An international Law student's dilemma.

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri May 21, 2010 1:28 am

wow ppl are always harsh to an OP's SO on these boards...i applaud everyone's sense of loyalty (in some respects) lol

seriously though, some e-versions of posters' relationships make me wonder, but yours sounds pretty good. you have a healthy take on your relationship imo, but another poster was prob right in saying dont take e-advice for irl relationships haha

ppl ask too much of ppl they dont know, even when they have no idea what the circumstances are

follow your dream? yeah sure, but you seem to prioritize a happy marriage (something a lot of us here in america dont -im being facetious, but not really-) which is a big part of your 'dream' ...so your fiancee's well being matters here

she hasnt learned Portuguese already? lol it isnt like someone who grew up in america will pick it up while NOT living there over 2-3 yrs, esp. when the other person speaks English haha...though her willingness to learn may matter (and she seems willing to)

it is tough to ask someone to uproot her whole life to move to another country...but it seems one of you two will have to do it

whoever does is the one going out on a limb; taking the risk...i guess in the end it just comes down to what everyone is most comfortable w/

i hope your fiancee loves her trip to brazil, and i wish you two the best, you sound like a cool guy

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby A'nold » Fri May 21, 2010 1:28 am

CX1329 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Have you met her in person before? How much time have you spent with her (I mean actually in her physical company)? How long have you been together?



We see each other in person as much as possible, which means that I always visit her during the holidays, which is when I get to take a break from Law school. I spent most of July last year and January this year with her. I'm going again this July, and she's coming in December. It's quite manageable this way and we never go too long without physical contact, especially considering we've both got things to do.

To answer your last question, I've known her for two years now, and we're getting engaged in early July.

Oh, and pics or it didn't happen (to see how hot your gf is).


@A'nold: I know you're being facetious, but there -are- some law firms that do business with the U.S. here. :P If not in my city, then definitely in the large markets like Rio or Sao Paulo.


No man, for your kind of job with all the benefits, $$$$, and vacation time and clerking for the Supreme Court and such. Me wanty.

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby romothesavior » Fri May 21, 2010 1:32 am

DoubleChecks wrote:wow ppl are always harsh to an OP's SO on these boards...i applaud everyone's sense of loyalty (in some respects) lol

seriously though, some e-versions of posters' relationships make me wonder, but yours sounds pretty good. you have a healthy take on your relationship imo, but another poster was prob right in saying dont take e-advice for irl relationships haha

ppl ask too much of ppl they dont know, even when they have no idea what the circumstances are

follow your dream? yeah sure, but you seem to prioritize a happy marriage (something a lot of us here in america dont -im being facetious, but not really-) which is a big part of your 'dream' ...so your fiancee's well being matters here

she hasnt learned Portuguese already? lol it isnt like someone who grew up in america will pick it up while NOT living there over 2-3 yrs, esp. when the other person speaks English haha...though her willingness to learn may matter (and she seems willing to)

it is tough to ask someone to uproot her whole life to move to another country...but it seems one of you two will have to do it

whoever does is the one going out on a limb; taking the risk...i guess in the end it just comes down to what everyone is most comfortable w/

i hope your fiancee loves her trip to brazil, and i wish you two the best, you sound like a cool guy


I usually don't harp on grammar or stylistic things, but come on man... I'd like to introduce you to the shift key and the puctuation keys.

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby CX1329 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:35 am

General Tso wrote:Have you ever visited Portland? I imagine its 360 degrees from where you are right now.



Not yet. She was living in California until last month, so I'll only get to visit Portland in July. She was born in Oregon and she loves it there a lot more than CA, she says.

She has told me she would definitely consider living in San Francisco, however, I'd imagine getting into a decent Law school in California would be considerably more difficult, and so would finding a job in one of the most competitive legal markets in the U.S., from what I've read. I very much doubt Stanford would greet me with open arms. L&C, on the other hand, is well known in Oregon and its admittance requirements would be a realistic goal for me to work towards. Plus, it appears to have a good Crim. Law program, which is what I'm interested in. I'd be happy with enjoying a great, healthy marriage and taking home a decent amount of money by working in Crim. Law, that sounds like a good compromise to me.

