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*sigh*

Despite my honest efforts, I'm lookin' at probably a 2.8 by the end of my Jr. year this May. I haven't even touched the LSAT yet, but unlesss I can pull a 170 out my ass, I'm not feeling to good about my chances of getting into any school.....'cept for Night Law School.

C'est le vie...there's always McDonalds, I could make a decent salary and eat for free :-D   :( :-[

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I took the Practice LSAT for the first time last Saturday.

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN NNNNN, Logic Games whooped my ass. I felt like Tyrese in Baby Boy when Ving Rhames Hemm'd him up.

"Go call yo momma!"

But I know that the part I need to work on is gonna be Argumentive and LG's. Plus I know that the LSAT isn't a behemoth of a test now, I just need to know *HOW* to take it, and I'll be fine.

Any tips or suggestions.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: September 22, 2004, 10:21:55 AM »

Here is a question for everyone. Where do you see yourself practicing?

Interesting....I grew up in Colorado and Ohio, but I'm goin' to school down here in ATL. I can honestly say that i would enjoy practicng and living in Atlanta. Nothing is etched in stone, hell i might practice in Houston if i go to Law School there, but I know that if I went to Emory, UGA, or G.State I'd be happy setting up shop in A T L, Shawty

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Law School Applications / Re: Why do you want to be a lawyer?
« on: September 03, 2004, 12:44:38 PM »
Myt reply is somewhat similar to everyone else's

"$$$"
"Prestige"
"Intellectually challenging"

All throughout HIgh School, I pretty muched believed those were my reasons as well, but this past summer I"ve been fortunate enough to intern at a small law firm.

I still want to make the money that a lawyer does and all that fancy stuff, but more importantly I want to help people.

 :o  :o  :o

Yea, "Lawyer" and "Help" don't necessarily go together int he same sentence. Honestly, I believe that would be my driving goal. I hear alot of people say, "Well I want to be a lawyer because I'm fascinated by law"

Honestly, learning how to use and manipulate the law is interesting, but Law isn't a man that is about to be sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing a 6-pack of beer. Law didn't watch as their mother died due to lack of care and treatment at a nursing home.

I know I can't change the world, but I feel that as a Lawyer I can at least help one person. Hell, that's enough for me.

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What do you black Greeks think about non-whites in BGLO's?  I was at the Southeastern Stomp Fest in 2002 and there was this white guy from Alabama A&M (I think he was actually a Kappa) and all the black girls went wild when they saw he could actually step.  Is there something in the by-laws that mandates that all members of BGLO's be of African decent, or is it more a matter of precedent, since they started out at HBCU's?

Riskie- BGLO's have NEVER had anything in their bylaws that stated that whites were excluded from participation. The reason that BGLO's were created was because we could not participate in existing white fraternities. BGLOs were created for the same reason that HBCUs were created like Morehouse, Howard, Hampton, etc.....however, none of the schools or frats exclude by race. 

I personally don't have a problem with a white who wants to be a Nupe. I have one in my chapter as a matter of fact.     



Ok, so bringing the disuccion back to Frats and Soros, what do ya'll think about pledging during Senior year. Is it pointless since most of college is almost over, or is it worth it rather  than tryin' to join Grad Chapter? Cuz....uh....a friend of mine.......was tellin' me how he was interested in a certain organization, but wanted to dedicate his Jr. year to gettin' his gpa up for Law School, and then devoting Senior year to joinin' a certain organization while he's still in undergrad......but then again....that's just what i "heard"

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No, paralegals generally don't get to sit in the court and watch.  You get sent to the court to deliver pleadings, make copies of the docket, and pick up documents, but while the trial's in session, you're back at the office doing the *&^% work that needs to be done for next week's hearings or starting work on teh next big case coming up.

Could be different for some people, but not at my firm, or at most Boston firms, I think.

I work for a small firm in ATL, It consist of 3 Lawyers, I secretary, and then me the Intern. For the most part, the secretary stays in the office working on the files. Sometimes the Lawyer takes me to court with hiim so I can view trial procedures and things like that.

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Allow me to intorduce myself, my name is HOV!


Nah...I'm playin', but seriously tho. I'm new to the board and I figured this would be the best post to introduce myself.

I'm TruOne, I'm currently a 19yr old Man of Morehouse c/o 06' and I'm on that long road to Law School as well. I still haven't ffigured out which school I'm goin' to when I graduate, that's still up in there air whether or not I'll stay in state or not.

Right now I've got an internship with a Law Office in Buckhead and its giving two different types of experiance.
1. What its like to be a Lawyer in and OUT of the court room.
2. What it is like to run a small business.

My boss rides my ass all the time, but its cool because I feel that its preparing me for what its like in a firm where I'm actually being P A I D. Oh well, that's it for now.


P.S. HBCU.edu, I feel u on Dean Carter's defintion of "paradigm Shift", why does that man have 30 diffeent metaphors just for the word of God. ha!

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Law School Applications / Re: pre law advisors
« on: June 10, 2004, 11:16:50 AM »
Wow, I guess I got lucky. My Pre-law advisor has been one of the most helpful influences in college and getting info on Law School. I guess I have an advantage, because I've worked in his office for Work Study since Freshman year, so I pretty much have heard EVERY story that he can think of as well as heard him answer EVERY question that students ask him about Law School. My favorite is how students believe they have to be Poli Sci or History to go to Law School. In his infamous words

"You can go to Law School with a Degree in Basket Weaving, the only thing that matters is your LSAT, GPA, and Recommendations"

But then again, I guess I've got an addition advantage because my school is a Private School, so its easier to talk to one man when the school's population is 3,000.

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