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General Board / Re: Some work with full-time law school?
« on: June 27, 2008, 08:47:12 PM »
IIRC, the ABA rule is 20hrs/week. Some schools might implement their own. I didn't work first semester and I was bored, but I did very well. I worked 13hrs or so a week 2nd semester and I slipped a little. I'm not sure if it's attributable to work, getting cocky, etc. That said, I'd be hesitant to take on a commitement before you even start school.

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General Board / Re: Another Restaurant Fight
« on: June 21, 2008, 12:25:39 PM »
Every story has two sides.  Thats one of them.  I have a hard time imagining a restaurant being successful if the manager was truly as unnecessarily abrasive as you describe.  In other words, I don't believe you.

Also, who the hell argues about $2.50 on a bill in a restaurant?  Its just classless.  If it really irked you that much, you could have written on the bill "I subtracted 2.50 from your tip for the fries you said I could substitute for free and then charged me for."

I remember once as a teenager I was working retail.  It was a busy Saturday and this lady bought something for about $20.  Then she comes back an hour later, stands in line for 10 minutes, finally gets up to the register, and complains about the fact that she was charged $20 when the price on the box said $19.  I just wanted to scream "I am sitting here making $5.15 an hour and I will give you a dollar out of my own pocket if you get the @#!* out of my store and never return."  People who have nothing better to do than argue about miniscule amounts of money are pathetic.  If I took a crap and then noticed there wasn't any paper, I'd wipe my ass with a $5 without thinking twice.  You sit in a restaurant after you are done eating and could be going about the rest of your evening, and you make a scene while everyone else is probably waiting for refills or their food is sitting there waiting to be carried out, over $2.50.  If you make half as much as the average lawyer, the time you wasted doing that was worth more than $2.50.

A wise person once said, "Watch the pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves."

People like you shouldn't be running governments, businesses or financial institutions.  You may wipe your ass with $5 bills, but money does matter.  You can either throw it away (or let a restaurant/retail store steal it from you a dollar or two at a time), or you can treat it like it means something.
The children of the rich are usually the one's who speak like you.  Spoiled their whole lives, they've never had to work for anything really... Mommy and daddy may have made them work, but they never really had to work, support a family, etc.  Nope, they worked to buy accessories for their toys.
Get real.  Money matters.  No one likes to feel like they are being stolen from.
It is not classless to inquire as to what appears to be an improper charge on a bill.  Not one bit.
I once ordered a pizza, pie cut, from my locan pizza place.  They had just upgraded their POS in the restaurant and when I got the bill, it had charged me a dollar for pie cut.  I realized this after I got home.  So I called and asked to speak to the owner.  I told him that they charged me a dollar to pie cut my pizza and asked if this was a glitch or an accident.  It was an accident and he was apologetic, offering me free food.  I told him that was nice of him, but I didn't want free food.  If he wanted to make it right, he could just take a dollar off of my next order - which he did.  It was a dollar, but it might have prevented him from pissing off a few dozen people.
What started as a measly dollar error might have escalated and eventually given him a reputation for nickel and diming his customers, ruining his business. 


I agree with you, to a point. However, there is something to be said for the value of ones time. The restaurant bill is one thing (you're probably not in a hurry to leave), but with the retail situation, is it really worth your time to go stand in line for 10 minutes over $1? I understand the principal issue, but lets get real here. Why waste a bunch of time and energy over a nominal amount of money? It's one thing if it happens repeatedly at the same place, but over a one time incident? Further, I don't think inquiring about an incorrect restaurant bill is classless. However, making a big scene over it, that's classless.

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hummm but OCI is usually the fall of the second year right?? So won't the student who were able to transfer not be there anyway?? Or is it that some schools have OCI in the summer... yea I think that is why... Loyola is one of the few schools that have OCI in the summer.
  That sux!!

I think the concern is for people who apply for transfer admission, and either don't get in, or choose to stay in spite of admission to the other school. This is pretty absurd.

