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Job Search / Medical leave
« on: June 15, 2009, 05:44:32 AM »
Had to take medical leave and graduation postponed a semester. Are employment prospects destroyed ? I know employment prospects are delayed probably an entire year bcs I won't take the  bar until February.

I called today and they told me they'll start going through their waitlist this week. By the way, does anyone know if they offer any sort of financial aid (other than loans) to people off the waitlist ?

Law School Admissions / Georgetown DECISION!
« on: April 03, 2006, 09:16:32 AM »
Anyone go to Decision on their status check today ? Mine changed today. I'm freaking out man! They've been sending out rejections and waitlists the past few days and the last acceptance on LSN was on the 17th of March. Good ? Bad ? I'm guessing bad.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Waitlisted @ Michigan
« on: April 03, 2006, 08:31:48 AM »
 Just received the email. :(

Can anyone give me the skinny on what's going on with Michigan's waitlist this year ?

Choosing the Right Law School / Who is still waiting on Michigan ?
« on: March 27, 2006, 09:18:58 AM »
I've been complete for a month now and I've yet to hear from them. I know they've been mass mailing rejection letters for the past week and a half but I see only 3 people accepted on LSN since the 28th of Feb. Any clues as to what's going on over there ?

Law School Admissions / Cornell: what does this mean ?
« on: March 05, 2006, 07:04:01 PM »
I checked my online status check and it says that they've reached a decision. They're sending my decision by mail and it should take a week to arrive.

I've been looking through LSN and most people who got accepted received their decisions via email. Everyone who was rejected received it by mail. Does this mean a rejection letter is heading my way ?  :-\

General Off-Topic Board / Are you in facebook ?
« on: February 15, 2006, 08:24:42 AM »
I've just discovered it and I really can't believe I've gone so long without it. It's amazing ! So anyone else in it ?

General Off-Topic Board / A Muslim view on this whole cartoon fiasco.
« on: February 07, 2006, 02:08:31 PM »
Since there have been several "Islam is crazy" threads popping up I thought I might address the whole cartoon issue here. From my view, this whole ordeal is irrational from both sides.

The danish press have definitely crossed a line by resorting to cheap, prejudiced and inflammatory material that would have not been published had it been derogatory towards jews or christians. Freedom of press is a poor excuse: their execution was distasteful and depended more on shock value than an actual meaningful purpose. With free speech comes responsibility and free speech is not an absolute. From what I understand, after an initial uproar following the original publication, major newspaper throughout Europe republished the cartoons simultaneously on February 1, 2006. The publishing of these cartoons, for no other reason than that the press could legally do so, is gratuitous. Imagine the NY Times and the Washington Post republishing anti-semitic cartoons from an obscure California newspaper just because.

As for the reaction; it's grossly exaggerated. In reading the newspapers this morning I have to say I'm scratching my head at some of the things going on. I'm ashamed of the people who are unable to handle this in a rational and civil way. The group or institution that allowed the publishing of these caricatures should be held responsible. Setting fire to embassies and attacking people who have no role in the situation is wrong. The often repeated scenes of violence in the media is not and should not be a reflection of the average Muslim. In many of the instances of violence, peaceful demonstrators were insighted by extremists.

When I first saw the cartoons I was disgusted. The problem was not the depiction of the prophet Mohammed, on which Muslim opinion is not even unanimous. Rather, these cartoons portrayed a cherished religious figure in Islam inviting people to terrorism and suicide bombings. Many Muslims felt they were being demonized and targeted for attack. Put this in the context of the growing tensions between many Muslim and Western Countries and you get an idea of where this uproar stems from.

In the end, Western rhetoric notwithstanding, Islam is not some stateless entity with mindless hatred for non-Muslim societies. I hope you guys understand that.

In concluding this rant, I'll leave you guys with a quote: "Understand before you condemn and do not condemn before you understand"--Dave Chappelle ;)

peace out.

General Off-Topic Board / Writing a novel ?
« on: January 31, 2006, 02:38:23 PM »
I've run into an unusually high number of people in this forum who are
a) writing a novel
b)have written a novel
c)plan on writing a novel
d)plan on writing a novel (but never will).

So how many of you fall under these categories ? I'm trying to get an idea of what percentage of law school students to be plan on becoming the next John Grisham.

Choosing the Right Law School / University of California–Berkeley
« on: January 20, 2006, 07:51:34 AM »
Would you say that this is a truly national school. I want to practice law in the North East. If this is the highest ranked I get into, would it be worth going to ?

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