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The Infamous "Most Difficult Law School Class" Poll:

I'm a law student and K is the most difficult class.
 17 (8.8%)
I'm a law student and Torts is the most difficult class.
 4 (2.1%)
I'm a law student and Crim Law is the most difficult class.
 2 (1%)
I'm a law student and Civ Pro is the most difficult class.
 23 (11.9%)
I'm a law student and Con Law is the most difficult class.
 12 (6.2%)
I'm a law student and Property is the most difficult class.
 16 (8.2%)
I'm a law student and LRW is the most difficult class.
 7 (3.6%)
I'm not a law student but I think Contracts would be the most difficult class.
 13 (6.7%)
I'm not a law student but I think Torts would be the most difficult class.
 13 (6.7%)
I'm not a law student but I think Criminal Law would be the most difficult class.
 3 (1.5%)
I'm not a law student but I think Civil Procedure would be the most difficult class.
 25 (12.9%)
I'm not a law student but I think Constitutional Law would be the most difficult class.
 14 (7.2%)
I'm not a law student but I think Property would be the most difficult class.
 18 (9.3%)
I'm not a law student but I think Legal Research & Writing would be the most difficult class.
 27 (13.9%)

Total Members Voted: 146

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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4900 on: March 24, 2009, 06:42:53 PM »
Lol I haven't "seen" y'all in months.  Hope you're are having fun and avoiding the Legal World Angst.

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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4901 on: March 26, 2009, 11:11:54 PM »
Meh.  I'm so over law school right now.
The noobs are so into themsleves you'd think they allready have offers at Tool, Tool, feminine hygiene product & Dumbass LLC

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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4902 on: March 27, 2009, 06:21:00 PM »
Enjoy it while you can :).

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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4903 on: March 28, 2009, 01:08:10 PM »
Right!
"A lawyer's either a social engineer or a parasite on society. A social engineer is a highly skilled...lawyer who understands the Constitution of the U.S. and knows how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering [our] conditions."
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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4904 on: April 22, 2009, 10:28:04 PM »
2 more weeks. Argh.

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Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« Reply #4905 on: August 19, 2009, 07:29:14 AM »
Hey guys,..I got a pretty urgent question that needs a reply.

Does URM only apply to US citizens? I'm a black permanent resident,...i keep getting conflicting reports on this. I was looking at the Northwestern application and it says "US citizens only" before the race designation box. It also has a disclaimer saying that schools getting federal assistance must report minority stats.

However some other schools don't have "citizens only" tag,...although they all obviously ask for citizenship. So does the urm thing vary,..or does it only apply to citizens?

This would make a huge difference in the kind of schools i apply to, so I almost can't move forward without knowing this. Thanks.

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« Reply #4906 on: April 22, 2010, 05:14:14 PM »
sands, i'm sure all that wisdom you've imparted on us re: outlining, reading, and having lots of sex before 1L will work wonders for all us pre-L's.

Yeah I don't think those words will escape the back of my mind anytime soon. lol.


Especially that last one.  *smh @ self*

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« Reply #4907 on: December 05, 2010, 04:30:52 PM »
Hey guys,..I got a pretty urgent question that needs a reply.

Does URM only apply to US citizens? I'm a black permanent resident,...i keep getting conflicting reports on this. I was looking at the Northwestern application and it says "US citizens only" before the race designation box. It also has a disclaimer saying that schools getting federal assistance must report minority stats.

However some other schools don't have "citizens only" tag,...although they all obviously ask for citizenship. So does the urm thing vary,..or does it only apply to citizens?

This would make a huge difference in the kind of schools i apply to, so I almost can't move forward without knowing this. Thanks.
I'm not on the admissions board or anything, but I am a Black American, who isn't "African American."

In my day, they didn't even have African-American/Black categories. Everyone was just AA if you were dark. The new label, I feel... is just another way to lump us together again. I don't think they're thinking about nationality, heritage, anything like that. They're just lookin' for that pigment to say their school is diverse.

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« Reply #4908 on: March 23, 2011, 07:00:28 PM »
Hey guys,..I got a pretty urgent question that needs a reply.

Does URM only apply to US citizens? I'm a black permanent resident,...i keep getting conflicting reports on this. I was looking at the Northwestern application and it says "US citizens only" before the race designation box. It also has a disclaimer saying that schools getting federal assistance must report minority stats.

However some other schools don't have "citizens only" tag,...although they all obviously ask for citizenship. So does the urm thing vary,..or does it only apply to citizens?

This would make a huge difference in the kind of schools i apply to, so I almost can't move forward without knowing this. Thanks.

Often the hr departments and such in this country have no clue about immigration statuses when typing up things like that...

Whatever your race classification was or would be on the US Census, as long as it is not Caucasian/White, you're a URM.

Asians are becoming something of a commodity in URM circles in law school because they are actually rather well represented versus their percentage of the total US population.

If the school wants US citizens only, they are probably trying to prevent international students from skewing their stats. 

But they should not be discounting permanent residents because you are eligible for the same financial aid as a citizen.  So call the school and ask how they want you to list yourself cause that's just weird.

If the other schools don't care, then list yourself as a URM.