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News Discussion / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 03, 2004, 01:42:18 PM »
Man where do you guys get the time?  I would love to help you Jeremy, but I simply can't post but once every other day or so.

 I know the media is liberal; in fact most history books are even liberal.  But then I have a huge bias, and I lean so far to the right I have probably fallen off the cliff.  Let's put it this way, I believe people are inherently evil (myself included).  Therefore unless talking to people who acknowledge this fact, I take a hard look at their motives before believing them.  It is a relatively simple matter to quote a conservative in support of liberal views (or visaversa).  Facts are very easy to manipulate into a desired viewpoint.

News Discussion / Re: Fox News?
« on: June 02, 2004, 01:14:25 PM »
"Personally, I am happy to be an extremist.  I find the center very uncomfortable when there is so much suffering in our world."

I agree with you jeff, although we probably stand on opposite sides (judging by the poll results which I assume you participated in).  I personally know that the majority of the media is seriously left wing.  I have talked to people who have been to China and been to Iraq and conditions are much worse and much better, respectively, than the media would have you believe.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: chat room?
« on: June 02, 2004, 01:09:45 AM »
Wow, I thought someone would know where a decent chat room was for law school students.  I guess there isn't one close to the scope of this website.  To change the subject, does anyone know of any other decent discussion boards?  LSI's ( isn't bad, but this is better.  I really haven't found others worth mentioning.

Wow! I knew they allowed you take exams on laptops, but figured they provided them to prevent cheating.  To be frank these are potential lawyers we're talking about.  I really don't think they would trust students not to cheat on a test that their entire grade rests on.  As competive as law school is....

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: chat room?
« on: June 01, 2004, 03:50:55 PM »
One exists at, however, they are having technical difficulties and the website is not very user friendly.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Live like a student??
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:03:57 PM »
Ok I am looking for a place to live in Chicago while attending DePaul.  They have housing available, a 4br with 4 other students for $950 ea. per month.  That's a ton of money to share an apartment in my humble opinion.  However, it's only two blocks from the law school.  Does anyone have a better idea?  I need to get this taken care of as time is running out fast.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: "Bridging the Gap" book
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:49:02 AM »
I just bought a punch of used law school prep books cheap from amazon.  Being a voracious reader, I can read about one every other day (I've read One L 4x).  Personally I think that the authors are just making money off us paranoid students before we go to law school.  But gosh I really liked One L and a few others.  Now I think I'll read the books I just bought (5-6) and start studying some old law books I have.  You know on torts, contracts, civ pro, & crim pro.  As well as spending time trying to find scholarships to cover the other 3/4 of my expenses for law school that the schools scholarships doesn't cover.

Law School Applications / Re: What kind of laptop for law school?
« on: May 30, 2004, 04:25:35 PM »
Does anybody know where the best deals are?  I want something light (not some 8lb monster, I'll have enough books to lug).  Also does anybody know if they have software versions of law books?  I'd get both, but man if they had a software book with search engine and word processing technology that'd be great, plus I could leave the book at the dorm...then maybe I'd not need a ultra light laptop.

Pre-Law in high school / Re: Am I doing the Right Thing?
« on: May 28, 2004, 04:55:43 PM »
One thing not mentioned so far is scholarships.  It would be really beneficial to begin looking at getting private scholarships now.  You may end up getting accepted into many schools, but only getting scholarships to the ones you really don't want to attend.  In fact you still have time to apply for scholarships for ugrad.  Receiving scholarships also looks great to admissions departments.  Ben Kaplan' "How To Go To College Almost For Free" is a great book (ISBN 0060937653).

Another idea.  Ask a local lawyer if you can work for them for a few months, even if for free.  If your not sure what being a lawyer is like, actually working for one will help you make a decision.  Don't worry about being a paralegal just be a general secretary.  Who knows you might end up with a job offer even before you go to law school.  Happened to me...

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