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Yes, it's hard to see when someone with the same credentials gets into a better school than you do possibly because their race was a "thumb on the scale"

However, I have a different perspective on things. I am in charge of hiring for a small firm that has a clientele that is 50% minority.  We have a heck of a time finding minority lawyers to hire.  I have been working like crazy to make sure that we do, but haven't succeeded yet.  For our clients, it helps when our staff looks like they do.  It makes the clients more comfortable.  The clients are the reason that we have a firm to begin with.

When I first started working at our firm 6 years ago, the owner would just try and talk lawyers he knew (all white males) about coming to work for him.  It was bad practice and bad for the firm.  It has been a battle to get him to realize that we need to have a staff that is as diverse as our client pool is.  I have finally gotten him to agree, but only about 5% of the resumes I got were from African-Americans. 

We need more black lawyers! 

General Off-Topic Board / DeadHead Law students?
« on: February 27, 2005, 01:49:38 AM »
Any other Grateful Dead/jamband fans out there?  Any of you worried that attending law school will cause you to miss out on some killer shows/festivals?


Cut your penis off and have it cryogenically frozen for the next 12 months.  Then give it to your current girlfriend so she can toss it into the ocean.

Seriously though, the masturbation idea is probably your best bet.  If you are even considering cheating, your relationship might not be in that great of shape.  perhaps the hermit life is for you.

163 (90th percentile)

Marginal at best.  Because I have a very good very lucrative position as a law firm manager, I need to get into a top 25 school to make the debt worth it. 

I applied to:
Washington & Lee
Lewis & Clark
Indiana Bloomington
Ohio State - Moritz

I only think I have a chance at WI, Indy, L & C and maybe MN, but Washington and Lee sent me a bunch of stuff and emailed me about why I didn't I did. 

Fingers crossed!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: place to work before law school
« on: February 26, 2005, 07:58:36 PM »
Must be nice not to have to worry about working....

most people do!

Get a job at a law firm and see how things really work!

I want to hear from anyone who got into a school with less than the 25% GPA and LSAT.  Tell your story! 

I have severe, almost ridiculous grade acceleration and am hoping someone looks past the raw numbers and sees it. (Left college in 94 with a 2.3 GPA, straight A's upon my return in 1999 leading to a 3.1 cum GPA that looks awful on my apps)


One of the attorneys that worked for us was a Cooley grad.  Since their admissions policy isn't strict, they make the 1L year especially difficult to weed out those that shouldn't be there.  If you would like, I can email Steve and ask him to talk to you abou it.  He loves talking about law school.  Let me know.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Harvard Email Accounts
« on: February 26, 2005, 03:32:44 PM »
Harvard acceptees: You lucky bastards!    :)

In case someone hasn't told you all that you ROCK, I have now.

Anyway, I popped in to say that my former assistant is at Harvard as a 2L and I am sure she can give you some info if you would like.  Let me know.  She owes me one (I wrote her LOR.)

Non-Traditional Students / Re: Any Paralegals Taking the Leap?
« on: February 26, 2005, 03:29:07 PM »
Anyone in Milwaukee need a job? 


Non-Traditional Students / Re: Spouses and Law School
« on: February 26, 2005, 03:27:51 PM »
Wow - great thread!

My SO is an art teacher who is currently not working as one b/c of budget cuts.  He is in a job he doesn't like and we are desperately hoping he finds a teaching job when we move for me to go to law school.  If he doesn't, it will make life even harder for us.

He has been incredibly supportive (before we even moved in together, he told me he would follow me wherever I went - except for Utah), but I worry about what's going to happen when things get really stressful.  He is a very low key, mellow artist type and I am a high key, energetic, almost hyper person.  It has worked well so far, but it bugs me that he doesn't want to discuss the odds of me getting into this school vs. that one, etc. 

Tea's post was great and I am going to show him this thread so he can see that he won't be alone.  As a matter of fact, as soon as I get accepted and make a final decision on a school, I am going to contact the school and start a group for the spouses. 

Good luck to all of you!

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