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Law School Applications / Re: Involved in a lawsuit
« on: October 13, 2005, 09:19:58 PM »
I realize it sounds hard to believe...but it is the truth. And yes, I know most people say that. :)  It involves starting up a business that is in competition with hers (in CA this is perfectly legal, esp. if you didn't sign a non-compete clause...which are usually not valid anyway unless you are working with intellectual property type of stuff).  Also, most of the claims are just outlandish (see the breach of fiduciary duty example)

Also, the majority of the people being sued have absolutely nothing to do with the new business..ie, never knew it was being started, never worked for it, never spoke to anyone about it, etc. 

An example of the lunacy I am talking about...she put a lien against a piece of property saying that she wanted $10,000 to remove it...however, she had never met the property owner, never met the tenant, didn't know the full address, and had never done any work there.  Yet she wanted the money. I am serious that she is crazy.  (And yes, a competent attorney got the lien removed 2 days after it was filed)

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Law School Applications / Involved in a lawsuit
« on: October 13, 2005, 07:05:39 PM »
Ok, have a problem/question that I think is pretty unique, but maybe someone out there can provide me with some feedback. 

Without going into too many of the details, my ex-boss is suing me (and about 9 other people) for some really ridiculous charges.  She is completely deranged, and unfortunately, her husband is a lawyer so she is able to basically sue anyone she feels like without incurring legal fees (or working with an attorney who might actually give her advice based on the law).  One of the claims against me is Breach of Fiduciary Duty...which is ridiculous because I was never a fiduciary of her company (I worked for one year as an administrative assistant). Additionally she originally filed a police report saying things were stolen; however, when the cops followed up with her, she couldn't name anything that was allegedly stolen so she claimed someone broke back in and replaced everything. (Because that happens SO often.) At this point, the cops said they might bring charges against her for filing a flase police report.  Although I know that none of these charges will be substantiated in court as NONE of them happened, I am still wondering how to deal with them in the context of my applications.

Based on most of the questions on the applications, I can check the "No" boxes...however, should I prepare an addendum addressing this lawsuit, or just leave it alone?  I certainly don't want to get in trouble with the Bar later on, but I don't want to jeopardize my applications by providing information that they didn't ask for in the first place.  Also, this lawsuit further solidified my interest in going to law school, so perhaps it is worth mentioning?  And lastly, should I contact the State Bar Association and just check to make sure that I will not have any problems later on?

Advice?  Comments?

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Law School Applications / Re: FAFSA - no 2006-2007 application available?
« on: October 13, 2005, 06:41:51 PM »
You can't fill out the FAFSA until January 1, 2006

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Law School Applications / Re: Length of resume for applications?
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:46:19 PM »
I have been trying to play around with the formatting, but most of the time it just ends up looking really busy. 

I think my problem stems from the fact that I have 5 jobs listed (I have been out of school for a while).   At my current job I have a lot of duties (some boring, but many of them I think law schools might look favorably upon...I manage a start-up business), and another one of my jobs was really pretty strange (but intereresting, as I did research in a field completely unrelated to my major). I also have 6 volunteer activities (and I left off some of my earliest ones where I really didn't have a large role) and 2 publications.

Maybe I will try to get rid of some of the info regarding my job duties...I was just hoping that perhaps I could somehow impress the admissions people...cause I don't think my GPA is going to do it   :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Three-way splitter?
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:36:36 PM »
I know that someone has posted a link in the LSAT study area regarding this...I think if you do a search for "highest LSAT scores" or something along those lines you should find it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Length of resume for applications?
« on: October 11, 2005, 07:31:25 PM »
I'd like to ask a few questions for those of you who were able to keep your resume on one page...

How many jobs did you list?  Did you put a brief description of the company as recommended?  How many bullet points did you use for your job duties?  Did you list extra-curricullar activities and volunteer work?  If so, did you have a description of your specific contributions? Also, have most of you only had one or two jobs?

I am curious because I definitely see the importance of having a concise resume, but I just don't see how many of you are able to make it work. If I cut it down to one page, I really feel like it loses a lot of the substance.(For the record, all of my work experience is one page, but my volunteer stuff and publications just really wouldn't fit).
 
Any and all insight would be appreciated.
 

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Personal Statement / Re: Which would you write about?
« on: October 04, 2005, 07:02:33 PM »
I would say write both.  Many schools ask for a PS and diversity statement. The running for mayor story sounds like it would make a more interesting and unusual read as a personal statement, and it sounds like your work at the camp would make for a good diversity statement (it could be written showing how you identified with the kids or how it opened your eyes to diversity...)

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Law School Applications / Re: Length of resume for applications?
« on: October 04, 2005, 05:25:03 PM »
I was wondering the same thing, and eventually came to the conclusion that if you are to believe the advice in books such as Anna Ivey's it is virtually impossible to limit your resume to one page (unless you have only had one job).  Her advice basically says to take advantage of the resume and add detail that you wouldn't want to include on your PS.  Once I did that for my recent jobs (I have been out of school for 4 years), added in education and extracurricular/volunteer activities, I was at about 2 pages.  I condensed a lot of the material, and ended up with work and education on one page and the "fluff" (volunteer work done since school, clubs in school, publications, etc) on the other page.

Does this sound like a reasonable approach, or do people really think I should cut it down even more?

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LSAT horror stories / Test center problem
« on: October 04, 2005, 04:12:46 PM »
Looking for some feedback- at my testing center a cellular phone went off for about 5 minutes during section 4 of the test (in my particular test this was the games section that is being scored).  Because of this distraction I am a bit worried that I may have blown a number of the games...hard to keep everything straight while looking around the room for the offending person.  My question is should I report this to the LSAC?  According to their literature, a complaint may delay the reporting of your score.  Has anyone else dealt with this in the past?  Has a complaint delayed your score?  And, if you do complain, what does that actually get you?  Any response would be appreciated. 

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