Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - ljg

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 16
11
General Off-Topic Board / Re: PRENUP - why is it such a sore topic?
« on: July 11, 2007, 09:16:56 AM »
I'm all for prenups. I watched a cousin of mine go through a nasty divorce a few years back after 20+ years of marriage- she was a stay at home mom, her husband was a bigwig executive, and she got SCREWED in the divorice. Plus, she had been out of the workforce for a very long time and it was more than difficult for her to find a job that would allow her to support herself- it was a bad situation all around.

I will be making more money than my bf after law school, and he has no problem signing a prenup- he's always said that if we were to get married and then divorced his ego/pride wouldn't stop him from taking any money from me.

12
Minority Topics / Re: Bilinguals in law school
« on: July 10, 2007, 02:16:05 PM »
Portuguese only sounds good coming from Brazilians.  People from Portugal sound angry and speak like they have rocks in their mouths

Personally, I'm partial to the Germanic languages. 

I'm a Spanish/English speaker, and would LOVE to learn Portuguese- it's the next language on my list. A friend from college was half Brazilian and half Colombian, spoke both languages fluently and always said that Portuguese is like Spanish with a potato in your mouth.  ;D

13

P.S.- Cabra, pareces hablar de puta madre. Muchas veces la gente dice que saben hablar, pero la verdad es que hablan como "americanos".  ;D Me entiendes?


hablar de puta madre--jaja!! pero si, te entiendo. me falta práctica--volvi a los EEUU hace un año y he perdido un montón de vocabulario. pero igual hablo bastante bien. y soy tan modesta! ;)
creo que ya sabes--tener amigos latinos es la clave y normalmente los gringos no son muy buenos para hacer amigos latinos...
me encanta conversar en español--yay!


Eso es lo que se dice en España!!

14
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Question on NYU
« on: July 06, 2007, 04:13:11 PM »
For 1L, I thought the NYU housing was fine. Small, but fine- how much time are you really planning on spending cooped up in your bedroom? I'm going to be living in D'Ag, which is where most 1Ls live, so I'll let you know how it is in a few months.  ;D

As for Chicago....I'm gonna get some hate for this, so here's my disclaimer- it seems like there are some cool people going to Chicago from this board, and I know a few nice people from college who are at Chicago, so the following certainly doesn't apply to all Chicago students. HOWEVER- when I went to their ASD, I couldn't believe how incredibly socially inept the group of student hosts were! It was PAINFUL- they couldn't make eye contact when they were talking, and I'm pretty sure some of the guys were scared of talking to the female admits.

That being said, I was impressed at the intelligence of my fellow admits and some of the current students. There's an incredible intellectually curious community at Chicago, which I thought was great. When it came down to it, though, I just couldn't see myself being happy at Chi for 3 years.

Funny--at the HLS admit weekend, the current students were all normal and cool, but a LOT of the admits were socially inept.

So maybe the socially inept admits will be intimidated by the cool current students, and you'll end up with the coolest HLS 1L class EVER. It could happen!  ;)

15
Tengo ganas de viajar a Chile tambien- fui a Peru en octubre, que es un pais increible- lo recomienda para vacaciones, pero solo durante los meses secos. Tengo planes con mi novio para viajar a Chile y Argentina durante las navidades que viene, pero no se si lo haran- cuesta mucho, y tendre dueda!

A Peru! me enfermé con disenteria allá pero valió la pena!
Nunca he visto un lugar tan impresionante como Machu Picchu.
comiste cuy? soy vegetariana entonces no lo comi pero los cuy me fascinan...

Soy vegetariana también! Por eso no lo comí...tampoco el ceviche. Comí muchísima pasta allá. Se me enfermó con disenteria también, pero sólo por un día- tuve una bebida con hielo, me dijo el camarero que la había hecho con agua pura de botella (y estuve con un amigo peruano que me aseguró que no había problema beberla), pero me mintió!! Que pena estar en un país tan incredible y pasar el tiempo enferma, pero supongo que a veces así es la vida.

P.S.- Cabra, pareces hablar de puta madre. Muchas veces la gente dice que saben hablar, pero la verdad es que hablan como "americanos".  ;D Me entiendes?

