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Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2009
« on: February 25, 2006, 01:10:58 PM »
I'd say you have a pretty good shot. They have been waitlisting some qualified applicants recently, see Zim. However your score is very solid, and should maybe even net you some money, which you'll be stealing directly from me, lol! Good luck

Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: February 17, 2006, 11:18:46 AM »
For those of you interested in Michigan State, no scholarship money was awarded to anybody below a LSAT score of 157, awards were sent 2-16-06. This information is from the office of admissions.

Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2009
« on: February 14, 2006, 01:31:32 PM »
Sounds good, I have encountered a few people that are considering it or leaning towards it. Well good luck and maybe I'll be seeing you next fall. If/when you decide it'll be good to compare notes on apartments and whatnot. I plan on doing a big write-up on everything once I return from my trip. 

Syracuse / Syracuse Class of 2009
« on: February 11, 2006, 07:41:21 PM »
I just figured I'd get this started early since it seemed to be helpful to the people last year. I have been accepted and barring some miracles I'm pretty damn sure I'll be attending. I can't visit on the accepted student days because of school, but I'll be visiting during my spring break.(Mar. 6-8) I look forward to getting a dialog started with anybody attending or thinking about it. I'll also post my thoughts when I get back., take care everyone.   

Pennsylvania State / Re: Accepted to the Class of 2009
« on: February 01, 2006, 11:37:21 PM »
I'm not yet accepted, but am considering it for this cycle, if you have any information that would be great, can never hurt to have the most information before you decide

Michigan State U / Re: Fall 2006 1Ls
« on: January 30, 2006, 06:18:39 PM »
I have been accepted to MSU, and am excited, but its my first acceptence. (I was deferred at UM, and am still waiting on PSU,Hofstra,Syracuse and LSU) I was wondering what your impressions of the school are, as I like the fact its part of a Big Ten School and will only be getting better. I also hear its a really nice area, when its not winter. Being form ft. lauderdale thats going to be an adjustment.

Also hate to be a self promoter, but here is the link to the student run newspaper.

We got this e-mail today:

Students Oscar Flores, 3L, and Jalal Shehadeh, 2L, of the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic recently argued before a three-judge panel of the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of Pierre v. U.S. Attorney General. The photograph below pictures the clinical students with the family of their client outside the courthouse.The argument was the first time that College of Law students have been granted permission to argue before a federal court of appeals. The senior judge on the panel complimented the student oralists for their performance. The students shared argument time with Rebecca Sharpless, the clinic's supervising attorney. The court is expected to render a ruling in the coming weeks or months.

The case involved the deportation case of a Haitian man detained at Krome Service Processing Center who cannot take food or liquid through his mouth due to a damaged esophagus. He must be fed cans of Ensure through a feeding tube in his abdomen, which requires special care and must be replaced every month. The government is seeking to deport him to Haiti on account of a criminal conviction. If he is deported, he will be immediately imprisoned under the Haitian policy of imprisoning indefinitely all criminal deportees from the United States. The conditions of Haitian prison have been described as like a slave ship by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. There is no food or medical care and people are kept in foul, unhygienic cells with little or no sunlight. Due to overcrowding, people must sometimes sleep standing up. Diseases run rampant. If deported, the clinic's client would most certainly die of starvation or due to a complication with his feeding tube within a short period of time.

The clinic argued that the immigration judge and Board of Immigration Appeals had failed to consider his argument that placing him with his obvious medical condition in a Haitian jail knowing that he will die painfully would constitute torture within the meaning of the Convention Against Torture. If the case is granted, the case will be the second victory of the clinic in a case involving the Haitian prisons. Earlier this year, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a published decision in Jean Pierre v. U.S. Attorney General granting a remand to the agency.

Hope this is interesting to you and others.

I'm a 2L at FIU and we have a very successful immigration clinic, which has won several cases recently for Haitian immigrants that made local news. It's not my area of interest but I hear nothing but good things about the program, and it sounds right up your ally.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU
« on: July 09, 2007, 10:46:12 PM »
I spent a lot in Miami this year, and any aprt by school is crap.

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