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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is Anyone Truly Evil
« on: February 16, 2005, 09:46:57 PM »
I don't think any of us can fully understand the concept of evil, since in the end we are all petty materialists.

I don't think materialists are petty, and I am absolutely certain that some people are not materialists.  Some are property dualists, for example.   ;)

or were you not talking about the relation between metaphysical theories and the concept of evil?

"Buying great professors" - I doubt this will make much difference. Every school claims this, and there are a lot of talented people out there.

I understand what you mean.  Lots of schools are trying to keep up with the top schools in recruiting scholarly talent.  The only reason I actually believe it in the case of Pitt is that they've actually attracted several established, tenured professors (through very generous salary packages) from places like Yale, Stanford, and NYU, among others.  I apologize for not being able to provide a link to this information (I did a search and couldn't find it); I can only say that I am being completely honest when I report that this information has a source. 

But yeah, Pittsburgh is seriously one of the most underrated cities.  It is nothing like the boring old steel town that people who haven't been view it as.  If there is a complaint with which I can sympathize, it is that the winters are long and harsh, but no worse than Chicago (and not as harsh as Boston, though Boston in general gets more sunshine throughout the year). 

I also think USD will rise, as USD is recruiting TONS of the best professors.  Everyone wants to retire in the that region, it seems.  Plus, students with stellar creds are applying because of the reported scholarship opportunities.  Many of these students will be lured into SD, so their numbers will increase substantially (as they have in recent years). 

Wups, this thread is for schools that will fall.  Hmmph.  Hastings, perhaps?  That is purely a whimsical guess, though. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is Anyone Truly Evil?
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:39:38 PM »
Ever imagine how doctors feel when someone with no medical background gives them an obvious cure for cancer?  I kinda feel like that now, since I've struggled with questions like this for years.  I also feel like a double-feminine hygiene product for feeling that way.  It's an excellent and interesting question, but one that I think is ultimately going to be resolved only by verbal stipulation or fist-pounding.  The term/concept of evil is just to vague to answer this question.

Law School Admissions / OSU-Moritz Chat
« on: February 16, 2005, 05:34:44 PM »
It's not working for me.  Anyone else having problems?

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Does UNC have a national Rep?
« on: February 16, 2005, 07:20:39 AM »
Good call - I never noticed that. What's the catch?

Andrew is able immediately to deduct a portion* of any future earnings in the legal field.

*"Portion" to be defined as "a percentage named at Andrew's whim, multiplied by however many times you've clicked "notify."

My picks

1)Case Western - lsat and gpa medians are 158 and 3.19, seems pretty low for their ranking. imo overated school

2)Pittsburgh - just dont think it's that great to be a tier 1

From what I hear, case's rep among lawyers and laymen far exceeds its rankings.  The school, again, from "what I hear," recognizes this and is trying to manipulate the rankings accordingly. 

Pitt has been buying great professors for years now, and has increased its selectivity as well.  There is no reason to think it will fall, and good reason to think it will climb (over the years, that is, not just whatever ranking they get this fall).  Plus, Pittsburgh is rated the "#1 City to live and work" and "#1 city to be a young lawyer," the cost of living is extremely low, and the job market competition isn't anywhere near as fierce as most eastcoast and midwestern cities.  Yes, I am a Pitt troll, and I plan to attend.  :)

wachtell,  lipton, rosen and katz (1st yr associate salary $280,000 including bonus in 2003)

This is seriously the starting salary for associates just out of law school?  Now I want CCN even more...

Mr. President is referring to an anomolous year for Wachtell, though, wherein all associates received a year's salary as a bonus.  Wachtell had some huge business that year, and it is unlikely that such an insane bonus would happen again soon or at other firms.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Illinois Urbana Champaign
« on: February 14, 2005, 08:27:47 PM »
congratulations! now you can move to the state college of the midwest!  ;)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: IN AT ARIZONA!
« on: February 14, 2005, 01:42:15 PM »
Congrats! Have fun in Tuscon.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Welcome to Club LSD......
« on: February 14, 2005, 01:02:06 PM »
Sej, is that you?  Damn you got moves girl.      ;)

Thank you.  I studied modern dance for years in order to perfect my mouth-agape, hips-and-shoulders side-to-side-whilst-wearing-a-belly-shirt move.  It's almost perfect. 

Your mouth needs be more agape. 

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