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Thanks for the insight. I do think that Native Americans must get some type of AA. I do find it crazy that Virginia (I read parts of that study) barely gives any AA to hispanics. I also find it crazy that sometimes Cubans aren't given the same AA boost as Mexicans.

Just my opinion...

As for NA, can't say. There's 1 in all of SLS, I believe, so there's not too many to make any kind of generalization. There might be more in certain schools that waive tuition for certain tribe members (in Michigan, for example) that might have a bigger population, though.

And Cubans aren't usually given the same boost as Mexicans, but I'd like to think that the schools look deeper than that. For ex, there are some Cuban refugees (especially post-80s) who are worst off than some of the wealthy Mexicans here.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: MCCA Scholarship
« on: September 25, 2005, 01:40:02 AM »
bump.  The committee met to chose the finalists on Wednesday.  Has anyone heard anything?  We should hear within the next week or so but I'm dying to know.  This scholarship could save me from major debt!!!

Please, if you know ANYTHING, let me know or send me a message.

I sent you a PM, but at this point, you probably know more than I do. I'd long forgotten about this one ... how'd you hear about the finalist decision?

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 25, 2005, 01:38:19 AM »
just stopping through to see how you're doing out there in Cali, MC!  hope everything with the move went well.  I'm in the process of applying and everything (check out the LSN for details).

On that note, it's 2am here, so i'm going to sleep.  Gotta love late night driveby posts on LSD :)

Hey, Brave! Long time no talk! Everything went well with the move -- nothing lost or broken, and I was able to be moved-in before school started. Boy, it's hard to believe that that was just 3 weeks ago ...  :o

And here I am, on a Saturday night, trying to finish my CivPro reading. Boy, do I *hate* this Pennoyer case ...!

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I went through this myself when applying last year, so here's my two cents on the issue.

Some schools will go out of their way to attract latino/as. Stanford, for example, is one of them: they boast an amazing Latino/a composition at the law school, and they know enough to make the distinction amoung the hispanic/latino groups, i.e, they might favor Puerto Ricans and Mexicans over Cubans, Argentinians, etc. There is no one single "hispanic" box. This probably comes out of being in Cali; Stanford has likely taken it upon themselves to be *the* law school for the next generation of latino/a lawyers.

Other schools, like UVa, will give *NO* boost whatsoever to Latino/Hispanic applicants. There was an AA study done on the Virgina schools awhile back that spelled out, load and clear, that Hispanics and Whites are admitted with the same scores.

And, as various people have mentioned, there's some element of self-selection involved. Latinos, given our numerical advantage in the South West, might be more comfortable staying that region than in, say, North Carolina.

In RE: to the AA boost: It's true, minorities are all treated differently when it comes to AA. Although there's not really enough Native Americans applying to LS in the first place to be able to make a generalization as to the advantage they get (if any). And, of course, some populations (like refugees from certain Asian countries) don't get their own category. Look on LSN to get a better picture.

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 21, 2005, 03:01:17 AM »
At the risk of getting in trouble, there's a good enough number of solid Latinos -- i.e., you can tell from language, culture, origin, el nopal en la frente, etc -- be comfortable. But a good, solid half, I'd say, you wouldn't even know ... 

you've got to confront the half that's not solid and tell them they're not solid so that they can attempt to solidify.  they may not be aware of their deficiency.  the half that's solid could indoctrinate them.


Seu: good thing you got yourself a papichulo before going to LS. Not that I'm looking, but slim pickings, I tell you ...  :-\

what happened to the indian guy you were dating a while back?  juicy breakup details, please.


The Jonny


-- We're gonna try!

-- And on that front, we're doing well. We already have a year of long-distance under our belt, so it's going alot easier than some of the couples here who are facing it for the first time. But my single friends aren't too impressed with the guys here ... the ones that aren't married or have long-time girlfriends are a bit on the socially-awkward side. I hear they're looking forward to the rest of the graduate students arriving ...

