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General Board / Re: journal
« on: May 14, 2008, 06:12:26 PM »
I think you're mistaken in saying that each T2/T3/T4 has at least one prestigious secondary journals...  most of the main journals at these schools aren't even prestigious?

There are a few hallmark specialty journals at T2/T3/T4s, but I think generally joining the secondary journal at a T3/T4 is probably only a significant boost if you rise to a leadership position or are published.


Well its a boost if you are on the journal versus someone who's not. But becoming an EIC, Managing or Executive editor is a definate boost.

You still need journal experience if you're going to try to clerk regardless of your class rank. So yes, its a boost.

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General Board / .
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:17:38 PM »
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Personal Statement / Re: Gay/Trans issues in PS?
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:13:21 PM »
The point is that it doesn't matter whether you think it's mentally unstable.  The OP asked a question about what's appropriate for a PS, and Buttlaw jumped on an opportunity to attack transgendered people.  If he thinks it's weird, he can start a thread on the Off-Topic board to discuss the merits of gender barriers, but this thread isn't the place for that.

Since the OP wants a question answered I will resist the urge to yell at Budlaw's ignorant statement. My main point stands, I think it can be a great topic which shows your maturity in dealing with a difficult issue. I really think it won't affect you negatively in this day and age (at least I hope not) and it's not like you're the TG individual anyway, so even if an adcomm is weirde out, they won't be weirded out by you.


Ha ha. Ignorant? Please tell me how its normal for one to want to chop off his penis? YOU CAN'T MAKE A VALID ARGUMENT.

I speak the truth here. Whether you want to admit its the truth or not, that's up to you. But you can't deny what I say is valid.




You didn't say anything about "normal".  You said "mentally unstable".

Big difference.




Actually, I mentioned mental instabilty and also said it was strange and "down right weird" to want to chop off your penis. I think this would qualify as not "normal."

Look if you can please tell me how this is acceptable behavior in society (and not by wackos like yourself obviously) then please do tell. If you really think this is acceptable, please by all means, go ahead and chop yours.

Screaming at the top of your lungs that this is "normal" and isn't "mentally unstable" doesn't make it so.

And to "Tm" I don't claim to have a monopoly on the truth, however, I am very certain in saying that being "transgendered" isn't very normal or mentally stable.

Once again, I dare anyone to explain to me how wanting to chop off your penis is normal or mentally stable behavior.

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Personal Statement / Re: Gay/Trans issues in PS?
« on: May 02, 2008, 09:58:22 PM »
The point is that it doesn't matter whether you think it's mentally unstable.  The OP asked a question about what's appropriate for a PS, and Buttlaw jumped on an opportunity to attack transgendered people.  If he thinks it's weird, he can start a thread on the Off-Topic board to discuss the merits of gender barriers, but this thread isn't the place for that.

Since the OP wants a question answered I will resist the urge to yell at Budlaw's ignorant statement. My main point stands, I think it can be a great topic which shows your maturity in dealing with a difficult issue. I really think it won't affect you negatively in this day and age (at least I hope not) and it's not like you're the TG individual anyway, so even if an adcomm is weirde out, they won't be weirded out by you.


Ha ha. Ignorant? Please tell me how its normal for one to want to chop off his penis? YOU CAN'T MAKE A VALID ARGUMENT.

I speak the truth here. Whether you want to admit its the truth or not, that's up to you. But you can't deny what I say is valid.


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Meh. I live now on a lot less than 70% of a first year PD's take home.

Also, there seems to be some confusion about the bill. You don't have to have the same job for ten years, or be in the same place. You do have to make 120 payments while staying under a salary cap in a qualifying job. Many jobs qualify. Check the bill for the full list.

Your right, its not the same job. However, I say again that you may get tired of making peanuts when your friends are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. This is a good deal for the "do-gooders" out there. (i.e. trust fund babies and retards) But for the rest of us, the bill's not going to really matter at the end of the day.

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Personal Statement / Re: Gay/Trans issues in PS?
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:55:04 PM »
NYU will love you. Voted most LGBT friendly campus for some time now, so they certainly won't look down on it.

My best friend for 18 years is transgendered and I know that it's way different then being gay, in terms of social stigma. Lots of people can accept someone being attracted to the same sex nowadays, but when i tell my friends that my best friend wants to become a woman because he thinks he is a woman, the first question i usually get is "so your friend is mentally unstable?" That being said, I still think it can be a great topic for a personal statement. It can also be risky, but that can be mitigated depending on how its handled and discussed.

I would have to say that thinking you're a woman when you're really a man would qualify for mental instability. I don't care how you argue it, at the end of the day, its very strange to want to chop off your penis. Down right weird actually.

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General Board / Re: 168, 3.6 gpa Rejected everywhere
« on: May 01, 2008, 12:46:51 PM »
That is good advice but I don't think she will have a problem with the character and fitness portion of the bar. I know some of this stuff has been expunged from her record and the pot stuff, she had such a small amount all 3 times that she was given possession tickets, not arrested.

Thank you for the reply.

Dude, it really doesn't matter that it was expunged. Its still there. The bar won't care about it being expunged or anything. Its part of her criminal record, and it shows that she may have a tendancy for drug addiction. Three convictions (even expunged convictions) for drugs (even though its "only" pot) is a very serious matter.

In all seriousness, you may want to advise her to seek a different career path.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Clinical work vs. Law Review
« on: April 30, 2008, 11:01:38 PM »
I think a lot of time you can do a clinic as part of a class or for course credit, which would lighten the classwork load.  Does anyone know (I'm a 0L). 

Most clincs are taken for class credit. In some of them (specifically DA and PD work) its all you do for the semester. As for being able to do it and work on Law Review, and get good grades, the answer is yes. You can totally do it. Its not like Law Review is rocket science. You basically just cite-check and proof parts of one or two articles a semester. Its not all that time consuming nor is it mentally challengingy. Its when you're a board member or an A&N on law review when you'll run into difficulty, but then again, its no more difficult or time consuming than a part-time job.

Law Review is looked on more favorably by private employers and the judiciary, (its basically a pre-requisite if you want to clerk) but if you want to work for a PD or DA after school, you HAVE to do one of those clinics. You hit the ground running in those jobs, and the last thing they want is someone who's never tried a case before or handled a caseload to come into their office.

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General Board / Re: Law Preview - Yes or No?
« on: April 30, 2008, 10:54:52 PM »
So I think Law Preview is overpriced, but I was wondering what you guys have to say about the fact that the average Law Preview student ends up 20.7%ile in their 1L class according to a survey.

Mainly has to do with self-selection. If you're a study freak who's a perfectionist, you're likely to do better in law school, and these are also the types of people who would want to take a Law Preview course.

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General Board / Re: Law Preview - Yes or No?
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:52:56 PM »
If you have a couple of grand to waste you can finance my post-grad trip to Amsterdam. Heck you can even come too. I gaurantee that getting high in Amsterdam with me will be more valuable to you in the long run of law school than Law Preview.

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