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Black Law Students / Re: The LSAT has been my downfall
« on: December 17, 2008, 09:22:31 PM »
I got wl'd at Emory with those numbers a couple of cycles ago FWIW. I'm non-trad too, and I sent my app in late. Like I always say, let the adcomms tell you no, not us.

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...aye think that george w bush is now my second favorite president after theodore roosevelt...

...roosevelt hunted, shot, and killed more animals than most presidents...but he created the national bird preserve...co-founded the american bison association and preserved over 230,000,000 acres of territory for wildlife...he also pushed the cause of spelling reform with the simplified spelling board then wrote this sentence: "i could not by fighting have kept the new spelling in, and it was evidently worse than useless to go into an undignified contest when i was beaten. do you know that the one word as to which i thought the new spelling was wrong thru was more responsible than anything else for our discomfiture?" 

...george bush will long be remembered as the president who began office "undefined"...then he took "wrangler politics" into the middle east after an attack by facist guerrillas and kept the us safe during a time of uncertainty and global rogue terrorist activities. his simple language and texas accent added a dumbfounding deliberate danger to his words backing a resolve with military might and not soft diplomacy enough to push a genocidal murderer and his guerrillas into the wilds of waziristan...virtually--a geographical prison. after "wrangler ultimatums" and more military backing he freed mesopoetamia from a genocidal tyrant and empowered its people, particulary in the kurdish region...he bent north korea to soft diplomacy with the words, "axis of evil"...simple? yes. effective...yes...and time will tell just how effective..."don't tread on me" politics were needed and bush actioned them...now begins the gloaming of soft diplomacy.

...he will long be remembered by liberal democrats as "unflappable"..."unruffled" and "unfettered"...in a word, to democrats for the past eight years...george w. bush and his resolve was "unbreakable" and his political survival during his eight years of tenure..."enigmatic"...



...nobody touched bush and his plans...

...not one shoe...

...not even two shoes...

...if only lincoln had reflexes like my second favorite "language challenged" antipodean president.

I don't know what's scarier - the fact that you believe that, or that you think those are admirable qualities.


Son, you actually read that?  What did it say?

Typical BW jibber jabber. I normally block him out, but I thought your prior post may have been (tangentially) related. My bad on that one.

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...aye think that george w bush is now my second favorite president after theodore roosevelt...

...roosevelt hunted, shot, and killed more animals than most presidents...but he created the national bird preserve...co-founded the american bison association and preserved over 230,000,000 acres of territory for wildlife...he also pushed the cause of spelling reform with the simplified spelling board then wrote this sentence: "i could not by fighting have kept the new spelling in, and it was evidently worse than useless to go into an undignified contest when i was beaten. do you know that the one word as to which i thought the new spelling was wrong thru was more responsible than anything else for our discomfiture?" 

...george bush will long be remembered as the president who began office "undefined"...then he took "wrangler politics" into the middle east after an attack by facist guerrillas and kept the us safe during a time of uncertainty and global rogue terrorist activities. his simple language and texas accent added a dumbfounding deliberate danger to his words backing a resolve with military might and not soft diplomacy enough to push a genocidal murderer and his guerrillas into the wilds of waziristan...virtually--a geographical prison. after "wrangler ultimatums" and more military backing he freed mesopoetamia from a genocidal tyrant and empowered its people, particulary in the kurdish region...he bent north korea to soft diplomacy with the words, "axis of evil"...simple? yes. effective...yes...and time will tell just how effective..."don't tread on me" politics were needed and bush actioned them...now begins the gloaming of soft diplomacy.

...he will long be remembered by liberal democrats as "unflappable"..."unruffled" and "unfettered"...in a word, to democrats for the past eight years...george w. bush and his resolve was "unbreakable" and his political survival during his eight years of tenure..."enigmatic"...



...nobody touched bush and his plans...

...not one shoe...

...not even two shoes...

