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General Off-Topic Board / fairly depressing
« on: January 08, 2005, 08:15:24 AM »
If Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt - two of the most genetically gifted individuals on the planet, and seemingly talented and decent people as well - can't make it together...well how bloody depressing is that?

:(

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General Off-Topic Board / Motivate Me
« on: January 04, 2005, 02:59:59 PM »
Ok.  I have a paper. Two actually, that I need to write.  Instead I'm eating rice cakes and staring at my laptop. 

Tell me why I need to write this paper, and why I can't just watch TV or go looking for stores that are open this late.

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General Off-Topic Board / Fireworks in London!
« on: December 31, 2004, 02:53:41 PM »
Metaphorical and literal :) I'm back in London, jetlagged and happy, in my apartment (edit:
originally wrote flat but that sounds stupid) courtesy of my parents - I think I'd be living on the street if it weren't for them, waiting for pizza and watching Friends with the bf.  Does life get any better???

Happy New Year's to all of you: esp. Pookie and AJ, and all the people who participated in the safe word discussion that I just got to read through.  :)

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General Off-Topic Board / Weird chocolate habit
« on: December 28, 2004, 07:16:53 PM »
Edit: never mind, no more chocolate  for me :(

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Work for American govt. overseas???
« on: December 15, 2004, 09:12:29 AM »
Hello all :) As most of you know (because I think I mention it every two minutes or so), "I want to work in England" (I feel like everyone said that last bit with me).   

Now what I'm wondering is this: I would really like to represent American interests over there -- it would make me a bit less homesick, I think.  Do government agencies recruit from law school (assuming the answer is yes), and would they be recruiting law graduates to represent America in countries around the world?  Does anyone have any experience in these matters?  Or know where to find info.?

I love typing questions onto this site.  It's basically like asking santa claus for things and actually GETTING them -- answers really do appear!

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Where should I go next fall? / Harvard or Columbia?
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:10:59 PM »
I've been absent from this board for a while, mostly because I've spent all my time reeling from Harvard's letter and trying to reorganize my thoughts.  Note: I HAVEN'T gotten into Columbia, but I have a decent shot, so I've been trying to figure out which school (if I'm lucky enough to get into Columbia) would be best for me.

Harvard Pros:

1.) It's Harvard.

2.) I did Harvard undergrad, so I know and love the area, and have friends there, and could just focus on law and not on a big new place.

3.) It has a joint degree program with Cambridge University (3.5 years), which would make me attractive to firms with London branches (that's where I want to live).

Harvard Cons:

1.)  Not really any...oh yeah two: VERY expensive and probably no grant money coming my way.

2.) The joint degree program with Cambridge would not make me qualified to take the English bar, but would only give me a good background.

Columbia Pros:

1.) It's a great school.

2.) It's in NYC, and I've never lived there, so it would be an adventure.

3.) It has a dual degree program with University of London, which would take four years - furthermore, THIS program would make me qualified to take the English bar (more job opportunities?).

4.) Possible grant money?  Perhaps offset by NY expense.

Columbia Cons:

1.) It's not Harvard.

2.) Being in NY might distract me from my studies, whereas I know Cambridge like the back of my hand and could just relax and focus.


ANY advice would be hugely appreciated!!!  And just as a side note, this may not become an issue at all if Columbia rejects me (strangely, I'm hoping for that).  Also, I feel very blessed to have been accepted to Harvard, and am inclined to attend (but want to really think it through). 

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General Off-Topic Board / Downy vs. the trolls
« on: November 21, 2004, 01:55:50 PM »
Ok, I don't want to get flamed for this, and I'm not stating an opinion about Downy or about the trolls. 

However, Downy has had his account for a while now, it seems, and although he's changed his name and his avatar, he's never claimed to be anyone but Downy.  When he's gotten attacked, he's responded, but always under his name. 

In general, or at least recently (since I haven't been on here for long), he's been attacked by a number of trolls (perhaps one person creating numerous accounts?) who keeps posting and then deleting accounts.  It's hard to take this person(s) seriously, therefore, when an account is created, used, and deleted in the same day.  If this person is an oldtimer (I'm certainly not!), I for one would like to see you post these opinions under your original avatar (or at least one that you keep for more than a day), and maybe then you and Downy could work things out between the two of you.  That would be a bit fairer to Downy, and I think better for the troll (although then he wouldn't be a troll, if I'm getting this whole "troll" concept right).  I don't think this is out of the question, although I might be a bit too Brady on this subject and not realistic enough.

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General Off-Topic Board / Best Alcololic Drink
« on: November 17, 2004, 04:21:06 PM »
Right. I've had too many gin and tonics.  But that's not my favorite. My favorite is:

Bailey's Glide.  YUM.

I didn't make this a poll because I believe in freedom of...total expression without limitation. Actually that's not true, I really don't.  But with regard to this?  I do.  Look at that - no spelling errosrs! ok yeah but just that last one.

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General Off-Topic Board / hehe! very interesting cooley homepage
« on: November 16, 2004, 05:45:13 PM »
Now, I want to say at the outset, that I know NOTHING about cooley.  I visited its homepage just to see what all the fuss was about.  And I saw this:

"Cooley Law School focuses on legal education and practice skills, unlike any other law school in the country."

Note: this was not in small letters.  It's in very large letters next to a large picture.  Pretty much the first thing you see.

Now, what I'm wondering is this:  Is that statement meant to imply that...no other law school focuses on legal education and practice skills?  Hmmm?

I do understand it might be intended to mean that Cooley is unlike any other law school in the country with regard to its methods.  Or something.  But as it is...correct me if I'm wrong.  I hope I'm wrong.

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General Off-Topic Board / buffalo soldiers and finding neverland...
« on: November 14, 2004, 07:10:13 PM »
Both great movies!  Very different.  One's violent and full of irony (that would be finding neverland - never knew that Peter Pan was such a gory play), and one's quietly uplifting and beautiful (that would be ... ok that one's finding neverland).  See both!

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