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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2008, 11:58:20 PM »
Perhaps you missed my point.  You said that LSAT and GPA are "proven predictors."  How accurate are they as predictors?  Not very.  Do we have a better system right now?  No.  Does that have anything to do with recognizing the value of diversity in a classroom setting?  No. 



I do not understand your screwdrivers.

What kind of value does color diversity add to a classroom?

I thought they would give you comfort, since they are also tools. 

Spending time with people who are different from you is good for you.  Are you going to enjoy the same benefits from being in a classroom with everyone of a different race?  Of course not.  Is the LSAT a perfect predictor?  Of course not.  Why do you worship at the altar of the one imperfect system yet scorn the other?

Again, as I stated earlier.  Law schools can choose their students as they see fit.  However, to place so much emphasis on GPA/LSAT for one set of applicants and much less emphasis on the same credentials for another set is unfair.

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2008, 11:58:44 PM »
Could you be admitted to Notre Dame?  Yes.

Can urMom be admitted to Michigan? No.

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2008, 12:01:28 AM »
Could you be admitted to Notre Dame?  Yes.

Can urMom be admitted to Michigan? No.

Can I send my seat deposit to Michigan now?  Yes.  Can I send my seat deposit to Notre Dame now?  No.

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« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2008, 12:02:21 AM »
Could you be admitted to Notre Dame?  Yes.

Can urMom be admitted to Michigan? No.

Can I send my seat deposit to Michigan now?  Yes.  Can I send my seat deposit to Notre Dame now?  No.

I'm not sure why I even recognized this argument of yours, as I'm certain you realize how silly it is.

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« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2008, 12:03:53 AM »
Could you be admitted to Notre Dame?  Yes.

Can urMom be admitted to Michigan? No.

Can I send my seat deposit to Michigan now?  Yes.  Can I send my seat deposit to Notre Dame now?  No.

I'm not sure why I even recognized this argument of yours, as I'm certain you realize how silly it is.

You pointed out that holds are not the same as rejections.  I pointed out that they are not the same as acceptances.  I'm not sure what makes that silly, but whatevs. 

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2008, 12:05:44 AM »
This whole conversation was rather silly, though mildly entertaining.

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« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2008, 12:06:01 AM »
Could you be admitted to Notre Dame?  Yes.

Can urMom be admitted to Michigan? No.

Can I send my seat deposit to Michigan now?  Yes.  Can I send my seat deposit to Notre Dame now?  No.

I'm not sure why I even recognized this argument of yours, as I'm certain you realize how silly it is.

You pointed out that holds are not the same as rejections.  I pointed out that they are not the same as acceptances.  I'm not sure what makes that silly, but whatevs. 

I meant that ND holding you was the equivalent of Michigan rejecting urMom.

Goodnight.

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2008, 12:07:48 AM »
Good night, Ender!
Perfect timing for ending this silly discussion. The Gossip Girl season pilot is playing.  ;)

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2008, 12:08:54 AM »
I also don't understand why legitimate discussions concerning Affirmative Action are automatically dismissed as flames or as being silly.

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Re: UCLA Waitlist
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2008, 12:14:50 AM »
I also don't understand why legitimate discussions concerning Affirmative Action are automatically dismissed as flames or as being silly.

Questioning someone's worth as a person is probably not the best way to start.