Should I even consider this?

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby Sheendream » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Apply to Cumberland and you'll get big money with your GPA and a 164+ LSAT, use it to leverage 'Bama and get some money out of them. If you're a Bama resident tuition shouldn't be too bad anyways at UofA. Roll tide amen.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby G.Edward » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:37 pm

Alabama looks good for me. Do they not have the MBA/JD program?

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby luxxe » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:48 pm

As has been said, your GPA is going to be lower when LSAC calculates and it getting a REAL LSAT score is essential before asking for any specific advice, but...

I'm almost certain Alabama no longer has any sort of PT program (and I couldn't find any mention of it on their website). If you are set in living in Alabama, you will get a LOT of money from Alabama if you can get into the high 160's and from Cumberland if you get into the 160's at all (which DOES have PT). If you are set on doing family law, you should fare fine at either, at least around Jefferson/Shelby County. JeffCo family court is literally FILLED with Cumberland grad attorneys/judges who love to dote on other Cumberland grads (I'm working at a family law office right now, which handles divorces and indigent defense in JeffCo family court).

If you are set on doing family law, I would also strongly go against what previous posters ITT have said - Georgetown PT or Vandy are not worth the debt you would be forced to take on to do family law in Alabama. Period. You are not going to make a ton of money doing divorce cases.

Alabama does have a JD/MBA, but I fail to see how that would be helpful with your stated career goal.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:53 am

vulpixie wrote:I am not a gender feminist. I am a gender-realist, all the way. That said, I think there's something pretty contemptible about these self-proclaimed misogynistic/MRA websites that have taken over the alt;right and the male commenters who spend hours pouring over them, insisting that feminism and women's lib are to blame for their inability to get laid.


I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?

OP: When do you plan on taking the LSAT? You should really talk to someone who practices the type of law that you would like to practice. My dad's firm does some family law and my old man quit doing it because of how much shit he had to go through for such little pay.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:03 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?


Wow, that was so bad it almost made me want to defend her.

Almost.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby sasuke » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:05 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?


Rrrright ...

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby commoner » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:16 am

people jesus don't you realize that everything you write will come to bite you in the ass later? the schools read these boards very carefully. It's just like job hiring nowadays...they Facebook you. Same deal here.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby kwais » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:22 am

vulpixie wrote:
89vision wrote:Why shouldn't both parents get equal time, especially when women are demanding equal rights? It's well known that courts favor mothers in custody and divorce hearings, and there's nothing sexist about wanting to make the process more fair for the father. It doesn't seem very fair that the father has to pay for a child support, and sometimes alimony, barely gets to see the kid (maybe 2 out of 7 days, which doesn't seem very equal). I am all about gender equality, and I support women's equality, but a lot of men get screwed over in divorce settlements. There's nothing sexist about representing a group that typically gets the short end of the stick. I have a feeling you wouldn't have made a "Another women's activist?" comment if the genders were reversed.


I sure would have. The notion that either men or women in America are actively oppressed by teh patriarchy/matriarchy is fantastically absurd.

I concede that my initial comment was overly snarky. Of course men and women should have equal custody rights. If that's the only sense in which the OP is an MRA, then more power to him.


is this fo real?

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:26 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?.


You are an epic douchebag with major reading comprehension problems. What part of “I am not a gender feminist” didn’t make sense to you? Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby kwais » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:41 am

vulpixie wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?.


You are an epic douchebag with major reading comprehension problems. What part of “I am not a gender feminist” didn’t make sense to you? Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.


fo real

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:51 am

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:08 am

vulpixie wrote:Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.
60% of your posts reference not only your fiancé, but name-drop HLS? Barf. :?

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:12 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
vulpixie wrote:Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.
60% of your posts reference not only your fiancé, but name-drop HLS? Barf. :?


Marrying someone who went to HLS beats the hell out of actually going to HLS yourself. I'd brag, too.

Okay, maybe not.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:26 am

60% of your posts reference not only your fiancé, but name-drop HLS? Barf. :?

False inference. I mention him on this site if I have questions about his cycle.

Marrying someone who went to HLS beats the hell out of actually going to HLS yourself.

Relevance? Also, LOL at your assumption that I'm not at HLS or a comparable law school already.

I'm guessing LR hasn't been very kind to either of you.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:32 am

vulpixie wrote:
60% of your posts reference not only your fiancé, but name-drop HLS? Barf. :?

False inference. I mention him on this site if I have questions about his cycle.

Marrying someone who went to HLS beats the hell out of actually going to HLS yourself.

Relevance? Also, LOL at your assumption that I'm not at HLS or a comparable law school already.

I'm guessing LR hasn't been very kind to either of you.


