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General Off-Topic Board / You dirty perv!
« on: May 10, 2006, 05:37:17 PM »
Just curious if you know who you are, or are in denial!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Do you have a mentor?
« on: May 10, 2006, 02:11:48 PM »
I never thought about this before, until someone at worked asked whether Victoria (an attorney who has a similar personality to mine who went to my school and has been practicing for years) was my mentor.  We meet for lunch every other week to talk about law-related stuff, and she provides me with a lot of encouragement and resources that have been helpful.  I guess she is my mentor.   

I am just wondering if anyone else has someone like this that they go to for advice. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Sonofa....*$&%^#
« on: May 05, 2006, 04:38:25 PM »
My SO just told me that there is NO WAY we can go on our music cruise this winter.  (Jan 2-7)  Last year, I paid for half of his, and he still hasn't paid me back for all of it. The year before, I won my passage on the ship, and he paid for himself.   :-[ :-\ :'(

He was supposed to ask for a raise at work, but chickened out about it b/c he thought they would say no. 

Honestly, I have some stuff I can sell (artwork) to be able to afford to do this.  He has a ton of Star Wars crap (like every action figure ever made still in the package). 

I really want to ask him to sell that stupid *&^% so we can take the only vacation I will be going on for a year. I know I sound like a bi&*h, but I was really looking forward to this.  Why didn't I fall in love with a rich man????? >:( >:( 

/end rant

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News Discussion / Terrific prank on Best Buy!
« on: May 05, 2006, 10:35:45 AM »
http://www.improveverywhere.com/mission_view.php?mission_id=57

This improv group had 80 people dressed up in Blue polos and Khakis invade a Best Buy.  Hilarious!

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How is everyone doing on the apartment hunting in Madison? 


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Need something to do this summer?
« on: April 30, 2006, 01:10:44 PM »
HeadCount just announced its Leadership Trainee program. 

See HeadCount.org for more details.  Here is the jist of it:

This field internship will run from Mid-May to Mid-August, and offer intensive hands-on training in community organizing. And it all takes place in the most exciting setting in the world Ė concerts. Trainees will help run voter registration booths at all the major festivals this summer, while participating in other aspects of the organization and weekly conference calls and training sessions.

The program, which will be limited to six or fewer qualified applicants, will give you real-life experience and help prepare you for a career in the music business or the non-profit sector.

Candidates must live within reasonable traveling distance of the New York City, Chicago/Milwaukee or San Francisco areas.

The program will include the following responsibilities:

* Attending 7-10 festivals and concerts, some encompassing an entire weekend, as part of a HeadCount voter registration team (most or all travel expenses will be paid by HeadCount).
* Assisting a HeadCount team leader in planning and executing each event, including artist appearances and other creative activities that augment voter registration efforts.
* Proactively registering voters at these events.
* Other specific roles within HeadCount (such as marketing, publicity, Web development, operations), selected based on the interests and experience of individual trainees.
* Participation in a weekly conference call, in which various musicians, industry professionals and non-profit organizers will share their perspectives on community action and music.

The Leadership Training program embodies HeadCountís core belief that a few individuals, working in collaboration, can change society for the better. You will be asked to dig deep inside yourself, and to achieve at the highest level.

The emphasis will be on teaching, learning, and giving you an immediate opportunity to apply what you have learned. The HeadCount organization is committed to making the Leadership Training program a valuable, positive experience that will serve as an important stepping-stone toward a career in a related field.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive:

* A recommendation letter from the HeadCount organization.
* Additional career support, possibly including resume forwarding and direct recommendation to the many promoters, artists and managers aligned with HeadCount.
* A leadership role within HeadCount in the future, possibly including paid positions.
* Course credit if applicable.
* A confidential evaluation, with a detailed review of your strengths, perceived weaknesses and overall performance.

The most important thing to know about Leadership Training is that it will be hard work. Fun, rewarding, and an opportunity to gain great experience and meet important people in the music business, all while working on a very important cause. But itís hard work, and the performance standards will be very high.

We will expect and accept nothing less than full accountability and dedication at all times. At the end of this summer program, we hope to assist all of our Leadership Trainees with job placement in the music or community organizing areas, utilizing our extensive relationships in these very competitive fields. The demanding nature of this program will be the best possible training for these sort of careers, and we will accept nothing less than an A + performance from all our trainees.

If youíre reliable, dedicated and believe in citizen participation in democracy, then this is an opportunity to show what you are capable of.

If you believe you are up to this task, we encourage you take the next step.

If you think you're ready for this challenge, please send a resume and DETAILED cover letter to leadershiptraining@headcount.org.



I am one of the regional team leaders for this organization, and had a great time doing voter registration in 2004.  Head Count is totally non-partisan. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Going out on "dates" with the SO
« on: April 28, 2006, 10:28:37 PM »
Trying to spice things up so this guy doesn't run away when I go psycho my 1L year.  We have a "date" tonight at a tapas bar. 

Does anyone else do this? 

I kind of dig actually going out, just the two of us sometimes.

I am also hoping to get a little action..... ::)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Networking: do you use LinkedIn?
« on: April 27, 2006, 09:31:08 AM »
I have been using this for a while.  It is kind of like Friendster or MySpace, but for professionals to network.  You essentially post your resume and background info, and former coworkers can "endorse" you and become your "connections".  Lots of law students are on it already.

I think it's pretty cool.

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It frequently seems that people here get into better schools than one would expect.  I am asking everyone to click the buttom that represents the best school (rankings wise) that you got into this cycle. 

We have lots of admits to the top schools in the "definitely decided" thread, but I am wondering if those going to top schools simply post more than the rest of the users of this forum. 

Let's find out.

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General Off-Topic Board / What's your LEAST controversial POV
« on: April 20, 2006, 06:01:24 PM »
Please post something here that no one can argue with.  Post whoring allowed. 

Post and post often.   ;D

Only posts which state information which generally cannot be disputed are allowed.  :o

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