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Come on.  I said that there were some exceptions. But generally, I don't care if it's genetics, or experience or tradition.  If men and women suddenly switched roles you'd have a huge increase of crap-filled diapers, and toddler concussions.



If we're going to accept that statement, then I suppose women being crappier drivers, less intelligent, etc. are all true as well.

Ooooh good one.  Rather than arguing directly with my point you came up with a completely unrelated example.
Do you really think that the majority of men have the instincts, experience, desire, and patience to do as good of a job as women?  


Its not really that unrelated, the same principle is at issue. If you're willing to accept the fact that women are genetically predisposed to being better parents, then you would have to be willing to at least accept the possibility that women are genetically inferior in some ways, examples being intelligence, driving, etc.

Okay, I'll accept that women and men are genetically different.  Men are generally stronger, bigger, and faster.  Am I wrong about that too?

Now please answer my question:
Do you really think that the majority of men have the instincts, experience, desire, and patience to do as good of a job as women in raising small children?  

Some men, yes. Some men, no. Also, some women yes, some women, no. I don't see a difference in parenting skills between men and women. Generally, people are people and the degree of parenting skills they have is generally a result of the type of person they are.

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Come on.  I said that there were some exceptions. But generally, I don't care if it's genetics, or experience or tradition.  If men and women suddenly switched roles you'd have a huge increase of crap-filled diapers, and toddler concussions.



If we're going to accept that statement, then I suppose women being crappier drivers, less intelligent, etc. are all true as well.

Ooooh good one.  Rather than arguing directly with my point you came up with a completely unrelated example.
Do you really think that the majority of men have the instincts, experience, desire, and patience to do as good of a job as women?  


Its not really that unrelated, the same principle is at issue. If you're willing to accept the fact that women are genetically predisposed to being better parents, then you would have to be willing to at least accept the possibility that women are genetically inferior in some ways, examples being intelligence, driving, etc.

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Come on.  I said that there were some exceptions. But generally, I don't care if it's genetics, or experience or tradition.  If men and women suddenly switched roles you'd have a huge increase of crap-filled diapers, and toddler concussions.



If we're going to accept that statement, then I suppose women being crappier drivers, less intelligent, etc. are all true as well.

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The issue I have with emailing the guy at his private email address is that it probably won't be added to your file for one thing, he's going to read it and then probably forget it. He is undoubtedly a busy guy and probably doesn't have time to add the letter to your folder, which is where it needs to be when they go to take somebody off the WL.

Right.  So email it to her and send a hard copy to the admissions office. And mention in your email that you're sending the hard copy.  That should cover all the bases, shouldn't it?

Meh....maybe. I think the better word is proactive (as was used before). I think best case scenario for this situation...where do you live OP? If you live close, use the email address to see if you can set up a short meeting with the dean. Say you're not looking for an interview but that you just wanted to discuss a few things with him/her in person. Then, bring a hard copy of the letter you've written and give that to the admissions people when you get there. Tell the dean basically what you wrote in the letter and then at the end mention that you left a hard copy to be added to your file.

Yeah but it might come off as a bit overbearing.

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In my experience, admissions people are really a lot more human than people give them credit for. I was in a similar situation recently, so I just called the assistant dean of admissions and asked why I was WL'ed. The dean was extremely candid, read all the comments he made on my file to me and explained exactly why I was WL'ed. You might consider doing something like that. The issue I have with emailing the guy at his private email address is that it probably won't be added to your file for one thing, he's going to read it and then probably forget it. He is undoubtedly a busy guy and probably doesn't have time to add the letter to your folder, which is where it needs to be when they go to take somebody off the WL.

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Law School Applications / Re: DO YOU MISS THE APP CYCLE???? :(
« on: April 07, 2008, 10:26:20 AM »
I actually do want to take the LSAT again....I never did because I was afraid I would do worse on it, but my practice average was actually higher than what i ended up getting.

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I thought it was the norm to send LOCIs on a monthly basis until you actually get a decision from them.  Is this not the case?

I'm gonna say no on that one, unless that is the norm for that particular school. Otherwise I think they would probably just get annoyed by it and quit reading them. I think really the main point of an LOCI is to show them that if you are accepted you will attend, so if you made that clear in your first letter then I think you are probably good to go.

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why are you sending a second?

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Law School Applications / Re: Suggestions and Advice Needed
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:08:14 AM »
Maybe think about going to a lower ranked school. I was just looking through Iowa's faculty for example. Iowa's faculty has a very good reputation. As I was going through, it looks like there is probably about 3/4 from T14's, however, there is several from other T1's and a lot from Iowa itself. Maybe pick a school where you think you'd like to get a position, apply there, graduate very high, and then try to get into academia there? They actually have somebody that got their JD from wayne state as well, so I think if you go to a lower ranked school and just work really hard you might be ok.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which test is harder?
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:03:05 AM »
People say february is the hardest....I've never taken it so I couldn't say.

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