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Current Law Students / Re: criminal charges
« on: November 04, 2007, 03:49:31 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.

Current Law Students / Re: criminal charges
« on: November 04, 2007, 01:01:49 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Career Pathing
« on: November 02, 2007, 09:34:13 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.

Current Law Students / Re: 1L's- Sound off as we head into November
« on: November 02, 2007, 09:22:39 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.

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? 


Current Law Students / Re: AWFUL notes
« on: October 26, 2007, 03:44:32 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Character & Fitness
« on: October 26, 2007, 03:41:03 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.

Current Law Students / Re: Sleeping With Classmates
« on: October 26, 2007, 03:32:46 PM »
Bah, there's always going to be drama.  The rest of your life is going to carry stress with it. 


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.

Current Law Students / Re: Sleeping With Classmates
« on: October 26, 2007, 10:47:26 AM »

LOL!!!!!- WHAT A RIDICULOUS ANSWER;  Why is it this man's job

You shouldn't read things into my answer that aren't there.  I never said it was "the man's job" to do any of that.

And I said, "this man's job"- not "the man's job"- I wasn't saying you were putting it all on men, just on this guy in this situation.

soooo....You shouldn't read things into my answer that aren't there- right back at ya chump!

Current Law Students / Re: Sleeping With Classmates
« on: October 26, 2007, 10:43:20 AM »
You shouldn't read things into my answer that aren't there.  I never said it was "the man's job" to do any of that.  ANYONE who wants to cover their ass, guy or girl, should try to minimize the risk of getting into something that can turn extremely ugly.  And a guy OR girl just looking for a f**ck buddy may end up in a tough situation when their f**ck buddy decides they want a relationship and goes psycho.  I've seen it happen on both sides (guy and girl) at my school - it's not just the women that decide they want more.

make sure that you're both on the same page.  Essentially, if you're looking for nothing but a f**ck-buddy, make sure she has absolutely NO expectations of anything more


Ohhh, ok, I'll try to read more carefully.  I didn't know "make sure" = should.  And I'm sure you would have given the same answer regardless of gender- point is, it's such a woman answer/perspective implying that one must make sure they both want the same things before they can have sex- ridiculous.  I mean what if he just wants to bang, she wants a relationship, then they start sleeping together for a bit and he gets to know her and they get on the same page...happily ever after.  But no, there needs to be this ridiculous conversation of what each wants after some flirting. Talk about killing the mood.

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