and what is the way that things are done?? you guys are killing me with this yessir boss mentality here..you're preaching to these guys as if they are unrefined and unprofessional..as if you are the first negro to make it into law school so it's your duty to school your brethren about how to beat this law school game..
any black man that's made it through college should know how to carry himself...any black man that's taken the lsat and earned his way into law school knows what he needs to do to make it through..
with that said..wearing khakis and polos or wearing a hoodie with some jeans doesn't matter.. the moment you enter a classroom your professor will know you're black...
i'd like to think that guys have reached a point where they have the gumption to dress in a manner that's appropriate..
and dressing in a way that's "less threatening" is all fine and good..but I'm more concerned about what's going to come out of your mouth rather than having to sit through a tangent of the wrong answer since you didn't complete the assignment prior to class.. nothing got on my nerves in law school more than a person who came unprepared KNOWING the professor used Socratic method...
Your reasoning is usually pretty sound, but here, you equate academic smarts (lsat and college) with the wisdom to understand all the nuances of appearance: When, like madness stated, an individual can traverse through college and the lsat without appreciating the nuances of appearance.
And, yes, ultimately your substance is more important than your appearance. That said, it is your appearance that gives the first impression...I am sure you know what they say about first impression.