« on: July 01, 2004, 10:13:39 PM »
Is it just me or is everyone here way too hung up on the numbers game? What happened to taking responsibility for your actions and the results thereof? You think you "deserve" at least a 170 on the LSAT. You walk into the exam and have a brain fart, but cancel your score because for whatever reason--you're sick, you didn't get a good night's sleep because of the stress of going into the exam, you just had a major fight with your significant other, whatever--you didn't perform well enough to get the score you "deserve."
What the F? Welcome to LIFE. A judge, or a client paying your outrageous hourly rate, isn't going to give a rat's ass about how you slept the night before. We're all in the same boat here. I don't care if you're going to HYS or Cooley or anywhere in between. We've all decided to pursue the study of the law, and we're all gonna have to take responsibility for whatever outcomes arise from the work we put in. And YES, luck is going to be a factor in your success. Didn't sleep well the night before your Torts exam? Tough *&^%. We're all gonna go through it.
I'm really not as bitter as I'm sounding. But be realistic. It's not how you perform at your absolute peak level that's gonna affect how far you end up progressing in law school and as a lawyer. It's how you handle the absolute high-stress, no-sleep, mutli-million dollar crap situations that will make the difference.