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Acceptances / Re: Accepted at Buffalo!
« on: December 24, 2007, 12:53:35 PM »
I applied to Buffalo.  still waiting though....
CONGRATS!!

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Congrats, everyone!

ADL, I can't wait to hear about your Brooklyn acceptance!  You did apply, didn't you?

well..no.  BLS is WAAY above my reach w/my avg scores, unfortunately.  :(

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:52:46 AM »
i have questions as well about admittance to the NY Bar.

1. What if the people that you worked with at a previous job are no longer employees of the firm?  Does the affidavit have to be filled out by someone you actually worked w/@ the time?

2. I also had a really bad experience at a firm.  The people there were crazy, not to the extent of LegApp's former employers, but they were some sick, sadistic people.  i ended up leaving w/o giving 2wks to save myself from being physically sick everday that i went to work.  How do i get these people to sign an affidavit?  These sickos will probably not sign it on purpose, just to hold up my admittance (when the day comes).

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Official "Hang out in NYC" Thread
« on: December 20, 2007, 09:40:34 AM »
I got on the subway this morning ya'll, there were these two cats LAID OUT on the floor of the subway sleep.  I'm talking arms out, legs out, on their backs looking like they were making snow angels on the subway floor.  I thought they were dead for a minute b/c they looked like how somebody would be laid out who had been shot, but then one of 'em rolled over a little bit and started snoring.


 :P

Hilarious!  :D
just curious...which train?

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in @ Touro.

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DNA evidence isn't infallable... Depends on who is painting the picture and manipulating the facts. So lets not pretend that innocent people don't get put to death, today. However, my threshold is a little lower than Sands. Osama's brood needs to die, but Tookie...i'm not so sure.
Not to be ridiculously controversial, but the man you are talking about is personally responsible for killing 4 innocent people, and starting one of the most violent street gangs in the US.

It's easy to talk about "cruelty" in the death penalty, until your family is the victim of a capital offense.

If someone rapes and murders my wife and daughter, and the state responds by housing the killer in a penitentiary with 3 square meals and a roof over his head, I wouldn't feel that justice has been served.

and what if the situation were reverse, meaning someone in you family is convicted of raping and murdering someone.  would you feel justice was served when your family member is put to death?  

people always tend to put themselves on the victim side of the equation, but what if you're on the side of the person accused?  

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Student Loans
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:21:11 PM »
family law is interesting to me, but I plan on going in to private practice. I have an internship downtown and I get angry frequently over how little the government pays its employees.

depending on how flexible you are on where you practice, it may not be as costly to attend a school in a different state and depending on your lsat score, you could qualify for scholarships.  once you get your score, you'll probably be better at figuring out which schools those will be.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Student Loans
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:07:58 PM »
My goal is to make a relatively decent living and work with people in a legal setting, like doing family law or something of that kind. That's why I majored in social work, I've already had clients and what not and I really like it. However, going to school for 7 years to be broke doesn't make a lot of sense to me, so of course income and debt are hugr factors. My undergrad was paid for, however my law degree won't be.

i would also like to do family law, preferably i would like to work in the juvenile justice system, which means i'll probably be earning at most $10k more than i do now when i finish school.  & that's why i've recd warnings like the one my friend gave me. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Student Loans
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:04:38 PM »
of the attorneys that i know who have just recently graduated (2005-2007) they have ALL warned me about the amount of debt i will have when i'm done w/law school.  if i remember correctly, their monthtly pymts range from $900-$1200.  & their salary range is from $50k-$100k.  one of them, who is a good friend told me if she had to do it again, she would have just gone to the cheapest school in the state, which in her case would have been CUNY of SUNY Buffalo b/c then should wouldn't have a mountain of debt to constantly worry her & she wouldn't be working on weekends.

she told me she wasn't trying to scare me out of going to law school, she just wanted me to know the truth.  

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Congrats on Loyola, Alabama, and Rutgers....but, for ADL when did you find out about Rutgers. Also, was it through e-mail or regular mail??

i found out by e-mail & my acceptance package in the mail a couple of days later.

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