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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Duke V. NYU
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:37:28 PM »
This decision clearly comes down to whether or not you're a fan of Duke basketball:

Fan -> NYU.
Hate -> Duke.

Reason being: with McRoberts gone + the general disarray of the team, Duke will be absolutely miserable. This will either be painful to watch or the greatest 3 years of your life.

I disagree. Duke recruited some of the best prospects in the nation. They recruited Kyle Singler (5th ranked player in the nation), Taylor King, and Nolan Smith (who led the point for Oak Hill, best basketball program in the nation). Plus, they still have Scheyer, Paulaus, Nelson, Henderson, and, of course, Coach K. They are actually due for a big turn around, considering last year's disappointment.

Also, McRoberts is a bum. He'll be drafted late 2nd round or not at all.

UNC lost Brendan Wright and UVA lost two of their best guards. So, the ACC shouldn't be as tough this year

NYU has a basketball team? I thought the Dean's Cup and the Knicks were the only source for bball entertainment. (same for Columbia)

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: the NBA Playoffs
« on: June 04, 2007, 11:24:51 PM »
lebron hurting?  no way.  dude is 22 and is in beast shape.  he'll be okay.  the spurs?  yeah their old asses will be hurting by game 6.  I want to see bowen try to check james.  parker will not have it easy against gibson at all.  and that verajou will be all over duncan.  tim will still get his, but i dont see anybody running amock but james.  tivo this ish gentlemen.  we'll be talking about this a few years from now like we talked about jordan after the lakers final.  its time.

When's game 1?

This Thursday, June 7th

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: mich vs. boalt vs. duke
« on: June 04, 2007, 09:54:01 PM »
I would say Michigan or Boalt.  Duke isn't on the same level.  Take a look at the SCOTUS clerks selected this year.  You will see that no Duke students were selected.  Apparently the Supreme Court doesn't consider Duke to be very prestigious.  Michigan and Boalt have much better reps and will provide much better options throughout the country.

That doesn't follow. Students from Cardozo and UGA were selected. Michigan and Duke had zilch. Does that mean Cardozo and UGA are more prestigious than Mich and Duke. Your suggestion seems to imply this...

Here's the list:
OCTOBER TERM 2007 SUPREME COURT CLERK HIRES (as of March 23, 2007)

Chief Justice John G. Roberts
1. Jason Burnette (UGA 2006 / R. Lanier Anderson)
2. Josh Hawley (Yale 2006 / McConnell)
3. Anton Metlitsky (Harvard 2005 / Garland)
4. Erin Morrow (Yale 2005 / Wilkinson)

Justice John Paul Stevens
1. Todd Gluth (Boalt Hall 2005 / W. Fletcher)
2. Sara Klein (Cardozo 2005 / Barry (3d Cir.) / Lifland (D.N.J.))
3. Kate Shaw (Northwestern 2006 / Posner)
4. Abby Wright (U. Penn. 2006 / Boudin)

Justice Antonin Scalia
1. Aditya Bamzai (University of Chicago/Sutton/OLC)
2. John Bash (Harvard 2006 / Kavanaugh)
3. Bryan Killian (Harvard / Niemeyer)
4. Rachel Kovner (Stanford / Wilkinson)

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
1. Michael Chu (Harvard / D. Ginsburg)
2. Stephen Cowen (U. Chicago / D. Ginsburg)
3. Andrianna ("Annie") Kastanek (Northwestern 2005 / Ripple)
4. C.J. Mahoney (Yale 2006 / Kozinski)

Justice David H. Souter

1. Bert Huang (Harvard 2003 / Boudin)
2. Leslie Kendrick (UVA 2006 / Wilkinson)
3. Michael Mongan (Stanford 2006 / Garland)
4. Micah Smith (Harvard 2006 / Calabresi)

Justice Clarence Thomas
1. Eric McArthur (Chicago 2005 / Luttig)
2. Carrie Severino (Harvard 2005 / Sentelle)
3. Heath Tarbert (U. Penn 2001 / D. Ginsburg)
4. Leila Thompson (NYU / Lambert (D.D.C.) / Sentelle)

