Pros and cons either way. Hopefully more pros this way. In any event, people get JOBS from the BLSA jobfair. Period.
Journeyman, I am dumbfounded as to how you got into IU and W&L with your numbers. 155 LSAT and you applied to Vanderbilt? Honestly?
Thank you all for responding!! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be making anyone uncomfortable, but I will check out the atmosphere at my school first before I truly jump into both orgs. I want to participate, but I am not going to allow myself to feel uncomfortable either. I also do not plan on becoming truly active until at least my second semester.Quote from: Alci on May 14, 2007, 05:01:54 PMThere are several cross-joiners with BLSA. Don't know too many black people in the other orgs, though.Others have said this as well, Alci. Is there a reason why it seems that more people who are not "black" will join the black orgs, but not vica versa? This is one of the reasons why I was initially concerned in the first place. Whenever I tell most of my Asian American friends I want to join they are all like, "Oh wow! It should be okay to participate!!" When I tell my Black friends...after the laughing and "GIRL!"s die down...they eventually conclude that it should be okay. It began to concern me a bit...
There are several cross-joiners with BLSA. Don't know too many black people in the other orgs, though.
Thank you again, Alci!! I am glad that there will be opportunities to participate with the other groups. I actually attended a "HACU" The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was chosen by my school to be one of the student reps at the HACU National Conference and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (I was the only black student from my school at both events.) I find many of the "minority" groups have amazing networking opportunities and I just wanted to be sure that if I chose to actually be a due paying member this wouldn't be looked at as odd.I hear you law_dawg!! There are soooo many groups that I am interested in participating in. I will definitely have to check out the scene when schools starts!And AMEN on the BLSA job fairs!!!
Quick question. Do the majority of black law students participate in BLSA? I know it is not mandatory but is there an unstated assumption that as a black law student, you more than likely will participate? Are there "others" that distance themselves from BLSA in fear of appearing too black?