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Current Law Students / Re: Rutgers - Newark and Seton Hall
« on: February 14, 2006, 01:05:02 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  See you at Rutgers in the fall!   ;D

Current Law Students / Rutgers - Newark and Seton Hall
« on: February 02, 2006, 10:39:49 AM »
I'm currently deciding between the two.   Seton Hall has given me a scholarship putting it on equal footing, financially, with Rutgers, so now it's a toss up, pending decisons from other schools.  So far I'm 3/3 with 3 pending.

Is anyone here an attending student that can perhaps comment on either school?  I live quite far, so I may not be able to visit the campus until after a decision.  I'm interested in atmosphere, opportunities, professors, and things of that sort.  Thanks.

Black Law Students / Re: Practice (stupidity from another board)
« on: July 24, 2006, 03:34:51 PM »
yeah he's done

That gives me a fuzzy feeling inside.   :D

Black Law Students / Re: Practice (stupidity from another board)
« on: July 24, 2006, 07:45:44 AM »
I'm trying to look past the poster's obvious stupidity in both language and deed and see all circumstances.

1) Plaintiff was doing illegal drugs in the defendant's home.
2) Plaintiff followed defendant out of house (presumably high on illegal drugs) with intentions unclear.
3) Defendat can argue that he felt threatened and acted preemtively in self-defense.
4) Defendant feared for his safety, and hit the guy once (if I read that correctly, which I'm not entirely sure I did).  Defendant fled and plaintiff did not pursue.

But, of course, this all depends on what, if anything, was said to any officials.  If he told the story as he did here, he's screwed.  But I can see him spinning this and getting off on a much lesser charge.  Lawyer friend of mine said that this is the likely outcome.

Black Law Students / Re: Practice (stupidity from another board)
« on: July 23, 2006, 05:10:52 PM »
If I believed it was a flame, I wouldn't have posted it here.

Plus, how do I modify it into a poll?

Black Law Students / Practice (stupidity from another board)
« on: July 23, 2006, 11:23:10 AM »
Quote from: idiot from another board
Default  Aggravated Assault: Am I screwed???
The INCIDENT: (Around Spring 2.5 - 3 months ago)
My old roommate and some of his buddies (they white) were smokin on National Weed day in the living room. I told them to go in his room or roll out. My roommate got made...I choked him...after we were separated by my girl and his boys, 1 of his boys was talking *&^ im like come outside and its curtains for all the end while im outside with my girl...the dude talkin *&^% was coming out and i approached him like What Up...before he could answer...BAM...he lost his front grill...
2.5 - 3 months later (my roommate long gone), cops knock on my door like...are you blahzey like yeh....they like...we got a warrant for your arrest...

But anyway...

The *&^% is my first scratch.
Spent like 30hrs in the can before being released on $5000 bail.
You would think i would have gotten R.O.R cause it was my first scratch right?

My court date is the 26th (this Wednesday). Should i get a good defense lawyer? or is this easy enuff for a Public Defendant to handle?

They trynna charge me with A.A i guess because he lost his grill....but it was like i was trynna roof the n-word...after the punch...he stumbled and ran back in the crib...i didnt chase him or nothing...

What yall think?
Fvcked or Not?

FVCK...a bruvva scared as *&^%...

and yeh...its my first offense...and Im a full-time college student...looks good for me right?

edit: in Philadelphia...Commonwealth of PA law applies..

To top it all off, he posts this on a...less than reputable board asking for legal advice.   ???

Anyway, predict his outcome.

Consider looking for apts in Montclair.  Nice place, close to Newark, and you can find a nice apt for cheap.  You'd better have cash if you wanna live in Hoboken.

Is Montclair accessible from Rutgers-Newark via public transportation? I'm taking off from work this Friday to check out the hood and am curious about your suggestion. Thanks

Yeah, that's the down side.  Montclair to Newark is a hop, skip, and jump by car, but I don't think the trains connect them anymore.  So a car is a must.  If public transportation is an issue for you and you don't want to live in Newark, then Hoboken or Jersey City are your best options.  I would opt for Hoboken.  The only nice part of JC is the Waterfront, and it's as expensive as Hoboken, if not more so, plus Hoboken def has more life.  Parking is a gonna be a b!tch, though.

