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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:37:10 PM »
I'm a moderate about taxes.  I'm not proposing a fair tax, and I'm not proposing that we eliminate taxes on the rich.  (I do think that rich people are better at creating wealth than the government)
I just think liberals should stop complaining about the unfair tax burden when the upper half of income earners pay more than 96% of the taxes.

I think Elroy is an idiot who's obsessed with burritos.

I've never complained about the amount I pay in taxes and I never will. I think the rich should pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes and I will continue to think that when I myself am in those tax brackets. FYI, that article isn't what I'd call "moderate" in terms of taxes. Its pretty heavily slanted to the right.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Hey Liberals! Read this!
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:40:03 AM »
Yeah the best part is when you say you're a moderate. Reagan subscribed to your little lower average tax rates, more revenue idea, low and behold tax revenues went down as well.

Law School Admissions / Re: Withdrew TODAY !!
« on: April 02, 2008, 02:57:05 PM »
Withdrew from loyola, kent, wisconsin and depaul.

Law School Admissions / Re: CIVIL-LAW AND COMMON LAW
« on: April 02, 2008, 01:55:50 PM »
HI EVERYONE! I'm from brazil and i study law here. I started to take legal-english classes and i would like to hear from american's law students what's the difference between civi-law and common-law?. Thank you and i hope hear from all soon!

in america we have these crazy things called books that give you answers that are more reliable than message boards ... do you have those in brazil?


Law School Admissions / What's the deal with withdrawing?
« on: April 02, 2008, 12:26:55 PM »
Can I just send an email? If I do, should I send it to the person who signed my acceptance letter or just the generally law admissions email address. Also, should there be much to this or should I just say that I'm withdrawing my application?

Law School Admissions / Re: CIVIL-LAW AND COMMON LAW
« on: April 02, 2008, 11:46:41 AM »
Civil law is basically where everything is codified and judges really only have to go look at the legal code to see what to do in "x" situation. Common law has a role for judges in terms of actually making law and policy, specifically through precedent. There is a lot more discretion for judges. That is the difference as I see it.

Law School Admissions / A question I haven't seen asked on here
« on: April 01, 2008, 11:23:54 PM »
Ok, so I got accepted to my #1 choice off of the waitlist, my question is do you think it would be ok to contact them and ask them for a SMALL scholarship. Nothing big, especially since its an in-state school with low tuition anyways, I'm thinking only something like 2k a year. Its not like they're going to recsend (spelling?) my

My opinion on this is that if you are borderline enough for one semesters grades to make a difference in their decision on you, that you would probably be waitlisted initially at least. Thus, I would recommend applying as early as possible and then if and when you are waitlisted at schools you will be able to send your fall 2008 grades in and that might be enough for them to decide to admit you.

I got into every school I applied too (except one) and got into my first choice (university of Iowa), so i couldn't be happier.

Law School Admissions / Re: to negiotiate or not
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:39:54 AM »
Its actually really painless. Call the person your scholly letter came from, tell them your situation, say you're really appreciative of the offer you've been made but that the two schools are so close right now for you and that anything they could do financially would probably make the difference in which school you choose. I just did that today at another school and they said they'd be back to me by friday. Pretty painless.

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