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Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS GPA v. University GPA Addendum
« on: March 14, 2009, 08:24:11 AM »
Law schools only care about your LSDAS GPA and that's what they'll use when making a decision. With that said, you should only write an addendum if you have very VALID reason for those "NP"'s.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: W&M or URichmond
« on: February 27, 2009, 08:19:53 PM »
Go to Richmond only if you want to work in Richmond and are receiving substantial scholarship $$$. Otherwise, go to W&M. And if you're recieving in-state @ W&M, there is no reason for you to even consider an expensive T2 like UR.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: October 13, 2008, 09:58:13 PM »
Violet Hugo Boss V-Neck Sweater
Black A|X boxer briefs
Gap black athletic-cut socks

Black Law Students / Re: CNN's Black In America
« on: July 27, 2008, 12:40:27 AM »
It really did not cover enough issues that are affecting the black community. I was hoping that it would not only try to shed light on the problems that the black community face, but show more of the sucesses and display how diverse of a group of people it is. Like previously said, most of what was discussed, most black people are pretty aware of.

I also felt like it focused too much on older black people and the struggles that they went through;I mean it was releavnt, but they could of went more in depth with the issues of modern young blacks.
Other than that, I think it did an alright job in getting it's messege across.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Is T25 Possible?
« on: July 21, 2008, 04:38:59 PM »
I've just always been a fan of both of those schools, I may want to practice in Houston after school.
You should put an app into UT-Austin.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan v. Duke v. GULC ($)
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:05:27 PM »
Duke for the small class size. Which is about 1/2 of UM and Gtown.

Law School Admissions / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 18, 2008, 01:53:41 PM »

Really?  Your one experience is strong enough to qualify as proof?

How many bachelors in Sociology do I need to get to prove to myself?? I took at least 15 classes in Sociology, and got 1 -A and the rest A's. Those of us who get degrees in a science have to take not just our major courses, but also other science courses too like, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus to satisfy our degree requirements. Sociology majors at my university didnt have to take these level courses, instead were able to take courses like applied statistics and business math to fulfill their requirement.
Like I said before, "That is proof enough to me" that a Sociology degree is "fluffier"...If I compared the difficulty of my advanced microbial genetics course to my concepts in sociological theory class, well...the later was just cake in comparison.

I took Sociology courses bc I was genuinely interested in it, and that probably reflected in my performance in the coursework.

Also, just want to point out that I am sure there are people who were Sociology majors who also had a hard time writing declarative sentences and couldn't perform qualitative research. As I am sure there were Sociology & Biology majors who have no clue how to apply the Hardy-Weinberg equation. 

You wouldn't need multiple degrees in Sociology, but your anecdotal experience isn't necessarily reflective of all experiences of all majors at all levels of university.  If anything, it's proof that the major at your school is fluffier.  For what it's worth, my university did require calculus of Soc majors, in addition to statistics (same stats class required of the science majors), as well as an upper division fieldwork or advanced statistics course. 

In any event, it's obnoxious to criticize anyone's major choice, so I'll just leave it all at that.

My poli sci program required stat, calc, two quantative anylsis classes,macro and micro economics, and a science class within the major. I woudln't consider that fluff. But that's just me... Some schools might have fluff social science programs, but not all.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: RickLax reviews his own book on Amazon
« on: July 15, 2008, 04:50:28 PM »
Hey, Ricky would have gladly paid the $2.50 had the charge been pointed out to him by his server rather than written in plain english on the menu...its the principle of the thing!

Now, if you want to accuse him of being a male private part-riding d-bag you'll get no argument from me...
that amount equal total rvenue he going get from book.


Law School Admissions / Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« on: July 15, 2008, 03:23:13 PM »
Major in something that you are interested in and GOOD at. Whether it be dance or physics, majors just don't matter really. Hard sciences will gets a tad bit of leeawy with the GPA, but nothing significant. And as far as schools, they only matter when you go to a HYS type of school. GPA and (more so) LSAT deterimine it all. If you enjoy sociology and see yourself doing well with it (and maybe having a career in it if law school doesn't work out) major in it.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: July 15, 2008, 08:12:21 AM »
chocolate sauce with whip cream and strawberries


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