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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts Supplements
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:17:11 AM »
Those flashcards are great to learn the basics... they are pretty lewd too, so if you can find a person that you like, they might be a great ice breaker.. hahaha

emmanuel's is alright... i think the best thing to do is to teach yourself early on how to break down the RSC and UCC rules into elements so that you can understand them... go to your teacher if you have trouble doing this and make sure that you figure out how to do it on your own..

when it comes time for the exam, you'll know exactly how to apply the fact patterns to the each element of the rules to come to legal conclusions.. unfortunately, i really didnt learn how to do this until two weeks before my exam.. fortunately though, the exam was open book/open note.. it turned out the most useful thing ever for me..

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:08:41 AM »
did you notice that tie?

Jesus, completely missed the tie.  I have no idea how.  What the hell is that all about? 

He's trying too hard to balance the dry, crusted, heavy-starched-dry-clean talk radio with some whimsical, 60s, psychedelic Jerry-I'm so stoned I can't feel my face-Garcia tie.  I bet he thinks it looks cool though.  Although, I can't imagine his cronies are going to put up with that nonsense.  I bet Liddy took him aside and offered him a few bucks to buy himself something respectable.  Then again, maybe this photo was taken during his pill-popping days and he actually was pulling a Garcia, staring at his tie for hours at a time.

The world may never know.

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General Board / Re: FUTURE INTERESTS help!
« on: February 22, 2007, 12:01:41 AM »
Are we pre-1535 or post-1535?

It is frightening that I actually know what you are talking about.

Sooooo, animals can sense evil...

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General Board / Re: Ave Maria Law School Moving to Florida
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:58:20 PM »
florida!
pizza!
naples!
catholics!
mmmm... pizza....

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:56:11 PM »
I'm still wondering where Rush gets those great haircuts and you guys are talking about the ACLU.

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General Board / Re: "Our firm pays $xxx,xxx and a 'bonus'...."
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:52:14 PM »
just curious... i've never had a bonus in my life, nor can i imagine that i will work anywhere where i would have the opportunity to get a bonus...but,,, are bonuses taxed income?? 

geez, with some of those bonuses, you could easily wipe out your law school debt in no time.. 20K/yr on top of 100K+/yr in salary... even if you lived on a "meager" 50K/yr, you'd probably wipe out $150K in school debt in a few years...

then again, what's the tax rate on an income like that?  40-50%?

still, sure beats joining the army and asking to get sent into enemy fire.. i read somewhere if you become a public school teacher for five years, they completely wipe your debt.. then again, it'd probably be tough to get a legal job after a stint like that..

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: February 20, 2007, 11:18:35 PM »
I wonder where Rush gets those killer haircuts?

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General Board / Re: okay, how many hours do you REALLY spend studying?
« on: February 13, 2007, 11:46:48 PM »
1.) T2 FT
2.) 16 hrs/wk + 3 hrs/wk study sessions
3.) 7-8 hrs/day (50-60 hrs/wk)
4.) 20%
5.) don't pay attention to what others are doing.. people learn/read/absorb material at different speeds.. worry about what you have to do to get your work read and outlined.. if you don't do as well as you hoped even though you worked hard, don't beat yourself up.. in the end, you gave it your best shot..

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General Board / Re: Spanish Immersion for after summer of 1st year
« on: February 12, 2007, 10:11:38 AM »
instead of spending a lot of money in costa rica, just come down to miami and hang out at the local supermarket.  even if you are a white, freckled, pasty mofo...they will still start out the conversation with spanish.  you can spend 4 hours in home depot and not hear one english word.  i hope i can combine it with some middle school/high school spanish training and actually learn it this time.

funny thing is... at home depot you'd learn exactly the type of spanish that would help you pass seriouslydog's "fluency test"... pipes, plumbing, toilets...

so maybe it is worth it to go down to a miami home depot..


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General Board / Re: Spanish Immersion for after summer of 1st year
« on: February 10, 2007, 10:07:12 PM »
Does anyone think that this is a good idea.  I figure I'd get to spend 10 weeks in Costa Rica or something.  You can become fluent in about that amount of time.  It costs about $5K-7K.  I don't have ANYTHING else to put on my resume to make me stand out.  Does anyone know how to get more student loans if you're already borrowing the max?

I'm all for traveling abroad and learning another language. It's a great experience, one that can't easily be factored into any cost benefit analysis. However, you should know that it is NOT possible to become fluent in another language after only ten weeks. Unfortunately, this is one of those laughable misconceptions that often gets bantied about by people who have 0 secondary language ability. You could live in Costa Rica for a year, an entire year, and you still wouldn't be fluent. Highly conversational perhaps, but far from fluent. Fluency takes years.

Here's the ultimate fluency test. If you can't say the following in a secondary language (without hesitation), you aren't fluent. And, even if you can, you probably still aren't, because this isn't that complicated. Good luck to those willing to try:

"So I went to the bathroom but the toilet wouldn't flush. I kept jiggling the handle...nothing. It was as if it wasn't even connected to any of the plumbing."

I'd love to hear some responses.

 

Entonces fui al ba~no pero el inodoro no funciono.. Continue agitando la palanca.. nada... Paso como si no estuviera conectado a las ca~nerias...

I cheated though.. i didnt know the word plumbing.. should have, though... i would have guessed something like plom- [suffix]..(plomero/plomeria) still would have gotten the idea across..

still i suck..



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