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Messages - kmpnj

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I'll start with this pearl of wisdom from some idiot in my property class:

"Racism really doesn't exist anymore."

Please feel free to add on as it might provide a laugh.

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Current Law Students / Re: do law firms drug test?
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:10:14 PM »
Its not whether they do or not, but that they can drug test.  I would hate to see you piss away (literally) a chance at a great job just to smoke a little weed.

I don't understand this.  The fact that they could, conceivably, drug test isn't relevant, because none of them do.

Wow!!! How intelligent and well informed you are that you can speak intelligently on the hiring practices of EVERY law firm in the United States.  You should quit law school and have your own 1-900 psychic hotline. 

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Current Law Students / Re: case briefing..it sucks
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:20:23 AM »
I would think that briefing would make putting the outline together a lot easier, especially if you type the briefs onto the computer.  At least I hope it does, cause that's my plan.

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Current Law Students / Re: do law firms drug test?
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:17:49 AM »
Its not whether they do or not, but that they can drug test.  I would hate to see you piss away (literally) a chance at a great job just to smoke a little weed.

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Current Law Students / Re: State Court or Federal Court
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:16:25 AM »
I would think that the main reason is just familiarity.  If a lawyer is more experienced in state court as opposed to federal court, he/she would probably have a better feel for how the judges like to run their courts.  I would think it would be like playing a home game as opposed to a road game.  Most people, I would guess are just more comfortable working in surroundings that they are more comfortable in.

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As long as there are no new cases added into the new edition, I wouldn't think that it would be a problem.  Although, the page numbers might be a bit off and it would be missing any other new material that was added to the new edition.

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Current Law Students / Re: Favorite music to study to
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:10:46 AM »
If I need music to study by, I usually listen to the smooth jazz station.  I find that jazz mellows me out and enables me to focus on the reading. Most of the time, however, I just do the earplug thing.

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I would have to agree with all of the above.  Taking the shot costs you nothing but the extra work.  Yet, if you make it, it will pay dividends for years after law school.  If you try and don't make it, your no worse off then you were before.  I would say go for it.

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Transferring / Re: Should I transfer?
« on: August 06, 2006, 04:44:35 PM »
I would have to think you should transfer.  Michigan is a very well known school across the nation.  Obviously, it would do better in the midwest, but I would have to think that you would do well anywhere with a JD from Michigan, especially as opposed to a JD from Creighton.

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Current Law Students / Re: Traffic ticket in NJ
« on: August 02, 2006, 08:52:34 PM »
It used to be that, when you got a ticket in NJ, you could show up to court, plead guilty and pay court costs and the full fine and you would only get one point on your license. This way, you wouldn't have to pay the insurance surcharges. However, it turns out that judges were doing this for everyone, including those with multiple DUI's and horrendous driving records, so the state legislature passed a bill outlawing the practice.  I'm not sure how much this affects your particular situation, but its the only "ticket fixing" that I've heard of in NJ.

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