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It does help unqualified urms who step-it-up in ls & as lawyers, which helps the whole urm community.

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General Board / Re: One space or two spaces at the end of a sentence?
« on: July 24, 2008, 06:25:17 PM »
If I recall correctly, my appellate brief in ls was one space - something about saving paper. I'm actually defending a real appeal now, so I'll let you know what that court requires. I do know that the appellate court requires 3-4 copies of everything so the saving paper reasoning makes sense.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Best Damn RC Thread
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:51:22 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.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:32:38 PM »
public interest for me, although my loan debt is enormous

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

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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).

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:02:20 PM »
:D i guess so.

I can't believe people still watch cable news. You would think after they coddled Bush in his run up to the war, the disgraceful democratic pillow fights that passed for debates, the Obama smears, the Anna Nicola saga, the OJ saga, the Britney Spears saga, the list truly goes on and on, that Americans would start looking to some other news source for information. I simply cannot believe that I live in a country full of idiots who enjoy this stuff. I get better news on America from freaking foreign news services.

Believe it, just like they do.  ;)

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Actually, it fits with my smaller government viewpoint.

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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.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:05:18 PM »
Yes, when the media paints it as support....

As for "personal responsibility"....that concept has existed for 5000 years plus....

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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.

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