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i talked with comp folk too, and the people who made the software. they say they may have the software mac compatible by beginning of year or compatible with virtualpc, but were not sure as of yet. im still gonna go with mac most likely, just not sure. as for after law school, im hoping to go crim law or civil law (i want to go small firm, but at least with civil i will HAVE to go big), but my life goal is judge. good thing they just got a raise :) as for JAG, my wife looked into them actually. as long as you are VERY flexible, then its not bad. pay back loans, no living expenses really. realize that you really are a sailor though and can get sent anywhere.

how could you have not considered housing yet? wow, i thought i was bad just getting my place locked in last week...

everyone got their laptop yet? anyone considering macs?

Law School Applications / Re: LAW REVIEW
« on: July 12, 2005, 03:04:20 PM »
1) Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn't recommend it.
2) I highly doubt it. Many students' GPA's drop after 1st year, seeing as they've already gotten an offer, made LR, etc. The only incentives one has to keep up the GPA is if the a) want to clerk, b) want to get coif or some other bull, or c) want to do 3L OCI. I can't think of another reason to be so gung-ho about grades 2L and 3L - but I will probably try to do well in order to get coif/cum laude.
3) I don't know where the hell the 0L's have been getting their info - here, a student may NOT submit to LR after 2nd year. I think this is probably standard, but if you really want to know, check your school's policy (but why would they let you join as a 3L? That's just bull).
4) Transfers generally can write on (in theory). I don't know how many of them do, or whether the school must reserve a certain number of slots for transfer students.
5) WTF is going on w/xo today?

some schools do let you come on as late as 3l (yes it is silly)

I'm oscillating over my last day right now.  Essentially, I can stay as long as I want.  I don't start school (which is 600 miles away) until August 14th, and my apartment is fully furnished, so all I have to do is literally drive there--no "moving" time needed. 

As of right now, my last day is tentatively set for July 22nd, mostly because I hate my job and want out of it as soon as possible, but lately I've been seriously considering taking a "big" vacation (read: bahamas, cozumel, Brazil, virgin islands) right before I leave for school (say, August 2nd - 9th) and the extra money I'd make between July 22nd and August 1st would pay for the entire vacation, easily. 

This is one big contradiction, though, because the reason I hate my job is because i don't do anything.  The reason I want to leave early is so I can travel (read: just around the midwest where I'm from, visiting friends, *cheap trips*), but if I were to stay the extra money would pay for a getaway with my girlfriend, which would be very nice (although I already have enough saved to pay for the trips, I'm definitely not so well off that I have easily expendible cash). 

Any thoughts.

Im semi doing the same thing... taking a cruise right after wife takes bar and right before law school.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: high gas prices and bush 0
« on: July 10, 2005, 11:23:40 AM »
It's kind of funny how Liberals, who often complain that we don't pay enough for our gas (by citing European prices) are now complaining they are too high! Adjsuted for inflation, the gas prices of the late 70's were even higher than now!  It is the Liberals' fault the prices are high. We have not been able to build a refinery in this country for over thirty years due to EPA and legal hindrances.  In addition, if we could drill domestically such as in ANWR, oil prices would plunge as we would be able to compete with OPEC.  Bush's plan for ANWR is to use 18,000 acres out of the total of 19 million.  That is less than one-tenth of one percentm but Liberals care more about the reindeer of this frozen tundra. The last time the a wildlife refuge was used for drilling (Prudhoe Bay, AL) the wildlife population increased dramatically.  Bottom line is to drill domestically and build more refineries!

actually, taking into account inflation, we are about tied with prices from the late 70's. even if we were not, they are still friggin' high and there is no argument about that part. instead of calling the entire conservative lot responsible, which they are not, i will focus on a few. bush/extremists/cheney. drilling in anwr would take years to accomplish, many many years, and they would not "plunge". as you point out later, we do not have the refineries to handle the oil. and just because it is a small percentage of land being used, the oil has to get to us. that means that major highways have to be built (not happening, would take decades) or a pipeline. the pipeline has been proven to have an extreme effect on the surrounding area due to the dramatic increase in temperature. as for the drilling in prudhoe bay, the reason that "wildlife population" increased dramatically is that we threw things out of balance. we killed most predators (which we again do in anwr), and we ran off those we didnt kill. so yes, if things arent killing them then they will suddenly increase in population. which isnt a good thing. in missouri, where i am originally from (now im stuck in texas), due to the wolf population being killed off the deer population has soared. and now we have to try and hunt them as much as possible because they would starve otherwise. please, please try and figure out your arguments before making them. dont just go attacking people due to them having different views. (btw, i voted mostly republican in the last election because the democrats here suck ass, dont worry i didnt vote for bush)

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 09, 2005, 10:09:18 AM »
that avatar is AWESOME!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 08, 2005, 10:15:31 AM »
and what has this thread devolved into?   just checking.

"i hate you, you hate me, we're a big happy family"...

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 08, 2005, 10:09:37 AM »
try and go lightweight if at all humanly possible. i know quite a few students/graduates (one being my wife) that very much regretted getting a top notch laptop that ended up feeling like carrying a brick on your back and took up way too much space in your bag. so stick to small/lightweight if you can, even if you are a stuck up guy like me who thinks they can carry a heavier one.

my wife's worked, and i think it is a good example (maybe i am biased) i might try and find a  way to post it here. but i am sure that career services has a bunch of examples.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Terrorist Attacks in London!!!
« on: July 07, 2005, 05:19:40 PM »
so much for my hopes of a true debate. instead, we keep up the mudslinging from both sides. there have been a few good statements from both sides, but they have been riddled with so much mud it makes little sense. ah well, back to reading how americans hate each other  :)

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