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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I hate the LSAC website
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:39:49 PM »
TOTALLY feel your frustrations....

I have Windows XP and I thought it was my system too until I learned better....I, however, still could not get the omniform filler to download properly. I used my friend's computer to do my applications...he has Windows 95 (LOL, yep they're still out there :D) and I didn't have to fiddle with the security settings to get it to download.

I dont have issues w/ the website in general....it's just that darn electronic application page(s) :-\



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I notice on her website that she'll critique your returned exam for $75.  God bless her persistence and no offense to her, but do you really want someone who failed thirteen times telling you what you need to do to pass?   

One would think...

But I guess one way to look at it, is that having sat through the exam 14 some odd times, she can tell you what NOT to do, how to avoid traps, yada yada yada...

probably still wouldn't pay the $75 though ;D

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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 30, 2007, 04:16:59 AM »
umm... you guys are retarded. I got everyone right for USA. How could you not?


 :D

Please dont rub it in.....I feel bad enough as it is :-\

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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 30, 2007, 04:14:11 AM »
This is what my pre-law advisor said. >:(

She isn't the first to say this and I'm sure she won't be the last - why do people assume that someone who is African won't speak English well? And what do I say after this?  "Thank you?"'  "Oh, Nigeria was colonized by the British so we speak English?"

I can shrug it off as ignorance but I hate the assumption.

Sorry - just venting.  Now, me go study for LSAT!  ;)



Just because England colonized a given country doesn't mean that the inhabitants of that country necessarily speak good English.  There are a hell of a lot of terrible English speakers in India, for example.  Not to mention the fact that half the time you see Africans speaking English on TV (on the Discovery channel or National Geographic or whatever) they have to be subtitled to be understood.  And I don't mean people straight out of the bush, either. 

ummm, I think the subtitles have more to do with speaking with a heavy accent than speaking "good english"

although I have MAJOR issues with your last sentence for the sake of argument, who says that "people straight out of the bush" can not speak "good english." Perhaps you should define good English first???

Taking up to much space yada yada yada..lol...I totally agree with on the language equals communicative tool bit. :)


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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 29, 2007, 03:23:13 PM »
For fun:

http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/usaquiz.html

I haven't found a good one of the whole world yet.  This site has it broken down by continents mainly.

Edit:  OK, I got a 146.  At least I would kick the butts of the people who were surveyed in that article, though I'm sure someone here will get a 150.

Oooh... 115 out of 117 on Europe.  It took me three tries to get Serbia right, so that was my mistake.  Somebody play with me.



123 out of the 150 points over here....terrible!
sad part is that I used to work in the traffic dept in a media company and we had to use US maps to send out tapes for shows.....pathetic ::)
   


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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 28, 2007, 01:22:56 PM »
I think I would actually have the opposite reaction: "Oh, you are African, no wonder your English is so good!"


 ;D


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Black Law Students / Re: The Fitness Thread
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:53:16 PM »
<== gymaholic.  Though my days of power cleaning and doing snatches are over, I will murder a treadmill 3-5 days a week if I can't get outside for a jog. I pay $30/month in downtown DC.



Now THAT price a month is not bad at all. but when you say 50 or 100 dollars a month....geeez!

I wish I can take up jogging outdoors....probably would save me some money (yeah I'm looking to scrimp and save anywhere I can :D)....the big bucks haven't rolled in yet.lol.

BUT I need folks around and music blasting to keep me pumped....

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Black Law Students / Re: You are African? Your English is Excellent!
« on: June 28, 2007, 12:10:17 PM »
This is what my pre-law advisor said. >:(

She isn't the first to say this and I'm sure she won't be the last - why do people assume that someone who is African won't speak English well? And what do I say after this?  "Thank you?"'  "Oh, Nigeria was colonized by the British so we speak English?"

I can shrug it off as ignorance but I hate the assumption.

Sorry - just venting.  Now, me go study for LSAT!  ;)




hahahaha....go ahead and vent girl. I've gotten that so many times! "O but you speak so well" or "Wow, you dont have an accent" My situation might be a bit different than most since I was born in the states but once people see my name, they assume everything under the sun...

Proud Igbo Girl :)

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Black Law Students / Re: The Fitness Thread
« on: June 28, 2007, 01:30:43 AM »
For those of you who belong to gyms, how much do your memberships cost?  I recently bought a  two-week trial membership to New York Sports Club and it was only $20, but to join normall you have to pay a $50 initial fee, a $50 "card fee" and then ~$50 a month.  Way too expensive!  I haven't really checked out any other clubs, but are most this expensive?  Anyone know of any cheap national chains or local gyms in the NYC area?  THx


Dang that IS expensive...but then again I dont really know the going rate for membership to national chains anyhow...my local gym in LA is
$20 a month, no contract, no membership fees, yep, you just pay $20 a month. Pay as you go. And of course you pay for what you get -the machines may not be up-to-date but they work! LOL ...and between paying my trainer and all I can't afford a membership at 24 Hours, Bally's yada yada yada....

I didn't really answer your question....just a comment on all the money you have to put down towards membership fees at national chains... :(

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Black Law Students / Re: The Fitness Thread
« on: June 28, 2007, 01:12:03 AM »
haha, if you didn't have 4000+ posts, one would think you were a sales rep for Body Flex...

I do plan on going to the gym every day or at least 3-4 times a week if possible.  I like being fit, it feels good and I have more energy than if I am lazy.
Jogging sucks.

Same here!!

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