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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 31, 2004, 08:30:04 AM »
I have heard more of the left calling Bush backers stupid than I have heard the right calling Bush haters stupid. 

You clearly dont hang out with enough conservatives  ;) (granted, that's hardly a *bad* thing.)

It might be because I live in Texas.   :)


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 30, 2004, 05:06:14 PM »
Why can an intelligent adult not think that "Bush is the worst president ever"?

Second, I'd like to think that as intelligent adults we could all get over the "Bush is the worst president ever" BS.

Why can't an intelligent adult think Bush IS a good president?  I have heard more of the left calling Bush backers stupid than I have heard the right calling Bush haters stupid. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 28, 2004, 01:35:06 PM »
In response to Operatke,

You totally shouldn't have to defend your major.  I know people poo-poo it, but I have a friend who was in the music school at Michigan in vocal performance (or voice performance as I think they call it at UofM).  She was unbelievably talented and worked hard -- and she still had to take the same distrubution requirements as everybody else at Michigan. 

And theater? I used to think it was easy until I took a class at Michigan... let's just say that I should become a lawyer instead.  I think there are some people who have more talent in acting than me, but I realized that it takes more than talent -- well trained actors amaze me now.  Being a good actor is very much like learning to play a musical instument well (one of the few arts that I've practiced) or becoming an excellent writer.



Yep, thanks, and Opera is even harder because it invloves theater AND music...same with musical theater of course, but that is even harder cause ya gotta do that whole dancing thing and that just ain't my bag at all!

My PS was actually all about how a music degree can be one of the best preparations for law school (as long as you have the ability to think, which the LSAT measures, not your degree)...the time management skills I learned will be the most valuable thing I will get to take to law school.

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Meta Discussion / Re: Moderator DOWNY petition
« on: December 28, 2004, 09:15:12 AM »
we should replace every word we have for cool and good and use DOWNY instead.  that'd be DOWNY

Xbluntsfortiesandbitches



Blunt has a very DOWNY point, I for one also vote for DOWNY to replace DOWNY and DOWNY.  DOWNY job Blunt!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 28, 2004, 08:33:06 AM »
Musical theater is a relatively new degree too, so that makes it that much less desirable.  My Dad thought I had wasted all of that for nothing too...and to be honest I did too until my acceptance letter came in the mail a couple of weeks ago!  :)

Are you serious?  I'm going to tell my parents that.  Can I quote you on that?

Well - she'll be getting a BA regardless, so at least she will have that.  She's thinking about getting a master's too (an MFA I guess) so that she can teach theater or whatever, so I guess it's not all that bad.

My Dad thought I had wasted all of that for nothing too...and to be honest I did too until my acceptance letter came in the mail a couple of weeks ago!  :)

Very nice.  Of course you got accepted, you're an Opera major!  That's the most diverse major I've heard of yet.

Yes you can quote me!  ;D

The MFA might not be the best idea if the collegiate theater world works like the collegiate music world.  I have an MM in vocal performance because I was thinking the exact same thing until I found out close to the end of the degree that you have to have major performance experience before you can start teaching at the collegiate level...she definitely needs to look at that.  I just had no desire to live the spartan lifestyle that is so prominent among musicians and actors...no thanks!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 05:07:46 PM »
yea - IMHO, we (my dad) might as well flush $75,000 or so down the toilet.

I definitely understand you not being happy about that...my Dad was so thrilled when he found out I am going to law school...much more concrete than the opera world.

Musical theater is a relatively new degree too, so that makes it that much less desirable.  My Dad thought I had wasted all of that for nothing too...and to be honest I did too until my acceptance letter came in the mail a couple of weeks ago!  :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 04:30:35 PM »
I definitely understand you not being happy about that...my Dad was so thrilled when he found out I am going to law school...much more concrete than the opera world.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 02:27:41 PM »
Well, it's an honest question -- I'm not sure if there was an opera major at Michigan, where I went.  I guess I'd just never though of that as a possible concentration.
I was a vocal performance major...at most music schools that means you sing opera, although there are exceptions.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 08:46:37 AM »
Opera

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Petrified
« on: December 17, 2004, 11:58:08 AM »
I'm not sure if these numbers are accurate, but I read somewhere that a maximum of 4-5% of law students actually become trial attorneys. That is a TINY number.

A significant amount of lawyers prepare drafts, contracts, get deals done, etc. And no self respecting firm is going to let you mouth off in court a few months after graduation - people say it takes them YEARS to be given a shot at conducting a trial.

So that fear of public speaking might hurt in law school with the professors but might work for you in your professional life (the less you say the less stupid sh*t other people hear). Anyway, just my 2 cents.

Does anybody know if the chance of getting into the courtroom quicker increases when you come out of a school that has one of the top trial advocacy programs?  It seems that it would, but I am sure it depends on alot more than just the school.

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