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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exilcest LSD: Where The Rubber Meets The Road
« on: September 28, 2009, 10:46:31 AM »
Not to stray too far off this briliantly interesting topic, but what exactly is the term "Exilcest" meant to represent? Exile + Incest?




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General Off-Topic Board / Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« on: September 28, 2009, 10:44:10 AM »
I'm not bitchy and judgmental

patently false


 ;) ;) :D



<3 you :D

OK I am at times, but I find myself strangely less so with law school classmates. Perhaps it's because I'm infinitely happier in school than out in the working world?



This. Working world sucks as much as I remember it did from 10 years ago. Seriously thinking about going back to law school and get my JSD. I could then have been in law school for like 10 years by the time thatís done.

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General Board / Re: Psychiatric Disability Right in Law School
« on: September 25, 2009, 06:20:49 PM »
What kind of psychiatric disabilities are you talking about?  I know that persons with documented (serious) learning disabilities can get extra (sometimes double) time on exams. Accommodations in law school are tricky though because there is no law that will ever make an employer give an associate extra time to finish a memo -- regardless of whether the associate has a learning disability. So I am a little cynical about the value of accommodations that could lull a person into spending lots of money on school and then being unable to actually work with the degree after graduation. It seems like a "bait and switch."

The ADA applies to businesses too. But the main thing is there are avenues that are open to you in work that are not in law schools exams. For example Iím dyslexic I type very slowly and misspell most everything, but at work I can use speech to text, proofreading or dictation that make me just as fast as anyone else (if not faster). But I canít use those in exam soft so I have to type and correct my spelling by hand (no spell check) which takes much longer.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:43:40 PM »
Its cold as hell here, might snow tonight.

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General Board / Re: case briefs
« on: September 18, 2009, 12:41:29 PM »
I guess I'm in the small minority that still briefs cases.   :-\

I book briefed all through law school, was just a habbit I never got out of

I book briefed in semester two, but I actually started typing out briefs again.  It's working well for me (so far), because I find it makes it much easier to pick up what's going on throughout the semester and formally briefing doesn't take too much longer than book briefing if you know what you're doing. 

Your not dyslexic, tying anything for me takes hours. I tried Dragon naturally speaking but that was only 75% accurate, I just need someone to take dictation for me

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: September 18, 2009, 10:48:54 AM »
moring all. Today I get to go be all private investigator and go get pictures of a defendant doing bad stuff.

And to think you actually get paid for this.

totally, and paid good to, just to take some pictures. Hard for D to say I'm broke when I have 8x10 glossys of the four luxery houses they own

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: September 18, 2009, 09:40:09 AM »
moring all. Today I get to go be all private investigator and go get pictures of a defendant doing bad stuff.

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I don't think you'll need a higher score just becuase of your magor, but a higher score will allways help so don't take the exam until your ready.

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General Board / Re: Will i fail C&F?
« on: September 17, 2009, 06:52:52 PM »
I did a really stupid thing about 5 years ago. I subletted an apartment and I wasn't getting along with the property managers. Long story short,..I just up and left with 4 months left on my lease. I would like to pay this back,..but i'm worried this will keep me out. I also got into UVA today,...but I don't want to incur $120,000 in debt to find out I can't be a lawyer.

I doubt it will keep you out of the bar. Finding someone who will rent to you again maybe, but if all your talking about is a judgement against you for 4 months worth or rent on your credit, likley not going to be an issue. I know several people with crappy credit who took the bar with me. You could allways call the bar and ask, but they will likely tell you they look at each case individually.

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