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Black Law Student Discussion Board / J.D/PHD
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:04:31 AM »
I am seeking some advice on clearing some confusion...

I still have ambition in going to law school however I see that my passion may  not necessarily be in law but in politics, sociology and philosophy. I've been going through a internal civil war trying to figure out what I want to do with my career weighing in the pros and cons of being a lawyer versus being a professor and concluded I probably will be seeking both in my graduate education.  I wanted to weigh in some different opinions on being a lawyer versus being a professor (pros and cons) and if I so choose to pursue both what steps would I need to take (in terms of the test to take, timelines, etc) I'm wondering how years would I be in school pursuing a JD (3 years) in terms of pursuing a masters and PHD (five six seven years?)



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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Pray for Mumia...
« on: May 15, 2007, 12:51:48 PM »
Mumia Abu Jamal's fate will be decided Thursday... I hope justice will be blind that day.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / The Black Men Thread
« on: May 09, 2007, 12:19:41 PM »
I wonder why there is not one of these..so I thought I'd start it...

and to start off the conversation right...

How are the chicks at the law schools you guys are going? (if you are in law school)

For some reason I envision a lot of study-boink buddies in my near future  ;).. "lets take a break...heh heh heh"

Also, if you have any positive male role models I'd like to hear who they are

Justice

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 (Had this posted in the general LSAT section but..I'd rather it be in the Black Discussion Board since I'm a person of color)


wanted to start a blog dedicated to studying for the LSAT where I can chart my progress daily...I want to make sure I use my seconds wisely..as of right now I'm still in the planning stages what I have so far..

Materials

Research and Educational Association LSAT prep book 7th edition (has six practice tests at the end of the book)
LSAT Logic games bible
LSAT Logical reasoning bible
The Offical LSAT Superprep
10 Actual,Offical LSAT PrepTests
The Next 10 Offical LSAT PrepTests
10 More, Actual, Offical LSAT PrepTests
The Offical LSAT Prep Test  #37-51
A lot of #2 pencils
A eraser (white one..the pink ones suck)
A analog timer (although it ticks and I hate that I may just use my watch)

I also have downloaded a lot of stuff including over 30+real LSAT tests (although they are all dated and may be useless better off just ordering as many as I can from LSAC plus there is only like eight of the test that have explanations  which is crucial) notes from kaplan and powerscore classes, strategies for logical reasoning, essay methods, Kaplan reading method..etc

My conflict now is whether to hop into the REA LSAT guide or use this guys guide (http://www.lawstudentparadise.com/forums/pre-law-discussion/9615-voyagers-lsat-study-application-guide.html)  a guiding light and see where it takes me

Time frame: Well I want to be in law school by Fall 2009 at the latest so I'm shooting for the June 2008 test (well over a year from now but better
 

Goal: 180 LSAT score  (Why not I got a year..or less depending on the LSAT test scores and my confidence)

Day 1 will be focus on pre-study stuff and replies I get on this thread. Anything missing mates?

Justice

P.S. I went ahead and decided to ditch the REA book since it looks like garbage for the most part..my studying begins Monday

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I was wondering since I heard people saying X school has "the best for enviormental law"   My main intrest is criminal defense, personal injury and litigation.

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According to him being a black male with my gpa..(3.73)  If I can continue to get All A's for the rest of my undergraduate work (36 credit hours) and get a high LSAT score (172+ or above) I can go to any school in the country.  What is sad is that knowing this information..I wish I could tell more first year students coming into my college that they can have this oppurtunity. I swear before I leave this school I'm starting a minority law program to make sure we can provide  a foundation for minorities to do well in pre-law. The fact that I was lucky enough for someone to tell me at a young age to do well in school..and that SO many minorities don't it is a shame...a sad shame... I really hope we can get more minorities aware of the oppurtunities for us...but sadly do to racism and all the self hatred this country has done to people of color for years we were taught to believe that were not good enough. 

In fact I remember coming across a woman who posted a comment on this board that "blacks just don't do well on the LSAT" ..

Rest assured....I will guarntee you this black man will prove you wrong ...count on it..

Justice


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Hi...introduce myself
« on: April 25, 2007, 12:35:41 PM »
My name is Justiceforall and I wanted to introduce myself to this forum for black students (being a black male). I'm in junior/senior at Kennesaw State University (GA) and I plan on graduating in 2008. Being a 23 year old black male , I am proud to come from the legacy of strong black lawyers who have made a huge difference on this country. I want to do what is best for my community and of course have some fun for myself ;).  I think I'm in a great position to do very well ...but it is going to take focus, effort, and will power to "live the dream". 

My current stats G.P.A. 3.73
LSAT score: N/A  (My goal is to get a score between 175-180 have a whole year to do this)

Brief Resume

Leadership Program (3 year program based on building ethical leadership skills)
Model Arab League ((was able to win the top delegate award at regional competition (2X)  and national competition (2X)).
Community Organizing with the Campus Greens (not to sure how being a active member in a political group will look on my application..especialy one that is as left leaning as the greens)
Brazil Travel Abroad (will be doing a social human services project for underprivileged children in Brazil in March 2008 for two weeks)
English Tutor for Minority Student Retention Services (Did this for a year and a half)

I think I have accomplished a lot...I am not the smartest person..and can't change my intuitive iq but I can change how hard I work!

My “dream school” is Columbia but who knows what lies down the road..I think I can go to possibly Yale.  I hope that minorities use their minority status as a asset in pursuing  a legal education..since in so many areas in life being a minority makes things much more difficult then they ought to be.

I just wanted to paint a more intimate portrait of who I am on this board as I plan on using this resource very much.

Stay encouraged

Justice

P.S. Forgive me for any spelling or grammar errors I always have had a problem with that..but I already go a couple grammar/spelling books and will be going through those this summer.

Also, feel free to check out my LSAT blog...

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,86775.0.html


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Studying for the LSAT / Justice's Online Blog For LSAT Study
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:02:36 AM »
I wanted to start a blog dedicated to studying for the LSAT where I can chart my progress daily...I want to make sure I use my seconds wisely..as of right now I'm still in the planning stages what I have so far..

Materials

Research and Educational Association LSAT prep book 7th edition (has six practice tests at the end of the book)
LSAT Logic games bible
LSAT Logical reasoning bible
A lot of #2 pencils
A eraser (white one..the pink ones suck)
A analog timer (although it ticks and I hate that I may just use my watch)

I also have downloaded a lot of stuff including over 30+real LSAT tests (although they are all dated and may be useless better off just ordering as many as I can from LSAC plus there is only like eight of the test that have explanations  which is crucial) notes from kaplan and powerscore classes, strategies for logical reasoning, essay methods, Kaplan reading method..etc

My conflict now is whether to hop into the REA LSAT guide or use this guys guide (http://www.lawstudentparadise.com/forums/pre-law-discussion/9615-voyagers-lsat-study-application-guide.html)  a guiding light and see where it takes me

Time frame: Well I want to be in law school by Fall 2009 at the latest so I'm shooting for the June 2008 test (well over a year from now but better
 

Goal: 180 LSAT score  (Why not I got a year..or less depending on the LSAT test scores and my confidence)

Day 1 will be focus on pre-study stuff and replies I get on this thread. Anything missing mates?

Justice

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