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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law Prep Boot Camps
« on: May 19, 2006, 04:39:23 PM »
I can't believe people are jumping on the OP like this...

How exactly would it be COUNTER-productive?? 

So maybe he's wasting money?  At worst, he will have more self-confidence than others, whether it will last or not who knows?

I personally will buy some books and read them, I figure even if it doesn't help, most people advise buying the books eventually so it isn't that badly wasted.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Chronic Illness
« on: May 18, 2006, 11:46:55 PM »
just reading through...

flyboy--i don't think anyone in the law school age demographic would find you antisocial for not drinking (or choosing to drink something non alcoholic if you want to go out with them still--which is always an option). it's no longer a bunch of underage kids trying to seem cool and blowing off freedom steam. if they do, they have warped priorities and shouldn't be your friend anyway. i think you'll be good to go.

Yeah for sure, I know I won't be drinking much (I'm not a heavy drinker to begin with), plus you will be a very valuable asset for a group of people that want to get drunk because NO ONE wants to be the DD.

If you feel weird, order a sprite, no one even knows what your drinking anyways. 

I said this in private, but it's worth stating on here-my friend has Crohns, she likes to drink, she thought she was fine so she drank a bit, not a ton, but she drank.  She just had a fairly serious surgery because of complications now (you actually can get away with drinking in moderation, but I'm pretty sure it increases the chances, esp. if its at all aggrevated to begin with).  I don't think it's worth it to drink, even if you really want to let off steam, and risk complications, not at this serious of a time.  Just think about how important these years are, and how little benifit you will get out of drinking a night or two.
I know I sound like a preacher up here, but I just visited my friend less than a week ago, and if you saw her condition, I doubt you'd drink for a long time.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Chronic Illness
« on: May 18, 2006, 11:42:41 PM »
I have UC and my meds work well for me. Although I haven't been through anything as stressful as law school since I first got sick. Besides taking meds I try to live my life as though I don't have it so I hadn't given it much thought. The thing that worries me is when I have a flareup it really drains my energy. Also in the past I've drank when I shouldn't just because I don't want to be antisocial. I don't know a lot about Crohn's, I hear it's worse, but for UC the maintenance dose is low and if I start feeling a flareup I up the dose and if it gets worse I can get some stronger scrips. Maybe my doc would go ahead and give me some of the stronger stuff so that I would have it if needed. I don't know about you but my tuition is ~ $36k. I assume I would lose that if I withdrew mid semester.

maybe, maybe not but definitely wise to think about that in advance. i think this is where establishing a written record early on in the process will benefit you. as much as we tend to see schools as by the rules cut and dry i think that the vast majority of them would rather put forth a bit of effort to retain a student who is experiencing issues beyond their control than contribute to their own attrition rate. many schools will have a person who coordinates these kinds of situations. i would start doing the leg work now; just contact the office of admissions, tell them you are an admitted student with medical issues that you fear may interfere with your legal education and ask to be directed to the appropriate person. it can be painless and hush hush--it's more important that all of you with chronic illnesses get the help and accomodations that you need.

best of luck and take care of yourselves! GI issues suck  :(

Agreed!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Chronic Illness
« on: May 18, 2006, 04:28:25 PM »
Thanks for the feedback/advice guys.  I appreciate it. 

Anyone else have opinions on the subject?  I think I will go the route of a private mtg to discuss the situation initially, and then just handle accordingly if anything comes up.  Again, thx girls!

Maybe get something in writing, to them and from them?  I don't know if it's possible, but it would be nice to know that you will be backed up, and just because they say they will back it up doesn't mean they will...

