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Current Law Students / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: January 10, 2007, 11:20:23 AM »
Cool. I don't fast personally, but this is a great reference I enjoyed reading through:

http://www.erowid.org/spirit/fasting/fasting.shtml

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Current Law Students / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: January 10, 2007, 05:41:48 AM »
Interesting post regarding fasting LegalLatin78. Have you read the fasting experiences on Erowid.org

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Current Law Students / Re: Film industry
« on: January 10, 2007, 05:38:23 AM »
From someone born and raised just outside of Hollywood, and with a lot of family in the business: make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. Hollywood can be a pretty awful place. People are petty, have high self-worth and are generally materialistic. As a foreigner it may be difficult for you to grasp exactly what you're getting yourself into.

That said, dreams are dreams. If you want it, go for it!

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Current Law Students / Re: Who else is getting a gut?
« on: January 09, 2007, 09:56:38 AM »
Just stick to your diet. All of the starvation stuff and your body adjusting is BS for minor weight loss. I've lost a ton of weight by just eating Lean Cuisines and other low calorie meals. It's not healthy, but I'm 6'1 and was near 220 lbs, I limited my calories to 1500 per day. Within a month I had lost 10 lbs, and eventually lost 25 total. I didn't die, my body didn't adjust, and I ate white bread and other carbs. It's simple: your body needs a certain amount of calories to survive, go below that number, and it dips into fat reserves.

Also, the work out hightening your metabolism throughout the day after a workout is untrue. This was a common belief of the past but has since been disproved, and found to only have a neglible effect on metabolism. Finally, increased muscle mass doesn't burn as many calories as originally assumed.

You got here by eating more, you can get out by eating less.

Good Luck!

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Current Law Students / Re: Really bad grades
« on: December 27, 2006, 06:19:33 AM »
You probably aren't going to "Big Law," but just keep on trucking. Try to learn from your mistakes; don't give up!

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Current Law Students / Re: Ethics question???
« on: December 18, 2006, 02:06:59 PM »
Smoking weed is different than smuggling bricks of cocaine from Columbia. Don't worry about it.

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Current Law Students / Re: To law students 29+
« on: December 13, 2006, 01:09:51 PM »
Seems like a lot of women are going to school while their husbands work. I'm the opposite; my wife is supporting me!

Best of luck to everyone!

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Current Law Students / Re: School loans
« on: December 01, 2006, 01:40:37 PM »
They get paid down eventually but it's a bit of a burden especially if you have undergrad debt as well. Typically if you're over a certain threshold (like 30k+) they allow you to extend the loan repayment term to lower payments to a more manageable level. My wife had over 100k debt when graduating from undergrad and we've slowly paid it down to 73k in the past two years. Our payments can vary from $500 to $600 over the loan repayment period (25 years!). Good luck!

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Job Search / Re: Does age limit law career options?
« on: November 17, 2006, 05:37:23 AM »
Age can only help. Two of the offers I have for a summer associate position are from firms who ONLY interview candidates with work experience prior to law school. Apparently more and more firms are doing this. Most of my 2L classmates who don't have offers at the moment went straight through undergrad to law school and are quite young. Age and experience are a definite plus.

Are you high?  Of course age can hurt.  Some of these places don't give a f**ck about your work experience, they just want young strong-backed workers, preferably white and male (once they've filled their quotas).  Who do you think a firm can squeeze more blood out of?  A 25 year old, or a 33 year old?  Who on average is going to have more health problems?  Who might start being more concerned about his or her children or spouse?  It's rotten and illegal, but some of these firms do it anyhow! 

25 vs 33? maybe 25 vs 45.


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Current Law Students / Re: real estate law question
« on: November 16, 2006, 01:52:53 PM »
What is written in the lease agreement? Is the lease month to month?

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