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   Forgive my newness to posting on any kind of discussion board, but what is "flame"?  I'm assuming it's a statement meant to piss people off and get them to start talking or something of that nature.  Enlighten me please.

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    Here's a link to the decision,   

-- http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=US&navby=case&vol=000&invol=04-108  --

     I'm not finished reading the decision, nor do I feel adequately educated to intelligently discuss it (that's what law school's for right?) but I'll post what I think in a few days anyway because I'm very upset by it and would like to know what you guys think about it.

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      I was accepted late so I didn't get on the List-Serv until a few days ago and have been out of the loop on other things as well.  I know that it was suggested we could use the list-serv to organize a BBQ (as apparently was done last year) or event and wanted to know if anyone out there had already started on this or had any ideas.  I'd be willing to work or help with this if anyone is interested.  Please feel free to grab my e-mail off the list-serv and write me personally or just post here. 

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     Kandi, I'm in the part-time program as well!  Do you have any suggestions on where to look for a job?  All my experience is in the restaurant business (one of my last jobs was opening up a bar) but I think I wouldn't mind working in the law library or giving tours on campus if it came down to it (I definetly don't want to work a job as stressful as any in the restaurant business while in law school!).  Do you know if it would be difficult to get in at a firm doing any kind of clerical work if you have no direct experience? 
     Thanks in advance for any advice and I can't wait to see everyone in the fall as well!

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I'll be in Little Rock from July 10th to the 13th or 14th and I'll be looking for a place near the law school then.  I'll post everything that I find out on this board when I get back.  In the meantime you may want to check out the online classifieds in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  What I've done a few times is put the law school address on a mapquest map and then look for apartment complexes on citysearch or through the classifieds and call them.  The problem is that both times I did this I got very few call backs.  Good luck and I'll post ASAP when I return from my trip.

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I've been accepted into the part-time night program and will be looking for a roommate if anyone's interested.  I'll be in Little Rock July 10th-14th to look at places.  Write me back if anyone's interested.

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News Discussion / Re: Supreme Court OK's seizure of personal property
« on: June 25, 2005, 11:49:28 PM »
   These arguments are fun and I do appreciate them having spent undergrad sloughing through Philosophy classes having to read Wittgenstein and translated Chinese religious texts I think we should bring it back to home.
 
   1. 99& of us are not lawyers or aspiring law students
   2.  We grow up with an understanding that the Constitution protects our basic rights as citizens
   3.  We now no longer have the right to own land without fear of a zealous entrepreneur or corporation with money and political connections being able to obtain our land, period.
   I don't know where the rest of you are from but here in the South where I live not a week goes by where you don't read or hear about collusion of the wealthy to do things most ordinary people disagree with or blatant corruption in the government (run a google search on the "Tennessee Waltz" scandal for fun).  People have always found ways to @#!* people, always will.  Dog and pony shows and abstract arguments aside, getting screwed in the ass is still getting screwed in the ass. As we no longer have direct constitutional protection of or basic rights to own land without a legitimate reason for the public good anyone with enough creativity, money, power, and patience can get what they want. 
    What do you guys think the long term implications of this are?  What rights will we lose next but not really care about because the economy's making us not REALLY worry about our upcoming Stafford and private loans?  I know what I sound like when I say this but I have to say it anyway, Picture a time when the economy is *&^% and the only piece of equity you have left is your house which can be taken by an individual or class of individuals who have both more political and monetary capital than you.  Being as how no one can accurately predict the future, we should all think of what the REAL implications of this decision is, not now but in the future.

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   I'm really excited that I was accepted into the UALR law school (night program) and will be moving there in August and consequently will be looking for a roommate.  I'm also from Hot Springs, a town an hour away if any soon to be 1Ls have any questions about the area. 
   

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Where should I go next fall? / Need advice 147 LSAT (twice) 2.7 G.P.A.
« on: December 25, 2004, 02:42:17 PM »
Ok, here's the deal. I took the LSAT in June and October and got a damn 147 both times.  The first time I didn't really study because I figured because of my philosophy (my major at a Southern mid tier liberal arts school) background it couldn't be too difficult (oops).  Busted my ass studying the second time and even recieved some free Princeton Review tutoring.  I scored between 156-158 on real LSATs from a few years ago but I guess when it came down to it I probably suffered from some type of test anxiety or succumbed to being a statistic, whatever.  It certainly didn't help that I had to watch a new baby and work two jobs either.  So I'm taking the LSAT one more time in February.  I'm sending out six applications by the end of the year (Valparaiso, University of Denver, Appalachian State, Barry University, St. Thomas Unversity, and of course Thomas Cooley) and am only taking the LSAT again to try to get into the Unversity of Arkansas at Little Rock which is near my hometown.  My question is this, I've been out of school a year and a half and in that time I've fathered a child and helped open a successful bar.  While a student in undergrad I was a founding father of a local chapter of an international fraternity that consistently took at least 20-30 hours out of my week.  Tack on me working 20-30 hours a week consistently throughout school as well as studying abroad in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Hong Kong, and Honolulu (maybe that one doesn't count) do I still have a chance to go to a school that isn't located in B.F.E. or in an extremely cold climate?  My letters of reccomendation are from the dean of the philsophy department and the G.M. of the bar I helped open.  Whaddya think?

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