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General Off-Topic Board / Talk about intimidation...
« on: February 14, 2005, 05:53:45 PM »
I work for a BIGLAW firm in DC in an administrative position and have recently become the "head person" in my department even though this is my first job and have only worked there for 4 months. Any how, some major business directly involves my department and I had to do a conference call with all the senior partners including the hiring partner. Needless to say, I felt a bit intimidated, especially since I would like to work here as an attorney but the firm is a rankings whore and does not recruit from the law school I will probably be attending.  :-\

I answered all their questions and what not, but it this meeting goes beyond what most law students have to go through and I am not even in law school yet (not trying to pat myself on the back, just trying to describe the stress level). What made it even more stressful was the fact that I had to transcribe all that was said and email it to the partners as well as a few others who couldn't make the meeting (transcribing is not what I do, but thinking about missing something or writing incorrect info is also bothering me). I still have my job, so I don't think I screwed anything up yet, but I was going bonkers. One of the partners told me a lawyer joke right before the meeting (A guy walks into a bar and says "You know, all lawyers are a**holes!" A guy at the bar turns around and says "I resent that because I AM an a**hole.") Cheesy yes, but at least these guys weren't pompous. Ugh, I was scared crapless when they started talking about statutes, court opinions, and legalities...I was afraid that they were going to ask me about something along those lines (note, I am not a paralegal and took no classes for laws...everyone else in my department are certified, why I am the new head I don't know  ???

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Student Loan Payments
« on: February 14, 2005, 05:39:13 PM »
Maybe this is a stupid question, and I am probably being lazy and not looking this up for myself, but do you have to start paying off your loan WHILE you are in law school? Are there payments you have to make while you are in school or do you start paying these loans off when you graduate? I know that the stafford loans require payment after you graduate but I wasn't sure about the private loans you get. I have heard horror stories about people not getting things paid while in law school and I wasn't sure if it was because of payment of student loans. Anyone know?

General Off-Topic Board / Happy Singles Awareness Day!
« on: February 13, 2005, 10:56:37 PM »
Maybe the ad coms will show some love.  :-*

Denials / I want my bloody rejections!
« on: February 08, 2005, 10:49:26 PM »
I wish I can get the rest of my rejections (aka decisions) for my pending applications. I keep having dreams about getting into Texas and I want to have closure already! I guess they don't call it a dream school for nothin LOL

Sorry this thread is actually pointless :D 

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / My Quote is on the Powerscore Website
« on: February 05, 2005, 10:41:12 PM »
I got really bored and googled my first and last name, and found my quote I sent Powerscore on their website! It was a really corney "I lost ten pounds in one week" type endorsement but it really did help me with my scores so I am cool with it. Still was a hiliarious shock seeing it there.  :D

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Filing Taxes Online
« on: January 31, 2005, 01:41:17 PM »
For a recent graduate with less than $10000 in earnings, what is the best online tax filing service? Has anyone else filled out their taxes online yet? I know the IRS website has a list of free online tax companies but I wanted to know which are the easiest to fill out.

I think it is getting riduculous that Pookie hasn't heard back from these three yet. Maybe its just a formality but they need to get on the ball here. They are probably waiting on Pookie's first move, but I am getting frustrated with this  >:((and it's not even my decision)! I think we should sign this thing and email it HYS so we can get the ball rolling here. I'll start...


Wait List / Houston Waitlist
« on: January 24, 2005, 07:28:41 PM »
Just got waitlisted at Houston. Though I am happy with Baylor (and would actually choose them over Houston) I don't know why I was waitlisted. According to Houston, they take the higher LSAT (giving me a 158/3.76). According to Chiashu I have a 78% chance and the LSAC table had 105/126 students get in with my stats. I don't think getting in at Baylor is making me cocky, but what the heck! I know that this isn't a yield protection waitlist. I actually thought I might have gone in with some scholarship money. Oh well.

General Off-Topic Board / Attention DC and major Northern city residents:
« on: January 23, 2005, 12:35:15 AM »
I recently moved from Texas to DC a few months ago and, as you know, today was a "snow emergency." Well I live on Pennsylvania Avenue and had my car parked in front of my building. Well I went to my car and found a 250 dollar ticket! Now I know it is important to keep the streets cleared when there is a winter emergency, but I received the ticket at 10 AM (when there was only 3 inches of snow on the ground). I was lucky to not have been towed, but I think that I should have just gotten a warning or a ticket that wasn't 250 bucks (parking in a handicap is less). I want to contest this ticket but I wanted to get feedback here and see if anyone else here had a ticket and what was the result if they contested it. Now I do realize that ignorance of the law is not a valid excuse and that it is my civic duty to learn the local traffic laws, but there weren't any "winter emergency" signs that I have seen when I was in NYC. Plus, I don't know how you know you are in a winter emergency (I checked on CNN this afternoon and there was only a winter warning, nothing was said about an emergency). I plan on taking pictures of the signs and I have a clean driving record, but I don't know what I should really state in the letter. I was planning on mentioning the fact I just moved here, the lack of a sign, and the time at which the ticket was given. This is bunk, the whole city of DC just shut down with 5 inches of snow on the ground. I have seen more snow in Texas and we don't shut down the city.

General Off-Topic Board / The Fate of the HIPPO!
« on: January 23, 2005, 12:01:45 AM »
Well if you are unfamilar with my situation, this is the second year of applying to law school. A while ago, I had a caption that read "Gonna keep on spanking it till I get into law school." Well I got into Baylor Law and want to know if I should do with the avatar. I do have a new avatar, but it is no where as humorous as the Dancing Hippo. Voting will last for one week so cast your vote!

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