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Current Law Students / Re: Learinng disability's in law school
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:45:13 AM »
And actually yes, there are accommodations for people who get stressed out easily if you're referring to someone with clinical depression or general anxiety disorder. And yes, there are accommodations for people who comprehend things more slowly. It's called dyslexia, and it is an actual medical condition.

So then Harvard and Yale not admitting me for poor grades and low SAT school is a matter of discrimination based on my inability to comprehend things fast enough and that I get stressed out too easily.

I always wanted to be a Yale-man. 

Anyhow - a woman at SIU is suing for reverse discrimination for not being allowed allowed back in this semester for poor grades.  She was just shy of the cut off point and she claims she has medical conditions (ADHD, Dyslexia, BiPolar) that prevents her from learning.  She also states minorities without these conditions and with lower grades were let back in on appeal.

She wants $1.5M in damages.

Here is a link to the article -

Current Law Students / Re: Bald Head In Law Firm
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:25:31 PM »
"black guys look a lot better then white guys"

if you are not just talking about haircuts, then i am offended by your generalization.

Yes, I would like to reaffirm my heterosexuality.  I say this as an objective observer with personal interest as having had a shaved head for over a year.  My opinion and that of others I talked to was that black guys with shaved heads can wear it better than white guys. 

Current Law Students / Re: Bald Head In Law Firm
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:14:45 PM »
If you aren't losing your hair (and by losing your hair I mean being a norwood 4 or greater) then you're a real f**cking feminine hygiene product for wanting to shave a perfectly fine head of hair.

For the norwood 5 and higher's a bald head is a perfectly acceptable option.  It's becoming very common in the business world as a hair style.  It's not just for skin and jarheads anymore.  Just guys who don't want to look 10 years older than they are.  Also, black guys look a lot better than white guys, not sure why it just does.  Oh and if your fat and white, forget it.  You'll end up looking like some sort of hitman from a bad spy movie.

Current Law Students / Re: When You DON'T Do Your Reading
« on: December 05, 2007, 07:07:59 PM »
What about surgery? I had rotator cuff repair yesterday and I didn't get a chance to do the reading for tonight's Torts class. Should I skip the class and enjoy the groovy pain meds instead or should I go unprepared and save the pain meds for after my last final in December? ;)

Go to class and find out who you can sue.

Go to class, but on your way you slip and fall breaking your leg.  Insurance doesn't pay since they say you were not following doctors orders to stay at home.  Sue the professor and the law school for not stressing that you should not attend class in reasonable circumstances but instead having fostered an unstated high pressure enviornment that rewards risky behavior such as yours.  retire.  Become addicted to steady source of pain meds.

Current Law Students / Re: 0L - Suggested pre-study ?
« on: December 03, 2007, 04:54:38 PM »
I should probably have mentioned I'm an unemployed non-trad. I suppose finding another one of the well paying jobs that I was employed in a few months ago so that I can quit on them in six months is what I should be doing. 

I bought an original print of The Paper Chase movie poster off of e-bay to replace the current one I have of Sneakers.  Does that count?

I don't wear suits.  Will this affect my law career? I hope not.

I stopped watching law dramas when the retard on LA Law was the villain in Darkman and they took Night Court off the air.

I suppose I'll be sick of the *&^% soon enough.  No reason to be sick of it before I start.  I like the idea of reading up on the justices though, and various cases.


Are you kidding me? You clearly have no knowledge of online programs. Online programs are not less stringent. Perhaps the FOR PROFIT schools like University of Phoenix is, but actual schools that are accredited and are not for profit are more stringent then many brick and mortar schools. Ask anyone who has taken classes at a brick and mortar facility and taken a class online and they will tell you that they had to do WAY more work for the online class. Do some research instead of throwing your pitiful excuse for an opinion at everyone please.

How many times do I have to say that different programs have different degrees of reputation?  Generally speaking online degrees are looked down upon.  End of story.  I feel sorry for the lamb that was slaughtered to print your AIU degree.  Perhaps if you work on your reading comprehension you'll be able to get a Kaplan law degree.


First of all, generalizing that anyone who went to one school to a single max in LSAT score is a bit petty. Second of all, of course they woudl take the UofI guy in this scenario, and I clearly stated that being borderline with someone else is the only time your school even comes into play. Third of all, if the school was not known to be an online school like Devry or the University of Phoenix then it could go either way. And fourth of all, no degree from an online program actually has the word "online" anywhere on the diploma. Most people will not know that you did an online program unless you said it.

One - Humour is rooted in a degree of truth. 

Two - So we agree. Good.

Three - As I said originally, it's ignorant to assume admissions directors are not aware of online schools and the quality of their programs.

Four - The OP states "My degree will read University College rather than University of Maryland."  Therefore while it doesn't come from a university with "online" in it's name, as I have stated before that it's ignorant (or perhaps I should say insulting) to assume admissions directors wouldn't be aware of this.  If i were a director and came across the name of a school on an app that I'd never seen before, I'd probably do a quick look up to get more information about it, at least to determine that its legit.

Current Law Students / 0L - Suggested pre-study ?
« on: December 02, 2007, 08:41:32 AM »
Two questions: Did anyone read/study content before starting as a 1L (assuming not coming from a pre-law undergrad)? Along those lines, is there content I can put onto my video iPod to watch while working out?

I don't want to buy the textbooks and read them, but I'd like to review some of the content (like course outlines) so that way I walk into class already knowledgeable about some of the stuff I need to know so that it'll be a little easier to take it all in then.  Perhaps listening to podcasts while I work out or have a book like one of the Kaplan 1L study guides.

What did you use and what did you find useful?

Wow this is real accurate. I'm sure that any school is considered better than other schools because they either do not offer online degrees, or they just have four walls that students actually come to every day.

Reconcile the difference: because online schools are known to be less stringent and  restrictive in the quality of students they admit and in their grading structures.  It's nothing to do with being brick and mortar it's because they graduate anyone with a pulse and money, and I'm not sure about the pulse. 

I've also stated that online programs have their own reputations of quality.  Those associated with traditional schools are much better regarded than those who are strictly online and private who are known for graduating anyone.

Genius. No one with any knowledge of online degrees frowns upon them as long as they come from accredited schools.

It's called cognitive dissonance.

They teach the students just as well, but some studies show better, than brick and mortar schools.

Studies sponsored by online institutions and associations.

Comparing Harvard is not accurate, because most people do not go to an Ivy league school.

U of I vs. DeVry - I promise you there is absolutely no f**cking comparison and this is from real world relevant working experience in the industry.  U of I is respected.  DeVry doesn't even qualify as TTT.  It's sceptic tank. I worked with some of the Devry Online instructors and they were pretty dense.  They are the epitome of the expression that those who can't do teach.

Most online degrees will be viewed as any other small college that is not prestigious.  It is like the other poster said, if you have a 177 LSAT they could care less where you went to school, or what your GPA was.

Even Illinois lower state schools are considered significantly more prestigious than DeVry, and I'm comparing the brick and mortars.   

Also, some online program are insecure.  Anyone who is sufficiently intelligent in computers (which would preclude their comp sci students  ;D ) can cheat.

Think about this:

Which would you rather have when applying?


Try this...

You have one spot remaining unfilled, the next two people up on the waiting list are:

Jack - University of Illinois - computer science - 164/3.06
John - Devry University Online - computer information systems - 163/3.87

Who do you offer it to?

(This is a trick question - nobody who went to Devry would score over a 150)

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