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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Columbia vs. NYU: Thoughts?
« on: November 05, 2008, 01:57:04 PM »
I haven't been on LSD since school started, kinda weird to be on the opposite end.  Anyway I'm a current NYU student and would be available to answer any questions you have. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: April 22, 2008, 06:22:40 AM »
are you guys doing anything to prepare?

anyone who would choose either school with a full ride to one and loans to the other is insane.  The only way you would choose one with nothing over the other with a full ride is if you had so much money you would never think of taking out a loan.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Law Class of 2011!
« on: April 15, 2008, 04:21:11 PM »
Deposit in as well.

Law School Admissions / Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« on: April 14, 2008, 10:08:12 AM »
Well for those of us put in the "hold" category they said that we would hear back by April 15th at the latest, which is tomorrow.

From what I understand Columbia has really good ties with Asia, someone was talking about it a few weeks ago.

If Columbia is offering money and Berkley isn't I dont know how you'd pass up Columbia. I believe Columbia's LRAP is better than Berkley's as well.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Vault, Leiter, USNews
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:25:39 AM »
botbot: Assuming we agree that the USN&WR rankings are not perfect, it makes sense to look for alternatives for what I see as two good reasons. 1) Something that's not perfect is in need of a supplement and 2) alternatives point out that they are not perfect and that somebody is trying to remedy them.

So NYU is the only school that is in the top 5 in all three rankings...that is interesting.

Seriously: every time you continue to deny the existence or significance of white privilege as a major component of institutional racism and discrimination, you are disregarding the struggle of non-whites. I'll leave it at that. If you seriously don't see that...yeah. I don't know, at this point. If you're so invested in looking at your own belly button and feeling bad for yourself, it's unclear to me that you can really be a partner in the struggle against racism.

And as long as you pretend that poor white people are better off than middle class minorities and therefore the middle class minorities need the help of affirmative action at the expense of the poor white people you will be fighting against equality of opportunity.

I grew up in mobile home in Southeastern Kentucky within a stones throw of a coal mine.  My mother and father have had to absolutely kill themselves just provide what little we have.  During college I worked two jobs in order to keep the rent paid.  One of my best friends and current roomate, whom I met during my freshman year, is black.  His mother is a judge, and his father is a financial analyst.  Let it suffice that my family's entire living quarters could probably fit into his living room. Although he had no real interest in law, his family placed a considerable amount of pressure on him to pursue a career in law.  We applied to many of the same schools because we felt that it would be nice if we could attend law school together.  Despite having a 6 point lower LSAT score and a 4 point lower GPA he was accepted to all three of our top choices and I was denied. 

AA is bull and you would be hard pressed to convince me otherwise.   

Oh look, another hard-lifer.

This board is full of them!

How queer it is that every white person here suffered so much...

That is kind of the point of what we are saying.  There are many many white people that have it just as bad off as the minorities you are talking about

You simply sound ridiculous.  So you believe that if White people wore baggy pants in the past then it would be professional now? ::) As you mentioned earlier many many people wore suits in the past.  Why don't you take a step back and look at it, are you telling me a person in a suit does not look better and better able to handle things than someone in baggy pants?  It has nothing to do with the color of the skin of the people before.  It isn't like the President of Africa wears around baggy pants all the time either.  It just doesn't look very clean cut.

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