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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Transferring?
« on: July 18, 2008, 08:14:13 PM »
The T2 I'd like to transfer too will consider you if you are top 30%.  Better than a stick in the eye.

You are all entitled to your opinion, but it seems to me like most of the people who think bush is the worst ever, completely ignore his accomplishments.
Excellent idea!  Why don't you list his accomplishments and let these haters list what he did wrong!?  That should give us some kind of yardstick to go by.

Just here for support!  Be 41 when I start  :o 

Kids (young adults :) )in my undergrad class are cool.  I wouldn't expect that to change in LS.  However, I'm really hoping there is a sizable group of older students.  It would be nice to be around people my own age again hehe.  Such is the price of education.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Application Process
« on: July 13, 2008, 09:20:51 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: Fifth Tier Toilet
« on: July 13, 2008, 09:17:24 PM »
I just read an article in online magazine.  Didn't save it.  The gist of it was that anyone coming out of law school who was willing to do public interest work for 120 consecutive months would have their debt repaid.  I got the impression this was supposed to take effect in Nov. of this year.  It was probably attached to a law school website I was surfing.  If someone finds it post it, see if we can't confirm the details.

Bailey was onto the right idea.  It isn't that there are too many lawyers.  It's the cost of legal fees that prohibit people from getting the legal help they need.  Now I know some of you think the law was created some 20 odd years ago so that your mommy and daddy could be proud of their little spud.  It wasn't.  The law is for all of us, from Bill Gates down to the guy who just defecated on himself sleeping in an alley.  If you want to go work for the Bills of the world, then have at it.  Best of luck.  I, and others here, have no desire to work for Bill or BIGLAW.  I'll go where I'm needed and fight the fights I want.  Debt be damned.

However, I do appreciate your concern over my financial well being.  In light of that, you can put me on retainer since it's only a matter of time before your caught in the back of a limo with 1/2 a key of coke and a couple prostitutes (didn't ask for IDs on that underage one??  oh that's trouble.)  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Application Process
« on: July 13, 2008, 06:01:52 PM »
I've taken the June LSAT and I'm going to take the Oct. LSAT.


Should I apply early to the schools I think I'll have a good chance to get into with my June score;

and if my Oct test is better apply to a second set of schools that I would have a good chance at
(I'm assuming if I did better I could notify the first set well before they make final decisions too)




Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why are you going to law school?
« on: July 11, 2008, 09:43:58 PM »
Started as a promise to myself.  "If I ever go back to college, I will go to law school."

Seemed plausible that I could do at least as well as the dozen or so attorneys I've hired and fired.

Became the only thing worth doing after I took my first paralegal class.

JFK says it better than I;

"But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

Current Law Students / Re: law school for late bloomers
« on: May 29, 2008, 11:58:48 PM »
ok, i'm 36, still have no frakkin' clue what I want to do with my life and law school seems like my way out of a monotonous and unsatisfying work life. is there anyone else here who is slightly older than the average law school student, let's say over 30, who has some insightful advice they want to offer?

- were the lsat's difficult for you?

- how do you juggle work with school? especially if you have a family.

- are your job prospects everything you've hoped for?

- are you satisfied with your choice to attend law school?

- was it hard securing financial aid?
I'll be 41 (fall 09) when I start law school.  I've heard tales of people much older though.

- I do find the LSAT difficult, but my scores are getting a bit better.

- I really have a strong desire to do criminal defense work, so I'm hoping there will be a job out there somewhere.

- Absolutely satisfied so far.  Even at my ripe "old age", I get a giddy feeling deep in my gut whenever I daydream about going to school that first day.  :D 

- I hope aid isn't an issue.  It hasn't been so far.

Good luck to ya.

Current Law Students / Re: Miranda Waivers
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:09:23 AM »
It might be a small matter (or no matter at all  :) ), but shouldn't there be an affirmative to understanding your rights as well "Do you understand these rights as I have read them to you?"  Yes or No 

Is refusal to answer a "No"? 

If there is no answer but the defendant starts to answer questions later, is that an affirmative to understanding?

How much time expires between the reading of rights and the asking of questions? (as to the expiration of Miranda)

(just some thoughts as I procrastinate)

Current Law Students / Re: Community Property or Separate?
« on: December 02, 2007, 12:24:13 PM »
I would think you would have to talk about appreciation over the 8yrs between the time she got the property back and the time of the divorce?  (8 if I read the scenario correctly)  Of course, there are all kinds of variables you left out.  gl

(good to know Jumbo)

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