16
puedo hablar contigo en espanol... si quieres hablar   8)

Yo tambien!!! Llevo casi 14 anos estudiando el castellano, y vivi en Madrid por un ano- uso "vosotros" porque vivi con gemelas en Madrid, que tenian 12 anos, y identificaron mas o menos como una sola persona!  ;D

me encanta hablar en espanol, y me alegro hacerlo.
Dos otras personas, ¡qué bueno! Nunca he visitado un país de habla hispana, pero me encantaría viajar a Chile. Me parece que los dialectos bajeños son fascinantes.

Tengo ganas de viajar a Chile tambien- fui a Peru en octubre, que es un pais increible- lo recomienda para vacaciones, pero solo durante los meses secos. Tengo planes con mi novio para viajar a Chile y Argentina durante las navidades que viene, pero no se si lo haran- cuesta mucho, y tendre dueda!

17
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Question on NYU
« on: July 05, 2007, 05:24:49 PM »
For 1L, I thought the NYU housing was fine. Small, but fine- how much time are you really planning on spending cooped up in your bedroom? I'm going to be living in D'Ag, which is where most 1Ls live, so I'll let you know how it is in a few months.  ;D

As for Chicago....I'm gonna get some hate for this, so here's my disclaimer- it seems like there are some cool people going to Chicago from this board, and I know a few nice people from college who are at Chicago, so the following certainly doesn't apply to all Chicago students. HOWEVER- when I went to their ASD, I couldn't believe how incredibly socially inept the group of student hosts were! It was PAINFUL- they couldn't make eye contact when they were talking, and I'm pretty sure some of the guys were scared of talking to the female admits.

That being said, I was impressed at the intelligence of my fellow admits and some of the current students. There's an incredible intellectually curious community at Chicago, which I thought was great. When it came down to it, though, I just couldn't see myself being happy at Chi for 3 years.

I definitely agree that there were a bunch of awkward student hosts.  Maybe it has something to do with the type of student that would be a student host. (MTG and my student host, who are both awesome, are of course excluded from this).  I tried to talk to as many students as possible who weren't hosts or working during the ASW in some capacity. (I did this at most ASWs where I was actually interested in the school).  I found Chicago students to be just as socially normal as other schools that I visited (NYU, Duke, UVA, UPenn, etc).

Maybe I'll be a student host next year so I can help to fix the misconception.  Hopefully I don't make it worse.  :P

This is a perfectly logical explanation, but is so strange- I would think that socially awkward people would avoid situations like that, where they have to make small talk with strangers! Although I guess it could also be that they have found a community of sorts at Chicago and want to impress their love of the school on others. Despite the social hilarity of the day, I do have to say that Chi students love their school.

For me, there was something about the NYU students at the ASD that made me feel at home- they seemed very intelligent and like hard workers, but they also talked about all the fun they have going out in the city. It felt like a good mix of academics and "play time", if you will. And the other admits were, as a whole, awesome- I met some quality people there.

At the end of the day, I think it comes down to a gut feeling about where you will best fit in. All of these schools will give you great opportunities, but you want to make sure you're going to be in a place where you won't be miserable for 3 years!

18
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Question on NYU
« on: July 05, 2007, 05:03:14 PM »
For 1L, I thought the NYU housing was fine. Small, but fine- how much time are you really planning on spending cooped up in your bedroom? I'm going to be living in D'Ag, which is where most 1Ls live, so I'll let you know how it is in a few months.  ;D

As for Chicago....I'm gonna get some hate for this, so here's my disclaimer- it seems like there are some cool people going to Chicago from this board, and I know a few nice people from college who are at Chicago, so the following certainly doesn't apply to all Chicago students. HOWEVER- when I went to their ASD, I couldn't believe how incredibly socially inept the group of student hosts were! It was PAINFUL- they couldn't make eye contact when they were talking, and I'm pretty sure some of the guys were scared of talking to the female admits.

That being said, I was impressed at the intelligence of my fellow admits and some of the current students. There's an incredible intellectually curious community at Chicago, which I thought was great. When it came down to it, though, I just couldn't see myself being happy at Chi for 3 years.

19
Pub crawls sound fun!

And I think so many people are moving in on the 26th because that's the move-in date for the dorms (which is pretty silly, considering that the 26th is also the first day of orientation) and it costs anywhere from $70 to $100 a day to move in early.

I'd be down for a pub crawl on the 26th- although I bet NYU has something planned for us that night, since it's the first day of orientation.

I applied to move in a day early, on the 25th- cause I agree, it's silly to move in on the 26th, deal with all the errands/food shopping, etc., and also do orientation!

20
tag

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 16