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Pepperdine / Re: Minorities = Tokens to Pepperdine
« on: April 20, 2007, 07:35:29 AM »
I though Ken Starr was the Dean at Pepperdine

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1L job search / Re: Wear a suit to interview for a job with professor?
« on: April 19, 2007, 10:11:56 PM »
I disagree, wearing a suit in the legal profession is never wierd. Professors are used to wearing suits and being around people in suits, so even of you are dressed nicer than the professor, I doubt it would be weird. On the other hand, if the professor did wear a suit and you didn't, that might be less than ideal. 

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General Board / Re: Imus
« on: April 11, 2007, 08:35:41 PM »
Hopefully they replace him with someone less offensive, like Bob Sagat (circa America's Funniest Videos) or Carrot Top.

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General Board / Re: What does the SBA do at your school?
« on: March 20, 2007, 12:11:09 PM »
Its a training program for your future reps at the alumni association.

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1L job search / Re: Bad employer reputation?
« on: March 11, 2007, 12:22:06 AM »
Sounds like a feminine hygiene product, I would rather work someplace respectable part-time for free.

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Any tax and secured transactions classes are good to take 2L but not 3L. If you take secured 2L, Bankruptcy wll be easier 3L. Sales covers a lot of the same stuff covered in contracts, assuming you had a UCC heavy contracts class, so thats nice 3L.

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 07, 2007, 03:57:16 PM »
1) Conservatives have ALWAYS been on the wrong side of the issue.  Always.  Conservatives supported slavery.  Conservatives opposed female suffrage.  Conservatives opposed integration of races in public schools, restrooms, water fountains.  Conservatives believed Rosa Parks was stirring up garbage.  Conservatives were against the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation.  Conservatives won back the South, a region traditionally democratic since the Civil War, because the Democrats passed Civil Rights Legislation protecting minorities.  Conservatives will look just as backwards when same sex marriage becomes protected and prevelant.  They have, and continue, to resist progress and equality.


In politics, conservative by defnition means traditional or perserving the statuts quo and a resistance to progressive movements, so yea, they probably will continue to resist "progress." Your last sentance isn't that bold of a prediction.

Your analysis of the Civil rights in terms of conservative v. democrats is misleading. There were a significant amount of democrates who were conservative. In terms of the CRA, their were probly more democrat conservatives than republican conservatives based on the actual numbers from each party that voted against the bill.

In fact, before we praise democrats for work on the Civil Rights Act, it is worth noting that 80% of Republicans in the Senate and 82% in the House supported the CRA, while only 68% of the Democrats in the Senate and 63% in the House supported it.   

In fact, it was southern democrats who filibustered the Act, including democrat Senator, and former KKK leader and recruiter, Robert Byrd.



You're missing the point.  I'm stating that Conservatives, not Republicans have held back progress.  In the past, Republicans were the more liberal party.  Lincoln helped found the Republican party as an anti-slavery party.  The south from the Civil War until the 1970's was Democrat--which was a socially conservative party.  Nixon was the major force in transforming the South--which is historically socially conservative--into Republicans.  Nixon argued, that the Democrats, under Johnson, gave African Amercians all these rights, and therefore the South began to switch to Republicans.  The transformation was complete when Reagan began to pander to Evangelical Christians.

So, my original arument, that Conservatives have always been on the wrong side of every social issue in American History still holds.  You just took it upon yourself to assume that the Republicans have always been more conservative than Democrats, which is wrong.

I wasn't challanging your arguement or assuming anything. I was pointing out that your post was misleading because it framed the issue as conservatives v. democrats. This would imply that all democrats supported the CRA which is hardly true. The issue should have been framed as conservative democrats and republicans v. liberal democrats and republicans.

Your post was also misleading stating that "conservatives won back the south" because "democrats passed the CRA." This was clarified by your second post, that the conservatives just switch from the democrats to republicans, they didn't win back anything.

I just noticed I started two sentances with "in fact" which comes off as a cross examination and kind of douchey [sic?]. It should have been on sentance with one "in fact."

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General Board / Re: What do ACLU attorneys earn?
« on: March 07, 2007, 12:05:08 PM »
1) Conservatives have ALWAYS been on the wrong side of the issue.  Always.  Conservatives supported slavery.  Conservatives opposed female suffrage.  Conservatives opposed integration of races in public schools, restrooms, water fountains.  Conservatives believed Rosa Parks was stirring up garbage.  Conservatives were against the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation.  Conservatives won back the South, a region traditionally democratic since the Civil War, because the Democrats passed Civil Rights Legislation protecting minorities.  Conservatives will look just as backwards when same sex marriage becomes protected and prevelant.  They have, and continue, to resist progress and equality.


In politics, conservative by defnition means traditional or perserving the statuts quo and a resistance to progressive movements, so yea, they probably will continue to resist "progress." Your last sentance isn't that bold of a prediction.

Your analysis of the Civil rights in terms of conservative v. democrats is misleading. There were a significant amount of democrates who were conservative. In terms of the CRA, their were probly more democrat conservatives than republican conservatives based on the actual numbers from each party that voted against the bill.

In fact, before we praise democrats for work on the Civil Rights Act, it is worth noting that 80% of Republicans in the Senate and 82% in the House supported the CRA, while only 68% of the Democrats in the Senate and 63% in the House supported it.   

In fact, it was southern democrats who filibustered the Act, including democrat Senator, and former KKK leader and recruiter, Robert Byrd.

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General Board / Re: Best Laptop Notebook for Law School?
« on: March 03, 2007, 11:25:08 AM »
I don't know a lot about the compatability of macs v. pc, but if you plan on using you laptop professionally after school, almost all law firms use PCs from what I've heard and seen.

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General Board / Re: Attendance- How strict are your professors?
« on: February 20, 2007, 02:58:50 PM »
My teachers are about 50/50 -  half take attendance & generally report you to the Assoc. Dean if you miss more then 20%, the other half don't take attendance at all.

I find myself in a catch 22, I only let myself skip class if I did the reading, that way i'm not behind, but then I figure if I did the reading I should just go to class.   

In undergrad, I would usually skip the first week of classes, the add/drop period, since we didn't do anything but hand out and go over the syllabus. The summer before 1L I wondered if I could do the same thing in law school, then I recieved my book list and first assignments a month before school started.

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