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Incoming 1Ls / Public Speaking in LS
« on: July 01, 2009, 11:15:12 PM »
I know as a lawyer I will have to give oral arguments in court. However, I really don't have much experience in public speaking and I am not too confident in my ability. My question is how much emphasise is place on public speaking in LS. Also, are there courses that law schools offer that may help improve students specifically in this area.

As many people do, I often feel anxious when giving speeches or when speaking in front of large crowds. I wish to overcome this and become a great orator. I know that Law School may not be the best place to practice this but,I am determind to overcome this obstacle.

Contrary to what you may think by reading this, I am not really a shy person. As an undergrad I was "that guy" who always asked questions and gave his opinions in class. I guess since I don't know what to expect and since I don't know much about law I don't want to look like a dumbass while giving an oral arugment. I suppose the better prepared you are the less nervous you will be right?

I was wondering if there are any others who feel the same way?

Has any one seen the movie "don't be a menace in south central while drinking you juice in the hood"" HURRY UP AND BUY!!

My cumalative GPA is a 2.8 but that is calculated with 2 retaken classes. I am now taken a Kaplan course so that I could get a high LSAT score. On the first practice test I recieved a 137, the second practice test I scored a 147. At this pace I am hoping to get a at least a 155 by the time I take the actual test.

2.8 and a 155 LSAT
I also have alot of work experience and I am a first generation Cuban American
I work in a Law office, I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Iam only 22 years old.
I am a Political Science Major and a Pre-law Minor
I go to Montclair State Univ. in NJ which is a OK school.
Possible recommendation letter from a top criminal defense Attorney
The reason my GPA is so low is because I was immature and didn't really know what I wanted to do my first 2 years in college

Considering all of this, would I be able to get into a tier 1

Mongoliod was the scientific term used whether you like it or not. Yes, it is offensive now because it is also associated with down syndrome. However you cannot deny the fact that native americans and the people of Mongolia and China are closely racially related.

We are getting out of topic on this thread. The reason why I talked about the original racial classifications is to show that anyone could be any of those 3 catogories and still be considered considered Hispanic.

Hispanic is a cultural term not a racial term.

I personally think the term Hispanic is discriminatory. It classifies all Latin Americans as having culture from Spain or Portugal, When in fact many Latin Americans only have language in common with there european counter parts. Many Peruvians for example are culturally Native Indian. They still dress, eat and speak as there native ancestors did, however they also speak spanish. So if they were to ever come to the USA they wouldn't be considered Native Indian, they would be Hispanic just because they are from Peru. Tell me how that isn't discriminatory.

The term Hispanic is like using the term Anglo to describe anyone on the planet that is a native speaker of english. How would Americans like it if when in a Spanish speaking country they are put in the same group whether you were born in the USA, UK, Jamaica, Austrailia, Canada, South Africa etc..   

OK,everyone here is alittle bit confused about this term. Hispanic is a ethnicity not a race. There are only 3 races Caucasion(white), Negrio(black) and Mongoliod (Asian/Native Americans). The term Hispanic is only used in the USA. No other place in the world classifies people with the term hispanic or anything of the sort, Hispanic was created in the 80s for census purposes in order to account for the number of spanish speaking people in the USA.

Here is some history. The word Hispanic comes from Hispania, which was the Roman name for the part of the Roman empire which is now Spain and Portugal.
Latin America is made up of different culture, races and religons. Hispanic person is one whos culture is influenced from Spain or Portugal. It was never meant to be a racial group.

Therefore one could be Hispanic and white or Hispanic and black or Hispanic and Native American. There is no conflict there.

The fact that you are white does not mean that you can't also be hispanic.   

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