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General Board / Re: I have a question about appearance in law school
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:14:59 PM »
From a lawyer (me). Clean-cut is the way to go. Think of how you would like a doctor to look.

Remember these people will be your peers.

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News Discussion / Re: cellulosic ethanol
« on: August 19, 2009, 10:02:06 PM »
Whoa, I hardly even remember this topic and it's back after how long?

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News Discussion / Health Care
« on: August 19, 2009, 09:52:33 PM »
This is a huge topic and one that has seized the news.

1.  First, is it a right or privilege or something else? Some believe a right - like trial by jury. Some believe a privilege that we must earn - like a gold watch. The problem is that it costs more than a gold watch and is more necessary to survival than a jury trial. Sub-questions galore - smokers, obese, poor, elderly, exercise, nutrition...

2. Why does it cost so much? For crying out loud, in this day and age computers keep improving and costing less. Why not an MRI? It seems competition does not affect health care very much.

3. So if it continues to cost more, does it improve lifetimes or quality? Honestly, I don't know.

4. Health Insurance continues to cost more. I presume because Health Care continues to cost more.

Insurance has been around for thousands of years (shipping) - usually to protect investments against disaster or theft. The idea being that the insurer made a profit by selling insurance to many people in return for accepting the risk of disaster or theft. It made a profit if few disasters and thefts occurred. The insured benefited because if disaster or theft occurred, it recouped its loses from the insurer. It worked because the insurer knew the risk of disaster or theft and could then calculate how much to charge the insured in return for accepting the risk.

The problem with health insurance is that everybody wants it, but nobody wants to lose money selling it. In other words, it does not work for the sick - those who need health care. It'd be like an insurance company selling insurance to somebody for $100 knowing that the person is about to be robbed of $10,000.00.

I can think of two solutions:

A.    Universal Health Care
B.    No medical history information to health insurance companies with prices by age and location alone. Contract length could be determined by the market. Also, health insurance companies must provide insurance for all ages with only Medicare for those over ~65.

Thoughts?

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They'll probably be a lawsuit. Under the current SCOTUS, it'd probably pass muster - if the class is taught like a history class and not a religious/philosophy class.

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As any good lawyer would answer. It depends.  ;)

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Loans, grants and scholarships. I would only recommend part-time to be with your children. I would not recommend working - at least not the first year.

Go to law school only if you really really want to work as an attorney and get into a decent school. You have two children to support. The risk of not landing a decent position is always there.

I'm a second year associate trial attorney and started at $50,000.00, above average for my town.

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I am a second year associate. I graduated over 3 years ago. My best friend graduate with me and he was in law enforcement for 3 years before law school. He is now a state prosecutor and loves it.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Can a single mom make it?
« on: August 19, 2009, 08:14:48 PM »
I'm a second year associate. I graduated over 3 years ago.

I personally knew a single Mom who did just fine. She has a Child with Autism and took excellent care of him. She now runs a legal special needs clinic at our law school.

I admire her immensely. She put her child first always and still did well in school. She did take another semester to graduate, but she did it and did it well.

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I'm actually 2 years out from law school and yes, I'm glad I went. I enjoy my litigation position. I like depositions, trials, motion hearings and arbitration hearings. I love to argue. Best of all, I get along with most of my adversaries.

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1. Veg used to live in Texas...
   a. But I think she hated it
   b. Colorado now?
2. In other news, I've been cleared to work 3hrs daily!!!!
   a. Yes, I'm happy to return to work
   b. As an attorney - no less
   c. Maybe the brain injury really caused me to lose my mind
   d. Either that or all the bills...

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