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Law School Admissions / Re: Is this Fraud?
« on: January 08, 2006, 09:09:15 PM »
"Unfortunately, people still determine race by how people look -- and if you don't look a certain way, they're going to start asking questions."   

I think that if true this is pretty pathetic.  I am from Brazil, born and raised, moved here at 13 with no English, and I definetly am Latina, but I have blonde hair and blue eyes.  Just because some people have a stereotype that says I should have really dark skin and be part native does not mean that I should to fit my true ethnicity.  So if this guy is 1/8 native American then he doesn't have to look like anything specific, or have said anything about it.  It should be something that is in his background and that's it. I'm also pretty sure that if this is true and people question him on a "looks" basis it could become a matter of racism and prejudice...I dunno. 

My friend's mom is at the admissions board at Georgetown (nope, I didn't apply there), and she said that they do take into consideration your major, and I do think that if you are a hard sciences major they compare you to others who are majoring in hard sciences.  Your LSAT is still key though.  But a 3.3 for your major is a great job!  Congratulations!

Hey everyone!

I was wondering what you guys are doing (if you are or have the time to be doing anything) to prepare for your first year of law school.  Is anyone reading any books, looking at cases, looking up exams, buying materials, trying to learn the lingo, etc?  Do you think that the people who belong to this forum are your typical pre-law/ law student? 


Law School Admissions / Re: Class Schedule
« on: January 05, 2006, 09:52:21 PM »
Yeah, I see what you are saying.  I know for a fact though that I won't live on campus though, but it should be a better deal to stay close.  The problem is, I am VERY picky, and I need to live in a place that has full amenities in order to feel like it's worth the money, you know?  So something alomost resort thing would be ideal  :P

But yeah, maybe I should spend the extra bux and get a place that is closer by. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Class Schedule
« on: January 05, 2006, 08:34:20 PM »
Are you in anyway associated with "The Medicis"?

Yes I am!  But from Giovanni's bloodline, not Lorenzo...hence the fact that I am still around!  :)

Anyways, I hear that Catholic has classes everyday, about 2 or 3 a day, and that the classes start at 9 am.  I am only asking because I am thinking of maybe living about one hour away from the school I go to...because of the cost of living near those schools I am deciding between. 

Any thoughts?

Law School Admissions / Class Schedule
« on: January 05, 2006, 07:30:53 PM »
Hey everyone!

Does anyone know what class schedules are like in Law School?  Do we have class everyday?  How many hours a day? 

Law School Admissions / THINKING AHEAD - Best places for women to work
« on: January 01, 2006, 02:44:50 PM »
Hey everyone!  I know I haven't even decided which school to go to yet or even heard back from all of them yet, and I am sure a lot of us are on the same boat on that, BUT I am already worried about passing the bar and getting a job in a good place.  SO, I was wondering if anyone knows whether there are great places for women to work in the legal field (meaning remote access to office, part time hours when raising children, etc.).  Anyone?

Wow, some people get so "deffensive" with this topic.  Ok, here is something a little more "substential", but I promisse once my friend writes me back with information you can't find online I will post it.

It is the American Civil Liberties Union (I'm pretty sure) that he worked for.  I am also pretty sure that recent years have tried to increase the number of women admitted to law schools and retaining them in the profession.  I will post the definite numbers once I have them.  But since we are talking about "substentiality" maybe we could also benefit from the source of the data that women have higher GPA's and same LSAT scores as men.

Happy New Year's everybody!  Godd luck in 2006.

My friend works for an organization that is anti-affirmative action, and he has the statistics of admitted students, and being a female grants you a small but existing advantage over males, and if you are a female URM the chances are a lot higher.  I don't have the numbers with me but I'll ask him if anyone wants to know.

Law School Admissions / Re: Who Cares If You Got In?
« on: December 29, 2005, 01:20:40 PM »
"Sure there's always a legal department in every firm, but a law degree is not going to allow you to make investment decisions/raise millions for needy children/create a marketing study for pepsi/promote Fantasia Barrino's new record/etc. etc. "

I respectfully disagree.  With a Law degree you can definetly achieve all those things.  It is also true that you can achieve all those things without one.  I am not speaking for myself when I say one should settle for "the next best thing".  But for a lot of people, not just in law but in every field, it is the case.  And maybe that's true because they cannot run the risk of trying to achieve a goal that is available for very few people.  Maybe it's because they want to keep their hobbies a place to escape to.  But that is ironic. If your job was your hobby you wouldn't need to escape anywhere.  Your life would be great and you would be thrilled everyday to go to work. 

Now I personally find law important and fulfilling.  Law has been my passion.  I have tons of community service which relate to law in my baggage and it's not even funny how much of my time I have dedicated for communities that were being neglected.  So, in my time, I have written and published, I have helped, I have taught, I have advocated, I have done most of which I wanted to do in life.  And reading, and writing, and persuading has always been my hobby.  But I know that although it is for me, it isn't for everyone, and I don't see that as a reason why others should give up.  If your instincs say you should go to law school, then you should.  If it is not the case then you shouldn't.  But the nature of the work is only gonna affect you in a way that you let it.  You need to know how to face your daily tasks, and you will be the judge of whether or not they are important to you in a way that you can feel you are needed and you are important and you look forward to being there.  Then, of course, there is the money.  But it is just part of the reward.   

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