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Affirmative Action / Re: Howard University: lol funny idea
« on: November 06, 2009, 10:37:14 PM »
I figured they'd have other minorities such as the races you've listed. However, I didn't expect they had Whites; I believed a white person may feel overwhelmed by black culture. Often as black students who are questioned in elementary schools by white students on an array of subjects (Can I touch your hair?). Thank you for the insight.

This is a very good observation...imagine how blacks feel day to day in America...not complaining, just sayin'  ;)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Ivy League vs. Regular Law Schools
« on: November 06, 2009, 06:28:59 PM »
I personally think that correcting the spelling error was the proper thing to do. Clearly the OP did not know how to spell Columbia and he spelled it wrong three times. Such a mistake would be a kiss of death if replicated on an application.

I agree that spelling is important. Unfortunately the guy trying to be a smart-ass left himself wide open to attacks because of his ignorance of geography and his misuse of a comma. His snideness coupled with his mistakes makes him look like a jerk unqualified to criticize people. Maybe he will check his own writing before trying to get a laugh pointing out the errors in others'.

You have at least 1 missing comma as well. The point was not to be snide, it was to point out a CRITICAL error...anyone can make a spelling or a grammatical error, but because the OP made the same mistake more than once, it appeared as if they didn't know the difference.


Please get over yourself!  ::)
Shall I point out that you once again misused a comma by splicing together two independent clauses? Shall I point out that you misused the ellipsis? I ommitted a comma between two independent clauses joined by a conjunction ( which is common in informal communication) while you committed two kinds of comma errors that a fourth-grade English teacher would commonly see. "Central America" is a noun chain (proper noun) and thus cannot have a comma, and my ten year old cousin doesn't even use comma splices in her writing. Don't get into a grammar dispute with me, boy. (See how the comma sets off "boy," the derogatory term I'm applying to you?) Also, don't try to act like you were helping someone when no part of your post offered constructive criticism. You were trying to be funny, and, in the process, you revealed that you think Colombia is in Central, America (see that comma? That's a joke aimed at your ineptitude.) What else don't you know?   "Because the OP made the same mistake more than once, it appeared as if they didn't know the difference," you said. I won't point out that "OP" is singular and "they" is plural. I will just say that since you are making gross grammar and comma errors repeatedly, it appears as if you don't know the difference between writing that is appropriate for a little kid's diary and writing that other people will actually read.




Do you really think I'm going to read this???? Dude, it's not that serious....you are trying to GET INTO LS like the rest of us, please kill the posturing.... concentrate on your lackluster LSAT and not what some anonymous person says on a message board.... ::) ::) ::)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Ivy League vs. Regular Law Schools
« on: November 06, 2009, 04:43:39 PM »
I personally think that correcting the spelling error was the proper thing to do. Clearly the OP did not know how to spell Columbia and he spelled it wrong three times. Such a mistake would be a kiss of death if replicated on an application.

I agree that spelling is important. Unfortunately the guy trying to be a smart-ass left himself wide open to attacks because of his ignorance of geography and his misuse of a comma. His snideness coupled with his mistakes makes him look like a jerk unqualified to criticize people. Maybe he will check his own writing before trying to get a laugh pointing out the errors in others'.

You have at least 1 missing comma as well. The point was not to be snide, it was to point out a CRITICAL error...anyone can make a spelling or a grammatical error, but because the OP made the same mistake more than once, it appeared as if they didn't know the difference.


Please get over yourself!  ::)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Ivy League vs. Regular Law Schools
« on: November 06, 2009, 04:29:49 PM »
I assume you are interested in COLUMBIA University and not COLOMBIA as in Central, America.    :-\

Um, before you criticize someone's spelling, you might want to polish up on your geography.  Just saying.





Don't just say...make sure the OP is not on their way to South America!

BITE ME!!! :-*

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Ivy League vs. Regular Law Schools
« on: November 04, 2009, 10:56:02 PM »
I assume you are interested in COLUMBIA University and not COLOMBIA as in Central, America.    :-\

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Hello,

Just wanting to know how many people are currently attending or planning on attending LS in the Metropolitian New York City area.  Thank you.

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Socratic Method / Re: What is THE WORST that could happen?
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:24:35 PM »
What's the WORST that could happen? You could say something dumb, be mocked, and have your silly comment referenced for the rest of the class session...or even the rest of the semester! Alternately, you could say nothing at all, petrified from fear, and either pass out or vomit. Then, your nearby colleagues will need to assist you with your medical condition while class marches on.In either mortifying scenario, you'd still proceed with your life, and graduate, and hit the workforce, and no one would be the wiser. :-)

**

Basically, the "worst" that could happen is just that you won't perform well, and you'll internally beat yourself up, and then you'll move on and feel less scared the next time (and the next, and the next).

I think a lot of the fear that comes from the Socratic method is just fear of public speaking, fear of being judged, fear of failure. If you're terribly worried about public speaking, you can overcome your fears through Toastmasters, other public speaking or outreach programs, or confidence/leadership efforts.

One simple, expedient way to rip the Bandaid off: volunteer. Yep. Raise your hand and ask a question, or volunteer an answer. Or go up after class and talk to the professor. That eliminates the mystery and the suspense.

It helps to remind yourself that it won't make a difference in two years. Hell, it's unlikely to make an impact in 2 weeks. So, if you can conquer your nerves here, you can redirect that energy towards something else.

Don't worry -- this, too, shall pass! And when it does, you'll be a bit stronger for it.

 :D :D ;D  Too cute!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Thread for LSAT 145- 149 scores
« on: February 09, 2009, 08:54:56 PM »
Besides being put off by your multiple posts in this thread, is there a reason that this is posted in the Black Law School Discussion Board? I hope you are not inferring that folks who scored in the 145-149 range have a propensity to hang out in these parts.  ::)

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CUNY School of Law (NYC)
Seton Hall (NJ)
St. John's (Queens)
New York Law School (NYC)
University of Hartford (CT)
SUNY Albany (Albany, NY)
Syracuse (Syracuse, NY)
Pace University (NYC, White Plains, NY)


As a Male African American Division 1 Football player who always took between 15 and 18 credits a semester With a 2.5 GPA and 153 LSAT,  What are ALL schools i should be looking at?  (sorry for the long wording)?  All the advice is much appreciated

Unless you are planning to take the LSAT over I would look at these schools:

FAMU
NCCU
TSU
Laverne (CA)
Detroit
Southern University Law Center

I will PM you if I think of any others

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 2008-2009 Black T-14 Acceptances
« on: December 21, 2008, 06:24:54 PM »
Gee,

I hope I have this problem next year, of turning down all of the OTHER T14's so that I wouldn't hog up all the spots! ;D

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