« on: April 22, 2008, 12:43:35 PM »
I see your point, but you're basing one's success on 2.5/145? I graduated college with only a 3.30 and a 147 on the LSAT. But I graduated cum laude, National Honor's Society, summa cum laude from NYU (MPA), worked as a director for a US Senator for 2 years, over 4 years of working in BigLaw as a project manager/senior paralegal, speak three languages , lived overseas and I can eat a whole pizza in about 10 minutes (hehehe).
Because of my atrocious LSAT score, which will limit me to a T3/T4 school, should I be shut out of a legal education? Will everything I accomplished in life be totally negated because of a 3 hour exam? Does my low LSAT score, and ultimately T3/T4 education, define my abilities and capability to achieve success?
I am the first to admit that attending a T3/T4 poses obstacles, but what the hell in life doesn't? And by the way, I have worked with plenty of T3/T4 grads and laterals at BigLaw (i.e. Skadden and Cadwalader).
I think proposing to wipe out the T3/T4's is absolutely asinine and only reflects how deeply entrenched elitism is in our profession.