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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Sunk Cost Fallacy: Help me!
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:44:19 PM »
No, don't consider the sunk time/money as an investment.  Your life is not poker.  If you're miserable in law, get out.

But you're all over the place.  First you say you hate your job, then it's not that awful?  You want to start your own firm?  I would say to wait out the firm for as short a time as you can, and then start your firm.

Going back for a Ph.D and then trying to get a college teaching job sounds horribly boring for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit (does that describe you?).

You should be getting advice on JDU; plenty of small firm and solo lawyers there.

Law School Admissions / Re: Where Should I be Looking to go to Law School?
« on: September 13, 2011, 06:31:12 PM »
just starting to study now for December exam
repost in january

Current Law Students / Re: Higher court
« on: September 13, 2011, 06:29:09 PM »
depends on the type of error and whether civil or criminal.

e.g., no reason to give judgment to a one party merely because the other party got some extra evidence before the jury that they shouldn't have had.  we allow a "do over" without the "bad" evidence.

also, e.g., no reason to give judgment if the appealing party lost a motion to dismiss based on jurisdiction.  the remedy = remand because you're just saying "the court has jurisdiction to hear the rest of the case"; there was no "rest of the case" already, so things have to proceed in the trial court further.

Law School Admissions / Re: In a panic, seeking advice!!
« on: September 02, 2011, 07:38:49 AM »
I feel like I am in deep water over here.

Just wait until you have $150,000 in nondischargeable debt!  (Assuming you're financing with loans).

Law School Admissions / Re: question
« on: September 01, 2011, 04:29:43 PM »

My Questions is mostly aimed at the 3rd and 4th tier students.  What has your experience been like?  Would you make the same decision again?

I recently graduated from Mercer.  I had a full ride + living stipend and graduated without debt.  I would make the same decision given my options (mediocre first tier schools with $120,000 debt).  I got a job in my preferred state clerking for a judge--the type of job I wanted before school.

Transferring / Re: HELP! T3 to University of Arizona ...worth it?
« on: April 15, 2011, 06:10:39 PM »
Difficult to give advice because we don't know (1) the name of the T3 school, (2) where you want to work, (3) what you want to do for work.

P.S. What is the "other board" ???  I can't remember what it's called!

That which shall not be named.

When I first saw nealric posting there, I died a little inside.  Truefax.

Clerking for a state appellate judge.  I miss some of the people from law school, but not the endeavor itself.  My work/effort/stress is much more rewarding now.

Why don't you want to hire a lawyer?  Have you already seen several who told you that you don't have a good claim?

Sorry, but I don't think you're going to get anywhere in a PI suit without a lawyer.

Just google sample demand letters if you want to try that.

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