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Law School Applications / Rejected and Reapplying
« on: April 11, 2006, 07:35:26 PM »
Anyone know what the numbers look like on people applying to a law school for the 2nd time (say a couple years later) after being rejected?

I continue to wait for my post-deferral response from hls and am contemplating (for unrelated reasons) doing some political work and reapplying in 2 years. I would be very interested to know if you are regarded as a fresh applicant or go into a seperate pool or just what happens. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Affirmative Action / Socio-Economic Affirmative Action
« on: March 19, 2006, 02:59:56 PM »
I have been amazed throughout the law school admissions process at just how much lower the standards of admission on numerical factors are for URM applicants. I would be interested to know if anyone has a good reason why AA should be based on race rather than socio-economics. It seems to me that a white child from a poor inner city family has overcome infinitely more hardship than a black one from the suburbs and a private school so I see no reason why the latter child should receive a major boost in admissions. It seems like if the bump was based on economic background and material privildge it would still help a large number of minorities without attaching the blanket stigma that if you are a minority at a top school you are not as "smart" at least on hard factors as your white classmates.

The current system seesm to stigmatize minorities and potentially give boosts where they are least needed. Namely, to those minority applicants who have already led privlidged lives and need to no additional benefits.

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Where should I go next fall? / Columbia vs Chicago
« on: January 28, 2006, 05:43:43 PM »
This is my current dillema and I would love any advice anyone has. I think I am interested in corporate litigation but also want to do some judicial clerkships after ls. Soooo, I know they are totally different but I would love anyones thoughts on programs, prestige, placement, etc on how these two schools compare.

Thanks a ton.

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