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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 01:01:56 PM »
Oh, and I speak Spanish, French and German. Does that mean I get quadruple citizenship? Or citizenship in every country that speaks any of those languages? :P

If you are fluent in all three then I'm sure you could pass as any of them  :)

Now you're just defending weak positions to avoid conceding anything.  ::)

What do I have to concede? Everyone I knew in Miami's called Carribean and South Americans "Spanish" and none of the "Hispanic" people ever corrected it. Call them "Mexican" however, and they become seriously offended.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 12:37:11 PM »
Oh, and I speak Spanish, French and German. Does that mean I get quadruple citizenship? Or citizenship in every country that speaks any of those languages? :P

If you are fluent in all three then I'm sure you could pass as any of them  :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:53:57 AM »
Wait, I thought the OP only has dated Spanish girls.  Now he's with a Cubana?  I hope the Espaņola knows..

French people speak French
Chinese people speak Chinese
German people speak German

If they speak Spanish, I can call them Spanish. Sounds better than  "Latino" anyway.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU v. UF
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:50:21 AM »
Eh, I've got a friend considering the same thing, and I'll tell you the same thing I told him. I grew up around a lot of lawyers in Florida, and none of them (even the FSU fans) will tell you FSU has the same reputation Florida does. As you say, Florida is the top school in the state, and regardless of what U.S. news says my anecdotal evidence suggests it's not really that close.  You can ignore my user name, since I obviously didn't stay at UF for law school.  The scholarship makes it a much closer call.. I would say definitely go with FSU because of the money, but low cost of in state law school in Florida makes it less of a factor.  I would just go with whichever school seems like a better fit... people grossly undervalue the lifestyle aspect of selecting a law school.  I think FSU law is a lot smaller than Levin? (most schools are)

Here is a sample Florida grad in public interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola New Orleans Thoughts?
« on: March 22, 2009, 07:03:51 PM »

And, the bottom of every class at Tulane struggles. I believe the guy you are referring to was at the bottom of his class. If not, mea culpa.

No, he is not.  He graduated with some type of honors. I believe it was Cum Laude. 

I'm guessing poor personality.

My guess:

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 22, 2009, 12:41:15 PM »
If speaking Spanish is a qualification for a job, it's a qualification for a job. For example, you want jobs where a qualification is a JD. You decided to go to law school. Ta da! For jobs where Spanish is a qualification, either learn the language, or look for a different job...where is the difficulty here?

I think he's just asking if a large proportion of the jobs in a Texas will require from him a qualification (speaking Spanish) that he lacks and probably will not be able to attain.  He didn't phrase it the way I would have, but it's not completely unreasonable.  :)

That's fair - my issue was more with the OP's self-righteousness about Spanish being a qualification. More people in this country speak Spanish than have JDs - does the OP have a problem with a JD being a job qualification?

Good one ::) There are also more rapists than doctors, lets just to with the more popular.. ::) ::)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Florida State 1L Taking Questions
« on: March 21, 2009, 11:40:36 PM »
Am I the only who feels that Matthies is just bragging and bragging about himself?

No, he's just giving common sense networking advise that suprisingly many non-business majors were not familiar with during college. Then they wondered why they didn't have jobs when they graduated. I hope law school is as full of socially awkward people as they make it seem in movies though, it would be finding a job much easier.  ;D

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 21, 2009, 12:19:38 PM »
You may not be racist, but you certainly come across as culturally incompetent. The girls you have dated have all been from Spain? Interesting. Do those who refuse to speak English even know how to speak English? They may be offended more at your disapproval that they don't speak English. If the money and power in those areas are heavily Spanish speaking, why should they learn English? Plus Mexican only has one "a".

Why don't you just learn Spanish? It makes you more marketable - everywhere, and in most government jobs gives you an automatic pay increase. If you aren't looking at government, which it sounds like you aren't, then it could give you an edge over someone with similar skills in every other area. It also couldn't hurt your personal life, given your stated dating history. Sounds like you have friends who can even help you. Good luck.



To be fair, just learning a new language isn't always easy to do, especially while dealing with law school at the same time. 


This is so true, at least for me, I have a hard enough time with english. Both my parants (avaerage white folks from suberban Chicago) lived in Brazil and Venuzuala for a few years and picked up it pretty good, and my mom now lives in AZ so she gets to use it alot, and my dad while living back east still watchs spanish TV on cable and has a spanish keybaord so he can type stuff to his freinds to keep up. They tried to teach me when I was growing up, I took spanish for two years in high school and I live in Colorado where its all around me, but I just can't get it. I thought maybe trying that Rosstttea stone software thing they show on TV, but being dyslexic snglish is hard enough. Being bi-lingual sure would help with getting a job here though, any job, I just can't do it even though I have been around it all my life. We get at least one new job posting a week looking for bi-lingual law clerks.

Yea, it's not like you can just learn a language when you are in your 20's. I took 3 spanish classes in high schools, did well in all of them, and could even read spanish books to some extent..Then when I actually heard them speak in Miami I couldn't understand a word they said.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Speaking Spanish in Texas
« on: March 21, 2009, 02:22:04 AM »
So I left Miami because I thought it was ridiculous that a city in America requires "fluent in english and spanish" in so many job applications. Now I'm starting to hear about the illegal immigration problems in Texas. Do the legal markets in Dallas or Houston care at all about whether you speak Spanish?


So wait...you left Miami because you didn't like the need to speak Spanish and moved to Texas, a state that borders a Spanish-speaking country and has one of the highest populations of Latinos/Hispanics?

Excuse me while I LOL.

1. I haven't moved to Texas yet, but SMU and Houston are my top choices for school because I want to be in a warm, big market with good cost of living and Texas cities fit the bill the best.

2. Texas may have one of the highest spanish populations in America, but the percentage of influence over goverment/business is nothing like Miami. Pretty much all the money and power in Miami belongs to the Spanish (Cubans and South Americans) there. So if I want to make it big there I will have to come across it eventually. I've never been to Texas, but it seems to me like most the Spanish (Mexiacans) in Texas are middle-lower class, so I figure I won't have to come across it if I work biglaw in Texas. If I'm wrong on this I may have to seriously reconsider.

I know I may be sounding racist here, but I'm really not. Every girl I've dated since college has been spanish as well as many of my best friends.. I only have a problem with those who refuse to speak english and act offended if you don't speak spanish to them. I just don't want to be in a place where I am automatically disadvantaged because I don't speak a language that the majority of this country doesn't speak.

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Where should I go next fall? / State of florida set back 50 years.
« on: March 20, 2009, 06:19:48 PM »
check this out... what an embarrasment to our state.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2uQ7Fg_Uk


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