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Black Law Students / Re: CLEO
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:12:48 AM »
I applied in January and I got in also. From what I hear they use a complicated system to pick students. They pick students with diverse/disadvantage background, those that are nominated by some of the schools they applied to, and etc. The most misconception about CLEO is that its just people with low LSAT scores or African Americans. There are those who attend CLEO that are going to T10 schools and there are people going to tier 4 schools. There are many students with different race as well (white, black, spanish, asian, and etc). So yea they have a complicated system. But I did hear most of those who get accepted are 1st genearation or 2nd generation college students in their family.

If you end up not get in, they have a program called AIE which is 3/4 day seminar which everyone who did not get into CLEO qualifies for. I think, you get all the same benefits as those who took the summer program, except the scholarship part and the placement assistance (if you need it).

This is all just from what I have gathered so far, so take it with a grain of salt!!

Black Law Students / Re: Baltimore vs. Howard
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:04:54 AM »
If you plan to proactice in MD, Baltimore seems like an okay choice since UMD is the only other law school in MD. But if you plan on working in DC you might have better shot with Howard. Unless Baltimore is making you an offer you cannot refuese (like scholarship or something), Howard seems to be the best choice in my view.

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 28, 2009, 10:02:09 AM »
well you just get to know them as friends or maybe go on a date or something. But you right some of them are real good into playing games and hide the devil in them lol. But I guess thats just life. You win some you lose some!!

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 27, 2009, 07:12:51 PM »

I'm sorry sir, but most of the people in jail are criminals. I know you have your exceptions here and there, and that's well understood, but to assert that "most are good people" come on brotha. Simply because you live in an adverse environment does not mean that you're consigned to adopt that behavior. I'm not just talking about something I don't know about, I grew up in Los Angeles Calif. (South Central 28th & Western) gang infested (20's blood territory) drug infested (neighbors two doors down invariably outside slingin' crack) ghetto bird soaring.
Well I've never been incarcerated, I've never been in a gang, it's all about decisions. I mean Venus and Serena Williams hail from Compton Calif. Compton! It doesn't get any worse than Compton. In my opinion, sir, your above sentiment is an apology, an excuse for poor decision making that lands you in jail. Furthermore, if you're not condoning their actions, then what are you doing? However, you're entitled to your own opinion.

@"Most people in jail are criminals", most of these people in prison (more than 75%) are blacks while we only make up of about 14% of the population. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that most of these people are not in there just because they are bad people by nature, and that their environment has a lot to do with it. Unless you are asserting black people are more of a criminal by nature than other races, which obviously they are not. And I too am not speaking about something I have read about or heard about, I am speaking from personal experince as well. And just because I did not end up dead or in jail like most of the people I grew up with, does not mean I am a better person than them. It just means, like you, I had the opportunity and the will power to get to where I am.

@ "if you're not condoning their actions, then what are you doing?", I am saying there are a lot of factors involved that leads them to make such decisions and they are good people that fail to suprass their enviornment.What I do agree on is that perspectives like  yours are important as well because there needs to be accountablity in our community, people who made it out of such dire situations like you have will serve as a good examples. However thats is part of the bigger conversation, which is that the state of minorities (AA) need drastic changes. Your view is not the "whole" conversation as you advocate.

It seems like you make refrence to people who are the famous as if they are representative of the entire AA community. I meet good black women all the time, I do not know how you find it difficult to meet at least few. Maybe they just not feeling you!! (just playing lol)

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:34:40 PM »
Last time I visited this thread, the topic was on the economy and how it is affecting law firms and lawyers lol. Now its about Angry black women, Ray J, and etc lol. It caught me off guard, but I must say it was an interesting back and forth going on on this issue. So I will participate in this thread hi-jacking. Although the person bitching about someone possibly referring to them as "boo" in this casual conversation sounds like they need to take a chill pill!!

As far as for "the fine sistas" at the jail house waiting for their man, in my experince the more you are around these brothas the more it becomes obvious most of those in the jail are just like any other people, they are good people. They just happen to make bad decisions for a number of reasons (not trying to condone their actions) that puts them in jail. So in my view good black men/women are everywhere, it just circumstances/enviornment/chance that seperate us from finding each other (if you cant find them).  Again I am speaking in general and just from what I have seen personally, thats my disclaimer "BOO" lol

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Catholic or Baltimore?
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:03:12 AM »
money issue or wanting to practice in Maryland= Baltimore
working in DC= Catholic hands down.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:32:31 PM »
you fine american.

im sorry..tear tear..I just..tear tear..I just love my country

You seem to have a background that will give you some diversity boost, unless you are URM you probably will have to get in the 170 range (maybe high 160s). It just depends how much of a boost your personal statement and resume gives you because your GPA is very low for a top 14 school. With that being said, you never know till you actually take the LSAT so everything else is just speculations that wont be productive until you prepare for the best of your abilities and take the test.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:34:50 PM »
Future Lawyers: Protect this country!
- Preserve the constitution.
- Maintain the limits on the federal government
- Teach your children to be patriotic and proud of this country.
- Stop the assault on religion.
- Protect traditional marriage.
- Encourage innovation through incentives and competition.
- Don't allow socialism to gain traction.
- Stop the endless flow of easily accessible pornography.
- Spend more time with your family and less time at work.

glenn beck, that you?

hahaha, that was too funny. You had me laughing out loud in unappropriate venue lol.

That Glen Beck, man does he have serious emotional issues lol

Black Law Students / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 03, 2009, 12:30:33 PM »
I just have friends lol

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