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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 28, 2004, 06:33:06 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 03:07:46 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 02:30:35 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 12:27:41 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Undergrad majors
« on: December 27, 2004, 06:46:37 AM »
Opera

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Petrified
« on: December 17, 2004, 09:58:08 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Are you SOOOOOO done with what you're doing now?
« on: December 17, 2004, 09:41:52 AM »
I am just about ready to take my ball and go home, my company is not playing fair!!!  >:(

They think they can dump a bunch of BS files on me before I leave...well, they can, but I am not promising a thing!!!   :D

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ooooh this reminds me, i have a rant:  on saturday night, i worked from 4:30 pm to 2 am.  i was already having a bad night because i only made $100, which is horrible considering that i'm the closer, who has to work the hardest.  well at about 1:30 some assholes walked out on a $90 tab!  so on a 9 hour shift, i made $10!  oh wait, that's before tip out.  so i needed to pay $10 to work 9 hours.  >:(   

Yeah, that happened here in the Dallas area.  I have chased a few people down myself.  I have been waiting tables for 8 years now and am getting so sick of it.  Please tell me someone has a better idea for a part time job!!!
WTF? The $90 came out of your pay??? I don't even think that's LEGAL! They stole from the business, not from you! Where are you a waitress, Red China??

 ???

it's not illegal as long as, after paying for it, you still make minimum wage for the pay period.  in fact, do a google search on the subject.  i did once, and there was a link to a news story where a girl had a table walk out on her with a $150 tab.  well, she didn't want to pay it so she chased after them into the parking lot.  the people saw her coming and ran her over with their car.  now that's screwed up.....


by the way, mick, i doubt it's illegal in minnesota.  i don't know much about specific states' laws, but perhaps you have just never heard of it happening, because it's up to the restaurant's discretion. 
minnesota is really the place to go if you're looking for serving jobs, don't they make minimum wage (or more) there? i've heard they do.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outlines?!?
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:22:07 PM »
The point of making an outline is rarely to actually use the outline, but as an excercise in and of itself.  Cognitive Psych will tell you all you need to know about how important constructing your own outline is, whether you actually study from it or not.  Personally, I must write these by hand as well...typing does nothig for me.  If you haven't figured out your individual learning style yet, next year is gonna be pretty tough, I'm going to imagine.

I have an individual learning style that I have honed through my undergrad and grad degrees, but those may not be applicable to the study of law.  I studied music, which surprisingly has alot in common with the study of law (so much so that I was able to base my PS on those similarities), but I am not sure if the habits will be sufficient for law school and I definitely do not want to trial and error this thing out.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Scott Peterson Death Penalty Poll
« on: December 14, 2004, 07:42:10 AM »
I heard a statistic (of course I don't remember the actual number) that stated the majority of the death sentences are overturned in the appeal process...I think this will be one to be overturned based on the circumstantial evidence.

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