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Does anyone have any information on either of these 1L summer internships? Which is more prestigious? What are the pros and cons of each?

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General Board / Re: Hastings or Davis...I need some quick advice
« on: July 20, 2005, 04:07:40 AM »
I went to undergrad at UC Davis and grew up in San Francisco.  As far as reputation, I think the schools are pretty close and graduates can expect to compete for the same jobs.  That being said, I think the Davis campus is nicer and newer than Hastings. 

I think its more a lifestyle decision.  Me personally, I love SF and can't wait to get back...

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General Board / Re: Anyone exited for 1L?
« on: July 19, 2005, 02:53:45 AM »
Must be Santa Clara.  I've spent alot of time in the area and took my lsat's on the campus as well. 

My cousin just graduated from SC law school and commuted from Hayward everyday so its definitely possible.  I was going to warn you about the traffic but then I saw that you're moving from NY so no new surprises there!  Anyways, welcome to the sunshine state.  I'm moving from SF to Philly so I'm headed in the opposite direction...  bye cali...

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General Board / JD MBA?
« on: July 18, 2005, 09:04:18 AM »
Anyone out there considering a JD MBA?  What are your thoughts on the dual degree in terms of career path?

Yes, I've heard the argument about sacrificing one year of salary to finish the mba but what about salary after a few years in biglaw?  Assuming that one goes into biglaw, my initial thoughts are that salaries are pretty similar for the first few years.  However, what if you jump to an in-house corporate counsel position?  Does the mba help?  Does it help you get paid more??  I believe this is the point where a jd mba becomes compelling...

Thanks for your thoughts.

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On a per capita basis, the women in SF are wayyyyyy more beautiful than the girls in NYC!!!  And yes, I've done extensive research on the subject.  Long live SF!  NINERS FOREVER!!!

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Minority Topics / Re: ASIANS IN LAW SCHOOL
« on: July 27, 2005, 01:06:00 AM »
R O F L....  this is too much fun.

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Minority Topics / Re: Do Black People hate Koreans??
« on: July 27, 2005, 01:02:17 AM »
First, Hell no blacks don't hate Koreans. Now as for the Ice Cube statements, there are liquor stores and carry outs on every corner in Black communities. These are usually owned by Asians. Not to many black folks would own and run a liquor store in there own community. And it is also that the money made in these stores does not go back into Afro American businesses in the community. This does not mean we hate Koreans it just means we are aware of the exploitation of lower income black communities.

Yes, I agree that hate is too strong a word.  I believe that blacks and koreans get along just fine, for the most part.  I'm just trying to explore this perception of exploitation.  Does running a business necessarily mean exploitation?  I mean, people dont have to eat at those restaurants.  Its not like the restaurant and liquor store owners are forcing people to pay double-price.  I equate the word "exploitation" with "victimization", and I dont know if this situation is so extreme.  I do believe, however, there are exploitations going on in the ghetto that are far worse and demand more attention.  Would you agree?  For example, asking a young kid to stand on the corner and blow a whistle everytime a cop comes, then paying the kid money.  Is that exploitation?  My intention is not to emphasize the negativity, but to redirect the focus onto other issues in hopes of a better society.

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Law School Applications / Re: how much to reveal?
« on: July 26, 2005, 03:57:57 PM »
I strongly disagree with many of the opinions above.  First of all, the adcomms are going to notice gaps in attendance.  They will want an explanation.  Personally, I would fully disclose everything.  Don't hide anything.  You are very qualified for law school.  Talk about how you triumphed over your problems.

Most importantly, adcomms want to know that your eating disorders will not come back again in Law School.  If you think college was stressful, wait till 1L!  Reassure the adcomms that you have conquered your problems, and that you are a stronger person today as a result.

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Law School Applications / Re: where should i apply
« on: July 26, 2005, 03:53:43 PM »
I started at 147 LSAT and tested at 160 officially.  If you can get your scores up, you have a legitimate shot at Tier 1 - Tier 2 schools.  Are you a URM?  Buy the US News subscription and research some schools.  Good luck!

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Minority Topics / Re: Do Black People hate Koreans??
« on: July 22, 2005, 08:48:24 AM »
I believe the LA riots occurred because the rioting blacks wanted a scapegoat for their economic hardships. 

Ice Cube said that Koreans were coming into the ghettos and taking money out to send their kids to college.  Thus, Koreans were taking money out of the ghettos and keeping the ghetto down.  I know Ice Cube was very young when he said this so I can forgive him for such idiotic logic.  There are much larger problems facing the ghetto than a korean-owned liqour store on the corner.  For example, welfare, crime, poverty, violence, drugs, fatherless homes. 

So, according to Ice Cube, if liqour stores were black-owned, the problems of the ghettos would disappear??  YEA RIGHT.    It's not like black-owners would stay in the ghetto if they had the chance to get out.  If anything, the korean liqour-store owners should be commended for their bravery.  Think about it.  Koreans, who barely speak english, go into the ghettos to make money to provide a better life for their family.  That is brave and beautiful.  In Ice Cube's defense, his latest movies ("Barber Shop", "Are We There Yet", etc) show he has refocused his efforts to effect social change in a more positive manner.

The movie Menace to Society was an extreme example of ghetto life.  I think after Tupac and Biggie died, pop culture started moving away from thug life towards a more positive attitude.  I believe there are many blacks and koreans that get along just fine in everyday life.  Here's to hope...

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