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LSAT horror stories / Ridiculous buttplugs questions
« on: September 19, 2008, 01:29:11 AM »

Are there any buttplugs that AREN'T ridiculous?  Just curious.

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Studying for the LSAT / How Do You Increase Plow?
« on: August 05, 2008, 05:39:10 PM »
I think this should be the new board catchphrase.

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Where should I go next fall? / Don't sweat it, just go II
« on: July 29, 2008, 05:52:42 PM »
Someone locked the other "sweat it" thread. Given that it addressed some important issues, I'm responding to his final post.  (Below).

However, I think he and I have basically come to a consensus on several major points:

1.  Most T2 law grads will not get private firm jobs right out of school, though many will.  Most will not make six figures, though some will.

2.  A T2 law grad who works hard and likes the law will probably be okay financially, as long as his expectations are realistic.  (Same for a T1 grad, of course.)  Some will do very well, some will get biglaw.  But many, and probably most, will probably make a more modest amount somewhere under $100K (and perhaps under $60k), so that should be considered when making the decision to apply.  The same will apply to many T1 grads.

3.  Someone who doesn't like the law, and just goes to law school expecting easy money, is likely to end up disappointed as well as unhappy.  There are no guarantees of easy money, especially outside the T14.

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On their own, no matter how privileged and advantaged they might be. 

Gotta love rich, racist white libs.

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Whites and asians would universally respect the achievements of URM's.  No URM achievements would be stigmatized.  Truly disadvantaged URMs (and whites, asians, etc.) could he assisted in a non-racist manner.  People would be in positions where they belonged, and could handle the work.  Employers could trust that a degree meant exactly what it was supposed to mean.

What a harmonious world it would be!

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I'm not sure why, but my professor told me so.

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Affirmative Action / AA -- Bad for Everyone, Except Unqualified URM's
« on: July 25, 2008, 11:05:52 AM »
Bad for whites, especially for italians, poles, greeks, arabs, and other "white" ethnicities already underrepresented in law school.

Really bad for asians, who are discriminated against most by AA, and the desire for proportional representation, given that they tend to excel the most academically before law school, and get basically just get pitted against each other in admissions.  (Despite the fact they also theoretically experience the same discrimination and prejudice of urms, of course.)

Worst for qualified urms, who have their legitimate achievements tarnished and stigmatized by AA, while also having to fact the greater ethnic resentment produced by AA. 

Oh, and it's also bad for unqualified urms, of course, as they're simply placed into situations they're not generally equipped or prepared to handle.  Result:  higher academic failure rates than would've occurred in appropriate schools, higher bar failure rates, etc. 

Who does it help?  No one, except maybe the consciences of rich whites, who feel bad about their advantages, which also make the costs of AA essentially meaningless to them.  Which, of course, is why it exists, despite overwhelming recognition of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of this particular form of lingering state discrimination.

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Actually, I'm urm, and it doesn't bother me at all.  I sincerely doubt it bothers any qualified urms.

Just had to mock the other ridiculous, self-justifying urm poster with the dumb thread title.

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