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I don't mean to exclude you, but short of buying people plane tickets, I don't know what my options are.

We could do the dinner in Boston instead.  ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:20:18 PM »
My bf and I are definitely planning on a prenup...

It'll basically say that anything I acquire during the course of our marriage through inheritance will remain mine - for example my parents beach house. Additionally my parents have things in mine and my sisters name in case of any legal action taken against them (my dad is a doctor) - the prenup will protect that stuff too. Basically, I'd be coming into the marriage with more than he would be... so I'd want to protect that stuff, and he knows he has no claim to any of it. He (currently) wants a prenup as well, he basically said he'd make me sign one to protect my assets just in case.

He also wants a clause that says something to the affect of "if adultery is to blame for the dissolution of the marriage, the adulterer gets less than 50% of assets acquired during the marriage" I don't know how much less than 50% but since I don't think it (cheating) will be an issue for me... what do I care.

prenups can't do this. at least not in any state i am aware of. you can only dispose of assets you have before you get married, not things you inherit or earn after you are married.

Well sh*t im never getting married then.

Yeah, that's a deal-breaker for me....I'll have to look into this

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 08, 2007, 06:23:27 PM »
Yeah, we're planning to stay together.  I'll be fine with it...I feel like it might be tougher for her.

I can keep her warm in those cold new york nights for you.

Lol

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Heard back from Regents guy bump

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 08, 2007, 03:03:43 PM »

I just got the email that says my thinkpad was shipped.  Does anyone remember how soon after you got the email that you received the laptop?

I ordered a thinkpad almost identical to yours on the same day as you and got a shipping notice this morning.  The UPS tracker shows delivery scheduled for Tuesday, 7/10.  I hope it's accurate.  I'm in Los Angeles, so that probably minimizes ground transportation. 

Thanks.  My tracking thing is working now.  Shipped today and it says mine is also arriving Tuesday, 7/10.  That seems incredibly fast to me.

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I read his other posts where he, among other things, calls folks "pompous a**" (if my 59-year-old dad were to get his thrills calling 22-year-olds names on the internet, I'd probably question any advice he gave me) and debates the relative employability of students from Texas Tech and Tulane. 

I've also run across many "Black Hawks" in my professional/personal life, who write their children's application essays (or "edit" them beyond recognition).  That's cheating.

Also, I feel fine telling my parents about my academics and bounce ideas off of them.  Nothing wrong with having a good relationship. 

But they certainly don't insert themselves into the process to the extent where my dad spends his free time reading job placement studies for law students.  My dad spends his free time watching Battlestar Galactica, not "protecting his investment" or whatever lame justification helicopter parents give for not letting their kids grow up.


Fair enough.  I'm more in agreement with you now.  ;)

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Or maybe sharky is just rationalizing because his parents didn't care enough about him.

Not really.  When I spend time with my parents we get to talk about our personal lives, our hobbies, our professional paths, and our ideas about the world -- not go over my English 75 papers and personal statements with a red pen, quiz each other on logic games, and discuss the relative employability of students from Tulane and Texas Tech. 



But why do you assume that legaldad is one of these parents.  I only read his one post in this thread, so maybe you're referring to other posts that I'm unaware of....but if you're deducing that legaldad is an overbearing parent, just from the fact that he's on lsd and shows an interest in his child's law school decision, which is all I get from that post, I just don't see how you make that leap.

Obviously the extreme examples you give would be bad, but you seem to be saying that even showing an interest in your child's academic career is a bad thing, as if that's the one thing in a child's life that should be off limits.  I don't understand why.  For the record, my parents were also very hands off when it came to school (they were much more hands-on with my older siblings, and I think this was helpful to me, so I agree with you to some extent), but that doesn't mean I didn't keep them informed of my academics, or that I refused to occasionally ask their opinion on academic matters.

P.S.  Here at LSD, we love you, even if your parents don't.  ;)


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To the OP, good advice. 

Re legaldad...  I think I've said this before, but I'm really glad my dad isn't on LSD posting about advice and strategies for getting into lawschool.  We have an entire generation of people who can't think for themselves without the mommy/daddy crutch.  They don't write their own essays for applications, they can't decide for themselves where to apply, they feel like they're disappointing their parents if they don't go to Daddy's Dream Law School, etc.

Do your kid a favor and teach them some independence. 

My parents quit looking at my report cards in middle school, were totally hands-free on applying to college, didn't go to orientation, didn't help me choose a major or classes, didn't ask about my GPA in undergrad, didn't help me apply to or choose a law school, and didn't help me decide to defer last year.  They didn't even help me pick out my boyfriend!

I'm sorry, but this: http://www.careerjournal.com/columnists/theorypractice/20070307-theorypractice.html
is probably thanks to parents like legaldad.  And it's sad.

If your kid still needs your help to the point that you have to read LSD, then you have failed somewhere else along the line long before this.

“When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.”

Or maybe sharky is just rationalizing because his parents didn't care enough about him.  ;)

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A heads up for sillyberry...just saw a commercial for "My Super Sweet 16:  The Movie" which is on at noon today.  But I'm sure you already knew about that.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 08, 2007, 09:06:52 AM »
Thanks. :D

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