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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 27, 2008, 03:14:10 AM »
Your computer will take it! 

Do you like the color?  How light is it?

The computer doesn't magically make me look good, though!

Surely it wouldn't take more than a Timex Sinclair or maybe a C64 to accomplish that feat.

lol

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I don't know if I like it or not. My parents really like it. It's lighter than I've had it for about 5 years. It's weird.

Are you having more fun yet?

Today we had the following conversation:

Dad: But Berkeley is really super leftist, right?
Me: Well, John Yoo teaches there...
Dad: Who?
Me: The dude who said it was okay to torture people
Dad: Oh, then I guess it's alright by me
Me:  :-X
Brother Cady's Girlfriend: That's some pretty impressive tongue-biting there, Cady.

 :D

::munches granola::

::earns disapproval of Cadydad::

::dons deer horns::

::earns approval of Goalieparents::

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 05:54:34 PM »
I initially wasn't even making an argument--you were. I simply expressed essentially what Meggo did: an opinion (and an opinion that wasn't even firm at that).

You then rolled up your forum sleeves and got to work setting the "bleating" 0Ls straight. Does confrontation surprise you after you imply people are animals?

We could point and counterpoint till Halloween, but to be honest, this just isn't that important to me. I addressed your oddly aggressive argument and still am not convinced that 1Ls handing out business cards are indisputably right. I'll have to let it rest there.

Hilarious and hilariouser.

Crucial point in my last post: "I sure as hell am not addressing you personally..."

Does confrontation ever surprise me?  No.  Did you happen to jump into a debate that has far deeper contextual roots on this forum than you perceived?  Yes. 

Do I care if you're convinced?  No.  Do I know it works, not only from my own experiences, but from the myriad experiences of others in the field?  Yes. 

Is it odd that you would interpret "bleating" as an implication that other posters are animals?  Definitely.  Is it surprising given your earlier paraphrase of the argument?  No.

Does any of this matter to me?  No.  Are you going to respond in a poor attempt at mocking this question/answer pattern?  Probably.

Would that show a lack of creativity?  Yup.  Have you now been preempted, which will leave you feeling like a fool if you actually go through with it?  Yup.  Are you foolish enough to do it anyway?  We'll find out.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 26, 2008, 05:01:58 PM »
<-helps. The football team

<sweeps>

::films::

::waits for Sax to show up with his spiky fauxhawk::

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:54:06 PM »
'clasttt, does Cady have your permission?  Because if not, I think she might be in line for some discipline.

::giggles::

Teehee!

Also, I think I just saw a swastika mown into the grass at a freeway exit. People getting ready for the convention so soon?

In its Hindu form, right?  Right?


Guys in my high school mowed swastikas into the grass at freeway exits all the time.  It was no big deal.

Totally.  Just a bit of a good luck charm.  Help the football team and all that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:49:47 PM »
'clasttt, does Cady have your permission?  Because if not, I think she might be in line for some discipline.

::giggles::

Teehee!

Also, I think I just saw a swastika mown into the grass at a freeway exit. People getting ready for the convention so soon?

In its Hindu form, right?  Right?

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With the exception of UofT, McGill, and maybe Queens it will just look like another university.  No worries...there are far more American universities that I'm sure the adcoms aren't entirely familiar with.  I went to Ryerson and got into Fordham, Emory, BU (with $), and U-Miami.  I'm sure where I went for undergrad did not matter one bit. 

And Queens?  LOLz!

What's funny?

Dude, that university is run of the mill.  The only four Canadian universities that show up on the world radar on a yearly basis are U of T, McGill, UBC, and U of A, roughly in that order.  They're also the only four for which I've managed to find evidence of being ranked by some American universities.  However, basically, U of T and McGill are the only two that provide any real help to your chances, unless a particular law school you're applying to has ties to a particular Canadian school.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 04:32:37 PM »
Just for the record, here's your post:

There actually is a subclass of business cards called personal cards or some such euphemism. I wouldn't call it "pretension pain," simply an aversion to coming across as blatantly premeditated when I'm in fact trying to give a good appearance.

I try to put myself in a judge's shoes: How would I react if a 1L handed me a "personal card" after our lunch? Part of me thinks it's professional and efficient; the other part believes it's contrived, unnecessary and, yes, pretentious.

And, several posts later, after others have commented, here's my post:

The more people piss their pants about business cards, the harder I laugh.

It's very simple.  A nice, plain card that makes it clear you're just a student looking to get your number out there is a great boon, as long as you have the common sense to hand it out in the right situations.  You don't randomly pass it around -- you bring it out when asked for a number, or when receiving someone else's card at mixers/clear networking events.

But by all means, 0Ls/newly minted, one-week old 1Ls, keep bleating!

I sure as hell am not addressing you personally, unless you feel somehow aggrieved by "0Ls/newly minted, one-week old 1Ls".  Note that the business card debate has been raging since early this year, and that there are a few other threads dedicated to this very subject.

Further, I still fail to see what "evidence" you would like provided regarding business cards (oh yeah, for Ender's sake ::)) that wouldn't amount to anecdotal evidence.  Please, enlighten me.

Unless you're the ultimate arbiter of what anecdotal evidence is sufficient and what is not.  That would make a lot of sense.

Finally, I'm amused by your paraphrase of the arguments.  It's always fun reinterpreting yourself for others, eh?

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With the exception of UofT, McGill, and maybe Queens it will just look like another university.  No worries...there are far more American universities that I'm sure the adcoms aren't entirely familiar with.  I went to Ryerson and got into Fordham, Emory, BU (with $), and U-Miami.  I'm sure where I went for undergrad did not matter one bit. 

And Queens?  LOLz!

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Canadian Law Students / Re: Future Job Prospects for Canucks in the US
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:17:43 AM »
Note to those still interested: for those with a Master's or equivalent at a US university (JD is included in this list), there is no cap to the HB-1 allowance, and you're not restricted to any particular field of work.  Basically, with that sort of degree, you need a job, and you need an employer willing to sponsor you for the HB-1.  That's it. 

Oh yeah, also, your job has to relate to your degree in some way. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 11:09:48 AM »
Oh. No. I didn't know. Thank you. For the restraint. By the way.

I'm convinced. By your anecdotal.

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Evidence.

LOL!

Hold on, I'm just going to grab those undercover photos I had some FBI agents snap of my business card sting.  I should be back about the same time we get those results back from JD Power & Associates on business card satisfaction amongst practicing lawyers who often interact with law students.

In the meantime, here are some comprehensive statistical analyses of the benefits of basic personal cards to feminine hygiene product 1Ls of all shapes and sizes.
 

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