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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 08:51:12 AM »
Thane,

Thank you sir. 

I sent you an PM via this site.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,

William
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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2010, 05:44:29 PM »
I am interested in the book offer.  Thank you.

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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2010, 10:13:54 PM »
Mr. Messinger is the BEST mentor around.  Thane, I hope you believe in karma, because your efforts to "pay it forward" are quite apparent.  Here's hoping that good karma comes back to you in waves!

"Why be a lawyer? I'm already an ass.  Might as well go professional!"

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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 08:29:22 PM »
All,

Mr. Messinger made good on his offer to send me his book, Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold.   It is simply outstanding!  We military vets like it pared of any B.S., right?  Thane gives rock solid advice that just makes sense.

Of particular note is how he frames just how different our study methodology must be in order to be successful in law school.  I always wondered why I heard about students who were tops in undergrad, and subsequently crashed and burned in law school.  After reading the book, you will know why.

THANK YOU THANE!

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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 08:59:57 PM »
All,

Mr. Messinger made good on his offer to send me his book, Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold.   It is simply outstanding!  We military vets like it pared of any B.S., right?  Thane gives rock solid advice that just makes sense.

Of particular note is how he frames just how different our study methodology must be in order to be successful in law school.  I always wondered why I heard about students who were tops in undergrad, and subsequently crashed and burned in law school.  After reading the book, you will know why.

THANK YOU THANE!


Sincerely appreciated, louiebstef. 

That makes, what, 2 for and 1,984,209 against.* 

We're gaining on 'em.  (Or, in the words of Gen. Smith, "Retreat, Hell! We're just attacking in another direction.")

Thane.

*  Do mothers' votes count?

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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2010, 09:53:32 AM »
I think yet another way in which military veterans have an edge is that we have become accustomed to
direct (and sometimes brutal) criticism. 

Hearing folks like Thane saying, "No, Johnny.  Your score is NOT good enough for Harvard," does not have us running for the crying towel.
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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 04:04:42 PM »
I think yet another way in which military veterans have an edge is that we have become accustomed to
direct (and sometimes brutal) criticism. 


This might be one reason military service has been such a valuable part of our society's past success.  One can say many things about military service, and individual service (in the military and elsewhere, such as the Peace Corps or even for missionaries) can range from exhilirating to rewarding to treacherous to grossly unfair (or all of the above) . . . but one does tend to get the idea of a broader commitment, and a comitment to one's team.  This tends to put these minor battles into better perspective.

Thank you again.

Thane.

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Re: Military Retirement to Law School Transition
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 08:56:39 PM »
military service, and individual service (in the military and elsewhere, such as the Peace Corps or even for missionaries) can range from exhilirating to rewarding to treacherous to grossly unfair (or all of the above) . . .

Yes, and often this all happens during one day.  The joy of service...
"Why be a lawyer? I'm already an ass.  Might as well go professional!"