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Half the adcomms probably smoke pot anyway.  Not a big deal I would guess.

TITCR

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: March 03, 2009, 04:35:50 PM »
Do nothing. Chill out. Drink some beers. Have a good time. Law school will begin in due time, and there will be plenty of work to be had at that point. And as for the job search, remember that if you start using NALP to compile employers now you'll have to pay for your mail merge lists whereas they'll be free once school starts.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pros/Cons of Cornell?
« on: February 28, 2009, 05:00:25 PM »
Go to Duke. Go to Duke. Go to Duke. Go to Duke.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
« on: February 09, 2009, 03:57:48 PM »
I live about a thirty-minute walk from the law school and walk all the time. I usually avoid the minus wind chill days, but even then, it can be done. I prefer walking in the cold to waiting for the bus in the cold. Anyway, when it's actually *nice* out, it's time to break out the bike.

And just to reiterate, there are university housing pets-OK buildings all over Hyde Park, including... looks like around 6... on the north side of Hyde Park. Look for the paw print: http://reo.uchicago.edu/gradhousing-list.shtml

OK, back to this obnoxious memo. If you catch me posting again today, please yell at me.

This is correct. I was mistaken because I was only offered and apartment on the north side and when I asked about the possibility of moving to a different building told that there weren't any others available - but that probably had more to do with the time that I moved up.

Even more reason to like university housing.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2012
« on: February 07, 2009, 02:39:30 PM »
Just some info:

I live in University housing and I really like it. If you want to be surrounded by all of your classmates its probably not the way to go - most of my neighbors are divinity students - but we have a really nice apartment (much nicer/larger than Regents) and pay like half the price (795/mo). That said, if you don't have any pets you should request a building on the more northern side of HP. You can't walk to the school like I can, but you'll be closer to the gym, the restaurants/bars, and to all your fellow students when you do want some company.

Just my two cents.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: University of Chicago Class of 2011
« on: February 07, 2009, 02:34:32 PM »
omg at "posner answers the feminists" today. who wanted to hug posner/hit him in the face with a pie? (i'm in the latter group.)

What wasn't to like about Posner? He shot down an entire critical perspective in under 10 seconds. Oh yeah, maybe thats what not like about him. Whatever, good laugh.

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Affirmative Action / Re: QUESTION FOR AMERICANS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
« on: October 26, 2008, 11:49:22 AM »
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I'm assuming you're young and just don't know any better.

And I'm assuming you're a dummy.

Actually, its not an assumption, because you're trying to prove that white women are affected by AA policies in college admissions by pointing to Title IX. I might be "young" but I'm not stupid. I already knew that Title IX existed.  The fact that its illegal to discriminate against someone is not equatable to saying that they beneficiaries of AA in college admissions decisions. The point is that no white woman's application is put in a special pile because she's a woman. There is no white woman at HLS that scored a 158 on her LSAT.

By the way, I support AA. I just think you're coming at this from the wrong angle. A better way to point out the problem with opposing AA is that college loans are a form of AA - government backed support for a group of people who otherwise would not be able to attend college. But you don't hear any rich kids with 1100 SATs saying, "Man, if the government didn't give all those poor assholes money to go to college I'd be in by default."

But I digress. You're a dummy.

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Affirmative Action / Re: QUESTION FOR AMERICANS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:14:07 PM »
There are no affirmative action policies in place that benefit white women (at least in the college admissions game, which is what is generally considered on this board). White women are treated exactly the same as white men by admissions departments. Don't be a dummy.

Umm, AA started with women, hell title 9 is AA gone mad. They don't give white women an advatange in admissions becuase AA worked so well for them in the 60-70s that they make up half the damn population in school now. GET BACK IN THE KICTEHN U WOMENZ

Alright, you just said the same exact thing I did. They don't give white women an advantage in admissions.

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Affirmative Action / Re: QUESTION FOR AMERICANS ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
« on: October 25, 2008, 05:09:39 PM »
There are no affirmative action policies in place that benefit white women (at least in the college admissions game, which is what is generally considered on this board). White women are treated exactly the same as white men by admissions departments. Don't be a dummy.

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Affirmative Action= Reverse racism.
I thought the point was to get ride of racism world wide... Supporting something that induces it seems a bit counterproductive
I'm a minority and I think its wrong, besides it only really benefits one minority group.

Can't argue that.

Two problems,

1. While it may be true that, in the macro sense, blacks get the most "benefit" from AA, this is only because they're the largest minority group. In terms, of individual people, the group that tends to get the most benefit would be native Americans.

2. The way you are defining 'racism' is a lack of colorblindness. But there are very strong arguments that racism is something that can only be effected by dominant groups, such that recognizing the skin color/race of minority groups is not racism but race awareness. If racism is deeply entrenched in our society, then being color blind doesn't eliminate racism, it legitimizes it.

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