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An exclamation mark usually shows strong feeling, such as surprise, anger or joy. Using an exclamation mark when writing is rather like shouting or raising your voice when speaking. Exclamation marks are most commonly used in writing quoted speech. You should avoid using exclamation marks in formal writing, unless absolutely necessary.

As to you saying I am judging my sister, I would like to know how you made this leap. I would hope that as a future or current law student you would know that your assumptions should be well scrutinized before decide to state them as fact. However, it is possible that you are just trying to get under my skin and your logical skills are much more advanced than you have shown here.

Did you just refer to posting on an online LAW SCHOOL DISCUSSION board as "formal writing?"

That's hilarious!!!!

Also, I have something I want to say in reference to dash, but I quite frankly she terrifies me.

If writing on a message board is formal writing, the red highlighted section of the post is plagiarism.

http://www.englishclub.com/writing/punctuation-exclamation-mark.htm
No, I did not mean to imply that message board wiriting was formal. That part was not my point. It was the shouting comment.

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Calm down, stop the yelling. I am not condemning any woman who decides to keep her surname. However, it is my opinion, as a knuckle dragging male, that this new trend accomplishes little in most situations but I do recognize that there are exceptions. And yes my sister respects my opinion as I her's and we constantly seek out each other for advice. Surprisingly, many people do request other's opinions when making difficult decisions but that may sound odd to a lone gun like you.

Trust me, friend, you'll know when I'm yelling. And from over here in internet land, it's an interesting spin that you put on you judging your sister's life and poor decisions, when you call it her valuing your opinion.

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An exclamation mark usually shows strong feeling, such as surprise, anger or joy. Using an exclamation mark when writing is rather like shouting or raising your voice when speaking. Exclamation marks are most commonly used in writing quoted speech. You should avoid using exclamation marks in formal writing, unless absolutely necessary.

As to you saying I am judging my sister, I would like to know how you made this leap. I would hope that as a future or current law student you would know that your assumptions should be well scrutinized before decide to state them as fact. However, it is possible that you are just trying to get under my skin and your logical skills are much more advanced than you have shown here.

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I mean, if she really didn't want to, it wouldn't be a huge deal, but it was something we decided on, and I think that is how it should be left:  as a decision between each couple.

This is the most important thing, and what a relationship should be based on. It's not about coercion or expectations that one person will or will not do a certain thing, it's about finding something that works for both of you. Some people call it "picking battles" but it's not about winning or losing, it's just about being happy.

This is probably true. If you are a guy that would have a huge problem with this then I imagine dating a woman who wanted to keep her last name you would probably run into trouble before that becomes an issue. I had a fraternity brother who was dating a real hard nosed feminist. She was a cool girl but they just did not work well together. They broke up over the last name issue but they could have never made it anyway.

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this is fun

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I got married last summer and I had a tough time with this decision.  I ended up changing my name.  I want to have the same last name as my future children, and I'd like to be the "xxx family".  But I had a hard time giving up my own name for his.

TITCR

When you are married you become one unit and a new family. And yes that entails losing some of your precious individualism. Both partners haveing the same last name helps create a sense of unity and would possibly confuse a child. The fact that the husband's surname is kept (in western culture) is simply a matter of tradition and is of little importance to me. Furthermore, if a woman decides to keep "her" surname it is likely to be "her father's" surname and does little to break the cycle of male oppression that the fairer sex has endured since the Agricultural Revolution. The only way to truly rise above the inherent sexism of this tradition would be to create a new surname which expresses your empowerment as a woman.

Lastly, there are situations where I think it would make sense for a woman to not change her last name. My sister, for example, is a single mother. Her daughter has her last name because the father was worthless and out of the picture by the time my niece was born. Currently, my sister is engaged to another man and she has decided not to take his last name because that would a)single out my niece as the only member of the family with a different last name or b)create an identity crisis in my young niece by asking her to change her last name. Obviously, this is a less than ideal situation which I feel warrants a break from tradition. To do so for some feminist or individualist reasons does not make logical sense.


