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General Board / Re: Grading Curve Question
« on: March 13, 2006, 06:01:19 PM »
Question

I will be starting law school in the fall and during the forum this weekend they talked about having forced curve.  From my understanding of their explanation this means that only so many people can get an A and only so many people can get a F and there is distribution between that.  If anyone out there is graded like this can they let me know if I am understanding this correctly and if this system of grading is fair (if there is such a thing).

Thanks

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Mercer / Re: Hello Mercer Law Class of 2009
« on: March 13, 2006, 05:44:51 PM »
I can understand that--I was accepted at other law schools including USC. GSU said a decision has been made but I am waiting for my letter to make it to me.  However, Mercer's scholarship packet and the school itself makes it my number one pick.  but if it wasn't for getting the scholarship I probably wouldn't be going.

Good luck in your decision...

I have been accepted, but it looks like cost will push me to GSU.
The price differential is just too much to ignore.

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Mercer / Re: Hello Mercer Law Class of 2009
« on: March 13, 2006, 05:38:41 PM »
[Congrats on your acceptance.  I was actually at the law school this past weekend. 

I will say this about Macon-it was conducive to studying.  Of course there are things to find to do if you want to.  However, it not like Atlanta (which is close enough to get to if you want to go) where something is happening all of the time.  I had fun while in college and I know some people who go to the law school right now and they agree that they find things to do and the law school has social events but the environment is very helpful to study.  Macon has a mall and numerous eating places.  I don't know if you live in Georgia- if not be prepared b/c Macon is very humid from now until about October. 

I enjoyed my time there, which is why Mercer was my first choice to go back to law school.  Email me if you need any information on housing or other things.



I have been accepted. I will most likely end up there :).  Congratulations on your acceptance.  How did you like living in Macon? 

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General Board / Re: Incoming 1L trying to buy books before classes
« on: March 03, 2006, 10:20:41 AM »
Typically, you don't even know who your professors are or what section you are in until shortly before (or maybe the day of) orientation.  The book lists are typically kept secret as well, because the university bookstore hates competition.  You could always buy the books from the bookstore, order on half.com, and then return the expensive ones when they come in, I guess.

Great...Thanks for the advice.  I used to work at the bookstore while in undergrad and I do remember being allowed to do refunds on books if in great condition and with a reciept!!

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General Board / Incoming 1L trying to buy books before classes
« on: March 02, 2006, 05:56:39 PM »
I am new to the law school procedure..do professors typically give their book lists to the bookstores in enough time to order books from half.com.  I could never use half.com to buy books in undergrad but I have fallen in love with this method of buying books while working on my Masters..

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Mercer / Hello Mercer Law Class of 2009
« on: March 02, 2006, 05:52:24 PM »
Has anyone been accepted to the class of 2009?  I am preparing for my transition back to Mercer (I went to undergrad there and graduated in 2003).


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Crunch time...
« on: July 25, 2006, 03:22:10 PM »
I now have 15 work hours left, I move this weekend and I will be starting my orientation in TWO WEEKS!!

I thought I had so much time left.  I can't believe that the time has went so quickly and I am rushing to get everything in order.

Anyone else getting close to the wire??

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 20, 2006, 05:50:03 PM »
Even though my boss has known I was going to law school since February- I turned in my official resignation today!!   ;D

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Relationship Dealbreakers
« on: May 31, 2006, 12:32:31 PM »
ok, what if it was one of those incurrable std's?

would THAT be a deal breaker?

im thinking yes...

Incurable STD is a definite dealbreaker.  I am not trying to deal with something for the rest of my life, and as CN mentioned, condoms are not foolproof.

On a related note, I was watching a Law & Order episode last nite about black men on the dl.   There were a group of black men (some married with kids) who had a weekly poker nite and one of them would take the bedroom each week.  They don't bring protection because that would be admitting their intent.  As one of the guys said "I'm not gay, I have relationships with women and sex with men". One of the black guys had sex with a fellow DA (he was white) who fell in love with him and wanted him to leave his wife and kids.  The black DA kills the other DA to prevent exposure.  Turns out they both have AIDS and the black guy has passed it to his wife. Has anyone seen this episode? Any thoughts?

Yes- it was a good episode.  They aired it when the DL lifestyle came out in the media with the book.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Relationship Dealbreakers
« on: May 31, 2006, 06:45:09 AM »

My boyfriend would want to be "bothered."  If you love someone, doing what it takes to be with them isn't considered a bother.
That said, I don't care to be with someone who doesn't care to be with someone with kids.  So, I won't be out there trying to convert anyone.
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I agree.  I am a single mother and I don't have ANY drama with my son's father.  I actually have never dated anyone with a child but I definately couldn't handle anyone who is in battle with their child's mother-because I have seen some CRAZY things happening.

However, being a mother is part of who I am and I don't hide that fact.  I would much rather have a guy know up front that they can handle or not handle dating a woman with a child and decide not to be with me because of that (even though I have never ran into this problem) instead of misleading both themselves and me.  It is not offending to tell a man/woman that you can't be with them because they have kids.

Of course as a mother I also don't introduce my child to every man who wants to take me out -  that is not fair for my son. 

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