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General Board / Re: LOW GPA @ Big Firms
« on: June 22, 2007, 03:39:29 PM »
I doubt it's her looks.  She probably has connections.  You shouldn't be suprised.  You should be focused on out performing them.  Don't believe your dealing with a dumb blond

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General Board / Re: Non traditional students.......
« on: June 22, 2007, 03:17:12 PM »
Besides It's like buying a house that has the potential of over 100% return per year, can not be reposessed, and has small minimum payments ($50) for the note.


????? ???
-You could get a $100K (100% loan) note to goto L.S.  You could get a $100K (100% loan to value) note to buy a house
        -You may get a salary around $100k when you graduate L.S.(100% per year return) Your house may appreciate in value by $5k per year (5% per year return)
        -If you don't pay your school loan you won't loose the knowlege you gained, or your JD. if you don't pay your mortgage note  your house will get reposessed
        -You can opt to pay $50 per month on your school note.  On a mortgage you can not. Both can be refinanced on a regular basis.

Not that complex, not that dissimilar


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General Board / Re: Firms and Offices
« on: June 22, 2007, 01:00:01 PM »
tag

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General Board / Re: Non traditional students.......
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:31:27 PM »
I'm a 1L this Fall and will turn 32 in Nov.  I wasn't the best student in the past when it came to homework, and studying.  I got good grades but I never needed the disciplne I suspect I will need for L.S..  So while I know my experience has prepared me mentally, and organizatin wise; I'm a little concerned about staying the course and hitting the books everyday.

I'm taking the advice of those who said treat it like a job.  So I planed a 10 - 13 hour work day which should make everything easier.  I've also calulated the cost at $69 per hour in class which I'm not interested in waisting F'ing around.

I don't fear the stress because I'm a war vet, and have experienced more stressful life and death type situations.  If I get a B- I'm not really going to sweat it much.  It will mean I have to change my after JD plans.  I'm finishing L.S. no matter what, and I could care less about the debt.  This is for me. Besides It's like buying a house that has the potential of over 100% return per year, can not be reposessed, and has small minimum payments ($50) for the note.

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General Board / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:05:33 PM »
You will never get the right answer on this board.  You will only get the better answer for you.  Sometimes you won't get a complete answer in one post from one LSDer.  I suggest you take what you got file it away untill the end of august and ask a different question.

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Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: June 17, 2007, 10:40:13 AM »
Any of you herd of LEEWS?  Do you know someone who has used it?  If you've used it, or know know someone who has; what you take on it?  Is it worth my time and money?

This is directed to the 2L/3L out there.

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Pennsylvania State / Re: computer specs
« on: June 15, 2007, 09:29:55 AM »
Tag

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General Board / Re: SparkNotes wants to publish your admissions essay
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:06:31 PM »
I'm not in a top program so I don't think I qualify.

Essays tend to go like this: "Here is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life [ i.e. shot, stabbed, car wreck, cancer, disability, family problems, physical and sexual abuse, chronic illness, war veteran, poor family, etc.] and I have overcome that so I think I can handle law school."

Naw.  I wrote about my firt jump from an airplane at U.S. Army Airborne School, and what the jump represented in terms of my personal growth, and my approach to securing my future.  I wasn't a bad experience. In fact, I jumped 4 more times that week.

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General Board / Re: Requesting Opinions - craptacular 1L grades
« on: June 11, 2007, 04:25:02 PM »
LOL! You ask law students for their opinions. ;D

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General Board / Re: Druggie at Law School.....Pissed!
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:44:10 PM »
Why do you even care?  What a waist of time and concern. 

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