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It played a major role in my decision. I was the only *ethnic* girl in most of my UG courses / classes and was the go-to person for topics on race ::). I'm sure this would not have been the case in LS but still.....I needed a different environment to learn and grow.

eh, traveling a distance for hair care products would probably be minor irritation for me...personally ;D

"and now for the colored perspective...chydivya82..wha t is your opinon?

like Funia said, being the lone voice "for the race" gets tired real quick.

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It played a major role in my decision. I was the only *ethnic* girl in most of my UG courses / classes and was the go-to person for topics on race ::). I'm sure this would not have been the case in LS but still.....I needed a different environment to learn and grow.

eh, traveling a distance for hair care products would probably be minor irritation for me...personally ;D

Black Law Students / Re: CLEO Attitude is Essential Summer Conference
« on: August 02, 2007, 11:01:54 PM »
LOL...I hear ya

I am not reading any one of them..I was doing some research and wanted to know which one you were refrencing above :)

Black Law Students / Re: CLEO Attitude is Essential Summer Conference
« on: August 02, 2007, 03:55:08 PM »
So who was supposed to update me?  ;)

Lol.  I think one of those was supposed to be me.  :D  (I just figured out who you were with the new screen name yesterday, btw.)  Anywho, I'm pretty sure that as on top of things as you are, you already know a lot of what we were told. Not to take anything away from the weekend, but the best part of the weekend is really just getting to meet other 0Ls in my opinion. 

If you want me to forward you copies of the cases we read, let me know and I will.  Besides that, I'd recommend that you purchase a copy of the book they gave us if you don't already have it.  It's called Expert Learning for Law Students by law professor Michael Hunter Schwartz, one of the presenters.  I am almost finished with it, and I'm *SO* very glad I read it.  I really believe I'll approach LS assignments with an entirely different mindset and be a lot better off for it, too. It really gets into the day-to-day practicalities of what it takes to be successful in law school. 

As for everything else....the financial aid session was good, but geared more toward ASAP students.  At this point in the game, you know all that stuff.  Ummm... that's really all I can think of for now.  If you have specific questions about something, let me know.  I highly recommend the book though; I haven't read advice like it contains anywhere else. hth  :)

Are you going through the workbook? Or just reading through the actual book?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: what kind of laptop should i buy
« on: August 01, 2007, 11:52:42 PM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 27, 2007, 02:13:19 PM »
bah humbug.

off to work.  I suppose I should get there before 10am considering I'll be leaving before 3pm and taking a long lunch. have a pretty sweet schedule my friend :P

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 26, 2007, 10:22:39 PM »

For my fellow LSD'ers whose last day of work is next Friday!!!

August 3rd can NOT come soon enough.
I will be moonwalking out of the building...

Who's bad! :D

Black Law Students / Re: BLACK LOVE
« on: July 26, 2007, 06:13:26 PM »
actually i didn't defend.. i posted because i was bored..which is typically what happens when i go on those tangents...

i'm new here but i'll start off something controversial then said person opts not to come back.. total waste of time.. and i certainly wasted enough time going back and forth with that dolla bill cat last month..
i'm black as coal but i like up light no matter what race any way you slice that cali.. one cannot look @ that statement as cool that's his preference... folks typically don't refer to themselves as "coal" in a serious manner..hell not even as a joke so yes I shook my head.. and i don't see why that's a problem...

and Sparkz asked dude about his opinion and he elaborated... i spoke on it and even he admitted that he could somewhat see how it's problematic...

and the topic really isn't hot.. we deviated from the original point long ago..

maybe it would be easier to follow if you're more specific.. not everyone here has claimed to "know" where the preferences originated...but there is typically a basis for everything..

as for the asian comment.. at least to me it's viewed as different because then it becomes a matter of cultural differences..

...Nothing wrong with preferences.  But I do think they come from somewhere


I agree with this. Forgive me if I missed the answer to this, but I keep asking why people assume that they know where these preferences come from?

Like if I said I'm not attracted to Asian dudes, I don't think the reaction would be as strong, ya know?  

