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Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 10:03:35 PM »
the phrase pescatarian always makes me laugh a little.

I get that it means a person who eats seafood AND vegetables.  But literally it implies you JUST eat fish.  Every time someone says they are pescatarian I always wonder if they only eat fish, or if they only eat Joe Pesci.

Either way, great fun.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Opinions on two schools please
« on: July 16, 2008, 09:25:09 PM »
With your situation, here's what comes to my mind. Family law generally pays less, no? So debt is a big deal. Calculate exactly how much you'll be in debt after 3 years, and take a look. That should play a big role in your decision. Hofstra is pretty darn expensive ($37k/yr) for T3 school, and being in New York, living expenses will be higher. I will say that I don't think there's much of a difference in these schools when it comes to post grad career options...Hofstra being T3 versus Widener being a T4 doesn't mean Hofstra is leaps and bounds ahead. However, you mentioned you want to practice in NY/NJ. Advantage Hofstra. Then again, Widener isn't that far from that area. Perhaps you could find out where Widener places their grads. Apparently, the majority of them (80%) don't stay in Delaware.

Good analysis.  With that thought process, I'd wind up with Widener.  Lower debt means better flexibility in job prospects at the top end.... or less stress in repayment in the low end.  Widener wins.

Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 09:22:52 PM »
Breaking scientific news......

In white laboratory rats..... being a white laboratory rat has been shown to increase the rate of cancer.

Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 09:01:17 PM »
Saccharin has been linked to cancer.
NutraSweet has been linked to Alzheimers.

Am I alone in believing that Splenda will one day be shown to cause herpahepititasyphilogonorheai ds?

I think that 7up and/or Mexican Coke is probably the best soda.  Made with real cane sugar.

Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 08:50:11 PM »

Whatevs, I definitely hear more scandalous poo coming from male attorneys at my office. 

Dear Hiring Attorney at I Wanna's Office:

   I can be as scandalous as you if you'd just give me the chance (and $1800 a week.)

Very Sincerely,
   Steve Pirates.

yeah, i don't think they can rescind your scholarship and apply back tuition if you transfer, unless you sign some non-unconscionable fine print.

As far as I can tell you're exactly wrong.

I've seen several schools where if you transfer up, the scholarship reverts into a loan.

Think about it objectively....  If you transfer out and have to pay that past year's tuition as a loan, then you wind up paying "sticker price" for your better ranked J.D.   That makes sense and is fair. 

If you don't graduate from the school giving you a scholarhip, they don't really benefit much.  Sure you help their admission numbers, but you hurt their attrition numbers.  And attrition numbers hurt more than admission number help.  Attrition numbers fuel both transfer ideas, and "curve" rumors.  It's a fair bargain that if you take the money you graduate from a school.

If a school lets you transfer out without reverting the scholarship, that would be an amazing windfall if you were "overqualified" for a specific school.  Free year of school?  Man, sign me up!

Current Law Students / Re: Health Insurance
« on: July 16, 2008, 08:32:25 PM »
Depends on your school.

Unlike OConnorScribe, my school offers good coverage through Aetna that takes care of everything except for dental and vision.

Of course as a myopic with bad teeth I find myself falling in the rather large gap left..... but, healthwise I am covered quite well by my school.

Current Law Students / Confidentiality.
« on: July 16, 2008, 08:30:25 PM »
Of anyone who has actually worked.... has anyone had a situation involved where confidentiality issues have become more bitter than the actual substantive issues themselves?

If so.... how have you dealt with that?

I've had a friend who has had a situation come up that they haven't known how to adequately deal with, and I'd like to be there to help, without trying to cross any ethical lines. 

As students, how have you dealt with that transition, from open book to cypher?

Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 08:27:05 PM »
Dear Hiring Partner,

    Please be advised that I was not actually involved in this discussion.  I am a pure paragon of virtue and common decency.

       Steve Pirates.

.........Ok, so does anyone else ever wonder what will come back and reflect poorly on them in the job hunt? 

Current Law Students / Re: Any Soo- to-be Lawyers with Ink?
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:55:32 PM »
So it sounds like she's never tried to use the loo or get it on while wearing a belt. Can you verify that she even owns a garter belt?

For $24.99 a month, I'd be happy to.

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