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Fotunately, for you and I, even if there were an adcom gestapo they would most likely look for liars and not just jerks.


I'm sorry guys you have me DYING....of laughter.  ;D

Ooh the Gestapo Adcoms are watching you! They are going to reject you. Give me break.

I've said some really crude stuff on here. I'm not apologizing for it either. What happened to free speech people? It sounds to me like Big Tex made booboo regarding his URM status and that is why he freaked out. Other than that if you have nothing to hide, chill out. The only reason I took my picture down (way before this incident occurred) is b/c I was getting creepy stalkers.

Oh yeah (Gives the finger to Boalt) LMAO

I have a very difficult time believing that adcoms. who have thousands of applications to read, search the boards in order to match up profiles. I mean where would they even know to look?

Lesson to everyone: Stop posting all your business.

Oh yeah why did I get SEVEN PMS today from random folks apologizing? I donít care about you. I probably even forgot we had ďbeefĒ. Iím not going to call law schools on you so relax.

Merriam Webster's definition of hispanic:  

of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the U.S.; especially : one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin.

Twarga, please read my post stating how Harvard asks the question. And tell me that someone who honestly thinks of themself as more hispanic (in any way) than white is lying to that question?
did you miss that word... I made it easier for you to catch

The relating to means relating to the noun the adjective is describing, like "This is a hispanic neighborhood."  It doesn't mean relating to like "I can relate, dude. Let's all be hispanic."

Big Tex lied and got caught.  He is a liar.  He tried to be slippery and write his "addendum" to cover his butt, but when he checked "hispanic" his file made it to a separate pile from the white applicants.  He got preferential treatment based on his lie, and as a person competing against Big Tex for a spot at Harvard, I'm outraged.  He's as white as me, and his application should not have any weight over mine because of his lie.  

Please see page 2 of the Harvard application. The question asks "How would you describe yourself?" If Big Tex thinks of himself as hispanic, for this purpose he is hispanic. It is not a lie.


So there you have it.  Big Tex called himself hispanic on his apps, and got URM status as a result, even though he's as white as snow.  Heck yeah these schools are going to feel hoodwinked, and I, for one, don't think he's heard the last of this.... not that he'll ever tell us about it.  Even if things smooth over now, 3 years from now when the ABA goes through his apps and sees "hispanic" checked next to his name, he'll be feeling the heat again.  That would suck to owe over $100K in student loans and be barred from practicing for ethical reasons.  

I am not a fan of BigTex, but I have no problem with him checking Hispanic. The forms clearly ask which group you most identify with, at least a large percentage of them do, and he probably honestly believes he identifies more with hispanics (because of his family) than whites (because of his skin color).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Reality check on salaries
« on: March 10, 2005, 03:19:57 PM »
 . I never found anyone who has found value in working BigLaw, other than the salary. Perhaps making a billionaire another half million, or helping a chemical company avoid being sued for poisoning a nearby water supply is rewarding for some, but not many. If that doesn't bother you, you love the challenge of high-stakes work, and making a lot of money and having the status of a Big City lawyer is sufficient to make you happy, then obsessing over it may be useful, provided you have the grades to get such a job.

Helping a billionare avoid the theft of taxation, or doing the ridiculous leg work that the government requires for him to earn that extra half a million seems like great work for me. Helping a chemical company to avoid the persecution of some ultra environmentalist zealots for killing off some useless animals, this also sounds rewarding to me. Its as if you made the job sound better to me.

No living being is useless; that was a real jackass thing to say.
Perhaps one day I'll be seeing you in court.
Future environmental lawyer

Incorrect. Many living beings are useless. I for one hope you do not defend the virus responsible for Polio, or mosquitos carrying malaryia.
For logicial consistancy, do you refuse to wash with soap? Mow your lawn? to eat at whatever Vegan restraunt sprays for roaches? 

I am sure that I have offended people, and if the adcoms read this board it would take them all of 2 seconds to find my application (not too many people named Braden out there). That being said, I stand by everything I have said. Some people are jerks/losers/tools who need to be told that their behavior is harmful to society.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / As expected: Yale
« on: March 08, 2005, 03:54:30 PM »
See subject.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Christians please read!
« on: March 07, 2005, 07:04:37 PM »
This view is entirely inconsistant with the Bible. In the Old Testament, God was not "be perfect or die." In fact, he continually gave Israel the Judges to free them from the bondage of sin. He sends prophets to free them from Babylonian captivity, even though their place there was punishment for disobeying him. It would be hard to give the old testament a serious read without seeing the pattern, God gives a gift to man, man fails to live up to their end, God does not punish, man continues to fail, God gives 1/100th the punishment originally stated and another means for forgiveness. Even after all this in the New Testament he gives up his son, not because man kind deserved it. But, because he still loved his creation that had scorned him.

So, Jung argues, Jesus comes along not to save the sins of man, but to save the sins of God against men, including Job.  Jesus is the morally perfect form of God who, from the good psychiatrist's point of view, is psychological stable and mature.. and the atonement is for the Old Testament God and not man.

this is really interesting.  to me, it makes much more sense than the usual interpretation.  i've never been able to accept that the God of the old testament (where the rules were essentially "be perfect or die") could suddenly decide that love is all we need to get to heaven.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: which law firms do people want to work for?
« on: March 07, 2005, 10:16:59 AM »
Sorry if I'm asking the obvious, but what's so amazing about Wachtell that everyone wants to work for them?
Give me Cleary Gottlieb any day!

Money (highest starting salary, generally pay greater than market bonus, lockstep bonus), prestige, chance of making partner, doing actual work from the get go, etc.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Name Similarity Between Schools.
« on: March 06, 2005, 10:11:30 AM »
HA HA HA HA. This is hillarious. I can just imagine the administration at Howard sitting around saying "Well guys we need to accept people with lower LSAT/GPA so we won't move up in rankings."

Howard has just about as many on campus recruiters as Harvard despite the fact that its numbers make it third tier toilet. I wonder why so many firms would choose to recruit there. They must have a very nice program.

Howard is in the third tier by choice, and recruiters know that. it could very easily be a top 50, probably even a top 40 school.

And, yes, it does have a great program. they just won first place in region 4 of the Moot Court Trial Advocacy Competition sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America , and will be competing in the national in April.

not to mention all of the distinguished alumni they have. trust me, Howard is better than a lot of the school ahead of it in the USNEWS Rankings.

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