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Black Law Students / Re: Interview Attire (for the rising 2L's)
« on: July 21, 2005, 07:18:44 PM »
Maybe I am just showing my age - after all I have a mortgage and 2 kids, so there is no way I would justify spending that kind of $$ on myself. 

I am very tall, and think the most important thing is the fit - you can spend $800 on a suit and if it doesn't fit you well, it was a waste.  You can also spend $150 on a suit that fits you perfectly and you will look like a million bucks.

How old are you guys - just so I can get some perspective.  I guess if you are used to paying $150+ for a pair of jeans than this money is no big deal for you.

Black Law Students / Re: Interview Attire (for the rising 2L's)
« on: July 21, 2005, 06:03:30 PM »
Is it just me but how can a 2L afford an $800.00 suit???  That's just nuts.  What type of job do you have that you can buy this or are you running up credit cards - just asking

I have read -

              Law School for DUmmies
              Slaying the Law School Dragon
              Planet Law School
              LS COnfidential
              Anatomy of a Lawsuit
              Law School without fear

Need to finish reading
              Legal Writing and ANalysis

Favorite nightly summer read?

              The Adventures of Captain Underpants read by my 10 year old.

Elder Law and/or Real Estate

I have a reconditioned Inspiron 8500 which I love.  It still has the same warranty available, and there was no way I could have afforded everything it has if I purchased it new.  Keep an eye out for Dell sales - they always have really good deals.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Holy sh*t I'm 30
« on: July 09, 2005, 08:53:20 AM »
I'll be 40 when I graduate from law school - and damm proud of it.

And by the way, sex is even better in your thirties - I can't wait to see how it is in my forties!!! ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: ADD / ADHD Physician or psychiatrist?
« on: June 25, 2005, 09:10:12 AM »
I have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who has ADD, and I my self have ADD, so I will give you my experience...

The Physician for my son recommended a psychologist.  After 6 months of behavior modifications, diet changes, we realized we needed something more.  We continued with the psychologist for the hour long visits, and went to a psychiatrist who after the initial consult only sees you for 15 minutes - you tell the psychiatrist how you have been feeling and what has been going on - you don't sit through a whole session with them.  I have found the psychiatrist is more knowledgable about different meds, dosages and combinations.  It's like anything else, if you have a heart problem, yes your general physician can probably handle it, but a specialist is just that specialized and would have more info on the speicifics.

As far as the confidentiality, I know that mental health, and for that matter any medical information is not to be diclosed, but mistakes can happen.  You need to do what is best for you right now, and I guess hope for the best.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas v. Nova Southeastern
« on: June 09, 2005, 06:08:02 PM »
St Thomas is 12,350 per semester or $24,700 per year - where did you get your info? I found this in the current catalog

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas v. Nova Southeastern
« on: June 07, 2005, 03:58:03 PM »
I think it depends on what you want - I am very interested in Elder Law and St THomas just started an Elder Law externship with one of the probate judges in Broward County.  Is Nova that much cheaper than St Thomas?  The part time program at Nova is at night - only Miami has a daytime part time program.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: St. Thomas v. Nova Southeastern
« on: June 05, 2005, 08:21:00 PM »
As far as the NOVA schools (elementary through HS)go - they are a lottery system - just because you live near the campus doesn't mean you get to go there.   Check out for the local assigned school and the ratings.

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