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Messages - Denny Crane

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Lol I dunno you tell me...they're your banks.  And by BoA, do you mean Bank of America?  Because that's...um...American (and definitely covered by FDIC).

Yes, I mean Bank of America, which is owned by Deutsche Bank, the largest bank in Germany.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:33:32 PM »
Especially if you go to a firm that uses contract attorneys to do 90% of the doc review ;)

Is that what yours does?

If so, I'm even more determined to work there.

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The number of bank failures in the U.S. is microscopic.  But you never know when it will happen to you.  Are your international banks insured?

I hope so.  HSBC and BoA.  Is is safe to trust my money in the hands of the Brits and the Germans?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: freaking out
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:28:13 PM »
I have a copy of PLS II. 

I read about 20 pages or so and never looked at it again.  I'm pretty convinced that those books are kind of useless.  Just be sure to ask current students at your school for advice, and be sure to pay attention in class regarding how the professor wants things done. 

Yeah... Atticus seems ridiculous at times. Almost as if he's in on the whole "sick game" thing that he accuses the profs of.

Yeah, his advice is kind of unreasonable.  Each law school is so different, and each law professor is so different that there isn't one prescription for success.  Like I said, just ask those who have done it before you at the school you're attending.  They'll know more about what it takes to do well than Atticus or any other person writing similar books.

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i thought that everyone knew that those shows were staged. did you see the fear factor where they jumped in a tank with "live" alligators? ever been to the zoo think you could jump in there and not get eaten?

The difference is that this show purported to put BG in isolated places where he would have to find his escape. 


yeah i know ....they're all fake the only one i think that's somewhat legit, at least more than the others, is survivorman

Yeah, Les Stroud shot up in my book after this mess with BG started coming out. 

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:25:33 PM »
nobody has written a book that boring

A few people have, and I've read some of them. 

which books?

Double Billing is the one that comes to mind.  There's another one I read, but I gave the book away and I can't remember the title. 

They weren't very good books, but they did certainly make clear that corporate law was full of drudgery and female dog-dom.

oh true--I read Double Billing.  And I've always thought corporate work sounds like a bore, but I can imagine someone could drown out any misgivings by saying "that person just couldn't hack it."  Sometimes you need to touch the stove before you actually believe it is hot.

Oh yeah that's true.  Even after those books, there's still a chance of me working at a corporate firm.  But my interest is in litigation, and so much of the dissatisfaction among corporate associates seems to be skewed toward the transactional side.  Not to say litigation associates don't have their fair share of female dog-work, but they seem to be more content with their work, even when they're doing something unglamorous. 

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:16:43 PM »
nobody has written a book that boring

A few people have, and I've read some of them. 

which books?

Double Billing is the one that comes to mind.  There's another one I read, but I gave the book away and I can't remember the title. 

They weren't very good books, but they did certainly make clear that corporate law was full of drudgery and female dog-dom.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: August 15, 2007, 08:11:04 PM »
nobody has written a book that boring

A few people have, and I've read some of them. 

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That's a travesty.

Perhaps this is naive, but it makes me feel better that I use international banks to handle my money.  They're far less likely to just collapse like these smaller, local banks (or so I hope).

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i thought that everyone knew that those shows were staged. did you see the fear factor where they jumped in a tank with "live" alligators? ever been to the zoo think you could jump in there and not get eaten?

The difference is that this show purported to put BG in isolated places where he would have to find his escape. 

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