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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:19:32 PM »
Weren't you the poster with the paternity problems?  Going dry might not be a bad idea.

2 monts till it hatches.  D-day will be a few days before orientation.  She says she's putting it up for adoption, but is probably lying.

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Incoming 1Ls / Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:12:58 PM »
2.7/167/23 years old

After a serious personal inventory I've decided to give up the drink before law school.  I've been the life of the party for five years and have a lifetimes worth of crazy drinking stories. 

I'm worried about my transition to straightedge.

At ASD a few 2Ls were talking about "Thursday night Bar Review."  How prevalent is this stuff? 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Drunk Lawyer
« on: June 11, 2007, 01:02:09 PM »
oh, *&^%.  How screwed is that guy?  What happened to him?

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ARGH.  Freaking out.


I could try again next cycle... work on a cruise ship and save up some dough, perhaps...

They prefer time off before college; I applied days after graduating.
They prefer early applicants; I applied on the last day.
They explicitly prefer re-applicants; I'm a first timer.


If I get dinged, should I just take my chances next year?  St. Thomas wouldn't hurt my JAG prospects at all, but I want to eventually wind up in academia (undergrads), and Wisconsin would certainly pad a resume.

If you don't mind waiting a year, that might be the way to go.  With your LSAT you should cast the net wide in the mid-T1 range as well as trying everything you can to get into Fighting Bob's School.

EDIT: From LSN it looks like UIUC (arguably a better school, but I wouldn't say that :)) is very favorable to splitters like you and might give you $10k per year.

EDIT2: Plus, it couldn't hurt to ask to delay admission for a year at IUB and St. Thomas.  It would give you extra security to know you are going somewhere.


If I were going that route, I'd really just establish residency in Indiana over the course of the next year.  (I prefer UIB to UIUC, and UIB is the most splitter friendly school out there).  I'm a lock at Indiana.  But I'm such a homer.  I want to go to Wisconsin and simply must get in.

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ARGH.  Freaking out.


I could try again next cycle... work on a cruise ship and save up some dough, perhaps...

Wisconsin prefers time off before college; I applied days after graduating.
Wisconsin prefers early applicants; I applied on the last day.
Wisconsin explicitly prefers re-applicants; I'm a first timer.


If I get dinged, should I just take my chances next year?  St. Thomas wouldn't hurt my JAG prospects at all, but I want to eventually wind up in academia (undergrads), and Wisconsin would certainly pad a resume.

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ARGH.  Freaking out.


I could try again next cycle... work on a cruise ship and save up some dough, perhaps...

They prefer time off before college; I applied days after graduating.
They prefer early applicants; I applied on the last day.
They explicitly prefer re-applicants; I'm a first timer.


If I get dinged, should I just take my chances next year?  St. Thomas wouldn't hurt my JAG prospects at all, but I want to eventually wind up in academia (undergrads), and Wisconsin would certainly pad a resume.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Religion in Law School
« on: May 15, 2007, 05:06:55 PM »
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Then humans can come to understanding that neither agenda belongs in public policy or forums.


Tell that to the religious right: opposers of secularism, crusaders of tyranny.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Religion in Law School
« on: May 15, 2007, 04:29:57 PM »
Anyone who thinks most atheists are loud about it is seriously, seriously underestimating the number of atheists out there.

QUOTE FOR TRUTH.  I speak openly about my atheism on the internet, but my parents don't even know.  It'd break my mom's heart. 

Atheists are deeper in the closet than many homosexuals, and with good reason:


Atheists identified as America’s most distrusted minority, according to new U of M study:
http://www.ur.umn.edu/FMPro?-db=releases&-lay=web&-format=umnnewsreleases/releasesdetail.html&ID=2816&-Find


If gay black jew ran against an professed-atheist in an election...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law Student Paradise
« on: May 14, 2007, 03:06:10 AM »
IT GOTST FIXT!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Religion in Law School
« on: May 14, 2007, 02:43:41 AM »
In the US, athiests are reportedly numbering around 14% these days (but they are very hard to count... there's an athiest "closet" similar to the gay one).  I would bet that an disprortionate amount of them pursue law degrees.

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