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And by a minority in Newark you mean what exactly?

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I disclose speeding tickets?
« on: June 27, 2007, 09:53:42 AM »
Don't most law school applications ask the question this way:  "Have you ever been convicted of a crime not including speeding/parking tickets".  On a related note, tickets aren't crimes or offenses, I think they're what's called statutory infractions or something to that effect.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: U. of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
« on: June 25, 2007, 10:15:07 AM »
For the most part I think a lot of the USNEWS rankings are copouts.  I mean...7 or 8 law schools tied with UNC?  It seems like they just said to themselves "ok..we need some place to put all these big state institutions" let's just lump them together here. They did the same thing last year.

Incoming 1Ls / LSN
« on: June 19, 2007, 10:16:22 PM »
I know that the averages and what not there are a bit off because it is a self-selecting sample, but in some cases it's absolutely ridiculous.  For example, the average numbers for the students accepted by UCLA are 3.73/170....that seems way overblown to me.  That doesn't jive with what their website says at all.  Ultimately I supposed I'm asking how seriously I should take the numbers I'm seeing on LSN.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale ?
« on: June 13, 2007, 08:30:57 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale ?
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:49:50 PM »
february tests are undisclosed.

I was hoping somebody here would have taken and would be willing to share ;)  Surely sharing the just the scale is no big deal.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale ?
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:52:03 PM »
On a related note, does anybody have the scale for the February test from this year?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Scale ?
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:48:18 PM »
I'm thinking -11 for 170.

Hell, if the scale wound up being the same was the one from Dec' 06 (for whatever reason...namely difficulty) I'd be pretty happy, because I think that was a pretty forgiving scale, relatively speaking.

It's too late at night to comment on the rest of your post, but I just wanted to point out that a person who speaks English, Spanish, and French does not have 'all of the Americas top to bottom'. There's also that little chunk of land we call Brazil. :)

That said, I'm a hispanic with pretty white skin. Shame on the ad comms if they don't ask for "brown-skinned hispanics" if that's what they really want. They DO ask, however, "White - non-hispanic."  Oh yeah, and I speak English and Spanish fluently, and was able to "latch on" to French when I was young. I speak Italian, too. By my count that's 4, but it still wasn't enough to overcome my cumulative GPA. I don't think I have a point. Just sayin'.

Oh yeah, I am planning to study Portuguese next. That way I really can conquer all of the Americas top to bottom. Haha.

By my count Spanish, Italian and French put together are about 2 languages, at most.  Spanish and Italian are very largely very similar, and Portuguese as you also mentioned, is basically the sister language of Spanish; it wouldn't take much effort at all to learn Portuguese if you're coming from Spanish.  That's like saying you can speak 3 languages because you can speak Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.  Those 3 are probably about 90% the same language.

By denying them the right to an education, we are creating a permanent underclass of people who are unable to meaningfully participate in society.

I'm not saying that we should deny them an education, I am just saying that they shouldn't be given in-state tuition.  In-state tuition in California ($20,000+) is much more expensive than out-of-state tution in Utah ($14,000).  So there are still many options that illegal immigrants have when going to school, I just don't think that an illegal immigrant should be given a government subsidized education. 

As a part of this, can someone be considered a citizen of a State and not of the U.S.? 

lso, I don't follow your logic.  States shouldn't give in-state tuition to people who've lived in those states because they don't distribute those benefits to people who've never contributed to those states?

They may have lived in those states, but not LEGALLY.  In fact, they aren't legal citizens of ANY state.  I go to school outside of California, and there were several hoops I had to jump through to get residency so that I could pay in-state tuition. 

As for children who were brought here when they were young, it is truly unfortunate that they have to suffer the consequences of their parents mistakes.  However, LEGALLY there are no exceptions.  I might be unfair to them, but it is also unfair that the wonderful people of Africa have to suffer so much more than any Mexican, Central, or South American.  Famine, cruel governments, war, and genocide to a degree that has never been seen south of the U.S. border has plagued that continent for years. 

How is it fair that they have to go through the arduous process to come to the U.S. (or Europe) LEGALLY, while 12 million others cut in front of them because they have easier access to the U.S.? 

The wonderful people of Africa, lol....

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