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Black Law Students / Re: Latest Cosby Comments
« on: May 15, 2006, 01:37:12 PM »
sup 8) ;) :P

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Black Law Students / Re: Latest Cosby Comments
« on: May 15, 2006, 01:33:06 PM »
I saw Cosby on CNN.  The comments he made were almost verbatim to parts of his speech at Spelman's graduation yesterday.

I agree with Cosby...and encourage those of us that agree to pass on his message to our hard-headed lil cousins, brothers, sisters, and neighbors who think it is so cute to act SO stupid.  You may also run into people in law school who are trying to act like a thug under the guise of "keepin it real."  How much of a thug can you be with a Con law book in your hand?  Let it go boo...let it go... 

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Black Law Students / Re: Howard Open House
« on: March 26, 2006, 03:03:55 PM »
From Gemini's post...

Cons:
1. I wasn't that impressed with the campus...doesn't seem very high tech.  The library was ok. - this was a small con

They are doing some remodeling (someone just donated some $$, so by the time ya'll get there, the classrooms will be updated.  We'll see...it is an HBCU you know...
3. The professor used the socratic method, one student was not prepared and the class was held up for about 40 minutes while she waited for him to respond....I would have been upset if I had paid my money for this. Hopefully she was just trying to make a point.  I also was not impressed with the sample of students she called on to answer questions and wondered if this would be a representative sample of my classmates (I'm probably wrong for that comment - but hey - an honest thought).

This was definitely not the norm...I mean, some professors WILL definitely embarrass you - but I think they were trying to make a point more than anything else.  Also, you will learn very quickly that the people who talk in class all the time are the main people that you do NOT want to listen to or study with.  They may sound good, bad, or whatever....none of that matters if you can't put it on paper.
4. I met a number of applicants and current students and EVERYONE I spoke to was a poli sci, social science or communications major.  No hard science background and no one interested in IP and no mention of IP offerings during the entire session. I even inquired with professors and wasn't able to get much information. I do know from the website that they offer a number of courses but nothing specialized to my field of interest and it is defintely not their selling point.

They have a lot of IP stuff going on.  I am taking intro to IP next semester, my mentor is an engineer that is focusing on IP, and there are several engineers in my year....guess you just didn't run into the right people. 
Pros:
1. There was a genuine since of community given off by the student body and faculty as well. Both were very willing to step forward and meet and greet potential matriculates as well as make sure that you had the aswers to any questions.

This is true - everyone will help you out...including me ;)
3. I had previously read about the numerous recruiters that come to Howard and one of the things that made me apply was the job prospects. The students there only confirmed this.  They spoke about how easy it was to secure summer positions and how often recruiters showed up. 

Recruiters are on campus all the time (but none of that matters if you don't have good grades - LOL!!).  You can definitely find a job -- but saying it is easy, especially after 1L is a bit of a stretch...

4. There was also a brief presentation by the mock trial team and the trial advocacy team. Both were impressive.

They are the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Black Law Students / Re: Howard Open House
« on: March 23, 2006, 04:33:48 PM »
normalization puts most people between 80-83

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Black Law Students / Re: Howard Open House
« on: March 23, 2006, 02:55:22 PM »
Ya'll betta not read nothin for Open House - unless it's a magazine that you were browsing through on the Metro.  Roxie's philosophy - DO NOTHING (absolutely nothing!!!!!!  nada, zip, zero, nil, zilch) until you start legal methods.  You will have plenty of time to get your brain in gear.

Curve is out of control - that is all I will say. ;)

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Black Law Students / Re: Question for Howard Students
« on: March 20, 2006, 06:58:52 PM »
If you have a scholarship you will be fine.  Are you taking out loans? That's your living money.  I haven't had any problems - until this semester when I had to start investing in suits...that sucked up lots of money REAL FAST! :o

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Black Law Students / Re: Question for Howard Students
« on: March 15, 2006, 07:24:33 PM »
I know some people that went.  I didn't. Didn't seem to help them with grades.

Enjoy your summer....drink, eat out, talk to your friends, lay on the couch, surf the net, go to the dentist, get your hair cut, clean your house, go to the mall...you won't be able to do those things without a serious guilt trip after LS starts...

::roxie....sneaking around on the internet when she should be spending her spring break writing an appellate brief :-\::

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Black Law Students / Re: NBLSA Convention 2006 in DC
« on: March 12, 2006, 07:44:01 PM »
Another tip - streets downtown start with the single letters of the alphabet, then go to one syllable in alphabetical order, then 2 syllable, then 3 syllable - all in alphabetical order. Downtown is where the letters start (although there is no A street downtown...actually, there is no B street either...anywhere that I know of) and the letters go upward nothward. The quadrants are separated by north capitol street, south capitol street, east capitol street.  There is no west capitol street (don't ask why).  Letters (and then alphabetical names) go east/west, numbers go north/south - throw in some random state names going in both directions, circles, highways, and landmarks, and you have total chaos!  LOL!!  It's actually easy.  Just don't get lost and end up in Virginia!!  You'll never find your way back.

Ok - i was just reading about the Freemasons (instead of reading property like i am 'posed to be doing)...SCARY! :o

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Black Law Students / Re: NBLSA Convention 2006 in DC
« on: March 08, 2006, 06:54:05 AM »
Laurel to DC in 20 minutes?  When - at 3 o'clock in the morning??   :P

Laurel = The Boonies!!

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Black Law Students / Re: NBLSA Convention 2006 in DC
« on: March 07, 2006, 06:30:09 AM »
Yeah - the only reason I am on here is cuz I am being REAL trifling right now.  LOL!!

I am going to the luncheon on the 23rd and hopefully to a function at Love or H2O, maybe a happy hour....  Other than that it's all about Property  ??? :(


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