Things overheard in law school.

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Things overheard in law school.

Postby Redzo » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:28 pm

I can't believe what I just heard:

Girl: So, did you specialize in any area?
2L guy: Yeah, International Law.
Girl: Oh cool, I'm interested in that, too.
(they talk about it for a little)
Girl: So are you planning to stay here in [city] when you graduate, or go abroad?
Guy: Oh, I'm not even planning to be a lawyer. I learned that in my first year.
Girl: Then why are you still here?
Guy: Well, I figured I was already 75k in the hole, I might as well finish it out. After this I'm planning to go to grad school and learn something, you know, more specialized.


I just had to share this with TLS. It's like this guy knew I was listening and wanted to troll me, I swear.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby mrloblaw » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:41 pm

The longer I'm in law school, the more I wonder how the Hell some of the people around me pwned 90+% of the college-educated population on the LSAT. Your overheard conversation is just one example.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby Autoaccept » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:42 pm

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:45 pm

There's another thread that's almost identical to this one somewhere. It got started within the last couple weeks.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby cinephile » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:15 pm

I've overheard so many things worth quoting, but repeating them would out me if I haven't already outted myself.

Also, I've found out my roommate uses TLS and I've told her pretty much every interesting story that's happened in law school. I'm pretty sure she'll know my username soon enough.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby Extension_Cord » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:56 pm

I have a couple of gunners in my classes that will answer a question wrong, and when the teacher tells them no and then says the answer, they sigh loudly and say, "thats what I said in a more narrow manner." LOL

Happend like 3 times this week.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby dudeman2012 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:10 pm

Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby SehMeSerrious » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:14 pm

dudeman2012 wrote:Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.


This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting. Also, a lot of universities and companies take advantage of this to boost diversity profiles in a really cynical way. When I was still in engineering, half of the National Society of Black Engineers were basically white guys with distant black ancestry. It wasn't healthy for them, or frankly for anyone else, to even have to identify as any race, let alone an arbitrary classification based on Jim Crow-Era laws.

I know the implication is that they were BSing but that seriously happens a lot. I know a lot of people with light-skinned parents who still don't really know exactly how "black" they are because they just have third-hand stories about their ancestors being mixed slaves and not really being sure about any of the details. And on the other end, a bunch of people from Latin America and the Caribbean and sometimes the Middle East come here and get attacked for identifying as "white" so not only do they have to deal with being in a new country, they have to deal with all kinds of assumptions about "trying to pass" that just confuse the hell out of them because each country has its own definitions of these social constructs.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby TheFactor » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:05 pm

SehMeSerrious wrote:
dudeman2012 wrote:Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.


This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting. Also, a lot of universities and companies take advantage of this to boost diversity profiles in a really cynical way. When I was still in engineering, half of the National Society of Black Engineers were basically white guys with distant black ancestry. It wasn't healthy for them, or frankly for anyone else, to even have to identify as any race, let alone an arbitrary classification based on Jim Crow-Era laws.

I know the implication is that they were BSing but that seriously happens a lot. I know a lot of people with light-skinned parents who still don't really know exactly how "black" they are because they just have third-hand stories about their ancestors being mixed slaves and not really being sure about any of the details. And on the other end, a bunch of people from Latin America and the Caribbean and sometimes the Middle East come here and get attacked for identifying as "white" so not only do they have to deal with being in a new country, they have to deal with all kinds of assumptions about "trying to pass" that just confuse the hell out of them because each country has its own definitions of these social constructs.

Cool story bro.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:48 pm

TheFactor wrote:
SehMeSerrious wrote:
dudeman2012 wrote:Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.


This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting. Also, a lot of universities and companies take advantage of this to boost diversity profiles in a really cynical way. When I was still in engineering, half of the National Society of Black Engineers were basically white guys with distant black ancestry. It wasn't healthy for them, or frankly for anyone else, to even have to identify as any race, let alone an arbitrary classification based on Jim Crow-Era laws.

