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I have a deposit on 4/1 which I wish could be moved to 4/15 - but I think the school knows what they are doing for asking for $325 on 4/1 - even though I am waiting on aid info from them. I wont lose 175 to them just because they think they can collect off of undecideds so early. 

But I will most likley double deposit - even though I dont want to - I am undecided.  And if 2 of the three schools accepts me in the next 2-3 weeks - I am really sorry to say (since I have no money) I will have to deposit there based on waiting for aid info.

so yeah I am possibly looking at 4 deposits (eeeeeeek!) and i really dont want to - but its the system that is flawed - we should know everything we need to know by early March for a 4/15 deadline or at least push back the deadline to 5/15 and increase the deposit money.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 16, 2005, 07:01:47 AM »
only having quickly read the last page - I am throwing myself into this one:

I often forget that to be hispanic/latino means different things because there are so many types of us out there. (black, white, indian, mixed)

but at the end of the day when I think of URM latinos/hispanics as we are typically thought of in the US -

as far as I am concerned Spanish, portuguese, many from South American countries ie: venezuelen, argentinian, braxilian, columbian due to entirely european heritage ARE NOT latinos/hispanics in the traditional sense or URM's.  Having said that convince me and I can change my mind.  Its really a murky issue - but the reality is many Spanish, Venex., brazilians, columbians (the european ones) do not consider themselves hispanic/latino in the wya the US sees traditional hispanics : mexicans, puerto ricans, and few other groups......

but this really isa murky and complicated issue, again.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:51:54 AM »
is there a easy way of deleteing posts?  ughhhh trying to retract as much personal info as possible!

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 11, 2005, 10:05:46 AM »

- my acceptance goes to the highest bidder - I AM  FOR SALE!  PLEASE GIVE ME MONEY!  I just got my first aid letter and I know it was above their median grant money disbursed but the cold hard reality of massive loans left me cold!! I went to sleep thinking about 120K and I woke up thinking 120K!  There is no safetly net for me if some serious financial change happens!   I am the financial net for others and right now having to rely on people who have in part relied on me or with me is freaking me out.

hear that: I AM FOR SALE!!!!
yes its funny but a part of me feels like that.  

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 09, 2005, 10:06:52 AM »
poor is still poor.....

need to look at it in relative terms - otherwise you are always going to have some hardliner say there is no real poverty in the US and people should just suck it up.  Its about equitable opportunity with chance for achievement.  otherwise "not so poor" majority blacks and hispanics are always going to get the short end of the stick.

I generally have problems with people comparing US to 3rd world countries.....apples and oranges - american peeps have a right to equal chance if not equal share and yes the opportunity is always there to grab - but certain groups of people have bigger hurdles that make those opportunities hard to get to.

some people are going to hold on to their faulty logic even while understanding how logic works......there are a lot more Jen..whatever the names out there - thats why it doesn't make sense to try to rationalize with them - they are set in their beliefs.

I know going to law school there are going to be a lot of people who are going to think you are not as smart based on standarized test, or written test , writing paper, or just plain ole intellectual capacity - it all comes down to the fact they dont think you belong there and the only thing you can do is ignore them and kick some gpa a** and have a great time doing it.  Jennaye just proves their are white canditates getting in with lower marks, they of course have the fortune of going under cover unlike URM's.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: March 04, 2005, 12:15:39 PM »
likely no one is hear reading but I got thoroughly annoyed by reading some miscontents talking about the immorality or selfishness, or hurting of ones own cultural/racial group for holding on to acceptance before the due date. 

what the HEY?  yes I was reading some of the responses on mariecuties numbers board and that roberto dude and a few others - what is up with people?    I think anyone who applied has a right to hold onto their acceptances until they are 100 percent sure.  People honestly think they have a shot if one person withdraws....and then to say someone is being selfish is not cool either becasue in reality that person asking or demanding is just as selfish - if the situation were reversed I think the same people asking/demanding would do the same thing.  Its your acceptance until the due date in which case its no longer an issue. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham
« on: February 25, 2005, 09:49:10 AM »
only a select number of people post their info on LSN...having said that no school wants to drop below their current rank - they probably are yield protecting - but at the same time - they are waiting for Columbia and NYU a member of the I have a low gpa and lsat and I got accepted in to Fordham memeber - I am quite satsifed with my acceptance...frodham is still a stronger school than cardoza and brooklyn based on alumni reach in biglaw.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: February 22, 2005, 01:45:56 PM »
actually I think Upenn is doing some extreme yeild protection - making sure whoever they accept presents a strong reason for why they would actually go as opposed to being a 5 or 6th choice in case HYSCC dont take them.

Law School Admissions / Re: (Revived) Latino/a Thread
« on: February 22, 2005, 11:21:18 AM »
thank you - thats too bad - oh well  - I did notice some of the things you mentioned on BLSD - but perhaps the latino/latina thread should become more active? which i am surprised it has compared to its earlier inception....

I think there are a lot of intersting isssues within the hispanic/latino community because of its diversity - I always wondered why it wasnt more discussed - and not just in the mexican community - although that is the largest latino demogrpahpic - I liked to read BLSD because alot of the social issues they discussed are relevant to minorites in general - but even I realized, and rightly so the views expressed were from a black perspective which does not mean "pan-ehtnic" perspective.  I always have to remind myself that - I think hispanics are too quick to look at minority social issues as a WE issue and we expect other minorities to look at it like that - but the reality is many dont.   

when I here of a success story for a black or hispanic individual - I thnk thats great - it builds a sense of hope and gives me a sense of general accomplishment but I dont think many people are that all inclusive - which is too bad...congrats on your acceptances mari too.

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