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General Board / Re: Transferring from T4 to T1 or T14
« on: January 16, 2007, 07:39:56 PM »
but wait - are employers and target schools for transfers so ignorant that they don't realize that GPA is an artificial number, and that they should rely on rank instead? and if employers are that ignorant, why do law schools not boost their curves to improve the chances that their grads will be hired, and get better jobs when hired?

Law Firms / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:23:21 PM »
If they make a big deal about it just tell them that you're a recovering alcoholic. That'll shut 'em up.

tell them you're muslim, mormon, or a member of the revolutionary communist party. that'll help you fit in.

General Board / Re: Transferring from T4 to T1 or T14
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:14:02 PM »
can someone explain what "low curve" means and how it affects transferability?

General Board / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: December 31, 2006, 11:14:12 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...

2L job search / Re: What do these rejection letters mean?
« on: December 28, 2006, 05:20:33 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.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Done with exams!!
« on: December 21, 2006, 12:08:32 AM »
finished yesterday. 7 more semesters before i hit a 6-figure debt load.

General Board / Re: IS BUSH AN "IDIOT"?
« on: December 20, 2006, 09:35:41 PM »

General Board / Re: Torts Question
« on: December 18, 2006, 09:21:24 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.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: confused, worried
« on: December 18, 2006, 08:41:21 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.

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