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General Off-Topic Board / Law-Related Lyrics
« on: December 24, 2006, 12:24:04 AM »
I was listening to iTunes and I realized there are a number of songs that talk about the law in some form or another, as if we didn't have enough on our minds with the application season.

99 Problems:
"I ain't passed the bar, but I know a little bit/Enough to know that you won't illegal search my *&^%."

I Fought The Law:
"Breaking rocks in the hot sun/I fought the law, and the law won."

It was pretty eerie. It's been long enough that looking over it is almost a new experience. Oh well, at least I know I didn't totally blow the essay. Anyone else looked at their file lately?

For some reason, LSDAS will let me certify electronically if I pay my credit card, but because UCLA's waiver requires it as an attachment, there's no way to indicate that the fee was waived. Since I'm obviously not paying the $75 by credit card, I have to choose that I am sending money on its own, which then necessitates a certification letter according to LSDAS. Is this true?

General Off-Topic Board / Should Lawyers be called "Doctor"?
« on: November 22, 2006, 05:14:28 PM »
I can see a couple arguments either way. A few state bars explicitly allow this practice, apparently. I lean towards yes.

Here are a few of the things I've come up with:

Pro: Lawyers have doctoral degrees, as even their academic regalia are the doctoral robes. For hundreds of years, even lawyers without doctoral degrees were called Doctors of Law. It is appropriate to call PhDs "Doctor" under most circumstances, and even other degrees like EdDs. The JD is enough of a degree to teach law, and Doctor originates from the Latin root meaning one who teaches or is qualified to do so. ...It would also be cool to go to a law firm and introduce all of your attorneys as Doctor So-and-so.

Con: There could be confusion with Medical Doctors. There is also the JSD degree which always entails the use of the title.

Anyone up for it? It's not terribly long, and I just want to make sure it gets the point across. Also, I might be going insane.

Studying for the LSAT / MOVED: LORs
« on: October 18, 2006, 07:08:41 PM »

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