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News Discussion / Re: Death for Scott Peterson
« on: March 20, 2005, 10:16:13 AM »
And it's a sad gesture.  The evidence used to convict him was circumstantial, and while I don't think a murder conviction should be based on circumstantial evidence, and while I am 100% against the death penalty, if it must be used, I certainly don't think a death sentence should be imposed based on this type of evidence.



i got a little inside secret for ya - most criminals are convicted on circumstantial evidence.

While some criminals are convicted on circumstantial evidence, its a VAST generalization to say that MOST convictions are based on that type of evidence.  I never said I don't think Peterson killed her; I simply said that there wasn't enough hard evidence to convict him beyone a reasonable doubt.

Turning to the penalty for a second; even assuming that the death penalty was morally right, I still maintain that in order to sentence someone to death, a jury ought to have more than just circumstantial evidence.


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News Discussion / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 20, 2005, 10:11:39 AM »
I just heard that the House and Senate are meeting today (a Sunday, mind you) to consider bills relating to the Terry Schiavo situation.  This is a great example of our country's priorities.  There's a meaningless war going on, and we're losing soldiers by the dozens, and Congress convene's hearings on baseball's drug problems, and then decides to meet on a Sunday (nearly unheard of) to discuss a matter that they have no right buting into. This makes me sick.

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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / Re: Superprep
« on: March 19, 2005, 02:07:46 PM »
If anyone has the Superprep book on PDF, please let me know.
Thanks.

Maybe it's me, but is it the best idea to be asking future law students to engage in copyright infringement? 

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So can you or can you NOT teach law at the university level with a Bachelor's and a JD?


You absolutely can.  Look up any law school's faculty directory online and you're sure to find at least a few professors with only a bachelor's and a JD.

As for the original question: JD = juris doctorate = doctorate degree.  Masters don't take 3 years of full-time study.  It's not a PhD, but it is a doctorate.  Most attorneys don't refer to themselves as "Dr." because it sounds pompous, but I've heard that some do.

The Ethics Committee of the bar association in my state (NY) has found it to be unethical for a licensed attorney to refer to him or herself as Dr. So-and-so.

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News Discussion / Re: Death for Scott Peterson
« on: March 19, 2005, 09:44:47 AM »
And it's a sad gesture.  The evidence used to convict him was circumstantial, and while I don't think a murder conviction should be based on circumstantial evidence, and while I am 100% against the death penalty, if it must be used, I certainly don't think a death sentence should be imposed based on this type of evidence.


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News Discussion / Re: Terry Schiavo
« on: March 19, 2005, 09:43:01 AM »
The courts have absolutely no right to interfere with a personal matter such as this.  End of story.

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what are your numbers for the AAMPLE program? I'm 28, have a 3.44 from the University of Southern California, and a 147. want to know if I have a shot at either program?

My numbers are much lower than yours.  My LSDAS GPA is 2.72 (undergrad GPA 2.56), and I have nearly 4 years work experience as a paralegal.  My LSAT, well, that's another story (Let's just say you did much better than I did). 

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Law School Applications / Nova Southeastern On-Campus AAMPLE Program
« on: March 17, 2005, 06:17:41 PM »
Is anyone here doing the on-campus AAMPLE program at Nova Southeastern this summer? Just thought it might be cool to connect with others in the same boat as me.

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Acceptances / Re: NOVA PROVISIONAL
« on: March 17, 2005, 05:50:49 PM »
can you tell us your lsat/gpa or index to see how nova determines whether or not you go to the summer pgm

My GPA was 2.56 (my LSDAS GPA is 2.72), I have nearly four years of paralegal work experience, and my LSAT was miserable...too low to even mention.  Had I done even 10 points higher, I would have made it into Nova unconditionally, but for now, this will do.  And I plan to be one of the 35% of people that make it through AAMPLE.

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