My sad situation - advice needed

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TSLexi
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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:29 pm

guano wrote:
dr123 wrote:
TSLexi wrote:
dr123 wrote:Why can you go to a CC but not like a CSU or something. I don't get it.


Money.


You already have like 3 years of college done right? Is finishing a degree at a CSU really going be that much more than like a 2 yr degree at a CC?

I just want to point out that tuition rates in Leeds are probably lower than a community college


No. They're not. Ask anyone over there.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby romothesavior » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:31 pm

TSLexi wrote:
romothesavior wrote:
danitt wrote:
Nova wrote:It doesn't seem like you want advice

Seriously. OP, why are you even here? You clearly know nothing about student loans, the paralegal market, or the job market for lawyers, and instead of listening to the people who you solicited for advice, you're being arrogant and stubborn.


Read the above post.

Doesn't answer my question. Like, at all.

Your "sad situation" elicits very little sympathy from me at this point. You are willfully ignorant and dangerously stubborn, and you're being very dismissive towards the people you asked for advice.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby guano » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:32 pm

TSLexi wrote:
dr123 wrote:
TSLexi wrote:
dr123 wrote:Why can you go to a CC but not like a CSU or something. I don't get it.


Money.


You already have like 3 years of college done right? Is finishing a degree at a CSU really going be that much more than like a 2 yr degree at a CC?


The problem is the courses aren't transferable, as the UK system is very different. If I had the degree, I'd have no problem.

Also, I had loads of CC credit from way back when, so all I need to do to get the AA is do the certificate courses.

Actually, I'm ready to call flame. A BS in Leeds only takes three years

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby dr123 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:33 pm

Why'd you go to this random euro university if you're from CA?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:35 pm

guano wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Have you ever met an LSOP lawyer? They are all incredibly foolhardy. They took the dumbest route to becoming a lawyer, and they somehow succeeded after years of trying.
fixed

No way am I gonna choose the lawyer too dumb to get into a reputable school over the one with a perfect pedigree


I could not care less about how my attorney got his or her license. I care about the work product.

At the end of the day, a law license is a law license. It's not like LSOP students take a different bar exam.

Essentially, you're calling Abraham Lincoln dumb.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:36 pm

dr123 wrote:Why'd you go to this random euro university if you're from CA?


It had excellent research in my field of immunology. And the professors were top academics. One invented a potential cure for prostate cancer.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:40 pm

TSLexi wrote:I could not care less about how my attorney got his or her license. I care about the work product.

At the end of the day, a law license is a law license. It's not like LSOP students take a different bar exam.

Essentially, you're calling Abraham Lincoln dumb.

He would have been dumb to read the law, if he'd lived in an era of 200 accredited law schools.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby sopranorleone » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:40 pm

TSLexi wrote:
guano wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Have you ever met an LSOP lawyer? They are all incredibly foolhardy. They took the dumbest route to becoming a lawyer, and they somehow succeeded after years of trying.
fixed

No way am I gonna choose the lawyer too dumb to get into a reputable school over the one with a perfect pedigree


I could not care less about how my attorney got his or her license. I care about the work product.

At the end of the day, a law license is a law license. It's not like LSOP students take a different bar exam.

Essentially, you're calling Abraham Lincoln dumb.


Your argument is invalid. You cannot compare how Lincoln became a lawyer (and he was a great one) to how lawyers are accredited now. The ABA didn't even exist until 1878.

At the end of the day, it's about branding. A potential client isn't gonna give a shit that you graduated with less debt than that Harvard JD who can't write his way out of a paper bag.

Your only option if you go this route is to be a Better Call Saul. If you don't know what that is, find out -- it'll be a better use of your time than whatever moronic thing you're thinking of doing.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby rad lulz » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:41 pm

rad lulz wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Hi guys!

Here is my sad situation:

Up until June, I was studying for a BSc in Microbiology with Immunology at University of Leeds. In my penultimate year, I came out as MTF. I began my transition, and I was doing quite well in my studies, and my social group was pretty accepting. My goal was to become a biotech patent attorney.

