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  •  Law School... (none)
    recruiting is a whole different ball game.  Entities announce they're visting campus, and people then sign up for interview slots.  If there's more interest than slots, there's typically a lottery or similar mechanism to determine who gets the slots.  It's not tabling and pitching, but instead, sign-up/registration based (or at least it was at my law school).  IMHO, the most effective protest would be to just not have anyone sign up and those who are interested in pursuing a JAG career say "I'll be happy to meet with you, but not on-campus, out of respect for the anti-discrimination policy."
    •  Can still put up the signs. (none)
      And hope they'll goad the conscience of those who sign up.

      Heck, there could be demonstrations against the recruitment--other people using their free speech rights.

      "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor." King George III

      by ogre on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 01:05:04 PM PST

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      •  And... (none)
        indeed there have been, with regularity.  However, I'm of the view that the protestors often (while meaning well) get off track.  For isntance, when I was in law school, the chanting moved from "Hey Hey Ho Ho! Discrimination's Got To Go!" (a sentiment I wholly agree with) to "Hey Hey Ho Ho! The Military's Got To Go!" (a sentiment with which I have some problems).  "Hey Hey Ho Ho! (Name of Recruiter)'s Got To Go!" (which IMHO is just wrong.)

        Also idiotic was the idea that every gay student (none of whom had any interest in serving in JAG) would fill the slots first.  If people want to serve as a JAG, the last thing we should do is stand in their way.

    •  can't work (none)
      because, the only way no one will sign up is if everyone was in agreement.

      But, if everyone was in agreement, then there would be no issue, because this would have been resolved politically a long time ago.

      Plenty of people will sign up, and attend on campus, because they don't share your value system.

      Which is part of the lunacy of the whole thing from the beginning.  If the students at the school had zero interest, then the military would have nothing to gain by going there.  OTOH, if the students are interested, then the university was just making it harder on it's own student body to do what they were interested in doing anyway (and, making it more expensive and time consuming for the military to reach those students- thus, the law schools were asking that the Courts mandate that the Universities keep getting funding from an entity that they were incurring costs on because of they didn't like the policies of that entity).

      If there is anything I have learned from Scooby Doo, it is that the only thing to fear is crooked real estate developers.

      by JakeC on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 01:46:10 PM PST

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