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Current Law Students / The Search for Stipends
« on: April 17, 2006, 01:35:27 PM »
Advance apologies for posting this on a couple different boards.

I've accepted an International Law (domestically based) / Public Interest internship this summer.  I accepted it because my Law School usually gives stipends of $3000 for students that take such jobs, which really would have been a perfect amount to cover my expenses (well, 4K would have been better  ;)).  Due to high demand this year, however, domestically based students got a mere 1K, which should put me into homeless/starvation territory.  Both my current school's and undergrad's career services office haven't been much help, and general web searches seem to pull up a bunch of garbage/scams, but I'm pretty sure that there's some money out there for stuff like this.  Any advice/links/whatever?

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Job Search / Is there someplace where I can find stipends?
« on: April 17, 2006, 01:34:16 PM »
Advance apologies for posting this on a couple different boards.

I've accepted an International Law (domestically based) / Public Interest internship this summer.  I accepted it because my Law School usually gives stipends of $3000 for students that take such jobs, which really would have been a perfect amount to cover my expenses (well, 4K would have been better  ;)).  Due to high demand this year, however, domestically based students got a mere 1K, which should put me into homeless/starvation territory.  Both my current school's and undergrad's career services office haven't been much help, and general web searches seem to pull up a bunch of garbage/scams, but I'm pretty sure that there's some money out there for stuff like this.  Any advice/links/whatever?

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: August 16, 2005, 09:52:59 AM »
I'm going to think outside the box a little bit and change my vote to the Silver Surfer.  He was responsible (along with the help of the Fantastic Four) for repelling the attack of Galactus.  I have to think he would be able to deal with Superman, or the Green Lantern.

-Ty


The only way silver sufer could defeat green lantern is if he stole the physical green lantern, the green lantern uses the physical lantern to charge his ring (the ring that can make nukes), and their battle insued at a time period when the ring was not charged.

FYI green lantern has to recharge his ring ever 24 hours, much like a cell phone.

Respectively yours,
dkast

IIRC, Kyle Rayner no longer has to recharge his ring, but other GLs still do.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 29, 2005, 12:26:29 PM »
You guys need to read way more comics, arguments about superheroes that only focus on Justice League characters and Spider Man are lame.

Bah.  This is only page 2!  You have to give us a bit more time and I'm sure we'll bring some more characters into the discussion.  :D

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:55:13 AM »
kenxe:  Perhaps I was being a little pedantic.  The fact remains that Batman showed up to the fight prepared and Supes didn't.  It's like showing up to a hearing without an important document, except the document was kryptonite, green arrow, a tank, and a cool cybernetic suit.

-Ty

You forgot the pill to simulate a heart attack, so Superman wouldn't continue to pummel him after the tables inevitably turned.  Remember even after all that, Bats doesn't win the fight, he just puts up a good fight.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:13:52 AM »

How does Batman getting close to winning a fight against Supes after he has Green Arrow shoot Supes with a Kryptonite arrow constitute a 'fair fight'?   ???

Brings Superman down to the realm of being able to be physically defeated. Course we also have to add in the context of Superman over time. The 1950's superman could easily get his ass kicked by many beings. the superman of 2000 or even 1990 was coming into having almost godlike powers.

Wouldn't blocking the sun do a better job of accomplishing that?  Blocked sun + Superman = regular guy.  Kryptonite + Superman = badly weakened guy.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 28, 2005, 11:11:59 AM »
While I agree that Batman is sweet and has cool gadgetry, I take issue with your description of Batman as the "everyman" of superheroes.  Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, who is an ultra-rich multi-gazillionaire with unlimited resources at his disposal.  This hardly qualifies him as an "everyman" figure.

But, I still believe that he is the best superhero ever.

Well, the nonpowered guys have to be either independently wealthy (Batman, Green Arrow, Blue Beetle) or paid for their services (Booster Gold) in order to maintain a superhero lifestyle.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 28, 2005, 08:46:54 AM »
We haven't established criteria for 'best' here.  If we're talking about whom could take who in a fight, I think the Dark Knight Returns series established pretty firmly that Batman could take Superman in a fair fight, even if Batman was old and out of shape.  That's because Batman is awesome.  If we're talking about which superhero has had the greatest cultural impact, Superman certainly gets some more cred.

Patrick Bateman from American Psycho?  He didn't wear tights.

-Ty

How does Batman getting close to winning a fight against Supes after he has Green Arrow shoot Supes with a Kryptonite arrow constitute a 'fair fight'?   ???

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Current Law Students / Re: ABA-certified school: Worth starting over?
« on: June 27, 2005, 07:59:39 AM »
Some are locally accredited.  There are two in Massachusetts and they can take the bar exam in both Massachusetts and Connecticut (or so I've heard).  I think the dozen or so in Cali are in a similar situation.

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Pursuing an LLM / Re: Point to an LLM?
« on: June 09, 2005, 07:12:50 AM »
Hi all, im only going to be starting law school next year (at where else but Michigan, as my name implies), and I was just wondering what the point of an LLM was.  I certainly would like to do legal research stuff, as well as maybe somewhere down the line teach at a law school (though I guess my chances are slim, as I go to "lowly" Michigan and not harvard or yale).  Do I need an LLM to do this?  Or are LLM's generally used to "offset" lower ranked schools?  Is it worth it only to do a LLM at a more prestigious school, like HYS?  Any input would be great, I am indeed a puzzled 1L to be.   

Two examples I've seen where LLMs sound useful:
1) I met a guy who went to an unaccredited law school for his JD, but did well enough to get into an accredited school's (1st tier even) LLM program.  I believe that this allows him to practice anywhere now, instead of just the state where his unaccredited school had local accreditation (although, since he stayed in that state, I guess the only thing that mattered was the prestige boost).
2) They're big amongst international lawyers.  It seems to be common practice to get the LLM in a country other than the one you recieved your JD (or foreign equivalent) from, especially (but not always) if those are the countries you are primarily working between.  It gets you a degree from an institution recognizable to the foreign clients, eases your ability to join that bar (if necessary), and gives you a year of education which is structured (if not focused) on the point of view of ther legal system.

That said, I'm only a year into my JD... so what do I know? :D

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