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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Best Damn RC Thread
« on: July 24, 2008, 08:51:22 AM »
When I took the LSAT in November 2003, I first read the first sentence of each paragraph, the entire first and last paragraphs and then the questions (not the answers). I then returned to the passage and read it fast in search of answers to the questions and when I found an answer, I marked it. I was able to only skim many sentences for key words.

I finished with over 10 minutes left to review my answers and missed one question. It worked for me, doesn't mean it'll work for anybody else.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: July 23, 2008, 01:32:38 PM »
public interest for me, although my loan debt is enormous

Look into loan forgiveness, if you haven't already.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: I need some perspective. Please help.
« on: July 21, 2008, 04:26:32 PM »
As a PI (negligence/torts) lawyer, I can tell you that the classes do not teach you much about whether you'll like a specialty. Then again, I enjoyed torts and trial ad, so badabing, PI litigation lawyer.

Actually, Mathias is right, you'll work where you find a position to pay school loans. After a bit of practice, you'll learn if you like the specialty and your co-workers (maybe just as important as the work).

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 21, 2008, 02:39:23 PM »
Actually, it fits with my smaller government viewpoint.

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:17:51 AM »
I like the rule b/c of the crucial rights involved. For instance (I always seem to have an example), my neighbor/tenant took her children across the street to visit her Grandmother's. She left her door unlocked and the TV on.  The police came by b/c a her former boyfriend was a sex offender and had failed to register. He listed her address as his last known address. They walked right into her apartment "b/c they heard cartoons on the tv and thought children might be in danger."  ::)

They walked all the way through to my side and knocked on my door. I asked if they had a warrant and they gave me that bull. As you'll probably know, imminent danger to others is an exception to ER, so if she'd had anything illegal (she didn't) in "plain view." She'd been arrested. Still, who wants strangers walking right through their apartment, police or not? Not I - for one I don't keep it all that clean and for two I don't trust the police.

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 18, 2008, 12:08:34 PM »
Vices have never been, are not and never will be the problem. People who lack self-control are. People who cheat on their wives, waste money to alter their minds or worse hurt others in the process.

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:44:44 AM »
Do you have any idea how much damage drunk drivers already do? Even with the severe consequences? I see it constantly as an "ambulance chaser." Do you know how many lives are totally ruined? I do. Just yesterday I met with a couple as a husband pushed his wife into the my office in a wheelchair where she'll probably spend the rest of her life - young drunk driver.

Today I talked on the phone with a client who was hit head-on by a young drunk running from the police. He received 2 days in jail plus probation. He was probably not thinking straight - oh crap I had a few beers and I'll receive a DUI - I'd better does addle the mind - what do you think illicit drugs do?

Do you know who uses Las Vegas' brothels? Truck drivers. Do you have any idea how damaging that is to their families?

The problem with this country is that we have a market for these vices to the point where people advocate legalizing them. The drugs etc. themselves are not the real problem. It's the mind set that taking them is ok.

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 10, 2008, 09:25:36 AM »
Meanwhile, the cheapest solution [Alci: which they're not doing] is for the government to take more control by changing the content of pennies so that they don't merely represent a huge subsidy to a failing private business.  I don't see how you can use this story as a parable about government inefficiency.  It looks like a parable about market inefficiency, lobbying, and corporate welfare to me.

I think you answered your own question, Miss P.

I'm not sure that many people could have anticipated the rapid rise in zinc prices, though.  This has just become a problem.  There's no evidence yet that congress and the treasury won't adapt.  Meanwhile, I doubt Freak was soapboxing about the problem with corporate lobbying and subsidies.

 ::) Miss P, this has been a problem since 2006.... How many corporations do you know that operate at a loss for 2 years straight? At least one, the US mint. It is corporate welfare which I detest. If our government is that susceptible to those interests, so much that it will literally loss money even in minting it, then why in the world would anybody wish to hand it more money in the form of mandatory taxes?

As I wrote previously, I know I handle my money better.

Hmm, let me start my count: the entire American auto industry, the entire American airline industry, the entire American dairy industry, EuroDisney, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Federated Department Stores . . .

Anyway, I applaud your condemnation of corporate welfare.  I just don't think you understand how complicated it is to mint money securely -- to come up with new pennies of the same size and weight, make sure they cannot be counterfeited, secure alternate sources for the raw materials, etc. 

You're telling me all those companies have flat-out lost money continuously for 2 years straight? Of course they haven't lost money on every single sale]

There's a simple solution - stop minting pennies, nickels and dimes....

Black Law Students / Re: Post Your Interesting News Articles Here
« on: July 09, 2008, 12:32:42 PM »
Looks like a great plan to me. Pay effective teachers and dump the rest...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: reading comp advice...
« on: July 08, 2008, 04:18:50 PM »
slow down and learn be accurate.

Actually, RC demands speed and accuracy....

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