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How Will You Kill Yourself, If You Don't Get On Law Review?

Seppuku (aka hara-kiri), or ritual disembowelment
Slit own throat with a rusty blade
Heroin/barbituate/other pain-free overdose
Drink until liver is destroyed
Encourage horses to kick you in the chest til u die
Hurl self into live volcano
Lie down in a darkened street and wait for car
Go to Florida, wade into swamp, wait for alligators
Drench self in lighter fluid and light a match
I will kill those who make law review
I will kill others until I am in the top 10% and make law review

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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2006, 01:47:42 PM »
I suggest drinking heavily. This will not only help you relax, but it will increase your alcohol tolerance so you can drink with the Law Review kids.

I second this suggestion   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2006, 01:50:55 PM »
I already drink a lot, I have reached the magic point with my liver where I rarely get hangovers anymore, no matter how much I drink.

Bad thing is I start to crave alcohol every day around 4...

You're still sober at 4?  Do you not drink at work?

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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2006, 02:08:04 PM »
Seriously, what happened to the days of the 3-martini lunch? We should bring those back.

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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2006, 02:11:21 PM »
I already drink a lot, I have reached the magic point with my liver where I rarely get hangovers anymore, no matter how much I drink.

Bad thing is I start to crave alcohol every day around 4...

You're still sober at 4?  Do you not drink at work?


Hell, I'm drunk already.


Seriously, what happened to the days of the 3-martini lunch? We should bring those back.


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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2006, 03:09:14 PM »
Seriously, what happened to the days of the 3-martini lunch? We should bring those back.

Mmmmm...that would make my work day SO much better!!!
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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2006, 03:32:03 PM »
Seriously, what happened to the days of the 3-martini lunch? We should bring those back.

Mmmmm...that would make my work day SO much better!!!

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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2006, 04:10:23 PM »
Do firms really take moot court seriously?  Honestly, I don't see much of a difference between moot court and drama club. 
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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2006, 05:52:36 PM »
Do firms really take moot court seriously?  Honestly, I don't see much of a difference between moot court and drama club. 

Your attitude will change once you have to do your own moot court during 1L.  Believe me, it's far more of an academic or intellectual exercise than you seem to give it credit for.  You have to find all the cases, both those which help your position and those which hurt, read them all, come up with ways of distinguishing the ones which don't help you, or of interpreting their language in a plausible way so that they really help you, and organize all of this into a cogent, logically organized, well-developed brief.  You might also have to come up with several "fallback" or alternative legal theories which might allow you to prevail, if your best argument doesn't work for some reason.  Then you have to anticipate any questions the panel might ask you during oral argument, anticipate the arguments the other side will make, formulate comebacks to them, and possibly comebacks to the comebacks.  And while framing your arguments, you have to keep certain things in mind at all times, such as, e.g., the fact that the court in considering a motion for summary judgment will look at all the evidence in the light most favorable to the non-moving party (so if you're moving for summary judgment, don't try arguing the facts; questions of fact will be resolved in favor of the other guy).  In short, it's a lot of work, much of it academic, intellectual, thoughtful.  It's not about blustering and bloviating in front of the podium at all.
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Re: How Much Does Getting on Law Review Matter to YOU?
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2006, 10:17:58 PM »
It, and moot court, matter a TON to me
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2006, 10:33:53 PM »
BOTH
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