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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SCvs. Pitt
« on: April 07, 2005, 09:23:26 AM »
Pittsburgh fits all of your criteria except getting a job in Southern CA. It's a fun school in a city with lots of universities.  it is insanely cheap to live there without being a nasty ghetto (relatedly, it's the safest large city in the US).  there are also plenty of big and midsize law firm job prospects. It's certainly possible to take a degree from Pitt to CA, but it will take a lot of legwork.  This, at least, is what Pitt grads working in CA report (I am heading to Pitt, but interested someday in living/working in the west). 

FWIW, people on law school boards tend to focus on placement in biglaw firms, and placement in one's first job.  While both are important areas to focus on, most legal employment is NOT in biglaw.  If you can't get a job in CA from a good school out of the area initially, this is not an indication that you simply can't get a job in CA. 


  If you are dead set on SoCal as soon as possible, though, I would recommend USD before the other two. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go?
« on: April 02, 2005, 12:03:24 PM »
I had heard of it, but I was just about to post how it won the debate, no matter what the position defended.  Using jejune is comparable to saying "no offense, but."  Whatever follows (be it logically or however else) is acceptable.

A decent band is named jejune.  or am I think of the jazz june?  or both?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:50:30 AM »
Oh, another nice thing to say about Tulane: I have never been anywhere in my life where I saw more beautiful females.  If you spit, there is a 76% chance you will hit a beautiful female.  But why would you ever do that?

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I actually went to the Enterprise in oakland.  they were great, because they waived my fee too, since I was renting for 2 weeks.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go?
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:46:54 AM »
Just so it is clear, I was not taking a side in this debate, I just wanted to offer SGY advice as a sidenote. 

If this turns into a debate about the merits of Pittsburgh, though, I will jump in a defend just about everything SGY has to say.  :)

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General Off-Topic Board / New Hampshire
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:36:50 AM »
I love this state, and I haven't been there in awhile.  Anyone on here from there?


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This annoying fact can sometimes be overcome if you have Progressive Insurance or a membership to AAA.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go?
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:28:16 AM »
SGY:

Your concerns are probably well-founded.  You might reconsider your approach in expressing them, though.  Since you wondered about getting a certain view across to others, I'll suggest a view slight ameliorations to your approach.

Consider less moralizing; it almost never works.  The reason for this is that people don't like to be told what to do.  Yes, people respond to appeals to their moral sensibility, but they don't appeal to claims about "true suffering" (whatever that is) and extreme guilt inducing (you could have fed a starving child!).  By the way, the example of yours that I bring up is also somewhat ill-founded.  It is not by any means clear that giving $20 to a starving child in africa is the most moral option, assuming a very consequentialist outlook.  The reasons for this are complicated, as are the moral considerations involved.  The point of my mentioning this, however, is that your bold assertions, however well-intentioned they may be, are also likely to be ill-received, and possibly counter-productive.  Psychologists called "reactance" when referring to this not-so-strange phenomenon: overextending some appeal to authority or overpunishing an act is likely to intensify the behavior in question, or at least decrease the likelihood of behavioral modification (which, again, was your expressed intent, in addition to moralizing).

Does that make much sense?  


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:18:33 AM »
Since I've been so pissy, harsh and argumentative here, I should offer a concession: Many people love New Orleans and would live nowhere else.  It is, undoubtedly, a fairly interesting place to visit.  Some people don't want to leave.  I very strongly disagree with those people, but I don't claim some authority on city-appreciation.  I just like to defend a great city that so few people seem to know about, especially in contrast to a city that I really can't stand.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tulane Vs. Pittsburgh
« on: April 02, 2005, 11:16:18 AM »
"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC.  It will help those who share the saner view in the end"

  I suppose those with saner viewpoints have photos of homosexual men on their profiles coupled with the words "#@!* wendy" ? 

 :) I don't dispute it, but I have no reason to believe or care whether the adorable Austin Scarlett is gay.


"5. Actually, maintain your preference for NOLA and Tulane and NYC. It will help those who share the saner view in the end"

 Also, what does it mean for a city to have been built "on one of the most histroically appalling time periods"? Umm...so early colonial america was an appalling time period?


Hmm, how should I put this?  Well, let's just say the white people weren't very nice to the native americans in clearing their path to be not very nice to the african americans.  Does that story ring any bells?

But, once again, to each his own. You Pitt people stay up there, watch Flashdance ("Just a steel-town girl on a Saturday night"), and watch the Penguins lose next season (if there is a season) and enjoy that charming European culture of Pittsburgh unbeknownst to the rest of the world...

Once I return, I will likely stay.  In case you weren't aware, the diverse European culture is one of Pittsburgh's most notable traits.  So, your use of "unbeknownst" is false, unless by "rest of the world" you meant "me, and other dudes like me."

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