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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Might be a stupid question.... but, clothing?
« on: July 26, 2005, 09:40:47 AM »
Not stupid at all! We all thought it was great when someone asked it on the Students and grads board. Here's a link:,2237.0.html

Basically, wear what you want.

Law School Admissions / Re: List your favorite musical acts
« on: July 21, 2005, 12:55:19 PM »
Sex Machineguns
Reel Big Fish
Black Sabbath
Yaida Hitomi
MC Chris
Puffy (AmiYumi)
Less Than Jake
Malice Mizer
Dir en Grey

I'm really all over the place.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What E&E books schould I get?
« on: July 21, 2005, 12:22:19 PM »
Are there any subjects you already know you dislike/don't understand?

I'm currently reading the Torts E&E because I've already taken two torts class and found them boring and confusing at the same time. I figure any heads up I can get will help.

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAC GPA - 4.0 to 4.33
« on: July 21, 2005, 12:19:56 PM »

Which really, if you think about it, if you have been out of school for ANY amount of time, then what does your Undergrad GPA tell you about your ability to perform in law school, anyways!?

And that, my friend, is the reason that LSAT's count more ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: LSAC GPA - 4.0 to 4.33
« on: July 21, 2005, 12:16:12 PM »

The only people that get screwed badly are the people at schools where the scale is a, a-, b+,b,b-, exc.....

Yeah, that was my school...  :'(


Plus, they go over this with you before you take the bar.

And that is exactly why it doesn't pay to lie about it. If you don't think you qualify, you don't. It's not worth the risk to get into a higher school when it may end up barring you from practice altogether!

I have been thinking about this subject. What would stop someone from claiming to be hispanic for instance. In my case for example, I am Italian but could easily pass for hispanic. Also My grandfathers mother was spanish or something like it???. I am not going to do this but what would stop someone from doing something like this. From what I have seen if I was hispanic my numbers would get me in about anywhere.

That, my fried, is a good question. The distinction "hispanic" is a very, VERY fluid concept. Some people take it to mean only latin/south american in descent. Some people take it as any spanish decendant. Some people take as where you were raised. Some take it as how you look. My husband is an italian who is frequently mistaken for Mexican due to his coloring. He used to work in the dairy department of the grocery store and people would ask the manager if he spoke any english instead of just talking to him to find out. Many of his friends even though he was hispanic before they got to know him. In that sense, he's been sharing some of the same prejudice as someone who is actually hispanic, by any definition. But is that how they define it? One would assume not. But then how should they? This is the eternal question.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What are the best pre-law school book?
« on: July 21, 2005, 08:20:56 AM »
I liked Acing because its goal wasn't to outright scare you, just to let you know what you need to know to make 1L a little *less* scary. None of the insane "You will die within one month of 1L"  without sugar coating it and saying "Oh yeah, everyone passes!"

this thread makes me happy.

my handwriting is HORRIBLE, and I type about 10 times faster than I write.
Ditto. Having to handwrite things actually hinders my thought process. Too many years of typing. Plus I was supposed to be a leftie but they forced me to write with my right hand.

That's not true at all. 1) Since you get to classify yourself, you can't lie. 2) There is no make sure he's black department at a law school. That would get them into a huge mess if the school starting calling some people black and some people white.  If you were mixed racially, would they expect you to produce a parent ot grandparent or great-grandparent of that race for proof? I work with someone who looks as white as anybody, has an anglo last name, but who's mother is Mexican.  Therefor, you can't get in trouble.

If you show up at a scholarship awards dinner and you are the only lilly-white guy in a group of very obviously minorities, yeah, I have a feeling they will be checking your qualifications, particularly if it's a private scholarship. School admissions... now that's a sticky situation. Just because they may not be able to kick you out doesn't mean it won't effect you adversely in another way.

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