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Sincere Question

Postby bluchai » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:03 pm

I'm not trying to start an argument. I am asking a question that concerns what schools are best suitable for what I'm interested in.

I am primarily interested in affirmative action litigation.

What schools are most hospitable to this?

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby fats provolone » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:03 pm

try the t14

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby mephistopheles » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:04 pm

i would assume howard

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:05 pm

[0L] wrote:I am asking a question that concerns what schools are best suitable for what I'm interested in.

I am primarily interested in [ __________________________ ].

What schools are most hospitable to this?



fats provolone wrote:try the t14

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby jewkidontheblock » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:07 pm

CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby bluchai » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:16 pm

jewkidontheblock wrote:CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.


This is specifically what I would like to focus on:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/18/re ... inorities/

CUNY would be helpful in this aspect of affirmative action litigation? I'm doubtful.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby hoos89 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:18 pm

You generally shouldn't choose a law school based on your desired specialty/practice area.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:24 pm

My impression is that a lot of lawyers in this practice area work on implementing affirmative action plans and OFCCP compliance. These practices are housed in midsize to large firms, so T14 is probably the right answer.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby twenty » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Workplace discrimination? It really doesn't matter where you go to school. Cheap, no stips, etc.
Supreme Court litigation on AA cases relating to state law/university policies? Harvard or bust.

This is such a hugely broad question that there's no way we can really answer this for you.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby 03152016 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:26 pm

jewkidontheblock wrote:CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.

cuny is always a bad option

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby ymmv » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:32 pm

Brut wrote:
jewkidontheblock wrote:CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.

cuny is always a bad option


I can imagine someone with a shitty GPA who's hit his LSAT ceiling, wants to join his family's local NY practice after graduation, and gets a full ride to CUNY being kind of a good option under the totality of the circumstances. But I'm reaching here.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby bluchai » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:38 pm

twenty wrote:Workplace discrimination? It really doesn't matter where you go to school. Cheap, no stips, etc.
Supreme Court litigation on AA cases relating to state law/university policies? Harvard or bust.

This is such a hugely broad question that there's no way we can really answer this for you.


I am very much interested in the latter.

So Harvard or bust? UVA is not suitable?

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby Rigo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Brut wrote:
jewkidontheblock wrote:CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.

cuny is always a bad option

Not so fast...
Business Insider did just name it the 33rd best law school in the country.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby 03152016 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Brut wrote:
jewkidontheblock wrote:CUNY isn't a bad option, provided you're not going to be relying on them for placement.

cuny is always a bad option

Not so fast...
Business Insider did just name it the 33rd best law school in the country.

well that changes everything

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby fats provolone » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:24 pm

tls is so biglaw obsessed

nobody considers the many lucrative careers inside businesses

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby 03152016 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:29 pm

@dirigo ljfl just checked out those rankings
gulc > chi, nyu, penn
bc, w&m > ut
cuny > uiuc
pretty sure they threw it all into a hat and picked at random

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby AReasonableMan » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Is this a flame? There's no such thing as affirmative action litigation. Lawyers don't decide on affirmative action policy unless you become a Supreme Court justice (prob need a 4.0 and 180 as a starting point for a 1:1000 chance), or get hired by the EEOC. You would advocate it in Title VII suits. It's doubtful you'd get enough cases so specific that you can make a career out of it.

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Re: Sincere Question

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:37 pm


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Re: Sincere Question

Postby Rigo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:46 pm

Brut wrote:@dirigo ljfl just checked out those rankings
gulc > chi, nyu, penn
bc, w&m > ut
cuny > uiuc
pretty sure they threw it all into a hat and picked at random

The methodology is painfully flawed.
50% of it is based off of opinions of 300 "legal professionals."
25% is based on the school's acceptance rate. I'm confused why this matters.
25% is based on employment rates. This is the only factor that makes any sense.




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