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 19, 2005, 02:54:02 AM »
rofl.  is that how few mexicans there are out there-- you only had one to ask to do the grito?

lol.  that's better than my situation-- i had no one.  so to celebrate, i watched 40 year old virgin with my new puerto rican papi who snuck a bottle of cuervo tequila into the theater.  we were the only ones in the place so we got as sauced up as we wanted.  it was great.  viva mexico!

other than that, how you been MC?  man, it's been a long time since i've heard from you!  i hope you're well, girl.

At the risk of getting in trouble, there's a good enough number of solid Latinos -- i.e., you can tell from language, culture, origin, el nopal en la frente, etc -- be comfortable. But a good, solid half, I'd say, you wouldn't even know ... 

As for studying: everything's worked out well. I got called on in torts the other day and was able to answer both hypos correctly. Crim law, though, is the class that I have to struggle to stay awake through. Sometimes the lecture is really, really interesting, but the times when they're not are the hardest. So far I've made it a point to not have fallen behind in my reading, even though it means I live in the library, can't remember what day it is, or when I last called my parents. But there's been enough time for Bar Review nights, so I can't say it's ALL bad ...  8)

Seu: good thing you got yourself a papichulo before going to LS. Not that I'm looking, but slim pickings, I tell you ...  :-\

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 18, 2005, 01:49:32 AM »

lastly, if you are smart, you will marry a mexicana, if not then some other latin.


I am not trying to hijack this threat but I have to agree with THE on this one. However, I guess it is a latin thing. Not that I am trying to be a Macho or anything but Chicana's are rude as hell. There is a huge difference between a Chicana and a Mexican girl. I guess, if you are white it is almost like saying "a good Southern girl" perhaps.


some chicanas are nice.  for example MC is one of the most helpful and positive posters around.  seu is a little bit abrasive but she is a good person and will do great things as a lawyer.  but i agree that in general you're better off going with a mexicana; that's definitely my plan.  mexicana > chicana >>>>> others


Awww ... right back at you.

For the evening of the 15th we tried to get a fellow latino 1L to do the grito ... but he wouldn't budge.  :-\

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 06, 2005, 01:25:58 AM »
:D


i stopped watching novelas long ago.  i couldn't deal with the way i would get sucked into them--  my whole life revolved around rosa salvaje, muchachitas, marisol, something traviesa, gotita de amor, and the one with lucero, circa 2000.  so no, no more novelas for me.   :(

"Mi Pequena Traviesa"! I remember that one! Do you remember "Dos Mujeres, Dos Caminos"? Or "Abujetas de color de rosa"?

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 04, 2005, 03:51:30 PM »
superdome story (i'm watching greta van susteren right now): man rapes and kills 7 year old girl.  group of ten men forms, beats the rapist to death.

those 10 guys should get presidential medals.


Link?

And is this the same guy that was thrown over the railing?

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Law School Applications / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: September 03, 2005, 08:11:23 PM »
They let all the prisoners free? This is the first time I've heard about that ...  :o

I think the best thing would have been to move them. While it's unfair to the people who stayed, letting the prisoners go definetely caused more harm. And who would have left them to die, considering we know nothing of their guilt, their offenses, their ages, etc?

As for it being unfair to the innocent people who stayed ... well, there *was* a mandatory evacuation. The only people who stayed were those who didn't want to, and those who couldn't. The latter should have been moved anyway; it's not enough for the gov't to simply say, "Well, we told everyone to leave." Those school buses that they're using now would have made much more sense a couple days ago to drive people out of the state, instead of just driving them from refugee camp to refugee camp.

watching fox news right now, just saw a guy on there from one of the suburban parishes complaining about people playing the race card and saying that the NOLA suburbs are being ignored, there's white people dying on rooftops because the rescuers are focusing on the city.


Interesting perspective on this. I don't have a TV, so I've just been reading the internet news, and this hadn't come up either. It's a little overpowering, though, to see waves and waves of black refugees in these images. There's always a flip side, though, with some people complaining that they only seemed to focus on the black looters. I suppose racial issues are never clear-cut ones ...

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