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dude, i cant believe you people would even bring up a rim job... i think i am gettting ill now... :-[

going down  :)
going down during period??!?!?!?!  :o
yikes, why would you even ask... ugh


HowardDavis - your philosophy class was obviously intro then. Who were you studying? Kant? Or were you studying Mill? We discriminate against the majority all the time. We discriminate against the minority all the time. I think it depends on the reason. Study past intro to philosophy, then get back to me. And what the hell are you saying discrimination doesn't justify discrimination for? That's a stupid statement. Affirmative action isn't trying to justify the discrimination of the past. Putting stupid comments in only detracts from your arguement overall for future reference.

Long post...been a long day. Hope you all have a good night though.

Have a good night? What bs is that? First you yell at Vinny for spewing "venom", then you call people stupid? Why don't we actually debate instead of name call? Just a thought. I was referring to intro to philosophy to show that it is quite simple to understand how the argument for AA does not work, and your argument keeps the same circle going (just so you know, I have my MA in philo so please don't act hoity toity like you know so much about philo and I just need to study more). In your argument you say that minorities were held back and that gives them the right to have an upper hand to get into schools. When does that end? AA has been going on for over 20 years... Yes, your argument is going to be discrimination is still going on and has been going on for over 200 years, but when do we end AA? Also, what about those defendants out there who get somebody who gets into a Law School or companies that get an engineering student who got into school because of AA and should not have (ie AA did not help someone who deserved to get in but had been held back because of discrimination, but just someone who should not have got in). AA can have a powerful negative impact, as has been shown in Chicago where some female firefighters who could not have passed the normal firefighting school have caused injuries and not been able to fulfill their duties. I hope and pray that kind of activity does not and has not occurred due to AA affecting Law School.


It is because of their skin color that many URM's have been discriminate d against. Not be one or two people, but by an institution. A long legacy of discrimination that was endorsed by the government. And, unfortunately, even decades later minorities are still coping with the impact of that kind of discrimination.

But that doesn't matter anyway right?

So it's ok to fix discrimination by discriminating against the majority that discriminated in the first place? Sounds like my freshman year philosophy course that went around in circles to prove that an argument makes no sense. Discrimination does not justify discrimination.

Actually I would have preferred Clement and my dislike of him is 100% ideologically motivated; but, he is an extremely qualified judge and someone I consider an intellectual star.  Seeing from a few of his rulings he is no Souter, but I don't think he pigeon holes himself ideologically either as Scalia and Thomas do.  We'll see.

I would definitely NOT preferred Clement who comes from the most far right way out of touch circuit in the US. But, as for Roberts, most are correct, he is not THAT bad. :) The main probably is not much of a paper trail. When he was working for the White House he can claim all his briefs were supporting the views of those he represented. As a judge he has done jack diddly. So we shall see how he really rules. We have to pray this guy is moderate because he is 50, so we have to deal with him for a LONG LONG time.

aff action is bs, sorry i am speaking out of frustration i am sure. i am a liberal, but i am pretty upset that university of texas at austin allows those who have much lower lsat and lower gpa's to be allowed in due to skin color. you say no "unqualified" applicant will be let in, but how about less qualified? they are let in every day to various law schools across the country. and yes, i think that is racist.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Official "My Last Day of Work" Thread
« on: July 13, 2005, 08:02:00 PM »
THAT IS FRIGGIN AWESOME!! man, i just turned in my resignation a few days ago. :(

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: July 13, 2005, 07:59:45 PM »
i talked with comp folk too, and the people who made the software. they say they may have the software mac compatible by beginning of year or compatible with virtualpc, but were not sure as of yet. im still gonna go with mac most likely, just not sure. as for after law school, im hoping to go crim law or civil law (i want to go small firm, but at least with civil i will HAVE to go big), but my life goal is judge. good thing they just got a raise :) as for JAG, my wife looked into them actually. as long as you are VERY flexible, then its not bad. pay back loans, no living expenses really. realize that you really are a sailor though and can get sent anywhere.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: July 12, 2005, 12:23:05 PM »
how could you have not considered housing yet? wow, i thought i was bad just getting my place locked in last week...

everyone got their laptop yet? anyone considering macs?

Law School Admissions / Re: LAW REVIEW
« on: July 12, 2005, 12:04:20 PM »
1) Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn't recommend it.
2) I highly doubt it. Many students' GPA's drop after 1st year, seeing as they've already gotten an offer, made LR, etc. The only incentives one has to keep up the GPA is if the a) want to clerk, b) want to get coif or some other bull, or c) want to do 3L OCI. I can't think of another reason to be so gung-ho about grades 2L and 3L - but I will probably try to do well in order to get coif/cum laude.
3) I don't know where the hell the 0L's have been getting their info - here, a student may NOT submit to LR after 2nd year. I think this is probably standard, but if you really want to know, check your school's policy (but why would they let you join as a 3L? That's just bull).
4) Transfers generally can write on (in theory). I don't know how many of them do, or whether the school must reserve a certain number of slots for transfer students.
5) WTF is going on w/xo today?

some schools do let you come on as late as 3l (yes it is silly)

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