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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Schools sending you clothes?!
« on: May 07, 2005, 07:52:26 PM »
I received three law school t-shirts, each surpassing the last in ugliness.  I also got a nice, leather zip-up binder from U Dayton.

Yeah, i think it's all about social networking and being well-though-of by masses of people. But I only know one real judge.  Besides Judge Judy and the crew.

I'm with you, Eliza, on your quest to find the decent-hours, decent-pay law job!

Hey, maybe that's what you could do!  Be a small-claims court judge, develop a TV style personality (cowboy hat and angry neurotic woman already taken) and then go on air!  I bet they don't work much, and the money is sweet!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Have A Horrible Job??
« on: May 07, 2005, 07:24:04 PM »
Matthies that sounds like a terrible job-- even after you explained the silver lining that kept you there.  But here is what I don't understand.  How did you quit, or they replace you, if the place had been burned down?  Did they rebuild it slum-style?

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Having a baby
« on: May 06, 2005, 07:28:17 PM »
Yes, that's where I read about it.  And once they've made a big point about it and put it on their website, it seems like they'd have to do it for other parents too.  (Although how many parents out there want to take their baby to law school lectures and try to write notes while entertaining an infant remains to be seen).




In terms of Case being the only school to call and make sure you wanted to go, that's because you were a borderline acceptance for them.  The other schools didn't do that because they didn't see you as a charity case.  Case wants to be sure if they are providing charity it isn't at expense of their yields.  This is incredibly common, from T14 - T4.  Get over yourself.  Screwing a school for taking pity on you is pathetic.

Just have to respond to this... though it risks entanglement is some stupid argument.  Case isn't just calling & admitting "borderline" "charity" cases as you put it.  In fact, for those actually watching closely, Case held onto a whole group of candidates that applied early, had numbers way above their medians, but didn't do early-decision (and often didn't write the additional 'i love case' essay). 

They are yield protecting, but not just because they don't want to admit people who would 'hurt their numbers' and then reject them.  They are just avoiding rejections, as much as possible, altogether.  It's annoying, but I understand.

(Yeah I'm going to Case, yeah, I was admitted by phone, no I don't consider myself a charity case, and they did offer me 18k a year scholarship so i guess they don't either).

Oh yeah, and hestill hasn't reached "decision" status...

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Having a baby
« on: May 06, 2005, 11:53:27 AM »
At the Univ of WA, they have let a law school mom attend class by listening through audio equipment and sitting outside the classroom (in a hallway or something?) with the baby.

Husband still hadn't heard anything, so he called Admissions.  They said, 'Oops, meant to send out your denial letter weeks ago, sorry about the glitch'.

Oh well.  Case Western it is, then.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Having a baby
« on: May 06, 2005, 10:17:02 AM »
I was wondering if anyone was thinking of having a child while in law school? When do you think would be the best time to do this?

Because of my age, in order to maximize the chances of having a healthy baby, I should do it in the next three years. Clearly, I would wait until after 1L, but should I do it during the summer of 2L and miss internship chances or wait until after 3L? Do you think an employer would frown upon me taking maternity leave within a few months of being hired? I actually want to work in govt so I don't think it will be seen as negative as if I worked in big law, but still...

I am lucky in that my partner is incredibly accomodating and wants to have primary responsiblity for raising our child (in fact, he wants to eventually be a stay at home dad). Plus my parents and brother are all eager to share the responsibility while I am getting through school and establishing my career. It's just a question of when...

Here is my thoughts on this.

I say wait a year, and then decide.  After your 1L year, you should pretty much know how taxing law school is and be able to make an educated decision.  For most people, law school is probably too draining a time to go through pregnancy or co-raise an infant.  But for some people, who are really efficient or something, law school doesn't seem to be that much more draining than being full-time employed with a little overtime.  It's true.  I've met them.

You'll have a better idea of what your schedule is like and whether you can realistically handle it, and whether you can do the job (of being mom to an infant) justice while in school, once you've actually been there. 

Time is of relevance.  People saying, "oh wait until your forties, I have a neighbor who" simply aren't looking at the statistics.  Having a baby, with your own eggs, after 39/40, is just plain dangerous.

We have got to figure out a way to fix that!

Yeah poor him.  Bad her.

Maybe she had a mental breakdown or something.  The wedding sounded pretty huge/crazy.  If she wanted out, and was an incredibly weak person, she might not have been brave enough to say "stop".  Or she might have in some weird way thought it would be better for them all to miss a girl who didn't dissapoint them, than to face dissapointing them all.

In any case, they are definently up for some serious cash!  Book deals, made-for-tv-movie, interviews.

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