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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2008, 08:48:34 PM »
it makes no sense to say that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religious affiliation, ethnic group, sexual orientation, etc and then say...oh yeah except when it comes to gaining admission to these prestigious programs and getting a first look at these jobs.
please spare us from your purgatorial platitudes and what appears, at first blush, to be a perfectly pedestrian take on what is a complex issue.






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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2008, 08:53:15 PM »







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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2008, 08:59:34 PM »
it is the middling intellect that spars with bromides. your repertoire of retorts is a cliche.

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2008, 09:11:35 PM »










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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2008, 09:24:06 PM »
brilliant then.

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2008, 11:18:59 PM »
it is the middling intellect that spars with bromides. your repertoire of retorts is a cliche.

this is not also a cliche?
no. unless things pulled from my arse are cliche, in which case perhaps.

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2008, 01:25:44 AM »
An arse filled with cliches, that's not bad.  Just imagine a fart coming out of that ass, it might impress so many people.

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2008, 03:25:51 AM »
An arse filled with cliches, that's not bad.  Just imagine a fart coming out of that ass, it might impress so many people.

::dissents again::

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008, 05:46:55 AM »
I probably should have posted the article under News, but since it referenced Prof. Randall, who completed extensive research on LSAT bias and other admissions requirements, I posted it here.

If I were to say anything, it appears a need still exists for some type of policy or practice to increase minority enrollment.  Just as the LSAT is the only ABA approved tests schools use, AA (and a few good wo/men) is the only thing that has assisted in increasing minority enrollment.


Why?  The problem is lower LSAT scores for minority students, not a result of discrimination, etc.

Why are fewer minorities enrolling into Law School? What do you see, Justice Brennan, as the issue?  If the institution has a required mechanism in place that maintains the status quo, what would you suggest?

For some, it wouldn't make a difference. 

Even if institutions had a totally holistic approach and it resulted in more minority acceptances, there are those who would still cry  foul!!!

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Re: Minority Law School Enrollment Declining
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008, 07:59:48 PM »
Hmmm...

My first thought was that those who whine about "unqualified" AA admits taking up all the spots for those (supposed) qualified white applicants should be silenced by this article.

I guess not.
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