"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Friday, January 21, 2005

It's Only Two Flights Up!

So my mail carrier has developed this annoying habit of just leaving the "Sorry We Missed You!" card in the mailbox without even coming up to see if I'm home. I cannot express to you how infuriating this can be, especially because the package is then not even available for pickup at the post office until the next day.

So today, to combat this needless stress, I have left a note on the mailbox explaining that yes, I am home, and to please not return my packages to the post office but instead, if possible, to actually deliver them.

In law school news: I am considering doing a dual degree program if I end up, for whatever reason, remaining here in state. I feel like with the other law schools I've applied to they offer programs that are specialized enough that I will be marketable with "just" the JD, but the state school here doesn't (at least in "my" intended specialization(s)) so therefore I must do something additional to be employable. I don't have any data or anything to back up my thinking here, so I have no idea if my "feelings" are in any way comparable to reality.

2 comments:

Narkoleptik said...

The only thing I know - it may or may not be valuable - is that big firms tend not to be a big fan of dual degrees (unless of course you got crazy ass grades in both courses) because they tend to think that you show a lack of focus plus the fact that in a firm a dual degree will rarely be helpful to the grunt work you'll be doing for the early years - and it will further reinforce what they all know, that is, you're going to leave as soon as something else that you really want to do opens up. Oh yeah I'm not pulling this out of my ass, I worked in biglaw hr for a while.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the advice :) I definitely do not ever want to do biglaw, however. I think that the science-y side of me just wants to stay in the game somehow.

We'll see.