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Law School Admissions / Re: The identity of school x!
« on: March 10, 2005, 09:07:50 PM »
I still say sue.

And now I feel all violated ...  :-[. Does anyone else feel like LSD is less of a safe place? I mean, not that I've said anything I'd regret, or that i wouldn't say in real life ... but I just don't like that the schools have the power to find something they don't like and MAIL IT TO OTHER SCHOOLS.

It's truly unfortunate if future applicants can't get valuable info from boards such as this and LSN because people don't want to give out specific info.  Other than these boards, all we have is the law school boilerplate (they don't have cut offs, they look beyond numbers...etc). I was a splitter and frequently offered support to other splitters as well as specific info on how I approached the application process. I don't know if I would have offered that info had I believed that schools would potenitally use it against me.      

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Law School Admissions / Re: The identity of school x!
« on: March 10, 2005, 06:22:23 PM »
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Statement+on+Economic%2C+Social%2C+or+Personal+Disadvantage%22

 ::)

I found the same thing but then UT's website has this..."However, applicants will have the opportunity to submit optional addenda to explain unusual circumstances such as a period of poor academic performance, academic sanctions, history of problems with standardized tests, history of over-coming disadvantage, prior law school matriculation, criminal matters, etc."

Bigtex seemed to imply that the school strongly discouraged supplemental material. Who knows...

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Big Tex lied and got caught.  He is a liar.  He tried to be slippery and write his "addendum" to cover his butt, but when he checked "hispanic" his file made it to a separate pile from the white applicants.  He got preferential treatment based on his lie, and as a person competing against Big Tex for a spot at Harvard, I'm outraged.  He's as white as me, and his application should not have any weight over mine because of his lie.  

You are truly insane. What part of Tex submitting an addednum to fully explain his situation (except for one case that he explained) equate to lying? The adcoms had complete information. How is that an attempt to decieve? You are bitter about something, that much is obvious.

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Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:59:22 PM »
Thrillhouse, not good for what MF's?  Who are you talking about?


Haha i guess just the world really. the whole reason i got started in this law school process was bc i couldnt get a job to save my life, even though everyone told me that acct was the most sought after degree. Hell, thats why i did it in the first place, i needed a job after college. But that was back in 03. I guess all my life ppl have underestimated me and it pisses me off.

But that wasnt the point, what does everyone think about what I said about AA?

I'm not sure what you said about AA but I agree with "F&*$ AA"  I don't understand why some people complain about not getting AA for their respective groups.  No way in hell is some marginal advantage now worth a life time of people doubting your credintials.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Stupid Jokes: So Bad They're Good
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:42:04 PM »
what do second place and michael jackson have in common?


the both come in a little behind

That's just wrong...

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Easy answer, the Cali Yosemite plates are beautiful. The Grand Canyon plates arent bad either.

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Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 09, 2005, 06:37:18 PM »
Thrillhouse, not good for what MF's?  Who are you talking about?

Krusty, you might be right.  I'll go back and read the article later and get back to you. I'm still at work-- it's almost 7, and I'm winding down.  I'm tirrred.

I hear ya. I'm tired too but it's only 4:30 here...*sigh*

I guess you're in Cali then, right?  What thread are you devoted to?  I see you all over the place!

hehe. I have ADD when it comes to this board. I don't really care enough about a subject to follow through (except the occasional politics/current affairs/race/middle east rants), just trying anything to make 8 miserable hours move faster...even posting on XOXO!!!

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Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:45:02 PM »
Thrillhouse, not good for what MF's?  Who are you talking about?

Krusty, you might be right.  I'll go back and read the article later and get back to you. I'm still at work-- it's almost 7, and I'm winding down.  I'm tirrred.

I hear ya. I'm tired too but it's only 4:30 here...*sigh*

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The only way you should ever buy a car that is used is if you know the previous owner of the car very well.  

This is awful advice. The vast...VAST majority of cases where people get ripped off in the sale of used cars are due to the buyer's laziness. Sure there are scam artists that fix-up a car with duct-tape, bondo and some paint, and sell it at a premium, but that is rare (hint, don't buy cars in south central or from a college kid). If you do your research and approach the sale with a critical eye, it is highly unlikely that you'd get burned.

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Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 09, 2005, 05:32:18 PM »
I read this SF Chronicle article a while back regarding AA in Cali, specifically as it applies to immigrants (which is why I think it might interest us).  I'm wondering if anyone read it and what they thought.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/02/22/MNGIJBF3LP1.DTL

Yup, I remember reading it awhile back. I guess it depends on the AA stance you take: if you think it's mean to bolster diversity, then it wouldn't matter so much, right? Because unless you specifically wanted to target Af Ams, you're still going to get a diverse class, albeit one made up of african immigrants. However, if you think AA is meant to make up for the errors of the nation's past, then you'd think the benefits are being misdirected.

Personally, though, I'm getting the feeling that law schools want to portray themselves as helping the archetypical "ghetto youth" rise up from his/her surroundings ... all the while really admitting African immigrants from better off families. This may be the ONE area where I find myself agreeing with Ward Connerlly. 


W.C. was differentiating between one AfAm and another AfAm, falsely stating that the more affluent AfAms, whom are usually the ones who benefit the greatest from AA, were descendents of non-slave Black families.  That is a horrible thing to say and a complete lie.  All AfAms were brought to this country on the premise of slavery.  All AfAms are descendents of slavery.  I'm sure they may be an exception to this rule, but what I'm saying is for the most part true.

It's also more true that WC's statement claiming that only impoverished AfAms are descendents of slavery.

I don't think you're reading it right.  The article takes WC's words and applies it in the context of immigrant and non-immigrant blacks. In that sense I think it's common knowledge that the immigrants (who usually come from societies very different from black America) tend to reap the benefits of AA without being subject to many of the negative forces effecting blacks born in America.

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