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http://www.thecrimson.com/printerfriendly.aspx?ref=513563

gotta love cronyism

http://scientificactivist.blogspot.com/2006/02/breaking-news-george-deutsch-did-not.html

Though not a solution, affirmative action offers the only current practical remedy for race, sexual preference and gender based discrimination. I am not condemning this decision I am simply saying the same opportunities should be forwarded to people who face abnormal amouts of barriers and hurdles in comparison to typical WASPs

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Harvard (the it factor)
« on: July 09, 2007, 01:55:04 PM »
bump

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Harvard (the it factor)
« on: July 09, 2007, 08:24:25 AM »
And you say you can't get into Harvard?

Shocking, I know.

my head is bloody but unbowed

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Harvard (the it factor)
« on: July 08, 2007, 10:48:23 PM »
120

Did you just let your brain puke through your keyboard?

Pretty much
I have been drinkin a lil and my girlfriend doesn't come back in town till tomorrow so call it what you will.

By the way, I see your 120 and raise you a 118.

Bee-yacht-itch

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Incoming 1Ls / Harvard (the it factor)
« on: July 08, 2007, 08:35:39 PM »
First off limme start off by stating in no way can I get in to Harvard, unless of course I plan on taking both my LSAT over as well repeating my whole undergraduate experience at a different university. As much as I would like to be adorned in crimson it's simply not gonna happen. What I would like insight on is...this supposed, alleged, proposed "X" factor/mystique that has been perpetuated over the years that seemingly no other educational institution can generate. I constantly hear ridiculous circumstances where all things being equal a Harvard student would get a position over a Chicago, Columbia, Cornell...etc student. Okay, fine. I don't think anyone will ever dispute that. But beyond getting into rare job placement quarrels with the average  Joe T14 what else does Harvard have to offer. If I get a flat tire can I dial a secret number or luminate a capital H in the sky (assuming it's dark) and in less than 15 minutes I am back rolling again. I just don't get it. Maybe I am naive, but thats why forums like this exist. Why for instance would anyone deny a full scholarship at Duke versus debt at Harvard assuming they don't come from recent internet or old robber baron money? What on earth is someone losing out on by not attending Harvard? You mean to tell me that the avg. T6'er is simply not privy to these esoteric opportunities that exist only in Harvard? Do they have an semi annual lamborghini give away? What the Hell is it?

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Black Law Students / Re: Dating & Relationships in Law School
« on: July 05, 2007, 09:38:45 AM »
To brothers...time management is key in law school no one can dispute that, but for those of us who want to continue our player lifestyles what do you make of it??
 8)

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The GPA makes you unpredictable.  You'll get into some t14s with the 166, but it's hard to guess which ones.  Probably Cornell/GULC/Duke.  Maybe MVP.  I wouldn't say a t6, but who knows.

I think he has a shot at CCN.  He should apply to all of the T14, of course.  Since he's been out of school for so long I don't think his GPA matters so much.  And he's a black male, of course. 

Thanks for the hope. I have considered taking the test again in September, but man oh man that would be a female dog. I personally don't think no-AA will affect UMich significantly, because at the end of the day the adcoms will push which ever agenda they want to set forth. I just hope the liberals in place at the various university adcoms across the nation continue to believe that though AA is not a solution it is damn sho better than nothin

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Black Law Students / Re: Shortage of Black Men in Law (Dismal)
« on: July 02, 2007, 09:23:10 PM »
Let's be honest, who in their right mind wants to spend an additional THREE more years in school NOT MAKING MONEY! When you can go out and get a job w/ PAID vacation AND benefits AND a yearly salary!?!

"Why the hell am I gonna force myself FURTHER into debt when I managed to get thru school with little to no debt. Now I gotta take some awkward-ass test that doesn't make any sense and you gotta score ridiculously high to get into one of those Ivy League schools. Plus I only know a handful of cats who are actually goin' to Law School, ain't nobody else goin' thru this mess.

Hell, everybody else I know got their college degree and is making good money. I got my Business degree, I'll be straight, if I want to I can go back to school after I worked for a couple of years and saved up some money. But for now I'm tryin' to make that paper!"

Now how many of us have had this conversation with someone or heard a brutha use this similar justification for why they aren't going to Law School?

Let the church say Amen.
That is the conversation I had with myself after I graduated with my bs. I wouldn't have gone to law school if someone stuck a gun to my head. I got my MBA because I didn't have to quit work. So here I am now, about to begin this 3 year journey. The good thing is my folks will front me tuition, because they are very education-centric and as long as I continue to do positive things with my life they will support my endeavors. Don't think I am not aware of how generous a blessing that is because I certainly am. So i guess it boils down to brothers not being comfortable with being without income for 3 years in conjunction with racking up a gang of debt. It actually makes sense, but I still haven't figured out why med school over law school

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Law School Admissions / Re: The speculation is over, so now I can ask
« on: July 02, 2007, 01:02:17 PM »
I don't think you have much shot at T14 with that GPA, even with the URM status. You'd need another "Wow" type soft factor to make up for the GPA. Apply to a range of schools in the Top 30.

That kinda sucks. I thought my softs were pretty good. I may take the test again, Christ that will be a pain in the ass. At some point in time I will give admissioni consultants a ring.

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