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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Ex-cons in law school
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:32:48 PM »
Thanks. I read the link. While it says the weapon and purse snatching charges were under 18 it dosnt say if they were sealed, but I am assuming that they must have been to get into law school.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: 120 on the LSAT
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:22:15 PM »
I've never taken(or will need to take) it myself. Has anyone here done so? What was your score?


Some non-aba  CA colleges do require the LSAT but normally take much lower scores.

You guys do realise that the students at these schools have to take the first year minibar right? That proves at least some intelligence since most people who sit it dont pass it. It sucks for a lot of freshman that pay for a year and then fail the exam but it does weed out a lot of the students. If they offered it at ABA schools it would weed out a lot of students.

The minibar just tests Ks, crim, and torts. You should be able to do those pretty well after 1L unless you're retarded or got a total poo education.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Ex-cons in law school
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:15:37 PM »
While I appreciate those links they dont tell me anything that I didnt already know. They dont say what he was convicted for while in wayne county jail or if it was ever sealed.


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How am I denying that a-hole? They called it "seperate but equal" thats what they called it. It dosnt mean they weren't dicks, but thats what they called it.


Yeah MBW, stop denying that people of color were treated unfairly in the past!

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How ignorant do you have to be not to know this stuff? Look, I'm white as wonderbread but my wife and daughter(as I've mentioned before) have color due to their native hertiage. We looked into American Indian rights, thats how I know how that works. As for the 1/8th black thing, yeah dude they had a think on the history channel about segregation in the south and how 1/8th black kids got sent home called "n-word" by their teacher and classmates untill a court ruling said that "octo's" could be legally considered white and go to southern schools. If your too ignorant to believe that there was segregation and that it called itself "sepreate but equal" then phuck you too. Being offended dosnt change history.


I know that to get Native rights the tribes make you take a DNA test, but for schools I think multi racial people can pick either box they want. Remember untill just a few decades ago 1/8 black was black for legal reasons with the "seperate but equal" system. You are twice that much of your seond race. I'd say if you look dark with high cheek bones and thick hair you'll not get messed with too much. Just dont be one of those guys who's whitter than bleached paper and bragging about his nonwhite heritage. I see people doing that, it pisses everyone off.(especially if you do it on a casino) I am pretty sure that its your choice though since I have known mixed race people who mark either or as they chose.

You have absolutely no f*cking clue as to what you're talking about.  Please, STOP providing false and misleading information.  Just STOP.  You're becoming a menace.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Ex-cons in law school
« on: July 01, 2009, 02:00:22 AM »
I was watching the begining of "Judge Mathis" and in the opening scenes it says that he went from jail to judge in less than 10 years. Do you think that is true or just a show trying to inrease ratings? If so does anyone know what his conviction was for? It must have been a misdomenor or expunged since I doubt they let felons get licensed and become a judge.

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General Board / Re: lazy professors
« on: July 01, 2009, 01:51:16 AM »
So in theory if in 2013 I cant find work I can always become a teach at a calbar school?  :D



Most adjuncts only have JDs. It seems to me that the majority of the tenured professors either have LLMs or the Doctor of Law; or they have a JD and a doctorate in some other field (economics, is a common one.) However, that is not universally true- several profs have only JDs.

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Thomas M. Cooley / Associates degree to start the JD
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:37:19 AM »
As far as I know Cooley is the only ABA approved law school that lets you start with only an associates degree(even though michigan and california law both allow it)

A friend of mine wants to apply to cooley with only an associates, but wants to get a bachelors degree too. I know that cooley has joint degrees with western for masters. Does cooley offer bachelors to grads of the JD who start with only an assoicates or do they have arrangments with western?

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General Board / Re: lazy professors
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:28:04 AM »
Which university are you at? Do you think all are that way or just some campuses?

To teach law do you only have to have a JD or do they normally have the post JD masters and doctor of law degrees?
In theory couldn't some of the electives teaches legally only have a bachelors or masters degree if it was in the area that they were teaching?

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General Board / Re: lazy professors
« on: June 30, 2009, 10:51:58 PM »
Thanks for the information. I was army for awhile and auxillery now(enlisted) but I am curious since I saw your name is armyjag. Are you active,guard,reserve,auxillery? How long you been in? Did you start out enlisted or just sign up as an officer? I wish I had done the officer thing. I probally will in the future.



I don't think they are better or worse.  I just find them to be very different from my experience.  I was pretty conversational with my undergrad profs, but for the most part I avoided ls profs like the plague.  Most of them are very socially awkward people, I found.  Get to know your legal writing prof and 1 substantive prof if it kills you since having 1 who could write a letter for you for transfer/job/whatever is very important and none of your classmates will really expend time on that front.   

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