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Law School Admissions / Re: What does second review mean?
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:11:36 PM »
I called a law school today and they said that my app. is going back to the adcomm  for 2nd review, what does this mean?  Good? Bad? 

Law School Admissions / Re: JAG OFFICER PROGRAM
« on: June 08, 2007, 11:44:38 AM »
make no mistake about it, i am definitely not scared of being deployed!  i just wanted to at least finish law school...then if i get deployed, semper fi baby

well, my reasoning on why to join now was because i have a year to kill before i go since im taking a defferment.  also, i could use the extra money, get the training out of the way, etc.

i was hoping for a 3 year deployment waiver...

i am definitely going to look into jag post law school start.  i thought maybe by being a reservist before i applied it would help me with the competition at least.  the coast guard, i didnt mean they NEVER get deployed, but i just thought it would be safer bet to stay inland till at least im done. 

my theory rested simply on i have a year before i actually go now, so i just wanted to get it out of the way.
i want to be a jag really bad.  i went to a military college and i refused my commission at the time because i had a very lucrative business offer which i took and i dont regret it. 

but i want to serve and i want to put some time in, and whether im a jag or not i still want to join the marines for the reserves...but i definitely want to finish law school in the first 3 years with no intermissions.

Whooah!  Welcome to the party!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Nay-Sayers
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:47:18 AM »
I don't know you, or your abilities.  Do what you want. Just make sure you know your limits and have a back up plan.
If you don't like nay sayers then don't tell people what you plan to do... ;D

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Black Conservatives
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:34:42 AM »
I think you have to break the barrier of getting a black president first; which is why I in other threads have suggested I think black people really should consider giving their vote to Obama, even if he isn't the perfect candidate. The first one is always the hardest, no matter what it comes to. Also, I'd be of the opinion that the democrats are the most beneficial option for disadvantaged people. It's my impression that blacks are overrepresented in this category, but I don't know that for sure. Still, I think that social segment needs to be the priority. Reality is, working class and above are doing pretty good in America these days, more tax cuts and perks to people already rich enough shouldn't be important, fixing the bottom ladders of society should.
I agree with the Obama part.  I'm considering switching parties just to vote for him in the primary. If he win the General Election we can clean up his mess later.

One group provides social serices to the disadvantages with out any attempt to solve the problems.  I believe this is a deliberate attempt to perpetuate the situation.  The other group prefers to provide solutions to the larger problems but habitually overlooks the immediate suffering that needs to be alleviated. 

If you are disadvantaged and want to stay disadvantaged, and want to remain dependent on the benevolence of others then vote Democrat.  If you are disadvantaged and want to have opportunities to pull yourself up, and are prepared to suffer that fact that you will not be given things but will have to earn them then vote republican.

Law School Admissions / Re: JAG OFFICER PROGRAM
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:24:13 AM »
also, what about other branches.  i know that coast guard is zero chance of deploying, but im not too thrilled about the CG.

Actually, the coast guard has, can and will deploy.

It's not as well known, and they tend to be out of harm's way, but we have been sending the Coast Guard to Iraq, albeit in smaller numbers than other branches.
They also speahead the counter drug operations in South America.  The concern isn't deployment, it's when you get deployed.  You want to be a JAG Officer.  If you're concerned about being dployed then the military isn't for you.  Everyone is a rifleman in the Marines, and a trigger puller in the Army. 

Law School Admissions / Re: JAG OFFICER PROGRAM
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:00:42 AM »
hey guys thanks for the info

what about joining the marine reserves then going active duty (jag) afterwards?  would this work?

im gonna see a recruiter but not till next week, i know he's gonna BS me so i want to have some info before i go.

also, what about other branches.  i know that coast guard is zero chance of deploying, but im not too thrilled about the CG.

No it won't the reserves still have the same chance of being deployed and a similar obligation.  I'd wait unless you fell the need to go now.  Make sure you investigate any sign on bonuses you can get.  I know peopl who got up to $20K for joining. 

Law School Admissions / Re: JAG OFFICER PROGRAM
« on: June 08, 2007, 07:56:05 AM »
You should finish L.S. then join.  If you join first and fail L.S. you're screwed.  I'm not saying you'll fail BTW just pointing out the risk.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: MBA to Law School
« on: June 08, 2007, 07:19:33 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Watch your alcohol use or...
« on: June 08, 2007, 07:15:39 AM »
Nice.  I don't like to call the police either when i'm committing a crime. :P  I feel bad for his client.

I'm sure many law students have parents/friends asking them for legal advice all the time (or just legal questions).  What are you supposed to do in those situations, and is it different from what you actually do?  I already have people asking me vague legal questions ("What do you know about real estate law?  Have you taken any of that yet?  What is racketeering?")  What do you say to these people?  I expect it to become more prevalent once I actually start school, too. 
If it's family no problem.  You have the right to help your family.  F* anyone who sayes differently. 

If it's friends... 1) Make sure they understand your're not a lawyer.  2)recommend they speak to one.  3)if you don't accept money then you are not doing a legal service you're just 4)If you take money for your advice you are opening a can of flesh eating worms.
You have to be licenced in just about everything if you take money and give advice.  You can get fined, and blacklisted by the state; and sued by the very person you helped if your advice causes harm.  I'm licenced in Real Estate.  I know the competition is so stiff (especially in a down market like now) that real estate agents will turn you in if you are violating the law.  I've seen lawyers getting punsihed by the Real Estate Commission for practiceing real estate without a licence.  Any disciplinary action by a state or federal agency can jeopardize your Bar license.

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