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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law Student Blogger Directory
« on: April 29, 2006, 07:48:40 AM »
Here is a good blog by some Ave Maria alum that are closely following the controversy surrounding the possibility of moving the school from Michigan to Florida:

General Off-Topic Board / Re: No DNA Match for Duke LAX Players
« on: April 21, 2006, 12:17:51 PM »

Make that 2 people instead of 1 in my last post.  This article sounds like a complete circus.

"But after watching defense attorneys release photos of the accuser, and upset by the leaking of both dancers' criminal pasts, she said she has to "wonder about their character.""

Hilarious. So because she disapproves of the defense team's tactics, they must have raped her. Let's put her on the stand!


"Why shouldn't I profit from it?" she asked. "I didn't ask to be in this position ... I would like to feed my daughter."

Wow. This case is shot to all hell.

Yeah this seems like it really looks bad for the accuser. 46 players sticking together is one thing. But if the 2nd stripper didn't leave that night with any kind inkling that a rape had taken place -- based either on the behavior of the players or the behavior of the accuser on the way home -- that it really seems unlikely.


Certainly WSJ's editorial page is very conservative but their regular reporting is not.

Is there any kind of link to the story (or at least some more info on what the story says)?

I didn't realize that the referenced story was an opinion piece and not news story so the questions about conservative bias are indeed valid.

And here is a link to the article:

From what I gathered from the article, the ABA's new policy sounded pretty out of line, at least the part you mentioned about schools having to violate the law in order to comply. But then the WSJ tends to be conservative, they may have been exaggerating and/or gotten their facts wrong or misunderstood the ABA's stance or the law. It would not be the first time.

Yeh I knew WSJ has biases which is why I was questioning.  But in this case they seem to be right, meaning the ABA is ridiculous.

Certainly WSJ's editorial page is very conservative but their regular reporting is not.

Is there any kind of link to the story (or at least some more info on what the story says)?

Black Law Students / Re: Christopher Darden on Oprah
« on: February 10, 2006, 01:45:52 PM »

I think whether he did it or not, that wasn't the issue with black people.  The issue was the system and what this trial represented in regards to the system. 

Even though I am a pretty typical white conservative Republican, I understand your  point about the trial being an emblem of a bigger issue. What confuses me and I know many other white people, and perhaps you can explain this for me, is why it is the Black community was so eager to defend someone who seemed to have little to do with them? He was a man surrounded by white friends, living in a white neighborhood who dated and married white women. To a lesser extent I know the same phenomena baffled many white people during the Michael Jackson trial.

(PS My understanding is non-blacks are permitted to post in this section as long as they are being respectful. If I've misunderstood and it's best for me not to post here accept my apologies.)

Law School Admissions / Re: Texas Tech Fall 2006
« on: January 26, 2006, 01:48:45 PM »
Dinged today. First outright rejection of the cycle. I really wanted to go there. Ah well . . .

P-man, did you get your TexWes e-mail yet?

Nope. I keep checking my email which is really kind of silly since I already know i got in.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Loyola-Chicago Waitlist
« on: January 25, 2006, 10:12:26 AM »
I might have made one too many (1) references to my being Jewish in my application for their liking.

If it makes you feel any better (not that you need consolation; congrats on Kent) my whole PS was on what it's been like to work for the Catholic Church for the last five years. Then again my numbers aren't near as good as yours.

It's kind of sad, really. I'm from Fort Worth, and I'd rather go to school in San Antonio or Lubbock -- two cities to which I have minimal connection -- than at Wesleyan. I just care too much about my future to do that.

Oh. I'm going to say "Ouch!" for Texas Wesleyan.

Yeah, I can be blunt sometimes.

The "ouch" line is just a favorite Simpsons quote of mine.

Of course, I don't want to dissuade someone from going there based on my opinion. The school's got a lot going for it -- they finished their renovation, they've got a good library, a good facility, and they're in the middle of a huge legal market. I just got a little freaked out when I saw that only two employers were listed as on-campus interviewers there according to NALP (and one of them was the state public defender's office). That, compared to 30-50 at St. Mary's and South Texas.

Do you have link to access the NALP info?

Does paying the full tuition play a part in the decision making process? If so how much.

I don't think it is the paying the full tuition per se that matters but what your bottom line tuition is at a particular school compared to what kind of professional options it will give you. And coming up with that equation is not something I've figured out yet.

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