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Would that it were.  I'd be an advocate of class-based affirmative action, and I say this as someone whom it wouldn't benefit. I'm Latino enough to check the box (one grandparent), but never checked any boxes on apps because these programs weren't meant to benefit people like me who have never suffered any kind of discrimination based on ethnic heritage. If we're talking about using AA to benefit disadvantaged people, why not use an objective indicator of disadvantage, i.e. income?  Wealth, like poverty, cuts across all races, and I'd rather see a kid at Columbia of any race who had to juggle four menial part-time jobs than a multi-hued bunch of kids with yachts.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Texas 2011: There should be 500 of us.
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:28:05 AM »
Luckily, the demise of the steel industry means that Pittsburgh Steeler fans can find a cadre of fanatics friendly sports bar just about anywhere in the country.  Texas, please admit me so I can post here in good conscience!  I wanna take the Transnational Clinic so baaaad!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« on: February 25, 2008, 07:23:45 AM »
Hey all, my first post in this forum since my acceptance to Michigan (*aaah!*).  I haven't yet received anything about the ASW's, short of the dates.  I think an Ann Arbor April trip sounds lovely...Who-all is planning to live in Lawyer's Club?  A friend of mine is a 3L and still lives there (she loves the social atmosphere and the fall-out-of-bed distance to class), but I think I've had my fill of dorm life as I've been out of university for 4 years. It also seems like spending finals cooped up with a bunch of law students is the surest path to insanity.  The kicker is being on a meal plan again.  No kitchen = no fun for Yak Herder.

Anyone have a good counter-argument?


If LS cost the same as community college, it would mean we were living in Canada or Europe.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UPenn/GULC PI Scholarships?
« on: February 24, 2008, 12:17:29 PM »
I applied for the Toll scholarship at Penn, but I imagine I'd have to be accepted first before I'd even get my hopes up.  Penn...You're so fine, please give me some clarity! #)!$U(#) GULC, had I known you had a PI scholarship, I'd have applied to your law school!  Right now I've got jangled nerves waiting for March 4, when University of Washington announces finalists for the Gates PI scholarship.  Anyone else apply for this?

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 20, 2008, 02:22:22 PM »
In at Pitt via letter!  Ah Pittsburgh, such a good place to live well and do it cheaply.

Law School Admissions / Re: Decision at Michigan!
« on: February 16, 2008, 01:22:13 PM »
No, but she does leave little handwritten notes!  IN!  Wahooooooooo!

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: February 16, 2008, 01:15:09 PM »
Speaking of MICHIGAN, got the admit envelope today AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

I'll say Pittsburgh.  They send no record that your app is complete and have no status check.  However, their admissions office has been friendly and responsive.

The OP is right to call Texas on it's slow-playing, but at least they have a status checker (even if it never changes).  Yeee-haw!

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