Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - rhombot

Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15 ... 67
Current Law Students / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: December 31, 2006, 09:14:12 PM »
i'm no nutrition expert, but i'm 5'10 and 145 pounds, so i feel like i can share.

spaghetti is high in carbs and will lead to weight gain. PB & J sandwiches have carbs (from the bread) and fat (from the PB).

instead, i suggest you substitute tofu-based fake meat for real meat, and snack on raw or dried fruits and vegetables (like carrots, celery, peppers, pineapple, berries). for salty snacks, try unbuttered or lightly buttered popcorn instead of chips or pretzels. drink lots of water - it helps reduce cravings.

alternatively, you could exercise more. adding a cardiovascular workout to your walking will improve your heart health in addition to helping you burn more calories.

So I am genetically predisposed to have somewhat of a gut, but it's getting a little out of control.  I'm 5-9, I was around 150 before law school and now I'm at 165.  I know I'll never have a 6 pack but I would like to at least lose some of the fat.  I was figuring since I'm in my late 20s I need to take in less than 1800 calories a day to slowly lose weight.  I'm moderately active (usually walk a total of 3-4 miles a day).  Any advice about what I can eat to cut down on the gut?  I don't have the time or inclination to cook vegetables and I've heard that canned vegetables have basically no nutritional value- so should I just go with PB and J and spaghetti and other stuff that's not very high in fat?  Any advice much appreciated...

Job Search / Re: What do these rejection letters mean?
« on: December 28, 2006, 03:20:33 PM »
i haven't received any rejection letters, but from what you describe it sounds like a form letter. the encouragement sounds like mere politeness.

that doesn't mean that you shouldn't reapply. but it does mean you don't have any sort of special standing.

Current Law Students / Re: Done with exams!!
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:08:32 PM »
finished yesterday. 7 more semesters before i hit a 6-figure debt load.

Current Law Students / Re: Torts Question
« on: December 18, 2006, 07:21:24 PM »
maybe i don't get it but i thought res ipsa is kind of a last resort proof of negligence for when other approaches don't work. it seems to me that besides the special standards that voltaire mentions, the hand formula should establish negligence pretty clearly... there are many products out there in the same category that aren't defective, so it can't be that hard to design a pillow that doesn't smother babies. the probability of harm might be low also, but the magnitude of potential harm is very great.

Current Law Students / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 06:41:21 PM »
why just the outlines? i memorized the entire casebook, and so did everyone else in my class.

You didn't memorize the hornbooks too?  You're going to fail.

oh crap. well, i have until tomorrow at 2 to memorize the torts hornbooks. i was going to spend the time memorizing the restatements before hitting the gym, but i guess now i'll have to skip the gym.

Current Law Students / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 05:11:05 AM »
why just the outlines? i memorized the entire casebook, and so did everyone else in my class.

Current Law Students / Re: IS BUSH AN "IDIOT"?
« on: December 17, 2006, 08:02:05 PM »
does the pope *&^% in the woods?

Current Law Students / Re: Volunteering at Legal Aid...
« on: December 17, 2006, 05:52:25 PM »
I just sent my info in to volunteer at Legal Aid for some of their brief advice clinics, etc. I am wondering if any other people on the board have done any of this work. If so:

a. Have you found it rewarding or is it something you wouldn't do again?
b. What were the biggest challenges you experienced?
c. Have you found it helped or hurt you in your job search? As in, do you avoid talking about it with firms or do they generally value the experience?

a. rewarding. i mean, just a little bit, because you're just doing the intake, but in some cases, you're actually helping people who wouldn't otherwise get legal advice.

b. i had one person who was there more for sympathy than legal advice, which was annoying.

c. job search?

Current Law Students / Re: Torts Question
« on: December 16, 2006, 04:32:08 AM »
don't know about your torts class, but we've been warned against the overuse of res ipsa loquitur (it's the promissory estoppel of torts). it's clearly inapplicable because the instrumentality of harm was outside of defendant's control before the time of the injury, so i would guess no points if your professor's like my professor.

Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11 12 13 14 15 ... 67