Disclaimer: The Asian reference was just an example. Like I said before, I don't discriminate, I'm (used to be) a try anything/anyone type of gal... ;)

I don't want to get into who posted what because its all there...but the impression I got from the posts was that some people alluded to a brotha having issues or being somehow ignorant for making a statement about what he prefers. Instead of saying, "why is that?" Folks were already jumping to conclsions about his perceived insecurities.

It's hard to be specific when nobody really came out and said what was on their mind until later in the thread, they just talked about how tired the thread was. Now all of a sudden people are defending their statements. I think all of that could have been avoided had someone bothered to ask a dude why he felt the way he did.

Even if some folks suspected the thread was a flame attempt, why not proceed with the discussion? That way, the alleged flamer can see that no one here is getting riled up, we are simply exchanging points of view and discussing a hot topic.

Ha! I second the bolded...
I wonder what ever happned to him :D

ahem! ...and back to the topic at hand ;D

I'm new here. I found this sight just by luck and it's a Godsend. I will be a sophomore in college this fall majoring in political science and psychology and my ultimate educational goal is going to law school and becoming a lawyer. I've always known the law was my passion and I know that it is the career I want. I went back and forth with law and psychology so I combined them and I hope to also be a psychologist, that way if the firm I'm working for needs help with jury selection or evaluating witnesses they have an in home person to do that as well.

When it came to my undergrad education I chose a private university. I had numerous people, including some family members and friends ask why I didn't want to go to an all black school. For high school, my parents put me in a private college prep high school which was about 90% my graduating class there were just 4 of us. Honestly, it didn't bother me one bit, I never felt out of place or inferior. I know who I am and I don't "act" like one race over another.

Now the university I'm currently at is small but very diverse but still whites make up the most.

Now for law school, I have in mind a good 5 schools that I wouldn't mind going to. I'm comparing them all and they all offer me so much. I've gotten feedback from others who have been helping me but the end decision will be my own. But an aunt was completly shocked that I didn't list TSU - Thurgood Marshall School of Law as one of my choices since I live in Texas. No offense to TSU students, alumni, and so forth but I would never go there. The current things going on right now only reinforce that. I have on my list almost every other law school in this state....but them I have people trying to shy me away from those schools saying "oh they don't want you there...look they barely have good minority number"

I want to go to law school here because I'll be practicing here plus I'd rather pay the instate tuition and we have top rated schools

I just never thought of going to a historically black university or law school. I don't know why. Part of me thinks that I won't get a good job because employers will think I didn't learn or that it was too easy and I wasn't challenged. And another part of me asks myself why I would go....the world is not one race so why should my school environment be.

As far as money, I am in no way rich. But let others tell it: I went to a private high school, I got a car at 16, and now I go to a private university......they say we're rich. And the fact that my parents pay for my school full with NO finanical aid whatsoever. A non-practicing lawyer gave me the CLEO website and told me to look into it....well that's a no because it clearly says low income.

They won't even give us anything, I've always resented that and I'm sure the same will be for law school. I want so badly to have it paid for on my own. I did so many scholarships for college and nothing surfaced.........I did all kinds....what got me were the "black" ones that also included parents income ::)I'm sure that was the killer of the whole thing. I'll bet they didn't even read what I had to say.

Both of my parents work so hard and I just really want to let them be free and do things for themselves. Most of the time through the week I see them in moderation but their always working to pay for my college right now and I can only imagine what law school will be like.

They keep saying that we'll do loans for law school but I really don't like loans...I don't want us to be paying back for the next 30 years.

I have an overall GPA of 3.5 and last fall my first half in college I made a 4.0 so I make the grade yet I never get a scholarship or anything like that. I'm still prayerful and I do believe it will happen.

Should I just forget my list and go to a black law school or the cheaper price or stick with what I want and just pray that the money will sort out itself.

What did you do? Anyone NOT go to a historically black law school? Anyone not get financial is that working?

The bolded is good maintain that for the 3 years you have left or shoot for higher, rock the LSAT, and then you can start looking at scholarships being offered from schools, thus avoiding choosing a school wholly based on it being *cheap* or affordable.

that's all I'm saying.....

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