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We don't have cumulative GPAs in the UKso there are generally exams at the very end of a degree, and we get a result for the whole thinga month or so later. Pressure!
I'm waiting for my results, which should come out on Friday.
I keep going through things in my mind and on paper, writing down estimated resulrs and calculating averages... it's driving me absolutely mad!
So my question is: how do I get my mind off it? How to not dissect everything I did and fret?
I'm doing a biglaw internship and I just can't concentrate!
Help, please!

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I know people have posted about their excitement, but instead of reviving all that I'll start my own thread and hope you'll all contribute! This summer I'm doing two biglaw internships in London with US firms. I'm so excited! I've been suit-shopping, reading business news and preparing. I only have two Finals to go before finishing college, and then there will be two weeks of celebration before summer work. I'm so happy with my choice of law school, and get really happy each time the 'attenting___' thread pops up in my unreads and I read about your law school destinations, or about you finding the perfect apartment or house or getting off a waitlist. We've achieved so much, and we're on our way to becoming lawyers. I can't believe how far we've come and that it's all for real...

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General Off-Topic Board / heffalump
« on: May 19, 2005, 04:32:44 PM »
I love the heffalump! I haven't seen the movie but this character is the cutest. I thought I'd announce this. Don't really know why. I'll never grow out of Disney!

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Here's the story. Oxford colleges provide free contraception to their students in the way of condoms. They place them in discreet places, in bowls in toilets, behind counters to be handed out by an individual and sometimes send them to people who have requested them in brown envelopes.

Recently, it was discovered that all of these condoms had been discreetly pierced with a pin, making them useless. Many couples (hundreds)  consequently had unprotected sex unwittingly, and exposed themselves to the risk of STDs and preganancy.

How awful is this? So an investigation was launched to find the guilty party.

It transpired that the Christian Union was responsible for this, because it, as a body, is opposed to sex before marriage and to birth control.

This is not a jab against Christians in general at all. I am recounting one incident and a specific group. But I do think it is _terrible_. I would think that no matter which religion or group was responsible. I think it is abominable that people use their moral convictions as an excuse to potentially cause physical and mental harm to others. This is bigoted and selfish and awful. Sorry about the rant! I've just heard this news and it really scares me. I tell you: if it had been me I'd be climbing the walls out of fury and fear.   

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Yes, I know I'm sad. I had nothing to gain from it. I will never see him again or need a ref. Nor will he mark anything of mine. But he taught me a few months ago and lectured a few days ago, and it was the most enlightening lecture I have ever been to. He is the most brilliant man ever. And at the end of the lecture, recognising me, he said: 'was that alright?.. was there too much information? I ran out of time...' and my jaw nearly dropped, because I had scribbled pages of notes inh amazement throughout. So I  emailed and said I meant it when I said the lecture was brilliant. And I felt it was important to say because when people have on impact on you (academically speaking), they often don't know it. And in the case of professors that's a very sad thing. So I finished by saying that what would stick out in my mind once I left Oxford wouldn't be the gowns or the pomp and ceremony: it would be the sense of awe seeing an expert get more out of a text than you ever thought was possible.

Anyone done this/ something similar?

Don't flame me! I know I am a nerd!

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General Off-Topic Board / Happy Passover
« on: April 23, 2005, 12:52:41 PM »
that was all I wanted to say!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Delaney book?????
« on: April 21, 2005, 11:52:29 AM »
Some people a while back mentioned a book by Delaney and said it was helpful in preparing for 1L. I don't know the title of the book, but books by him on Amazon seem to be out of print, or only availale on marketplace. Can ppl come forwardand say what they think of this book and tell me the title, please? Thank you!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Who's going to Boalt in the fall?
« on: April 21, 2005, 09:33:10 AM »
I put this up in the students' board, but I thought we could start our own thread and talk about housing and getting ready for the move to California... or anything else, for that matter.
I am so excited about attending, even if it is for next fall.

So who's coming to Berkeley?

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Where should I go next fall? / Jewish life in Cali
« on: March 03, 2005, 04:19:58 PM »
I'm probably off to Boalt in the fall (filled with excitement) - can anyone tell me about Jewish life in the Bay Area? Has anyone been involved/ is planning to get involved?
Any info/opinions will be much appreciated!

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Where should I go next fall? / job prospects with Boalt JD
« on: February 25, 2005, 06:06:24 PM »
Ok, so we've all been chatting about which schools have the best employment stats, saying that Biglaw firms go further into the class of some law schools at which they interview than into that of others... so what do you think about Boalt for someone who wants to work in San Francisco? Do you have to get High Honours to get a biglaw job? Be in the very top of your class? If anybody has an opinion/idea where I could get this info I'd be very grateful!
Thank you!

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