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General Board / Re: Forget MAC or PC, what laptop is the best?
« on: June 19, 2008, 11:24:40 PM »
What you're talking about is a hard drive failure. It can happen on both Mac's and PC's, as they both use the same type and, usually, brand of Hard Drives. The reason it was going to cost $1k to fix has nothing to do with it being a mac. It has to do with the difficulty of getting data off of a dead hard drive. It's not as simple as plugging it in and copying it off. Apple can't do it because it requires a clean room and special tools. Essentially, the drive is taken completely apart, the platters are removed, re-installed in a new "hard drive" case, and the data is removed then. The same thing could have happened to your PC. Hard drives are comprised of moving parts, and inevitebly those parts fail. Some sooner than others, but it's mostly the luck of the draw. Mac's are generally more stable software wise, as any more the hardware is all about the same (mac's use Intel chips, etc., big name video cards, etc.).
Like one of the above posters, I have a MacBook Air and I love it. I had a 12" iBook before and I loved it as well. As a former hard-core PC guy, I made the change and never looked back.

I would not suggest buying a Mac.  I was always under the impression that they were worth the extra $$ because they never had problems (didnt get viruses & all that).  I had a Dell laptop during undergrad that was always having problems so I thought I would be much happier with a Mac.  Well I've had it for less than a year and the other day it decided to freak out and would not turn back on.  Take it to the Mac store and they tell me its the harddrive, to get any of my 1L files off I need to send in the harddrive to someplace where they will charge atleast $1,000, awesome & Apple wont do anything for me, even though I bought the extended warranty, & say it happens all the time (obviously since they had a pile of the other companies business card available and since each of the people I talked to told me the same thing).  IMO crap can happen with Macs (2 of my friends laptops also broke during the year) or PCs, since PCs are generally cheaper the best bet is to get a lighter PC and make sure to backup your crap every day.  >:(

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 05, 2008, 09:07:44 PM »
My wife and I don't have a car, sold it when we moved here from Kansas. I have absolutely no use for one here in Chicago. I live in the east loop, walk everywhere or take the bus. Groceries are easy as long as you are within 5-6 blocks of a grocery store. Go to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy a $50 grocery cart. Best investment we've made. Worst case scenario, you can take a cab home from the grocery store, still probably way cheaper than having a car here. Parking in my high-rise is $280/month. I would second the job prospect comments. At Kent, you have to compete with Northwestern and U of Chicago grads, plus the other T14's that have national placement. If I recall from the NJL250 graph, Kent places less than 10% in Biglaw. Just make sure you know what you want to do.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Chicago Kent
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:39:47 PM »
Chicago is great. I am/was at JMLS in Chicago, but I'm transferring to GULC in the fall. I absolutely HATE to leave Chicago. I live in the loop, I walk to class, and anywhere else I need to/want to go. You can't beat it. I toured Kent when I applied for law school (got deferred) and thought it was really nice. The building is pretty new and very nice. It's in the West Loop, which isn't as "central" as DePaul or JMLS, but it's in a great spot nonetheless. Good luck with your choice, you'll Love Chicago if you choose Kent.

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Transferring / Re: GULC transfer- journal necessary for OCI?
« on: June 01, 2008, 02:19:38 AM »
I'm transferring into GULC too. I am going to go ahead and try to write-on to a journal, as it seems that most firms prefer it. I figure anything to give me a leg-up at OCI is desirable. That said, I certainly don't look forward to the actual write-on process. This is in part because my T4 school teaches us the ALWD method of Citation, so I have to teach myself Bluebook before I start the competition.

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General Board / Re: Forget MAC or PC, what laptop is the best?
« on: May 21, 2008, 09:47:32 PM »
^^ I figure I can use my toshiba for exams and my mini notebook for everyday. It just seems so much better than lugging around my big toshiba.

A MacBook Air, or a Lenovo X300 might be a good compromise, and you don't have to own 2 laptops.

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Transferring / Re: Making law review at "old" school...
« on: May 21, 2008, 07:52:23 PM »
My guess is that it would be more advantageous for OCI.

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General Board / Re: Forget MAC or PC, what laptop is the best?
« on: May 20, 2008, 11:45:37 PM »
I think depending on what you plan to do with the computer, the Air could be OK on its own. So long as you don't need photoshop, or any heavy applications like that on a regular basis, and don't have 100gb of MP3's, the Air may be OK on its own. It is expensive, though. You can't go wrong with a Regual MacBook, or even a refurbed Pro.

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