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Law School Admissions / J.D./MBA Tier 4 schools in California
« on: July 02, 2004, 11:14:54 PM »
Does anybody have any recommendations on a tier 4 or worse (non ABA) program that offers the combo degree.  As it stands right now, I am going to a 4 year non ABA night law school.  I may as well work on my MBA also as my history is strongly business oriented.

Thanks in advance!

The swift one.

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Law School Admissions / Posting your picture
« on: July 02, 2004, 02:15:56 AM »
Since the young ladies who have posted their pictures are all attractive,
then the young ladies who don't post their pictures must not be attractive.
Determine the flaw in the autor's reasoning.   ;D


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Law School Admissions / Salary requirements after passing your Bar
« on: July 02, 2004, 01:51:14 AM »
Please list your ideal or actual school, and how much your desired (realistic)
salary is upon first hire.  I'm real curious.

I'm going to a non ABA school, (4 year night program) I am looking to get $85,000
upon hire even if its not in a law firm.  Oh, cost of living in CA is high, so you might want
to list your state you want to work in too.   

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Law School Admissions / Cheating on the LSAT
« on: June 27, 2004, 07:02:23 PM »
Has anybody read or heard of anybody actually taking the test for you?

I can see it would be easy to get a twin bro for the picture, I doubt they check the fingerprints, but the writing sample would be a dead giveaway.  What If I found away around all the obstacles and just turned in my exam without a writing sample? (assuming the writing sample is not considered in the law school I have chosen).  The school would ask me where my writing sample is, and a good responce would be "Iwas feeling ill, and the writing sample does not factor into your decision so I skipped it. 

I am not condoning this, nor will I ever try it, but I am wondering if anybody has heard of such thing. 

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Law School Admissions / Discrimination on the job
« on: June 27, 2004, 04:12:20 PM »
The question says it all. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Advice on actual testing conditions
« on: June 21, 2004, 08:21:38 PM »
Can someone tell me why in the hell it takes an hour for the proctors to finally
administer the test?  What acually goes on during this hour?  I think getting rid of most of the unknowns helps the anxiety level for test takers. 

Also, do you use their pencils to fill in your bubbles?  The reason I ask is because one of my petpeaves is a dull #2 pencil.  This really hurts me when diagraming games.  Can I use a mechanical pencil that uses #2 lead?  Or will they think my special pencil has radar and receives the correct answers from an immoral god?

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Studying for the LSAT / PC question for all you legale eagles to be
« on: June 19, 2004, 06:47:47 PM »
I don't know where to post this, but most of you in here are pretty damn intelligent
so here goes.

I used to work as a commissioned courier. (read: the faster you deliver from point A to point B, the more money you make).  I already sense some inferences and preconceived notions!  8)

Anyways, I was headed out to the airport (Sacramento) to FedEx's package delivery terminal. 
Fedex used couriers for their missorts and home deliveries.  When I got out there I noticed Fedex had moved and when I got to the gate for entry to the loading docks, there was a fedex van in front of me who punched in the code and proceeded through the gate.  The gate closed after her, which is fine since there was a phone set right there for me to use.  However, the girl backed up, and the gate started to open, so I zipped on in and went directly to
the docks.  Problem.  The loading docks were on airport property, only fedex employees are allowed through that gate.  This was clearly marked on the gate, but hey, I am courier, I got places to go and things to deliver. I interptreted the driver's gesture as opening the gate for me, while she, as trained, was trying to block me from getting in before the gate closed.  No one knew the gate would start to reopen. (again, they had just moved to this area of the airport)

Before I knew it, i was swarmed by 1 Sherriff car and 2 FAA Vans.  (Btw, this happens all the time, and since the Sheriffs and FFA people never have anything to do they live for these days) So we have two jurisdictions who want a piece of me.  The Sherrifs were the cool ones trying to explain this was just an accident and tried to pursuade the FAA to let me go.  Apparently, this type of diplomacy is also common.  The Sheriff ran my license to show I wasn't wanted, but found my license was suspended (which it was)  This didn't go over well  with the FAA.  To make a long story short, The FAA issued me a summons charging me with felony tresspassing on federal property. (min 10,000 fine, 1 yr in jail).  The Sheriff issued me a ticket for the suspendeded license and told me not to drive my car and have somebody pick me up, which was arranged by an another courier.  When I arrived at court, (not traffic court mind you, this was a felony) my name was called and I stood up, watched the DA shaking his head as he read through my file, whispered something to the judge, the judge then stated, "at this time, we are not going to take any actions against you, you are free to go."  Basically, the DA was pissed off that this stupid case ever made it into the courtroom.  Oh, I forgot to tell you this happened in 1993 way before 9/11 security issues.

The traffic court case was a bit different. I said heck, if the fine is 300 or less I'll just plead guilty and get the F... out of there.  However, the video we all watched stated I was facing a 1,350.00 fine.  The judge came in after the video, spewed out his normal spew, but added something to the effect "hey, if your guilty, plead guilty, I am sick of tired of hearing your excuses, you either did it or you didn't!"  Not a pleasant man.  I was the first called (always am, alphabetically) and the judge said how do you plea?  I said not guilty.  He yelled out didn't you just hear what I said!  I said yes judge, I would still like to enter my plea of not guilty.  He shrugged and then stated "I guess you want a public defender too?"  I said yes please.  He sent me off to setup another court date.

When I got to court, all the people who plead not guilty are put in a room with like 4 attorneys to handle all of us, about 50.  Again, this was done alphbetically so I did not have to wait.  My PD said you are free to go, there was no probable cause. 

I said see ya and ran out the door, hell, I had deliveries to make.

Question is why was there no probable cause?  Did the Sheriff have no reason to check my driving status because I wasn't driving at the time, or did the felony case that was basically dropped preclude any other action against me?  What do you all think?  I still don't know the real answer. 

Mike
 

 

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Studying for the LSAT / Need help with flaw question
« on: June 18, 2004, 11:23:45 PM »
A 30 year old patient is diagnosed with pancreatitus.  Pancreatitus is usually
caused by one of two factors, excessive alcohol use or gall stones
blocking the pancreatic tract.  Gall stone usually do not develop
until the age of 35 (age, race, or sex are not a factor).  The patient stated he had been drinking excessively for three months and tests found elevated liver enzymes.  More tests found gall stones,  but were inconclusive as to whether the stones were blocking the pancreatic tract. Therefore, the pancreatitus was most likely caused by excessice alcohol use.

Describe the flaw, if any, from the authors conclusion. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Varying diffulculty on the bar
« on: June 16, 2004, 09:43:21 PM »
Is there any one state, or maybe a few, that are notorious for
administrering the toughest Bar exams on a regular basis?

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Studying for the LSAT / To negate, or not to negate?
« on: June 16, 2004, 04:42:23 PM »
When you know you have an assumption question on the LR do most of you
start negating the answers immediately, or just when your stuck?
Or at all?  In my practices, I only do when I am stuck, but it is a big
time consumer, and I might be better off just guessing and moving on, coming back
if I have time.   

Mike 

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