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Incoming 1Ls / Re: California gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
« on: March 14, 2005, 06:41:24 PM »
Shardik, the only thing that should matter to you is your definition.  People get married for an infinite number of reasons.  They get pregnant.  They have arranged marriages.  They don't want to have to support themselves.  When I get married, it'll be because I want to make a lifetime commitment to someone I love.  I don't know your reason, Shardik, and I really don't care.  I'd probably sleep better not knowing.

If the only definition that matters is what you think then why the big push to force your definition on the rest of the country.  A country that doesn't want it.  If two gays want to make a lifetime commitment to eachother the great.  more power to them.  The issue is that they want to force their definition of marriage on me.  Exactly what you are accusing me of above!!

But you dodge the question anyways.  the judge and the movement seek to change the legal definition of marriage.
The question is........What is your definition?  

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: California gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
« on: March 14, 2005, 06:30:06 PM »
'Cause marriage is about making a lifetime commitment to someone you love.  

Ok, good is that your definition of marriage? 
Are you saying that the only requirement for marriage is love and commitment?

yes or no?  If not then what is your definition?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: California gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional
« on: March 14, 2005, 06:08:22 PM »
It’s amazing how the will of the people can so easily be ignored.  Depending on which national poll you look at between 70% - 80% of Americans OPPOSE gay marriage. That’s a lot!  Every state that has ever put the question to the people has come out against gay marriage.  Perhaps majority rule is not a concept we should so easily toss aside.
 
Question:  If 80% of a states population vote with the states legislator to create a law that bans gay marriage should one activist judge overturn that law? 
Freedom doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want.  Freedom means that we govern ourselves and decide what is ok or not ok by majority rule.

Gays are free to live however they please. Those of us against gay marriage don’t seek to say that men can’t have sex with other men.  I don’t care what you do!!!  Just don’t try and hijack something thing that is very important and special to me. 

As for the definition issue.  Yes gays are trying to change the definition of marriage.  The question is “What is your definition of who should be allowed to get married?”
Mine is one man and one woman.  What is yours?
Come on. I want to hear how you define marriage.


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Law School Admissions / Re: The 25%-75% GPA,LSAT
« on: March 13, 2005, 06:37:38 PM »
by "fall into" do you mean
a. above 75%
b. below 25%
c. dead center between them (50%)

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Samford Visit
« on: March 13, 2005, 06:34:19 PM »
ummm…first that may be sickest avatar I have ever sceen…lol  ;)

First, the University of Florida is a great school and personally I would have a hard time passing that up. 

The age old question prevails though.  Would you rather be a small fish in a BIG pond or a BIG fish in a small pond?  If you could somehow be the BIG fish in the BIG pond then great, but most of us don’t get that opportunity. 

I come from a family of attorneys and 90% after law school I am going to join the family firm.  ;D  So rep. is not as important to me.   I want to go to the best school but as I said earlier the quality of education is probably pretty equal between the schools.

This actually only makes my choice harder b/c it not as simple as “just go to the best school”  (reputation wise).  I want a cooperative atmosphere and excellent instructors.

Where are you leaning kristen14? 

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Samford Visit
« on: March 13, 2005, 10:34:08 AM »
By round two I mean this: 

Most students who received money have higher numbers.  Because of that they also have lots of other choices of schools.  Most students apply to at least 5 school and very often many more.   There is a very good chance that a great number of those students will turn down offers from Samford in the coming weeks as the 1st get closer.  That money will become available to other students, and since I feel that I’m in the upper percent of those students I expect to some money (but not as much as the first round or first choice students). 

Does this make since?  I hope I does b/c if I don’t get any money I don’t plan on paying 24k/year at Samford when Miss is 13 ½ k/year. 

April 1st is very soon and I may have to make a payment to two schools until I can make a decision.  $150.00 is not a lot of money when we are talking tens of thousands of dollars and I’d pay it if it gave me more time.

I believe that the quality of education is probably equal at most of the schools on my list.  Only the prestige is not.  I’m looking for schools that I feel comfortable in and will have a good chance to excel.  Money aside, I truly enjoyed the atmosphere at Samford,but I have not seen Miss yet! 

Oh the choices!  Some times I think it would have been easier if I had gotten rejected from all but one school!

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Samford Visit
« on: March 13, 2005, 07:57:07 AM »
Good question.  My list changes somewhat at least once a week and i have not made a decision yet.  I did not get my acceptance from Ole Miss until last night (after i got home from Samford) and i had the whole ride home to think about how much i enjoyed the visit.

Mississippi is ranked and tuition is half of what Samford is.  My decision would be based on on getting enough $$$ from Samford to make the tuition roughly equal. (I applied late and haven’t got any money, but my numbers put me in the top 25% in both categories so I expect to get some in the second round) Also my visit to Miss. will help alot.

I am going to visit Ole Miss. on their accepted students day in April and that will be my first time ever on that campus.  I am also waiting to hear from Alabama and FSU who are my 1 and 2 respectively.

Long story short…I was very impressed with Samford but i still have some tough decisions to make as there are some good schools to chose from.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Samford Visit
« on: March 12, 2005, 07:42:14 PM »
Ok, some thoughts on my visit to Samford today.

First, Wow!  This may be one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever been to.  A++ for aesthetic beauty.  I cannot say enough about the school of law and the university in general (both inside and out)

The thing that caught my attention the most during the day was not part of the tour.  While walking through the library our guide mentioned that the pile of books and notes sitting alone on a desk belonged to him.  He said that he had no problems what so ever leaving his stuff alone for hours at a time in the library.  This includes notes, laptops, books….anything.  While I might not display so much trust in my classmates, he obviously did and that says a lot about the atmosphere at Samford.

No Wireless Internet??!!??  umm…get with the times.  This could be an issue.

Though laptops are not required, students may take any or all of their exams on a laptop.  This is a big deal for me and I was very pleased to hear it.

Faculty – A
Staff – B
Students – A+
Facilities – A++
Technology – B-
Traffic around school – not near as bad as I was led to believe – very manageable.
Housing – expensive….too expensive

Anybody else go?  What did you think?  After visiting Samfords stock has gone way up.  They are my top choice of accepted schools for me that also include:  Mercer, Ole Miss, Florida Coastal, Miss. College.

Thanks Samford for a great day and an all around good experience!

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Samford Visit
« on: March 12, 2005, 07:41:31 PM »
Sorry!! How do i delete this duplicate thread?


Ok, some thoughts on my visit to Samford today.

First, Wow!  This may be one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever been to.  A++ for aesthetic beauty.  I cannot say enough about the school of law and the university in general (both inside and out)

The thing that caught my attention the most during the day was not part of the tour.  While walking through the library our guide mentioned that the pile of books and notes sitting alone on a desk belonged to him.  He said that he had no problems what so ever leaving his stuff alone for hours at a time in the library.  This includes notes, laptops, books….anything.  While I might not display so much trust in my classmates, he obviously did and that says a lot about the atmosphere at Samford.

No Wireless Internet??!!??  >:(  umm…get with the times.  This could be an issue.

Though laptops are not required, students may take any or all of their exams on a laptop.  This is a big deal for me and I was very pleased to hear it.   ;D

Faculty – A
Staff – B
Students – A+
Facilities – A++
Technology – B-
Traffic around school – not near as bad as I was led to believe – very manageable.
Housing – expensive….too expensive

Anybody else go?  What did you think?  After visiting Samfords stock has gone way up.  They are my top choice of accepted schools for me that also include:  Mercer, Ole Miss, Florida Coastal, Miss. College.

Thanks Samford for a great day and an all around good experience!

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