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Incoming 1Ls / Re: LawPreview in Boston
« on: June 02, 2005, 10:38:53 AM »
I am doing Law Preview next week in LA, and doing an hour drive from my apartment in the OC every day.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: moving to a new city..timing...
« on: June 01, 2005, 07:24:41 PM »
I am worried about the same thing.  One of the attys at my work went to Tulane, and got called 2 days after classes started by Loyola LA, and actually moved back.  He had family here to stay with, but the thought of spending my first semester in a motel is certainly less than ideal.  I think I will wait until end of July to make that decision.  If you have a good shot you can always rent a couple apartments to be safe, depending on rent prices.

Now I am at the 2nd round of deposits and trying to figure out if I want to keep on the list of one school I probably won't go to.  The deposit is $500, and I have already paid them $200.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's going to Boalt in the fall?
« on: May 31, 2005, 04:11:06 PM »
Has anyone bought a laptop off Berekely's website?  I am actually going to Hastings, but we have some sort of deal worked out with Berkeley.  The model I want is somewhat cheaper through Berkeley, but not sure if I can then get all the upgrades.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why so few female partners at top firms?
« on: May 31, 2005, 01:59:08 PM »
I agree, I don't know an associate or a partner who has taken off 6 weeks for a vacation, at either a large or small office, and I know a lot of attys.  In addition, associates and sometimes partners are expected to work Mon-Sat, and the occasional Sunday if they want to be on "partner track."  Even a short vacation can be view as "not partner track behavior" and set someone back.  I've have heard those words many times.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 31, 2005, 01:55:16 PM »
Good to know, thanks

Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 31, 2005, 10:51:43 AM »
Did you buy it over the phone?  Did you get any discounts?  I am looking for the cheapest way to buy.  As a Hastings student I can buy through Berkeley.  I am trying to figure out if that will actually save me any money or not.  They seel one with a 80 GB hd

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What to take to LSAT?
« on: May 30, 2005, 02:01:37 PM »
You may want to bring some reading material.  I was at the test site about 1 1/2 hours before the test actually began.  ALthough most of that was sitting at my desk and I was not allowed anything other than pencils, timer, eraser, and chapstick at my desk.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Why so few female partners at top firms?
« on: May 30, 2005, 10:47:39 AM »
My dad's law firm has 100 lawyers, and 40 of which are partners.  A handful are women.  I respect all these women a lot, and the have all definately encouraged me to go on to law school.  The one thing I notice is that none are married with children.  Some are married without children, and have a strain on the relationship being the more successful partner.  A couple are divorced with kids.  One I have gotten close with has never been married, and states it is hard to find men when she works so much.  Many men are intimidated, or want to freeload, ect. 

When I started thinking about law school seriously this was one thing I talked with my dad about.  Can I have a "normal" life, married with kids, take the kids to soccer practice, ect.  I decided I do not want to work at a big firm my entire career.  I am working for LA county right now in dependency law, and plan to take that route.  Less stress, less hours at work, no billible hour crunch, no ethical dilemmas (although I am sure there will be some), ect.  I worked in private practice in the past and really hope I will not have to go back to it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 30, 2005, 10:39:14 AM »
Why are you choosing a T42 over a T43?  They do not seem much different., although the reviews have been very good on the T43.  They have a sale of 10% off if you buy it today, which I am nowhere near ready to do unfortunately.


Has anyone purchased a dock for their thinkpad?

I am still contemplating 14" v. 15"

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