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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: May 02, 2007, 03:32:34 PM »
The Daily Texan has job postings more or less specifically catering to students.  As you may be able to assume, this is Austin so there is a wide array of jobs from which to choose.

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Wait List / Re: Which LSD'er has the most waitlists?
« on: May 01, 2007, 01:07:25 AM »
2 for me.  BC and ND both waitlisted me.  I actually would have been likely to deposit/attend either had they accepted me instead of WLed me since they made their decision much earleir than UT.  Boston is amazing and the campus at ND is supposedly amazing as well.

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I agree with the post above.  I've sent several LOCIs to my waitlisted schools and have received replies saying, "Thank you. This will be added to your file," as well as, "We no longer open attachments due to threat of virus.  Please send this as the text in an email or mail the document to our admissions office."  I would call and ask.  It appears that sending it as the text of an email is sufficient to even those who do not open the attachments.  However, you may not be able to beautify the document through format and headings. HTH.
 

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I sent a LOCI to a school I had yet to hear from about a month ago.  I had applied to the school in October and asked them to hold for my December LSAT retake.  Apparently they decided to take it out on me for making them wait.  I went complete at their school in late December and sent my LOCI in March.  I was accepted at this school on April 24th, 9 days after their first deposit deadline.  I think they held my file for an unofficial deferral and the LOCI (since it had been October since I first applied) helped.  It certainly can't hurt to tell them what you've done since applying and to reassure them of your, well, continued interest in their program.  Good luck!

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Affirmative Action / Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 25, 2007, 02:02:02 AM »
Wow, just caught up with this thread since my original post on page one.  Apparently I am the only person who needed to catch up on schoolwork from a lazy weekend filled with Sopranos, Entourage, and NBA playoffs.  Anywho, there was a person saying "how far can a society come in 50 years?"  I think our society has unquestionable come leaps and bounds in the past 43 years since Brown v Board of Education and in the past 33 years since the ruling actually became integrated.  That said, we have a ways to go.  I think some people here are using extreme examples in attempt to prove their stubborn points.  Should a person be judged solely on their race?  No.  They should be judged on the quality of their character which is, in certain instances, spurred by the color of their skin.  Race does play a role in how some people are brought up.  However, on that same note, so do many, many other circumstances that are not captured on a checkbox located on the front page of most applications.  Personally, I am a poor white kid that used athletic skills to earn a scholarship and used my grades from college and a good GMAT score to get in to a Master's program, which I paid for from internship money.  I say this because there is no box that you can check on the first page of an application saying "Are you poor? [ ] Yes, [ ] No"...  If you want to speak about something that has played a role in your upbringing, you can do so in your PS or in a Diversity Statement.  We have all had the appropriate undergraduate time to show what we can do in a collegiate environment.  Our actual college coursework should speak be able to speak for itself. 

As potential legal students, we should look for potential problems that may arise when rulings are made.  For instance, if we allow race to be indicated on the application, what else should we include?  Should you be required to check your sexual orientation?  How do we know that applicants are not being discriminated or advantaged based on this?  Should you be required to check your socio-economic status as well?  If so, will economically disadvantaged white students begin taking URMs places in classes?  If not, will the progression and eventual (hopefully) leveling of status between the races produce instances where a wealthy, third-generation Ivy-Leaguer is admitted to a school with lower scores and less experience than a poor white student with a more solid application? 

I may not be successful in my attempts to stay on the outside and provide thoughtful comments, and if I have voiced some undermining or blinded opinion it was not my intention.  Where I grew up, I was not treated well because I was white and I was not safe walking home from school because my classmates were scared of a white kid.  I was treated well because I could ball and I was safe walking home from school because I was fast, strong, and a good athlete.  As an athlete, you tend to look past race since you're lining up with maybe 3 or 4 races on your side of the ball at any given time.  You see people for what they bring to the table.  I played with guys who busted their ass to earn our championships and one who died during conditioning because he was going so hard.  When you see someone laying on the field, you don't see a black or a white guy, you see a teammate and a fellow human being.  Perhaps sports don't teach every life lesson, but growing up where I grew up and playing on teams with all different races teaches you a lot about race relations and looking past color of skin to what your teammate brings to the table in talent.  Don't know if this helps, but I tried to blend a message in there.  The end.   

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Affirmative Action / Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:23:13 PM »
How about "White Entertainment Television" or the NAAWP instead of the NAACP?  Personally, I don't think either of these are necessary, but then again I don't think it's necessary to have a seperate area for black students to talk about law school.  I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that we are probably going to the exact same law schools and will be sitting right next to each other in class.  We don't have seperated law schools; why have seperated law school forums?

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070423/music_nm/usa_hiphop_dc

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton can't control rap lyrics.  Russell Simmons can.  This is a great move on Simmons' part and I wish this would catch on.  This should silence the people claiming black people aren't concerned about the use of certain words in rap lyrics and only cry foul when said by white people.  However, I still feel that all races should be held accountable for racial/ethnic slurs used against people of other races/ethnicities.         

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Grey's Anatomy
« on: April 21, 2007, 03:55:11 AM »
I never noticed until he had scrubs on but he looked kinda fat.  Congrats to Yang for painting her nails and sweet talking Burk in front of Marlow.  However, boo for Shephard being such a selfish a-hole to put Grey out in the cold, even if she is a horrible doctor/person.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:43:42 AM »
Context clues should help you out, my fellow 0L.  For now, I'll just say it was an open-ended statement that could go either way depending on the response.  I like to play somewhat coy...especially with women halfway around the world. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: April 18, 2007, 03:06:34 AM »
...or you could marry a Texas resident by August... ;)

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