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Just wait til people start realizing that Bush cut the funding for levee-reinforcement in order to pay for Iraq and basically paralyzed the US Army Corp of Engineers who had warned that this disaster was inevitable.

On the other hand, thousands of American soldiers and tens of thousands of innocent civilians are dead because of faulty, possibly intentionally false intelligence and no one seems to particularly care about that. So why would they care about preventing thousands of deaths and the complete destruction of an American city?

A lot of universities are doing that - mine is, and I know Georgia Tech is housing and possibly enrolling 400 Tulane students.

It is inspiring to see the outpouring of caring from so many everyday Americans.

This hurricane was no surprise. This article from October 2004 predicts it almost exactly, down to the smallest details. Pretty spooky, actually. Bush just assumed it wouldn't happen on his watch, so hey, no big deal to cut the funding.

Obviously the focus right now needs to be on caring for the victims, burying the dead and rebuilding the city. But eventually, there needs to be a serious reckoning. A lot of death and destruction could have been largely prevented.

Speed will come with practice and familiarity, don't worry. That's an OK problem to have right now.

Right now, I think you ought to be familiarizing yourself with the test. Again, light study is the key. Maybe once a week, go over it for an hour or so. No more than that right now. Get one of the bibles (the games bible helped me more than I can possibly tell you) and start going through it. I did it a chapter at a time. I'd come home from work and just read through the chapter and do a few of the practice problems. Make sure you really understand what's in that section before moving on. Depending on your skills, it's a good idea to get all the relevant bibles and read them all.

Once you've done that, get a bunch of prep tests, like 20. Try the Real LSATs books (the recent ones, don't bother with the old ones). Work from the oldest to the newest. 

Take the oldest prep test untimed, and see how it goes. Make sure you go over ALL the questions you missed, understand why you missed them. Then go through the questions you got RIGHT and make sure you understand why you got them right. That's often over looked, but it's important. And you've got tons of time, so you can have that luxury. Do a few of these, then move onto timed tests.

If you're finding that there's one section in particular that's really giving you problems, take just that section, untimed, then timed. And make sure you go over all the answers afterwards (even if that's totally not what you feel like doing, it's good for you).

OK, that's all my advice for now. Hope it helps.

Law School Admissions / Re: dean's certifcation letter
« on: August 31, 2005, 03:21:51 PM »
Probably not, depending on the school. Some school's applications ask for a ton of information. Check with the schools you're applying to and explain the situation.

Law School Admissions / Re: fill out diversity essay?
« on: August 31, 2005, 03:21:13 PM »
What if I decide to write on my athiesm and how that makes me stand out?  Would that be looked upon negatively?

It probably wouldn't really make you stand out and could definitely come across as arrogant and/or obnoxious.

Law School Admissions / Re: Did you get in without a diversity essay?
« on: August 31, 2005, 03:09:54 PM »
Thanks Vino, that's exactly what I was looking for.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: DOJ top priority is....
« on: August 31, 2005, 12:58:24 PM »
Well, it was pornographers who attacked on 9/11, after all.

It wasn't?


Law School Admissions / Re: fill out diversity essay?
« on: August 31, 2005, 12:55:14 PM »
I don't understand how the diversity statement is different from the personal statement. Everyone obviously feels that they have something interesting and different to offer to the law school, even if that's not skin color/national origin. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Did you get in without a diversity essay?
« on: August 31, 2005, 12:53:38 PM »
I'm looking at NYU's application, which says:
Optional: New York University School of Law seeks to enroll a student body from a broad spectrum of society, including members of groups underrepresented in the profession. Please indicate here any such groups in which you would include yourself:                                                                 
You are encouraged to attach a brief statement describing aspects of this identity that are relevant to your application.

For me, the answer is honestly no. I don't think that lower-middle class white women from Ivy League schools are particularly underrepresented in law. But is it going to look bad if I don't come up with some sort of answer to this? I feel like anything I come up with would be a stretch and come off sounding insincere.

Anyone know of people accepted who did not fill it out?

For some reason, your desire to include that in a diversity essay somewhat turns me off. I think it might turn others off as well unless you come at it from a different angle.

I don't understand. I specifically said I don't want to include that in a diversity essay.

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