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if you enjoy the law you cant burn out-thats my philosophy

whenever i felt tired i always got motivated out of sheer curiosity. (and concern for the sometimes outrageous outcomes in the law)



gunner


proud of it.

my classmates seem to like my thoughts even though there are a lot of them

If you don't know who the class feminine hygiene product is... it is probably you.   

cant read too well can you..classmates don't mind.  moron

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if you enjoy the law you cant burn out-thats my philosophy

whenever i felt tired i always got motivated out of sheer curiosity. (and concern for the sometimes outrageous outcomes in the law)



gunner


proud of it.

my classmates seem to like my thoughts even though there are a lot of them

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if you enjoy the law you cant burn out-thats my philosophy

whenever i felt tired i always got motivated out of sheer curiosity. (and concern for the sometimes outrageous outcomes in the law)


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General Board / Re: Switching employment objectives
« on: December 26, 2007, 11:30:29 AM »
jacys right about CLE's..great place to network...if you have one lawyer friend who's going..he can introduce you to others.

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i think the name outweighs in terms of clerking.  both of them are writing and resaerching positions.

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 24, 2007, 03:08:21 AM »
 :'(

well..

you acknowledge that your grades dont mean your stupid.rather that you didnt take the test right.  the problem is that you c ant prove it to yourself or anyone else yet...ok..well there are 2.5 years left in law school to prove it (and sure it may not be enough to get you a big job..but thats not the primary issue as you say.



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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 23, 2007, 08:00:26 PM »
"Getting a C+ on a B+ curve at an average-level law school is not too great of an outlook."

not too great of an outlook for what? getting a biglaw job? probably not.  but did you really ever want one of those?  so you end up with a public sector or public interest job and are probably happier than your biglaw friends.  even with big loans to pay off..you may get a public interest break or even if you don't wont starve to death..

[shrug]


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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Slackers unite?
« on: December 21, 2007, 02:09:51 AM »
well i study hard.  mostly because i want to do well.  i may, or i might not.  i don't have any but my legal rhetoric grade back for first semester and it was the lowest in my small section( mostly a problem with typos and a fiasco on a citation exam where is didn't see the final two pages of of the exam and failed...the writing and research skills themselves were fine)...but my doctrinal grades may be ok or even really good.

so i may stop studying quite as hard if i realize that i wont do well anyway..

but either way..im not in law school to get a high paying job (law school paid for by the folks)..even if i did do well enough to get a biglaw job i wouldn't take it because its often uninteresting work for long hours*. ...that is to say im in law school because im interested in the law and want to be a lawyer..so i think that itself is a good enough reason to study hard.  maybe not as hard as the OP's friend though.

as for the contention that C's get degrees and even the bottom 50% of the t4 will eventually snag a legal job somewhere after some amount of time...i think thats true given the statistics (yes i know there isn't a 100% reporting rate of salaries and employment but its actually much higher than the nay sayers want to say to scare you and its backed by independent NALP material from employer surveys)...but you want to have as many options as possible and also if you are in debt want to be able to pay that off before your 40 if you don't get biglaw or a public interest/gov deal thats willing you with your debt interest or fall into a category that gives you forgiveness after 10.years of payment or whatever...(thank god i don't have to worry about the second)


*(although i have/had ambitions of clerking to use as a step for an interesting gov career..perhaps in mental disability law-or criminal law (crim being my major and place with all my work experience)

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vigin islands were required to transfer these NOT GUILTY prisoners OUT OF PRISON when they were found not guilty by reason of insanity YEARS AGO

charges in one case included ATTEMPTED STEALING OF A BICYCLE.


the Virgin islands contacted less than 2% of the hospitals to try to find a place for them.

they even tried to get out of the order by saying that they would 'dismiss the charges'

from the order:

This Court has recognized the financial barriers to
compliance faced by Defendants, and created a
remedial account in order to provide Defendants with
ready access to funds necessary to improve
conditions and operations at the jail. Even if the
funds in the remedial account did not cover the entire
cost of constructing a forensic unit, they could have
been used to pay for the temporary transfer of Mr.
Ramos and the NGRI patients to a stateside forensic
unit, or to increase mental health services at the CJC,
until Defendants develop a concrete plan for
appropriately housing and treating these prisoners in
the territory. The funds in the account could have
covered the costs of hiring medical staff for and
equipping the Annex until the supplemental budget
was approved. Defendants, however, took none of
these steps. Such conduct exposes them to contempt.

link to recent contempt of court order:
http://www.aclu.org/prison/mentalhealth/32928prs20071130.html

link to aclu article
http://www.aclu.org/prison/mentalhealth/32920lgl20070201.html

aclu is asking that the gov be fined.

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 18, 2007, 05:38:06 PM »
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One thing law school will teach you is that EVERYONE in your class knows the law.  It's those that can apply it that score the A's.

What sucks is that nobody ever teaches you how to apply it, you are just assumed to be born with this knowledge apparently lol.

in 2 out of my three exaams this semester..which were all open book..my professor explicitly told us not to repeat the rules in our answers and to apply the law only. instead of IRAC basiccaly we had exams that went AC


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