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Pittsburgh is driving me crazy. I submitted 12/31/07 went complete 1/09/08 and have yet to hear as much as a peep about the admissions process from them.

I must say though, DePaul was by far the quickest thing ever. I submitted on 12/31/08 and was accepted in late January. They have done an astounding job of providing accepted students with ample information to help them make their decision. If anyone from DePaul is reading this, thanks for the shirt and kudos to your staff on a remarkable job.

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Affirmative Action / Re: Why is race still an issue?
« on: April 03, 2008, 01:15:50 PM »
I agree that racism still exists. I never said it didn't...

But, I do feel as though you are looking at the issue through black and white lenses.

I wasn't trying to start a war, I was just curious why in a mostly post-modern society, we have yet to transition from race based programming to class based.

Thanks for your post. I found it valuable.

Disclaimer: I am an ardent free marketeer. Though I can see where Marx/Lenin come into play, I promise you that I am not professing any communist ideals. I am simply asking a question and hoping to hear from people who fall on both sides of the debate so that I may be able to have a more informed opinion on the matter.

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Affirmative Action / Why is race still an issue?
« on: April 03, 2008, 12:58:01 PM »
Why are law schools still concerned with race? I would think a socio-economic scale would be more appropriate for creating a diverse class <obviously my argument hinges on a broad definition of diverse> than race would. I am aware that there may be a correlation between race and socio-economic status, and therefore, the difference between the two systems is small. But, does anyone feel that it may be a necessary distinction?

I don't know how to feel about a URM from the Northeast who went to private school his/her entire life being afforded privileges than a non-URM from the Midwest/South who had to raise his/her own siblings because their father skipped town and their mother was working 3 jobs to support the family. Obviously extreme examples, but the point stands, and the question remains: should we be more concerned with socio-economic status than race at this point?

I am not too well versed in either of the arguments and I am not taking a position, I am just curious what each side believes.

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Law School Applications / Re: What stats are needed for UF?
« on: March 28, 2008, 03:24:20 PM »
And I'm an idiot.

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Law School Applications / Re: What stats are needed for UF?
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:54:33 PM »
I agree.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:39:49 PM »
Well that is good to know.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:06:28 PM »
Here is another question for you. Since you've been incredibly helpful so far, I think I will abuse you until you get sick of me. Hopefully I can milk you for 1 or 2 more questions.

Say I do the dual degree, which is my goal. After graduation, most of the job opportunities for a person with those qualifications are going to be in places like D.C., especially since I'd like to work for the FBI or State Department. Does DU's career center help place people in regions outside of Denver? Is there an alumni base that leaves the Rocky Mountain Region for greener pastures <term meant for purely figurative use> that I can tap in to? What are the Int. Law opportunities like in Denver? I always thought of Denver as being a trucking and shipping capital, sort of a domestic logistics center, more than a place with many multi-national companies.

The thought of living in Colorado intrigues me as I am a fan of the outdoors and open spaces. However, D.C. is my home, where my family/GF of 6 years live, and where most of the job opportunities I'd like to eventually pursue are.

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Law School Applications / Re: What stats are needed for UF?
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
Reading that, I realize I assumed LADIstar is a "he"....

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:49:45 PM »
Thanks for the info. Any clue as to why the school's ranking dropped 10 spots?

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Law School Applications / Re: What stats are needed for UF?
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:40:45 PM »
He didn't explicitly say that in the post, so I didn't want to assume anything.

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