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Incoming 1Ls / Re: been in california my whole life.....
« on: May 31, 2006, 10:43:45 PM »
Born and raised in SoCal, never lived outside of Los Angeles County-I am moving to NorCal though...

it is completely different up there.  lived in socal all my life except for Jr. College when i moved up to roseville with my family. I HATE IT and so do they.  it is completely different.  get ready for jerks, jerks, and more jerks. 

Really?  I'm from Sacramento and think the people here are nicer than other cities I've spent any time in.  That being said, I can understand why you hate Roseville. :)

Yeah, I've just talked to a couple of people from there that my mom connected me with...I think that was more a sarcastic exageration.  You can't generalize anything, I could say that LA has a bunch of jerks too, but I wouldn't say it's full of jerks...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: can i use someone's U.S. News Online Sub
« on: May 31, 2006, 01:48:37 AM »
Does it really help that much??

Why don't you buy the magazine that had it??  My parents gave it to me, I gave it to a friend though because it really didn't have all that much help...

You have to take it for what it's worth, it's very general (i.e. doesn't take into consideration the regional influence and specialization), pretty much the only thing I think it's useful for is what firms see it as, and that's a basic rankings system, in which only the ranking position really matters...

i want to read some salary information on a couple of schools. 

I could be wrong, but I don't remember the US News having salary info...

A little digging around websites should give you those though...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: can i use someone's U.S. News Online Sub
« on: May 31, 2006, 12:18:21 AM »
Does it really help that much??

Why don't you buy the magazine that had it??  My parents gave it to me, I gave it to a friend though because it really didn't have all that much help...

You have to take it for what it's worth, it's very general (i.e. doesn't take into consideration the regional influence and specialization), pretty much the only thing I think it's useful for is what firms see it as, and that's a basic rankings system, in which only the ranking position really matters...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Yale Law student arrested for....
« on: May 31, 2006, 12:16:30 AM »
Expel him, fine him, put it on his record, write him up in the local papers, a few months in jail - I think all of these would barely even begin to dull the edge if it had happened to me, and I KNOW he's not going to have even that much done to him.

Sheesh. He didn't even put them on the internet.

I think the "sheer curiosity" would have bought him some credit with me, but he put them on digital files, that is going too far.  It was hooked up to the network, which means other people were able to see their video.

Why don't you guys look at it from the other perspective, this is Yale, those roomates may eventually run for an important position, that video could be horrible for their career if it ended up on the internet!!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: been in california my whole life.....
« on: May 30, 2006, 07:19:10 PM »
Born and raised in SoCal, never lived outside of Los Angeles County-I am moving to NorCal though...

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Are there online resources that break down all the questions the Bar asks?  Is there a interview too?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: CD/DVD necessary for law school?
« on: May 26, 2006, 08:54:09 PM »
You definitely need one. What happens if your hard drive gets corrupted and you need to reinstall? Where are you going to back up your data? You could buy multiple flash drives, but they cost way more than CDs. You can't guarantee that you'll be able to get online to get the drivers you need.

You could always buy an external harddrive.  Store your boot information on there along with backed up files.

Or external CD drive (not very expensive I don't think).

Other option is to buy a USB harddrive and see if you could put the CD files on that and maybe use a ghost drive to install.

It'll be a pain, but doable.

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Your logic assumes that the only purpose of the criminal justice system is to protect society from future threats.  I posit that retribution is also a valid goal. 

Do you think that retribution in the form of lawlessly meted-out rape, injury, and murder is a valid goal?  I  rather think that such acts would undermine any sense that retribution can be exacted in a rational manner.

No.  I don't think that there is any good reason why rape is still tolerated in our prisons. 

I'm pleased, after all this time, to have found a point of common ground with you, then.

However, I'd rather this guy be raped in prison than take a chance that he molests an innocent person on the outside. 

Ditto.

I think there is a good reason why rape is tolerated.  Guards don't want to put their ass on the line for someone who committed a crime.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Can you name this law school grad?
« on: May 26, 2006, 01:58:37 PM »
OK I got a good one:

 He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates.
 In 1973 and 1974, he was a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon at The White House and then for Gerald Ford.
 Oh yeah he's a pretty well-known actor too.



That is a good one, but perhaps too easy. Ben Stein.

True, but I used to watch his shows as a kid and I had no idea how crazy of a background he had.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Can you name this law school grad?
« on: May 26, 2006, 08:27:24 AM »
OK I got a good one:

 He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 as valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates.
 In 1973 and 1974, he was a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon at The White House and then for Gerald Ford.
 Oh yeah he's a pretty well-known actor too.


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