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Affirmative Action / AA = cheating
« on: March 26, 2007, 10:31:23 AM »
Seriously. How come the white guy with a 177 and 3.9 GPA gets rejected from HYS, but the URM with a 149 and 2.5 gets in? What's next...are they going to start forcing us to give URM's partnership positions at the top firms?

But I'm going to lock this thread, because I don't want people coming in here discussing this. It just makes you look foolish when you talk about it.

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No, though that does upset me. 

Having children shouldn't be a money making device.

People shouldn't be forced to give to the worst of society.  The section of society who steals from, rapes, and kills the better half.

You're really just a f-cking moron, aren't you?


Yes...yes, you are.

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Well, I anticipate that some of the more astute board members will (rightfully) quarrel about the term "third world" itself. That's not a discussion I'm interested in now, but rather, if India, China, and Brazil could be considered so under a common understanding of what it means/meant to be "third world".

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I've read that suggest that nations considered "third world" is more about economic dependence rather than economic development, and moreover, that what nation is and is not "third world" is more political than anything else (something to do with political alignment during the Cold War, and that Brazil and China have "observer status" in the Non-Aligned Movement, and that India is a full member).

I'm trying to sort all of this out, but it's hard because so many believe the term "third world" as extremely problematic.

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Serious question. I've seen disagreement about what it means to be a third world nation (I understand some of the problems with that term itself). I admit that I'm not very education in these types of discussions.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW JD - Worth $180,000?
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:47:01 PM »
Not flame at all. I don't go to ND, nor would I (not a fan of its program).

I'm just offering the opinions of the attorneys I work with, and the research I've done. You don't realize it here, but most law school students do not end up at Biglaw in a top legal market. And for those who don't, 180K is a retarded debt load to take on.

Eh, call me flame if you like. I'll just call you naive.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW JD - Worth $180,000?
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:00:56 PM »
Their opinion was that outside of the top 5 or 6, no school would be more national than Notre Dame..

I would place this in the "just a little bit hyperbolic" category.

Just what they said. Name another law school outside the top 6 that has the "name" that Notre Dame has (except for Princeton, of course). The bottom line is that, outside of the top handful of law firms in the major legal markets, most firms could give a sh-t about what US News has to say ranking wise. There's a ballpark of tiered schools, there's the local schools, and there's the national schools (top 6 or so, ND, and maybe a few more).

I personally don't think any law school is worth 180,000, even if you're 100 percent sure you'll end up in NYC working at a top paying firm.

Well unless you go to a state school, and not considering financial aid (which we can't discuss in the OP's context), law school aint gonna be that much cheaper wherever you go.
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Look for the best deal you can. Most places have cheaper state schools that you could consider. But if dude's getting into GW, he could probably pull $$$ from most other schools.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW JD - Worth $180,000?
« on: February 21, 2007, 08:25:57 PM »
I defy you to find a more loyal, tight-knit alumni base than Notre Dame.

I've had discussions of this sort before with various attorneys that I work with. Their opinion was that if you don't know where you want to work after law school, and you don't have an extreme desire to go to school in some particular area, you'll never hurt yourself going to Notre Dame.

Their opinion was that outside of the top 5 or 6, no school would be more national than Notre Dame. You can find alumni just about anywhere, and they have your back, period. It's like a damned cult.

I personally don't think any law school is worth 180,000, even if you're 100 percent sure you'll end up in NYC working at a top paying firm. At the same time, I don't think a 15,000 or 20,000 less difference when you're talking about that much money is worth taking a lower ranked school over GW either.

I've heard this before, and I generally agree with it: If you don't get into a top/national school, you should be looking for the best bang for your buck. This means that you should do some soul searching to decide where you want to work, how much money you'll make, how much your debt will be, and how limiting (placement) your degree will be. Outside of the top legal markets, usually a state school will place just as well, if not better, than even a top school.

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I'll buy you a beer when you get back. We can talk, see what happens.

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see if you can change his mind or have him show some flex.  it's more challenging and more fun that way.

That's your game. I'm a little more crass.

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