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Good idea or bad idea to go into one of these?

Consider these schools:

  • International Law at Temple Law in Tokyo
  • International Law at Leiden in the Netherlands.
  • Business Law at Bocconi in Milano Italy
  • Eu Law at Copenhagen in Denmark
  • School of Oriental and African Studies Law Faculty in London
  • Law at New South Wales in Sydney Australia

Any thoughts on the value to one's future of spending a fall or spring in one of these places as a 2L or 3L?

Any links to ratings and reviews of their programs, or blogs or other writings by past students who have gone to them?

If it's a study-abroad program, I would honestly just go for the experience, not the prestige.  In that case, I'd go Tokyo.

Current Law Students / Re: USNEWS: Schools jumping at least 3 spots
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:44:40 AM »
Stanford?  Never heard of it.

Of course you haven't.  Not quite your caliber, so don't worry your pretty head over it.

A.  You don't know the first thing about my caliber, but your unsolicited evaluation of my capabilities is welcome as always.
B.  Anyone actually at HYS would never make a smartass crack like this.  I would think they would have little interest in assessing the 'caliber' of others.  On the other hand, as long as it brought YOU a little comfort, I guess it served its purpose.

In the immortal words of Scarface, "Real gangsta ass n-word don't flex nuts, cuz real gangsta ass n-word know they got 'em."

So flex away.

A) Your lack of prestige bleeds through your post.  Not to mention LSU isn't even a t14.

B) What you "think" YHS students do is utterly irrelevant.

Current Law Students / Re: Scholarships?
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:40:34 AM »
If you are applying Yale and Harvard, remember that they only give need-based aid.

Current Law Students / Re: 1L Summer Jobs in Government
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:38:55 AM »
Don't be sorry, we all understand your deficiencies as a person and a lawyer.

Not a lawyer yet, but thanks for your concern.  Having excess money is such a burden you know.  ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Any Nurses Here?
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:37:43 AM »
Plus you don't have to worry about malpractice insurance as much.  :D

...and heavier is cheaper. Carry a heavy load and skip the weight room. Remember- lift with your knees, not your back. I've had hernia surgery- not fun.

No, the weight room is a controlled environment where you can more safely exercise.  If you lug around a heavy laptop, you're more likely to hold it improperly.

Current Law Students / Re: University of Baltimore
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:34:48 AM »
Just to add to that last post, I was on a full ride at UB and left to go spend 36k per year at the other school. I wonder if I will end up regretting it when I'm paying back loans after LS but so far I haven't regretted it for a second. For instance, the volume and quality of employers who interview on campus here at the new school are unbelievable compared to at UB. On the other hand if you do really well; top 10%, law review at UB, you will get the big firm job in Baltimore. Hope my opinions help.

Work hard.  You will need to.

Current Law Students / Re: Abortion
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:33:17 AM »
While I find the constant wallpapering of pinup girls on every possible thread endlessly annoying

Because you hate beautiful women. ::)

Well, yes abortion is debatable but so is the subjective degree of offensiveness of a swastika by comparison.  A swastika could represent several different things (yes, most of them are reasonably offensive), but  you can't simply assign a numeric comparison of 6 million against one.  I think the graphic nature of the photos, combined with their irrelevant implicit message makes them more offensive then the implications of a swastika, which is an abstract symbol.  To push this issue as anything more than a matter of opinion would be fruitless, but I hope you see my point.   

Actually, you can.  Apart from the good old utilitarian arguments, the 6 million deaths during the Shoah represented a genocidal attempt to exterminate entire groups of people.  The harm is more significant because it asserts that simple accidental membership in a group is sufficient justification for murder.  It is much simpler to dehumanize and essentialize masses of people than the singular individual.  So yes, I do think there's a qualitative, not merely quantitative, difference between the two.  Homicide is in some cases justifiable.  Genocide never is.

Furthermore, I think you underestimate the power of abstract symbols as tools of communication, one of the most important human activities.  Words, for instance, are no more than strings of abstract symbols, yet as a law student, you should know that the written word carries great import.

Current Law Students / Re: New York Law
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:21:35 AM »
If your definition of success is tied to dollar signs, you will never be happy, and thus never successful.  What exactly are you looking to purchase that justifies you as a success?    Success is measured by your own happiness and how well you cultivate relationships with people.  Therefore, I think everyone would agree LoverOfWomen has demonstrated a personality that prescribes failure.

If I had to bet my last dollar, I would say ray7 is destined to be happy and balanced, and LoverOfWomen is on the path to envy and emptiness, relying on outward impressions of wealth to compensate where his personality has created a deficit.  This never has worked and it never will.

I don't think deluding yourself about the consequences of mediocrity is the foundation for a "happy and balanced" life.  Nor is pretending you have  a "last dollar" to bet.

Wealth has a direct relation to happiness, because wealth allows you options and opportunities.  Face it--a lot of doors close when you're poor.  A lot of doors close when you're unprestigious.  Now maybe you can play the sour grapes game and pretend that you never wanted those choices in the first place.  But I would much rather have the choice to go lounging at my favorite club or summering in the Hamptons than worrying about consolidating debts or budgeting my finances. 


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