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Washington and Lee / Re: Unbelievable!
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:36:26 PM »
I also wonder what percentage of minority students get scholarships at Washington and Lee compared with whites and asians.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Unbelievable
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:17:30 PM »
African-American students at Washington and Lee law are protesting the continuing racism at Washington and Lee law. Here are their demands

"1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.

2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.

3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.

4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.

If the school does not act by SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 we WILL engage in civil disobedience." [http://abovethelaw.com/2014/04/wherein-black-people-have-to-go-to-school-with-confederates/#more-312824]

It is astonishing that an educational institution would still be honoring the confederacy and the confederate flag 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why would any African-American want to go to Washington and Lee? Why would any right thinking person want to go to Washington and Lee?

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Washington and Lee / Unbelievable!
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:10:50 PM »
African-American students at Washington and Lee law are protesting the continuing racism at Washington and Lee law. Here are their demands

"1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.

2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.

3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.

4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.

If the school does not act by SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 we WILL engage in civil disobedience." [http://abovethelaw.com/2014/04/wherein-black-people-have-to-go-to-school-with-confederates/#more-312824]

It is astonishing that an educational institution would still be honoring the confederacy and the confederate flag 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Why would any African-American want to go to Washington and Lee? Why would any right thinking person want to go to Washington and Lee?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FIU VS FSU LAW
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:44:19 AM »
Miami and City Law: You are giving out terrible advice. Employment stats do matter. Law schools have radically different employment outcomes. The ABA just released the class of 2014 employment report. Golden Gate University had a 22.4% employment in FULL-TIME/LONG-TERM IN BAR-PASSAGE-REQUIRED JOBS (EXCL. LAW-SCHOOL-FUNDED JOBS) in comparison to South Texas which had a 67.0% rate. Are you seriously going to tell me its just as good to go to GGU as ST.  If GGU was the only school I got into I wouldn't go because of its employment rate. FIU had a 59.6% while Florida State had a 69.6%. That looks like a big difference to me. Check the employment stats on LST before you choose a law school.

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The ABA has just released the law graduate outcomes for 2013 and it's another bad year for Washington and Lee. The school placed 100th on the "Percent Employed Full-Time/Long-Term Bar Passage-Required Jobs (Excluding Law-School-Funded Jobs)" list. [http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/04/aba-releases-.html]
Their full-time long-term score was up some, but its Underemploment score was 35% compared to 31.5% in 2012. [http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/wl/2013/]

The big problem for W & L though is its poor yield of accepted applicants for fall 2013.  Its yield was second worse of all ABA law schools at 12% bettering only UC Davis. [http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/legal_education_and_admissions_to_the_bar/statistics/2013_fall_aba_approved_law_school_entering_class_information.authcheckdam.pdf] The poor enrollment yield is even more evidence that W & L' experiential program is having no effect. Its certainly not attracting students or employers.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UK vs. UL vs. $NKU
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:10:41 PM »
Maintain you are amazing. You say you don't know anything about these law schools, but you comment any way.

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Hofstra law dropped another 22 points this year.  In just two years its gone from 89 to 135.

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Washington and Lee / Washington & Lee Drops 17 Places in US News.
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:49:40 AM »
W & L has dropped 17 places in this years US News going from 26 to 43. I wouldn't be surprised to see this continue next year. Its main competition William & Mary went up 9 places to 24.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Time to End Merit Scholarships
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:06:10 PM »
One person can't change a policy at a law school each faculty member only gets one vote.

Campos is valuable because he speaks the truth. He lets everyone know about the law school scam, such as the fact that your law school GGU has one of the worst placement records of all law schools (21% placement score on LST). You should be warning people about Golden Gate not criticizing Campos.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Time to End Merit Scholarships
« on: February 15, 2014, 03:16:25 PM »
Paul Campos has a great post on racial exploitation by law schools.  http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2014/02/the-traffic-in-law-degrees-will-be-permitted-but-controlled#comments  He states, "What appears to be happening is that sub-elite law schools, and in particular low-ranked law schools, are selling (quite literally) the social cachet traditionally associated with the legal profession to members of traditionally marginalized groups. The historical fact that members of such groups, and in particular young people in these groups, are especially vulnerable to exploitation by powerful social actors ought to raise a red flag for anyone considering the meaning of these statistics."

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