What is Courage? This is.
We're reading Grutter v. Bollinger (use of race as a factor in admissions at the University of Michigan Law School) for Con Law and it says that the plaintiff, who (let us not forget) sued the University of Michigan Law School (#7 according to U.S. News Law School "rankings") claiming she didn't get in because she was white when she had "a 3.8 grade point average and 161 LSAT score." That takes guts. I didn't get into Michigan (well, I got wait listed, and never stuck around to see if smarter people then me got into Harvard and then dinged Michigan), but I never in my life considered suing claiming that admissions discriminated against me because I'm white. I mean, come on... was she honestly surprised when she got rejected from Michigan with a 161?
I know we live in a very litigous society (which, by the way, is awesome for us law students, because it means we'll have plenty of work when we get out of school... keep that business flowing), but didn't she ever think maybe she just wasn't good enough for Michigan? Here is something you will rarely hear from a law student, but sometimes, we just aren't good enough... and that's OK.
P.S. Ms. Grutter... please don't sue me.