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But how are homosexuals deviants?  Where is this assumption coming from?

EDIT: Law school is not the professional world.  It is academia.

Homosexuals deviate from stratified sexual norms.  In Western Society we have established the monogamous heterosexual relationship represented by marriage.  Homosexuals, just like swingers, pedaphiles, bestalists, etc. are outside of this norm.  Being different isn't always good.

Law School is academia but much more tied to the professional world.

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Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad in 3...
« on: June 27, 2007, 01:13:06 PM »
For real...

I agree with the whole age thing mentioned above.  I graduated high school in May of 2003.  That summer I took classes at community college and combined with my APs started the fall Semester with about 50 credits.  I went to school the next summer and graduated in December 2004.  However, I still waited until the 06-07 cycle to apply for law school because I wanted time to get some work experience.  You don't have to spend 4 years in college, but you should at least have 4 years of activity on your resume.

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Recommendations / Re: will these people be okay for my LOR?
« on: June 27, 2007, 01:00:23 PM »
3 LORs is plenty.  Is your internship academic?  Do you know this coordinator well or are you just using her because of who she is?  I'd say the first and third one you listed are going to be your best bets, the internship person is optional.

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Law School Applications / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 27, 2007, 12:17:06 PM »
I'm glad I turned down Michigan for New Mexico.

I'm glad too.

We should keep in touch; see who made the better decision upon graduation.

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Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad in 3...
« on: June 27, 2007, 12:09:47 PM »
Undergrad is lame.  I don't blame you for wanting to get out.  But Ali G up there is right; do it right.  Do what you need to in order to look like you enjoyed it and made the right "UG" choices.

Avoid getting knocked up.

It's not as cute as that movie with Grey's Anatomy girl.

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Law School Applications / Re: ADVICE to the next cycle of applicants
« on: June 27, 2007, 11:51:08 AM »
I'm glad I turned down Michigan for New Mexico.  A high ranking school does not always indicate a better decision.

Didn't get into Harvard though... if I had then... I probably would have dumped them too.  I even had my letter already written.

Dear Harvard,

Welcome to Dumpville
Population: You

-Myshkin

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Law School Applications / Re: Undergrad in 3...
« on: June 27, 2007, 11:48:21 AM »
There is nothing 'wrong' with graduating in three years; it is not looked upon 'unfavorably.'

That being said, it is not looked upon as a plus.  You graduated college.  If graduating early means that you're unable to put together an impressive undergraduate career, then you are at a disadvantage.  For example, let's say you get a 3.95 GPA and then end up with an LSAT around 166.  You will probably get a bite or two from the T14; but the liklihood is lessened if you don't have anything on your applicaton except for graduated in 3 years, didn't do anything but go to class, no real committment to volunteer work or even lame ECs like student body organizations and special interests.  Took the summer's off taking powerscore classes.  If on the other hand you are involved in school; get some papers published, play a sport, double major in different colleges, and genuinely appear enthused in your undergraduate career you will be on an equal footing likely with many of the candidates you are competing with for the scarce 3.95/166 T14 admits.

Do not assume you are special because you graduated in 3 years.  You're not. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: yes or no to facebook
« on: June 27, 2007, 08:11:16 AM »
Would a law firm not interview you because you don't have a facebook account and they can't snoop on you?

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What did you write your PS about?  I can't imagine it being much better than the "coming out" topic, or else you would be headed somewhere better than Texas Tech or UNM.  Or maybe you came off like such a pr*ck that those are the only schools that would take you? 

No offense to anyone who attends Tech or UNM...

I was admitted and offered money at schools ranked much higher than UNM and Texas Tech.  I wanted to stay in New Mexico.

For the record, I am not a bigot.  On this thread I have only spoke to the very real assumptions that professionals have about homosexuals.  Sexuality is not something that belongs in the workplace and neither does deviancy.  Sexual deviants then are not looked upon favorably.

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Ah yes.  I am the one falling victim to groupthink of prominant conservative pundits and writers.  I cannot think for myself.  You are so right.

I'm not the one afraid to spell out the fact that very real biases against these people exist in the real world and that flaunting it around in a personal statement isn't a good idea.  The reason why this was asked was because the OP was concerned about talking about it as it raises suspicion and invites assumptions that the OP may or may not like raised.  Everyone jumps on the bandwagon that writing about who you are and your sexual status is an important part of your personality and what you can bring to the law school.  These ideas are all hippie idealistic BS.  Legitimate corporations and law firms do not like gays infecting their ranks.  Much of the game is about commanding respect from the legal establishment and the pubic itself.  This aim is not well complimented by arming yourself with limp-wristed, lisp-speaking, social deviants!

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