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General Board / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 09, 2005, 12:58:55 AM »
Hi there,

This is a question for the female law students. I'm wondering if any of you has thought of whether or not you plan to have a family (i.e., kids) at some point early on in your law career and if so, do you plan to continue working full-time once you've had a baby, or do you intend to quit, or work part-time, or what?

I want to attend law school and become a lawyer, but I also want to have children sometime in my late 20s and I want to be there for them (i.e., not hand them off to a nanny to raise), so I'm not sure how to reconcile this...

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

How old are you now.

Its going to be really difficult, having a kid is more work then law school and medical school combined especially for the women.

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General Board / Re: WTF? Credit score of 550
« on: August 09, 2005, 12:57:32 AM »
Do whatever you can do to fix it.

Its going to be hard with the money you are making though. 

Why is the pay so low your an attorney?

Consolidate the loans and get a credit card and pay the whole amount on time. 

Try and get another job also or goto court and try and solicate clients.

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General Board / Re: Sample Outline
« on: August 09, 2005, 12:55:13 AM »
Wow this outline is horrible.  Theres no reference to any black letter law.  Doesnt get into any type of legal analysis or hypos.

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General Board / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 09, 2005, 12:42:13 AM »
Because of my class rank, I was invited to write on to law review.  I attended the candidate class, but ultimately decided not to submit a case comment.  Imagine my surprise when I received a letter from the editor of law review stating that I had been accepted on to law review.  I called the editor and informed her that I had not written a case comment.  She checked with another board member and discovered that he had mixed up my name with someone else's.  She thanked me for being honest and correcting the mistake, and I assumed that was the end of the matter.  Today I recieved a letter from the dean's office congratulating me on making law review. I'm concerned that when school starts back, my name will be posted on the list of people who made law review and I'll have to explain to my friends/professors/anyone who tries to congratulate me that it was just a mistake.  I made a decision not to write on to law review, I caught the LR board member's mistake, and yet I'm still stuck in a situation that I find uncomfortable.  What should I do?

Sorry about your situation but come on. 

How do you expect to become an attorney if you can't resolve this little mix up. 

Just go to the office and explain the situation and they will fix it.  This is a typical beuracratic mistake that you will encounter a million times in business and when you become an attorney :)

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General Board / Albinger v Harris
« on: August 09, 2005, 12:38:12 AM »
Has anyone read this case?

I've been looking at it, though I find the Majory opinion to be correct, their reasoning is completely irrelevant.

The Issue should be whether the giving of an engagement ring can be considered a contractual obiligation and if so whether that existed in this case. 

The "conditional gift theory" cant be valid in that the Black Letter Law cleary states that a gift is "a transfer of personal property made voluntarily and without consideration"  This is an oxymoron if i ever saw one i'm sure the court realizes that but i cant understand why they give credence to it.

Albinger cleary did not place a contractual meaning with the transfer of the property because he told her "to take the car, horse dog and ring and get out" during their last break up.  If he had transfered some sort of contractual meaning to the ring why did he not ask for it back.  Was he still under the impression that they would get married.  I think not.

This is a simple case that could have been decided on the fact that he did not consider the ring to involve some sort of contractual obligation because he never considered it as such.

There was no reason for the court to attempt to discern a conditional gift theory.  I havent even gotten to the gender bias part of the majority decision yet but that doesnt seem relevant whats so ever.

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New York Law School / Re: Overcrowding & other misc. complaints
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:44:12 PM »
The building is very old, the hallways and staircases are very narrow, the elevators are ridiculously slow and often don't work, there's way too many people trying to get around under these conditions with 30 lbs. of books on their backs.

The food is bad, the cafeteria is too noisy, the reading room is too quiet, the first floor of the library is too noisy, the rest of the floors are too quiet, there's not enough group study rooms, there's no place to go and have a quiet discussion.

I'm tired - and I guess a little cranky today.

Fleck isnt the spaciousness of the staircases and hallways pretty irrelevant to your studies?

come on girl.


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New York Law School / Re: The real question about NYLS
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:42:44 PM »
Law Schools are all essentially the same price.

Its apparent that there is some form of collusion that is involved between all the private institutions to arrive at a cost.

In the long run it will be worth it.  As long as you serious about being an attorney and have the ability to perform well in your duties as an attorney you will understand that the money involved is insignificant when compared to your existence in society after you graduate.


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New York Law School / Re: Is anyone obsessing on Hamdi v. Rumsfeld???
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:39:38 PM »
Was Hamdi v Rumsfeld assigned for advanced week?


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New York Law School / August 15th.
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:37:40 PM »

Any on this board going to NYLS?

If so have you started studying, I've already read the Aspen Primer on Tort law and it has enabled me to make a pretty in depth outline for the course including most of the Black Letter Law on the subject.

Just recieved my advanced week reading assignment seems pretty straight forward.

Please respond if you are starting NYLS in august.

Thank you.

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General Board / New York Law School
« on: July 23, 2005, 08:36:16 PM »

Any on this board going to NYLS?

If so have you started studying, I've already read the Aspen Primer on Tort law and it has enabled me to make a pretty in depth outline for the course including most of the Black Letter Law on the subject.

Just recieved my advanced week reading assignment seems pretty straight forward.

Please respond if you are starting NYLS in august.

Thank you.

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