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Wow!  Washington & Lee enrolled only one African-American student for the 2015 academic year according to its latest 509 report. No wonder the Dean Nora Demleitner "resigned" suddenly last spring.

Black Law Students / Re: Unbelievable
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:12:34 AM »
When you've been exposed to a life time of racism, you demand, you don't request.

Black Law Students / Re: Unbelievable
« on: April 25, 2014, 06:43:58 PM »
Dean Nora Demleitner's reply to the African-American students' complaints.

"I met with all the original members of the Committee, upon their request, immediately after they had sent their letter to the senior University administration.

While most of our discussion that evening focused on the demands in the letter, in the meantime I have met or spoken informally with many members of the Committee about their demands and also about changes they would like to see at the law school.

You raise questions about the law school admissions process. We disclose on our website the make-up of our student body and our faculty. The data has always been publicly available. Most of our students — diverse or not — perceive the law campus as welcoming and supportive of all students. In fact, many students — and our student engagement survey — indicate that they value in particular the opportunity to meet and become friends with students who are substantially different from them, which includes racial and ethnic differences.

Many of our students help in the recruitment process for the new class. They share their assessments of the campus and the academic and social climate at the law school freely. As a small law school which prides itself on the relationships students build with each other and with their faculty, we have always worked hard at including all of our students, and will do even more so in the days and weeks to come to assure that all of our students feel welcome and believe that they are full and valued members of our community. In the last year, for example, we have hired diverse faculty and administrators to increase the diversity within those groups as well.

I am saddened that some of our students do not feel that they belong or are fully accepted, and I will work to change that. I am also gratified that our students feel they should and can raise these issues to bring change and improve their law school."


Black Law Students / Re: Unbelievable
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:38:33 AM »
I also wonder what percentage of minority students get scholarships at Washington and Lee compared to asians and whites.

Black Law Students / Unbelievable
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:17:30 PM »
African-American students at Washington and Lee law are protesting the continuing racism at Washington and Lee law. Here are their demands

"1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.

2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.

3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.

4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.

If the school does not act by SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 we WILL engage in civil disobedience." []

It is astonishing that an educational institution would still be honoring the confederacy and the confederate flag 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why would any African-American want to go to Washington and Lee? Why would any right thinking person want to go to Washington and Lee?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FIU VS FSU LAW
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »
Miami and City Law: You are giving out terrible advice. Employment stats do matter. Law schools have radically different employment outcomes. The ABA just released the class of 2014 employment report. Golden Gate University had a 22.4% employment in FULL-TIME/LONG-TERM IN BAR-PASSAGE-REQUIRED JOBS (EXCL. LAW-SCHOOL-FUNDED JOBS) in comparison to South Texas which had a 67.0% rate. Are you seriously going to tell me its just as good to go to GGU as ST.  If GGU was the only school I got into I wouldn't go because of its employment rate. FIU had a 59.6% while Florida State had a 69.6%. That looks like a big difference to me. Check the employment stats on LST before you choose a law school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UK vs. UL vs. $NKU
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:10:41 AM »
Maintain you are amazing. You say you don't know anything about these law schools, but you comment any way.

One person can't change a policy at a law school each faculty member only gets one vote.

Campos is valuable because he speaks the truth. He lets everyone know about the law school scam, such as the fact that your law school GGU has one of the worst placement records of all law schools (21% placement score on LST). You should be warning people about Golden Gate not criticizing Campos.

Paul Campos has a great post on racial exploitation by law schools.  He states, "What appears to be happening is that sub-elite law schools, and in particular low-ranked law schools, are selling (quite literally) the social cachet traditionally associated with the legal profession to members of traditionally marginalized groups. The historical fact that members of such groups, and in particular young people in these groups, are especially vulnerable to exploitation by powerful social actors ought to raise a red flag for anyone considering the meaning of these statistics."

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