I don't want to scare you into stressing about it, but I figure if you think worst case scenario and get your bases covered, it'll prevent any problems from occuring.  If I were you I'd also not only be very careful with your health (i.e. diet, by the way my friend with Crohns thought that one of her big problems was her drinking alcohol and it aggrevating the problem), but be prepared, it seems like (from an inexperienced 0L) you will have much less free time than before, and this will affect your ability to spend more time preparing foods etc., this may increase your chances.  I read somewhere that they have said stress increases the risk, I know with my friend, her family said she needed to keep the stress level down, but I read that it hasn't been proven to affect it.  Either way, it may be a factor and that would again increase the chances.  If you're moving, make sure to spot out places you can eat at etc.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: fake ids and the bar exam
« on: May 18, 2006, 07:46:09 AM »
You guys are ridiculous, it's an EXPIRED ID if you are giving her your old one after renewing (if not then it's a little different, still not a huge deal,  I used a fake for 3 years, I'll tell the Bar if they ask).  An expired ID is not supposed to even be a valid ID, if you get caught driving, it's like driving without a license, most bouncers won't take it (although many will as well), so I doubt having your sister find and take your old EXPIRED ID will hurt your chances of passing the Bar.  Even giving it to her, you're not doing it to commit a heinous crime, you're not screwing anyone over as long as she's responsible.  In fact, you could probably make the argument that after giving it to her you will be watching her and she will then be closer to you because you gave it to her and you could then control her actions better and make sure she is responsible and doesn't do anything stuipid like drink and drive (this is just a hypothetical defense, but just showing how it is vague enough to be twisted).

So, are you saying that driving without a valid drivers license shouldn't be a crime?

Also, I think if you tried to make your last argument in a court of law or in front of a Character and Fitness review board, they wouldn't buy it, not for one second. Instead of allowing her to control her sister, the act of giving her a fake ID directly facilitates her sister's breaking the law and potentially (although admittedly not likely) causing harm to herself or someone else.

No I definately wasn't saying that driving without a valid license shouldn't be a crime, but if it is a crime, then that invalid license shouldn't be worth much, so if you give it away it really shouldn't be a problem because no one should be accepting that license as an ID since it's expired. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: fake ids and the bar exam
« on: May 17, 2006, 10:15:42 PM »
You guys are ridiculous, it's an EXPIRED ID if you are giving her your old one after renewing (if not then it's a little different, still not a huge deal,  I used a fake for 3 years, I'll tell the Bar if they ask).  An expired ID is not supposed to even be a valid ID, if you get caught driving, it's like driving without a license, most bouncers won't take it (although many will as well), so I doubt having your sister find and take your old EXPIRED ID will hurt your chances of passing the Bar.  Even giving it to her, you're not doing it to commit a heinous crime, you're not screwing anyone over as long as she's responsible.  In fact, you could probably make the argument that after giving it to her you will be watching her and she will then be closer to you because you gave it to her and you could then control her actions better and make sure she is responsible and doesn't do anything stuipid like drink and drive (this is just a hypothetical defense, but just showing how it is vague enough to be twisted).

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I voted:

That LAers all live near and know famous celebrities.

It's really pretty damn easy to live near a celebrity when you live in LA.  Some of it is a misconception, some of it is true, we all see them, but they aren't a part of our lives like people think they are.

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I've got one, but thanks.

So pip, where are you going to law school? Not UoP, I take it.

SCU

for some reason i had it in my mind that u were going to usd

Would have over SCU if they didn't WL me!

Are you going to USD?

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Damn you guys post a grip.

Hey any of you going to McGeorge want a M-size sweater (more like small though)?  I wore it a few times, but have no use for it.

I laughed.

OK I'll explain.

They offered me a paid trip there, I actually liked the school, but chose SCU for a variety of reasons, I actually enjoyed the trip and people, heard some bad things about the school, but I think the people haven't seend it as recently. 

Anyways...they gave us a free sweater, and I really won't wear it since I'm not going to go there, thought I'd offer it to anyone here who didn't pick one up there and wanted one...
Why too small?

Well, yes, but not why I laughed.  The offer was...unique.

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I've got one, but thanks.

So pip, where are you going to law school? Not UoP, I take it.

SCU

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