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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: August 04, 2016, 01:48:28 PM »
I lose cases

The only true thing you've said today.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: August 04, 2016, 12:12:03 PM »
Just checked, Clinton is now ahead in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She's also ahead in Michigan and Wisconsin by even bigger margins.

Give me one piece of evidence to prove me wrong. One. Not your opinion, but actual evidence. My god, I hope I get to go up against you in court someday. Easiest win of my career.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: August 04, 2016, 10:38:27 AM »
Your run for president is over if you can't win Ohio and Florida....and with Clintons incompetence, lies and corruption her career is over.

Absolutely false. As usual, you're relying on what someone else told you and you haven't bothered to read the periodical yourself.

Clinton can LOSE Ohio, Florida, and just to make it interesting, Iowa, Nevada, and North Carolina, too. As long as she picks up Pennsylvania (where she is 5-6 points ahead), guess what? She's at 273.

Other combinations work, too.

Trump, OTOH, has to run the table on Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania to even have a shot. This last week has been brutal for him. Look at the polls. It seems highly unlikely that he'll suddenly turn it around and make up lost points.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: August 03, 2016, 05:49:56 PM »
Watching both partys burn to the ground is par for the course with seeing hillarys career destroyed by the FBI.

I agree. Becoming President is the low point of any politician's career. Brilliant analysis, as usual.

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I agree with the above posters: minimize cost and consider a part time program, or consider starting in a part time program and switching to full time if the programs permits.

Normally I would say get it done in three years, but as an older student the part time program may be more feasible. I went to law school in my early thirties. I had a wife and kid, a job and a mortgage. I chose a large scholarship at a lower ranked school over a small scholarship at a big name school, and chose an evening program over a full time day program.

My fellow students were teachers, accountants, engineers and military officers. The general attitude was more laid back (although still VERY academically challenging). Several professors told me flat out that they much preferred teaching the evening classes.

In my last year I took a couple of day classes, and I felt a little like a fish out of water. The students were very nice and smart, but stuff like people texting and Facebooking during class, or whining about the amount of work just didn't happen in the evening classes. So, for someone in your situation it could be a better fit.

Also, are you taking an LSAT prep course?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMass going anywhere?
« on: July 14, 2016, 09:12:02 AM »
As Loki stated, UCI is an anomoly. They had a huge budget to begin with (Donald Bren alone donated $20 million before they even opened their doors), and the full backing of the UC system. Hiring Chemerinsky was a huge coup for a start up law school, too.

UMass, IIRC, is the rebranded New England School of Law (can't remember exactly). The UMass system does have a good reputation, but UMD has not made the aggressive play for the rankings that Irvine has.

I would imagine that they will move up in the rankings, but over time. To which exact tier? Who knows. Remember, to move up you have to displace an existing school from it's position. So the question would be: What specifically is UMD doing that would put it ahead of other schools? Anything special? I'm not aware of anything particularly novel in their model.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 13, 2016, 10:42:56 AM »
Loki:

I agree that the vast majority of Sanders supporters will vote for Clinton, if grudgingly.

My question is about they view Sanders himself after his endorsement of Clinton. This is anecdotal, but so many of the Sanders supporters I know were as opposed to Clinton as they were to Trump. I think Cinnamon falls into that category.

So, when the guy who they supported so strongly endorses someone who they oppose so strongly, does that change their opinion of Sanders? Do they think he's a sellout, or do they say "Hey, it's politics and the most important thing is defeating Trump!" (Which is essentially Sanders' line).

I'm curious because it seems like there would have to be some cognitive dissonance involved in order for it to NOT change their opinion of Sanders, at least somewhat.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 12, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
Cinnamon, I have a serious question. This isn't intended as criticism, I'm just genuinely curious.

Since Sanders has officially endorsed Clinton today, and since you are so strongly opposed to Clinton, do you think that:

1) Sanders is a sellout?

and

2) Will you still vote for Sanders given that he has endorsed someone so antithetical to your beliefs?

I'm curious because I wonder how many Sanders supporters must be seriously disappointed by sanders himself.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« on: July 10, 2016, 10:40:16 AM »
You're not too bright. The line for the short bus is over there.

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Well, nobody here can tell you what to write for a number of reasons. We don't know your situation, plus it's unethical.

Here's what I can say:

The key when dealing with the Bar is to be completely honest and transparent. They understand that you have had problems in the past, and they want to make sure that those problems are behind you. The also understand that people  with drug and alcohol problems are not always honest regarding the scale of the problem. They will be looking closely at what you tell them.

Be honest, don't make lame excuses, take responsibility.

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