Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

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emalf
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Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby emalf » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:52 pm

Why are law schools so unfair?

This law school process sucks because you see people with lower grades, lesser credentials, and URMS admitted almost at face value. while people like me get dinged because all of our spots are taken by special interest applicants (URMs w/ lower #s), etc.

It's like schools, in general, are trying to make up for the fact that blacks, latinos, etc. were discriminated against by taking it out on people so far removed from the situation (ie, me with my numbers).

Isn't it a given that URM's also, in general, do the worst in law school and tend to be at the bottom of the class, anyways?

Why are whites so disadvantaged in LS admissions??!
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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 pm

IBTL

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby narkizopoint » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 pm

The process in inequal because the applicants are inequal...

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby booboo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 pm

emalf wrote:Why are law schools so unfair?

I have already been dinged at 4 schools (Stanford, G'Town, BU and GW). That wouldn't be too big of deal other than the fact that I have a 3.9/168 (non-URM) and was Vice President of my UG student government body. I also have no criminal offenses and partake in community service.

This law school process sucks because you see people with lower grades, lesser credentials, and URMS admitted almost at face value. while people like me get dinged because all of our spots are taken by special interest applicants (URMs w/ lower #s), etc.

It's like schools, in general, are trying to make up for the fact that blacks, latinos, etc. were discriminated against by taking it out on people so far removed from the situation (ie, me with my numbers).

Isn't it a given that URM's also, in general, do the worst in law school and tend to be at the bottom of the class, anyways?

Why are whites so disadvantaged in LS admissions??!


Seriously?

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby kentee15 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 pm

bullshit u got rejected from GW with those numbers unless whoever wrote your apps wrote horrible things about you

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby CyLaw » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm

kentee15 wrote:bullshit u got rejected from GW with those numbers unless whoever wrote your apps wrote horrible things about you


I think this post was OP's PS, so that could explain the GW ding.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby scribelaw » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm

You got dinged at GW and BU with a 169/3.8?

I call bullshit. Either that or the entitled douchebaggery evident in your OP came through in your application.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby oneforship » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:54 pm

kittenmittons wrote:IBTL

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Flame flame flame flame flame

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby emalf » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

booboo wrote:
emalf wrote:Why are law schools so unfair?

I have already been dinged at 4 schools (Stanford, G'Town, BU and GW). That wouldn't be too big of deal other than the fact that I have a 3.9/168 (non-URM) and was Vice President of my UG student government body. I also have no criminal offenses and partake in community service.

This law school process sucks because you see people with lower grades, lesser credentials, and URMS admitted almost at face value. while people like me get dinged because all of our spots are taken by special interest applicants (URMs w/ lower #s), etc.

It's like schools, in general, are trying to make up for the fact that blacks, latinos, etc. were discriminated against by taking it out on people so far removed from the situation (ie, me with my numbers).

Isn't it a given that URM's also, in general, do the worst in law school and tend to be at the bottom of the class, anyways?

Why are whites so disadvantaged in LS admissions??!


Seriously?


I'm so serious. I was getting pissed writing this. I have 4 more schools to hear from. But this process is bullshit. especially when people with lower numbers are taken into those same schools.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby UFMatt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

White splitters are "special interest" applicants? :)

My advice to you, assuming this isn't a flame, is not to post when you're upset. It makes you look foolish. Stanford and Georgetown are by no means locks with your stats. Not getting into BU or GW is unfortunate, but that's why it's wise to apply to 12+ schools.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

I really hope this is a flame.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby booboo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

kentee15 wrote:bullshit u got rejected from GW with those numbers unless whoever wrote your apps wrote horrible things about you


Pretty sure you'd have to write a scathing PS about how URM's are undeserving to go to law school without the requisite numbers, and then spitting on the PS would keep you out. (I am guessing that is what happened here.)

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby meowmeow » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Maybe you are just boring

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 pm

i think it doesnt help anyone to have a silent majority of pissed off people thinking they are being screwed by affirmative action and stuff.

op, i sympathize with your frustration, but remember a couple things:

1. no one is entitled to a spot because of their numbers. ultimately its for the admissions people to select kids on teh basis of a whole host of considerations. you are betraying an insane degree of conceit in acting like you know more than they do.

2. the "special" admits you refer to are few in number. you would have likely been pwned by another white guy had AA never existed.

hth

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:56 pm

emalf wrote:Why are law schools so unfair?

I have already been dinged at 4 schools (Stanford, G'Town, BU and GW). That wouldn't be too big of deal other than the fact that I have a 3.9/168 (non-URM) and was Vice President of my UG student government body. I also have no criminal offenses and partake in community service.

This law school process sucks because you see people with lower grades, lesser credentials, and URMS admitted almost at face value. while people like me get dinged because all of our spots are taken by special interest applicants (URMs w/ lower #s), etc.

It's like schools, in general, are trying to make up for the fact that blacks, latinos, etc. were discriminated against by taking it out on people so far removed from the situation (ie, me with my numbers).

Isn't it a given that URM's also, in general, do the worst in law school and tend to be at the bottom of the class, anyways?

Why are whites so disadvantaged in LS admissions??!


Dude, if your PS/Resume was anything like this post... IT SCREAMS WHINEY LITTLE DOUCHE!!!! I'd check on that and possibly re-submit if you get a chance.

Also, IBTL.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby NayBoer » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:57 pm

Wait, URMs might be getting a special boost? Clearly we need our top investigative reporters to get to the bottom of this. Thanks for your sharp eye, OP. Without you, we'd have never noticed.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:57 pm

Seriously
Huge FLAME

someone should lock this

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby Mosca » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:57 pm

emalf wrote:
Isn't it a given that URM's also, in general, do the worst in law school and tend to be at the bottom of the class, anyways?

Your personal statement sucks.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:57 pm

emalf wrote:Why are law schools so unfair?

I have already been dinged at 4 schools (Stanford, G'Town, BU and GW). That wouldn't be too big of deal other than the fact that I have a 3.9/168 (non-URM) and was Vice President of my UG student government body. I also have no criminal offenses and partake in community service.


scribelaw wrote:You got dinged at GW and BU with a 169/3.8?

I call bullshit. Either that or the entitled douchebaggery evident in your OP came through in your application.

Hi, I'm Dyslexia, have we met?
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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby emalf » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:58 pm

talibkweli wrote:i think it doesnt help anyone to have a silent majority of pissed off people thinking they are being screwed by affirmative action and stuff.

op, i sympathize with your frustration, but remember a couple things:

1. no one is entitled to a spot because of their numbers. ultimately its for the admissions people to select kids on teh basis of a whole host of considerations. you are betraying an insane degree of conceit in acting like you know more than they do.

2. the "special" admits you refer to are few in number. you would have likely been pwned by another white guy had AA never existed.

hth



how many more people are there with #s higher than 3.9/168? you probably got in somewhere better with lower numbers because of affirmative action.

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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:58 pm

deleted, quoting and editing fail on my part.
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Re: Inequality in LS Admissions Process.

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 pm

emalf wrote:how many more people are there with #s higher than 3.9/168? you probably got in somewhere better with lower numbers because of affirmative action.


talib's #'s pwn you


hth

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Postby CyLaw » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 pm

Mods really should start enforcing the no alts rule.

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