Good luck.  I'll see you in August.  You'll recognize me; I'll be the tallest guy in your class.

Consider looking for apts in Montclair.  Nice place, close to Newark, and you can find a nice apt for cheap.  You'd better have cash if you wanna live in Hoboken.

Black Law Students / Re: It's the MYERS BRIGG Thread
« on: July 14, 2006, 08:09:59 AM »
Introverted   Intuitive   Thinking   Judging
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I'm borderline between INTJ and INTP.  I've scored both at various points in my life.  Some things that characterize me from both descriptions are:


INTPs are pensive, analytical folks. They may venture so deeply into thought as to seem detached, and often actually are oblivious to the world around them.

Precise about their descriptions, INTPs will often correct others (or be sorely tempted to) if the shade of meaning is a bit off. While annoying to the less concise, this fine discrimination ability gives INTPs so inclined a natural advantage as, for example, grammarians and linguists.

INTPs are relatively easy-going and amenable to most anything until their principles are violated, about which they may become outspoken and inflexible. They prefer to return, however, to a reserved albeit benign ambiance, not wishing to make spectacles of themselves.

A major concern for INTPs is the haunting sense of impending failure. They spend considerable time second-guessing themselves. The open-endedness (from Perceiving) conjoined with the need for competence (NT) is expressed in a sense that one's conclusion may well be met by an equally plausible alternative solution, and that, after all, one may very well have overlooked some critical bit of data. An INTP arguing a point may very well be trying to convince himself as much as his opposition. In this way INTPs are markedly different from INTJs, who are much more confident in their competence and willing to act on their convictions. This is simultaneously strange and reasonable since I seem to fit both of these typologies, and I am frequently in conflict with myself.


To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

Being very judicious, decisions come naturally to them; indeed, they can hardly rest until they have things settled, decided, and set.

Natural leaders, Masterminds are not at all eager to take command of projects or groups, preferring to stay in the background until others demonstrate their inability to lead.In a sense, Masterminds approach reality as they would a giant chess board, always seeking strategies that have a high payoff, and always devising contingency plans in case of error or adversity.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression.

Essetentially, I'm (simultaneously) alternately insecure and self-confident, lazy and a perfectionist, and introspective and ruthlessly self-analytic far beyond the point of a flaw.

Black Law Students / Re: Black People Afraid of Black People
« on: June 28, 2006, 11:34:49 AM »
I agree with OES.  It's not a matter of fear, really (except for the terminally ignorant and self-loathing), but more an issue of comfort.

I'm pretty comfortable around most people, but I seem to be the most uncomfortable about american blacks.  Individually, we can be as comfortable with each other as anyone else.  But people are different when they are in groups, and it's only when I'm around large groups of american black people that I feel somewhat uncomfortable.  I must not be the only one feeling uncomfortable because I'll catch funny looks all the time if I'm walking in a ghetto area and I'm not dressed like one of the locals.

I use the qualifier "american black" because, as has been said here, culture plays a huge part.  The culture of carribbean blacks is very different from the culture of american blacks.  I moved from Jamaica to a very upscale, all white neighborhood.  I didn't have any contact with other blacks for 5 years (7-12 yrs old), and then moved to Jersey City.  By then it was mostly too late.  I had absolutely nothing in common with most of the black kids I saw around me, even though I thought some of them were cool as hell.  The only black kid I spent time with was from Ghana, and he felt similarly displaced.

So, I mean there are reasons why some blacks don't gravitate towards other blacks, and it doesn't have to be fear or elitism.  Sometimes there's resistance on both sides, and it's easier to just move along.  People become friends with whoever they become friends with for the same reason as everyone else: the need to belong.

Speaking as a person on the other side of the fence, though, I'll say that it sometimes troubles me that I feel so disconnected from others of my race, mainly because it's often seen as an affront to the black race, a problem either of my creation or society's, rather than simply as a consequence of being me.

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