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Welcome to the team!! Be sure to check out the other Law students sparkteam which is a little more active in Sparkposts! :)

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6/3/11 12:08 P

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Hi Everyone! I sort of stumbled upon this group and am glad I found it! I noticed that all of you have some amazing things going for yourselves -- I wish you all the best of luck!

As for myself =)

I am a graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in Political Science/Pre Law and just earned an A.S. in Accounting (since I could not afford to do the minor at PC). Now that I am done with school for a while, I am in the prospect of finding a job and studying for LSATs. My goal is to work for a couple of years and then apply to law school. My main interests are employment law/civil rights law/contract law. I pretty much want to be an advocate for consumers and employees. They deserve to be educated in what some big corporations are not disclosing because they, in my opinion (and in my research), have failed to be explicit in their language regarding such issues as health care, life insurance, workers compensation, union relations (if applicable), stocks, etc. In addition, there have been a plethora of situations in which I, or someone I knew, could have sued but did not have the means to pursue legal action and these corporations know that (hence why they get away with it). Ultimately I hope to be able to provide legal services to anyone, regardless of income, because that is what the law should do -- represent everyone not just a select few.

Oh yes -- and since I am currently taking a break from school -- I will be focusing on my health! My excuse of being in school and not having time will not be accepted!

I can go on for days about this (lol) but I will leave it at that! I pray these next few years come along smoothly!

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5/12/11 7:25 P

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Hello Everyone! I'm Christina. (I usually go by Christine). I'm currently enrolled with Kaplan University (online) in their paralegal studies program. I should graduate in May of 2012!! After that I'll be on to law school to become a Criminal Defense Attorney (and am thinking of practicing Family Law as well)... still not sure. I'm a wife & mother and recently started a full time job outside our home. Before that, I was an in-home child care provider for almost 16 years. I've been a member of SP for a few years... but keep falling off the wagon... I did very well about a year and a half ago... and then Life happened and I fell off!!! So, this time I created a whole new SP page and am starting with a FRESH NEW start... working hard to accomplish my goals!

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4/18/11 11:59 P

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Hello everyone! My name is Erin and i am new here to spark people. I am graduating form undergrad in a little less than a month and have recently been accepted to several law schools for this fall. Not sure which one I will for sure be attending, but I do know that nearly all of them are along the coast and, you guessed it, right next to the beach. With that being said, I'm finding myself to get into great shape and live a healthy lifestyle so that i can be productive, energetic, healthy and happy my first year of law school. I currently have about 45-50 pounds to lose and am really excited to embark on my fitness journey. I'd love to network with y'all so that we may create an awesome support system. Hope this finds everyone well.

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2/15/11 1:42 A

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Welcome to the team and good luck on your SparkJourney! emoticon

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Hi. My name is Jessica. I use Jessy as a nickname. I'm working on getting my paralegal degree. I have only 5 more classes. Right now I'm doing an internship at a courthouse. I love it, and I'm learning alot.

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hi! i see that aspiring law students are also welcome!
i'm hoping to start this september at a law school in ontario. i have a b.a. in biblical studies and am just about to defend my master's thesis in the history of christianity.

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HI. I'm Katie. I'm a sophomore International Affairs major hoping to either attend American University or Northeastern University for law school in the Fall of 2012

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I just found this team. I have been with Sp since 2/2008 but left this year for family issues. I am back now and was just accepted into Liberty Law School to start 8/17/2009. I'm terrified.

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12/11/08 8:34 A

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Hey! Its great to have you on the team.

Thats such a commendable aspiration - I hope you get where you want to go! This site is definitely the best resource I have found for helping to lose weight, so I hope you get the results you're looking for!

So whats your plan? Have you a specific regime or anything in mind?

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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12/11/08 4:42 A

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Hi everyone, I'm brand new here. I am hoping to lose some weight and get a lot healthier before heading off to law school next year. I am currently a Senior Poli. Sci./Pre-Law student with a minor in Women's Studies. I plan to work as a women's rights advocacy attorney when I finish law school, but I'm not sure where I'll be going yet. It appears that this site is very helpful to people, and I am hoping for a similar experience.

