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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Nicest Campus in T14?
« on: November 17, 2007, 09:35:18 PM »
In the T14, it has to be Yale, Cornell, UVA, and Michigan. If you extend it to T20, I would add WUSTL and Vandy to the group.

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One thing I found very interesting was the number of applications with each school. Even though Florida State admits less students than Florida, they get about 1,000 more applications than Florida. Being the much larger school, I would think Florida should get more applications. 

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Whoever writes that blog has far too much free time. People resign their jobs all the time to pursue new opportunities. No one is owed any explanation. When you resign a job, all you need to do is give notice. You don't need to share the reasons why.


are you talking about Above the Law? You do realize that the blog is his job, right?

David Lat is the EIC of Above the Law.
He graduated PBK from Harvard and then Yale Law. Then a 9th Circuit Clerk. Then he was an associate with Wachtell. Then an AUSA.

He's probably got a handle on the blog.  

Well said. Also, on an interesting albeit unscientific note, Above the Law just won the 2007 Weblog award for best law blog.

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It seems like a lot of alumni are pissed too.

The dean's response doesn't really help things much either. It was pretty hollow.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: URBAN LAW & CRIMINAL DEFENSE
« on: October 04, 2007, 08:54:19 AM »
Loyola is well known for producing criminal defense lawyers. Johnnie Cochran, Gloria Allred, and Mark Geragos are three that come to mind.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: BC's new numbers
« on: October 04, 2007, 08:49:54 AM »
All I can say is: WOW.

Doesn't this make their current median lower than their 25th percentile from last year?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yale Law School to allow military recruiters
« on: September 22, 2007, 12:11:42 AM »
You are mistaken. Yale got vast sums of money from the government and also barred military recruiters. Yale argreed to comply due to the threat of losing $300 million in government funding.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070919/ap_on_re_us/campus_recruiters_yale

Believe me, having been part of the original movement to ban military recruiters from campus in the wake of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I think I know at least as much about this issue as you do.

Yale was able to accept the money and ban recruiters pre-Solomon Amendment and while the Amendment was being tested in court.  It is no longer able to do so.

I didn't mean to upset you. I respect your efforts. When you said "they either get the money (and allow their students to retain their loans) or they bar the recruiters; they don't get to do both", it seemed like you were referring to past circumstances.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yale Law School to allow military recruiters
« on: September 22, 2007, 12:08:30 AM »
It seems especially hallow to argue that it is okay because only one segment of the employer discriminates.


lol, I think you meant "hollow."

Other government recruiters who do not discriminate get to recruit without incident.  Maybe you should try a Venn diagram on this one.

Yale is allowed to choose who to allow on campus to recruit. But by barring a lawful segment of the government from recruiting, the government is allowed to withhold elective funding. Put another way: Yale is allowed to do what it did- why is the government not allowed to do what it did?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yale Law School to allow military recruiters
« on: September 21, 2007, 11:58:31 PM »
They are accepting money from the federal government while also barring employers from the federal government. It is hypocritical.

First, schools are not doing as you've described since they cannot do so.  They either get the money (and allow their students to retain their loans) or they bar the recruiters; they don't get to do both.

Second, if they could, there'd be nothing hypocritical about it.  The government funding is for purposes that have nothing to do with military recruiting.  If they accepted funding for their career services offices and then barred all government recruiters, you'd have a much better argument.

You are mistaken. Yale got vast sums of money from the government and also barred military recruiters. Yale argreed to comply due to the threat of losing $300 million in government funding.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070919/ap_on_re_us/campus_recruiters_yale

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Yale Law School to allow military recruiters
« on: September 21, 2007, 11:56:56 PM »
It seems to me that military recruiters have as much a right to be present as anyone else. If one has a personal objection to their policies or to the military in general, one has the freedom to not interview with them. Not that I think anyone from Yale would be interested in JAG, strictly from a monetary standpoint.

This is simplifying the issue a bit. The issue is that employers who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation shouldn't be allowed to recruit students from Yale Law School. Whether students want to work or whether students can easily decline to inteview with them is immaterial. They only have a right to be there if they meet certain guidelines that all employers must meet.

Shouldn't Yale not accept money from these same disciminatory employers?

They aren't accepting the money from the discriminatory employers. They are accepting it from expenditures authorized by Congress. The United States benefits by producing research in various disciplines including law, producing academics, scientists, etc.



They are accepting money from the federal government while also barring employers from the federal government. It is hypocritical.




I don't see your point.

If Yale makes a personal determination that the government is a discriminatory employer and wishes to bar them from recruiting on campus, it seems inconsistant to then accept money from that same discriminatory employer.

It seems especially hallow to argue that it is okay because only one segment of the employer discriminates.

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