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General Board / Asbestos Litigation Reform
« on: February 28, 2005, 10:10:33 AM »
Anyone here have any opinions on it? Has litigation gotten out of hand? Lots of people have/will continue to lose their jobs due to corporate bankruptcy if the current litigation trend continues. Obviously we want to help the people who have been truly injured by asbestos. What is the best solution. Class Action Reform has passed Congress. Will Asbestos Litigation Reform be next? It seems like Bush wants to attack all types of litigation issues this term. What about medical malractice litigation reform?

Is tort litiation out of hand or is there not a problem at all?

General Board / Re: Top of the Barrel in Tier 4 or sludge in Tier 2
« on: February 25, 2005, 12:56:16 AM »
go to the tier 2 school. There is not guarantee that you will finish at the top of the t4 school.... Or you may do better than you thought at the tier 2. go to the best school possible!

General Board / Re: Poll: Should Social Security be Privatized?
« on: February 24, 2005, 11:47:31 PM »
Nice answer Vinny. I tend to agree with your points. The rate of return on the current system is horrible.  Under the new plans being proposed the disabled, etc will still get their SSI benefits which is a good thing. Raising taxes is a bad idea since like you said it does not fix the system.... it only delays having to fix the system and makes it even worse (and more expensive to fix) for future generations.

General Board / Health Care will be half of federal budget by 2014
« on: February 24, 2005, 08:26:00 PM »
From CNN "Government share of health costs grows"

Should half the budget really be spent on health care. What are some possible solutions to this. In my opinion the new medicare prescription drug benefit was designed horribly. After the lobbyists had their way the feds agreed to pay retail price (no discount) for the prescription drugs.

General Board / Public Service Careers
« on: February 23, 2005, 08:59:50 PM »
How many of you are considering public service after graduation? Even with a LRAP plan it can be tough. How practical do you think it really is? Or will you seek a high paying corporate law career and do pro bono work on the side as time permits?

General Board / Re: Dating while in law school
« on: February 23, 2005, 01:36:49 PM »
To be honest probably not very much, maybe just a little.  Luckily for me I always have had an easy time with the ladies so I do not need to mention any of my degrees, etc to spark their interest.

How many 1L's on this board will try out for Law Review this Spring?

I know that the workload of those on Law Review can suck at times and the work itself as a 2L can be boring at times. However I think the advantages of being on law review (better access to jobs and clerkships after graduation) outweigh the costs. I will try to write on to Law Review in the Spring (you cannot grade on at my school).

I recommend working and trying to save as much money as possible since you will not be working as a 1L. If you are already rich then go on vacation. Honestly "preparation" will not help that much. I did not prepare at all and did VERY well my first semester.

General Board / Poll: Should Social Security be Privatized?
« on: February 21, 2005, 06:15:50 PM »
My vote is yes!

Other options:
1. Raise retirement age
2. Cut benefits
3. Raise taxes

General Board / 2nd year associate status for law clerks and JD/MBA grads
« on: February 19, 2005, 11:20:58 PM »
I knew that many firms give 2nd year associate status (pay, etc) to recent judicial clerks. I just learned that some big NYC law firms also give 2nd year status to JD/MBA grads. Does anyone have a list of these NY firms? Does anyone know which law firms in Chicago, DC, or Boston give 2nd year associate status to JD/MBA grads?

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