Unfortunately, when I told my parents, they freaked out, stopped funding my degree, and took my hormones, make-up kit, hair extensions, etc. Luckily, they haven't kicked me out, and they are willing to pay for me to get my ABA-accredited paralegal AA degree at my local community college, Cerritos College. So there's that to be thankful for.

Since my program includes work experience, my goal is to get hired at one of the firms I extern at, retransition, and engage in the Law Office Study Program to become a licensed attorney.

So I have a few questions:

1. How is the job market for paralegals?

2. Law Office Study Program...if you had a fresh UCLA grad vs a person who read law while working as a paralegal and passed the bar, who would you hire?

3. For a few months in Leeds, I worked as an independent high-class escort (desperation for money and loneliness). I was pretty successful, and I learned a lot of transferable business skills (marketing, customer management, etc.) I think I should keep that under wraps, but honesty is very important in business, especially in the practice of law, since anyone can find out everything about you these days. I would not want to hire someone who kept secrets from me.

Whatever advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Lexi

How was bein an escort?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby romothesavior » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:41 pm

TSLexi wrote:
guano wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Have you ever met an LSOP lawyer? They are all incredibly foolhardy. They took the dumbest route to becoming a lawyer, and they somehow succeeded after years of trying.
fixed

No way am I gonna choose the lawyer too dumb to get into a reputable school over the one with a perfect pedigree


I could not care less about how my attorney got his or her license. I care about the work product.

At the end of the day, a law license is a law license. It's not like LSOP students take a different bar exam.

Essentially, you're calling Abraham Lincoln dumb.

LOL... Yes, because the legal system and legal education system today are so similar to Lincoln's time.

Talk about a massive is/ought gap here. Nobody gives a shit that you think it should be like X or Y. The bottom line is that where you go to school matters, whether you like it or not. I'm sure all the kids at Cooley think its BS that they're passed over for Michigan students, but guess what? Too bad for them. The game is what it is.

Your plan is atrocious. Go get loans (which YES, you can do if you're an American citizen), finish your degree, avoid the paralegal certificate, and definitely don't do this "reading the law" plan.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby guano » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:43 pm

TSLexi wrote:
guano wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Have you ever met an LSOP lawyer? They are all incredibly foolhardy. They took the dumbest route to becoming a lawyer, and they somehow succeeded after years of trying.
fixed

No way am I gonna choose the lawyer too dumb to get into a reputable school over the one with a perfect pedigree


I could not care less about how my attorney got his or her license. I care about the work product.

At the end of the day, a law license is a law license. It's not like LSOP students take a different bar exam.

Essentially, you're calling Abraham Lincoln dumb.

Before you have work product you need to work. And without a pedigree you won't get any work.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby dr123 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:46 pm

rad lulz wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Hi guys!

Here is my sad situation:

Up until June, I was studying for a BSc in Microbiology with Immunology at University of Leeds. In my penultimate year, I came out as MTF. I began my transition, and I was doing quite well in my studies, and my social group was pretty accepting. My goal was to become a biotech patent attorney.

Unfortunately, when I told my parents, they freaked out, stopped funding my degree, and took my hormones, make-up kit, hair extensions, etc. Luckily, they haven't kicked me out, and they are willing to pay for me to get my ABA-accredited paralegal AA degree at my local community college, Cerritos College. So there's that to be thankful for.

Since my program includes work experience, my goal is to get hired at one of the firms I extern at, retransition, and engage in the Law Office Study Program to become a licensed attorney.

So I have a few questions:

1. How is the job market for paralegals?

2. Law Office Study Program...if you had a fresh UCLA grad vs a person who read law while working as a paralegal and passed the bar, who would you hire?

3. For a few months in Leeds, I worked as an independent high-class escort (desperation for money and loneliness). I was pretty successful, and I learned a lot of transferable business skills (marketing, customer management, etc.) I think I should keep that under wraps, but honesty is very important in business, especially in the practice of law, since anyone can find out everything about you these days. I would not want to hire someone who kept secrets from me.

Whatever advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Lexi

How was bein an escort?


Wait, so being a prostitute teaches good skills for being a lawyer? Wat. this has got to be a flame.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby guano » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:52 pm

dr123 wrote:
Wait, so being a prostitute teaches good skills for being a lawyer? Wat. this has got to be a flame.