Hey, thanks for telling me what happens when I get married! I totally had no idea! You really opened my eyes here and told me what's what! I bet your sister's also grateful for your seal of approval, finally, as to her life choices!

 ::)

And ftr: I didn't have a strong opinion about this until recently, but I was thinking about it, and it would be so weird for me to suddenly have a new name. This is the name I came into the world with, and I don't think getting married means that I change sufficiently that I have to change all that too. Also my name is google-able and my name w/ my SO's name wouldn't be. Also it would be alliterative and very hard on the lispers among us. So...no. Probably.

 Calm down, stop the yelling. I am not condemning any woman who decides to keep her surname. However, it is my opinion, as a knuckle dragging male, that this new trend accomplishes little in most situations but I do recognize that there are exceptions. And yes my sister respects my opinion as I her's and we constantly seek out each other for advice. Surprisingly, many people do request other's opinions when making difficult decisions but that may sound odd to a lone gun like you.

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I got married last summer and I had a tough time with this decision.  I ended up changing my name.  I want to have the same last name as my future children, and I'd like to be the "xxx family".  But I had a hard time giving up my own name for his.

TITCR

When you are married you become one unit and a new family. And yes that entails losing some of your precious individualism. Both partners having the same last name helps create a sense of unity and would possibly confuse a child. The fact that the husband's surname is kept (in western culture) is simply a matter of tradition and is of little importance to me. Furthermore, if a woman decides to keep "her" surname it is likely to be "her father's" surname and does little to break the cycle of male oppression that the fairer sex has endured since the Agricultural Revolution. The only way to truly rise above the inherent sexism of this tradition would be to create a new surname which expresses your empowerment as a woman.

Lastly, there are situations where I think it would make sense for a woman to not change her last name. My sister, for example, is a single mother. Her daughter has her last name because the father was worthless and out of the picture by the time my niece was born. Currently, my sister is engaged to another man and she has decided not to take his last name because that would a)single out my niece as the only member of the family with a different last name or b)create an identity crisis in my young niece by asking her to change her last name. Obviously, this is a less than ideal situation which I feel warrants a break from tradition. To do so for some feminist or individualist reasons does not make logical sense.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Mid and small firm salary
« on: April 09, 2008, 03:30:40 PM »
What is the salary range for medium and small firms? Also what ranking do you need to land at a mid size firm from a T1 school.

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Law School Applications / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:50:54 PM »
I got the email about being complete in the first wave and still haven't heard anything so I don't know that that means anything.

About UF scholarships, I emailed them yesterday following up because I tried to negotiate with them and they told me all scholarship recipients and alternates had been notified and I wasn't one of them, so it seemed like they had sent them out, but I could be wrong.  Best of luck to you though!

I just saw that withdrew from W&L with $. That seems crazy. I guess you have your reasons. I  am looking more in the line of need based aid, the lady told me they still had money there. My parents made <$30k last year and I was in school so my financial need should be high. I hope they can find a way to give me something. Without that it will boil down to where the wife can get a good job.

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Law School Applications / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: April 08, 2008, 03:33:49 PM »
Yeah I am leaning toward Florida at this point. My wife has started the process of transfering her teacher licence there. I am really hoping for some money from Florida, if they come through with that then I will be dead set. Until then I am keeping my options open.

I know UNC sent out an email notifying people that their app was still complete but I received it 2 weeks or so after I heard about a few others receiving a simular email. Maybe they are going to notify in waves. The waiting is killing me and espically bothering my wife who will also will be uprooting her life and career. I just want to know everything by the end of this month.

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Law School Applications / Re: UNC -- Why they are slow
« on: April 08, 2008, 02:58:31 PM »
I have three friends who all received acceptance e-mails during the last week of March.  The rest of us should be receiving rejection letters pretty soon.

I agree with hood. I am expecting to receive a letter of disapointment soon. I thought I had a good shot too.

Has any one been accepted that applied after mid January?(excluding auto admits)

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