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The Michigan Daily -Wednesday, October 19, 1988- Page 5
Pre-law caravan rolls into Union

Perry Mason step aside. These are
the '80s and law students have
changed, as have their options.
For one thing, it's becoming in-
creasingly difficult to get into law
school. Also, women and minority
students are gaining more acceptances
to law schools than ever before. And
lastly, alternative careers in law and
law-related fields are rapidly expand-
These were among the many find-
ings presented to students who
participated in yesterday's Pre-Law
Day at the Michigan Union. Admis-
sions officers and deans from over 90
law schools visited with and spoke

informally to over 800 students at
the University who attended the an-
nual event.
Nearly all law school representa-
tives professed surprise and enthusi-
asm at the continuing, and often re-
markable, increase in law school ap-
Mary Upton, director of admis-
sions at American University's Law
School in Washington, D.C, said
law school applications have in-
creased from 3,500 to 4,000.
Karen Obenshain, assistant direc-
tor of admissions at Tulane Law
School noted the same trend.
"Applications have increased 25 per-
cent since last year," she said. "I

think we'll see more of an increase in
the next two years and then that will
level out."
Much of the recent interest in law
careers has been due to heightened
disenchantment over the perceived
instability and questionable benefits
of medical and business careers,
Obenshain said.
Part of the increased interest in
law is also a result of the prolifera-
tion of new fields - such as sports
and health law - within the profes-
sion, said Pat Sublon of the Univer-
sity of Illinois Law School.
The future appears bright for
women and minority students inter-
ested in law, admissions officials

say. Statistics and increased recruit-
ment efforts show that law schonk
are both very interested in and com-
mitted to attracting qualified students
in this category.
Boston University School of
Law's class of 1988, for example,
consisted of 47 percent women and
13 percent minorities. At Cornell
Law School, the stats are similar. Of
their most recent class, 39 percent
and 18 percent were women and mi-
norities respectively.
LSA junior Joseph Barraco hopes
to attend a local law school. "It's
something I've always been inter-
ested in and feel that I could do
well," he said.


Israelis kill two, wound journalist

troops firing plastic bullets killed two
Palestinians, a teenager and a 5-year-
old boy, and wounded a U.S.
journalist during clashes Tuesday in
the occupied West Bank, Arab
hospital officials said.
An army spokesperson confirmed
the deaths and said five people had
plastic bullet wounds, including
American photographer Neal Cas-

sidy, the first foreign journalist shot
in the 10-month Palestinian uprising
over Israeli rule in the occupied
Hospital officials said six people
were wounded.
The deaths raised to 301 the
number of Palestinians killed since
Arabs launched the uprising Dec. 8.
Six Israelis also have died.
The 5-year-old boy died after he

was hit with plastic bullets in the
chest, stomach, and left hand as he
played in a schoolyard near his
home, according to officials at Al
Ittihad Hospital.
The child, identified as Deyaa
Fayez, was shot when Israeli soldiers
opened fire on a nearby group of
stone-throwing Palestinians, Arab
reporters said.
Cassidy, 37, of Oakland, Califor-

nia, was hit in the right leg while
photographing a demonstration in the
Nablus market area. Cassidy was
covering the Nablus protest for
Frontline, a biweekly newspaper
published in Oakland.
Also yesterday, the Israeli
Supreme Court barred U.S.-born
Rabbi Meir Kahane from running in
the Nov. 1 election saying his anti-
Arab Kach movement is racist.

Panel talks about
racism at 'U'


Restroom closed
Workers from the Unliversity sheet metal shop install new protectors
to prevent damage from pigeon droppings at the Art Museum.
Student TV news
sow to air tonight

The fall premiere of "B-Side," a
local television news-magazine in
,the format of 60 Minutes and 20/20
will air tonight on Ann Arbor's
-WIHT TV-31. The program is the
result of three weeks of work by 18
University students in Communica-
tions 799 and 501.
The program, formerly under the
name "Ann Arbor Now;" has been
airing monthly for both fall and
winter terms since 1986. But be-
.cause there was no funding for pub-
licity, viewership has been low.
Students are responsible for every
-aspect of the show's production -
from drafting story ideas and script-
ing, to camera work and editing.
This first episode of the season is
xhosted by LSA senior Amy Stone
and Rackham graduate student Bernie
Degroat. The hosts will guide view-
ers through a 30-minute tour of both
serious and lighter sides of some
Ann Arbor fixtures and issues such
Alleged Assault
Ann Arbor police investigated an
alleged assault of a woman at the
Arbor Forest apartment on 721 S.
Forest St. yesterday.
Police Lt. Harold Tinsey said an
assault occurred around noon or
12:30 in the fourth floor of that
building yesterday.
Tinsey and three other officers
knocked on doors on every hall of the
apartment to find witnesses. The of-
ficers, he said, were unsuccessful.
By Steve Knopper
Continued from Page 1
"two or three months," he said, be-
fore their trial.
Most cases, however, are nor-
mally postponed "again and again,"
he noted, usually because the
"arresting soldier is often a re-
When the accused finally stands
trial, he added, the reserve officer has
completed his duty and therefore
must be subpoenaed to appear in
"Most of the time (the reservist)
doesn't come," Livny said. But in-
sead nf dronnina the charges of the

as toxic waste dumping, Diag
preacher Mike Caulk, graffiti, and
some local martial arts clubs. The
show finishes with a segment about
the hazards of being an Ann Arbor
squirrel in autumn.
"It's a great experience to see
your work on the air, for anyone
who's interested in a news career,
either on or behind the camera," De-
groat said. "It's very rewarding."
Adviser Tern Sarris, a communi-
cations professor, said the students
are reliable and handle the responsi-
bility well. "They're really good
about it. They haven't let me down
once," she said.
In 1986 the program was con-
ceived by a group of graduate stu-
dents in Film and Video Studies, and
started as an extra-curricular project.
Because of the large time commit-
ment, the communications depart-
ment made it an independent study
class last year.

Students, faculty, and University
administrators spoke about both
institutional and attitudinal racism
last night at a panel discussion.
The discussion, sponsored by the
Program on Integroup Relations and
Conflict and the Pilot Program at
Alice Lloyd Hall, was one of a series
of workshops designed to promote
tolerance, dialogue and diversity at
the University.
The discussion provided an
opportunity for students to ask
faculty and members of student
organizations about their experiences
with racism.
Anne Martinez, an LSA senior
and member of Socially Active
Latino Student Association, spoke
on the lack of role models and
mentors for Latino undergrads. "I
want it (the University) to be a better
place when I leave. I want University
concern, involvement, and commit-
Martinez added that there are no
Chicano professors at the University.
Although the discussion attracted
only 11 students, panelist Barbara
Ransby, a Rackham graduate student
and United Coalition Against Racism
member, and program coordinator
Ximena Zuniga agreed that the small
group allowed for better discussion of
complicated issues.
"Usually there are not many
people... lots of people miss out on
getting their questions answered,"
said first-year LSA student Shannon
Rhoades. Rhoades has attended
several programs on race relations
and has found them very informative.

Ransby said people often ignore
the "day to day" racism, found in
such areas as University admissions
standards. Ransby also stressed that
if students do not work to combat
racism and allow it to exist they are
contributing to it.
The panel which included
University faculty Harvey Reed, from
the Office of Minority Affairs and
Dick Meisler, director of the Pilot
Program, fielded questions on a range
of topics spanning from the
University administration to the
apathy of students regarding racism.


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The Literary Form of Job
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