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Law School Applications / Re: really confused and seeking advice
« on: May 21, 2008, 09:04:57 AM »
i know this doesn't pertain to this specific situation, but for anyone out there who's wondering, lsac only includes college courses if they are part of a degree program. i took an undergraduate accounting class after i graduated and this was not included in my gpa calculation.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When are you moving?
« on: May 16, 2008, 01:49:01 PM »
i'm moving at the beginning of August, but i'm quitting my job a month before then. i have to move across the country so i'm thinking of doing it the long way-- take it slow, backroads only, check out the sights, camping along the way... really see the country and make an experience out of it.

I'm moving across the country as well and wanted to do something similar, but it was just going to cost too much and wouldn't be too practical with small kids.  So, I'll be shipping a few things, and flying.  I hope to move around August 1 with orientation starting mid-August.

yeah, none of my stuff is worth enough to offset the cost of moving it, so i'm selling everything that won't fit in/on my car and buying new stuff there. it'll just be me and my dog and we'll be staying at campgrounds as we work our way across the country.

on the other hand, if you could find a way to do something like that with your kids (don't know how small they are), what a great experience it would be for them...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When are you moving?
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:07:17 AM »
i'm moving at the beginning of August, but i'm quitting my job a month before then. i have to move across the country so i'm thinking of doing it the long way-- take it slow, backroads only, check out the sights, camping along the way... really see the country and make an experience out of it.

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I got a kick out of this one...

http://www.jdunderground.com/thread.php?threadId=14985

what a bunch of miserable people. but seriously,

Ignore JD Underground at your own peril.  While much of what is written there is exageration, there's a grain of truth -- the job market is horrible in some areas of the country.  And many of the jobs that are available are horrible themselves.  Several of my friends who were very passionate about having the opportunity to practice have encountered only verbal abuse, sweatshop-like hours, and even sexual harassment from partners at firms they worked for. 

In a small firm, there's no human resources to turn to when things go bad.  You might not have Title VII protection because the firm has too few employees.  The absolute power the partners have over you in your capacity as employee pretty much ensures that you either take the abuse, or resign.

i'm not saying ignore it; just that it ought to be taken with a rather large grain of salt b/c it's not exactly a representative sample. certainly there are points to be considered. i happen to be moving across the country to attend a T3 state school, which is the only school in that state and has a lock on recruiting in the state (a state i'm happy to live in). i expect to fare better than, say, BLS grads in NY or NELS grads in boston... this was a part of that calculation.

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I got a kick out of this one...

http://www.jdunderground.com/thread.php?threadId=14985

what a bunch of miserable people. but seriously, i wouldn't read too much into that board b/c it's self-selecting for people who hate their lives-- successful people, who like what they do don't spend their day venting on message boards.

<<<<going to a TTT

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i hear that. i think july is good timing. there's definitely something to be said for working out the kinks before school starts-- if your computer has any issues, you don't want to be dealing with that in your first few weeks of law school.

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100% incorrect.  July-August is one of the best times to buy a laptop.  New hardware is coming out, cheaper old models, back to school sales...

it appears you are correct:
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveMoney/TheBestTimeToBuyAnything.aspx

i couldn't wait.

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I just got a dell inspiron 1525, 2.0ghz processor, 4gb ram (maxed out on just about everything but bluray). $900 w/ 30% google-searched coupon code. I have to say, i love vista and have had no issues with the computer so far.

my theory is that as the school year gets closer, demand will increase and deals will be fewer and farther between. buy now.

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hmmm... i kind of always wanted to be a house husband. i'm still holding out hope. ideally i would marry someone who is loaded, work part-time in public interest and take care of the kids. ladies? ...anyone?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UVa ($) v. GULC- seriously
« on: May 05, 2008, 10:43:40 AM »
ok i'm not looking at T14 schools, but my theory is that going to school in a boring (and thereby less distracting) place helps my academics. it's 3 years, not the rest of your life.

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