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Law School Admissions / Re: too smart for my own good?
« on: October 15, 2009, 09:46:47 AM »
This is for your law school personal statement?

Are you out of your f-ing mind?

The point is to try to seem like an awesome person, not a shithead buttnut who thinks s/he's better than everyone else despite objective evidence pointing in another direction (e.g., oh, I dunno, low GPA).

I would note that the last time you really succeeded academically was in high school. (Masterman?) A little humility is in order, habibi.

eta: nevermind. Found you on facebook. Masterman indeed. Also, we have friends in common, and are both Philly girls, so I say this with a not minimal amount of theoretical affection. Take it to heart and find a new f-ing topic posthaste. (Oh--make your email address hidden. Will serve you better in the long run.)

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:07:48 PM »

(I will let you know.)

Job Search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 12, 2009, 05:41:55 PM »
I do need to read it again in more depth. But the basic idea is thusly:

You can get even people who are harmed by the system to adopt beliefs that prop up the system (despite explicit self-denigration, even) if you make it seem like the system is being threatened. E.g.: if you read an essay about how Canada is in the doldrums, and then you look at data about the rate of women CEOs in Canada (read: crazy disproportionately low, just like everywhere else), you will adopt statements about women being not suited for business because of whatever personal characteristics more readily than if you had read a paragraph on how Canada is hot *&^% and everyone wants to move there. Even if you yourself are a woman.

Step 1: Threaten the system.
Biglaw's business model, and indeed, the American white-collar economy, seems increasingly unworkable in its old forms. Common wisdom is that something BIG is going to have to shift. And soon. (Oh *&^%.)
Step 2: Present injustice in the system.
Biglaw treats young lawyers like *&^%. It used to just treat them like *&^% once they got there; now, due to ITE, this treatment is extending backwards into the hiring process, not to mention the summer associate experience.
Step 3: Watch actors within the system attempt to justify it, including to the extent of self-denigration, as well as denigration of those who maintain that the system has injustices.
"I feel bad for law firm partners."
"Why would I deserve anything more than [a rather discourteous] lack of e-mail correspondence?"
"Where do you get off challenging me and my decisions; also, you are being condescending[/rude/judgmental/ridiculous/etc. Choose your own favorite term of denigration!] in ways x, y, and z."
Step 4:
Step 5:

Not to, uh, unfairly reduce anyone's comments in the thread. I do need to read it much more closely. So if you don't think I'm fairly characterizing your arguments or comments, please don't think I thought I was. I will modify/follow up later, if possible.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: October 12, 2009, 05:30:53 PM »
too much math. owie. brain hurt.

I dunno. I saw one relatively recently where the lady should have won but her wager was off by like 1000 or something due to an addition/subtraction error. I wonder if they'll give you a calculator if you ask.

Job Search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 12, 2009, 04:49:46 PM »
Mmm. I want to read this again later. (I ran into a bit of a "tl;dr" problem, since Boo has to pee and it's my turn to take him out.) But: system justification theory + system threat. I'm intrigued by the possibility of applying it to this thread/problem.

Wally, please don't feel bad for partners. Unless it's to make them think that you are their bestie, and then to bilk them for all they are worth. That, I approve of.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: October 12, 2009, 04:45:43 PM »
Congratulations to esquires and breeders alike!

Job Search / Re: Question on job offers
« on: October 11, 2009, 08:04:13 AM »
This whole process has just made me want to just do public interest and tell firms in general to go @#!* themselves.


General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:11:12 PM »
Thankee. A region of delicious foodstuffs, served from steam trays, all cooked with pork. I need to buy a bigger suit.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:43:48 AM »
Hi Tommy! I saw it, I think. I recommend it, and want to tell you that I think employers (with the possible exception of pub defense offices, who tend to be kind of bitchy about private sector work) are amenable to it, so long as you can translate your skills, know the subject area so you're not a babe in the woods, and maybe talk a little *&^% about law firms during your retelling of the Crisis of Faith. Obviously THIS ECONOMY makes things less good, but word on the street is that this year may just pick up a little from last year.

Also, I haz a job, as of an hour ago. WOO WOO. Temporary gig, but I can be done for the rest of the year! Except now I have to take fed courts. FECK.

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