« on: June 29, 2007, 05:44:08 PM »
I have read this line of commentary for a year now without contributing. I have felt your pain, and my hopes and dreams have been with you. Well, I may be exaggerating, but I like most of you better than I like the typical person on LSD. You know, those who got great grades and LSAT scores among the top 10% and still agonize over what law school will give them the love they deserve. Poor lost children, they are so insecure.
Down here in the real world, I was shocked to learn that law schools and their evil consortium, LSAC, cared more about my interesting career as an undergraduate in the 1970s than they did about my redemption at my BA school in the 80s and MA and doctoral study at a member of the American Association of Universities, i.e., one of the top 62 research universities in North America.
I took the LSAT on prescribed Vicodin a month after major surgery. I thought that was an excuse until I took the f$$%ing practice test a year later and did worse. I got a 760(98%ile) on the verbal GRE and a 690 (89%ile) on the analytical. Why did I get a 159 (79%ile) on the LSAT?
You know why. The LSAT is evil.
The attorney who convinced me to go to law school graduated from Texas Tech. He got a 153 on his LSAT, though his undergraduate grades were better than mine. He wants me to join him in his multi-state law practice.
When I broke the news to my friends and colleagues they were supportive. The only scepticism came from a colleague whose wife went to law school at Capital. He told me I would have to work mine arse off. I didn't dare tell him that I was smarter than that. My colleagues who went to Duquesne and Ohio Northern Law told me I could do it. The guy who went to ONU deliberately retired from his law practice. He is much happier now.
The lawyer from Duquesne has two engineering degrees from Pitt and Carnegie-Mellon. He makes a lot of money once or twice a year, and I do mean a lot.
We should all rejoice and laugh.
I will be at Cleveland-Marshall.