Quote from: mto83 on February 27, 2006, 09:25:51 AMLol! I would rather have attractive males though.You know, of anything I have ever posted, with the intent of trying to be offensive and to me at least, point out the absolute hypocrisy I see in many anti-AA threads through humor, I was stunned by the lack of any response. This was the one I expected to get tarred and feathered for. I thought for sure I would be labeled a misogynist, or that people would not be able to see through the sarcasm and get the point, whatever it might have been in my mind at the time.But no, it was completely left untouched, not even the OP responded, not a single chick took me to task for my comments. I only mananged to attract a response from a gay man (that seems to be my luck quite often actually).So I apologize, mto 83, how could I be so self centered as to forget to offend people based upon sexual orientation! That was not very un-PC of me. Let me ponder on a way for AA to work against straight people as well, and I’ll see if I can come up with a modified system that might be more appealing to you.
Lol! I would rather have attractive males though.
Quote from: John Galt on February 25, 2006, 11:11:28 AMOk, since I hear AA is unjust. Unqualified students continuously get in, here is a thread where YOU have the power. Construct your own admissions system with the criteria that is imporant to you. How should LSAT vs GPA be weighed. Are non academic factors considered? How much. Is there any way to compensate for a low LSAT or GPA? How will you get diversity? Construct any way you see fit and justify what kind of class it will result in. I'm interested to see some ideas on this topic.My ideal law school admission system would use the LSAT/GPA combo to weed people out, but they would not solely determine who gets offered a seat. LSAT/GPA would be given a value of 0-10 points. There would be a sliding-scale in place; if the GPA is higher, the LSAT can be lower, and vice versa. There has to be an LSAT score which indicates general competency to pass the bar, or if not a solid number there must exist a range, e.g., 150-180 may suggest ability to pass the bar, where 120-149 suggest the person would not pass. The main vehicle for decision making would be the personal interviews. There will be a candidate grading system based on interview performance. Each candidate would have to interview on 3 levels: a group of 4-5 current students (0-5 points); at least one member of full-time faculty (0-7 points); and with me (0-10 points). I would have unquestioned discretion to admit or deny any candidate. The student interviewers could show disfavor for a candidate beyond the score by filling out a form. Faculty members will have limited auto-deny rights. For faculty to auto-deny, the must present a substantive reason. Candidates will have a chance to set themselves apart with 0-8 floating points. Floating points would be given out based upon individual characteristecs we find impressive. For instance, a person who speaks 6 languages fluently would have a chance to have it noticed, as would the person who worked with habitat for humanities or Goldman Sachs. People who have done nothing but study for 4 years would face a grave disadvantage under the 40 point system. Good GPAs are a dime a dozen. Good people, however, are not.We would promote diversity of all sorts: racial; cultural; socio-economic; religious, or lack thereof; idealogical; gender; sexual orientation; work history, and many more. I can't really think of much else right now. I am too excited about leaving work
Ok, since I hear AA is unjust. Unqualified students continuously get in, here is a thread where YOU have the power. Construct your own admissions system with the criteria that is imporant to you. How should LSAT vs GPA be weighed. Are non academic factors considered? How much. Is there any way to compensate for a low LSAT or GPA? How will you get diversity? Construct any way you see fit and justify what kind of class it will result in. I'm interested to see some ideas on this topic.