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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: WHAT???!!!!!
« on: May 30, 2005, 05:01:16 AM »
Another example of our legal system at its finest....

Reverse roles, four black men invite a white man to a "party" and the same thing happens.

Christ, the KKK, NRA, and NASCAR would go into convulsions.

And I am willing to bet they do hard time, instead of this 30 day garbage.

I like to see things from an unbiased perspective, but with common sense any person can see on a daily basis how skin color affects trials from North Dakota to Texas.

Does anyone remember that story of the rich kid from Texas who drove over a gothic kid?

If I remember right didn't he admit to intentionally running him down, killing him, laughing and going home, only to be slapped on the wrist?

The best was when his attorney was interviewed by a news channel and was asked if appearence is a determining factor in a jurys decision. I love his answer of "Absolutely"


Oh, check this out : http://www.city-data.com/city/Linden-Texas.html

Notice the part of 77% of the pop. is white?

Go figure, this is pathetic.


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tort Violation? You decide
« on: May 27, 2005, 05:52:55 AM »
Interesting...

Personaly, the kids should have been booked for disorderly conduct, while the bus driver should have been arrested for simple assault.

Now let me ask you this, would unlawful imprisonment/felonious restraint come into play when the one kid demanded to be let off the bus?

In my opinion, he is being held against his will which would at least be a mild case of unlawful imprisonment.

Share your thoughts.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Major?
« on: May 26, 2005, 12:07:02 PM »
don't forget my major "criminology" as grouped with pre law third tier toilet majors

i should have stuck with econ

Well I probaly should have mentioned this.

I am 20, and have just last week completed North Dakota's police academy.

So technically, I am an officer, just not employed, or planning on being.

I have many criminal "classes" since the academy was through a college, now I am considered a transfer student.

I don't think this will help on my quest to law school, but then again, it won't hurt either.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Major?
« on: May 26, 2005, 12:02:27 PM »
Right.

Well I really appreciate the responses, and after thinking about it I am so far aiming at the degree in political science/history.

I have decided for sure that I will take the creative writing courses my school offers.

But quick question, above it was stated that GPA is what matters, I do beleive this. However, isn't the LSAT what is what law schools look at more?

Thanks.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Major?
« on: May 25, 2005, 08:24:22 PM »
Right, thanks a'lot, appreciate it.

And I think I can read fine, It's remembering it all thats going to hurt  ;)

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Incoming 1Ls / Major?
« on: May 25, 2005, 05:05:31 PM »
I have heard most law schools accept a wide variety of majors, but when I start college this fall I do not know if pre-law or a BA in political science would be better off for me...

Does anyone have any input as far as what major will help someone prepare for law school or at least give them decent knowledge of the field?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Important?
« on: December 26, 2004, 03:28:25 AM »
Thanks to all you guys, I love you.

I really do.

I wish you all good luck as well, I appreciate the responses  ;)

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Studying for the LSAT / Important?
« on: December 26, 2004, 01:44:58 AM »
Too many of you this may be a rather stupid question...

But really how important is the LSAT to get into law school?

Currently I am at a 2 year university and have a 3.0 gpa.

Next sept I will be going to a year college and I know my GPA will play a role in getting into a school of law, but the LSAT, the damn LSAT....

Is it going to make me or break me, or will it be overlooked a little bit if I have a high enough GPA?

ANY input is appreciated, thank you.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: any ex-military people???
« on: November 19, 2004, 02:49:25 PM »
I was in the Marine Corps Reserves for 8 years.  2.5 years of that was spent on active duty.  Every bit of that experience ended up being valuable to me, from recruit training, to tech school, through OCS.  You can't go wrong with any of it.  Especially these days, people will recognize the sacrafice you made, and the training will significantly improve your focus and discipline in the classroom.  You'll have a natural edge over most of your peers, who will seem whiny and undisciplined to you.

If you completed OCS that would make you an officer. (Duh)

Point being, good to have you here Sir.

I wish I could have earned my title but I have a little idea of what your talking about as far as the "natural edge" that the Corps can give a person.


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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: any ex-military people???
« on: November 17, 2004, 11:56:30 PM »
I was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in the delayed entry program when I was a junior in high school.

This June I was discharged during recruit training because of an asthma attack, which is why im back pursuing a career in law  ;)

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