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My first thought was that it might have something to do with understanding crimes, torts, defenses, etc., by understanding their elements.  For example, common law larceny has several elements: (1) trespassory (2) taking and (3) carrying away of (4) the property of another with (5) intent to steal.  Or negligence: (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, (4) damages.  And so on.  This was a big part of our Criminal Law class, so maybe your school teaches it as a foundation for Crim Law, or something.
Naw, you're way off base.  It's a study of the rise and fall of Earth, Wind, and Fire

Just in case you might want to brush up on your astrology, and wizardry. ;)

Pennsylvania State / Re: living in Carlisle
« on: July 18, 2007, 02:56:39 PM »
I wanted Carlisle for the small town/small school atmosphere.  I'm from philly, and went to Temple U. and figure I could do better with less distractions.  The Carlisle location also reminds me of my Grade School/H.S. in the Philly Burbs  which could be good or bad.  I may spend the whole 3 years Carlisle only going up north to catch the ocassional ball game. :)

Current Law Students / Re: Confused
« on: July 17, 2007, 03:43:04 PM »
I need some advice. I recently broke up with my boyfriend of one year. I willbe moving across the country for law school in about one month. Today he asked if its ok to be friends with benefits until I go. I really want to do it. Any reason why I shouldnt? I figure its just a month and Im out of the state anyways. Any thoughts?
Bright Idea.  Risk getting pregnant with someone you're not interested in and interrupting (or ending) your legal education.  What are you a dog?  Only animals can't resist the urge to F**k. 


Current Law Students / Re: mediocre GPA/rank but on law review
« on: July 16, 2007, 03:18:20 PM »
I may get flamed for this, but...whatever.  Biglaw jobs are just like any other job.  They aren't run by massive titans looking down at you from high vantage points and they aren't run by a secret society that has checklists or balance scales which determine your fate. 

There are certain things which help (GPA, law review, moot court), but a lot of it has to do with how you interview and your actual ability.  Apply to for the jobs you want, do the best you can and don't look back.

The answers that you get here aren't indicative of the reality of the world, but only of the numbers and statistics that have either been recorded or made up. (did you know 34% of all statistics are made up?) In the words of Harry Belafonte, "don't worry, be happy."
LOL...  I heard it was more like 34% at T4 and 15% at T25

Job Search / Re: Incoming 1L Job FAQ's
« on: July 16, 2007, 03:14:49 PM »
What do applications for biglaw firms say?  I mean, on Dec. 1st no one has their grades or has even taken finals.  Do you just use your college resume and hope your school's name has enough pull?

This is when it pays to be a non-trad. ;)
Garbage man does not impress... ;)

Anyway, I heard that some of them wait until grades come out before making a decision.  They expect follow up mailings with grades etc.

I'm a Non-trad too... Garbage collector of the month ;D.

$500 for a suit is excessive.  No 1L (unless you're a daddy's girl/mamma's boy/trust fund baby) can afford to blow $500 on 1 suit.  The interviewers know that.  The've been 1L's too.  I'm telling you if you spend too much $$$ and they recognize that you will look foolish, irresponsible, and impulsive. 

For shoes all you need is a decent pair and then learn how to shine them.  A crisp, close to, military shine always looks good. Women love it, and it will upgrade your outfit.  If you want to be a Trust Attorney the elderly always love gentlemen that shine their shoes and have clean haircuts.  They also want to see that their attorneys know how to protect thier assets not spend them.

Buy  a good "power" suit that a person living on $15,000 a year can afford and you're good to go. ($15K or whatever the hell your student budget is.)

Current Law Students / Re: Possibiility of working with FBI?
« on: July 10, 2007, 05:10:15 PM »
danboltonage22 is right.

I've heard that there are sthat prefer older 1st year associates because they get a different type of work product from them.  I'm 31 (32 in Nov.) By the time I pass the BAR I'll be 33/34. I've only heard positives about being older with 9 years business and military experience.

Black sweats and a hoodie.  Make sure your shoes are adidas though.

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