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Current Law Students / Re: Having a baby summer after 1L?
« on: March 20, 2005, 11:33:27 AM »
I had my first child the middle of the second year of business school (full-time, challenging program).  Because it was the second year, I had more control over my schedule and could swing the hard days in my favor.

Now my kid's 3 and we're talking another (I'm a 1L in the second semester).  Not sure, but thinking about beginning to consider the possibility of wanting to look at maybe pondering pregnancy.   ;)

It's a hard thing, but like the previous posters have said, there's never a perfect time, so pick a day and see what happens.

I would recommend getting through the first year before you deliver, which means not getting pregnant until at least the August before your 1L year ends (so you'll deliver in May).  Otherwise, you can still get a legal job the 2L summer (maybe just work the second half of the summer, if the firms in your area let you split your summers).  That way you've got some recovery time (have to account for the possible/unplanned c-section).

In any case, life with a kid means more discipline (not for them; for you) and really being structured.  There's a single mom at my school in the top of her class, and several first years whose wives delivered at or just after the beginning of 1L who, to my knowledge, have not dropped out.  It's doable, but you have to structure yourself.

Good luck with whatever decision you make, and have a wonderful pregnancy (whenever it happens!).   8)

Current Law Students / Re: Fatigue
« on: February 15, 2005, 07:10:07 AM »
The Zone Diet really balances your sugar and you never feel fatigued or tired unless you're ready to go to bed.  It's really amazing.  I wish I had the time to really devote to it, but you can take it meal by meal, and once you learn how to balance your meals you can do it anywhere, so I'd recommend that.  Good luck!

Current Law Students / Re: How many have you lost?
« on: December 13, 2004, 03:16:23 PM »
I've only heard of one person in another section dropping out the second week of school.  Otherwise, everyone seems to be toughing it out.  Good for me, right?  That means there are likely to be some dumber than I still here!! :D

Current Law Students / Re: Stress, Law School, and Illness
« on: November 04, 2004, 02:36:33 PM »
Eeewww!  :o  I've had shingles.  Loads of fun.  My best wishes for your speedy recovery.

As for stress, one of the girls next to me has a stress relief lotion she applies to her temples when it gets rough.

I'm advocating Zanax dispensers in every room as exams approach.  Don't know if this would do anything for your shingles, though.

Again, my deepest condolences (for the temporary loss of a relatively pain-free body).   :(

Current Law Students / Re: Adams v. Lindsell , 106 Eng.Rep. 250
« on: November 02, 2004, 03:28:56 PM »
Aaaaawwww, thanks, JeffJoe!!!  You're so sweet!  ;D

Current Law Students / Re: Adams v. Lindsell , 106 Eng.Rep. 250
« on: November 02, 2004, 02:15:57 PM »
Wether wool = wool from a castrated ram
tod = approximately 28 lbs.

yes, I know this doesn't add much to the brief discussion, but my prof (who's HUGE on facts) actually asked us this!

Awesome, huh? :D

Current Law Students / Re: Simple Tort question - hypo
« on: October 19, 2004, 08:51:41 AM »
I'm glad xrayspec & burning sands answered, because my prof teaches it differently, and I just heard another torts prof teach it the way they explained it (that causation = cause-in-fact + proximate cause).  I think our prof was so focused on teaching the difference between CIF & prox cause that he forgot to tell us it's both, not either/or.

Thanks!  I've learned something new!   :)

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 13, 2004, 06:54:30 AM »
Sadly, I have lost my ability to effect change here... ;)

I like the safeguards, miss my ability to commend folks (I don't know who the trolls are really...I just don't pay enough attention, dammit!!), and hope the whole thing goes well.  Like I said, I like positive reinforcement.

I also like that everyone's reps seem to have come back into line (instead of the -7 I saw on J.J.'s moniker) with pre-troll activity.

Otherwise, commend/defame on!

I may be a bit more active, now, in an attempt to regain my ability to vote, but I promise to do so in a helpful, constructive manner.  Scouts honor (though I'm not a boy and I've never been a scout, so that may be a bit unreliable ;D).

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 11, 2004, 12:27:11 PM »
As future lawyers, shouldn't we be trusted to commend/defame ourselves?   :D :D :D


But seriously, what is our recourse, if any, if we feel we have been wrongfully defamed?  Example: J.J.'s troll problem (whomever that may be)?

Just curious.

Current Law Students / Re: Reputation Experiment
« on: October 10, 2004, 09:14:55 PM »
Okay, maybe it's just me, but I don't see the link.  Do you have to have a certain rep of your own to see it?  ;)  Kidding.

I like the idea of legal terms, but what's the legal opposite of defame?  Refame? :D  Again, kidding!

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