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Personal Statement / Re: Should the PS have a title?
« on: October 31, 2008, 01:08:33 AM »
Hmmm.  I have one, just "Personal Statement for ... " across the top, centered and boldened.  This is to separate it from my "Addendum to explain elements of my police record"

Though, after reading the two above stating they are not titling there's, I may just put "Personal Statement" in the footer at the bottom or omit it all together. 




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Personal Statement / Re: PS swap/review/comment
« on: October 30, 2008, 10:24:11 PM »
I'm game.

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Simple and to the point in my opinion. You shouldn't have to defend your decision to stay at home and raise your two children. 

"Per my absence from the work force from 2002 to present, in 2002 I was married and have since had two children whom I've dedicated my time to raising."


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Personal Statement / Re: Looking for PS swap or feedback
« on: October 29, 2008, 01:13:48 AM »
I'm game for a reading swap.  PM it to me.

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Personal Statement / I'll show you mine if you show me yours
« on: October 28, 2008, 11:48:14 PM »
Personal statement that is. 

PM me if interested.

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General Board / Law in a flash - stupid question
« on: April 06, 2008, 04:30:18 PM »
While I'm not in school yet, I picked up a set of cards to quiz myself and learn the topics now so as to make it a little easier when I start.

Some of them refer to specific entries in the UCC, which I've been able to find online for cross referencing.  However some have citations such as CP [section symbol] ##.##.  What's the CP referring to?

To those who know and answer, thanks in advance.

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General Board / Re: Worst time to be a lawyer?
« on: February 25, 2008, 10:25:57 AM »

If your principle concern is on getting a job, then you should look at other sectors of the economy that are growing.  Medicine and Technology are NOT going to be going away, and are growing considerably compared to the law which I'd propose is rather stagnant. 

I've been in tech for about 10 years now and it is hard to find good people.  The drawback is that it's constantly changing and you should expect to have be constantly updating your skills.  When you're 30 it's not that bad.  When you're 40 you start to tire of having to be up to date with the latest and greatest.  At 50 it's much harder to keep up and you're competing with an influx of 20 somethings who haven't had their heads cluttered with technology that's long obsolete.


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Southern Illinois - Carbondale / 2011 - Anyone?
« on: February 15, 2008, 05:42:12 PM »
I'm still undecided. Leaning towards. 

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General Board / Re: puppy in LS/summer
« on: January 16, 2008, 09:51:53 PM »
Deadly to your future success?  Get a grip.  It's a d**mn dog.  If you want it, get one.  If not, don't get one.  You make the decision just like everyone else and stop acting like a law student by being so overly dramatic about relatively trivial things. 

I'm guessing you've never lived on your own and owned a pet. 

Getting a cat or a dog is a long term commitment and it CAN affect your future prospects.  I have a cat, and have had to turn down consulting jobs that would require me to be out of town for long periods of time.  I went with a cat because I can leave her alone for a week (i've gone up to 7 days) alone with plenty of food and water to carry her.  But you can't do this with a dog. 

As for dog-walking services, personally I wouldn't trust anybody whom I didn't know pretty damn well to have access to my home.  Call me paranoid. 

Plus you have to plan to give that animal care and attention for the rest of it's life.  There's a lot of considerations that should go into making that decision.  That is not a trivial decision to make. 


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General Board / Re: Why harsher curves at lower-ranked schools?
« on: January 13, 2008, 02:14:43 PM »
It's a flaw in the design of the system of grading people in relation to how their peers perform.

A T1 vs. a T4 school will have a completely different composite of students, and an average performing student at a T1 could be a straight A student at the T4 simply because they are competing against a wholly different caliber of students.

The grading system is inherently flawed and should be abandoned in favor of grading based on traditional methods to ascertain a person's comprehension of the material, and not their ability relative to their classmates. 

I suppose the only reason the system is as it is, because it closely mirrors the real world.  You don't compete based on what you actually know, but you are competing against the other attorney.  Even a poor attorney could win if the other parties attorney is even more incompetent. 

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