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21 Republicans up for grabs this election year (in the Senate), and that party is not doing so well.  I think the Dems will pick up some, but not a whole lot.

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ok, I'm all for building up foreign economies and improving the quality of life for people in nations with a lot of poverty, but this is ridiculous!  there are plenty of qualified people in the US that could do a similar job.  my mom is struggling with a solo-practice after taking several years off to care for her father and sister, and she would love a job doing research and writing (from home, which eliminates the need for office-space or overhead).  I'm just waiting for the day when people in India realize that they could really hike up the prices.  it's already happening in the CG and computer-coding sectors.

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hey, I am at the younger end of the non-trad group (27), but I think it's awesome that so many wiser and more experienced people are going to law school!  don't let the young 'uns scare you off!  we all need to be reminded that it's never to late to pursue your dreams.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Certificate Programs
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:58:18 PM »
Matthies, Those are some very good points.  Thanks!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Certificate Programs
« on: May 13, 2008, 09:35:36 AM »
that's a good question.  the school I'm planning on attending also has one, and I think the course requirements include most of the environmental courses (my main area of interest).  should I try for the certificate as a way to round out my resume and have more options after graduations? 

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Incoming 1Ls / FB Group for LSDers?
« on: May 13, 2008, 09:32:02 AM »
I know there was one mentioned somewhere, but could somebody either post the link or PM it?  you would not believe what comes up when you search "LSD" in Facebook groups.

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Incoming 1Ls / IU - Indianapolis C/o 2011?
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:44:00 PM »
Anyone else out there who has committed to IU - Indy for next Fall?

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clarify a few things for us:

1) are you an Indiana resident (i.e., in-state tuition at IU - B)?
2) if you went to law school in Chicago, would you live with your girlfriend (i.e., would she support your ass?)
3) do you have a preferred area of law for practice, and, if so, will one of the three schools prepare you better or provide you with better opportunities in that area?
4) do you think you're really going to get to enjoy your city/town much, or should you be focusing more on cost of living and ease of transportation?
5) financial issues: which will be cheapest overall (including living expenses)?; do you have significant student loan debt already?; how do you feel about piling up a bunch of student loans for law school?

Good luck!

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my mom worked in the AG's office doing environmental law w/ a woman who graduate from Valpo Law.  Said woman did just fine at the AG's office and later moved to D.C.  I know she has had a couple of jobs in D.C., and now works at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  as far as I know, graduating from Valpo hasn't held her back at all.  if you went to Valpo and did decently well, I don't think you'd have trouble getting work in Indiana, and then if you wanted to move, once you had a few years' work experience you'd probably be fine.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Dog vs. Cat
« on: May 05, 2008, 11:21:14 AM »
tm.: nice.

to the OP: dogs really need a lot of people time, and unless it is exceptionally well-trained, you're probably going to want to crate it when you are not home.  would you really feel comfortable leaving a dog in a crate 8-10 hours a day, w/ no exercise or bathroom options?  also, dogs are very social ("pack") creatures and don't do well when they're left alone for long periods.  cats are more independent, not pack creatures, and can be left along during the day (or even for long weekends). 

as for the video, I would hesitate to even call that a dog.  sorry, I love dogs, but not the little yippee ones.

I have two cats (see avatar).  the girl is much more independent and standoffish, the little boy is quite the cuddler.  I have heard that males tend to be more friendly and loving.  also, the male was born into a home whereas our female was found as a stray kitten and spent at least a month in the animal shelter before we rescued her.  when you're looking for a cat, one that is initially more outgoing will almost always be outgoing, although they do tend to open up a little more after they've been home for a while.  if you get a male, make sure you get him fixed as soon as possible, so that you won't have issues with marking (although you should really do this for either a dog or cat, either sex). 

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