@DoubleChecks: I definitely appreciate your nice comments. :)

@A'nold: I certainly see what you mean. :P

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby A'nold » Fri May 21, 2010 1:36 am

romothesavior wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:wow ppl are always harsh to an OP's SO on these boards...i applaud everyone's sense of loyalty (in some respects) lol

seriously though, some e-versions of posters' relationships make me wonder, but yours sounds pretty good. you have a healthy take on your relationship imo, but another poster was prob right in saying dont take e-advice for irl relationships haha

ppl ask too much of ppl they dont know, even when they have no idea what the circumstances are

follow your dream? yeah sure, but you seem to prioritize a happy marriage (something a lot of us here in america dont -im being facetious, but not really-) which is a big part of your 'dream' ...so your fiancee's well being matters here

she hasnt learned Portuguese already? lol it isnt like someone who grew up in america will pick it up while NOT living there over 2-3 yrs, esp. when the other person speaks English haha...though her willingness to learn may matter (and she seems willing to)

it is tough to ask someone to uproot her whole life to move to another country...but it seems one of you two will have to do it

whoever does is the one going out on a limb; taking the risk...i guess in the end it just comes down to what everyone is most comfortable w/

i hope your fiancee loves her trip to brazil, and i wish you two the best, you sound like a cool guy


I usually don't harp on grammar or stylistic things, but come on man... I'd like to introduce you to the shift key and the puctuation keys.


Allow myself to introduce.................myself.

Btw- I agree that you sound pretty cool OP and we are just joking around on some things........except hot girlfriend pics of course. :wink:

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby CX1329 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:41 am

No hot girlfriend pics for any of you. You may, however, have a picture of my girlfriend and I. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/ ... o-0198.jpg

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby General Tso » Fri May 21, 2010 1:42 am

CX1329 wrote:
General Tso wrote:Have you ever visited Portland? I imagine its 360 degrees from where you are right now.



Not yet. She was living in California until last month, so I'll only get to visit Portland in July. She was born in Oregon and she loves it there a lot more than CA, she says.

She has told me she would definitely consider living in San Francisco, however, I'd imagine getting into a decent Law school in California would be considerably more difficult, and so would finding a job in one of the most competitive legal markets in the U.S., from what I've read. I very much doubt Stanford would greet me with open arms. L&C, on the other hand, is well known in Oregon and its admittance requirements would be a realistic goal for me to work towards. Plus, it appears to have a good Crim. Law program, which is what I'm interested in. I'd be happy with enjoying a great, healthy marriage and taking home a decent amount of money by working in Crim. Law, that sounds like a good compromise to me.

@DoubleChecks: I definitely appreciate your nice comments. :)

@A'nold: I certainly see what you mean. :P


You don't need to go to Stanford to get a good job in CA. True CA is more competitive but the sheer volume of legal jobs is significantly greater than in in Pacific NW and maybe any other region outside of DC/Phila./NYC/Boston.

I would argue that you would have better job prospects out of the 6th or 7th best law school in CA (Hastings/Pepperdine/San Diego) than you would out of the #1 law school in Oregon. CA has 35 million people but if you took its economy alone its GDP would make it the 8th largest economy in the world.

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby A'nold » Fri May 21, 2010 1:43 am

CX1329 wrote:No hot girlfriend pics for any of you. You may, however, have a picture of my girlfriend and I. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/ ... o-0198.jpg


DUDE! You look just like a Brazillian dude that goes to my school, haha. That's how I was envisioning you. :)

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby CX1329 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:47 am

General Tso wrote:You don't need to go to Stanford to get a good job in CA. True CA is more competitive but the sheer volume of legal jobs is significantly greater than in in Pacific NW and maybe any other region outside of DC/Phila./NYC/Boston.

I would argue that you would have better job prospects out of the 6th or 7th best law school in CA (Hastings/Pepperdine/San Diego) than you would out of the #1 law school in Oregon. CA has 35 million people but if you took its economy alone its GDP would make it the 8th largest economy in the world.



Oh, is that so? It's something I'll have to look into then. I wasn't aware of this. I just assumed that getting into the top school in Oregon would put me in a more comfortable position, at least locally.


@A'nold: That's quite the coincidence, I say. :lol: That comes as a surprise to me.

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby weejonbu » Wed May 26, 2010 12:07 pm

CX1329 wrote:No hot girlfriend pics for any of you. You may, however, have a picture of my girlfriend and I. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/ ... o-0198.jpg


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I know this post is long dead, but I just can't believe this guy is detouring his life for this girl. You can do better man!!!

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Re: An international Law student's dilemma.

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Wed May 26, 2010 12:25 pm

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