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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Houston Roll Call
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:39:16 AM »
Okay, this is the last time I'll pimp the O-Week BBQ at my place on 8/17. If you're interested, PM me.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Dallas LSD lunch!!
« on: August 14, 2005, 06:59:34 PM »
How'd it go? I'm sorry I missed it, but I was in Austin this weekend dancing to the bluess--for about 14 hours each day! My feet hurt.

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UF, first tier school that should only gain ranking after phasing out spring.

if you want biglaw in SF than don't listen to me, but other than that you should pick UF.

I don't know what real evidence there is that UM places in the northeast (if you have it cite it), but alot of firms don't pay attention non-top schools and being in first tier will be a benefit.

From what I've read, heard and vicariously experienced through friends, this post is right on. I'd go to UF. Also, if your grades slip, your tuition won't go up! Most scholarships are based on maintaining a very high GPA and it would be terrible to go to the school that may cost you much more in the end--especially when you likely sacrificed future job opportunities to do so.

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If you want to start a serious thread for those starting Southwestern in the fall, you should go to the Decided Students section of the board. There's a thread for many of the schools, you may be able to just add to one that already exists. If not, start your own. Either way, that's the most appropriate place and where you can expect to get a more serious response from future 1Ls actually going to Southwestern.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My friend is cheating on his wife.
« on: August 12, 2005, 12:46:10 PM »
First off, having a frigid wife does not excuse cheating. As the old saying two wrongs do not make a right. To me, cheating because a wife is having problems having sex is like stabbing someone in the neck for slapping you in the face (way overboard.)

Listen, you're not going to be able to force this guy to stop cheating really easily. However, as a friend you have a responsability to try to steer him in the right direction. Just as if someone was abusing drugs friends should try to intervene, so should friends intervene if they are doing another kind of reckless behavior like cheating.

He should be happy you are confronting him and not telling his wife, IMO.

I totally agree with you on this.

In fact, yesterday I was telling my best friend that I'd met this new guy dancing. It's totally platonic. But she reminded me that even if I'm not interested in him, he may be interested me and that I should take steps to assure he respects that I'm married. I was totally appreciative that she is so comitted to helping me have the strongest, most successful marriage possible. I wasn't offended at all and was thankful for the reminder. Checking in with your friends before they've even made a serious misstep is also good. You're a friend, you're supposed to help.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My friend is cheating on his wife.
« on: August 12, 2005, 12:12:49 PM »
I keep going back to talking to him about the issue. If you honestly believe that maybe he's not cheating and that they've negotiated some sort of "open" marriage, and you confirm that by talking to him, then you can stop thinking of him as a bad or deceitful friend. If they haven't and he is cheating, then you can make up your mind what to do then. I would agree that it's not your place to talk to his wife. Your relationship is with him, not her.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My friend is cheating on his wife.
« on: August 12, 2005, 10:36:09 AM »
i don't condone whatever this guy is doing, but why is it your business anyway?

I'm perturbed that people think it's none of your business. As friends, when we attend our friends' weddings, etc, we all agree to help them in upholding their marriage vows to each other. Not saying anything undermines that. If your friend were taking drugs and hurting himself with that, you'd say something. I don't see how this is different. Friends help friends to live their lives well. If friends are just there for socializing, why bother? Whatever happened to interconnectivity and support?

I would be pissed if my friends didn't try to help me do the right thing in my marriage. If I'm stumbling or even heading toward murky waters, I'd trust that at least one of my friends would talk to me about what I'm doing.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Whittier LS on Probation by ABA
« on: August 12, 2005, 10:29:16 AM »
That's awful convienent of them to release this information two days before our tuition becomes only 80% refundable.

Ouch. Are you really having 2nd thoughts?

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That article made me sick to my stomach. Even though I know that this sort of thing commonly happens and is accepted in foreign countries, I'm still astounded and sickened when I read a report of it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: My friend is cheating on his wife.
« on: August 12, 2005, 03:12:01 AM »
On the one hand, I think it's wrong for my friend to cheat; on the other hand, I'm asking myself whether I'm being too judgemental in reconsidering our relationship. We have been good friends, being able to crack silly jokes together and not to get angry with each other. As I said before, he is very likeable.

You lay with dogs, you get fleas. If this makes you so sick, you shouldn't be around someone whose activities make you sick. Remaining friends with him without confronting him is basically condoning the situation.

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