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Current Law Students / Re: Psycho Professor
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:01:17 PM »
I have to say, I like that idea.  I wish some of my teachers did it.

It is really f-ing annoying how many people walk in late at my school; at least 5 every class.  This one class room has doors that slam really hard if you don't close them gently, and people are always walking in 10 minutes after class has started and letting the door slam.  Its just inconsiderate.  You are 24 years old, you are going to be handling people's legal affairs, and you can't even be punctual?  bull.

on the other hand, i don't think it is cool to do it to people for using the restroom, so long as they are quiet and respectful.

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Job Search / Re: JAG corps
« on: April 11, 2006, 11:14:32 AM »
That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard.  The JD will not do much good for you if you don't practice as a lawyer and have fun paying those loans at an entry-level non-legal salary arund $60K per year. 

Maybe you should have thought about law school before entering?

Are you trying to be an a$$??

I have invested two years and $45K.  Because I now have in-state tuition, I can finish for only $7K more, and you think that is 'the most absurd thing you have ever heard?'

I am pretty sure it makes plenty of sense, actually.

btw, I said 'even if I never practice,' not that I definitely will never practice. 

And I did 'think about law school before entering', you f-cking prick.

Funny how you internet hard-asses never say things like that to my face.  you must have a real miserable existence, getting your kicks out of talking sh1t anonymously on the internet.  get a life.

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Job Search / Re: JAG corps
« on: April 11, 2006, 08:58:44 AM »
Your last line pretty much implies that you are going to be miserable as a lawyer.  Cut your losses and get out now before you are in over your head.

easy for you to say, my 'losses' as of now are two years of my life and $45K in debt.  At this point, being 2/3rds of the way through, I am going to stick with it and get the degree even if I never practice as a lawyer. 

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Job Search / Re: JAG corps
« on: April 10, 2006, 06:27:03 PM »
yeah, thats pretty much consistent with what I have read elsewhere...

I don't think I am going to waste my time with it.  The reason I was attracted to it in the first place was to get away from the bullsh1t hassle of interviews and 'walk around with my nose stuck up in the air' attorneys who forgot how hard it was to be a law student the day they got a job offer.  Seems like JAG is just more of the same...

I really wish I had just gone to one year of grad school in engineering and gotten a job with that....

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Job Search / JAG corps
« on: April 10, 2006, 04:27:03 PM »
How competitive is it to get into the JAG corp? 

The reason I am considering it is because I have really had trouble with employment, and I don't feel like f-ing with interviews again as a 3L, just to have no positive result AGAIN.  More importantly, I don't think I can spend 3 years of law school and graduate without a job or even ever having a real summer associate position, and still be able to respect myself. 

So, I have been considering the JAG corp. I talked to the Navy and they said it is a 4 year commitment, pays around $50K taking housing and medical into consideration, and they would give me $22K for my 3L year. 

My problem is, however, I heard a rumor that it is SUPER competitive, with +1000 applicants for less than 50 spots.  I really don't feel like wasting my time if that is the case.  However, I don't really see how the military could afford to be so picky, do they really have such an abundance of applications?  Also, I feel like I would be very desirable to the military: I have an engineering degree, I am in excellent physical health, I could do at least 25 pull ups, 100 pushups...etc., I am in the top 50% of my class, and my lawschool is almost top tier (53rd). 

thanks for any info.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Rudest Admissions Offices
« on: April 15, 2006, 06:19:42 AM »
If it makes anyone feel better, at some schools the admissions office is staffed mainly of undergraduates who have no interest in the school.  I am sure if you happened to get the director of admissions on the phone, or someone else answered the phone while the director was in the room, you would get a very polite and helpful person 9 times out of 10. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: I KNEW I should've marked URM!
« on: April 14, 2006, 04:25:30 PM »
This article is great.  It just shows how flawed AA really is. 

Correct me if I am wrong, but the whole idea behind AA is based on assumptions about how hard things are for certain people.  There are also some ideas about diverse minds promoting an atmosphere of learning...

The idea that someone can go through their entire lives believing they are white, presenting themselves as white, being treated white, and being raised as white, and then at the age of 21 or 22 get a blood test and attain monority prefernce is great.  Maybe we will start taking a second look at gross generalizations, such as the idea that any person of a certain skin color has had a rough life, or that they have such a different perspective on life as to promote diversity...

I have always thought that if you want to help disadvantaged people, you should start with the people that are disadvantaged.  It may sound crazy to some, I know.  A system based on socio-economic standing makes so much more sense than just assuming that everyone of a certain race has a certain experience. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Free preview of law school
« on: April 11, 2006, 06:47:04 PM »

I am pretty good looking, if I do say so myself.

Florida,

While reading your original post it became very clear what your problem was; this helps confirm it. You are in desperate need of a therapist. You live in your own world and have very little contact with reality. You make your own rules and your own philosophies about the world. Unlike others, you don't have the ability to check them through objective experimentation.

At this point in your life, you are not ready to work. Even if you got a job, you would likely be outplaced within a year. What you need is a comprehensive therapy program, maybe two visits a week. In therapy, you want to work on all of your personality and other flaws with the hope of curing them; then you can start looking for work.

Good luck,

CK


haha, pathetic people like you truly are amusing.  It will always make me feel good about my own life to come to the internet and see how many pathetic, miserable people get their kicks out of insulting people they don't know.  You lack the spine to confront anyone in the real world, so you go after people in an environment in which you know you will never be held accountable... pathetic

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Law School Admissions / Re: Free preview of law school
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:47:45 PM »
It is all multiple choice, 50 questions in the morning and 50 in the afternoon, you have to get 70 correct to pass.  You can use the MPEP, but the program they have to access it isn't the greatest, and you can't bring in your own copy.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Free preview of law school
« on: April 11, 2006, 12:56:26 PM »
Hey Florida357.. How hard was the patent bar?  Did you pass it the first time?  How long and hard did you study?  What materials did you use to study?  Did you take a prep course and if you did which one?  Thanks

It was fairly hard.  I studied for 6 weeks and did 9 practice tests, passed the first time.  I would not be surprised if I only passed by a few points though.  I was able to get some free second-hand prep materials by Patent Resource Group (PRG).  They were a couple years old but I still thought they were OK. 

The problem with the patent bar is that since they computerized it, they don't release the questions anymore.  It used to be that between 30-70% of the questions were from old tests, so you could get almost all of those right if you did all the old tests.  Well, they haven't released any tests since October 2003.  There are still some old questions on there, particularly from the October 2003 exam, but not as many.

I was lucky, I did the October 2003 exam two days before I took the test, and almost all the repeats came from that test.  I had 10 total tests and only had time to do 9, I almost took a test from a different date as my last one. 

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