I know the implication is that they were BSing but that seriously happens a lot. I know a lot of people with light-skinned parents who still don't really know exactly how "black" they are because they just have third-hand stories about their ancestors being mixed slaves and not really being sure about any of the details. And on the other end, a bunch of people from Latin America and the Caribbean and sometimes the Middle East come here and get attacked for identifying as "white" so not only do they have to deal with being in a new country, they have to deal with all kinds of assumptions about "trying to pass" that just confuse the hell out of them because each country has its own definitions of these social constructs.

Cool story bro.

that's what I was gonna say :roll:

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby Redzo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:03 am

Redzo wrote:I can't believe what I just heard:

Girl: So, did you specialize in any area?
2L guy: Yeah, International Law.
Girl: Oh cool, I'm interested in that, too.
(they talk about it for a little)
Girl: So are you planning to stay here in [city] when you graduate, or go abroad?
Guy: Oh, I'm not even planning to be a lawyer. I learned that in my first year.
Girl: Then why are you still here?
Guy: Well, I figured I was already 75k in the hole, I might as well finish it out. After this I'm planning to go to grad school and learn something, you know, more specialized.


I just had to share this with TLS. It's like this guy knew I was listening and wanted to troll me, I swear.


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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:36 am

dudeman2012 wrote:Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.


was it black coffee?

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:42 am

SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.

I have a better idea. Let's hope pressing issues go away by pretending they don't exist.
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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby 071816 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:46 am

SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.


Most retarded thing I've heard all day.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:47 am

chimp wrote:
SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.


Most retarded thing I've heard all day.

The day is young, my friend.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby soj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:31 am

SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.

LOL

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby $1.99 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:07 am

soj wrote:
SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.

LOL


you are an embarrassment to humanity in general and may god have mercy on your soul

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby soj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:37 am

$1.99 wrote:
soj wrote:
SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.

LOL


you are an embarrassment to humanity in general and may god have mercy on your soul

:?

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby Redzo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:46 am

This thread sucks. I am disappoint.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:18 pm

soj wrote:
$1.99 wrote:
soj wrote:
SehMeSerrious wrote:This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting.

LOL


you are an embarrassment to humanity in general and may god have mercy on your soul

:?

I don't think he was he was saying that to you, soj.

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby law4vus » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:32 pm

Kid in my section, talking to a girl:

"Yeah I totally went to undergrad to be a doctor and even took the MCAT, but everyone told me I lied too much and my patients would never listen to me so I should be a lawyer. So here I am!"

Now can we get this thread back on track plzzz?

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Re: Things overheard in law school.

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:41 pm

SehMeSerrious wrote:
dudeman2012 wrote:Overheard in our student commons area:

Guy: Where were you just now?

Girl: I was at the BLSA meeting.

Guy: Why?

Girl: I am part black.

Guy: Really? How much?

Girl: Either 1/8 or 1/16

Guy: How come you don't know?

Girl: Because my grandparents were slaves.

Guy: Your grandparents? Weren't they born after slavery ended?

Girl: Oh I guess it was my great grandparents. Im gonna get some coffee.

End Conversation.

This was not embellished by me at all.


This is why we need to end all talk of race in this country. It's at the turning point where it perpetuates racism (the idea that race matters) more than it does to prevent already racist people from fighting. Also, a lot of universities and companies take advantage of this to boost diversity profiles in a really cynical way. When I was still in engineering, half of the National Society of Black Engineers were basically white guys with distant black ancestry. It wasn't healthy for them, or frankly for anyone else, to even have to identify as any race, let alone an arbitrary classification based on Jim Crow-Era laws.

I know the implication is that they were BSing but that seriously happens a lot. I know a lot of people with light-skinned parents who still don't really know exactly how "black" they are because they just have third-hand stories about their ancestors being mixed slaves and not really being sure about any of the details. And on the other end, a bunch of people from Latin America and the Caribbean and sometimes the Middle East come here and get attacked for identifying as "white" so not only do they have to deal with being in a new country, they have to deal with all kinds of assumptions about "trying to pass" that just confuse the hell out of them because each country has its own definitions of these social constructs.


You might just be the wordiest poster I've ever seen, except that f0b kid.




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