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Current Law Students / Re: Dating while in law school
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:12:49 PM »
now that totally depends on where you order from.

What do some countries accept returns?  What about if slightly used?

Current Law Students / Re: Living in DC
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:21:40 PM »
Yeah I'm hoping to live in a group house within walking distance. I've heard horror stories about basement apartments and don't really want to live alone anyway and its basically cost prohibitive anyway. 

Current Law Students / Re: Living in DC
« on: April 17, 2005, 01:10:51 PM »
Yeah I'm hoping to live in walking distance as hauling my laptop and tons of heavy books along DC's publich transport everyday doesn't sound really appealling.  Should I maybe make a trip out in May?  Or is that too early.  I'm trying to gauge when everyone sort of gets together and leases are signed for the coming year and things.  I know at my old college it was done pretty early for the following year.

Current Law Students / Living in DC
« on: April 16, 2005, 11:08:49 PM »
I have a question for current students in DC.  I'm going to American next year and want to live in a group house sort of situation.  I'm goign to American and am hoping to live in the area.  Will everything be gone if I start look in July?  Or is the housing market not too bad. And just generally is living with other law students a good or bad idea?  I was also thinking of maybe getting with some Georgetown studnets because its not too far and it might be nice to meet some people outside of my own law school.

Current Law Students / Re: Dating while in law school
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:37:00 AM »
No that's not what I meant.  I mean that I can't understand not wanting to date someone in law or grad school who you might actually have something in common with.

Current Law Students / Re: Dating while in law school
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:32:11 PM »
sorry about the "Guys like beauty, everything else is secondary." comment. yes I do require beauty but I also require a girl to be smart, honest, outgoing, funny, etc.  Of course I care about the other traits. All I was saying is that even if you have ALL the other traits the most we could ever be is friends if you are not physically attractive.  I do have ugly friends who I like for many reasons... but I would never date them.

Haha if those qualities weren't anywhere in your thoughts while you were doing the first post, it's a little hard to buy that being "smart, honest, outgoing, funny" is really that important to you.  But nice try to make is PC and all.

But seriously if that's what you want, good luck too you.  I would actually love it if guys who weren just trying to sleep with would leave me alone and go after someone young and frivilous who doesn't give a damn anyway.  I mean to be honest I'm not interested in guys who would only like me if I were about 50 IQ points lower.  I'm tired of random guys trying to feel me up on the dance floor and how 90% of the guys I meet can't even hold a conversation.  You don't want ugly?  Well I don't want idiots.   

"I am tired of "educated" girls in med school, law school, etc thinking they should be desirable to men just because of their degree."  Yeah where do those girls get off thinking that someone might actually like them for who they are and what they've done with their lives.  I mean that's downright delusional.

Also what is with not wanting to date an equal.  Honestly, why wouldn't you want to date someone who is going through the same thing as you are, is the same intelligence level, you know someone you have something in common with.  I'm not saying its always necassary, but I can't imagine that being a turn off.

My pre-law adviser has told me that high rankings in specialized areas don't really make a difference, and I should try to go to a school that's ranked high overall, and not just in the area of law I want to practice.  I'm interested in international law (specifically in the role of the IGO in legislating/enforcing human rights), and I've read that American University is ranked #47 overall, but #5 in international law, tied with Yale.

Does anyone have any ideas about the discrepancies between general and specialized rankings?  Advice would be appreciated.

I go to American and I have to say if you want to go into International Human Rights this is definitely the place to be.  Some of the professers and the programs are pretty amazing in the area.  I'm actually not at all interested into going into human rights, but some of the programs (some of which are admittadly hard to get into) help write constitutions for developing countries, there's a clinic devoted to it that has done some really important cases.  The rank to be honest is more of a concern $ wise, that's not to say everyone doesn't have a job because they do.  The school's ranking in my opinion is not what it should be because they accept a lot of people on soft factors, for instance peace corps that sort of thing. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Academia Abroad in the UK?
« on: May 14, 2005, 10:40:26 PM »
Whoa English boyfriend, living in California, that is my freshman year of college all over again.  Weird.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What's Your Major?
« on: May 13, 2005, 07:40:49 PM »
Well I was an Art History major so I am TOTALLY prepared.


This reminds me of a classic Dilbert strip:

(Dilbert sitting at a table with 2 marketing people)

Marketing person 1: We didn't invite engineers to the product planning session because, um...

Marketing person 2: Because we were art history majors in college!!

Marketing person 1: PARTY!!! WHOO-HOO!!!

Marketing person 2: So, how soon can you build the cloak of invisibility?

Marketing person 1: Let the man think, Clover!

Oh engineers...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Academia Abroad in the UK?
« on: May 13, 2005, 05:23:10 PM »
I don't know a lot about law in the UK, but I did use to live there and knew a lot of expats that work in Europe.  As far as jobs go I'm guessing your best bet is to get a job as a consultant or work at the American Embassy, unfortunately both jobs probably won't give you that much stability and you may not be able to stay in one place long term.  There is always the possibility of going the business angle and working for a UK company that deals heavily with the US and would need an in house attorney/consultant. 

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