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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Howard is up there with the T14
« on: December 12, 2007, 12:47:54 PM »

More opportunity for what??

law school admissions, UG admissions, jobs with firms, NFL coaching jobs... pick your poison

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

btw, HBCU, Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Why leave out the "U" when you are refering to a university?

Your first point is a basic logical error from a typical logical reasoning question. I'm saying black students have better odds (i.e. percentage wise, blacks do better), and you are arguing that there are less blacks. I'm not talking about the totals, I'm talkign about the percentages.

Second point.. its a joke, read the first couple pages of this thread

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Howard is up there with the T14
« on: December 12, 2007, 12:17:31 PM »
No, I'm not missing your point. I got it. We both agree that many firms recruit at Howard because it is an HBCU. (So, CLEARLY they are not there for white students...this goes without saying) You think this is the only reason. My point is that THIS IS NOT THE ONLY REASON. Like I said in my last post, firms continuously recruit at Howard because "they know they will find a large number of smart, well qualified minority students (who are receiving a decent legal education) to work for them." 

Answer this question: If the SOLE reason firms recruit at Howard is because it is an HBCU, then why don't they recruit at Florida A&M or any other HBCU like they do at Howard? ........

Because it is the best HBCU?

Exactly. Why is it the best? Because of its ACADEMIC REPUTATION--another reason why many firms recruit from Howard.

Or because its the highest ranked HBC or U (apparently the U is a big deal on here)

Or because its the closest to the major markets (if the firms need a quota of AA on their interview ratio, they are gonna go with the cheapest alternative, not flying all the way to florida)

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.

This thread has been derailed.   :P

derailed by grace of gawd

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Would you rather....?
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:08:25 PM »
mittens, without a doubt...

Would you rather live in a world only with men, or a world only with women?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Would you rather....?
« on: December 11, 2007, 12:03:50 PM »
Starting at a 165, you can have an extra point for every punch you take from Floyd Mayweather. Blows are to the head, but he's wearing gloves, albeit thin ones. How many do you take?

I'd easily take them all because I would pay Floyd Mayweahter $50,000 to take it easy on me.

Thats the $50,000 I would have paid for law school if I wasnt going to be receiving a scholarship for scoring a 180.

LSAC and LSDAS / Re: Quick Transcript Question
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:56:52 AM »
this might be an even stupider (stupider?) question...

Where exactly do I have my transcripts sent? The LSDAS adress through sm, or some email?

Personal Statement / Re: PS ideas
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:50:23 AM »
If you want to write now, go with football--but if you find something on your travels that will make you a stronger candidate, then by all means go for it!  Remember, by writing your PS now (8 months and 21 days before your cycle really begins) you risk denying yourself 8 months of experience, which can really boost the essay.

Bottom line: go with what you have for now, but make sure you don't become too attached to it that you can't scrap it for a better idea when the time comes.  That way, you've got a solid 8 month paper and one really awesome "Flash of lightening" paper too.

yeah... thats what I'm gonna do i think.. it just could be a hassle trying to edit and fix up the PS while traveling... just gotta hope something cool happens

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Wait Isn't Over, People
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:18:33 AM »
Yeah and then after you wait to hear from schools, you get to take exams and wait to get your grades. And then you get to interview, and wait to hear from jobs. And then, if you want to work at a firm, you get to work, and wait to hear if you get an offer. And then, after you graduate, you get to sit for the bar, and wait to hear if you pass.

Get ready to wait for another 4 years or so, kiddos.

and after that, he, and we, get to wait around til we get to retire, and then we wait to die. Thats the life of a law student.

Personal Statement / Re: Magic the Gathering PS - Good Idea?
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:12:23 AM »

Beads of sweat formed under my double chin as I nervously eyed my opponent's Morphling. I had run out of options--my last counterspell was cast, none of my creatures could block the flying blue threat, and Wrath of God was buried deep in my deck. That's when I had an epiphany.

I realized that if I continue my life of getting mana-screwed out of tournaments, I may never get screwed in real life. So I decided to become a lawyer to make myself a more appealing mate in our sexually selective society.

I tried to put this as my sig but it wouldn't fit... bummer

Studying for the LSAT / Re: question about the word "conclusion"
« on: December 11, 2007, 11:09:28 AM »
yeah you guys are right... i guess the root word conclude i.e. final threw me off

but states that

6. Logic. a proposition concluded or inferred from the premises of an argument.

If the lsat isn't using the "logic" use of a word, i dont think anything does

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