tkgrrett wrote: legalized wrote: rad law wrote:
legalized wrote:Where do you get it from that a lot of URMs hate Atlanta? That sounds like opinion and not one backed up by anecdotal evidence either.
ATL has a vibrant, successful black middle class and is very not racist.
I don't know what tkgrrett is trying to pull.
Oh, but the surrounding hick towns of Georgia (and that's basically everywhere that's NOT Atlanta metro) are definitely racist. Definitely.
The metro area itself though does show signs of tolerance, namely the level of mixed families, and of course the status as a top city for gays too.
Umm.. I'm not trying to pull anything. OP said he was operating on the belief that the same numbers that would get a urm into emory would get them into uva because urms like atlanta better and would therefore apply to emory in higher numbers. However, the quality of applicants to the two schools are different. URMs competitive at the top top 10 aren't applying to emory but they are applying to uva. Because of this uva standards are higher even if they do get fewer urm applicants. I'm so arrogant to think I will be a top urm applicant because I'm entering my senior year with a 177 lsat and a 3.65 gpa. Unless something drastically changes I think ill be competitive at the top schools. Frome the ridiculous statements the op is making it is pretty clear that he/she is either ill informed or trolling to start arguments.
Cut your shit out. You did not list your LSAT or gpa as the reasons why you considered yourself a top URM candidate in the post where you first tried to show off. All you mentioned was your boarding school and top URM program friends and associates.
So anyone reading that would be left to think you consider yourself a top URM simply by having gone to boarding school or whatever, which is arrogant snobbery at its finest.
NOW that you have posted relevant info, we can see where you would get your original opinion from and it makes sense.
I am not ill informed. I am also not the only one that can see with their own two eyes, and has said so in this thread, that lots of professional well to do blacks and others are flocking to Atlanta metro.
For that matter, URM status was not part of the original post, YOU decided to take a passing statement and make a big "let me rush in here and CORRECT you" moment out of it. YOU also decided that numbers good for Emory can't be good for UVa, as if someone with a 165 or 170 wouldn't be just as welcome to apply to UVa as to Emory.
Not every URM with high scores has the same background as you and therefore will not have the same motivations as you and your friends.
And some WILL NOT LIKE UVA'S LOCATION and this has been confirmed already by URMs AT UVa or who got accepted there. Are you going to argue with them too just because you and your friends are too cool for the south?
Stop derailing the damn thread with your obsession with saying the opposite of anything I say about URMs. Most URMs applying to law school do not have a 170 or above and this is a known fact. MOST URMs will need to think about where they want to practice law for the rest of their lives since most of them will not be attending national-reach schools.
MOST URMs like Atlanta versus CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, and Denver or Boulder, Colorado!
It doesn't take a 177 on the LSAT to realize that, since of the 4 locations listed, Atlanta has THE MOST URMs, esp. black!