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This post reminded me of the e-mails you get from Nigerian princes.

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General Board / Re: Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings
« on: July 17, 2009, 03:17:35 PM »

I seem to remember the Democrats full court press on Clarence Thomas.  And Justice Roberts.  Neither of whom came close to publicly saying anything as racially charged as Sotomayor.


Are you kidding??  Thomas' infamous "this is a public lynching" quote is about as racially charged as it gets.

"This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree." - Clarence Thomas


But please, let's keep talking about the "wise Latina" comment  ::)

If you thought that was racially charged, you clearly didn't watch Pat Buchanan on Maddow last night.  I don't normally watch MSNBC due to not having cable, but his rant (if you can call it that) reminded me of Abe Simpson.

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General Board / Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« on: July 17, 2009, 03:08:19 PM »

8.  Hey, if you know the right places to hide, I'm sure you could get away with it.  Not that I have...

Right! 

Make sure you have your volume down next time. 

You have the volume on?  That just ruins the magic of it.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Cooley law school
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:59:37 AM »
Because we can.

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General Board / Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:57:36 AM »
This may just be my personal experience, but I've come across many people like these when I was in college. So I was just wondering if its likely for me to still see these things in law school...

1. 'I-am-too-smart-for-this class/school' kids in class who always interrupts the class by 'participating too much'(often talking nonsense)

2. Drunk people(usually asleep) in class (I once belonged to this category, meh  :P)

3. Macho dudes demonstrating their manliness by engaging in public fist-fighting

4. People wearing pajamas/underwears to class

5.People who literally lives inside of the library and the frustrated librarian lady

6. The ones that never show up in class but still manages to get by

7. Your neighbor who always seems to be high

8. Porn-watchers in the library

just curious  ::)



1.  Good God, yes, and they tend to be oblivious that we're all laughing at them.  Actually, one of our gunners was called out by a prof last semester on the last day.

2.  I'm sure drunk people showed up on St. patrick's day, but I haven't seen anyone obviously drunk.  Although I have fallen asleep a few times in some classes.

3.  I've only heard rumors of this.

4.  Pajama pants, maybe.

5.  I work at our law library, so we have the regulars, but I wouldn't say they live inside of the library.

6.  Replace never show up with never pay attention and that constitutes most of my friends.

7.  I think there's a rapist living in my apartment building.

8.  Hey, if you know the right places to hide, I'm sure you could get away with it.  Not that I have...

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Associates degree to start the JD
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:47:51 AM »
As far as I know Cooley does not offer such a program.  It might be something they'd look into, especially with the Ann Arbor campus so close to UMichigan.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Why do people give Cooley such a hard time?
« on: July 17, 2009, 10:46:24 AM »
I think a lot of it has to do with the general perception of third or fourth-tier schools in general.  Despite testimonials from former students that a Cooley education is actually pretty good compared to other schools, I still tend to see some not-so-subtle shots at this school on the blawgopshere.

But I look at it like this -- it shouldn't matter what the name on the diploma says.  If you know your stuff, you can excel no matter where you graduated from.

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