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Thanks Happy-Weasel, but which of the two options you think is better? Provided that the "soft factors" are quite strong.

Considering different options I have a quation about what could be a better choice:

1. Retaking the LSAT ( a strong chance to get at least 6 pts higher) and applying next year.

2. Going to a ~130 ranked shool, retaking the LSAT and applying for a transfer.

If one goes to a tier 3 or 4 law shool, does it eliminate the chances for transfering much higher? I am asking this, because I think that with a better LSAT score I could get into some very nice places. I did not have my foreign undergrad credentials evaluated during the application cycle and I think this had a bad effect at some places. Now this problem is fixed, unfortunately too late.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Write your own rejection
« on: April 11, 2006, 01:04:29 PM »
Dear Applicant,

Please, remember that this is a Numbers game. Whoever has told you otherwise has mislead you. 



Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Cornell Ding! (With Hope?)
« on: April 06, 2006, 02:23:37 PM »
Well,I got my answer today, letter dated April 03 (application complete around Feb 20). Sad, because I have heard that they put some wight on the soft factors and I have some. The other places I am waiting to hear from are eqjuivalent or even higher in rank, which makes me nervous.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: hypo
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:44:52 PM »

When did the economic problems start?


This implies that at some point there were no economic problmes, and then they started. I wish this was the case.
Some people say, however, that the comrads realized in the late 70s - early 80s that the system is doomed.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: hypo
« on: March 31, 2006, 07:40:01 PM »
In other words was the lack of motivation the main reason it failed?

Lack of motivation was just one of the many reasons.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: hypo
« on: March 26, 2006, 07:13:44 PM »
(Since nobody responded to my highly opinionated, highly confusing, stream of conscious post (I don't blame you), maybe I can make some of the same points through a hypo)

Imagine we lived in a communist country.  All jobs pay the same.  If one job is more strenous than another job they are compensated by having to work less so that a coal miner would work 1/4th the amount of time as a lawyer and ideally his extra free time would compensate for the tougher nature of the work.  To sum up all jobs are equally desirable.  What role does affirmative action have in such a society?

In a communist country you are directed where to work, based on your specialization (if any) and whether your parents are party members. You have no or little choice. This is how the "AA" works there. Everyone is equal (no need for AA) and at the same time some are more equal than others.
Different jobs do not pay the same. The same jobs, howver pay the same, regardless of the  effort put. As a result workes learn how to imitate work.
Being a lawyer will provide compensation in the terms of knowing the people you need, such as TV repair, plumbing, party members, etc.

Black Law Students / Re: Why do Black women perm their hair?
« on: March 20, 2006, 09:02:25 PM »
b/c going from relaxed to natural tresses can not even be compared to getting a new hair style, it's not just a trend but a lifestyle, some ppl take a year or more to transition from relaxed to natural

I agree. What I meant in my first post was that people *often* want to have or to be something elase. Someione mentioned that in Kenya a whitening cream is selling well. Analogously, do you know how many ladies pour money into getting just a little more sun tan?

Black Law Students / Re: Why do Black women perm their hair?
« on: March 20, 2006, 08:33:41 PM »
It's simple question to which I'd love an answer. Just why the hell do you guys burn your scalp to look like the white woman?  :o

in general, people sometimes (ot more often) get bored with what they have for given and fell the need of change. "The grass in the neighbor's garden is always greener". Women with straight hair will get bored and will undergo all the torture to have it curly. Women with curly hair want to have it straight, etc.

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