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The LGBTQ Thread

Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1020 on: December 03, 2008, 08:13:03 PM »
Bump for the new cycle...where is everyone applying?


I am applying to T7 + Gtown, UCLA & BU as fallbacks, plus some locals that I don't actually want to go to. Everywhere I've checked allows same-sex partners to live in spousal/family campus housing, which is really helpful if we end up moving across the country.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1021 on: December 05, 2008, 09:07:55 AM »
Come to Penn  :)

I have heard that Penn loves the gays!

Is that true?

Yes, very much so. Penn is extremely inclusive and supportive. Aside from having a significant number of out/self-identified LGBT students, I think what's even more impressive is the number of straight allies who are actively involved with Lambda and sincerely concerned with LGBT issues. It's really great. 

We also have an awesome, out dean of students.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1022 on: February 12, 2009, 12:20:47 AM »
Okay, question about Penn. I got put on hold, and I'm writing a "why Penn" to supplement my app. One of the things I find really attractive is Penn's overt support for gays, but I'm not very out on the rest of my app. Should I still mention it, or will it seem odd?

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1023 on: February 12, 2009, 05:19:51 PM »
anyone?

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1024 on: February 12, 2009, 05:36:30 PM »
Mention it if it's something that appeals to you.  I don't understand why it matters how much you've discussed your sexual orientation in other parts of the application.  If it's part of "why Penn," it seems fair game.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1025 on: February 12, 2009, 06:07:10 PM »
Mention it if it's something that appeals to you.  I don't understand why it matters how much you've discussed your sexual orientation in other parts of the application.  If it's part of "why Penn," it seems fair game.

because I'm neurotic?

you're right, I just read all these threads and articles that say only to be as out as the rest of your application merits... whatever.


Thanks for soothing my crazy, Miss P.

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1026 on: February 12, 2009, 11:12:34 PM »
Thanks for soothing my crazy, Miss P.

:D  I didn't mean to imply . . .

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1027 on: May 05, 2009, 09:38:25 PM »
*bump*

strongly considering attending a catholic-affiliated law school. any thoughts/knowledge/experiences to do with the relationship between that affiliation and my life as a law student?

Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1028 on: May 06, 2009, 09:12:52 PM »
*bump*

strongly considering attending a catholic-affiliated law school. any thoughts/knowledge/experiences to do with the relationship between that affiliation and my life as a law student?

What school are you referring to? or what region do you want to go to school in? When it comes to catholic / religious law schools their is a huge range.

Some law school's have active LGBT clubs, such as Loyola, and others may take a more traditional catholic approach to you. (i.e. while your LGBT status is not grounds for disciplinary action ANY sexual activity outside "Traditional Marriage" could be an Honor Code violation.

   If you are talking about student life I would say that it won't be as easy as a public university. Your classmates will respect you (for your abilities) and won't harass you but you probably won't become best friends.

   LSAC has a great survey of Law Schools and the LGBT climate. Try to find the school your interested in and call the LGBT group and ask around. 

Opps forgot to provide you the link:

http://www.lsac.org/SpecialInterests/lgbt-chart.asp

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Re: The LGBTQ Thread
« Reply #1029 on: May 07, 2009, 01:23:32 AM »
of course the one i need info on (fordham) isn't on there. i mean, it's in nyc and i'm not going to be living on campus etc., so there's probably not much to worry about professionally, and they have openly gay faculty and an lgbt law student org. although, if anybody has any experience to share, i'd love to hear it.