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LSAC and LSDAS / Re-applying.. When are Apps ready?
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:25:47 PM »
I am reapplying to a few schools, and those applications are still listed as "Transmitted."

Does LSAC have a certain date when they "reset" these so that I can re-apply?

I also forgot to ask about my transcripts.. Is it necessary to re-send transcripts if nothing has changed?

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Well, yes, that was one thing I was interested in.  I think your argument, so far, is shallow, to say the least.

I guess its something I've seen where I've worked over the years (military, gov't, public and private sectors).

However, I was much more interested in your comments regarding minorities and ethnicities (or, as you put it, their "concepts").

I just feel minority does not mean what it used to back in the day (e.g., "Jews under Nazi Germany or African Americans during Jim Crow timeframe").

the Wiki has a good article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minority

for instance, where I work, I would be considered an ethnic minority.

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Veritas, thanks for the question and welcome to the Black Law Student Discussion Board.  Your exact question was discussed at length last spring in the following thread linked below.  Hopefully you find the discussion insightful:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,54625.0.html

Thanks.. Just tired of all of the nonsense in this country, namely discrimination.

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So then please explain your first statement in this thread.  I'm curious (and honestly not flame-baiting).

About what, Affirmative Action?

In the case of colleges I think that affirmative action does not work and has turned into a quota system. I feel colleges are more inclined to admit URM's who do have not have the qualifications soley based on their ethnicity when there are other, more qualified people.

Obviously and as with everyting, there are exceptions.

The military is the same way, especially when it comes to recruiting.. Recruiters have to recruit people and are rewarded for placing URM's in certain jobs, especially high-tech ones..

Employers, especially federal and state gov't jobs, function the same way and are even worse.

it would be great to interview people for a job without knowing their name, their gender, or their ethnicity and then base the highering decision soley on their qualifications. This way, there would be no question as to how the person obtained the job.

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I said I was tired with the CURRENT CONCEPT OF "minority" and "affirmative action"... Back in the day these things were needed because of blatant discrimination on certain ethnic groups.

The reason I said, "why do not more blacks (or other "minoroty" groups) apply to law school" is because I was reading an article in one of the BAR Journals/Newspapers last month that specifically addressed the issue of certain minority groups and their passage rate of the BAR exam. There is an obvious disparity. The article wanted to address the issue further but could not adequately research it because the BAR in most states do not release passage rates in conjunction with race and sex information.

The concept of being a minority is not new to me and I have lived in many places where I was the minority. nothing like being called the "white" version of the "N" word.. feels very good..

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The term "minoroty" is vauge and ambiguous these days and does not hold the same meaning it once did when it was "coined."

Honestly, why is there a "Black Law Student Discussion Board" and no other board specifically addressing other "minority" groups (e.g., Latino, Hispanic, African (real African's [not psudeo "African-Americans" with absolutely zero African lineage], et al.)?

I am not trying to flame or anything, but am tired of the concepts of minority, ethnicity, and affirmative action in this country.

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Look at the number of minorities in the legal profession, specifically Black attorneys

I would like to look at this, but not from the "minority" perspective, but rather from the perspective of why do not more blacks (or other "minoroty" groups) apply to law school? that is the question we should be answering.

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if you are looking for quality of life, try very hard to become an in-house council at a corporation.

The pay is lower than the pay at a firm, but you will have your quality of life.

And, I do not want to hear that you cannot become an in-house after law school. I personally know people who have done it.. you simply have to work for it and never give up.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: HLS can kill you
« on: January 09, 2007, 03:22:48 PM »
People are physically shaking before the exams start, hyperventilating.

It's a test.. it is not your life.. Stressful?? sure.. worth giving yourself hemmoriods.. NO..

Study hard and try your best.. Namely, give an honest effort. That is all you can do and if you receive a "low pass" then at least you know you gave it you "all."

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Ask a White Dude
« on: January 09, 2007, 03:17:46 PM »
lol... I once asked a lady if she was Italian (she looked very Italian)..

"Oh, I'm Jewish", she said.  ??? ???

Anyways.. Ask a White Dude.. please..

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What's for Lunch?
« on: January 09, 2007, 03:15:29 PM »
a big slice of hair pie. lol..

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