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Postby Yimbeezy » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:25 pm

Doritos wrote:
Yimbeezy wrote:
sibley wrote:I want to make a ton of $$$ straight out of law school without having to sell my soul to some big and boring firm =(


And I want to live on a yacht with all the Victoria Secret girls. I want the boat to be stocked with a lifetime supply of champagne, ten million Cuban cigars, ten trillion chicken nuggets, a dolphin, two ballpoint pens, and peanut butter.



In this scenario you can have anything in the world you want and you choose chicken nuggets and peanut butter...

I like your style


Well, now that you've got me thinking, I might want to drop the P.B. for a billion packages of cooler ranch doritos. FTW! I need a lot of [strike]lighters[/strike] matches for my cigars too.

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Postby vanstone22 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:35 pm

Would you rather have unlimited doritos and cigars on your yacht
or one ride
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Postby Yimbeezy » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:47 pm

vanstone22 wrote:Would you rather have unlimited doritos and cigars on your yacht
or one ride
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Well a ride in that bad boy virtually assures me the ability to obtain the yacht etc. Go back in time to about 1990, make as much money as possible and sink it all into dot coms, get out at the top, short right before they drop, then short aig recently. Balllllinnnn.

Hmm. Maybe GS has that car. Those insider bastards.

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Postby vanstone22 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:09 am

Who's GS?

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Postby Unitas » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:14 pm

vanstone22 wrote:Who's GS?


Goldman Sachs. Investment banking firm that made mortgage-backed securities, sold them for a premium, and then right away sold them short. On top of that recently their CEO Blankfein stated that they are bankers "doing god's work."

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Postby loser148 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:43 pm

Oh, don't be so negative. Come to Utah. We have lots of jobs! I'll trade ya any day! :mrgreen:

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Postby Borhas » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:15 pm

sibley wrote:I want to make a ton of $$$ straight out of law school without having to sell my soul to some big and boring firm =(


If you want a ton of money you've already sold your soul

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Postby postitnotes » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:54 pm

I know some people have already discussed this, but here's the article on the decline of the legal field in America.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/fashi ... er.html?em

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Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:00 pm

Kakarot wrote:
vanstone22 wrote:Who's GS?


Goldman Sachs. Investment banking firm that made mortgage-backed securities, sold them for a premium, and then right away sold them short. On top of that recently their CEO Blankfein stated that they are bankers "doing god's work."



He said that? Wow, bold. When international bankers start referring to the g word it scares me because they're referring to their collective inner circles. The top of the pyramid, so to speak.

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Postby legalese_retard » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:00 pm

Report: Law firms lose, health care wins
http://dallas.bizjournals.com/dallas/st ... ily10.html

"Law firms alone saw their sales drop 21 percent in 2009, ranking as the second worst business for the year, behind wood product manufacturing, which experienced a 26 percent drop in sales."

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Postby GATORTIM » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:33 pm

the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors

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Postby danquayle » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:31 pm

GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


But the debt encumbrance can potentially close many more.

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Postby Blindmelon » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:50 am

danquayle wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


But the debt encumbrance can potentially close many more.


He was being sarcastic.

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Postby Doritos » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:14 am

GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


Bill Clinton went to law school. He became president. I want that. Good benefits I hear

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Postby YCrevolution » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:59 pm

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Postby ashkenazy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:58 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Doritos wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


Bill Clinton went to law school. He became president. I want that. Good benefits I hear

Although Clinton was the last to get lifetime Secret Service protection.


That's because the secret service knew it'd be too expensive to keep W safe.

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Postby beach_terror » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:53 pm

Doritos wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


Bill Clinton went to law school. He became president. I want that. Good benefits I hear


I heard you get a library after. Scotch, fireplaces, and books sounds like a nice way to enjoy early retirement.

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Postby Moon_Man » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:00 am

vanstone22 wrote:Would you rather have unlimited doritos and cigars on your yacht
or one ride
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Definitely the doritos and yacht thing please.

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Postby winokbe » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:00 pm

ashkenazy wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
Doritos wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:the greatest thing about a law degree is that it opens up countless doors


Bill Clinton went to law school. He became president. I want that. Good benefits I hear

Although Clinton was the last to get lifetime Secret Service protection.


That's because the secret service knew it'd be too expensive to keep W safe.


This.

Two points Sir, well played.

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Postby Moose Thompson » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:31 am

vanwinkle wrote:My parents hated when I took the job I did. It was a good salaried job with benefits, I was making more money than my siblings combined, but they just kept saying I was wasting so much potential and I should be going to law school or something. It was suffocating. I stayed there mostly because they weren't proud of me for doing it, and it was good money to support myself while I figured out what I did want to do.

Finally I decided I actually wanted law school, even after they stopped wanting it for me. Now that I'm here they're back to being proud and suffocating again. God damnit.



If only I could express to you how similar our stories are. Too damn funny.

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Postby pattymac » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:43 pm

I was debating starting a new topic but I had to force myself to put this here.

Yesterday in my seminar class, a girl who reviewed an article claimed that "a girl in the top 10% of her class at Stanford Law only receieved job offers as a legal secretary."

I laughed out loud but it took everything in me not to object to this obvious pile of bs. Even funnier was that friday, I a friend who just got her diploma at 22 and told me she applied to our local community college for the legal secretary program. I'll have to explain to her that ITE, she'll be competing against Stanford grads for legal secretary positions...t14 secretary school or BUST!!!111!!!1!!W!@!!!

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Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:12 pm

pattymac wrote:
Yesterday in my seminar class, a girl who reviewed an article claimed that "a girl in the top 10% of her class at Stanford Law only receieved job offers as a legal secretary."


That girl was mistaken, and repeating the Sandra Day O'Connor legend. The legend has it that O'Connor was near the very top of her class but the big California firms only offered her secretarial work. She ended up going a much different route than is the norm for a Supreme Court justice, including hanging up a shingle in a rough neighborhood, working for a strip mall center, and things of that nature.

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Postby pattymac » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:50 pm

Hahah yes. I'd never heard about this (Canadian) but she led us to believe that this was a current (or at least recent event). Thought TLS right away.

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Postby Doritos » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:45 am

JSUVA2012 wrote:
pattymac wrote:
Yesterday in my seminar class, a girl who reviewed an article claimed that "a girl in the top 10% of her class at Stanford Law only receieved job offers as a legal secretary."


That girl was mistaken, and repeating the Sandra Day O'Connor legend. The legend has it that O'Connor was near the very top of her class but the big California firms only offered her secretarial work. She ended up going a much different route than is the norm for a Supreme Court justice, including hanging up a shingle in a rough neighborhood, working for a strip mall center, and things of that nature.



I love it when this happens. An oft repeated story widely circulated through the internet or other means gets repeated by somebody who claims said story occurred to an acquaintance or friend of theirs. Not exactly what happened in this situation but a phenomenon in life that I find amusing.

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Postby adameus » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:33 pm

Why is this thread a sticky?




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