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Minnesota

(am I the first Gopher in this thread?)

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Northwestern is a fairly new law school, and they shot up the rankings probably faster than anyone.  I'm not sure about their debut though.  And I also think that they're helped by having such a highly-regarded undergrad and business school.

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Wait List / Re: Northwestern
« on: March 22, 2006, 08:49:48 PM »
Got my waitlist email today.  Given the fairly dismal round I've had this year (thank god for Minnesota!) I'm happy with the waitlist.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Dean caught trying to bribe USN&WR
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:39:18 AM »

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Law School Applications / Re: UVA - new wave of decisions?
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:31:20 AM »
I got the email.  I'm not holding my breath. ::)

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Law School Rankings / Re: Bash UT here
« on: March 20, 2006, 07:02:57 PM »
Be prepared for a million miles of red tape.

The law facilities are old and ugly.

The campus is huge and swarming with about 60,000 retarded undergrads who (apparently) have hard-ons for the ugly chicks who go there.

The weather can't beat L.A. by any stretch of the imagination.

The people really are just better looking in southern California.

Austin is really a podunk town, as much as they claim otherwise.  "Live music capital"?  Please.  There are any number of cities that *&^% on Austin for music.  And anything beyond that too - L.A. has it beat as far as opportunities to do anything both during and after school.

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Law School Applications / Re: Weight of URM
« on: March 09, 2006, 11:32:48 PM »
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Japanese, Chinese and Koreans have a reputation for doing well academically, and are generally not treated as minorities if they were born in the United States. In fact, there have been reports of "reverse discrimination" in which Asian applicants were required to have higher LSAT scores and grades than their Caucasian counterparts.


Recent LSAC data shows that this "reverse discrimination" continues as a national trend

I love how THAT's called reverse discrimination, but AA isn't.  In any case, it doesn't matter whether it's forward or reverse, discrimination is just that.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 09, 2006, 02:36:25 AM »
i see we have a socialist in the poll whom we need to convert to capitalism.

It's amazing that there would even be a need to convert.  Given the overwhelming evidence in favor of capitalism, calling yourself a socialist carries with a much-deserved stigma.

perhaps some people are willing to give up prosperity for more equality. 

At risk of moving this to the haterade section, I'll respond.  If some people are so willing, they may do so privately.  However, the idea that they can use government to force others to make the same "choice" flies in the face of freedom.  If I have a right to my life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, then you can't tell me to sacrifice anything for some nebulous notion of "equality."

And I'm finished.  You can have the last word if you want.

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I went, and it seemed like a nice place.  Pretty campus, if a little cold.  The people seemed very tight-knit; they all go bowling once a week, and I literally saw someone in the class I was sitting in on email someone to say "missed you in civ pro today, need notes?" or something to that effect.  The problems I saw were that the building itself is pretty small and not as nice as some others but it's right in the  middle of campus, and the town of South Bend is barely a town.  Coming from L.A., I'm not sure I could hack it there; I'd go stir crazy.  At least Chi-town is about 2 hours away.

Here's some pics:




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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal v. Conservative
« on: March 09, 2006, 01:54:48 AM »
i see we have a socialist in the poll whom we need to convert to capitalism.

It's amazing that there would even be a need to convert.  Given the overwhelming evidence in favor of capitalism, calling yourself a socialist carries with a much-deserved stigma.

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