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Current Law Students / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: February 09, 2006, 04:34:22 PM »
Hey crazymofo - I completely identify with what you're going through.  I was completely excited about coming to law school.  I've always been pretty laid-back and able to take stress in stride.  By now, I'm a frazzled neurotic capable of going from zero to female dog in about three seconds.  It's hard for me to break out of the law, because I'm consumed by it.  I find myself identifying less and less with my "non-law" friends...and those lovely other students who attend law school with me are people I'd really rather not be around outside of class.  Television doesn't interest me.  I think I'm slowly becoming "the crazy lady next door who talks to her cats."

 ;D :D ;D

Current Law Students / Summer Employment does it really matter?
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:47:14 AM »
Summer employment at a firm is nice and the money is hard to turn away.  But there is no real guarantee that you'll end up with that firm after graduating.  Does doing the summer at a firm actually increase your chances of landing a full time job after law school?

If so, then why are there so many firms interviewing on campus?  They must still be looking for candidates... candidates who's positions were formerly held by "summer associates."

So my question is... for those that perhaps started in say the spring or winter... those who won't have a chance to hold those coveted summer associate positions... will it really matter when all is said and done?   

Transferring / Re: T4 to T1??
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:28:02 AM »
I'm at a T4, just got my final grades and ended up w/ a 3.2 on a forced curve of 2.33-2.67.  Any chance of moving up as high as T1? T2?

Thanks in advance for your input.

It honestly depends on your percentage in the class... Is that top 5-15?  Then maybe. 

Current Law Students / Re: discussing exams with profs?
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:26:11 AM »
If you got an A... then you already know what you did right... exactly what you put down.  I'd only be concerned with the bad ones.  Plus all you're gonna get with the A professor is a strange look and a secret wandering as to why an A student decided to sit down and waste his time... thinking to himself what do they want a cookie?  A pat on the back?  They got their A why are they here.

Current Law Students / Re: ATTN: CUNY STUDENTS
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:23:26 AM »
Um. well... it's tier 4... that's against... is that what you wanted to hear?

Current Law Students / Re: Duty to Disclose
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:17:19 AM »
The traffic violation, who cares... non-moving as in like parking ticket?  Doesn't matter if you disclose it or not in my opinion... especially since most law school applications themselves have clauses in them that say please disclose any criminal wrongdoings EXCEPT for non-moving or minor traffic offenses.  So I personally don't think they give a crap.

Second, let your roommate screw up his own life and move out at the next best opportunity.  If it's affecting you academically just go to the library or starbucks.  Try and be as far away from him as much of the time as you can until you can make other arrangements.  I think the best thing is to not get yourself involved in his bad mistakes.  People like that usually don't want to change and won't unless they hit rock bottom.  I don't think that at this point in your life i.e. being in law school you have the where with all to make that kind of long and emotional committment on your time.  Especially if you aren't even friends with them.  And further I personally wouldn't want his dismissal from law school to be hanging over my head... don't need that kind of responsibility. 

Current Law Students / Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« on: January 29, 2006, 10:43:04 PM »
Judge Greg Mathis - TV personality and Judge

TIER 4 University of Detroit Mercy  :D

Current Law Students / Re: CLASSMATES...
« on: January 27, 2006, 05:58:10 AM »
I'm sure that when they invite you, your spouse is also invited. If you have a child, perhaps you can find a baby-sitter. If it's the kind of event where kids can come, then bring them!

To be honest, though, if the shoe were on the other foot. I would find your "superficial" hellos to be a disguised middle finger. True friends don't just say hello when passing each other. They hang out and talk in the lunch room, they gripe about profs and reading assignment after class, etc. Ppl say hello to me all of the time but I know who my real friends are and several of those ppl aren't included.

Hey Giraffe,

I guess I didn't see it that way and definitely didn't know that my "hellos" could potentially be seen by my classmates as an upraised middle finger.  I definitely don't dislike them... I suppose people would feel a bit rejected by my behavior.  Thanks for bringing that to my attention.  I suppose one social function now and again couldn't hurt.  :)   

Current Law Students / Re: how would you handle this situation?
« on: January 26, 2006, 09:59:33 AM »
Wow what a jackass  :o 

I don't know how well the Dean will respond to your complaints.  I doubt they will at all unless there has been more than one reported incident and they have no choice.  Especially if he is well respected by the faculty and in law school circles. 

I can't believe this actually happens ~ I don't know what you can do... I would suggest something but it's tough.  You can try complaning to someone but I really don't know what good it will do you.  Are you close to a female professor by any chance?  If you are they may be the key to helping you make your case.  If not I'd have to agree with the poster that said suck it up...

Current Law Students / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 24, 2006, 11:07:15 AM »
What happened to our Anonymous Dean?  Did you stop taking questions?  ha ha...

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