraduate work from over 15 years ago!  I was shocked!  I came out of last year's application cycle feeling that older applicants are held to the same standards as applicants fresh out of college.  Remember- time doesn't (seem to) heal anything with the adcoms!

Lastly, as I live in a foreign country, my psychiatric records probably would not make it to the States.  However, he will be sending a letter to the LSAC to get me another chance for the LSAT (combined with a letter from an assistant dean), because I attempted the LSAT three times in two years.  With these new meds, I think I can do much better.  However, I am only asking for another chance at the LSAT (under the same testing conditions as everyone else).

Again, thanks everyone- you guys are great!


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