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I wouldn't say hurricanes aren't a big deal. Ivan was a big deal in my hometown of Pensacola this year. Florida was devestated by all the hurricanes. I don't think that can be overstated. That said, there isn't really anything you can do about them, and I wouldn't let it bother you. Wait until the category 4 is headed right for the Texas coast before you start to seriously worry.

Black Law Students / Re: what is black culture?
« on: May 19, 2005, 07:40:06 AM »
Those are certainly some great pictures that help encapsulate who and what has contributed to black culture. But I'm wondering, where are the rappers?

Forgive me if that comes across offensively; that is certainly not my point. But my genuine question is whether the African-American high school student would identify any of those pictures as black culture before 50 Cent? If not, what remedy (if one is indeed necessary) is there to change this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: FSU Hold List Movement
« on: May 18, 2005, 01:42:32 PM »
I'm still pending as well, which I guess means I'm on hold. No word from them since my file was considered complete back in February. I already made my decision though, so I haven't given it too much thought recently. My thesis professor's wife is on the admissions committee at FSU Law and told me a while back when we were talking casually that the waitlist is an effort to weed out those who aren't completely committed to going to FSU. The idea is to let all the candidates who aren't way above or below the norm get all their decisions from other schools and see how many wait out FSU. For most, that means sending seat deposits to at least one other place while you wait. Most people, like myself, aren't willing to do that and instead withdraw early. If you can hold a spot in another school or wait only on FSU until the beginning of June, then they MIGHT want you there.

But it's definitely not a processing difficulty. They sort the applications (another process I was privy to) as soon as they come in the mail. If you think they're sitting around a table for hours a day, poring over the hold list applicants, you're dreaming.

I just wanted to make 2 unhelpful observations:

1) your avatar is of untoasted bread
2) this post makes me so happy I'm done with that bloody test

Good luck though!  ;)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: final transcripts
« on: May 18, 2005, 12:43:52 PM »
What exactly are you talking about? Until you know what law school you are going to be at in the fall, you don't need to send them your final transcript....

Yeah, I mean the final transcript from your undergrad school. I guess I assumed posting on the "acceptances" board, I was talking to those who had decided on what schools they were attending. That't not necessarily the case; I understand that now. Sorry for the confusion.  :)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / final transcripts
« on: May 18, 2005, 10:36:17 AM »
Am I the only one who still doesn't have a final transcript sent to their law school? I had some confusion over an Incomplete and that has held up the processing significantly. I'm beginning to worry.

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