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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:41:01 PM »

ad astra, if we'd begin to showcase our buddies' achievements here this thread would be like 100 pages long (it's 40 as of now, I believe?) Case in point, a friend of mine just got a job as business intelligence analyst earning some $70K a year. He has a B.A. in Business Administration and some pretty strong computer software skills (Combined Theater, ArcGIS 8.3, Pathfinder, etc). Granted, he had also some experience in the health care strategic planning that helped him get the job. The point I am making, however, is that it does not take some highly refined individual to get these type of positions..


Intelligence research specialists are also in high demand pretty much everywhere. Their salary is not much lower than that of analysts, though (depends on the locality as well, although you'd go for it pretty much anywhere)

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He encouraged rivalries among his collaborators (divide as a mean to rule) this would allow him to play the role of mediator. He separates the Party and the State. One had its head-office in Münich, the other in Berlin. Even inside the Party, there were rival organizations competing with one another. The unity of the whole lay in the person of Adolf Hitler. But the principle of scattering the authority shows a system and a leader that are much less sure of themselves than was apparent. Genghis Khan was strong enough not to resort to such tactics. Hitler's tactical virtuosity though is demonstrated in the way he breaks the army through the S.A. and the S.A. with the help of the army. [...] 


I would also contrast SA with the SS. The SS was extremely cruel - it led the mass murder in the Third Reich. Its forerunner was the "Stosstrupp Hitler" which was founded in 1923. The task was to protect Adolf Hitler. From this unit the SS (Schutzstaffel) was formed in 1925 in the same time the SA existed. The SS would wear black uniforms and the SA brown uniforms. The SA leader was Ernst Roehm and he had his own plans.

The SS was disciplined and did everything what Adolf Hitler wanted; the SA was undisciplined and there were disputes between SA leaders and Hitler. Because of the discipline the SS was an elite unit, while the SA was often called a "beater" troop. Communists, for instance, were brutally beaten by the SA -- you see, SA were like those dogs that wandered all day (and night) long in the streets. Not the SS -- they were brutal, of course, but very systematic. While they would go out to do "field work," they did so on "special occassions" and when it was absolutely necessary. The boss of the SS was Heinrich Himmler. Now you all have heard about Himmler -- systematic, rigid, controlled, and blocked of affect. His character structure was of the obsessive-compulsive schizoid type, meaning, withdrawn emotionally from the external world and existing in a repressed internal psychic world. This guy liked very much indeed to write, damn it! -- he would use his diary to guard against feelings rather than to express them. The period 1919-22 was marked by acute identity diffusion. His sexual, social, vocational, and religious identities were in flux. The diary shows gender role confusion, a desire to emigrate from Germany, vacillation between animal husbandry and a bourgeois vocation, and strong conflict on the issue of dueling, which contravened his Roman Catholic faith. Oh, and BTW, the guy was fascinated by astrology and was a strong believer in the occult! Phew!

Anyway, I am not going to make it look like Himmler and the SS were some kind of ridiculous group, for they clearly were not. By the way, SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Theodor Eicke was resposible for the concentration camps and for the Totenkopfverbaende of the SS (skull troops of the SS). SS-Totenkopfverbände (Death's Head unit) as an elite within the elite structure of the SS. This concept grew from the fact that the most dangerous political enemies of the state were incarcerated in the concentration camps and Hitler had given sole responsibility for guarding and running the camps to the SS-Totenkopfverbände.

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General Board / Living Life From A Third Person Perspective
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:44:14 PM »
O.K. fellas - since I started law school last August I feel from time to time as if I'm living life from a third person perspective. Not literally, of course, but that statement is the closest to the feeling I could get. Does this resonate with anyone else? Does anyone else feel similarly?

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General Board / Re: Dark blue suit for call back interview
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:40:17 PM »
I don't think the suit color matters that much. Anyway, I remember I had a hard time fing the right type of socks and shoes :)

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General Board / Re: Prepping for a Non-OCI biglaw interview?
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:36:29 PM »

I have an interview at a biglaw firm through networking, and they told me to come in for an interview next time I am around that area (It is for an out of state firm) and there is not a set date. The interview will be with one attorney for 30 minutes (Is this an OCI type initial interview, even though this is separate from OCI?)  that was through OCI, but I wasn't really asked any questions and the interviewer just discussed classes he took at my school and general discussion. Thank you


Sala, don't fuss too much whether it is or it is not an OCI thing - once they agree to meet with you you'll be interviewed pretty much the same way. What really matters is your attitude, and what I mean by that is that you have to go there, yes, WITH an attitude - it isn't like that "Lose the Attitude, Dude!"

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