FAQHow is this site organized?
There are two forums. One is for the Legal Profession related discussion. That is the main focus of this site. The other is the Off Topic forum. Then there are the archives.
What is the Off Topic forum?
Some background. This site was originally just one forum. The idea was to discuss law related topics. But there was too much off-topic discussion. When I tried to stop people from making off-topic posts, I faced a lot of resistance and anger from the older members of the forum. As a result I created a seperate space for them to hang out. So the off-topic forum is kinda of a cyber-lounge for poster to hang out and shoot the breeze. The rules are more permissive.
What are the archives?
This is a way for me to catalog threads according to their main topic. This is presently not current. It is a work in progress.
What is under the Law School Scam archive?
Again some background will help. JDU has traditionally had a strong contingent of people that have been unsuccesful at the practice of law. Some have not found jobs at all. Many others work in low paying soul crushing jobs at small law firms. These guys blame their law schools for their predicament. Rightly so. Many of these lower ranked law schools falsified employment-upon-graduation data to fill their classes. It was only once they graduated and were neck-deep in student loans (sometimes to the tune of 200k) that they realized they had been duped. They are either angry or whining about how the world has done them wrong. Posts from these unfortunate people are catalogued in the Law School Scam section. Browse through them but use them as one of many sources when you make a decision to attend law school. There are also many lawyers who have good meaningful careers.
Do I have to register to use the site?
You can browse through the threads without registering. If you want to post, you will need to register. You will need to provide a valid email address. Only .edu addresses or firm/company email addresses accepted. Once you register, your password will be sent to the email address you provide.
Can I change my password?
Yes you can change your password and I encourage you to change it to something you can remember. On the home page, you will see a 'My Account' link. Click on that and change your password.
How do I create a clickable URL link in my post?
To create a clickable URL link, begin the URL with http:// e.g. http://www.cnn.com
How do I search for posts?
Type the text into the search box provided and press enter. The site only searches the subject line of the first post of all threads. For a more detailed search, you might want to use Google.
Is there a mobile version of this site?
Yes. Just access jdunderground on your smart phone as you would normally on your computer. You should see the mobile optimized site.
I have been defamed on your website. What do I do?
Please report the defamation immediately. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about it. Please include a URL link to the thread where you are being defamed. Also point out the exact language that is defamatory and why you feel it is defamatory. Thanks.
Do you log IP Addresses?
Yes I do.
Can I advertise on this site?
You can create a thread advertising your services or goods. Once. You overdo it and it becomes spam and that aint cool. One disadvantage of advertising like this is you make yourself open to criticism. This is an anonymous board and people can say bad things about your product.