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I was issued a citation for underage drinking when I was young and didn't disclose it on my app to Widener.  After realizing my mistake I mentioned it to them and they were completly cool with it, they say that only crimes that would keep you from the character and fitness from the bar will hurt your admission.  Unless you're trying to hide something, which in PA (where I will take the bar) is a near automatic permanent rejection. They said that at orientation the dean will say something about ammending an app and there's a line out the door of her office that afternoon.  The ealier you disclose the better, it won't hurt you unless it shows a pattern of lawlessness, or is a felony conviction.

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General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:02:01 PM »

And to the dumba*s that made a comment about ADD at 28 - you can develop it at any age, whether or not you are still being educated. You can get 4.0's and 99% test scores your whole life and then suddenly find yourself having extreme difficulty. Do some research before you assume you know what you're critizing.

You have to show symptoms of impulsivity or inattention before the age of 7 for a diagnosis of ADHD.  While an adult can be diagnosed with ADHD the psychologist would have to do a retroactive diagnoses meaning that these symptons were there in childhood but never found out.  A mental health professional is typically reluctant to do so with students who were invloved in formal education due to the fact that someone else should have picked them up.  The issue of adult onset ADHD is a contraversial one right now, with some saying it can be that a person develops a new set they've never had before while another group saying it's not possible.  Currently the DSM still lists this disorder in the subsection Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood or Adolencence. And the APA has not recognized adult onset ADHD to be a valid disorder. The DSM is the publication that all mental disorders available for diagnostic are listed along with the minimum symptoms needed to meet such a diagnostic.  Its published and revised by the American Psychology Association. If it's not listed in the DSM then it basically isn't considered valid science until it gets in there. 

http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/adhd.htm
if you want to read about ADHD. (formerly called ADD)

Behavenet is not summarizing DSM-IV - it is commentating on some medical views on the condition. True DSM-IV on the condition if very vague. Also, the medical community has expanded its diagnostic capability to combine the ADD/ADHD definition into one with three categories: "the DSM-IV identifies three sub-types of AD/HD, depending on the presence or absence of particular symptoms: Inattentive type, Hyperactive type, and Combined type."

Myth # 2: AD/HD is a Disorder of Childhood

Early discussions of AD/HD theorized that individuals outgrew the disorder (Ingram, Hechtman, & Morgenstein, 1999). This notion has been dispelled by long-term studies showing that anywhere from 70-80 percent of children with AD/HD exhibit significant signs of restlessness and distractibility into adolescence and young adulthood, while a large percentage suffer co-morbid psychiatric disorders, academic failure, and social isolation and/or rejection (Barkley et al., 1990; Barkley, 1998). Research estimates that 1.5 to 2 percent of adults have AD/HD (Hunt, 1997), and between two and six percent of adolescents have AD/HD (Murphy & Barkley, 1996). Cuffe et al. (2001) found that children with persistent AD/HD have more severe AD/HD and adverse risk factors later in life. Adverse factors impact the expression of AD/HD and increase the risk for associated disorders that compromise adjustment over the lifespan. Thus, AD/HD is a lifelong disorder that requires a developmental framework for appropriate diagnosis and treatment (Teeter, 1998).

The DSM-IV recognizes it is not only a development of childhood and does NOT specify age:

n children and teenagers, the symptoms must be more frequent or severe compared to other children the same age. In adults, the symptoms must affect the ability to function in daily life and persist from childhood.

In addition, the behaviors must create significant difficulty in at least two areas of life, such as home, social settings, school, or work. Symptoms must be present for at least six months.

Criteria for the three primary subtypes are:

AD/HD - Inattentive Type

    * Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes.
    * Has difficulty sustaining attention.
    * Does not appear to listen.
    * Struggles to follow through on instructions.
    * Has difficulty with organization.
    * Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort.
    * Loses things.
    * Is easily distracted.
    * Is forgetful in daily activities.

AD/HD - Hyperactive Type

    * Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
    * Has difficulty remaining seated.
    * Runs about or climbs excessively.
    * Difficulty engaging in activities quietly.
    * Acts as if driven by a motor.
    * Talks excessively.
    * Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
    * Difficulty waiting or taking turns.
    * Interrupts or intrudes upon others.

AD/HD - Combined Type

    * Individual meets both sets of inattention and hyperactive/impulsive criteria.

- http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment/guides/dsm

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Also...as for your mark that the APA doesn't recognize adult onset AD/HD - they seem to have not made a comment either way. They do, however, recognize it can LAST a lifetime:

"Current research demonstrates that ADHD is a complex disorder that may affect someone across his or her entire life span." - http://www.apa.org/ppo/issues/pconstest.html

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AD/HD is very misunderstood still. Maybe if people (not you, but in general) took the time to research it, these assumptions like the one you quoted wouldn't be made.

behavnet listed the disorder exactly as the DSM states it, I've checked both the DSM and 2 textbooks I have.  I never said the disorder was only present in children, rather that you must show signs of it in childhood for the disorder to be diagnosed.  What I was referring to was someone who stated that at 28 years old they developed ADHD and went from a genius to failing out of law school. The DSM states explicitly that you must show symptoms before 7 years old.  Not that you meet criterian but show some of the symptoms, you're correct in saying in can last a lifetime and I didn't dispute that fact.  However it is listed as a disorder, "first diagnosed in infancy, childhoold or adolescence." I've done my reserach I've written papers on ADHD, I have a psychology degree from one of the most respected psych programs on the east coast.  So I do know what I'm talking about when it comes to this.   

