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You really have to ask yourself whether you're living for yourself or others.  If you're living for yourself then decide what your career goals are and whether you will be able to achieve them at the school you are attending.  If you're living for others then you should choose the school that will have the most effect on the perception that others will have of you.


In every facet of capitalistic society we are concerned with comparative worth.  This is a terribly destructive cycle, for the simple reason that there will always be someone smarter, wealthier, faster, and stronger. We live in despair because we are constantly wishing to be something beyond ourselves. True happiness can only be found within yourself- the kind you had when you received that white evelope.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The XOXO Cult of BAFF
« on: July 10, 2005, 09:08:15 AM »
And I thought I was the only one annoyed by his constant *tag* posts.  Such insight from XOXO, surprising.

Nothing against the kid, but I had him tagged as one of those people who think they're terribly smart yet bombed on the LSAT.

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No, just some waitlisted students hoping to need a roommate :P


In all reality I've stopped checking the app status page.  It is less painful that way.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USNWR criteria
« on: May 17, 2005, 08:47:58 PM »
How can bar passage rate account for only 2% of the score?! None of those other factors really matter if you can't practice law.

There are, of course, schools that "teach to the bar" but more emphasis should be placed on passage rate. imo.

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Do you think people on the waitlist will hear something next week because of that deadline? I had already come to terms with the fact that I would not be attending OSU.

My take was that people who were going to be immediately accepted off the waitlist would have found out two weeks ago and the remaining people could possibly hear something any time between now and the first day of classes.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 'BigLaw' Who Wants it? Who has it? Why?
« on: May 14, 2005, 03:35:03 PM »
My dad works in a big DC firm and I remember watching him work his butt off when I was really young, working tons of hours.  But I think there's something kind of noble, 'manly' if you will, about having a high stress job that pays the bills. 

Exactly.  BigLaw - here I come (well, let's hope).

i hope you have a backup plan.

Ha ha ha.

I think you have more of a future at BigLarrys than BigLaw.

Secondly, there is nothing "manly" about working in BigLaw to "pay the bills." I think the curve on manlyness tails off at about 40k, anything after that is beyond merely providing for your family and into the realm of excess. There are people who work double shifts at factories so that their families can eat, that's noble. Sitting at a desk for long hours to pay for unneeded luxuries is not.

How can you develop such a perverted sense of what it means to be a man?

Chill out man.  Everyone doesn't have to make the same life choices as you.

I don't care what life choices they make, just don't claim that working 70 hours a week implies manlyness. If you're going to make that choice don't delude yourself by thinking it's more than it really is...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: 'BigLaw' Who Wants it? Who has it? Why?
« on: May 14, 2005, 12:48:33 PM »
My dad works in a big DC firm and I remember watching him work his butt off when I was really young, working tons of hours.  But I think there's something kind of noble, 'manly' if you will, about having a high stress job that pays the bills. 

Exactly.  BigLaw - here I come (well, let's hope).

i hope you have a backup plan.

Ha ha ha.

I think you have more of a future at BigLarrys than BigLaw.

Secondly, there is nothing "manly" about working in BigLaw to "pay the bills." I think the curve on manlyness tails off at about 40k, anything after that is beyond merely providing for your family and into the realm of excess. There are people who work double shifts at factories so that their families can eat, that's noble. Sitting at a desk for long hours to pay for unneeded luxuries is not.

How can you develop such a perverted sense of what it means to be a man?

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I was referring to ryanjm who was accepted w/o being WLed and the person on LSN who was accepted off the WL.

Personally, I do not think there is much hope after this week.

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It looks like a couple people were admitted Friday, myself not being one of them. I am wondering if it is going to be a long summer for those of us who were not accepted in this batch. It's hard to be hopeful at this point.

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Perhaps they were trying to fit him in and finally decided they couldn't :/

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