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before law school i'm traveling to new zealand.. my gf wants us to stay together while i do that.. yeah, right... just gotta figure out how to break it to her

Hilarious!  You post this whole thread about your blog and only make 4 posts?  LMAO!

In his defense, it is Brett Favre. Maybe the painkillers got him again, although he looks spectacular on the field.

Acceptances / Re: Iowa - Don't Go There
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:23:03 PM »
my concerns about the amount of debt compared to to the potential for a job that will pay it off are rising.  it seems like one needs to be top tier, top of class for any assurance of financial security

i know... i'm starting think the best strategy for law school is to get a scholarship to a tier 2 or 3 and not have to worry about the debt, and if you can't get a job, you dont really have that big of a problem

I'm applying next year and i've got my list down to about 60 schools from all over the rankings which i could see myself at, and i am constantly reading posts like this which make me whittle away another school.. pretty soon, i'll have 0

btw, I tried to put that whole quote in your sig as my sig, but wouldn't fit... hilarious

Personal Statement / Re: PS ideas
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:16:47 PM »
write about football!  I wrote about my experiences on my college sports team, and it's worked really well for me so far.  I would also guess that law schools get more applicants who have spent time abroad than they do football players.

good point

Personal Statement / Re: Magic the Gathering PS - Good Idea?
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:15:52 PM »
Risky. Really risky is all I am saying.

What's the point of taking a risk like this when there are so many ways of writing a great PS without talking about MTG?

cuz its magic.. obvious

Law School Applications / Re: Toby Stock Call Thread
« on: December 13, 2007, 12:12:15 PM »
just out of curiousity...

i'm applying during next year's cycle and will be out of the country when i apply.. i won't be applying to harvard, but if i did, what would they do?.. he wouldn't be able to call me, cuz i'd be in new zealand and i dont think i'll have a cell phone.. would they tell me to call at a certain time or what?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Hypotheticals
« on: December 13, 2007, 08:21:50 AM »
A genie appears, and makes you an offer:  your level of intelligence will be increased by one level of magnitude (if you're in the top 1%, you move to top .1%, top .1% moves to top .01%.).  But, for the rest of your life, you will be unable to pronounce the letter "T" in any way.  Do you do it?


The same genie guarantees you fantastic sex, once a week, with the partner of your choice, guilt free, and completely on the up and up, for the rest of your life.  But if you accept the offer, you don't get to start taking advantage of it for the next two years, and as soon as you accept, you must immediately become a long haul truck driver, and drive a semi-trailer across the country every day for the next two years, and every delivery is massively urgent -- you will be under pressure to deliver goods by driving 12+ hours a day every day for the next two years.  Do you take the offer?  Whatever is going on in your life right now gets put on pause, and there are no repercussions for being gone from school/work/whatever for two years, and if you accept you instantly have the ability to drive a semi like a pro.

Yes. aaaaaaaaaand a resounding Yes- always wanted to see the country anyway

There would have been no Team America: World Police.

The real tragedy would be we'd have a lot less to make fun of.

On second thought, I dunno: "Lockbox"

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Howard is up there with the T14
« on: December 12, 2007, 02:26:22 PM »
The main point of this discussion, imo, is not that Howard provides more opportunities, but that being black provides more opportunities. Which we all already knew.

If being black "provides more opportunities", how do you explain the incredibly LOW number of black students in law school in the United States?

"being black provides more opportunities" needs to have appended to it the following massive qualifier: "assuming that you're a black person who has made it past a certain bar".

the reason for this is exactly what lalalagirl points out: the low number of black students in law school.  employers want black law students, but there's a very small number in general and particularly coming out of the very best law schools.  hence, black law students do enjoy some benefits due to the fact that they are rare and prized.  but only once they've made it to a certain point.

anyway, just my two cents.  i'm just an affluent heterosexual white anglo-saxon protestant male from the upper east side, so if i'm way off in my assessment, please feel free to ignore.

(do i really want to wade into this?  why?)

i agree, i should have prefaced my comments by saying something along the lines of: when b v w applicants have the same hard factors... with all other things being equal, blacks have an advantage...

but 95% of the time, all other thigns aren't equal

Law School Applications / Re: PinkTiki?
« on: December 12, 2007, 02:22:29 PM »
I feel like I just wasted 25 minutes reading through this thread... what a waste of time lol

I spent 10 minutes trying to find TITBBQ, but that only led me back to here, and then I spent 15 minutes searching out how Pink Tiki says congrats like a robot.

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