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Law School Admissions / Re: URM chances at a top-25?
« on: June 03, 2007, 08:20:31 PM »
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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 03, 2007, 02:05:20 PM »
I agree.  I was actually straying from the point of the thread by addressing Gwiz's assertion -
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Law Students aren't unemployed.  They are in the same class as self-employed.
I completely understand the purpose of a "business" card as an easily accessible and professional form of contact information.   

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 03, 2007, 12:46:42 PM »
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By the mere fact his business exists

I think this is exactly how being a student and being self-employed differ.  As a student you do not have a business that exists.  You do not file with the secretary of state or county to do business.  As a student you will never recieve a K-1 for your studies, nor will you have to fill out a schedule C on your 1040. 


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:02:36 AM »
Randy beat me to it.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:02:03 AM »
How does
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Unemployed people should not have business cards
bring us to
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Law Students aren't unemployed.  They are in the same class as self-employed. If you consider self-employed unemployed. Then private practice law partners (and solo's) are unemployed.  By your logic some would say law partners and solo practice lawyers shouldn't have b-cards.
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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:13:01 AM »
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About time to grow a pair of balls then, if that's an issue for you

My concern is that it would be perceived that way by potential employers/recruiters, not so much my classmates (which I beleive you assumed). 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School business cards
« on: June 02, 2007, 09:41:05 PM »
Reading all this has really made me consider getting one, but even if I got them I think I would be so worried about being perceived as a dbag by people for having a LS business card. I'm still on the fence.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Lexis-Nexis
« on: June 01, 2007, 10:31:19 AM »
I heard that case outlines are in Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw.  Does anyone know where to find them?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: take home pay?
« on: May 23, 2007, 12:27:49 PM »
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In 2007 (though you'll be at least 2011 before making $160,000 for a full year) Federal Income Taxes would be as follows:

Single:

$160,000 - $5,350 (Standard Deduction) = $154,650 Taxable
Tax = $37,413
Effective Tax Rate = 23.4%
You are still in the 28% tax bracket for the next $6,200 earned.

Married filing Jointly:

$160,000 - $10,700 (SD) = $149,300 Taxable
Tax = $30,797
Effective Tax Rate = 19.2%
You are still in the 28% tax bracket for the next $46,550 earned (bring on the bonus!).

Obviously children significantly reduce your tax liability.  As for other witholdings and state income tax, I have no idea, though 15% of Gross Income seems like a good estimate (perhaps someone else can elaborate.)  That would mean the following:

Single takehome @ $8,200/month
Married takehome @ $8,773/month

Lets not forget our personal exemptions!!!!  ;)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. Dell
« on: May 21, 2007, 01:10:21 PM »
I just posted this on another thread but:

I am considering purchasing a dell Inspiron 1501, AMD dual core processor, 1GB of Ram, 80GB HD, with XP and a 3 year service warranty for $714 plus tax.  I'm getting a business deal at work, but I was hoping you guys might have some input before I purchased it. 

Let me know what you all think.

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