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Law School Admissions / Re: How do I look as an applicant?
« on: July 28, 2005, 08:56:46 AM »
I would actually agree with you.  I'm not expecting anyone to think, "Wow, look at that 3.6 those last four terms.  What a pre-law rock star!"

But hopefully they'll cut me even a slight bit of slack.

I think the two-year gap may actually work in your favor...and Catarookey does have a point that they will take this into account, but I have trouble believing any adcomm would just take the later GPA. In any event, they will note the improvement, but how much weight they will give it is anyone's guess and will vary from school to school.

But, if you get that lsat score in the upper 160s you'll be set -- and this will be a moot discussion! :)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Bush to attack IRAN with NUKES!!
« on: July 28, 2005, 08:48:50 AM »

its doubtful there will ever be another major ground war.  maybe tiny little scuffles, but nothing warranting a large standing army.

bullhonkery.   ;)

Well, think about it.  When is there ever going to be a major ground war?  The only reason we would need a large standing army is if china or India turned volatile.  With globalization siezing control, i doubt this is a likely scenario.

Europe's economies and society were more integrated on the eve of World War I than at any point in history; throughout the teens and 20s, China and Japan had extensive trade relations -- again, more so than at any point in modern history. So, by your logic, I suppose World War I and Japan's brutal war against China should not have happened.

Read your history dude. Many, many people thought EVERY major war was impossible for just the reasons you cited.

Law School Admissions / Re: How do I look as an applicant?
« on: July 27, 2005, 07:36:49 PM »
I think with that two-year gap, if you write a decent addendum (not much more than you've said here, and remember to emphasize that you worked during school), they ignore the first two years and use the 3.65 GPA.

I think you are in a great position, and maybe even have a shot at HYS, if you get your LSAT in the high 160's (being black is the major plus that will put you over the top.)

Actually this is completely wrong. An adcomm would NEVER simply take the 3.6 because he improved significantly. They will always use the cumulative GPA. They might take his improvement into account but when they calcluate his index formula (really the only number that matters), they will, in fact, use the 3.0.

I improved considerably my last 2 years as well and felt like my cumulative GPA wasn't representative...but, my acceptances/WL's/rejections were perfectly in line with my cumulative GPA.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Black people love us
« on: July 26, 2005, 06:21:21 PM »
It's been around for a few years. I remember a columnist for my college's newspaper wrote about it a couple years does sound like something straight out of SNL though.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sad, Sad Day
« on: July 26, 2005, 11:01:47 AM »
Oh I know what you meant and I agree. I guess I was just trying to make the point that what we see today is a nice contrast to the ignominious protests that marked the Vietnam War. Despite how divisive the war is, at least both the left and right respect and support the troops.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sad, Sad Day
« on: July 26, 2005, 10:23:19 AM »
I completely agree with momofthree. Anyone who protests, pickets or otherwise disrupts a funeral for any reason is unspeakably tasteless and certainly does not deserve any position of respect in our society. Some things are sacred, period.

I think it's extremely rare to find someone, even someone against the war, who doesn't support the actual troops (as in, the real people fighting the war). Unfortunately, it appears that the people of that state elected one of them.

See Vietnam War.

But I agree with you. Respect for the soldiers runs across the political spectrum. It's the one thing we can all agree on regardless of our opinions on Iraq...

General Off-Topic Board / Chicago Advice Anyone???
« on: July 22, 2005, 05:55:36 PM »
I'll be in Chicago next week and wanted to see if you guys had any recommendations for things to see and do. I'm looking for the less-obvious stuff, as I've already been to the city a few times and seen the Sears Tower, Hancock, etc. Thanks for any suggestions.

If Phanny controls Republicans, I might vote for one.

oohh now that would be nice.  i'm a pretty socially liberal Repub., it's the fiscal matters that matter more to me.

I'm similar though I view myself as socially libertarian (but in the end, my positions on social issues could be construed as liberal, so I guess I'm just dancing around that term  :D), so I don't get worked up over the social issues. But, I do support conservative economic policy, tax policy, and the broader philosophical commitment to a Jeffersoniann view of government (though it's certainly debatable how strongly many Republicans are committed to limited government and individual responsibility).

Well...I spent most of the day at the pool. ;D

For the most part it sounds a lot like what you guys are doing. I'll probably head off to Starbucks and read later tonight, and that's pretty much it.

Ahhh, this is the life.

He also just can't seem to come to terms with his own weaknesses as a candidate. He's still living in denial. Did you see his MTP interview from a few months ago? He went on and on about how if one football stadium of Ohioans switched their votes he'd be in the White House...even though you could make the same argument for Bush in PA, Michigan and Wisconsin.

I hope for the sake of your party he doesn't end up the nominee in 3 years -- I think a strong opposition party is as much in the Republicans' long term interests as the Dems...and we wouldn't have that w/ a John Kerry Redux.

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