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Black Law Students / Re: Discouraging
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:29:06 AM »
Work the LSAT like it's a job. It's normal to have self doubt, the LSAT score carries huge weight and is a determining factor in the type of school that will accept you and if those schools will offer you money. You may also want to look into prep courses. Just don't give up on your self.
Good Luck

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: why do you want to be a lawyer?
« on: May 11, 2011, 08:29:04 AM »
Hi-My dream is to be a staff attorney for a legal services organization.

The reason I want to be a lawyer is because I want to be able to help others, serve as a resource and I love politics and the relevance of the law.

I think you should follow your dream and make being a restaurant owner a reality.
Law school will always be there.

Good Luck.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 08, 2011, 05:01:02 AM »
Have you checked the classifieds for some of the other big legal markets-New York City, Philadelphia, , Washington D.C, Texas?

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:54:37 PM »
Hi everybody-I'm curious how everyone deals with the race issue/racism in law school? I am a resident of Iowa and have been my entire life so I'm no stranger to racism or being the only minority at school or work. However the ignorance and racism on this site and some other sites is off the charts.Today, I let my emotions get the best of me. I did apologize for my behavior but I was wondering if the attitudes in school are similar to the attitudes displayed on this board?If so, how do you deal?


I owe you an apology for calling you out your name. I don't agree with you or your opinions, but I was wrong to resort to name calling.Sorry.

I don't know why I even entertained your ignorant ass.You're clearly ignorance that can and should be avoided.Why don't you re-read my original post because you clearly missed the point.The point was affirmative action isn't a black and white issue, other people can and do benefit from the program.

You're pathetic.Your getting frustrated and pissed because your wrong and you don't have the skill set to either find a thorough objective study that doesn't agree with your position or the balls to admit I'm right or at the very least the facts aren't clear.

Fairminded people aren't the only people who are in a position to decide someone else's future, jackass.

Personality-please. You sound like your nuttier than a snickers.

I don't plan on posting again because I have very litte tolerance for people like you. I'm sure you will post ,because your a loser who has nothing better to do.

Again-work on your research skills-Your article states select universities,I'm talking about affirmative action -period.
I will have a great life!!

I'm not sure that women really benefit very much from affirmative action, except for certain initiatives to include greater numbers of women in the sciences.  In many academic disciplines, white women are over-represented-Then you need to do better research.

To you, perhaps.  Others might find it insulting to the point of being offensive that some folks would chose to shut down discussion of this possibility.-That isn't what I was doing. I was giving my opinion, like everyone else.

. Many minorities have been discrimated against-Not like Black Americans.(slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation and disenfranchisement. The Civil Rights Act wasn’t passed until the 60’s.

. Black Americans are the only group of Americans who weren’t immigrants. We helped build a country that wouldn’t allow us to fully participate in.

Test aren’t biased against minorities, they are biased against people who weren’t properly educated. This is connected to discrimination because discrimination affects where people live,work and where their children will be educated  and the type of teachers that school attracts. Schools had to be created so black people with aspirations of being an attorney could pursue their dream.

Even if you haven’t been discriminated against as a minority, I bet your giving the benefit of the doubt.
Do you question the ability of white women, people from rural areas, children of alumni etc..or other beneficiaries of preferential programs. If so, why didn’t you originally address them in your post?

I don't know what your intent is but I think it is insulting to the point of being offensive to compare an immigrant expierence to a black American's.

U.S. News & World Report may expand their numerical rankings of law schools to include third tier schools, U.S. News research director Robert Morse announced during the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting.

“It's something that we're looking into,” Morse said. “ We do have ranking scores for all law schools but, editorially, we didn't want to say, ' This is the 188th law school.'”

If the publication goes through with the plan, the extended numerical rankings would be published in the next edition, which comes out on March 15.

While some third tier schools are pleased with the idea, others feel that the rankings are misleading and are actually calling for a reduction in the number of schools ranked, rather than an expansion.

“How they do the ranking right now doesn't make sense,” New York law School Dean Richard Matasar said. “The difference between No. 6 and No. 9 or 100 and 101 is minimal. You're really taking things that are essentially identical and treating them as tough there is a difference.”

Despite some negative feedback, Morse noted that the public understands numerical rankings more easily, which is why they would like to include their third tier schools. In the new format, 142 schools would be ranked, while the bottom 25 percent would still be listed alphabetically.

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