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OT: Law School and Poker

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OT: Law School and Poker
« on: April 19, 2004, 11:53:22 AM »
ive been playing poker for the past 9 years or so.  with the recent onset of poker becoming mainstream, ive been thinking a lot about how i can use my poker skills to my advantage if i go to law school and after graduation. 

ive been slowly coming to the conclusion that good poker players will make good lawyers.  there are a lot of overlapping skill sets that each require...

and with this broad generalization, id like to know what others think.  anyone else play poker? 

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2004, 12:03:53 PM »
I would love to fleece some of my fellow 1Ls  ;D

I wonder if any law schools would fund a poker club. Flop, turn, river...

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004, 12:05:08 PM »
I would love to fleece some of my fellow 1Ls  ;D

I wonder if any law schools would fund a poker club. Flop, turn, river...

you think putting down poker as an extracurricular activity would hurt or help my chances at admission?

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2004, 12:54:01 PM »
I have played poker at least once a week for the past 5 years or so.  Poker is all about reading people and this will definatly help in the practice of law. 

ps Rounders is the best movie of all times

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004, 01:00:39 PM »

ps Rounders is the best movie of all times

second.  i watch that movie about once every 2 weeks.

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004, 02:18:20 PM »
Poker is all about reading people who are playing poker.  You can try to find another lawyer's tell in the court room, but don't bet on it.

From what I've read and learned from my own lawyer, he who prepares best does the best.  The courts, unlike poker, have a judge.  In poker the best hand shown wins.  In court, the judge wins.

Play poker and enjoy it.  I enjoy it, too, but I don't think I'd be ready to bluff my client's freedom, or bet my client's divorce settlement on the fact that opponent tugs on his ear every time he knows the right precendent.


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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004, 08:53:08 PM »
I agree with gruber. Maybe a read could be something to use when your decision is very boarderline. I would say its more of a gut reaction though...

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Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2004, 09:16:13 AM »
But once you've won the case, ask the loser to your poker game.   8)

Re: OT: Law School and Poker
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2004, 12:49:20 PM »
i hope to one day practice law in between stops on the world poker tour.  rounders is an awesome movie, but i think beautiful girls takes the #1 spot. 

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