Justice Thomas, by the way, is almost done with his October Term 2008 hiring. See here.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
1. Ruthanne Deutsch (Georgetown 2004 / Dyk (Fed. Cir.))
2. Brian Fletcher (Harvard 2006 / Garland)
3. Tom Saunders (Yale 2004 / Leval)
4. Zack Tripp (Columbia 2005 / Kearse)

Justice Stephen G. Breyer
1. Michael Bosworth (Yale 2003 / Rakoff (SDNY) / Katzmann)
2. Karen Dunn (Yale 2006 / Garland)
3. Eric Feigin (Stanford 2005 / Wilkinson)
4. Philippa M. Scarlett (Columbia 2003 / A. Williams (7th Cir.))

Justice Samuel Alito
1. James Hunter (Yale 2004 / Alito)
2. Geoffrey Michael (Yale 2000 / Alito)
3. David H. Moore (BYU 1996 / Alito)
4. Jessica Phillips (Northwestern 2006 / Flaum)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Brian Leiter's Rankings vs. USNWR
« on: June 04, 2007, 08:06:41 PM »
Coach K will haunt you in your dreams.
Uva is great too. All the t14s are great IMO. There's no hate here...lol
but watch out for coach K

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 04, 2007, 05:08:25 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

One of my colleagues who recently graduated used to joke about this.  She swore that if someone ranked the bathrooms on campus, you'd see a line of law students waiting to use the #1 toilet. 

They should totally do that just to have literal TTTs

180. I like the direction this thread has taken. By like token, I offer the following:

Dr. Pepper

(2 lines)
Mr. Pibb/Cherry Coke

(3 lines)
Coke/Diet Dr. Pepper/Dr. Brown's

(1 line)
Fresca

(8,647,591,444 lines)
Pepsi

Coke isn't that much better than Pepsi. and Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equal crazy delicious...

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General Off-Topic Board / College Basketball
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:39:44 PM »

t25?

Who do you think will win it all this yr?

Who do you think will fall? (Florida obviously, unless we have some Gators here)...

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:27:55 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

One of my colleagues who recently graduated used to joke about this.  She swore that if someone ranked the bathrooms on campus, you'd see a line of law students waiting to use the #1 toilet. 

Someone should really try that...I would love to see how people respond.

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:24:37 PM »
This reminds me of "my dad can beat up your dad" arguments in kindergarden.

I can't wait till we're arguing about the tier one nursing homes.

Lol. I know...These arguments are trivial.
People are obsessed with feeling better than others. It's a gift and a curse.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Brian Leiter's Rankings vs. USNWR
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:20:50 PM »
I liked looking at both; leiter for the scholarly and USNWR for the popular, all-around. 

Suprised you chose Duke over UVA as well :), but certainly understand to each his (or her) own.

In the end, the decisive factor was coach K.
I'll log back on in ten years, and tell you if I regret my decision. Hopefully, I'll have enough money to afford the internet (slightly worried now)...

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Law School Applications / Re: t-14
« on: June 04, 2007, 04:13:08 PM »
This also depends on how you're defining "better", imo.  Does "better" mean that a firm will go deeper into a class at School A vs. School B?  Or does it mean a firm will take more students overall from School A vs. School B? 

In any event, you then have to consider the role that different schools' curves will play (for example, employers know - roughly - which of the top schools have lower curves and may be willing to reach deeper into those classes based on GPA.)  You have to consider the effects of disparate class sizes and geographical biases. 

My point is that there's a lot that goes into this calculation.  At some point you're sort of splitting hairs to try and draw broad distinctions between peer schools. 

But you agree that Columbia is much better than Chicago, right?

Even I wouldn't agree that CLS is much better than Chi...I had a very hard time choosing btwn the two.  I will say that I think that CLS is *slighty* better  ;) ;)

Much better? Uhhh...I'm not even sure if it is slightly better. It really depends on how you define better. It is sort of like we're going in circles here. Or, no one has provided an adequate definition of "better".

Jem, if you are not talking about the numbers, then what are you referring to?

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