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General Board / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 10, 2008, 03:21:43 PM »
If you desperately want a puppy, now is the time to get one.  You will have time to go home and walk the puppy enough to start the housebreaking processes.  I got a puppy the end of my 1L year to keep my older dog company and it worked out just fine.  And, hopefully by summer the puppy will be mostly there and you can just pen the puppy up in a confined area when your not home with paper down to piddle on.  Once you start working if your planning to do a firm job, forget the puppy route. 

However, if I was you, I'd check with a breeder and ask about dogs that are several months to a year old.  Many times breeders will hold on to a puppy hoping it is show quality and something will change and it no longer is.  They then need to place those dogs with loving homes.  That way you get a younger dog, but hopefully the housebreaking has already been done for you.  My mom had to place dogs like this all the time when she was breeding.

As far as long hours go, there are doggie day camps in most larger cities where they can go and not be home all day alone.  But then your talking expense like the dog walker, but noone goes into your house.

Life is much easier without dogs, but I couldn't imagine going back to that.  I missed having dogs when I didn't have one for practical reasons.

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Well, even if they have UCC on it, you should just take the fed income tax class.  I just finished secured transactions, our UCC 9 class, and you could certainly learn it in barbri since fed income tax is something you really want.

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What is commercial transactions?  Is it the UCC 9 class?  And why do you want to take fed income tax? 

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General Board / Re: working more than 20 hours?
« on: December 23, 2007, 10:21:57 AM »
It really depends on your school policy.  At my school it is an honor code violation and you have to sign a statement each semester when you register that you will not work more than 20 hours if you are going to school full time.  If they suspect you are working more than 20 hours for any reason you must prove you are not.  If you can't prove that then you are automatically placed in part-time status that semester and you will be withdrawn from the number of courses it takes to make you in compliance with part-time load requirements.  It is the school's discretion as to what classes they drop you from.  If they discover that you worked more than 20 hours a semester after grades, they will still withdraw you from the number of courses it takes to come within part-time requirements and you lose those hours.

In addition, because it is an honor code violation, you are subject to sanctions for violating it too.  And the 20 hours work requirement is throughout law school, it's not a 1L thing.

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General Board / Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« on: November 26, 2007, 12:24:28 PM »
Ditto on above poster's question and what was the rational behind taking it the first time?

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General Board / Re: Law Question (Florida)
« on: November 20, 2007, 01:45:47 PM »

Since I have access to FSU Law library, I can research some of this stuff but I have no idea where to start looking.   


Talk to your attorney, but if you insist on trying to work on it yourself then start with FSU's law library.  The reference librarians should be able to direct your research.  If they are any where as near as good as my school's librarians, they will send you to the right section to get you started. 

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General Board / Re: Living at Home During Law School?
« on: November 20, 2007, 01:37:48 PM »
If your parents are willing to help you with your future by saving you expenses now and you can deal with living at home with them, then go for it.  There is NO reason to spend extra money that will cost interest when you don't need to.  Once you are out of school and probably/hopefully making really good money, you can set up a trust for you parents retirement to pay them back for their generosity if you feel like you need to pay them back. Unless they made really good money, were really prudent, and are super healthy, you will likely be taking care of them in their old age anyway.  Or at least you should, especially if they will help you out now.

The distance is not even a factor.  20 minutes is nothing and would not interfere with any work or partying, if you go that route.

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General Board / Re: Legal Rhetoric Exam?
« on: November 19, 2007, 11:57:30 AM »
My school does citation exams in the 1st year LARW classes.  Scheduling it for a Saturday is really weird though.

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General Board / Re: 3 of my 4 exams are multiple choice > essay
« on: November 19, 2007, 11:56:02 AM »
What are you asking exactly?  It is normal for 1L exams to be a combination of multiple choice and essay.  However, I've been shocked that several of the 1L's have told me they have 2 solid multiple choice exams.  That is extremely odd.

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General Board / Re: transferring from part time program?
« on: November 19, 2007, 11:52:25 AM »

Your chances of making the top 10% are slim, especially at a lower ranked school.


What????  The chances of making the top 10% are the same at any school.  It makes no difference what the ranking of the school is.  You either have the natural talent combined with the hard work to get there, or you don't.  Just because the grades are required to be lower at the lower ranked schools (which is total BS to start with) doesn't change the chances of being at the top of the class at that school.

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