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Studying for the LSAT / Re: logic books
« on: April 08, 2006, 04:31:53 PM »
Maybe you're burned out from so many preptests? I did a lot of preptests, too, and at one point I just had to take a week or two off. It helped to come back after a break from LSAT studying. If that is possible for you (not sure when/if you're signed up to take the real thing), I'd suggest taking a break from studying.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Notebooks (laptops) dilemma
« on: April 08, 2006, 12:03:51 PM »
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My dad has the 700m, which is tiny. It took me a while, but I did start getting used to the keyboard. I think given a month or two of use, I would have acclimated to it completely.

I don't doubt that I could have gotten used to the keyboard (especially since my hands are pretty small). It was the screen size that I couldn't deal with. It made me feel blind it was so small. And I've squinted my way to enough wrinkles looking at my much larger monitor at work, so the small screen size is a dealbreaker for me.

I'll probably also buy either a cheap desktop or monitor and docking station setup for my apartment because working on a laptop drives me nuts. But they are required at Syracuse so I'll get one.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Notebooks (laptops) dilemma
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:40:01 AM »
My sister has the teeny tiny Dell, and it was hard for me to get used to. The keyboard was cramped and the screen was WAY too small for my tastes. So I'll probably end up lugging around something bigger.

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I'm psyched to start. Can't wait to find a place to live and move to my new home and start school.

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I would say take him to small claims court and recoup your losses.  But that's just me.

Sometimes just the threat of small claims court works. I had signed up for a cell phone for an ex (stupid stupid stupid me), and when things ended he refused to pay. So I sent him a letter threatening to sue him in small claims court. He promptly paid the bill.

If your new guy may be The One, be careful about seeing Mr. Ex - you don't want to jeopardize your new relationship.

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Law School Admissions / Re: HELP!!! HELP!!! QUICK!!!
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:16:08 AM »
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Thanks Laurkk,

You're welcome. I'm sure it will work out.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Write your own rejection
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:11:37 AM »
Dear Wannabe,

After a quick look at your application, we have decided that you are not worthy of admission to our school. We realize that you have better numbers than many individuals who are admitted, and we have no explanation for that. You're just not good enough.

We do appreciate your application fee, however, and we encourage you to apply as a transfer student next year so that we can collect this fee from you again.

Sincerely,

Joe the intern

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Law School Admissions / Re: HELP!!! HELP!!! QUICK!!!
« on: April 08, 2006, 11:08:29 AM »
Why don't you call them and explain your situation? As in, I mailed my seat deposit, but I am concerned that it may have been lost in the mail. Then ask them what you can do. Maybe you can arrange to have them fax you a new acceptance letter, which you can then sign and mail off OVERNIGHT with a new check. Then stop payment on the check you already wrote. And make sure that you can track your new acceptance stuff via the USPS website. Personally, I had mine sent with delivery confirmation or return receipt (I forget what it's called) so that I got a postcard back once Syracuse got my acceptance stuff.

I wouldn't worry, you can call the school and I'm sure they'll be happy to arrange to take your money. After all, they admitted you, so they obviously want you to come. :)

Good luck!

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Beyond the larger problem of alcohol in American society, lawyers as a profession have a real problem with alcohol abuse because it is an attempt to self-medicate for depression and stress relief.

Maybe if there weren't questions about mental health on the bar exam (at least in certain states), people would be more likely to seek therapy as opposed to self-medicating. Lawyers and law students have very high rates of depression, but who wants to see a therapist just to have someone pry into your personal life when it comes time to apply for the bar?

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After finally graduating with my bachelor's degree from a crappy state school, I had a very hard time finding a decent job. After working in retail I ended up taking a job at a big insurance company where I was hoping to work. But instead of being hired as an account manager, like a friend who was hired straight from a good local liberal arts school, I got a position that is one notch up from the mail room. I figured that I had gotten my foot in the door, so I tried to be happy about my job. Except that for a year and a half I have spent my days opening mail, processing address changes, and generating form letters. Oh yeah, and earning less than I did before getting my bachelor's. So I decided that I needed some sort of graduate degree to put me on track to have a career in something that I enjoyed and not just climb the cubicle-farm career ladder.

My ex-BF is a law student, and he encouraged me to try law school. My dad is a lawyer, and I've always had an interest in the law, so in a way I feel that my going to law school was inevitable. I just screwed up my undergrad so much that it was hard to imagine ever being accepted to any grad program. But I had finished undergrad strong, and I worked my butt off studying for the LSAT, and I got in. So I'm going, yay! And when I graduate all I want is a job that (a) I enjoy; and (b) pays decently.


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