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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
 16 (34.8%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
 4 (8.7%)
The Board is too cliquish.
 10 (21.7%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
 2 (4.3%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
 2 (4.3%)
Not enough Board moderation.
 4 (8.7%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
 8 (17.4%)

Total Members Voted: 46

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54760 on: August 21, 2009, 07:58:39 PM »
Umm...who here actually enjoyed reading Marbury v. Madison?

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« Reply #54761 on: August 22, 2009, 11:48:34 PM »
I got a question for anybody that may know,......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.

you don't have to fill in these boxes AT ALL...they are not necessary.
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« Reply #54762 on: August 23, 2009, 10:44:32 PM »
aye heard that SEAN PENN is getting a divorce...that is such a shame...this guy has some bad karma...aye wonder why?
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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54763 on: August 25, 2009, 08:55:20 AM »
golly, not all of us?

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« Reply #54764 on: August 25, 2009, 10:09:02 AM »
Nobody seems to be replying in the chances thread,..so please forgive me for asking here.

What do you think are my chances at William and Mary. I'm a black male, 158/3.11, and some work experience. Also a Virginia resident.

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« Reply #54765 on: August 26, 2009, 12:12:37 AM »
I got a question for anybody that may know,......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.

Most kids that benefit from affirmative actions are NOT U.S. citizens.

Source?  I find this claim dubious.

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« Reply #54766 on: August 26, 2009, 09:47:13 AM »
I got a question for anybody that may know,......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.

Most kids that benefit from affirmative actions are NOT U.S. citizens.

What do you think my chances are at William and Mary? My stats are 2 posts up.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54767 on: August 26, 2009, 10:10:51 AM »
I got a question for anybody that may know,......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.

Most kids that benefit from affirmative actions are NOT U.S. citizens.

Source?  I find this claim dubious.

Obviously hyperbole, but intended to reassure the guy that he can indeed benefit from preferences if he has the right gender or color or family or location...irrespective of his citizenship. :)
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« Reply #54768 on: October 24, 2009, 10:16:04 PM »
...this board has been awesome...aye just finished copying past posts...nice little file...

...so what are some other folks thoughts about when the board will end?


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« Reply #54769 on: October 24, 2009, 10:17:55 PM »

This is the BLSD and it's a good place for all African-Americans to get together and uplift each other in our quest to achieve excellence in the field of law. All brothers and sisters are welcome to post messages here. Please follow the rules below:

 
BLSD RULE #1: No discussions of Affirmative Action. (There is a separate thread for that topic)
BLSD RULE #2: Non-blacks are welcome to post messages.
BLSD RULE #3: No racial slurs or epithets will be tolerated. (Try to remain professional at all times; have fun and try to keep it clean)
BLSD RULE #4: No lewd/obscene pics please. 
 
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If you prick us, do we not bleed?  
  if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison  
  us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not  
  revenge? m.of v. w.shaka                                             speare