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Current Law Students / Re: President of my Law School student senate?
« on: August 12, 2005, 07:45:46 AM »
Worry about getting through 1L sane and take it from there. You have time, grasshopper.  :P

Current Law Students / Re: question for the female law students
« on: August 07, 2005, 05:27:36 AM »
Here's a novel way to resolve this, the same way the men do....find a husband that wants to stay at home and raise his kids. 
And there's plenty that will! Mine plans on it, and his friend said he would do that same thing if he was with a girl who was in a career like this. I feel lucky.  ;)

Current Law Students / Re: What's Your 1L Cirriculum?
« on: July 12, 2005, 07:01:00 AM »

Fall Semester

Contracts I        3 credits
Torts      4 credits                                         
Criminal Law I     3 credits
Legal Decision Making: Judges, Legislators and Regulators     3 credits
Legal Research & Writing I    2 credits

Spring Semester         

Contracts II     3 credits   
Property        4 credits
Civil Procedure I         3 credits
Constitutional Law       4 credits
Legal Research and Writing II      2 credits

Current Law Students / Re: Law school dress atire
« on: July 06, 2005, 03:43:08 PM »
This is all pretty much what I was hoping to hear... I can just buy what I'm going to be comfortable on the train in! Thankfully my parents bought me two nice suits as a graduation present, so I should be set... at least until I get a real job.  :P Thanks for the great info!

Current Law Students / Re: Law school dress atire
« on: July 06, 2005, 01:36:53 PM »
Thanks for asking what we all were thinking.  ;D

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Cars we Want to Buy
« on: August 12, 2005, 08:12:45 PM »
Gotta go with the Mini's, though I want a green one with an american flag on the roof.  ;D

Yeah, but the way in which you get drunk (after work, with coworkers, staying out really late, all of it being an unwritten requirement of the kaisho culture) has tended to put some strain on one's family life, no?  Remember, this is the country where karoshi became a serious concern during the 1980s.

And these are among the many reasons why I found the Tokugawa period more fun.  ;D
Oh, absolutely. And it still is a concern, undoubtably. It never ceases to amaze me how varied the world's various cultures are when it comes to work. From France with the less than 40 work week, the US with the guideline 40 that has rapidly become more, to Japan, where work is life for many people.

The Tokugawa period is *very* fun to study, particularly compared to the Meiji era, but I even prefer going farther back into the Heian period. I loved reading the Tale of Genji.

Um.  I don't know whether or not some professors will TOLERATE skipping class.  I'm sure there must be some professors who care about attendance, no matter what they profess.   ::)
Right. Don't most schools have an attendance policy? Temple professes strict adherence to 80% minimum attendance... but effed if I know how they enforce it (yet, at least)


The reaction in my class was...interesting, from what I heard (I had to go out of town, so I saw he video early).  There were people in my class who, when they saw the assassination of the Socialist party leader, cluelessly asked, "That was a re-enactment, right?"  ::)

And I just love how the footage of the Miike miners' strike serves to absolutlely destroy the stereotype of the docile and obedient Japanese worker, slaving away at his job and smiling placidly no matter what, all for the sake of Neo-Confucian harmony and and conformity.  Yeah, right.  ;)

At least they reacted. Half of my class went to bed once the lights went out, and since my Prof was a bit more interested in mentioning how she doesn't remember much of her undergrad at Harvard because she was stoned all the time, she didn't exactly notice.  ;D  I'll grant you it's not the most thrilling piece if you aren't into the topic, but it wasn't *that* bad. I found it especially interesting as a contrast to a movie she showed us first, which for the life of me I can't remember the name of... some really terribly cliche 80's/early 90's piece with Jane Seymour that concentrated more on the dedicated worker/inferior female dicotemy than on any of the actual events or progress in the Japanese work force. The class was apathetic, at best, except for the one guy whose wife was Japanese; he had a genuine interest in the material.

At least the modern Japanese post-work release mechanism works. Get drunk and never mention it again. Over here they always try to put you in those programs for drinking every day.  ::)


I think PBS had a really great documentary on that kind of stuff; well, it was a part of a larger documentary series, and I don't know if it was PBS per se, or just Annenberg.  I'm sure you've probably seen it: "Inside Japan, Inc."?  A little dated, but still relevant, I think.
That I do. My professor actually played it in my Making of Modern Japan class. Definitely still relevant. Part of what influenced me for my thesis.

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