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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 12:43:18 PM »
Yeah...the girl who doesn't like to read really was struggling on her LSAT prep.  Shocker!

There are so many folks that just roll to law school w/o giving any thought to it.  There is some amazing stat that something like 80% of people enter law school thinking they will go into some sort of public service law.  Then, they graduate, feel the hurt of their loans, and go corporate. 

I mean, seriously, why can't people conceptualize this earlier?  I, for one, have no problem picturing the hurt of $100K debt.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 12:07:55 PM »!  That is quite the change.  You must be excited to come to San Fran!!!  I have to say, to me, it seems impossible not to love "The City."  The weather is a bit bizarre, but I absolutely love it.  I was there this last weekend checking out some of the neighborhoods.  There are so many wonderful places to live.

Well, congrats on getting into Hastings.  Have you lived in Louisiana all of your life?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:40:29 AM »
Nola...where are you coming from?  Are you still planning in living in the tower?

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 02, 2004, 11:39:27 AM »
The media...left wing?  Are you kidding?  That used to be the case.  Now, approx 80% of the media is owned by 6 right-wing conservative organizations. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hastings Epinions
« on: June 02, 2004, 10:04:00 AM »
Thanks for the links.  Of course I can't comment on whether these statements are true or not because I haven't gone to Hastings...yet.  But, I will say I have read a lot of books on law school and talked to a lot of people.  A lot of these statements on the quality of Hastings' education ring true for most law schools.  I think the heart of the matter is that a lot of people get to law school and realize they hate it...plain and simple.  From that point, everything loses its luster.  I work in a realm right now where I often work w/ attorneys and the eventual goal at my company is to work w/ attorneys.  I know what they do, because I talk to them a lot, and I get the biz.  For those folks going to law school because they were moved my Tom Cruise's speeches in A Few Good Men, law school can often me a miserable surprise.  I don't really see that happening to me. 

There was a girl in my Kaplan LSAT course who said she didn't like the Reading Comp section because she doesn't like to read.  I *&^% you not.  What the F*CK!!! is all I can say.  Law is often boring, tedious, and dense.  If you get to law school and hate it, suddenly you focus on the bad things at the expense of the good things.

I don't deny that there are downsides to Hastings.  It sucks there is no undergrad and it stands alone.  It kind of sucks that it is in the Tenderloin.  But, perhaps, while staring at the poverty day in and day out, we will be reminded why we are there and the importance of good lawyers. 

San Francisco is a very in-your-face city in general.  You can't go to any touristy spot w/o passing several homeless people.  Large urban place...large urban problems. 

I guess what I take away from these essays is that
1) Hastings is competitive...gotta compete w/ Stanford and Boalt
2) If you want to, you can get a great legal education.
3) Hastings can make you a great lawyer.  Being competitive will soon be as natural as eating.
4) San Fran rocks...I knew that already.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Are more recent LSAT preptests "better"?
« on: June 01, 2004, 11:44:06 AM »
The answer to this question? Yes, absolutely.  I made the mistake while prepping for my first LSAT of studying only the older LSATs.  They are A LOT EASIER!  Just food for thought.  If you want practice for the real deal, look at the recent tests.  They have been making them more difficult because they know everyone studies a lot!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Best Movie Quotes
« on: May 28, 2004, 04:56:09 PM »
"I'll have what she's having."

A customer's statement post Meg-Ryans fake orgasm in When Harry Met Sally.

Choson...I think you need to wack off're seeming a little pent.   ;D

check out cnn on this....this is really bizarre.  Anyone going to Touro?

Clone...this isn't the dream thread...wrong place!!!!!   ;)

Hot car though!!!!!11   :D

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