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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: BLACK LOVE
« on: July 26, 2007, 09:13:26 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

Exactly. 

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

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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% white....in 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 aid...how is that working?

The bolded is good work...now 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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Thanks for the responses.

What's wrong with planning ahead? I don't want it to be 2009 and I'm about to be a senior and I'm just now looking into law schools and the LSAT. That does fly with me. I have a cousin who wants to go to law school and he will be a senior this year and he hasn't even took a practice LSAT.

When I was a junior in high school my parents and I went around touring colleges...they all thought it was funny when I stayed in the dorms at just 16. But ny senior year in high school I didn't have to worry about a thing, I had already taken the ACT and SAT and applied and toured the schools I wanted so I ONLY applied to the ones I liked.

I had friends in April who were still unsure of what college they were going to...I was already designed my room theme.
I've invested too much in my future to quit now, there is NO way I'm dropping out saying "it's too hard" life is hard and expensive...I need this and I WANT it

Nothing is wrong with planning ahead....

However,  IMO your primary focus at this point (having completed your freshman year in college) *should* prolly be getting and maintaining a high gpa. That was my only point and I believe what TruOne was getting at. You will of course have a secondary or third focus. .....my UG GPA was not horrible (3.5) but I know I could have done better...I'm sure I/we dont have to tell you that LSAT/GPA are a significant factors in the LS admissions process...

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Hope this is not a flame...doesn't sound like one but who knows...

Anyway I'm not exactly sure as to what you are asking...sorry but your post moves from one topic to the next so I had a hard time following along.....

it sounds like you dont want to attend an HBCU but you *should* because 1. you are black and 2. it will be cheaper ???

p.s. btw, you have some time to be thinking about this....you are GOING TO be sophmore in college....yeah I think you have some time ;D


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Financial Aid / Re: Question re: Credit
« on: July 20, 2007, 03:56:55 AM »
I doubt it will have any impact at all.  For Stafford loans, they don't even look at your credit report, and GradPlus just does a cursory review for negative information.  Private loans might be a different story, though.

That being said, it's a really, really bad idea to cosign for any loan you aren't willing and able to pay yourself.  But you knew that already.  Come on--an RV?  It's not like you're cosigning on a basic car to get he back and forth to work.  This is something that she needs to figure out on her own, or do without.  That's the opinion of this anonymous internet poster, anyway.

I 100% agree with the bolded. I have heard too many horror stories about co-signing on loans...be it your family or your BFF, it is not really a smart move to make esp. when you have a stellar credit score (as you say that you do)

Oh yeah, and I can put myself in your position...My sister asked me the same thing last year when she was planning on buying a car  (same situation, she need a co-signer and my credit was cool, not excellent but average), Needless to say, I had to tell her no...I love her to death but a lot can happen in 5 years (i.e the period of time given to pay off the loan) and I will have my *own* loans to worry about paying back as I'm sure you will too.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Black Women's Thread
« on: July 12, 2007, 08:43:48 PM »
Oh yeah baby!...got a link about the deserted bride, Check it:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid296756391/bclid219257931/bctid1078616553


This is hilarious!:D...Man, I wish I had cable :(

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 12, 2007, 05:24:17 PM »
I have been out of work for a little more than a week, and there were definite mixed feelings.  I liked the people that I worked with, but I was really ready to move on (the whole entry-level employment thing, not my ultimately desired field, etc.)

Of course, a few days of sleeping in and doing very little made me feel quite nice about the whole thing.  I'm more relaxed than I've been in years.  Yawn... time for a nap!


 :D   dont know why the bolded made me LOL

looks like August 3rd is the lucky/favorite day for a lot of folks.

August 3rd is my last day!!! Whoohoo! I'm going to Disneylaaaaand! ;D

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 12, 2007, 04:31:20 PM »
By the way, have any of you been awarded any scholarships yet?  Because all I've received so far are my loan options.  I spoke with someone at NCCU and they told me that scholarships for law school were handled by a different department then university-wide financial aid.  That led me to believe that maybe they simply haven't made decisions on scholarships yet.  Have any of you heard anything?

I would like to know if anyone has been awarded any schlarships as well...all I got were loans :(

I do however get the feeling that if any were awarded, we would have known by NOW if we were candidates...but I could be wrong :-\.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 11, 2007, 05:07:41 PM »
Linequoter,

are you living on campus? If so, I am waiting on housing info as well. I called in on Monday and they should be done with grad/law students assignements this week...so they say....not holding my breath on this one.

I plan on staying on campus.  When you say "assignments", do you mean that we really won't have a choice of where we stay?  Or what type of room we get? Because I was going to see if I could get a single...


Well if I'm going along with the housing application...we have a 1st and 2nd choice "option" of where we want to live but I'm not sure if a single is guaranteed. My first and only choice at this point is Martha Street  (big thanks to Pul. Male for the housing overview:) ) I requested a single as well so I'm hoping and praying...btw, this is the only grad housing with a single.

"Assignment" is the word the housing office keeps using so I guess I just joined the bandwagon :P.....If you have already turned in your app, chances are you will get what you want since freshmen and grad/law students get priority picks....

I called the housing department at NCCU and unfortunately the lady I spoke to said Martha Street was full.  I think I'll put it down for my first choice anyway.

I still haven't sent in my housing application.  I'm a little worried.  I'll take care of that today or tomorrow and cross my fingers.


The housing app deadline was May 1st and of course the admin did not pass this along to incoming law students ::)....I dont know, maybe the assumption is that many will choose to stay off-campus. I had to call up aand do some digging and fortunately turned in my app before the deadline. According to Pul. Male Campus Crossing is another option...it's a bit away from the main campus but it is still considered "on-campus housing." the only thing is that it does not have a "single" option....*sigh* I am mentally preparing myself to deal with the admin for these glorious three years....

p.s. you might want to get that app in ASAP...

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: To those attending NCCU
« on: July 11, 2007, 02:38:51 PM »
Linequoter,

are you living on campus? If so, I am waiting on housing info as well. I called in on Monday and they should be done with grad/law students assignements this week...so they say....not holding my breath on this one.

I plan on staying on campus.  When you say "assignments", do you mean that we really won't have a choice of where we stay?  Or what type of room we get? Because I was going to see if I could get a single...


Well if I'm going along with the housing application...we have a 1st and 2nd choice "option" of where we want to live but I'm not sure if a single is guaranteed. My first and only choice at this point is Martha Street  (big thanks to Pul. Male for the housing overview:) ) I requested a single as well so I'm hoping and praying...btw, this is the only grad housing with a single.

"Assignment" is the word the housing office keeps using so I guess I just joined the bandwagon :P.....If you have already turned in your app, chances are you will get what you want since freshmen and grad/law students get priority picks....

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