Bailey, aren't you going to the University of Akron, with your other options being T3's with no scholarship money?
Under your own criteria, should you be precluded from going to law school? Hey, I took a scholarship at a T4, so under my view, you're as ready for law school as I was. It just seems ironic that you're criticizing sub-par performance leading to sub-par schools when by a lot of people's standards... you're in that exact category. You seem to be arguing against the very same schools that let you in.
Ah, I think you're referring to my post from a few days back. Just to clarify..I did get into Wake and American, and a few other T2 private schools. I think I talked about it after you posted in my thread, because I didn't include them in my original list from earlier, so perhaps you missed it....But yes, for the sake of argument, let's assume my options were T3s and I had a very low GPA/LSAT. Even then, yes, I don't shy away from my reasoning. I am part of the problem. I mean look, If there was a guy who dreamed of going to med school his entire life, and had the relative equivalent qualifications that I have, he would not
be going to med school. Am I right? Whereas his law school equivalent, who dreamed of law school forever, keeping his relative qualification the same, would
be going to law school.
And look, having bad grades or a bad lsat doesn't mean you won't become a great lawyer. Not at all. Nor do I think what I'm saying is fair. It isn't. But even if you had life-long dreams of becoming a doctor, the fact is that if you had a very low GPA and MCAT score, you won't be going to med school. Whereas their law school equivalents, with very low GPAs and LSATs, will go to law school. That's simply my point.
Again, I don't think it's fair. In fact, I probably don't agree with it...heh. I mean look, I think there are plenty of people with very low GPAs and low LSATs who go on to become GREAT lawyers. But on the flip side, I'm sure there are people with low GPAs and MCATs who would become great doctors. But guess what? They won't get into med school. Their law school equivalents will. And that's why, perhaps, the legal profession has certain issues that the medical profession doesn't.
This isn't my solid opinion and I'm totally open to changing it, so I hope I'm not coming across as a jerk...ha! I thought a debate about this would be interesting.