Err...that assumption was neither stated nor, by any stretch of the imagination, implied [A > B != ~(A ^ B)]. Although, seriously, props if that 172 got you into Harvard or Yale.

Edit: If I'd thought twice, I wouldn't have been so douchey as to bring out some sort of bastardized Peano arithmetic-esque first order logic extension in response to a challenge to my logical reasoning skills. Oops.
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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:46 am

vulpixie wrote:
60% of your posts reference not only your fiancé, but name-drop HLS? Barf. :?

False inference. I mention him on this site if I have questions about his cycle.
I didn't infer anything. I repeated what you typed and then said "barf." RC must've been your weak spot.

vulpixie wrote:Also, LOL at your assumption that I'm not at HLS or a comparable law school already.
If you're at School-Which-Is-Comparable-To-Harvard and hunny is at HLS, then why the fuck do you need to ask questions about his cycle?

vulpixie wrote:I'm guessing LR hasn't been very kind to either of you.
:roll: You should probably insult my number of posts next and guess that I live in my mother's basement, because that old chestnut is always effective.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:54 am

rinkrat19 wrote:I didn't infer anything. I repeated what you typed and then said "barf." RC must've been your weak spot.

You took my statement that I frequently mention my fiance, who will be attending HLS, to mean that whenever I mention my fiance, I "name-drop" HLS. That was a faulty inference.

If you're at School-Which-Is-Comparable-To-Harvard and hunny is at HLS, then why the fuck do you need to ask questions about his cycle?

Because he is a URM with a very high LSAT and a pretty low GPA. His cycle (now over) was pretty tough to predict, and I've had no prior experience with URM cycles. Needless to say, the "60%" reference was gross hyperbole.

You should probably insult my number of posts next and guess that I live in my mother's basement, because that old chestnut is always effective.

I (seriously) apologize for the ad hominem.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:03 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
vulpixie wrote:I'm guessing LR hasn't been very kind to either of you.
:roll: You should probably insult my number of posts next and guess that I live in my mother's basement, because that old chestnut is always effective.


You have too many or too few posts and/or live in your mother's basement.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:09 am

mrloblaw wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
vulpixie wrote:I'm guessing LR hasn't been very kind to either of you.
:roll: You should probably insult my number of posts next and guess that I live in my mother's basement, because that old chestnut is always effective.


You have too many or too few posts and/or live in your mother's basement.
That hurts, man. That hurts.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:55 am

vulpixie wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?.


You are an epic douchebag with major reading comprehension problems. What part of “I am not a gender feminist” didn’t make sense to you? Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.


Ya wanna makeout or something 8)

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby 89vision » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:01 pm

vulpixie wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:I'm sure you're a fun date. You probably bitch about equality during dinner and then complain when the guy wants to go halfzies on the bill. Wait, your a lesbian. My bad. How does that even work when two chicks go on a date?.


You are an epic douchebag with major reading comprehension problems. What part of “I am not a gender feminist” didn’t make sense to you? Also, I think about 60% of my posts on this site have referenced my HLS-bound (male) fiancé.


So you don't believe in gender equality? Just trying to understand why you were upset at the OP's comments.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:32 pm

89vision wrote:So you don't believe in gender equality? Just trying to understand why you were upset at the OP's comments.



Gosh, this thread really needs to die.

I believe in equality of opportunity -- "gender feminists" believe in equality of results. Incidentally, I also believe that American women have already achieved equality of opportunity, so I don't "bitch about it" on this thread or anywhere else.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby vulpixie » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:32 pm

I've seen a lot of ridiculous thread derailings on TLS over the years, but I'm still amazed that a passing joke about Men's Rights Activism has generated so much asinine hysteria.

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby BiglawOrBust » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:57 pm

vulpixie wrote:I've seen a lot of ridiculous thread derailings on TLS over the years, but I'm still amazed that a passing joke about Men's Rights Activism has generated so much asinine hysteria.


Like it was everyone else's fault. You made two outrageous and offensive posts and claim it's the fault of the board when they jumped your shit for it? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Should I even consider this?

Postby ahduth » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:21 pm

G.Edward wrote:Thanks for all your replies. I think Alabama is where I will apply. If I have no desire to practice anywhere else, should I apply to other schools? What are the acceptance rates at Alabama for someone like me? I'm a white male, 29, first in my family to graduate college, a veteran, and I'm still a member of the reserves. Do they take any of that into consideration? Also would me having a child reflect negatively?


Apply to other schools - with a 170/3.8 or whatever, you can get scholarship money from some pretty heavy duty schools. Or just call up the dean of admissions and tell them you want a full ride.

First in family to graduate is a plus. Veteran is a plus. Having a child is irrelevant.

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