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Current Law Students / Re: is law school really that tough?
« on: July 25, 2006, 08:57:48 PM »
Don't confuse time spent waiting for various responses and milestones in the application process with difficulty.

I thought the process of getting in was fairly easy. Maybe I could say it was nerve wracking (until I got the first acceptance).

But that's just me...

Current Law Students / Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« on: July 25, 2006, 12:14:12 PM »
State B. Providing you attended a school that is ABA accredited.

Current Law Students / Re: Are you happy?
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:00:36 AM »
Finally, I must admit that I find an analogy to six months of work experience amusing.

Ha ha yeah, really.

when i went to treatment for a prescription drug addiction, my group included 3 nurses, an attorney, a business owner, and a priest.  my sponsors have been a college professor, a doctor, and a district court judge.

i have already been through that hell, and i know d**mn well that nothing in the world will make me go back.  if the price of sobriety is learning some humility and asking for help when i need it, so be it.

everyone who thinks, 'oh that could never happen to me, youre just weak'  -- good luck to you, and i hope youre right

Actually, it is weakness. A way of rationalizing one's own failures. We're all highly intelligent on this board (at worst, average); we all knew before any drug use that we have, or haven't done what were the potential consequences of our actions. Only by naivity and youthful arrogance would one dismiss the possiblity of addiction.

Responsiblity is not just something that is accomplished reactively. It is possible to go into a potentially stressful environment and submit oneself to stimuli that are conducive to drug use and not become an addict. Conversely, it is irresponsible to rationalize drug use away by blaming it on the perceived "cause" of the addiction.

The only real cause of addiction is weakness.

Current Law Students / Re: Law school discouragement
« on: July 19, 2006, 02:01:47 PM »
I'm going to agree with everyone else here (herd mentality). You only have one life. There are many potential boyfriends.

If my girlfriend wasn't (or doesn't remain) completely, 100 percent, behind me I would/will give her walking papers. And thats after 6 years.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I file Bankruptcy...
« on: July 13, 2006, 07:25:20 PM »
Well, when you mortgage a house, your bank that you have the mortgage through actually owns the house/property until you pay them back...

Unlike a college degree which you purchase from a school with another's money (your bank - B of A, guaranteed by your loan guarantor, e.g. edfund). The school gets its money for the degree long before you ever have to pay it back. They don't care if you default on your loans, their asses are covered as long as they conduct a finacial aid exit interview...

You can't have a degree repossessed once your loans are entered into repayment, you don't owe the person that gave you the degree anything.

Current Law Students / Re: Psychopath attorneys
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:53:43 AM »

Lawyers resemble very much to the ancient Jew priests who were people who lied coolly and easily, even when it is obvious they were being untruthful. It was almost impossible for them to be consistently truthful about either a major or minor issue. They lie for no apparent reason, even when it would be easier and safer to tell the truth. This is sometimes called "crazy lying". Confronting their lies may provoke an unpredictably intense rage or simply a Buddha-like smile.

Another form of lying common among ancient Jew priests leaders was known as "pseudologica fantastica," an extension of pathological lying. They tend to create a complex belief system, often about their own powers and abilities, in which they themselves sometimes get caught up. It is often difficult to determine whether the lies are an actual delusional distortion of reality or are expressed with the conscious or unconscous intent to deceive.

These manipulators are rarely original thinkers. Plagerists and thieves, they seldom credit the true originators of ideas, often coopting authorship. They are extremely convincing, forceful in the expression of their views, and talented at passing lie detector tests. For them, objective truth does not exist. The only "truth" is whatever will best achieve the outcome that meets their needs.


Where do I sign up?

Current Law Students / Re: Rankings, how to round
« on: July 13, 2006, 10:52:15 AM »
C'mon man... You mean I can't round my 3.7 GPA UG up to 4.0? That's just not fair...

You should tell that guy to stab himself in the face... what an ass master.

Speaking of absurd, if it was the way he wanted it, you'd go into interviews w/ firms saying, "Ah yes, as you can see by my resume, I was ranked number 2 in subsection 4 of my first year class. Clearly this demonstrates my ability to be second best amongst one fourth of my class" Now doesn't that sound like a silly thing to say? Did everyone have the same teachers in high school? Nope. And they still managed to rank everyone.It was rocket science.

And aome (at least the one I'm going to) schools have their bar prep classes, e.g. wills and trusts, on a forced curve, so if you take the classes you need to take to (prepare for) pass the bar, the GPA thing will take care of itself. You can all laugh at the guy who takes "easy" classes to boost his GPA, and then can't pass the bar.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I file Bankruptcy...
« on: July 13, 2006, 07:03:21 AM »
I've heard that you can keep your house when you file for bankruptcy. Of course you'd have to keep making payments. But mortgages are not dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Your absolutely right, I was just commenting on how silly it was to ask whether you could discharge a mortgage and keep the house...

It's analogous to asking: "Hey man, if I voluntarily have my car repoed, can I keep it?"

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