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I went to the career services office at my college.  They were very helpful.  :-)

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What about Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh?  That's Catholic, right?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Not a Strong Reader
« on: March 30, 2009, 10:24:40 PM »


This is very true. Iím dyslexic, really bad dyslexic and ADHD too. I read slower than the second coming and often have to go back and read the same thing twice because I just spaced it. I went part time in law school in part due to how slow I read.

It can be done, and the advice to break it into small chunks is a good one. You get faster as you get more experience (well maybe not faster per say but you learn whatís important and what you can skim),
Iím also as equally a slow writer because everything I write comes out backwards or inverted so I got spend tons of time running spell check (I spell things so messed up that I often have to put it in 3-4 different ways till MS word figures out what I mean). Anyone whose read my posts for a while can instantly tell when I spell checked a post or just wrote in my native dyslexic tongue.

I will says itís extremely frustrating and there are times you want to throw your book or computer out the window (for me that happens 3-4 times a day) but it can be done. Even being a slow reader, a slow typer and having my brain miss wired Iím number 13 in my class without putting in more than a moderate amount of effort (i.e. Iím not one of those study for 10 hours people, ever).



Matthies, I would just like to say that I really admire you. 

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Good question!  I hope someone answers, because I'm wondering the same.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 09:00:06 AM »
Future Lawyers: Protect this country!

Why this country alone?  Why not the world?

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- Preserve the constitution.

Which constitution?  Oh, THE Constitution, with a capital "C"?  Is the National Archives not doing its job?  Does it need a new case?  More UV light protection?

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- Maintain the limits on the federal government

Yay!  States' Rights!


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- Teach your children to be patriotic and proud of this country.

"This country"?  What, its leaders?  The actions of those leaders?  Its pop culture?  Its amber waves of grain? Can you be more specific about what it is I'm supposed to be teaching my children (other than, of course, that "this country" was built on the bones and stolen land of their ancestors.)

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- Stop the assault on religion.

All religions?  Or yours?  (Edited to note that Catholicism is a pretty rabidly "socialist" religion - shouldn't we be encouraging an assault on it?)

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- Protect traditional marriage.

Including traditional Mormon marriage?

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- Encourage innovation through incentives and competition.

Who is going to provide these incentives?  The federal government? Or will we leave this up to states?  And how does that jibe with the whole "free market" thang?

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- Don't allow socialism to gain traction.

Hmmm, "socialism" is actually a traditional value in my culture.  Or is only your culture the one we're protecting?

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- Stop the endless flow of easily accessible pornography.

That would require more government regulation, and since much of it flows across state lines and over the internet, probably more federal government regulation. 

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- Spend more time with your family and less time at work.

See, socialism supports this - capitalism...not so much.

There, you wanted to know which of these any of us had problems supporting.  HTH.



BRAVO!  :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:17:42 AM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

Out of curiosity, how does a good Catholic girl act?

Oh any priest could tell you how a good Catholic should act...
Ask them, they're the authority afterall.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:02:45 AM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

I wasn't aware that Christian values were different from Muslim values (at least with respect to the things the OP identified)...please explain.

Well, just the other day she started to explain to me that in her religion, men can have as many wives as they so choose, but women can only have one husband.  Also, if a woman is caught cheating on her husband, it's considered "okay" to kill her as a form of punishment....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:52:34 PM »
Hmmm...

I think that sometimes people forget that not everyone in this country is Christian and that not everyone follows the same bible.  

It always blows my mind when I hear someone trying to push their traditional Christian values on every person they know, even those that follow different religions.  I am catholic, but I would never expect my good Egyptian/Muslim friend to act like a "good catholic girl."  I would never expect our government to force Christian values on her and her family--the same way that I would never expect her to force her muslim values on me.
And yes, she is an American citizen.

Ugh, some people just can't see past their own little world....

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Thanks for the input everyone!  :) I think I'm just going to take the pictures down. :-\ Even if no one does anything crazy with them, it's true that they may simply judge me, and I don't want that either. 

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I graduated college this past December, and I must admit, I did A LOT of partying while I was there...and I captured almost every moment of it in pictures.  I now have over 500 party pictures on Facebook, and some of them are pretty darn incriminating and naughty. 

My question is, should I take my party pictures down BEFORE I start law school, or after I graduate?  Keep in mind, my Facebook profile is set to private, and only my friends can see it.  I do plan on adding my law school friends to Facebook.

I am the paranoid type, and I know that law school can be very competitive.  I am crazy enough to worry about something as farfetched as a classmate taking some of the pics from Facebook, and saving it to use as ammunition later.  I know, I know...crazy to think such a thing, but....it happened to Michael Phelps!  At least my pictures donít involve drugs...just lots and lots of underage drinking and alcohol, lol.

I really don't want to take them down, but should I?  What do you guys think?  Any input will be much appreciated! 
 

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