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General Off-Topic Board / Celebrity that you resemble most
« on: May 05, 2006, 06:48:14 PM »
Who is it?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Superior Beat Maker
« on: May 05, 2006, 09:51:10 AM »
As a complement to the other poll.  I'm sure I've forgotten many, so let me know and I'll add them.

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General Off-Topic Board / NFL Draft Thread
« on: April 22, 2006, 06:23:04 PM »
1 week til the draft.  If your a lions fan this is the highlight of the year. Let me know your team and your desired choice. 

As I previously stated I'm a lions fan and I'm hoping we take Huff or Hawk or anyone who isn't a WR.

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General Off-Topic Board / NBA playoffs thread
« on: April 22, 2006, 06:13:51 PM »
A place for you all to confirm my assertion that the Pistons are the greatest team in the NBA and no other team has a chance to touch them.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Harvard Admit Weekend - April Review
« on: April 11, 2006, 09:38:40 AM »
IMO it was a fantastic weekend.  I was pretty much convinced before but this weekend really sealed the deal. 

Saturday
The tour itself was only okay, but it was a great opportunity to meet alot of people.  The negotiation workshop was tough but enjoyable.  I missed of saturday because I had been up since 3:00 am and desperately needed some sleep

Sunday
Dershowitz was good, he made alot of interesting points.  The human rights guy was kind of boring.  He just presented his research which, I would imagine, would be of little interest to most people interested in HR.  The international law panel was great.  Jim Cavallero (sp?) was great and he really sold me on Harvard as the best HR place in the world.  The internet guy (why he was on the international law panel we'll never know) was very interesting and funny also.  Dean Kagan was very good and answered all of our questions well.  The only thing that was not impressive about her was all of the ums, ahs and long paused she had.  And the all of the admits who weren't there may be interested to know that we may have talked her into getting a jacuzi for the students  ;) The organization were very diverse and they did a good job answering my questions.  I signed up for more info on about 7 of them.  After that I was beat again and went back to my hotel.

Monday
The financial aid panel did a great job putting alot of my fears to rest.  The LIPP program seems too good to be true for us PI people.  I had lunch with Jim Cavallero (Human rights head) and he was very passionate about what he does.  He sold me on the whole "You name the organization, or issue, or place of the world and we'll get you a placement their" line (I'm condensing what he said).  Dean Kagan once again did a good job selling the whole big school thing to us.  The mock class with Warren was fantastic.  She's very funny (she used all of these old school slang words like buster, yahoo, girlie etc.), very energetic and seemingly very passionate about what she was teaching.  She's definitely a prof whose course you want to get into. 

Overall
The food was great (especially the brownies), the people were very laided back and friendly (quite the opposite of the stereotype), the public transportation system makes travel without a car very easy, The opportunities available to a Harvard graduate are unmatched (staing the obvious here), the opportunity to cross register is incredible (up to 5 course in the other Harvard schools may be taken towards your JD if I'm not mistaken), the dean seems really committed to improving student life (just email her with suggestions on how to do it), Boston is a nice town with lots going on, Harvard is beautiful, I'm sure I'll have more later.

PS. If I met any of you without knowing it let me know.  I think I saw Bass on the Saturday waiting for someone near the registration desk (I would have asked but I didn't want my first act of Harvard to be a mistaken identity) and I think I saw KB (the girl in the pink sweater in the right corner when Dean Kagan was speaking; I'm guessing but she looked like a girl who was half Korean and half Black). 

PPS. I'm sending in the deposit as soon as I get my passport photos.

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General Off-Topic Board / Would you ever marry another lawyer?
« on: April 04, 2006, 10:59:37 PM »
It just dawned on me that I'm going to be spending the next 3 years with women that, in an ideal world, I would not want to marry. I want to have a family and it would be nice if one parent had a job with a little more flexibility than lawyer typically have (maternity (or paternity) leave without penalty, extended time off, regular 8 hour days, etc.) so that my kids have at least one parent around most of the time (I've always thought that marrying a teacher would be perfect).  I just don't think that having 2 lawyers for parents may not make for the ideal parenting situation.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / US News rankings for the past 20 years
« on: March 28, 2006, 10:35:26 AM »
Two things I noticed

1) Schools are relatively stable (it's good to know that you're school will not drop significantly in your 3 years there and hurt your job prospects), however

2) There is some shuffling, so choosing a school that is 1 or 2 spot higher in the rankings over scholarship money may come back to bite you by the time you graudate (eg.had you turned down significant scholarship money from Penn (12) to go to Duke (8 ) in 1999, by 2002 (when you would have graduated) you would have given up significant scholarship money (Penn is 7 now) to go to a lower ranked school (Duke is 12 now))

Anyways, enjoy

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HLS class of 2009  ;D  Columbia put me on reserve on Wednesday (they were my second choice but it would have taken the Hamilton to drag me away from HLS).  I'm waiting until after the admitted students day in April to drop the deposit, but unless that goes terribly wrong I'll see you both in the fall.   :D

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General Off-Topic Board / ***OFFICIAL WORLD CUP THREAD***
« on: March 19, 2006, 11:09:32 AM »
After interrupting 2 other thread I decided a seperate thread was neccessary. 

Feel free to prognosticate, advocate and emasculate.

81 days til the beginning of the worlds greatest sporting spectacle.  Time to dust off your trainers, hit the pitch, get match fit and prepare for the inevitable: The return of English glory.

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