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News Discussion / Re: 9/11 flight tape played in court - wow
« on: April 13, 2006, 08:26:20 AM »
These tapes offered to the public only do one thing: elicit emotions of despair and anger. They really have no value. The one aspect about the hijackings that can have a huge effect on the people and some in the 9/11 truth movement is the video from flight 77 that hit the pentagon. Apparently it was shown to the families members of the victims. Some claim that a plane never hit the pentagon. Well instead of the five still frames that was released to the public, this video can prove part of the governments storyline. Anyway, there is much to decipher from all of this and like Pearl Harbor, we won't be privy to the facts for quite some time.

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News Discussion / Inside dirt on law firms from lawyers
« on: January 11, 2006, 07:35:56 AM »
New site has lauched that enables lawyers to discuss their firms and/or careers anonymously.

http://www.judged.com/

Funny, since Bush has signed a law that makes it illegal to post annoying web messages or sending annoying email messages without disclosing your true identity.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How was your Test Center?
« on: December 03, 2005, 02:53:39 PM »
PLACE: Fordham University, Bronx,NY
TEST TAKERS: 10 (varied age and race)
ROOM: colder than a witches tit!!!!

It sucks when you have to concentrate while you have your winter gear on and you slowly feel your knuckles ache due to lack of blood flow.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Warm Up the morning of Dec. 3rd???
« on: December 02, 2005, 09:21:52 AM »
Here's a great and fun way to get those brain juices flowing: Sudoku.
This great game improves logical thinking.
Just pick up your local newspaper or print one our from the web. (Actually reading articles from the NYTimes and doing a Sudoku game would pretty much cover all the bases).

PC Version: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/47671

Mac Version: http://www.rosboroughtech.com/macsudoku.html

 ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / LSAT & Thumbprints?
« on: November 11, 2005, 11:54:48 PM »
When did thumb printing become a requirement?
Why is it required?
Can someone just refuse the thumb print and just provide the other required identifications?


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News Discussion / Re: senate democrats locate their testicles
« on: November 02, 2005, 04:33:20 PM »
Democrats, Republicans....does it matter? Both parties are just as responsible as the present administration in voting for invasion of Iraq. You can put the media into the den of presstitutes. These institutions have the nerve to say that they were also lied to. bull. With their multi-million dollar resource machine they could've easily debunked the whole thing. No, they just went along with it. The time to point fingers at each other has long been over. The time has come for the American citizen to realize that we were lied to...now, what are we going to do about it?
And can someone just ask WHY was the CIA agent  outed. So what Libby and others committed perjury. That's the least of the problem. This goes to the very top. Wilson knew that these Niger documents were a fraud and he was to report on that fact. Bush and company could not allow this to be made public for that would not allow a reason to invade.. The administration did not want that. So all the presstitutes, members of congress went along with the lie. I'd say indict the whole bunch of sorry bastards for sending our kids to die for some major bull!!!

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Here's a very inspirational blog from a 49 year old homemaker who decided to enter law school:
http://members.aol.com/alicebeard/thoughts/

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Statistically, minorities in general score in the low 140's on the LSAT. The breakdown is Asians, Hispanics then Blacks. I went to a law fair and one of the speakers broke down the reason why minorities are hugely unrepresented. The MAIN factor is the score. Lack of preparation for the LSAT is what is self destructive. Maybe the fact that prep courses are so damn expensive.

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Minority Topics / PRLDEF Law Fair Review
« on: September 17, 2005, 07:28:29 PM »
For those who are not familiar with PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense League) and the wonderful work they do for the minority or people of color community go here:

http://www.prldef.org/Index.htm

They just had their 23rd annual law school fair in NYC on Sept 17th at Pace University. Overall, the fair was awesome. The discussion regarding the application process, LSAT exam, employment, etc was golden. All the panelist were extremely informative. One of the aspects of the admissions process that was explored was the actual process. For instance, admissions take into account how does your score compare to others from your institution who took the LSAT's. Then once that is determined and similar numbers are calculated for a group of people the panel stressed how vital the personal statement is for the final determination. One suggested to show evidence in your application package to prove what's in your statement. Make it 2 pages, doubled spaced. That's it.

One of the disturbing realities is the median scores of minorities:  mid 140's (national: 150-151). That breakdown from highest to lowest was Asians, Hispanics then African Americans. Most of the reasons given for such poor scores are inadequate test preparation.

The law school fair itself was great. There were some schools who did not bother to send a representative, i.e. Colorado, Univ of Chicago. Most were alumni. Others were students. Still others were admission reps. Here are some of the schools that I did not even think about but now will seriously consider: (These recruit minority students with a passion)
1) Case Western Reserve
2) Hofstra University
3) Northeastern (check out their coop program)
4) University of Maryland (associate dean gives you very practical advice)
5) CUNY ( heavy public interest law; assistant dean will bend over backwards to help in generally all aspects of the admissions process)

(As far as for my original choices, they still stand: SUNY Buffalo, Rutgers@Camden, University of Denver)

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I read up on Northeastern.
Anymore?
Sounds like a very great idea:  Complete the traditional 1st year then spend the next 2 years in 3 month intervals working as a full time intern and attend classes on a full time basis.

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