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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: September 16, 2008, 05:29:05 PM »
now on to other issues...aye've been examining mccain for a while...aye am now focusing in on obama...and the manic way that just a few on this lsdb are behaving is symptomanic of psychological panic...aye hear many democrats and leftwingers are clawing and scratching through palin's life...more so than any of the other four candidates at the present time...perhaps it is because aye have been focusing more on leftwing propoganda more than rightwing...this is what aye meant earlier...when aye posted before palin was selected...

how much "obvious" and "rush-vetting" can be done in two months?  perhaps it will take the entire two months an until the thaw of spring...
this is already starting to backfire..aye think obama had a huge two digit margin in the polls over mccain in new york...a democratic foothold is shocking to see that bam is not even at ten points ahead anymore...

aye'm telling tricky road...

I don't have any statistics and dont pay attention to polls. Im voting for Barrack I love Barrack he's a great speaker but I think Hillary was the better candidate. I think the Dems made the same mistake they made in picking Kerry over Dean. I think that it doesn't bode well that as bad as the country is doing because of Bushanomics that McCaine is sooo close to Obama. Obama should be ahead in the polls by so much but he's not.  I'm voting Barrack, I wan't him to win, but I think Hillary was the better candidate....I'm worried.

thanks, a n is mad busy now, 2L sucks by the way i dont have any motivation to do nothin'

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:34:06 AM »
Black man in elevator

LMAO 7S...what a great post to come back on...a lady on the upper east side clutched her purse and gave me the scared over the shoulder look...but once she realized i wasn't going to rob her she i didn't bash the dumb b*^tch LOL

i hated conlaw  ;D...that is all

to jarhead - where you been, fam?

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Published: September 13, 2008

To teach constitutional law, you need a vision about where our country has been and where we need to go in the future. You must be able to confront our darkest moments — slavery, segregation, forced sterilization — while preserving your optimism about the moments when we have expanded rights and liberties and lived up to our aspirations.

Students push you to defend what you believe, and you had better be ready to acknowledge your contradictions, and even your mistakes. As a law professor, your goal is not to lecture, but to elicit from students their deepest intuitions about their own values, and to show them how to frame arguments for what they believe. And you must know the law. The students are smart and engaged, and they don’t miss a trick. There’s no room for vagueness or imprecision.

Constitutional law demands that you understand the delicate balance between the president, Congress and the Supreme Court. Most presidents, regardless of party, want to maximize their own authority, but the teacher of constitutional law knows that when presidents overstep, the court slaps them back.

Individual rights loom large in our Constitution. As a professor, you know that presidents should resist restricting liberty. However, you also know that Lincoln suspended habeas corpus and Franklin D. Roosevelt interned Japanese-Americans. Best of all, with your 20/20 hindsight and your bully pulpit, you can righteously stand in judgment of mistakes made by presidents in our national experiment.

What a teacher of constitutional law never has to do is put theory into practice — which is probably why even the best of us can be astonishingly idealistic. The only president to come from full-time employment in our profession, Woodrow Wilson, tried to make over the world in the image of our constitutional democracy. Our part-timer, Bill Clinton, was ready to make compromises to get the job done.

— NOAH FELDMAN, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard

been around, my gf finally moved to NY so I don't have as much down time as I used to and I was getting my law school on

i hated conlaw  ;D...that is all

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: September 13, 2008, 07:07:11 PM »
whats up...see not much has changed...ya'll miss me? don't answer that....P still leaning left as always : )

General Board / Re: irrational paranoia at top schools?
« on: February 09, 2008, 09:39:55 PM »
i got to a top 25 school and everyone at my school who was in the top 50% who wanted a big firm job got one....i vote paranoia

General Board / Re: depressed w/ my situation...any words of wisdom?
« on: January 14, 2008, 10:29:11 PM »
More practice tests doesn't help you at all if you can't comprehend what you're doing wrong.  The difference between a C- student and A+ students isn't that they "put it down on paper better" and it's not organization.  The C- student tries to memorize the answer; the A+ student has the critical thinking ability to apply the answer and understands the rule within the context of normative theories and public policy.  Part of it may be communicating the ideas, but a gap that wide (particularly if you're a student at a low-ranked school) indicates that the C- student isn't "getting" the point.

which is why i qualified with if your getting the material...C- to A+ is extreme but the difference between an A+ and a B+ is not usually lack of "getting" the point its the application and organization which is what i meant about getting it down on paper....

General Board / Re: depressed w/ my situation...any words of wisdom?
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:00:02 PM »
if you're grasping the material and ur profs are saying ur reasoning and organization are bad then you need to take more practice tests....i did ok but i know that i would have done better had i not concentrated so much on making the perfect outline just took practice tests. the A+ students don't know more they just got the info down on paper better. the only way to master this is to take practice tests....ur limited by time and you feel anxiety and ur rushed so w/o proper practice ur answers are disorganized and piece mail and u forget simple stuff that loses changing my study approach this year and gearing everything towards the exam....some of the people who got A+s did not know the law better than me, did not know the cases as well as i did, and some were complete idiots all class, but they practiced taking exams and got the better grade.

Book Sales and Trades / Re: Property and Con Law Study Guides
« on: December 28, 2007, 07:40:50 PM »
Property- Crunchtime i swear by it

haven't had Con yet

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