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Here it is.. Feel free to rip on it..




Blues music has always been an art form that has always fascinated me.  Watching Buddy Guy play the blues on his polk-a-dot Stratocaster as he walks among his audience members (his patent move) is to be alive.  After naming my cat after him (Buddy) and traveling to visit his birthplace (Lettsworth, LA), I finally got the chance to see him play a show.  It was this experience that led to my desire to learn to play a guitar.

Luckily, a good friend of mine, who also happened to be my boss at the Corps of Engineers, was willing to teach me.  Though I was working fifteen to twenty hours a week at the Corps of Engineers, playing soccer for Tulane University, and taking on a full course load in a demanding major, I always seemed to find an hour in each day to practice.  At first, I found the guitar to be extremely difficult.  The tips of my fingers on my right hand were always in pain from slamming down on the steel strings, my left hand didnít feel comfortable with a pick in it, and I had a difficult time maintaining any type of rhythm.  Mark had warned me in the very beginning that starting to learn guitar at my age was uncommon and that it may take time for my fingers to catch up with what my brain wanted them to do, but I could not help being frustrated.

It is with this same frustration that I have contemplated the decision to take the next big step in my life.  I wish I could tell you that Iíd always wanted to be a lawyer and that the decision to apply for law school came easily to me, but this is not the case. 

Since my graduation from Tulane, I have worked as an engineer in the environmental consulting business.  I enjoy solving complex problems, performing calculations, and seeing my designs through to construction.

yada, yada, yada (why I want to be a lawyer.. why I would be a good one.. )... tie back into guitar in closing...

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General Off-Topic Board / Anyone measured it... Results?
« on: August 18, 2004, 10:30:55 AM »
y - 6"

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Law School Admissions / Who here
« on: August 18, 2004, 09:36:27 AM »
smokes the chronic?!

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just wondering...

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Law School Admissions / School and average LSAT
« on: August 16, 2004, 10:45:51 AM »
By this, I mean what ug did you attend, and what was the average lsat for that school according to lsac..
I'll Start..

Tulane --  155

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Law School Admissions / ANYONE KNOW Georgetown
« on: August 13, 2004, 10:13:36 AM »
Part Time average numbers.. Are they posted anywhere.. Trying to figure out if its worth apply PT as a long shot..

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Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / My idea..
« on: August 12, 2004, 10:44:04 AM »
I am thinking about describing what I do every christmas day for my P.S.  Since my father is a gerentologist (he studies old people).. we volunteer (for our church to deliver poinsettas (usually around 50-70) to the elderly in our community each christmas.. The day consists of waking up at 8 am and driving around delivering poinsettas to folks who more often than not have no other visitors at all... we typically return home at 5 pm and partake in the typical festivities (open presents, big meal, etc.) .. Anyway, I think its probably one of the more interesting and "different" things I do.. So, I was going to use it as the basis for my P.S. (Im also going to tie in why I desire to seek a law degree somewhere in there)..

For those of you who have written a P.S. already or read several... IS THIS TOPIC GREAT, GOOD, WEAK, OR PURE CRAP.. Please let me know you honest initial reaction..

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Choosing the Right Law School / Validity of PERSONAL STATEMENT topic..
« on: August 12, 2004, 09:04:00 AM »
I am thinking about describing what I do every christmas day for my P.S.  Since my father is a gerentologist (he studies old people).. we volunteer (for our church to deliver poinsettas (usually around 50-70) to the elderly in our community each christmas.. The day consists of waking up at 8 am and driving around delivering poinsettas to folks who more often than not have no other visitors at all... we typically return home at 5 pm and partake in the typical festivities (open presents, big meal, etc.) .. Anyway, I think its probably one of the more interesting and "different" things I do.. So, I was going to use it as the basis for my P.S. (Im also going to tie in why I desire to seek a law degree somewhere in there)..

For those of you who have written a P.S. already or read several... IS THIS TOPIC GREAT, GOOD, WEAK, OR PURE CRAP.. Please let me know you honest initial reaction..

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Studying for the LSAT / Validity of PERSONAL STATEMENT TOPIC!!!!
« on: August 12, 2004, 09:02:27 AM »
I am thinking about describing what I do every christmas day for my P.S.  Since my father is a gerentologist (he studies old people).. we volunteer (for our church to deliver poinsettas (usually around 50-70) to the elderly in our community each christmas.. The day consists of waking up at 8 am and driving around delivering poinsettas to folks who more often than not have no other visitors at all... we typically return home at 5 pm and partake in the typical festivities (open presents, big meal, etc.) .. Anyway, I think its probably one of the more interesting and "different" things I do.. So, I was going to use it as the basis for my P.S. (Im also going to tie in why I desire to seek a law degree somewhere in there)..

For those of you who have written a P.S. already or read several... IS THIS TOPIC GREAT, GOOD, WEAK, OR PURE CRAP.. Please let me know you honest initial reaction..
 

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Choosing the Right Law School / HOW LONG TO PROCESS TRANSCRIPT
« on: August 11, 2004, 08:59:32 AM »
How long does it take the people at LSAC to process a transcript once it has been received..?

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