« on: March 31, 2007, 06:51:42 PM »
Life hasn't been the same for me since I read Palsgraf
I agree. I should get 4.0 this semester to have any chance.
Secondly, what makes you think people at the top of their class tend to be socially inept? Being smart or hard working has nothing to do with being socially inept, just like being dumb does not make you more likable.
There's possibly a small correlation, because people with no friends are never tempted to go hang out with their friends and drink beer instead of study. Although many friendless people don't have the work ethic necessary to study on a Saturady night.
In any event, remember, employers are looking for employees who will HELP THE EMPLOYER MAKE MORE MONEY. A guy who works on Saturday nights generates more billable hours for the employer. The fun social guy only helps the employer if his dad is the CEO of a major corporation who can direct business to the firm.
In the consulting business, they often use the "airport test" when hiring people. Would we want to hang out at the airport with this guy whie waiting for a flight? Law firms don't don't seem to care about this. Probably because law is more local and associates rarely ever fly anywhere.
By the time I get out of law school I'll be 90,000 dollars in debt. I was curious as to how this number compared to others on this board. I should have went to a public school
I don't think you want to know. Thank god for GRAD Plus loans. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be going to law school that's for sure. So far between educational and private living expense loans between undergrad and business school I've racked up approximately 150k. That's BEFORE I start law school in the Fall. Depressing isn't it? Pretty much BIGLAW or drown forever in debt for me.
Right... 90% of the class at a T14 can get a biglaw job, if they want it.
I was responding to the OP, who is at a T2.