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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: December 18, 2004, 10:09:06 AM »
But anyway, I'm just typing to be typing, that article was on point, but I can't believe none of ya'll was disgusted like I was when they told the brotha he has "too much" education!

yeh, it's proof that if you're not white, they'll find any way they can to find you inadequate. If you got a harvard degree, you're too uppity and overeducated, if you dont then you must be a dumbass.  And every minority female always has some derogatory stereotype.  Asian women got that dragon lady/shifty *&^% goin on, latinas and black women got the bitchy talk to the hand rep.  Jewish girls are all jappy domineering bitches. Its like, if you are a successful minority woman, you automatically are considered an uppity female dog.  Successful white women get treated as bitches too, but at least it isn't a racial stereotype like the others are.  

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Law School Admissions / Re: American University
« on: December 18, 2004, 09:55:28 AM »
i actually think you'd do better on the lsat stoned.  no jitters and time slows down for you.  best of all worlds. too bad i chickened out and didn't smoke before the exam, might have done me some good

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Law School Admissions / Re: please check out my list - do I have a shot?
« on: December 17, 2004, 12:58:30 PM »
 "I've been warned myself by a couple of people (I'm a Bi male) to not go to a Univ of Georgia or Univ of Texas because even if I get a job, I'll likely be stuck in a culture that's not condusive to my success."

I don't know about GA, but with Texas you'd be stuck only if you took jobs at big firms in houston or dallas.  if you're bent on leaving the state or staying with progressive firms in state, you'd have no problem. Austin itself is the liberal oasis of texas (speaking as a texan here), and it's a great, easygoing town, sorta like the Portland of the south  :).  Great weather, great diy/indie culture, great music.  But yeah, it's tough as hell to get into Texas with those numbers if you're out of state, although the school is trying really hard to work on that diversity thing.

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Law School Admissions / Re: American University
« on: December 16, 2004, 10:21:40 PM »
i agree, even though i'm in at GULC, it doesn't particularly matter where i go since i'm planning on doing public interest and the pay generally sucks no matter what school you go to.  T-14 is particularly advantageous if you're sort of middle of the road in your class but want to make good money, if you want to go into academia, or if you want a clerkship,  but if you work hard enough at any halfway decent metropolitan law school, you can expect to make good money.  For example, a friend of mine who is graduating from AU law this year worked really hard and is near the top of her class, and she just took an offer for $125k a year for a firm job in DC.

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just major in what you want to major in and have fun. law schools don't really care what major you are, rather it's pretty much numbers, WE, and EC. A huge amount of politics majors apply to law school, so you wouldn't exactly stand out (me being one of them)  If you major in something just for the sake of it looking good on your law school app, rather than because you like it, you'll be screwed once you take required courses that you hate. so if you like sociology, then stick with it. my 2 cents

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Law School Admissions / Re: American University
« on: December 15, 2004, 10:46:43 PM »
American isn't the best 'all-around' school in DC, but in terms of pure cash-moneyness, it's definitely on par with Gtown and GW.  From the people that I know who went to AU law, it's pretty common to come out making 90 thou minimum at any decent sized firm in DC.  and if you're gay, AU is the place to be!

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sleepy guy

honorary doctorates are worthless!  and no, i do not have one
but truth is stranger than fiction.  indeed i did go to gtown for free, but thats because i come from a single parent household where said single parent was on disability.  poverty can be such a boon sometimes! :D

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Sleepy guy

Got the full ride to georgetown.  Actually, i paid less than you paid to go to michigan. in that i paid 0. hurrah for grants

Lord Bartha
thanks much, i hope i have luck with chicago too.  If it doesn't work out, then I'll teach you how to avoid getting mugged in DC, (so far i've avoided it! it's a feat i myself am extremely proud of!)

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lord bartha,

applied EA. don't underestimate the power of URM and alumni connections.  I'm very tired of DC though. 4 years is 4 years too much.

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aww lord bartha, i see you're a future g-law student,...well, let's put it this way, if i dont get to go to my dream school in chicago,  i'll see you at G-law next year.

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