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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 26, 2008, 06:49:47 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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Oh Canada! / Re: perception of a Canadian UG degree by American adcoms?
« on: August 26, 2008, 06:36:18 PM »
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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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 06:32:37 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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Oh Canada! / Re: perception of a Canadian UG degree by American adcoms?
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:18:36 PM »
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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Oh Canada! / Re: Future Job Prospects for Canucks in the US
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:17:43 PM »
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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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:09:48 PM »
Oh. No. I didn't know. Thank you. For the restraint. By the way.

I'm convinced. By your anecdotal.

...


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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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Brutally Effective.
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:46:34 PM »
I don't really have much of an opinion on the options as listed BUT I think that if we are going to use "Don't call it a comeback," and we are going to follow it up with another sentence, it's best to stick with the original: "We've been here for years."  It's kind of ironic and witty, in a way.

Love. It.

(Though I'm sure y'all've already decided something else, but I really like this one.)

Gotta say, that one knocked me out.


::thinks about it for a full minute::

oooooh.

:D

Actually, it wasn't you, per se.  I basically avoided talking to just about everyone on GChat for a good two months or so.  Many reasons.


Fair nuff.  I just want my J time, like everyone else.  Also, will you be in SF next weekend?

You'll get your J time.  Unfortunately, it won't be in SF.  I won't be there until mid-September.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Men: Buying a suit...
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:44:16 PM »
But by all means, inject more hyperbole into your posts. Excuse me as I wipe the piss off my pant leg.

Let me guess: you hand out cards? I think Ender might still be waiting for that good evidence.

That was actually pretty restrained by my standards.

And I did hand out cards.  As was recommended to me.  By lawyers.  You know, who were practicing law.  In law offices.  For law firms. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: Descent into Madness
« on: August 26, 2008, 12:30:51 PM »
So some bum is in the alley picking all the cans out of the my reycle bin, I don't know why that bothers me so much since they are going to get reycled anyway, but still I don't like people going through my *&^%

PUBLIC DOMAINZ BITCHXESZZ

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