If Elon Grads want a job, they are forced to "Try" to infringe upon other NC schools networks. Try is the operative word not because the students are counscious of their infringment, but because saying, "If they want gainful employment in NC, they are forced to infringe upon the networks" assumes that they will be successful in their infringment. [quote]
It assumes that they will act upon their wants and that infringement is necessary to achieve gainful employment (as a lawyer). Even if they fail at gaining employment from an employer typically sold to a particular network, those grads can infringe upon the networks by competing in the interview process with other schools' alumni, effecting the salaries offered to lawyers with an increased supply in the market (through self-employment), by gaining clients, etc. Every lawyer admitted to practice in NC can produce an effect on those networks, and I wouldnt necessarily call that infringement successful unless it equated to employment. I didn't say that Elon law students will be employed by infringing upon other networks - just that they would be forced to infringe by gaining employment. In your quote of my quote above, "want" is the actual operative word. One could want employment without trying to seek it; that's why your alteration is worthless - because using "want" in the colloquial sense encompasses an action (trying). Even as you admit that you assume all graduates will want a job, I am assuming that those who want a job will act on their want (otherwise, they must not want it too badly, huh?). Sure, the statement assumes that those who want employment will act on their desires. Acting on desires does what? Produces an intention to achieve employment (the desire). Acting on an intention does what? Encompasses trying.
That doesn't assume success - it assumes action. It only assumes success if every instance of infringement is a successful form of infringement.
[quote] Wether they are aware or not that they are trying to infringe on others networks is irrelevant. [quote]
If I am going to try to do something, I am making an attempt to do something with the INTENT to accomplish that goal. Intent requires an awareness of a goal. Trying to infringe upon a network implies an intention to do so. How do I try to do something without an intent to do that which I am trying to do?
[quote] And theres nothing really wrong with your use of the word forced- i assume that all graduates will want a job
You did what...assumed? Exactly. I used "forced" colloquially, which is fine (I guess). The grads aren't forced to act upon their desires to seek employment. They just aren't. I brought that up to provide a more legitimate option for your nitpicking. Try
just didn't cut it.