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10/27/08 10:13 A

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Hey Cassie! Its great to have you with us we look forward to getting to know you!

Thats great you have such focus and drive - you know exactly where you want to go with your life and thats great.
I guess that is part of how successful you've been at your weight loss! 8lbs since the start of September?! Thats great work, its taken me months and months to get to that stage! You must be so disciplined. Good for you.

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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10/18/08 2:51 P

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Hello all! I was so excited when I stumbled onto this group! Currently I am an undergraduate student majoring in Legal Studies and also completing my Paralegal Certificate. I will be graduating in August or December of next year and plan on attending law school the following Fall. I work full-time as a Legal Secretary at a construction-law focused firm and have a daughter who is turning three in couple of days.

Looking forward to talking with you guys!

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9/9/08 10:01 A

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You're pretty amazing to be able to do all those things so successfully!

That's wonderful that you're so happy. Your husband sounds wonderful. Hope he's helping you stay on track with your healthy eating!

I think I'm drifting into the land law side of things. That and wills. Yeah, the boring stuff! lol It may make me sad, but I really enjoy that sort of stuff! lol. I'm not one for the trial-based areas of law, but then again I haven't had much experience at that yet. Maybe I'd like it.
What about you?

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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9/5/08 12:19 A

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Haha, I don't really know how I manage to fit it all in. I'll admit it's not graceful 100% of the time... usually every few months or so I end up crying and stressing myself out for a full evening, then I force myself to take a full day off to sleep in, deep clean my apartment and just stay low key and then I'm good as new for another round lol.

But I do love to be busy, otherwise I just end up getting myself into trouble. emoticon
I have been married for just under four months, so I'm kind of a newbie at all of that, but I am married to a wonderful, intelligent man and I am loving it!

That's awesome that you have already lost ten pounds, I'm hoping these spark pages will really help keep me accountable.

What kind of law are you going into?


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9/3/08 11:33 A

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Hi Lisa, its great to have you on the team! I hope we can help you reach your goals of a healthier lifestyle!
I would say I understand how hard it must be for you finding the time - but I really don't understand! You seem to have such a full life - I have no idea what all those responsibilities must feel like. And you're only my age! Wow.

I see that you've just joined Spark, so if you've any questions or get stuck at all, just ask!

So tell me, how can you fit in being married, having 2 jobs and studying for school? Thats impressive! How long you been married for?

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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9/1/08 1:18 A

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Hi my name is Lisa, I'm in my senior year of undergrad, then it's law school. With school/ 2jobs/ husband /friends /family it's just hard to make the time to exercise and make healthy decisions.

It's gotten me thinking I'm old before my time (I'm 21) because I've just felt really tired in the last 4 months or so, I want to be healthy again, it's hard to get past the stress when it drains you. I'm sure all of you know that same stress.

I've never really joined an online community before, hopefully this will be a good resource for info and motivation!

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Hey Jenny great to have you on the team. Any questions just ask! We look forward to getting to know you.

So where are you in your law studies? emoticon

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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8/14/08 8:09 P

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Hello everyone. I'm new to sparkpeople. I'm really excited about losing the weight, helping others and meeting new people.

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6/18/08 12:48 P

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Yes, that is one of my favorite plays. 1L, 2L, and 3L is what we use to stand for the first, second, and third year of law school. When we finish 3L we take the bar and go before the character review board. If we pass those two things we are officially a lawyer.


Welcome to the group Heather :)


I know how you feel about the weight, I have had a few down days, and ate what I shouldn't have. Today I am starting again because I am not giving up. I want to fit into that nice size 10 jeans or get a bikini instead of a swimming dress.




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6/18/08 9:16 A

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Hey Heather! Great to have you on the team.

Don't think of it as 80lbs to lose, break it up into mini-goals and it'll seem much more achievable!

We've quite a small group at the moment, still relatively new, but the members are great, and with time we can build this team into a wonderful place to encourage and support each other in law and in our weight loss.

