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General Board / Re: criminal charges
« on: November 04, 2007, 05:49:31 PM »
I wonder what stae OP is in.


YOU never said you were in CT in your first post here, and the OP never said he or she was in CT.  Your original statements could easily lead someone to think that this option was available everywhere on the exact terms you described it, and that is clearly incorrect.



Well, we all thank you for feeling it is your duty to summarize how AR works around the country, just in case someone does a search on it here in the next couple years. Loser.

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General Board / Re: criminal charges
« on: November 04, 2007, 02:01:49 AM »
Jacy, If you dont know enough, then dont say a thing. I am 100 percent sure in state of CT. When you get AR you dont plea guilty, even you are not asked to play guilty or not.There is no question of probation because you did not plea guilty. Even during the time of 2 yrs, if you are asked....have you commit any crime and answer is NO,NO and NO

Jacy just likes to hear herself talk.  At least regarding CT Dr. Ajay is correct.  As far as other states I don't know.

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General Board / Re: Career Pathing
« on: November 02, 2007, 11:34:13 PM »
I can see the secretary thing for those looking to biglaw but it all depends on your personality. Some people can handle being a secretary for decent $ while others are not capable of functioning without being challenged. I used to think I wouldn't mind being a slave for a couple years- now I know I would despise it but I'd get through it- I just don't see myself being 40 and practicing law.

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General Board / Re: 1L's- Sound off as we head into November
« on: November 02, 2007, 11:22:39 PM »

Who thinks that 1L is the nightmare that some on this board made it out to be? 

No, they are just people who want others to think it's difficult. Learn the rules and spot issues- not exactly, brain surgery.

Who's about ready to throw their Blue Book at a passing motorist and try to see how the ensuing pileup applies the Cordozo test?

Haven't opened it yet. It looks nice and shiny though. When submitting my first draft electronically told LRW prof that I'll bother with citations when I have to turn in a graded copy. Haven't met with him yet so I don't know if he won't care or be pissed. Either way LRW does not count towards our gpa but I'll still submit a memo in the B+/A- range.

Who wishes that the one girl in class (you know which one- there's always one) would just pick one day of the week to not participate?

Eh, its the guys in my section but they don't eat up too much time. They just aren't very good at focusing on the narrow scope of some issues yet but I'm sure they'll get it by the end of the year.

Who's still briefing every case?

If skimming and highlighting = briefing then ya.

Who just wants to get a d**mn grade already?

As long as I have 2 days to study first.

Who longs for the days of undergrad, where 20 page papers were miraculously written in two hour blitzes?

More like don't bother turning it in, make up some ridiculous story and get an extra week to work on it.

Most importantly...

Who still thinks they made the right choice in coming to law school?

Eh, between nope and maybe, I didn't like undergrad classes (social life was great) because I felt unchallenged. I was really looking forward to being stimulated and while it's not horrible I really don't see practice being unique and challenging 5-10 yrs down the road- what do I base this on? Idk- just being belligerent. Also, while its fairly far away I'm worried that I'll get "boxed in" to a career in law and not have the kind of mobility between industries/entrepreneurial opportunities I'd like in case I keep feeling the same and don't wish to practice long. I'm not a genius (horrid undergrad gpa, 168LSAT) so maybe it's my personality that just isn't right for this career path while others who are smarter than me can actually feel challenged by law school.  I don't know, when I think about exams- reading a fact pattern and applying the rules/drawing analogies from the cases we have read, it just feels so mindless.


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While I'm sure you appreciate all the random thoughts- I actually did this.  I left a school after 1 semester- the reason I left was bad- yours reason would be much better than mine.  I just applied to 3 schools the second time around- got into 2 of 3 and I have some big negative things against me. But, I did get a semester's worth of decent grades. So, if your numbers match up favorably with the local school(s) I think you'll be fine.  I should also mention that because of all my extra garbage I was on the phone with the dean of students at the 2 schools I got into probably more than any applicant so they got a sense of me as a person and I think that helped.

If your marriage can't survive another 6 or so months apart then I think that is more important than law school. On the other hand if it can't survive this what the hell is it all for? 

 

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Pointless Arguments / Re: Use of "gay" on this board
« on: October 27, 2007, 12:30:25 AM »
Stop being such a fag about this.

Lighten up. What are you? A woman?

In all seriousness, everyone needs to stop being so PC. This is a message board. If you are offended by a comment, then you're not just gay, but you're pathetic. I'd also advise you to seriously consider a profession other than the law.  (and by the way..."stop being gay" generally means "stop being stupid/dumb")

In any event, ever heard of a little something I like to call the 1st Amendment?

Excellent work. Well done.

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General Board / Re: AWFUL notes
« on: October 26, 2007, 05:44:32 PM »
i dont mind giving my notes out to someone who misses class for a legitimate reason, i.e., sickness, job interview etc..

i would not give my notes out to someone who misses clas because he needed the afternoon to blog the drama of his 1l year.

Is this a joke or do you really ask the person why they missed class before deciding whether to give them your notes or not? If so I bet your real fun to hang out with.

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General Board / Re: Character & Fitness
« on: October 26, 2007, 05:41:03 PM »
If that is really the issue maybe you should decline admittance to the ILL bar.  What a joke.  A bunch of losers needing to justify their existence.

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Pointless Arguments / Re: Use of "gay" on this board
« on: October 26, 2007, 05:36:20 PM »
Yeah, I use those also. If someone is being cheap, you can say stop being jewish. Each race and lifestyle choice has their stereotypes. It is ok to say something in a joking manner and not really mean it. Lets all just stop being offended at everything. If you dont agree with being gay you should be able to say so. Everyone is so uptight. Relax and get over yourself. Now if someone is honestly racist I have a problem with that. Just learn to laugh at yourself and the funny parts of your culture.

LOL!!! Thank you. Please post more often (This thread has great potential).

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General Board / Re: Sleeping With Classmates
« on: October 26, 2007, 05:32:46 PM »
Bah, there's always going to be drama.  The rest of your life is going to carry stress with it. 

Agreed.

Telling me to learn how to use the quote feature- weak.

The rest of your reply I think I can accurately quote as, "blah blah blah"

In your initial reply you basically said that the OP had to do this.  Now your basically saying, "It would be a good idea to do this"- I think- I may not agree but I wouldn't argue with that.  I disagree that he has to make sure they are both on the same page.

Maybe you had a bad experience so your a little sensitive on this topic or perhaps I took your reply too literally, or you just didn't mean to say exactly what you wrote- Idk, moving on...


"the fact that after 2 months you're not going to really know what kind of emotional baggage your f**ck buddy has or how mentally stable they are, adding it all up means that divergent expectations could get ugly."

- C'mon- you can't see how that's a woman's perspective?  What guy thinks, "Hmm... I've only known this person 2 months- I should really find out more about their emotional baggage and how mentally stable they are before we have sex" LOL!  Why not just have them fill out a personal history/personality profile? It can be kept on the bedside table next to the condoms.
Joking aside, awkwardness is a part of life- but if any guy thinks about that instead of getting laid then his testosterone levels need to be checked.



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