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Current Law Students / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 28, 2008, 06:07:46 AM »
I'm a sucker for pictures of cute puppies. So, when you get your puppy, don't be afraid to share a few pictures. ;)

Current Law Students / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 25, 2008, 08:37:16 AM »
I absolutely understand the "need" for a dog. They are great companions. And I absolutely love taking walks with my beastie. 

I think that you've given it some thought, which I really respect. Lots of people are too impulsive about taking on a new pet.  They are lured in by the cuteness and they forget about the responsibility that's required.

Kudos to you for recognizing that this is an issue that requires a bit more thought.

Lots of luck finding your new furry friend.

Current Law Students / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 23, 2008, 12:52:12 PM »
My fully grown dog had a medical emergency and it was an unexpected $1700.00 expense.

Just something to think about.

Current Law Students / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 11, 2008, 08:50:54 AM »
...  I couldn't imagine going back to that.  I missed having dogs when I didn't have one for practical reasons.

I agree. I love having a dog far too much to not have one. Even if they are a commitment, I still think it's worth it.

Current Law Students / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 10, 2008, 11:34:50 AM »
I'm a part-time student, and a full-time employee.  I spend a huge number of hours at work and then school. 

But my dog is adapting just fine. She's a little older, so she needs a little less attention.  But when I am home, I make sure that I spend some time with her.  Taking her on a 30 minute walk every morning or every night is good for both of us.   I just make time.  She's a fantastic companion and it's worth it to find the time to take care of her.

It's really not a big dramatic thing.  If you want a dog, you can make it happen.

However, I would caution you against a puppy.  They are a LOT of work, and it's hard to work 40 hours and have a new puppy. A rescue dog would be a great idea.  They'll be older and calmer.

I think you're right to worry more about the fact that you forgot to disclose it, rather than the nature and circumstances of the offense.  Fitness committees will forgive a lot, but they don't seem to forgive a lack of candor.  But really, the school wrote the application. And if they said it wasn't required, then I think you're ok.

And, even if you WERE required to disclose it, you DID.  If they do call you in to talk about it, then you should be able to explain that it was a mistake and that you corrected it on your own, without being confronted about it.  I doubt that you'd have much trouble showing that you were on the up-and-up here.

Relax, I think you've got nothing to worry about.

Current Law Students / Re: Why You Shouldn't Join a Study Group
« on: October 01, 2007, 05:55:12 AM »
I've found my study group to be very beneficial.

As a 1L, it's difficult for me to tell if I "get it", or to gauge how I'm doing relative to my classmates.  Discussing things, even the stuff you'd categorize as gossiping, is important.  It helps to know that I'm not alone in my experience. I could go on and on about how those discussions are important, especially in our first semester as we're figuring everything out.

Secondly, isn't discussion a critical part of what happens in the classroom? Being asked questions? Defending and explaining our answers? More than once I have found, through discussions with others, that I misunderstood something. Or found a flaw in my argument.  Those conversations have shaped the way I tackle my reading assignments as well as my legal writing papers.

Third, study groups can help keep you on schedule.  It would be tempting to fall behind in my reading- the exam is a few months away, and class participation doesn't count for much. So what's the big deal if I'm not 100% caught up on my reading?  With a study group that expects me to have read the material and be ready to discuss it in a small group, rather than a large class where I may or may not get called on, I am much less likely to let things slide. My hope is that at the end of the semester I can focus on reviewing material rather than trying to read it for the first time.

Fourth, I think that the relationships you develop with your study group are going to be beneficial long after you leave school.

Law doesn't exist in a vacuum, so why should you study it in a vacuum? In practice, you'll have to work with others and still be efficient. So why not start picking up that skill now?

And finally, who ever said work can't be fun? It's possible that this isn't the most efficient way to accomplish some of these goals. But at least you're accomplishing them. To use your analogy of the elliptical trainer... the treadmill might be the more efficient piece of equipment, but that is of little help if people dislike it so much that they never use it. If a study group gets you to study even a little bit more, then that seems like it's a good thing.

Study groups are beneficial for a lot of people. You just have to make sure that you're getting something out of them.

Current Law Students / Re: Is something wrong?
« on: September 28, 2007, 07:23:23 AM »

I have a question for you:  Have you ever heard of paragraphs?

of course.... I was just very busy at the time
I am sorry that I did not write the post as though it was a formal paper

I'm not one to care if you've used paragraphs or not. It's your post. You write it as you see fit.

But did you just say that you were too busy to hit the "enter" key a few times?

I think that I get amused by people that use the "I'm too busy" excuse on here.  They're too busy to use paragraphs (or spellcheck. or whatever they're being accused of not doing), but they have the time to read and post on a message board?

That seems...silly.

Current Law Students / Re: class of gunners? or did i miss the boat?
« on: September 28, 2007, 07:12:46 AM »
I've read the unedited cases twice.

The first was because the incident happened down the street from where I live and I was curious.

The other time was because I couldn't tell what happened in the case, based on the edited opinion.  The unedited opinion didn't really clear things up, so I won't be doing that again.

If there's anything in the rest of the opinion that the professor needs us to know, they generally tell us.  Otherwise, forget about it. ;)


Your program sounds like the exception.

The only thing that makes for a precarious situtation for most of the students in my PT program is the hangover after the weeknight parties.

Based on what I've read here, I agree.

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