Good luck! and again welcome!

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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6/18/08 8:06 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Heather Hope, and I will be starting law school this fall at DePaul University (in Chicago).

I'm so glad this group is here - thanks Miss Piggy!

I have about 80 pounds to loose, which is pretty daunting. I had started Sparkpeople a few years ago, but gave it up when I went to graduate school. I've just finished my Masters, and put on about 20 pounds in the process. I've realized I need to get my weight under control, before I end up with health problems, diabetes, etc. So here I am :D

"Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." - Neil Gaiman


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6/16/08 6:19 A

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I'm not quite sure if our system tallies exactly with yours (I'm in the UK), but I've just finished my 3rd and final year at university and will graduate at the start of next month with my LLB degree.
Then I'm into my 2year apprenticeship/further training.

I should really try and read a bit of Shakespeare sometime - we were made to study it at school so I think that might have put me off it a bit, but I'm sure its really enjoyable.
Is the Merchant of Venice your favourite?

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

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6/13/08 9:51 P

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Yes I chose that name for a few reasons. One I am a William Shakespeare fan. Two she is a lawyer in the "Merchants of Venice".


It just sort of fit :)


Thank you for the advice. I do love law, but it is a lot to take in, and the amount of studying is overwhelming.

What level are you at? 1L, 2L or 3L?




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Hey Portia and welcome to the team!
What a fantastic name!

Yeah law studies can be really stressful.

The only advice I can offer is to work hard, but learn how to switch off. A lot of students I've met overextend themselves a bit I think. They get run down because they try to do too much.

An absolute rule from my experience is never try to do ALL the set readings. They always give you too much, and if you attempt to do everything you'll never come out of the library! Be selective.

And of course plenty of exercise keeps the mind sharp!

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Hello, my name is Portia, and I am a sophomore in my undergrad college majoring in paralegal studies, then it is off to law school. I am 38 years old this July, and find that law stresses me out even though I love it. Any advice for someone just starting out?

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2/11/08 12:52 A

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how cool. Good luck with your studies. I have relatives in Ontario...Toronto and Missassaga. I love Canada. I would love to move there but being a lawyer is one of those jobs that you can't move country to country. The only thing about Canada is that is snows a whole lot. I'm from Califonia so I'm not used to it...brrr.

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i'm in third year in a canadian law school. we have three years of study and then a year of articling (similar to an apprenticeship i think). just before or during articling we have to write "the bar" which is two exams - barristers and solicitors. in ontario, where i will be articling, you also have to take a skills course for a month before you article.

first year of law school is usually set courses and you have more choice in second and third year. you don't have to specialize - in fact some provinces require you to take a large spread of courses for the bar - but some schools offer it. my school offers specialities in health, marine/environmental and business (and hopefully IP starting next year) and i am focusing on business law (exhausting but fantastic).

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1/29/08 5:29 A

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Yeah you're right Allison!
I'm tired of using my busy timetable as an excuse!
You can work hard and be successful, but still keep your weight and healthy lifestyle under control!

So where are you in your studies? What college you at?

Sarah, from Northern Ireland

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Hi I'm Allison. I've always kind of used school as an excuse to eat junk. Like, "I NEED this I'm studying." I have a thin friend who goes to parties, clubs, and on dates and what am I doing? Studying or reading at home and stuffing my face. I realized...why can't I be a smart, successful woman AND be skinny and healthy? Why not have it all...?

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Hey guys I'm Sarah and I'm the administrator of this team. I set it up because there appeared to be a team for all sorts of students out there, but not for law. And I was sure there were lots of us out there!

So let me introduce myself. I'm a final year law student at Queens University, Belfast which is in Northern Ireland, UK. Currently studying conveyancing, criminal evidence and company law.
I hope to graduate this summer, God willing, and then go on to do my further training and apprenticeship starting in September.

So what about you guys? I'm sure the training systems are different where you's come from. Introduce yourself and let us know where you're at in your studies. (and your weight loss! although there'll be other forums for that stuff!) emoticon

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