Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - wingman

Pages: 1 [2] 3
11
I am sure the reasoning is somewhere along the lines of "if people will pay it, why the hell not?"

12
My reason is simple - I want to practice law.

I want to practice law, too. Plus I want a job where I can wear a suit everyday, I want to call myself esquire, every male in my family ever was a lawyer, I can argue really well, I love the law, and I really just want to save the world with my law degree. Oh, and I want to make a lot of money.

edit: I forgot to add that it has always been my dream!

13
Since you're all criticizing others for their reasons to go to law school, what are your reasons?

14
Yea, I understand the text that you cited.  I don't, however, see how that particular statement entails supporting segregation.  So unique benefits flow to black students at PREDOMINANTLY black schools.  That is NOT to say that there are not also students of many races who attend those same schools.  Perhaps all those who attend such universities derive important benefits from such an environment. 

I definitely do not belive that MissP was suggesting that segregation was/is a good idea, nor is she committed to believing that based on her statements.

I understand the word predominantly and I understand that there are also students of other races attending the same universities. The indicator isn't "black students do better at universities that have X amount of other races," but instead, it's "black students do better at universities that are predominantly black."

If you agree with the studies showing that black students perform better in predominantly black universities, would you not agree that  black students would perform equally well or better in an all black university?

If you think that black students doing well is a good thing, and black students do well in a mostly black environment, how can you not conclude that segregation is positive in some way?

If you agree with the studies, but disagree with the conclusion that segregation is good, then what is your conclusion?

That's not what was said. What Miss P said is "unique educational benefits that cannot be measured by college rankings flow to black students who attend predominantly black colleges and universities"

Unique benefits not reflected in rankings != all black students would do better at a predominately black college or university than elsewhere.

FFS.

What is a "unique benefit"?

15
Why is everyone so angry?  Quit bashing schools.  Oh, and about the remark that if a school has the word "state" in it, it is no good - be a little bit more pretentious and I'll puke.  I go to a state school, and it is fan - f*ckin - tastic.

Life if not all about the school on your diploma or the job you hold.  If you think so, well I feel sorry for you.  I'd rather just be happy.  Go where you will be happy, don't listen to people on a message board.

Yeah, what about Ohio State? They're ranked in the 30s...

16
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 15, 2008, 04:35:16 PM »
If you BC folks don't mind sharing, what were your numbers?

17
Yea, I understand the text that you cited.  I don't, however, see how that particular statement entails supporting segregation.  So unique benefits flow to black students at PREDOMINANTLY black schools.  That is NOT to say that there are not also students of many races who attend those same schools.  Perhaps all those who attend such universities derive important benefits from such an environment. 

I definitely do not belive that MissP was suggesting that segregation was/is a good idea, nor is she committed to believing that based on her statements.

I understand the word predominantly and I understand that there are also students of other races attending the same universities. The indicator isn't "black students do better at universities that have X amount of other races," but instead, it's "black students do better at universities that are predominantly black."

If you agree with the studies showing that black students perform better in predominantly black universities, would you not agree that  black students would perform equally well or better in an all black university?

If you think that black students doing well is a good thing, and black students do well in a mostly black environment, how can you not conclude that segregation is positive in some way?

If you agree with the studies, but disagree with the conclusion that segregation is good, then what is your conclusion?

18
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:48:26 PM »
Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?

It's Jesuit by foundation--and the only substantive meaning of this from my experience is the type of environment it promotes. There are a few professors around with a Jesuit background who sometimes integrate issues of morality in teaching legal principles, which can be a huge asset because it really reminds law students of the higher philosophical underpinnings of morality and law. Also, for being a very highly ranked law school, I find the atmosphere to be incredibly cooperative, as opposed to cutthroat competitiveness that you find at other closely ranked schools. A lot of people find an attraction in a school that can guarantee you THE BEST job opportunities in the legal profession while not putting you through a dog-eat-dog environment during law school. It's pretty unique in that respect. I took a 1L law course (at T12 school) while an undergrad, and can personally attest to the difference in atmosphere. Everything from the way students behave toward each other, to the interpersonal relationships between students and faculty.

Thanks for your response. Boston College is my top choice, but I have little experience with private universities and wanted to make sure there wasn't a crucifix in every classroom and the day started with prayer.  ;)

19
Whoa...talk about an unwarranted inference.  How did you go from the text you cited to the claim that the author is suggesting that segregation is a good idea?

"Moreover, study after study has shown that unique educational benefits that cannot be measured by college rankings flow to black students who attend predominantly black colleges and universities (HBCU or not)."



20
Where should I go next fall? / Re: Boston College 1L taking questions...
« on: October 15, 2008, 12:19:04 PM »
Boston College is a catholic university. Does this show in any way?

Pages: 1 [2] 3