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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« on: July 16, 2007, 06:01:22 PM »
are legal resumes dramatically different? ALso, for those going straight through undergrad-law is it wise to remove info from highschool? ANy sites online that give examples of legal resumes if they are dramatically different?

They aren't dramatically different, but you typically have a section for "legal experience" once you have law-related jobs.  I know some people who kept high school information, but ONLY if it was a really, really important high school and it is worth acknowledging.  For example, one of my friends went to some private boy's school in the town he wants to work in, and apparently the law firm he wants to work for likes people who went to this high school.  If it's just your run-of-the-mill public high school, definitely take it and any other high school activities off your resume.

You could probably find stuff online if you search for legal resumes, and your school's career services should give you more specific information at the beginning of the year.

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I've seen the 5th movie twice now, and I thought it was definitely the best of the series. I did notice some of the omissions, but it's not like this is the first movie where they've made some major changes. I thought most of what they changed made narrative sense, and didn't detract from the movie just because it wasn't exactly the same as the book. I definitely think it helps to not read the book for at least a few months before the movie comes out, not so that your standards are lowered, but so you can judge the movie on its own terms.

I thought the acting in this one was the best so far as well. Each of the kids still has awkward moments, but they are really starting to grow into the characters and make them their own. But this movie had two great standout performances. Imelda Staunton as Umbridge was one of the best movie villains I've ever seen- she was like a fluffy pink cobra. And the girl who played Luna Lovegood stole every scene she was in. This was also the first film in which I've particularly liked Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, and I'm even more excited to see Alan Rickman get to cut loose a bit more in the next film, when Snape will ahve a lot more to do.

So basically, I liked it.

And BTW...I get that these are essentially kids' books (although some of that perception is due to marketing), but I feel sorry for anyone who assumes they can't or shouldn't enjoy something simply because of prejudice against the source. Also, the first book came out ten years ago, so many of us adults who enjoy them now were kids when we started reading the series. Are we all supposed to stop enjoying them just because we entered some arbitrary age  of maturity?

I agree with pretty much everything you said about the movie.  I thought they did an awesome job of condensing the book into a movie.

I also agree that we can still enjoy the books that are supposedly meant for kids.  I have friends who refuse to read Harry Potter but see no problem watching the movies... or watching other "kid" movies like Finding Nemo and even Disney stuff.  Uh, if it's a kid's book, that means it's a kid's movie...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:41:36 PM »
Thanks for not adding anything to the conversation.

Case still open.

 :D :D :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« on: July 16, 2007, 05:38:35 PM »
What are the similarities/differences between cover letters and 1L summer cover letters?

Umm... I don't really know how to answer that question because it's not like you need to put dramatically different information, but I said I was a 1L at [Law School] and if it was a firm in an area I didn't have readily discernible ties to from reading my resume, I wrote about why I was interested in that city/area. That and the normal stuff is usually all you need.

don't forget the agreement to sell your soul.

Well of course, that goes without saying.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 16, 2007, 04:00:00 PM »
"And these days, with divorce rates skyrocketing and so many brutally mercenary women out there who think that they're entitled to your hard-earned money..."

I just found a new favorite website.

Haha, this is really funny, because I was just thinking how I could be a vindictive female dog and screw my ex out of his money in the event of divorce... so maybe a prenup would be less for me and more for him.  I can be pretty nasty when provoked.  ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 1L Summer Jobs
« on: July 16, 2007, 03:52:05 PM »
What are the similarities/differences between cover letters and 1L summer cover letters?

Umm... I don't really know how to answer that question because it's not like you need to put dramatically different information, but I said I was a 1L at [Law School] and if it was a firm in an area I didn't have readily discernible ties to from reading my resume, I wrote about why I was interested in that city/area.  That and the normal stuff is usually all you need.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ITT say hello to Bender
« on: July 13, 2007, 09:07:01 AM »
Hi bender

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Flirting
« on: July 13, 2007, 08:52:55 AM »
Wow, I'll write all this advice down right away. I definitely want to start flirting with my boss.

Just be subtle and don't get FIRED!


I was being completely sarcastic, but thanks for that additional tip.

I generally aim for getting fired, myself.

And whose advice are you going to trust more?

Yours, twinface dear! :-*

you STILL call eachother that?? :D even tho she has like 50 other twinfaces now?

Excuse me, I was the original twinface.  I win.

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Herro

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Flirting
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:37:20 AM »
Wow, I'll write all this advice down right away.  I definitely want to start flirting with my boss.

Just be subtle and don't get FIRED!


I was being completely sarcastic, but thanks for that additional tip.

I generally aim for getting fired, myself.

And whose advice are you going to trust more?

Yours, twinface dear!  :-*

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