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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: umm...Muslims?
« on: January 31, 2006, 01:12:49 PM »
There is an islamic law concentration that you can take here at UCLA. Prof El Fadl had been ill the last few years so it hadnt progressed but now alhamdulilah he is back. He was recruited at Yale to start an Islamic Law program there but decided to stay here. After talking with him, his goal is to have a formalized program (notated on diploma) of Islamic Law. You can get an SJD in Islamic Law under his guidance. If we get more interest in the program, it will be up in no time. In the meantime, the course offerings are still offered per Prof. El Fadl's health.

And yea not to sound bias, but come to UCLA if at all possible, we could use some more "moslems" here if you know what i mean...we have the Journal on Islamic and Near Eastern Law (first one in the west), a newly established Muslim Law Students Association, and faculty that are strong committed to issues of common concern. (oh yea there is also the Islamic Studies Department which you can do a dual degree in...)


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: umm...Muslims?
« on: January 09, 2006, 07:27:31 PM »
fyi...there is no "rigid" lines for URM as most may think. most schools have abandoned any "official" policies regarding race (by law). If you are a Muslim, it will help you in you're application depending on how you strategically mention it.

and as for my favorite Muslim jurists of all time...i have great respect for all (May Allah be pleased with all of them). as law student, I think one has to come to appreciate the commonalities of Jurisprudence here in the US to that of Imam Abu Hanifa (RA) in reference to his analogical mechanism for deciphering the law...

Eid Mubarak!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How old are you guys?
« on: September 24, 2005, 10:21:45 PM »
im 22 but there is a 16 year old girl at my school. she is a 3L...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 17, 2005, 01:01:09 PM »
some professors have posted their assignments for the first day already...yikes.
let the games begin...... :-X

Incoming 1Ls / Re: In at UCLA!
« on: August 16, 2005, 04:45:04 PM »
congrats!! so much for being overadmitted right! good luck see ya soon.

Law School Admissions / Re: Law as a springboard into Politics?
« on: August 16, 2005, 04:44:13 PM »
ANYTHING at ANY level of gov't is "public interest"...

Law School Admissions / Re: Law as a springboard into Politics?
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:44:58 PM »
make sure you mention public interest. adcoms love hearin that

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« on: August 15, 2005, 12:13:45 PM »
i bought the same one. and so far so good. (i used it for a summer program and it was comfy and had good support, but it can get heavy with books and a laptop...)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 13, 2005, 11:27:50 AM »
you CAN return your your parking permit during the year. you will get refunded a prorated rate. It also depends on which type of pass you buy. You can just buy a monthly pass and renew so as long as you need it. The refund applies to quarter or annual passes.... (i asked these questions when i was getting mine) good luck.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 06, 2005, 11:56:06 PM »
i believe we get them next week sometime...

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