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Current Law Students / You're all in law school, so maybe you can help
« on: December 19, 2004, 11:38:13 AM »
I took the Dec. LSAT, and if I go by my diagnostics, my score will be anywhere from 140-147.  I have a 2.56 GPA, certificate from paralegal studies program (with honors), and 4 yrs paralegal work experience.  From your experiences, will this get me into ANY ABA law school?

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Current Law Students / Question for law students
« on: December 12, 2004, 10:23:17 AM »
Would the following "misconduct," if fully disclosed, prevent one from being admitted to law school, or to the State Bar... Being asked to resign from your place of employment (as  freedom of information officer) for using office resources (phone, fax) for making personal freedom of information requests?

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 30, 2005, 09:31:30 AM »
Help me understand something, please.  I understand that the Eleventh Circuit has agreed to consider a request for a new hearing on whether the feeding tube should be reconnected. In truth though, what good is it?  Terri's father has conceded that she's "past the point of no return."

By the time they decide this, she'll be gone, and the Schindlers will be crying that the Eleventh Cir. didn't act fast enough.  I smell another due process argument cooking.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 30, 2005, 06:12:27 AM »
Except for the minor detail that a good part of is has turned into fluid, and has become useless.


She doesn't need a NEW brain.  She has one that is functioning quite well actually.  It is able to monitor her heart rate, allow her to move, process food, respond to light and sound, allow her to make facial expressions including smiling, etc.


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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 29, 2005, 02:29:35 PM »
I suppose Terri also receives disability pay.  Nice!

I know you probably didn't expect a response to this, but after working as an appellate paralegal for a firm that did nothing but social security disability (SSD) work, I feel like responding.

Terri has been like this since she was 25.  Most 25 year olds don't have enough lifetime earnings to qualify for SSD (and if they do, the amount they'd get is negligible).  Moreover, the initial application evaluators deny 97% of all claims, which leads to a hearing.  Of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decisions that I've read and appealed (well over 300 different judges), I can say with a fair degree of certainty that no judge would grant benefits in a case with as many discrepancies as this one has.

(Disclaimer: What I've just stated is my opinion based on work experience, and should not be taken for any more than that)

Good to know.  And I suppose all the "care" she's been getting isn't coming out of her parent's pockets eh?

No, its been well established that there's no money anymore.  The hospice care is being provided by Medicaid, and, I'm assuming that by now, the lawyers are all doing it pro bono.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 29, 2005, 02:22:16 PM »
I suppose Terri also receives disability pay.  Nice!

I know you probably didn't expect a response to this, but after working as an appellate paralegal for a firm that did nothing but social security disability (SSD) work, I feel like responding.

Terri has been like this since she was 25.  Most 25 year olds don't have enough lifetime earnings to qualify for SSD (and if they do, the amount they'd get is negligible).  Moreover, the initial application evaluators deny 97% of all claims, which leads to a hearing.  Of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decisions that I've read and appealed (well over 300 different judges), I can say with a fair degree of certainty that no judge would grant benefits in a case with as many discrepancies as this one has.

(Disclaimer: What I've just stated is my opinion based on work experience, and should not be taken for any more than that)

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Jerry Falwell
« on: March 29, 2005, 02:05:03 PM »
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050329/ap_on_re_us/falwell

Should I rethink Liberty Law?

Were you honestly considering it in the first place?  I can only hope your post was in jest  :)

It would be in horrible taste to jest about a man's life.

I should clarify.  I hope you were kidding about attending Liberty.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 29, 2005, 02:03:48 PM »

What would happen legally if someone (her parents or a protestor) did manage to break in and wet her lips with a sponge or piece of ice?  They'd be breaking the law obviously, but can you really see someone being led away in handcuffs for moistening the lips of a dying woman? 

Yes...as you conceded, that'd be breaking the law. And they'd be handcuffed like anyone else that breaks the law.  Seems simple to me.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 29, 2005, 01:58:09 PM »
On a cellular level, her body knows.  It's starting to go through the process of burning
whatever fat may exist.

But she's completely and totally unaware of it -- unaware of anything and everything, for that matter.

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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: Jerry Falwell
« on: March 29, 2005, 01:49:32 PM »
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050329/ap_on_re_us/falwell

Should I rethink Liberty Law?

Were you honestly considering it in the first place?  I can only hope your post was in jest  :)

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