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Law School Admissions / Re: Affirmative Action is getting out of hand
« on: November 11, 2004, 03:32:40 AM »
Should fairness be the highest value in law school admissions? Do not forget that lawyers serve an essential purpose in our society. I don't need to tell anyone on this board that law school admissions are competitive in the sense that many qualified applicants are not admitted. I think that the unfairness done to individual applicants is less important than having a legal profession that is not dominated by one or two races and economic classes. Therefore, I think that a law school may justifiably look at two qualified applicants and decide to admit the one from the under-represented group, even if the other is more qualified in some sense.

By under-represented group I mean of course 1) a group that is under-represented and 2)a group whose being under-represented in the legal profession substantially affects society in a negative way. So novelty T-shirt wearers may be under-represented in the legal profession, but they are not an under-represented group in the sense I'm using it.

One can dispute whether any groups satisfy 2), but I think that if you agree that there are some groups like this then affirmative action for them is justified.

Just my 2 cents.

Law School Admissions / Re: engineering GPAs
« on: November 10, 2004, 10:38:48 PM »
took the bait...

Well, since the title is "engineering GPA's", just wanted to make sure the point was clarified.

There are plenty of hard majors outside of engineering such that the same reasoning applies. And I think that when people talk about a major being 'hard' what they mean is the extent to which there is grade inflation. By this measure no one would argue that it is easier to be in engineering than any of the humanities, at least at the vast majority of schools. I think at most schools there is less grade inflation in the hard sciences than in the social sciences and the humanities...and I think that some majors like physics and math are mostly in the same boat as engineering with respect to grade inflation.

Law School Admissions / Re: @*$% the south
« on: November 10, 2004, 03:00:14 PM »
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth

Sympathy...I haven't been able to write anything either. My PS has been holding my apps up for more than a month now; I'm ready to write something that won't hurt me or help me. PS oatmeal. Yum Yum.

Law School Admissions / Re: cutting internet for law school
« on: November 10, 2004, 04:58:26 AM »
i am seriously considering getting rid of my high speed internet before i start school... i could see it seriously dragging down my study time... anyone else???

You and I are in different worlds, my friend. I plan on increasing my distractions in law school in order to make up for all time I will be studying instead of partying. That way balance will be achieved. You can't expect to do well in law school without keeping your mind fresh. I'm reminded of "The Big Lebowski": "Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug, uh, regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber." -the Dude

My name is Suicide Nixon. I try my best to please others. I took the LSAT because I really like being outside in the forest and working with my hands. I'm pretty tough and I'm good at driving a big truck. I figure'd there'd be more on the LSAT about how to identify various trees and how to load the logs onto the truck or about driving the truck when it's full of logs, but who knows what those guys are thinking? They must be doin' something right, we haven't run out of wood yet! I got a 173 but I'm not sure if that's good enough for me to get into Georgia-Pacific's Practical Forestry and Timber Harvesting school.

I wish the upper midwest was a part of Canada. Wisconsin is certainly more like any part of Canada except Quebec than it is like any state in the south you care to name. And we have a much more positive image of Canadians than we do of southerners. Even Bush voters in Wisconsin have a poor image of southerners. But for a Wisconsinite, a Canadian is like a brother. It is not uncommon for politicians in Wisconsin to refer to Canadians as "our honored friends and neighbors." In a time where many regions of our country are rejecting our values of clean government, caring for the sick, the poor and the elderly, and respect for human rights, we know that Canadians stand with us. I wish I could express how much it means to me as an American to know that regardless of the political whims of certain counties in central Florida or Ohio there will always be at least one country that represents us. If Canada were a woman, I would enthusiastically make love to her. (and make breakfast, too!)

Law School Admissions / Re: Do you really want to go to law school?
« on: November 10, 2004, 02:05:00 AM »
Bleh. I can't understand why anyone would do drugs. (I realize you are probably joking)

B/c some drugs are fun and not all that harmful. Plus some can help you on the lsat, or so I hear. At least alcohol is legal...getting drunk would suck if you always had to do it in private like most drugs.

Law School Admissions / Re: lmao, illinois
« on: November 10, 2004, 01:14:25 AM »
Imagine if a person had sent this email.

"Isn't it amazing what checking a little box on your dating service application has accomplished? In recent weeks you have undoubtedly heard from many athletically built 18-25 year old men: a few quite famous, some familiar and many you didn't know existed. Suicide Nixon is a solid member of the first group. Please review the enclosed material about Suicide Nixon and carefully consider applying to be one of his Fall 2005 coital partners."

Law School Admissions / Re: Wisconsin Check Cashing?
« on: November 10, 2004, 12:50:43 AM »
I go to wisconsin and I wouldn't worry about it. We're talking about a huge bureaucracy here. They took 4 years to give my friend his AP credits. It has department that does nothing except sell stuff that departments don't want to other departments. The accounting department that is responsible for cashing checks is in a building the size of a large supermarket. It takes up the whole building. I guarantee that it takes a few weeks minimum for your check to move through all the various check-cashing authorities. I'm pretty sure that elves are involved. A few weeks is nothing to worry about just yet. 0

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