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Law School Admissions / Re: Movie Reference in PS?
« on: November 07, 2008, 08:30:41 AM »
So long as you do not include a reference to how the movie Legally Blond inspired you to become an attorney. 

General Off-Topic Board / Debate or Mock Trial Teams
« on: November 07, 2008, 07:37:00 AM »
I am a part-time undergrad student currently in my sophmore year.  I started out as a paralegal student, decided to pursue my bachelors so went for it, majoring in political science, minoring in women's studies.  I am disapointed that my undergrad does not offer a debate club/team or mock trial court/team.  Is this not common in undergrad?  I am thinking about starting one up b/c I think its something I could really get into, and of course, maybe it would be a good soft for my L.S. app.  Can someone give me some advice or insight on what a debate team is all about or how to get others involved?  Please either post here or PM me, I'd be forever greatful!


I greatly apologize for not sifting through all 398 pages . .. I have a life.

five-head (as opposed to four-head/forehead)

wow what a heigth difference!

Current Law Students / Re: What do you seek in a note taking software?
« on: November 05, 2008, 12:52:02 PM »
You can also get Office-Home and Student for like 120 or 130 bucks (that's an approximate figure). You get word, excel, powerpoint and onenote. It also includes three licenses. So theoretically each copy costs 40-50 bucks.

Hmmm, I am not very computer savvy, but is that the same as Office 2007? I downloaded a total package from my undergrad school . . . maybe its included in that?  I'll have to search.


Current Law Students / Re: What do you seek in a note taking software?
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:12:53 AM »
How much does evernote and onenote cost?  Is it worth it for undergrad?

Law School Admissions / Re: Paralegal vs. Lawyer
« on: October 31, 2008, 10:49:37 AM »
I work as a legal assistant in a small (<10 assoc.) patent law firm; the firm is extremely profitable and well-managed.  There is absolutely no room for pettiness; it is the most professional atmosphere I have worked in or even imagined.  There is no backbiting by assistants or attorneys over anything, let alone about titles or who's job is better.  The firm is most profitable when it runs like an oiled machine and there is no room for ego in that machine.  If an associate started abusing the assistants to inflate their ego, they would be making the machine inefficient and they won't make partner and they know it.  The assistants know that if they don't get along with the associates, then it is they who are slowing down the machine and if that happens, they're out too.

A lot of people on this forum seem to think that a "top" law firm is some V50 ranking.  The truth is, a top firm is a profitable firm where the machine is well run and the atmosphere is enjoyable to work in.  At our firm, the attorneys and the assistants talk about science, literature, art--there's no room for talking about who's job is better and bringing it up would be a huge, unimaginable faux pas.  So there it is for you:  if you find yourself in a firm where it is even imaginable to talk about or engage in some of the pettiness expressed in this thread, you don't work in a top firm and you should shop your resume. 

Excellent analysis, I think I will print this off and hand it to one of my attorney boss mans . . . I work for a senior partner who treats me much better than my know it all associate.  The associate is the one that actually makes me feel like a pee-on, which drives my desire for law school that much more.  Not a power thing, but a "you know what I'm just as good as you and I have a love for this too" sort of thing.

I appreciate your analysis and I'm sure you will be an excellent attorney for it.

Law School Admissions / Re: High School Record; Ever Come into Play?
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:28:48 AM »
if you set any records in high school, you will want to mention them on your ps.

my law school was certainly impressed that i held the senior record for most bong hits (for jesus, of course) taken in a 24 hour period.

Wow that's pretty darn impressive!   ;)

I didn't do much of anything in h.s. except color guard a/k/a the "whore core."  As a young adult I serve as secretary on a non-profit and dedicate my life to being a pee-on for my attorney bosses.  Hopefully that will count for something.

Law School Admissions / Re: High School Record; Ever Come into Play?
« on: October 31, 2008, 05:51:59 AM »
Great, well now that I am awake this a.m. thanks for that!

I wasn't expelled or anything like that, just was not "meshing" well with a certain teacher who decided he wanted to stalk me and school did not want to do anything about it.

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