Duh!
Someone please make a better joke than my drunk ass is capable of

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby DrStudMuffin » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:57 pm

rad lulz wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
TSLexi wrote:Hi guys!

Here is my sad situation:

Up until June, I was studying for a BSc in Microbiology with Immunology at University of Leeds. In my penultimate year, I came out as MTF. I began my transition, and I was doing quite well in my studies, and my social group was pretty accepting. My goal was to become a biotech patent attorney.

Unfortunately, when I told my parents, they freaked out, stopped funding my degree, and took my hormones, make-up kit, hair extensions, etc. Luckily, they haven't kicked me out, and they are willing to pay for me to get my ABA-accredited paralegal AA degree at my local community college, Cerritos College. So there's that to be thankful for.

Since my program includes work experience, my goal is to get hired at one of the firms I extern at, retransition, and engage in the Law Office Study Program to become a licensed attorney.

So I have a few questions:

1. How is the job market for paralegals?

2. Law Office Study Program...if you had a fresh UCLA grad vs a person who read law while working as a paralegal and passed the bar, who would you hire?

3. For a few months in Leeds, I worked as an independent high-class escort (desperation for money and loneliness). I was pretty successful, and I learned a lot of transferable business skills (marketing, customer management, etc.) I think I should keep that under wraps, but honesty is very important in business, especially in the practice of law, since anyone can find out everything about you these days. I would not want to hire someone who kept secrets from me.

Whatever advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Lexi

How was bein an escort?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TheWeeIceMon » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:27 am

You've pretty clearly already made up your mind. Just go for it. You could be the next Abe Lincoln. There is absolutely no way that this ends poorly for you.

But seriously, how was the escort business?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:40 am

TheWeeIceMon wrote:You've pretty clearly already made up your mind. Just go for it. You could be the next Abe Lincoln. There is absolutely no way that this ends poorly for you.

But seriously, how was the escort business?


Pretty fun, sometimes really annoying (nobody read my ad prior to calling, apparently), made some good cash. The multiple hour clients treated me like a queen. I loved it when they treated a session like a date.

A few lawyers used me.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:46 am

TSLexi wrote:
TheWeeIceMon wrote:You've pretty clearly already made up your mind. Just go for it. You could be the next Abe Lincoln. There is absolutely no way that this ends poorly for you.

But seriously, how was the escort business?


Pretty fun, sometimes really annoying (nobody read my ad prior to calling, apparently), made some good cash. The multiple hour clients treated me like a queen. I loved it when they treated a session like a date.

A few lawyers used me.

What did your ad say?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby dr123 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:51 am

Need screen shot of ad or it didn't happen.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:57 am

Hipster but Athletic wrote:
TSLexi wrote:
TheWeeIceMon wrote:You've pretty clearly already made up your mind. Just go for it. You could be the next Abe Lincoln. There is absolutely no way that this ends poorly for you.

But seriously, how was the escort business?


Pretty fun, sometimes really annoying (nobody read my ad prior to calling, apparently), made some good cash. The multiple hour clients treated me like a queen. I loved it when they treated a session like a date.

A few lawyers used me.

What did your ad say?


Just gave some info about me, things I like, my contact #.

No, I am not showing you my ad as it has my cell phone #. And my photo.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:00 am

What things do you like? Is that an important thing in escort business?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby hephaestus » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:09 am

dr123 wrote:Need screen shot of ad or it didn't happen.

Seriously. Or confirmed flame.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:19 am

Hipster but Athletic wrote:What things do you like? Is that an important thing in escort business?


Yes. Very much so. Clients want someone with personality.
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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:24 am

Why in the everloving fuck would you post that?

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby TSLexi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:25 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Why in the everloving fuck would you post that?


They wanted to see it, now I'm deleting the post.

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Re: My sad situation - advice needed

Postby shredderrrrrr » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:26 am

TSLexi wrote:
Hipster but Athletic wrote:What things do you like? Is that an important thing in escort business?


Yes. Very much so. Clients want someone with personality.



Did you message sean1985 or not?




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