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Studying for the LSAT / PS for LR page 444 Q. 4
« on: August 25, 2008, 01:28:25 PM »
How is the answer (E)?  Specifically, how do you infer from the stimulus answer (E)?

I've read the explanation but I think I'm stuck on the "inference" part of the question.  Or rather, what LSAT means when they ask to infer.

1.   harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
2.   the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.
3.   the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, esp. in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.

I would say the law has been sympathetic since the dawn of man. So, when a court rules in favor of plaintiff or defendant, they are not in "harmony of or agreement in feeling?"
"Harmony or agreement in feeling"?  Really?  Be prepared to have your idealism take a hit.

You seem to see AA as some sort of punitive damages. Let me ask you a question: Do you consider paying taxes to fix roads that you don't drive on fair or punitive in nature. You don't. Why not? You don't consider them a punishment because better roads are better for society. Better roads can prevent accidents and damage to your car or save your life. It is without a doubt that residents of poor neighborhoods commit more crime and damage to themselves and others. Lets liken them to a bad road. What can we do to fix this road? AA is a mechanism to try to fix this damaged road. It offers those with less opportunity a chance of success and gives an opportunity to succeed. Its up to them to decide what to do with the opportunity. I understand that you can argue a loss of job opportunity or scholarship or place in school. But I would argue that you have had an enormous amount of opportunities and mechanisms to allow for your success.
Your analogy is flawed.  Fixing the roads would be more analogous to fixing public education in underprivileged neighborhoods.  On average, URM's score 10pts lower on the LSAT (141 v 151).  AA will be hard pressed to solve that problem by itself.  AA is more akin to buying new tires for some cars and not for others because some roads suck.  Fix the road and you won't have to buy new tires.

General Board / Healthcare Insurance for Law School
« on: July 22, 2008, 11:52:02 AM »
As an FSU undergrad, we are required to carry health insurance.  I'm trying to find out if this is a general policy at law schools as well?

For older students (I'm 40), what kind of monthly payments should I be looking at?  So far, the quotes have been between $148-161.  That doesn't seem out of whack but if anyone is paying less and thinks they are adequately covered, I'd like to hear from you.



"A private law school in Southern California has been sold to Knowledge Investment Partners, in a transaction with an estimated value of $5 to $10 million. The Swiss-based company already owns seven educational facilities, most located in Europe."

Hope it goes smooth.


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Transferring?
« on: July 18, 2008, 10:14:13 PM »
The T2 I'd like to transfer too will consider you if you are top 30%.  Better than a stick in the eye.

You are all entitled to your opinion, but it seems to me like most of the people who think bush is the worst ever, completely ignore his accomplishments.
Excellent idea!  Why don't you list his accomplishments and let these haters list what he did wrong!?  That should give us some kind of yardstick to go by.

Just here for support!  Be 41 when I start  :o 

Kids (young adults :) )in my undergrad class are cool.  I wouldn't expect that to change in LS.  However, I'm really hoping there is a sizable group of older students.  It would be nice to be around people my own age again hehe.  Such is the price of education.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Application Process
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:20:51 PM »

General Board / Re: Fifth Tier Toilet
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:17:24 PM »
I just read an article in online magazine.  Didn't save it.  The gist of it was that anyone coming out of law school who was willing to do public interest work for 120 consecutive months would have their debt repaid.  I got the impression this was supposed to take effect in Nov. of this year.  It was probably attached to a law school website I was surfing.  If someone finds it post it, see if we can't confirm the details.

Bailey was onto the right idea.  It isn't that there are too many lawyers.  It's the cost of legal fees that prohibit people from getting the legal help they need.  Now I know some of you think the law was created some 20 odd years ago so that your mommy and daddy could be proud of their little spud.  It wasn't.  The law is for all of us, from Bill Gates down to the guy who just defecated on himself sleeping in an alley.  If you want to go work for the Bills of the world, then have at it.  Best of luck.  I, and others here, have no desire to work for Bill or BIGLAW.  I'll go where I'm needed and fight the fights I want.  Debt be damned.

However, I do appreciate your concern over my financial well being.  In light of that, you can put me on retainer since it's only a matter of time before your caught in the back of a limo with 1/2 a key of coke and a couple prostitutes (didn't ask for IDs on that underage one??  oh that's trouble.)  ;D

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