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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 14, 2007, 05:44:56 PM »
Why would anyone ever want to stop drinking?


I can think of a few reasons. 


What if you were getting hammered 4 or 5 nights a week in college.  That's cool.  It's just a college phase, even if your GPA is a 2.7.  What if you woke up after blackouts next to girls whose name you didn't even know?  What if you got drunk and hooked up with a random the night before the LSAT (and have a below average test day --167).  What if you might've knocked up some hippie a month later, only you won't know if the kid is yours until it's born in august --days before law school orientation.  And then what if you got blackout drunk about a dozen more times after that.  Then one morning you wake up naked and confused (you always wake up this way after a blackout, although you don't think you've ever woke up in urine before) having been banned from your favorite bar.  You have no idea what you did, but it must have been horrible because you're a very regular customer and an excellent tipper. 

Then you get to thinking... the banstick from your favorite bar is an all-time low.  Waking up in your own fluids and impregnating some dumb girl didn't stop you, but banned from your bar...  Then you get to thinking that you should've drown in your own vomit a long time ago... and if you don't shape up quick you'll fu(k up law school.


...that'd probably make you wanna stop.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 14, 2007, 10:12:12 AM »
To OP:

I'm assuming from the post that you're trying to, in the parlance of alcoholics, "white-knuckle", i.e. go from being a heavy drinker to total abstinence, and I would suggest, (and sincerely hope that by doing so I didn't offend in any way) that there is a secret club that is absolutely free of charge and helps people in this transition.

Moderation has failed miserably, and repeatedly.  Cold turkey has never been tried in earnest, until now.

As for your club:
I (the prideful possessor of a huge ego) have fundamental qualms with groupthink, group identity, and submitting my will to a "higher power" (step 4 of 12, I believe).

I'll stick with my way for now.  Tomorrow will be 5 weeks without a drop.  If that fails, I'll go to a meeting. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 04:05:53 PM »
Either way... It'd be damn tough to brief cases every day while trying to remember to change change the litter box and clean out the cage.  I don't know if I'd be good at that.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:19:32 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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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Drinking culture in LS
« on: June 11, 2007, 03:12:58 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, 03:02:09 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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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Religion in Law School
« on: May 15, 2007, 07:06:55 PM »
Quote
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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