...if only lincoln had reflexes like my second favorite "language challenged" antipodean president.

I don't know what's scarier - the fact that you believe that, or that you think those are admirable qualities.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1 year since graduation = still no job
« on: December 14, 2008, 11:06:57 AM »
My point was not start your own firm, but at least look for options beyond a 100k firm job handed to you after a year.

co-sign.

go hustle.


/s/ Eugene Young

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1 year since graduation = still no job
« on: December 13, 2008, 12:44:21 PM »
Still with Matthies on this one. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Pretty much comes down to survival at this point, at least professional survival. Miss P, you're in NYC. Go down to Court St. and throw a rock and you'll hit about 12 lawyers. I take it the OP is in Dallas, there's gotta be something man. Even in this economy. Hell, when I go to the courthouse in a suit and observe trials a couple of people always come up to me and ask if I'm a lawyer. Surely, with a bar card, you can find something. If the transactional thing isn't working out, you may need to think about a different practice area. It may not be what you want, but it's gotta beat serving up grande mocha fraps with skim milk and no whip. But again, that's just me. I'll be damned if I'm ever on my ass like that. I'll make something happen. But not everybody is that resourceful. Again, do you.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1 year since graduation = still no job
« on: December 12, 2008, 02:50:36 PM »
Meh. I guess. No doubt it sucks. Sometimes you gotta get in where you fit in though. His life at the end of the day. I still say working traffic court is better than what he's doing now. It doesn't mean he'll spend his whole career as a ticket lawyer. But that's just me. Do you, man.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1 year since graduation = still no job
« on: December 12, 2008, 01:34:11 PM »
I am still hesitant to pursue the ID/PI/traffic law route. While beggars can't be choosers, I am pissed that I have to pick between working crappy hours for less than $40K/year or nothing. If I went to a law school that was in the 3rd or 4th tier or graduated in the bottom half of my class, I would expect this scenario. But I went to a repuatable school (albeit not Harvard or even a Vanderbilt), but still a good school. Every time someone tries to tell me "don't worry things will get a better, this is only because of the economy," I want them to call my student loan company and give them that line when I can't make my student loans.

I don't think I am entitled and I'm not trying to be a spoiled brat by not taking ID/PI/traffic or the like. I have been networking at the local bar and alumni association in town and the attorneys at those events highly advised me AGAINST taking those jobs. Even the folks at the OCS at Tulane cautioned me about this route. They all said that I could be "pigeon-holed" into that area of law for the rest of my career. People who go after ID/PI/Traffic are stuck and almost never move up to big law firms or even medium-small practice law firms. Apparently there is a stigma attached to those law jobs and unless you have the entreprenurial know-how to make your practice big, you will be relegated to 2000+ hours/year at $40-50K per year (plus a holiday bonus of a $50 giftcard to Starbucks).

O RLY?

Dude, then don't come on here complaining about how you can't find a damn job. Nobody in the practice gives a @#!* that you went to Tulane or whatever the hell. If you can't find for yourself, how the hell can you expect to fight for your clients? Go be a barista at Starbucks or something. You don't seem to be cut out for law if all you're gonnna do is sit back and whine. Be proactive. Do something for chrissake.

You could start with growing a pair. Sorry to sound so harsh, but that post sent me off the deep end.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 10, 2008, 04:07:09 PM »
property schmoperty...I want my NPR

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 10, 2008, 03:30:09 PM »
For KD and 7S: NPR announced today that it is canceling News & Notes (and Day To Day) for budget reasons.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooo!!!!

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Current Law Students / Re: hardest first year class? vote here
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:34:04 PM »
Torts is not easy at my school because it's basically a Law and Economics primer.  Actually, that means it's boring, but that's part of what makes it hard.  I couldn't care less about cost-justified precautions and applications of the Hand formula.

I'm convinced that my torts professor jerks off every night to the Hand formula and/or a copy of a Posner opinion.

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