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Hello, in grad school for a Phd you have to write a doctoral thesis.

For Law school to get a JD do you have to write a big report too or a dissertation? Can you if you want to?

I know for some doctoral theses you can go to other countries. For example, an Economics Phd could compare France's economy to the United States economy. Is there anything like that for Law Students?

Thank you everyone for your comments.

Do you know how I could search for schools with good public interest and critical legal studies programs? What do you know about the University of Pittsburgh?

Erox, what do you think about Gibbsale and Reverendlex's remark that unlike in economics, heterodox ways of interpreting the subject of law is less important in a professional sense, and that it better falls under the heading of legal studies degree instead of JD?

If that is true, then should I better spend less time critiquing mainstream views on law and more time studying how to apply the law to help society?

I myself am interested in advocacy, however, I want to study from a radical perspective.

Please comment on their remarks, because it appears that your school does have a unique approach to legal studies.

Hello, I am searching for Law Schools with heterodox law programs.

For example, most economic grad programs today run the students through a conventional track teaching Neoclassical (or "Neoliberal") economics. But a number of schools have heterodox programs (meaning radical, non-mainstream) that study economics from a whole range of viewpoints, like Keynesianism (President Franklin Roosevelt's policies), Marxism, "Institutionalism (whatever that means) and others!

American University
Notre Dame
University of Massachusetts
University of Vermont
The full list is at:

It would be exciting to study Law from a radical perspective too!

A radical law program might talk about how corporate lobbying groups almost make our laws, or the contradiction between real democracy and democracy "as it is," where people might want things one way, but the government will still decide against their interests. Or how should a lawyer who believes in the public interest act differently than lawyers for corporate interests? Is it more important to choose a winnable case, or to take a stand on a losing, but vital issue?

There is a list of heterodox economic schools, but how about heterodox law schools?


Pointless Arguments / Re: Jews poison minds of decent people
« on: June 15, 2006, 03:08:33 PM »
Istop writes:
"Roger Williams is in the Northeast where most racists are. Jews at Roger Williams are racists toward the color of green."


HE IS FROM THE SOUTH.  Our guess turned out to be correct.

Lenny writes: "Would many people argue that the North is now more racist than the south?  Also yes." Yes, many southerners, who would rather complain that northerners are both liberal and racist. Please get rid of the confederate symbols on southern state flags.

"Anywhere else he would have gone unnoticed, but here in Blairsville, he was a black man, alone, in the heart of Klan country. I could tell he was nervous as he looked around the empty dining room and chose to sit at a table that was close to the door...
...I have to wonder if perhaps that black guy out there doesnt have a lot to do with this coincidence... Southern Hospitality My Ass!"

Pointless Arguments / Antwan made a valid guess.
« on: June 10, 2006, 05:30:17 PM »
Lenny, you are wrong to say "it seems ironic that the very prejudicial overgeneralization you bemoan in your post, you turn around and display by assuming the poster is from the south."

Istop's states that Roger Williams IS run by Jews. His justification is false: Not everyone who is Jewish steals and vice-versa. Jews are biologically inclined to steal as much as any other ethnicity.

Antwan, on the other hand, GUESSES that Istopswindler is a southerner based on a valid justification: the south is the most racist part of the country. Southern states incorporate the confederate flag into their state flags, and racist remarks are even more accepted among "educated" southerners, than among northern moderate conservatives.

Antwan makes a valid guess: Istop is far more likely a southerner than a northerner, and he does not show racial prejudice in predicting Istop's regional background, since Southerners are not a separate ethnicity.

South's Racism Is Battered But Not Demolished

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