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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« on: July 26, 2008, 11:46:17 PM »
And Obama's not all that hard-hitting on the issues, either, so he makes it pretty easy.

This is true, but who is hard hitting on the issues?  Politics is a waste of time.  It's a popularity contest between two equally unsympathetic characters.  I dont vote usually, unless i'm particularly moved AGAINST a candidate like in 2004 against Bush.  This election comes down to not wanting Bush III in office, so I'll vote for whoever is running against him. Hell, I'd vote for Mickey Mouse or Tyrone Biggums over McCain.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« on: July 26, 2008, 10:54:04 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a meltdown is always possible.

Yeah, I'm not all that convinced Obama is going to win.  I am entirely convinced that it won't be the Latino and Asian-American votes that do him in, though.  Thanks for playing, Vercingetorix.

I mean, I hope he does, but the Repubs are a formidable misinformation-nonsequiter-distract-you-from-the-issues machine.

Black Law Students / Re: UCLA Law Critical Race Theory Program
« on: July 26, 2008, 10:50:37 PM »
So I was at my home campus (UCLA) the other day and I stepped into the law admissions office and ask to speak with a admissions rep. I informed her that I was a recent graduate from UCLA and that I am considering coming to UCLA Law.

She started off by asking why I had a interest in coming to UCLA and in short I told her that there are potential family problems that might require me to stay close to home. I also told her that I was too happy with how UCLA kept single digits number of Blacks/African Americans in each of their incoming law school classes.

She at that point seemed to question why UCLA? She informed me "UCLA is a top-ranked school" we only take the best of the best who on average maintain a 3...At this point I stopped her...I informed her I am aware that the school has a 3.69 and a 167 average. I then told her what my gpa (3.789) and lsat (169). She stopped and I saw this suprise looked crawl on her face (as if she thought a black male at UCLA couldn't attain that.

She then seemed all excited about me applying and she said "apply to the critical race theory program." I had informed her that I was intersted in race and law, I especially have considered educational law and try shake things up with affrimative action being prac. in california.

So she explictly said "they would love to hae you...they hardly ever have students that are above the school average" she then provided me a book and I looked at the average admits for Critical race theory program 3.49 and 159 average...I hate to say this but is this the "easy way into UCLA"

Does anybody know why that the admissions standards are much lower for this program?

if you enter...aye hope you dismantle the "race" could go far...after all...there is no such thing as race.

Perception is reality.  As long as minorities are discriminated against based on their color or culture, there will always be "race."

You think everything you tough is solid, but that is not true.  There really is no such thing as solid as we know it.  But try explaining that to the average American bumpkin and you'll be wasting your breath and time.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Why Obama will lose in the fall
« on: July 26, 2008, 10:45:11 PM »
I hate to admit it, but a meltdown is always possible.

Current Law Students / Re: Bar Exam Study Thread
« on: July 26, 2008, 06:38:22 PM »
I havent done an MBE q in over a week... eep!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC vs. Fordham
« on: July 25, 2008, 10:15:04 PM »
There's the possibility for money at USC. I doubt I'll get anything at Fordham (but won't have to relocate, and would live driving distance from pretty much everyone I know, ultimately saving quite a bit). I haven't visited USC, and won't have time to now. I've been to Fordham, though. Anyone have input on USC's campus? I know the surrounding area is debatably sketchy...

Also, I called USC's Admissions office today to ask a few general questions before making my final decision, and they put me on the phone with one of the deans, who talked to me for about 10 minutes. She said USC does recruitment events in NYC and DC, and that USC placed 14 graduates in NYC last year (100% of the total # who interviewed for a NYC job and wanted one, she said). According to her, USC places very well on the east coast, esp. NYC and DC. Obviously, Fordham would be the safe, practical choice for definite NYC living, but USC has definite appeal...and wouldn't make it impossible for me to move back east...anyway, they offered to extend my deposit date to Monday (I didn't have to ask for the extension), and are putting me in contact with a student who chose USC over Fordham last year (This was brought up before I mentioned that Fordham was my other school)..overall, exceptionally nice Admissions Office. I was impressed.
The area gets a bad rap but it is perfectly safe because so many students live in the area; Unless you start driving south of 35th street to practice your gang signs, tough guy stare and crip walk, you'll be perfectly fine.

Whatever faults the area has are more than made up for by the campus.  It is fantastic.  The first time I went there it took my breath away.  Many many places to study, sit by one of the 20+ fountains and relax, or sit on a park bench and admire the fresh flowers.  USC spends over a million a year on landscaping alone, and it shows.

Throw away your shoes, socks, pants, heavy coat, mittens, ear muffs and buy a pair of sandals/flip-flips/slippers or whatever you like call them.

I wish I could go back in time and do it all over again. :-[

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USC vs. Fordham
« on: July 24, 2008, 10:26:19 PM »
USC, obvi.

No one, and i repeat, no one has heard of Fordham on the West coast.  Not a one.

Plus, it's sunny and the alums are all about helping each other.

Current Law Students / Re: thoughts as the bar exam approaches:
« on: July 23, 2008, 03:12:33 PM »
I have a headache everyday that I wake up.  Secured Transactions baffles me and just when I think I know a subject, I take a practice MBE section and get about half wrong.  This sucks

Troll whore.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: let's hear it for american torturers!
« on: July 23, 2008, 02:18:06 PM »

let's hear it again about how we supposed always support our government:

you may now resume your normal, comfortable programming.

we need more torture. who cares about some afghani terrorists. f them. they wanna play hardball, give them hardball.

You are obvi an idiot.  No offense.

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