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U of Texas - Austin / Re: On the subject of going fast...
« on: June 20, 2006, 04:53:59 PM »
I love the mini, the cooper works edition is beautiful. 

for now though my hyundai accent has to last me till at least 2009.  at least the air conditioning works, better than i can say for most cars.

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General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: June 20, 2006, 11:40:02 AM »

And to the dumba*s that made a comment about ADD at 28 - you can develop it at any age, whether or not you are still being educated. You can get 4.0's and 99% test scores your whole life and then suddenly find yourself having extreme difficulty. Do some research before you assume you know what you're critizing.

You have to show symptoms of impulsivity or inattention before the age of 7 for a diagnosis of ADHD.  While an adult can be diagnosed with ADHD the psychologist would have to do a retroactive diagnoses meaning that these symptons were there in childhood but never found out.  A mental health professional is typically reluctant to do so with students who were invloved in formal education due to the fact that someone else should have picked them up.  The issue of adult onset ADHD is a contraversial one right now, with some saying it can be that a person develops a new set they've never had before while another group saying it's not possible.  Currently the DSM still lists this disorder in the subsection Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood or Adolencence. And the APA has not recognized adult onset ADHD to be a valid disorder. The DSM is the publication that all mental disorders available for diagnostic are listed along with the minimum symptoms needed to meet such a diagnostic.  Its published and revised by the American Psychology Association. If it's not listed in the DSM then it basically isn't considered valid science until it gets in there. 

http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/adhd.htm
if you want to read about ADHD. (formerly called ADD)

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I don't feel this is entrapment because the person was already predisposed to commit the crime and took overt actions that facilitated the crime. For entrapment to occur you must show that without the police you would have had no predisposition to commit the crime, and but for the actions of the police the crime would not have occured.  This is negated when the person, after already hearing of the "victim" being a minor still attempted to have sexual encounters with her.  The police must entice or entrap an otherwise unwilling party to commit a crime they otherwise would have not commited.  Also worth noting, the burden of proof in any criminal defense will then shift to the defense and must be properly raised and argued by the defendants legal counsel. This person one could argue was trolling the internet for victims and just happened to have bad luck with whom he found.  To be honest I am glad the person was arrested and will be tried, but then again that may be the prosecutor in me. 

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Widener U School of Law / Re: 2009 meet and greet
« on: June 15, 2006, 04:37:46 PM »
If they chashed your check you're guarenteed a room.  I called them about a week ago and they told me I was assigned a room. THis was before they cashed my check too.  So you shoudl be fine.  This is for the 1 room dorm style room, not the apartment.

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General Board / Re: Czechs blow out lethargic U.S.
« on: June 14, 2006, 11:42:42 PM »


"You're kidding yourself if you think that this U.S. team is highly talented ... It's simply not as good as the elite of Europe and South America. We're not a bad team, and this was without doubt a very poor performance, but to compare ourselves to Brazil, Argentina, England, etc. that's simply not realistic. We let ourselves down today, and only 2-3 players can look in the mirror tonight. I hope they've learned a big lesson."

"That's just it, our passing is horrible. You can get away with always trying to lob the ball down the field over the defense to a quick forward in the MLS and have some success. But not at this level. You actually must know how to pass and work the ball in the middle."


Many if not most of the US team plays it's club ball in Europe.  I can get stats if you need them.

What a catch 22 for me on Saturday.  I am Italian-American and I love both countries I think I'm going to root for the U.S. then hope they beat the Czechs.  yeah that's what i'll do.  GO Stars and Strips

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Widener U School of Law / Re: 2009 meet and greet
« on: June 14, 2006, 11:27:55 PM »
Who cares about some anonymous poster anyway?  I'm only planning on being on this board for another month or so, till school starts.  If he/she/it has a problem then perhaps we can ban together to help him/her/it solve it.  I will not have an anonymous person defame me or people that are never negative or rude to others.  So far, the people I've met on here that are attending Widener are decent people.  If this individual wanted to pick a fight, then I say let that individual bring it.

Keith, I find it to be quite humerous; I don't know if people are angry at us for going to Widener, or the fact that were not apologizing for it.  However you're right the people in this "Meet and Greet" all seem like good people and it helps smooth the transition knowing that I'll at least know a few people even if on a superficial level.  Also, Friday football is a nice touch.  Don't worry about that guy, he personally attacked me, he has never meet me and I don't believe I've ever come in any type of contact with him, unless its with a psudonymn, if you have to hide behind aliases then you are not worth the energy required to type a response. 

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Widener U School of Law / Re: 2009 meet and greet
« on: June 14, 2006, 08:34:09 PM »
we're starting to get some people who do not like us too much.  did you see the josephine post that accuses us of being the same person.  one giant disociative personality disorder conversation.

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General Board / Re: StrictlyLiable LSAT Score
« on: June 14, 2006, 08:25:01 PM »
what was my score, well lets just say my scoring band is in the poll

no one cares about your LSAT score.  In fact I don't care about anyone elses LSAT score, not even mine, it wasn't good but it got me into Widener and basically only Widener.  It did it's job, i'm going to law school  154 then again I only applied to 4 school so i didn't really expand my options.

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