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baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going

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Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2006, 11:20:30 AM »

It burned down when the staff came under siege by the feds a few years back.

(man that was low)

that's the other thing. the democrats might get back in power again, lay siege to baylor and set it on fire. or try to gerrymander it into a blue zone.

Technically already in a blue zone. Waco is located on one of those rare patches of Texas dirt: a congressional district represented by a well-liked, multiply-re-elected DEMOCRAT named Chet Edwards. Isn't that bizarre??

I would like to point out that Baylor has fallen to 9th place in Princeton Review's "Heritage Foundation" rankings. My liberal friends and I are doing our level best to ensure that it falls off that particular listing completely by 2007. We have yet to be drawn and quartered, or even sanctioned and threatened with loss of scholarship $$$, for vocally supporting gay marriage and the right to choose. It's not as oppressive as is popularly believed. We even have *gasp* GAY students... out and proud, and doing their part to bring tolerance to every corner of the universe.




They have openly gay students at the school and they don't expel them? But they will expel a girl for getting pregnant outside of marriage? They did that this year didnít they?

Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2006, 02:30:40 PM »
Not to be obnoxious, but Chet is more of a Republicrat than a Dem.  It's like the inner-conrtoversy with the Baylor Dems, that left-wingers think they should just give in and call themselves the Baylor Moderates.  It's all relative.

Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2006, 03:32:30 PM »

It burned down when the staff came under siege by the feds a few years back.

(man that was low)

that's the other thing. the democrats might get back in power again, lay siege to baylor and set it on fire. or try to gerrymander it into a blue zone.

Technically already in a blue zone. Waco is located on one of those rare patches of Texas dirt: a congressional district represented by a well-liked, multiply-re-elected DEMOCRAT named Chet Edwards. Isn't that bizarre??

I would like to point out that Baylor has fallen to 9th place in Princeton Review's "Heritage Foundation" rankings. My liberal friends and I are doing our level best to ensure that it falls off that particular listing completely by 2007. We have yet to be drawn and quartered, or even sanctioned and threatened with loss of scholarship $$$, for vocally supporting gay marriage and the right to choose. It's not as oppressive as is popularly believed. We even have *gasp* GAY students... out and proud, and doing their part to bring tolerance to every corner of the universe.




They have openly gay students at the school and they don't expel them? But they will expel a girl for getting pregnant outside of marriage? They did that this year didnít they?

Dear Lord, no. Where on earth did you hear that? The law school is separate and apart from the rest of the campus. Because it IS Baylor, they have a mission statement... that gets lip-service, and has no real teeth. There really are openly-gay students, and the administration knows about it. They don't "tolerate" it... they really don't care. Why should they? There are co-habitating couples, divorcees, and people who openly use birth control. It's really not the dungeon everyone seems to think it is.

As for Chet, you gotta give the guy some credit for walking the line. I know him personally, and he picks his fights... wisely. He just knows when to stand up and when to stand down, and I admire him for it. On "big ticket", traditionally democratic items, he does not back off.

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Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2006, 04:43:15 PM »
The results of the February 2006 Texas Bar Exam for the first-time takers from Texas law schools are as follows:

1. Baylor        97% of their class passed
2. UT            92% of their class passed
3. SMU           89% of their class passed
4. Tex Wes       83% of their class passed
5. St. Mary's    81% of their class passed
6. U of Houston  79% of their class passed
7. South Texas   78% of their class passed
8. Tex. Southern 77% of their class passed
9. Texas Tech    74% of their class passed


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Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2006, 04:52:49 PM »
The results of the February 2006 Texas Bar Exam for the first-time takers from Texas law schools are as follows:

1. Baylor        97% of their class passed
2. UT            92% of their class passed
3. SMU           89% of their class passed
4. Tex Wes       83% of their class passed
5. St. Mary's    81% of their class passed
6. U of Houston  79% of their class passed
7. South Texas   78% of their class passed
8. Tex. Southern 77% of their class passed
9. Texas Tech    74% of their class passed



It isnt unusual for Baylor to have the highest passage rate.  They have a very small class and all they do is review for the bar for 3 years- i hope they can pass it after that

Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2006, 06:28:43 PM »
Wow, I can't believe the dean used the law library during exam time for his son's prom dinner, that is clearly in abuse, if I was a student there, I would defintely lose respect for the dude.  Thats horrible, I usually don't like to dis on schools, but Baylor does seem particularly bad, the funny part was they sent me brouchure packets about treating their students top notch.

Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2006, 06:30:14 PM »
Also for such a christian school I think the way they game the rankings is dishonest, they have fall, winter, and spring admission, giving the less qualified student winter and spring admission, yet they only report their fall stats for ranking purposes. 

Edit:  I'll give them props for the bar passage rate though, thats impressive.

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Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2006, 07:35:13 PM »
It isnt unusual for Baylor to have the highest passage rate.  They have a very small class and all they do is review for the bar for 3 years- i hope they can pass it after that

You know, every school in Texas has the same set of required courses for those who plan to practice in Texas. I don't think it's fair to say one school "teaches to the bar" more than any other.

yeah except baylor has a lot more required courses than UT and they DO teach to the bar more than UT does; don't take my word for it, call and ask them, they don't try to hide this, in fact- it seemed like a selling point for them

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Re: baylor: 4 reasons i'm glad i'm not going
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2006, 07:41:51 PM »
Baylor Required Courses:
1st year
Civil Procedure (1 quarter, 4 quarter hours)
Contracts (2 quarters, 8 quarter hours)
Criminal Law (1 quarter, 3 quarter hours)
Criminal Procedure (1 quarter, 3 quarter hours)
Legislation, Administrative Power and Procedure (LAPP) (1 quarter, 3 quarter hours)
Legal Analysis, Research and Communications (LARC) (3 quarters, 4 quarter hours)
Property (2 quarters, 8 quarter hours)
Torts (2 quarters, 8 quarter hours)
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2nd year
Business Organizations I (4 quarter hours)
Constitutional Law (5 quarter hours)
Consumer Protection (3 quarter hours)*
Federal Income Taxation (4 quarter hours)
Trusts and Estates I (5 quarter hours)
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3rd year
Consumer Protection (3 quarter hours)*
Evidence (5 quarter hours)
Practice Court (2 quarters, 10 quarter hours)
Professional Responsibility (2 quarter hours)
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UT required courses
1st year
Criminal Law
Civil Procedure
Property
Contracts
Torts
Constitutional Law I
Legal Research and Writing
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2nd and 3rd year
Professional Responsibility
Constitutional Law II
writing seminar