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According to a paper by Richard Sander, a professor at UCLA Law, affirmative action actually hurts black students by placing them in schools where they are not competitive with the rest of the student body. As evidence he cites that:

-Half of black law students are in the bottom 10% of their class.

-92% of black law students are in the bottom 50% of their class.

-83 percent of whites graduated and passed the bar within five years of entering law school, while only about 58 percent of blacks did.

If this is true, how do you justify allowing people into schools where they are obviously unqualified simply because of their race? I don't see how you can really justify this.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 12, 2006, 03:14:55 PM »
Here's an article in the Observer about how NYU is trying to beat out Columbia for the top law school in NYC.

http://www.nyobserver.com/20060313/20060313_Anna_Schneider-Mayerson_pageone_newsstory2.asp

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 10, 2006, 08:52:03 AM »
I don't now about NYU's specifically because I haven't researched it much, but I get the feeling that schools tend to fleece  you on stuff like this. I'm planning on buying one on my own.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 09, 2006, 11:27:03 AM »
I'm trying to figure out how to make your email address appear differently too.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 09, 2006, 09:44:06 AM »
I picked the 3 BR's in Dagostino. I think they are the cheapest. My first choice was not on the lower floors though so technically it's not the very cheapest.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 09, 2006, 09:23:32 AM »
My netID works now. I also put in my housing application. What were everyone's preferences?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 09, 2006, 08:53:27 AM »
Well, I called them last week and they told me that they had the deposit. I better call again anyway though because this housing deadline is important.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU Class of 2009
« on: May 09, 2006, 07:18:28 AM »
What is bootcamp?

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Bass, I didn't read anything you wrote, but whatever you said, that picture is so badass I cannot really argue with you.

EDIT: I skimmed through what you wrote, but that pic distracted me- and I still can't argue.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Non-Law Jobs with J.D.
« on: May 08, 2006, 07:54:10 PM »
I actually have no desire to do something like that either. I'm only asking because people were talking about it at an admit-day. I hadn't heard of it before I don't think. I was curious if there are people here who are going to law school with investment banking in mind (honestly I don't even know exactly what they do).

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