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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Part-Time Employment as 1L
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:33:29 PM »
This LSD thing is pretty cool, it really does cover all the issues law students have.  that said, I'm thinking about doing part-time work as well when I get there, maybe as a personal trainer since that doesn't always require much committment and it pays well for short periods of time.  and that's kinda what I studied in undergrad...go figure

Black Law Students / Re: Any Athletes in Here??
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:02:11 PM »
Hailin up all the track heads. i was a TJ/400H man myself. I miss those days bad. That comment about the GPA boost is funny and true because come track season all weekends were locked down all day for meets... :D..yea i can laugh about that now.

Penn Relays is the place to be the last weekend in April...i haven't been in like 6 yrs because i was in another part of the country but i'm rollin to philly this year...whoooooop whoooooop

Black Law Students / Re: Teacher's use of the n-word
« on: February 18, 2006, 09:48:00 PM »
I didn't get to see the video but I don't care how it was used.  I'm tired of this 'my n-word this, my n-word that" foolishness.  That word's frequent and permitted use throughout pop culture by people of all races (especially Blacks) signals to me that subconsciously Black people still hold themselves to be inferior.

"Who you callin n-word? tell the people dem to know themselves" - Fyah man

Black Law Students / Re: Scholarships
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:11:38 PM »
does it make sense to apply for the scholarships that are "financial need" based when they ask for your parents' financial info and you know your parents probably make "too much" money to be considered "struggling?"

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Sports Law
« on: February 16, 2006, 05:34:04 PM »
There really isn't a field of law called sports law, it's more like a combination of other types of law like contracts, intel prop, etc.  I've been considering it too. I think if you want to be an agent/athlete rep you need some good connections to break into the field.  The good news is that there are other avenues in "sports law" that you can take, like working for the ncaa.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Jobs for the summer before law scohol
« on: February 16, 2006, 05:30:30 PM »
does that Bunac work abroad program require any out of pocket costs? probably. Yea dude, I need to save money so i can't spend like 1000 bucks going to London for work. I still like the idea though.

I'm trying to find temporary legal work but it's taking too long. I'm desparate because I need to start saving money.  If I don't have anything by the middle of March I'm just gonna apply for whatever, TGIFridays or sumtin.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What are you doing/going to do to prep. for law school?
« on: February 13, 2006, 10:04:46 PM »
I love how some people are adamant with the advice that a pre-1L should do nothing to prepare while others have various suggestions.  Anyway, I'll at least read two books about law school and definitely do alot of amusement parks this summer. Although, i'd be doing amusement parks even if I wasn't going to law school...oh well

Black Law Students / Re: Are You A Golddigger?
« on: February 10, 2006, 05:25:04 AM »
That pointless article took a minute of my life that I will never had back and by irritating me, left me a worse person than I was before I came across it.

I wonder why the men who have reason to worry about gold-diggers i.e. attractive, professional men of high socioeconomic status, are never the ones I see writing theses and analyses of the "phenomenon." It's almost always an undesirable, low income, inarticulate and self-deluding man clutching his empty wallet as if any gold-digger worth her salt would stop to spit on him. I'm almost certain the author falls into this category and those of his ilk are quite irritating, particularly since their dishonest paranoia gives the insulting impression that most women fall into the category of gold-digger.

What a loser.

I hate to say this but I have to agree with Peti...Only the broke bitter dudes are the ones talking about gold diggers 90% of the time. I don't think a woman is a gold digger if she desires to have a man who is taking care of business on an economic level. Why should a woman who is doing well for herself get with someone and suddenly have to struggle? That doesn't make sense at all.

That's not what the broher said. It's usually the women who are not doing well for themselves that try to sponge off a dude. If a woman is doing her thing and has all bases covered financially, she's probably not going to be doing those "golddigger" things.

Black Law Students / Re: DO NOT MISS: African American Lives
« on: February 10, 2006, 05:14:15 AM »
Did you ask him why the hell he came out with that crazy CD?  I'm quite curious.

I actually saw Bro.West before his cd came out. Personally I think he just wanted to express himself in another way.  The man has so much to say, for example on the track "N-word" he talks about how Afro-Amer people have internalized the inferior and subordinate mentality that the word "n-word" cast on their fathers.  I agree with that because why else would you let people who come here from other parts of the world and don't know anything about the Afro-Amer experience and allow them to call you "my n-word?"  They don't respect you.

Hey other dude, you should go to AFrica if you can, I went to Ghana couple years back and it was the best thing I've ever done. And it didn't hurt that the women were the most beautiful I've ever seen in my life.

Black Law Students / Re: DO NOT MISS: African American Lives
« on: February 09, 2006, 04:12:22 PM »
Yea, some people call Cornell West a lil nutty, but I'll take him or Michael Eric Dyson over Gates any day.  I just could not take some of the things he says seriuosly when I found out he had a white wife.  Then again, I had a professor in ug who was hard a core "black power" man, and I went to his office hours one day and realized he had a white wife....crazy.  But dude is still cool.

BTW has anyone ever read Michael Eric Dyson's book "Why I Love Black Women"?  It's an excellent read!!! I recommend.

I've heard Bro. West in person before and even bought his cd; I love Mike E.Dyson, that book was given to me as a gift from an ex-girlfriend and it's excellent.  As for Bro.Gates, I didn't pay much attention to him before this PBS series. But let me say something, I think there is a fallacy in assuming that because the man is married to a White woman he can't be genuine is his zeal for Black awareness.  Now that said, Bro.Gates does seem to be striving to align himself with his Blackness without letting go of a seemingly snobbish pride his family has in being so "White." 

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