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General Board / Re: MySpace Suicide Case
« on: November 26, 2008, 03:51:56 PM »
I see your point but I think in this case the internet (MySpace) was simply a tool to harass and cause IIED. It was not about phony accounts or use of the internet. They could have used personal ads in the newspaper or a single's phone line, the outcome would have been the same.  It seems like the mother and her daughter targeted this 13-year-old girl and lead her to suicide, which is what the prosecution wanted to punish them for.

Good article, thanks for bringing it up.

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General Board / Re: Consideration For $1 = Valid Consideration?
« on: November 21, 2008, 02:03:43 PM »
If I offer to sell you my house valued at $1 million for $1, is that sufficient consideration and is a contract formed? What if I offer to sell you my car in exchange for a pound of heroin? Finally, if I promise to give you $100 in exchange for $1, would there be enough consideration?

I'd say
1. no. $1 is a nominal payment here, you did not really have any consideration. The buyer's detriment is not shown when he pays only one dollar.
2. no. Technically one Lb of heroin is going to be enough of consideration. But you would not be able to enforce such contract because the dealings were originally illegal.
3. no. Unless you are buying one dollar that has a higher value than just one dollar, for example it's a collectible, or has a celebrity autograph, etc.

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Bar Exam / Re: Please reassure me that I am not being harsh on my cousin
« on: November 19, 2008, 09:18:17 PM »
This sounds like a rant. I don't see anything that this brother asked his sister to do besides not judging him for not being as smart as DJJD and not getting into top law school, not passing the bar right away, and who knows what else.  ::)

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General Board / Re: Motivate Me To Study Tonight IN THIS ECONOMY
« on: November 17, 2008, 07:00:51 PM »
Just hope that economy gets better by the time you graduate with a reduced student loan which was lessened by low gas prices.

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General Board / Re: How do you know if withdrawing is the right decision?
« on: November 11, 2008, 02:42:16 PM »
Poetgirl80 ,

Go to student services and ask them if they have student counseling services. They might, because some schools are concerned about mental well-being of their students. You need to talk to a professional counselor about your thoughts. Some things are better discussed in private and counselors actually know what to ask. 

Right now you sound stressed out and unable to sort things out on your own. There is also a help-line for lawyers but I don't know where to find it.


I hope in the end you find the right answer. Good luck.

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General Board / Re: credit card debt and entering law school
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:15:41 PM »
how do law schools factor in credit card debt for entering 1 ls?  Do they expect you to pretty much have no credit card debt going in?  How do you guys manage to pay bills with no job while in law school?

I am not quite sure what you are asking. When you get loans, only few are based on your credit rating. Is your debt lowering your credit score?

I pay bills on regular basis from the loan left-overs that I keep in a checking account.

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General Board / Re: Which City is Best for a Grad Student?
« on: November 03, 2008, 12:47:00 PM »
I hope I never become your patient. However, you are welcome to use my services as your attorney in the future when you need representation.  I will advice to have a mental examination done on you in either case.  ::)

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General Board / Re: First Year - Things you needed/wished you had
« on: October 27, 2008, 09:07:45 PM »
I'd say $$$$$$ but you probably already figured that one out on your own.  :D

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General Board / Re: Law Schools To Avoid At All Costs!
« on: October 24, 2008, 08:47:01 PM »
I have a friend who attends Nova. She has a great scholarship, a paying job this summer and plenty of career opportunities. Her husband works in the area, so it was convenient.

These lists are all pretty stupid. People have different reasons for attending school, and it's all pretty subjective.

Totally agree!

You would think that people who go to law school would base their opinion on something other than their own opinion when it comes to making such outright statements .  ::)

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 24, 2008, 02:44:37 PM »
Denny,

I think you stand a good chance being on of those 2-3 people who do get readmitted. You are taking a very detailed approach to this readmission process by going step by step over the mistakes and solutions to them.

I think it's great that one person can admit to his weakness and start taking control of it, unlike the above poster who is not even aware of the problem.

So, go for it. Don't worry about daddy jokes, it's normal for your family to support you. I don't have anyone like this, but if I had, I would not have had a problem using extra help. My parents do all what they can- they support me with their attitute and mere words. Yours can give a little more, which is great. I will do the same to my kid any time!

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