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Affirmative Action / Re: GMU and ABA badgering
« on: February 23, 2009, 06:53:38 PM »
No, I didn't, because the link was broken.  I'm just saying that a conservative atmosphere does not mean that it's not diverse. (I am taking diverse to mean in the AA sense here, although I do think that the word as applied there is rather misleading)  You posted the racial status yourself - I'm not sure what else exactly that you want them to do....

Where should I go next fall? / Re: App, OCU, or Miss College?
« on: February 23, 2009, 04:52:14 PM »
As someone who lives fairly close to Appalachian, I can testify to the fact that it is NOT well respected in this area.  Avoid it, if possible.  Where you should go instead depends on where you want to practice, of course..But avoid Appalachian.

All of those schools would probably be good for what you're wanting to do, although realize ahead of time that you should expect not to receive much in scholarships if you're in the mid 160s.  Of those schools that you mentioned, your best bet is probably Fordham, since it's in NYC anyway.  You should also realize that your score on practice tests, particularly internet ones, are probably going to be significantly higher than your real test score.  Whatever you do, don't skimp on LSAT prep.  You are going to NEED some high scores.

Affirmative Action / Re: GMU and ABA badgering
« on: February 22, 2009, 09:19:42 PM »
Conservative =/= not diverse. 

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Getting Ready for the 1st Year
« on: February 22, 2009, 07:54:32 PM »
Tweeti - Exactly what does your program offer?  Does it have a website?  Can you provide us with any more information?  No offense, but we've had more than a few scams posted on here, most of them using free e-mail addresses (Like G-mail).  For me to decide whether or not I can help test this program, I need to know exactly what it is that you're offering, how it's delivered, what's required of me, etc.   Who's writing it?  Do they have any credentials?  What sort of information do you collect regarding your test subjects?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: AAAAAHHH!! Mercer v. Case? CHOICES?!
« on: February 22, 2009, 06:04:08 PM »
The only thing that frightens me is job prospects....That being said, you do have a good point.  Most voters simply don't care about which law school the person they are voting for went to.  I think that the prosecutor positions would similarly not care - the US DOJ Honors program hired Mercer graduates last year...So I guess I'm still leaning towards Mercer.

News Discussion / Re: U.S. News may go under
« on: February 22, 2009, 02:39:35 PM »
Were the US news rankings to go under, we would clearly adopt the old bastion of legal scholarship, the EMMM Rankings.  The EMMM rankings (Which, of course, stands for Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, the creators of the system), have long been shown to be as accurate as any other ranking system and, in some ways, perhaps even moreso.  By doing away with the entire LSAT/GPA/Hair color system used by publishers like US News, they individually tailor each of their rankings to each individual student, completely taking out any factors of background, achievement or geographical location.  Imagine - a wholly unbiased ranking system!  It truly is blind to the attempts of alumni to bolster their own school's ranking as well - another major problem with US News.  All in all, it is rather shocking to me that the EMMM system has not been adopted elsewhere - clearly, it has major positive points that should be considered.

  I've read several cases, some of them being the ones that are generally assigned to 1Ls, and I didn't seem to have trouble with it.  While it did take a bit longer to read, I looked up some commentary on it and I feel that I got the important parts...

  Your first paragraph didn't make sense with regards to the rest of the post.  What exactly are you trying to say?

While on the subject of older English literary works: Chaucer in the original Old English has to take the cake, IMHO.

Oh, yeah, now that I remember, they do recommend nights going later into the evening...But I thought that was quite a bit of hyperbole, especially since I'm a fast reader.  I'm sure that's the case at some points, but not the norm.  Eventually, you simply run out of helpful things to do.

  Yeah, I'm a 0L, and perhaps I do have an overstated idea of how much time that I'll need to spend, but...I don't tend to cram, and I do tend to do extra stuff on my classes.  I was planning on basically putting in a 9-to-5 between classes and the library, then not thinking about law at all by the time I get back home...

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