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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
20 (37%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.4%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (18.5%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.6%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.7%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.4%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
11 (20.4%)

Total Members Voted: 54

Black Law Student Discussion Board

Ladyday

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6170 on: January 11, 2005, 09:46:01 PM »

Ladyday:I'm doing well. Dealing with some insomnia lol. What's your specification? Thanks for the compliment- it was a long hard road but I am just grateful that it is over. :)

Regal_Muse: I passed the Illinois bar (where I'm from originally). Overall the experience went pretty well for me.Though I must admit that I hated Tort law courses. I entered a dual MA/JD program so my social interaction was very limited.

Burning Sands: I interned at Holland & Knight my second yr. The experience was a beast.

Well congratulations  :). Since we're all potential future lawyers, there's a lot of myths about, well, everything, and it's great to have a fellow sista on the board as inspiration and another source.

I hope that i don't overwhelm you with questions but here goes: (if you don't mind)

1. I'm assuming the JD/MA program took 4 years? Do you think it was worth it?
2. Are you currently working in a firm? Private or public sector?
3. Is the taking and preparing for the bar as horrible as it has been told?
4. Is looking for a job a really hard in the current job market/economy?
5. Did you work in a firm your 1L summer?
And finally...
6. Is insomnia a given as a lawyer once you pass the bar?

thanks  ;D

Burning Sands, Esq.

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« Reply #6171 on: January 11, 2005, 09:47:00 PM »
What was your MA in, blk_reign?  Also, did you begin both programs at once, or did you wait one year?

Thanks

I'm tryin' to learn summin', Regal. (Since my brain is rotting!) ;D

I waited a year. I received my MA in International Affairs.

I'm a sista Burning Sands lol... Have you been to DC at all? It's mad expensive

Have you been to New York?  Its even more expensive that DC up here!  I love DC. Great area, great people.  i know you had a good time there

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6172 on: January 11, 2005, 09:50:13 PM »
What was your MA in, blk_reign?  Also, did you begin both programs at once, or did you wait one year?

Thanks

I'm tryin' to learn summin', Regal. (Since my brain is rotting!) ;D

I waited a year. I received my MA in International Affairs.

I'm a sista Burning Sands lol... Have you been to DC at all? It's mad expensive

Have you been to New York?  Its even more expensive that DC up here!  I love DC. Great area, great people.  i know you had a good time there

HA HA! The Bay shits on all yall. Our slums cost more than the suburbs where yall at.

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6173 on: January 11, 2005, 09:52:06 PM »
*Gasp* u r a female? Oopps my bad. Hehehehe. Congrats anyway. What kind of law are you going to practice? I'm interested in International law myself. What advice do you have for us youngsters getting ready to go to law school?

Burning Sands, Esq.

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« Reply #6174 on: January 11, 2005, 09:53:12 PM »
anybody else think that the LSDAS should be working 24-7 this time of year. seriously though, does anyone know what the Acrobat Reader symbol next to the "report date" on your law school reports page means?

yeah bruh, they're pretty much some slackers. Good post on the other board.  You shut them up before they could get started.  Word of advice...if they start yappin about affirmative action, don't even entertain it.  just slide 'em the deuces.

The images I think are just to show that those pages are there or whatever.  Sometimes you can click on those icons and see the actual report, i forget what page that was.  its been a while since I looked at it.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6175 on: January 11, 2005, 09:54:48 PM »
LOL @ Regal! ;D :D ;)
ROTFL!  Girl, u r 2 much!

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6176 on: January 11, 2005, 09:57:48 PM »
Victor - What do you know about the Tango?  

Burning - Those fools are starting up madness again?  Sad.  You left out Ice, Ice Baby.  Sorry had to do that.

Cali - Let me know if you are interested in McGeorge.


POLL - NYC or DC?

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6177 on: January 11, 2005, 09:58:19 PM »
Burning and all the other starving law students out there. Check out this article.

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Like thousands of other single women living in Bushwick, Brooklyn,
Brigette, 24, collects Medicaid and food stamps. Unlike most of her
neighbors, she's white and a college graduate—the kind of welfare
recipient rarely considered in debates over public assistance.

