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General Off-Topic Board / Which rapper are you most ashamed to liking?
« on: March 23, 2009, 12:17:36 PM »
C'mon...everyone has one cd they'll bump, but make sure their friends never see the case.

For me, it's TI - King.

How do you feel about mandatory national service (not necessarily military) for all 18 year olds?  Let's say 18 months of service, or something to that effect.

General Off-Topic Board / Death sentences for rapists
« on: March 11, 2009, 08:38:35 AM »
I'm all for it.  I don't think there's enough of a retributive element to rape sentences.  What do you guys think?

General Off-Topic Board / Barbies: inherently sexist, or just a doll?
« on: March 03, 2009, 11:51:14 AM »
Now that the brand has been around for half a century, Barbie has been many things to many people.  What do you guys think about Barbie? 

I heard a discussion about her on the Diane Rehm show and now I'm curious to hear some more perspectives.

I was thinking that I have a habit of referring to males of my age (mid-20s) as 'guys' and females of my age as 'girls'.  Now, I understand that there might be feminist issues raised here, but referring to a peer as a 'woman' sounds weird (so does referring to a peer as a 'man', mind you). 

What do you guys think of this habit?  Should I change my ways?  Will I eventually reach a point in my life where I can consider peers 'men' and 'women'?  Is this sexist?

General Off-Topic Board / Why does everyone hate a gunner?
« on: February 17, 2009, 07:49:09 PM »
First of all, I want to preface this by saying that before LSD I had never heard the term 'gunner'.  I was familiar with the (vaguely congruent) term 'keener' in undergrad, and I definitely fit the bill.  I pounded through readings, assignments, and office hours like it was my job - after all, that's sort of how I viewed school.  Instead of working for a bonus, I was working for top of the class status.

At the same time, I was one of the most outgoing kids in my program, and I knew and genuinely liked almost all my peers.  I'm pretty sure that everyone liked me too, even if I might have seemed like a bit of a 'keener' every now and then.

So this brings me to the big question: why such hate for gunners?  It seems somewhat lame that consensus on this issue is so strong that 0Ls already fear that label being applied to them like it is a scarlet letter.  What is the problem?  I thought law students were all motivated, exceptional students. 

Am I missing a key feature of a gunner?

Incoming 1Ls / Cornell Class of 2012
« on: January 19, 2009, 12:24:50 PM »

Incoming 1Ls / Macs at Cornell
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:09:34 AM »
Anyone use a mac @ Cornell?  Has it ever been a problem??

Incoming 1Ls / Cornell - Hughes
« on: December 08, 2008, 01:01:24 PM »
Has anyone on here lived at Hughes during 1L?  I'm trying to decide whether it is a good idea to live on-campus or off.  Can any Cornell folks offer up some advice? 

Law School Admissions / Vanderbilt for NYC biglaw?
« on: November 18, 2008, 10:41:08 AM »
My stats put me at about a 50/50 chance of even getting into Vandy, but I thought I should at least consider applying while it's still relatively early. 

How do Vandy grads tend to do at NYC biglaw?  Are there many there?  If not, is it because they choose to stay around Nashville/DC?

Perspectives of Vandy students would be nice. 

Also, should I bother applying if I am 100% set on NYC?  My stats are 3.53 (3.83 degree) and 167.

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