Brigette, whose parents and two sisters run a restaurant in rural
Vermont, got her B.A. in film from Bard College, a top-tier liberal
arts school in upstate New York. She moved to New York City about two
years ago to pursue experimental filmmaking. As young self-styled
bohemians have always done, she found a neighborhood with cheap rent
and cobbled together a living from various gigs—in her case,
waitressing and assisting more established filmmakers. The idea was to
leave time for her own projects.

But then, two and a half months ago, she lost the job at the diner.
Her two film posts together pay just $140 a week, and her rent is $600
a month, so things got lean quickly. Brigette was also missing
payments on her $17,000 in student loans; she is now over $1,000 in
arrears.

"I was really hungry—no food in my house, no money to buy food, my
pants were all falling off, and I was like, something's not working
out here," she says. "Then I got this raging ear infection." With no
health insurance, Brigette went to the emergency room and later
applied for Medicaid to cover her bills. "I figured as long as I'm
applying for this, I should go across the street and apply for food
stamps." After a six-hour wait at the office on Thornton Street,
Brigette was awarded $147 a month, which she spends at her local
C-Town supermarket on beans, rice, greens, and peanut butter. She went
on to apply for Safety Net Assistance, New York's cash-grant program
for childless adults, but discovered it involved a mandatory
job-training program. Now she's looking for another 15-hour-a-week
job.

Brigette is telling everyone she knows about the great new way for
starving artists to survive in the city. Her (white) upstairs neighbor
just got food stamps, and a friend who is a musician, hatmaker, and
babysitter has been accepted onto the rolls as well. Applying for aid
was "the best thing I ever did," she says.

Slumming it is a venerable New York City tradition for emerging
artists. But the idea of using welfare to support a long period of
youthful exploration is not part of reality for the typical young
Bushwick resident.

Brenda Batista, 18, has lived in this neighborhood since she came to
the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at the age of eight. She and her
grandmother are both on public assistance, like about one-fifth of the
people in her City Council district, but Brenda doesn't think it's all
that. "I don't really like it, but it's a help and we got to do what
we have to do. I feel bad because sometimes they give me a hard time
when I go to the welfare office." Brenda also doesn't like the
work-first attitude legislated by welfare reform—the welfare office
tried to hire her. "They told me that I should go to school at night
and work for them in the day, but I told them I wasn't going to do it.
I'm only 18 and I want to finish my education."

Brenda, a high school graduate, is now at Boricua College working
toward her B.A. and, with luck, her master's in social work. If she
makes it all the way, she will join the 2 percent of Hispanic women in
this country who attain an advanced degree. Merely graduating from
high school makes her a rarity in her neighborhood and a minority
among welfare recipients in New York State. "My college is across the
street from the welfare office, so it kind of reminds me of where I
could be," she says. Brenda is also active in her community, serving
on the board of the advocacy group Make the Road by Walking. She has
ambitions for her community as well as herself.

"Bushwick, about two years ago, three years ago, it was only 1 percent
white, and now in the empty places where we'd like to have parks,
they're building new houses we can't even afford. White people are
moving in because we have the train to Manhattan and it's cheaper.
It's already overcrowded and they're just adding to the chaos in the
street. I think they should build houses for the people who live
here."

Brenda doesn't hold anything against the people coming in; she just
doesn't understand why people with other choices would want to move to
a place with roaches and peeling paint. To her, poverty is not exotic,
and struggle doesn't need to be simulated.

Burning Sands, Esq.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6178 on: January 11, 2005, 09:59:32 PM »
What was your MA in, blk_reign?  Also, did you begin both programs at once, or did you wait one year?

Thanks

I'm tryin' to learn summin', Regal. (Since my brain is rotting!) ;D

I waited a year. I received my MA in International Affairs.

I'm a sista Burning Sands lol... Have you been to DC at all? It's mad expensive

Have you been to New York?  Its even more expensive that DC up here!  I love DC. Great area, great people.  i know you had a good time there

HA HA! The Bay shits on all yall. Our slums cost more than the suburbs where yall at.

Boy please

that's just the thing....there ain't no damn suburbs out here!!  don't make us start comparing the city to the Bay, you don't want it

Ladyday

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #6179 on: January 11, 2005, 10:01:20 PM »
thanks blk_reign, it's really appreciated, i wish you the best of luck on whatever you decide to do.