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General Board / Re: 2009 USnews Rankings
« on: March 29, 2008, 11:49:54 PM »
man, i just have to opine...
i agree that some t-4's should not exist.  however, i support this argument by not attending one.  now, im no elitist, just a money-saving student attending a third tier "toilet" as so many like to claim.  my school is great- highest bar passage rate (96%) in the state, beating out three top 75 schools in the same state.  you do the math.  so far in my first year we haven't studied for the bar- we've studied law, and when u take that approach, studying for the bar becomes easier.  I say to each his own but the ABA would do some justice by requiring some type of bar-passage requirement.  Again, its up to the individual deciding what they want to do.  I was contemplating transferring to a top 100 school (usc) but not sure if its worth the move.  I'm doing well where i am and its an excellent place to study and learn and (hopefully) pass the bar! 

General Board / Re: Legal Writing Horror Stories
« on: March 29, 2008, 11:40:45 PM »
why is it that i can't start writing until a week before the assignment is due- even tho i've had 5 weeks to do it?  what i mean is that knowing what to do and how to do it doesn't hit me until 6 or 7 days before its due.  wtf?

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 24, 2008, 11:55:47 PM »
And my T3 school?  My choice.  Not yours.  I'm not interested in your opinions about it, and frankly find that when you 'contribute', no one really cares much for what you say.


And i have friends that graduated from T-4 and T-3 schools who are doing quite well.  I really think it is a case by case basis.  Anyways, I'm probably staying where im at, if i do try to transfer, the schools im looking at are ranked 80-100 so not sure if its worth it.  And who knows, I might not even be top 25 after this semester as hard as fukc as it is...oh how i hate the RAP!!

General Board / Re: That Guy In The Mirror
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:28:59 PM »
man, i feel like pagliacci, too

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:25:51 PM »
thorc- i think your "semantics" are stupid-  Who cares about the hierarchal system?  You are beating that issue because you have nothing else to talk about.  The way i see it, UVA was a top 25 and i didn't care that it was a top 14 or whatever.  I'm currently top 10 at my toilet, or do i have to say "top 8" if im number 8?  Is there a different hierarchal system in class rankings?   and i don't see any problem with people getting jobs here. 

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:48:39 AM »
wow thorc-  if UVA is #10 or even #24 or even #1 - its a top 25, now isn't it?  but i'm sure you are smart enough to figure that out, now aren't you.  why do people think im an idiot for not going?  I don't care!  i will have zero debt when i leave my third tier "toilet" and so i've already made 100K or so.  I think that's a damn good financial decision if i do say so myself.  but then again, what do i know- apparently i can't even count to 25...

i have EXACTLY the same numbers as you do- but it comes down to this- what do you want to do-  sure, u'll get into a top 50 school, but its what you do when you are there that matters.  there is no way to tell what you'll do or how you'll do until u get into school and graduate and work. 
i'm probably not going to do big law cause i hate coroporate.  in fact, i might not practice law at all, esp after this 1st year- its rough and i hate it.  anyways good luck

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 23, 2008, 12:45:52 PM »
ok let me elaborate on the "poor".  i said i was a poor kid from a trailer park- that's all i said abotu that, so yet, its not just about being "poor"- this was my decision- i rather have my entire law school paid for and come out with no debt than start 100+k in the hole.  I think thats a "prudent financial decision" by any means.  To say otherwise is simply ridiculous.  Sure, top 25 will probably have better chance to go "biglaw" but that didn't interest me in the first place.  And no, i do not believe being an "elitist" is part of the job description.  but that's just me.  there is nothing wrong with being humble and nothing wrong with T3 or T4 of even top 100 schools.  one of my best friends is at UVA (the school i was accepted to) but after hearing horror stories about how expensive it was and how it was full of ivy league assholes, i said @#!* it- i dont want to do big law anyways and im happy where i am to be quite truthful. And there were more reasons aside from purely financial that made my decision, but it was the ultimate one. 

and to peaches who thinks its all about being poor and what not-   i don't care if i make 50K a year for a few years before i crack the 100K mark, it will be a hell of a lot more than ive ever made before in my life.  Some of of "peasants" value things more than money, take for instance, people and quality of life.

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 23, 2008, 12:55:02 AM »
you know, it's not about "being poor", it's about making prudent financial decisions.  Furthermore, your entire argument rests on the shoulders of ignorant "elitists" who end up getting disbarred because of their heads are stuck up their asses. 
On the other hand, i guarantee you are a flame and that you aren't even at a "top" law school.  So have fun pretending to be better than you are, it only lasts as long as your last post. 

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:49:43 AM »
haha my bad, i meant peasants and no, no chip here, just trying to appease the great and almighty 2Lman

oh and yes, i do understand the "loan" thing and im not afraid to go into debt, however, when the money i was able to take out wouldnt give me enough to live on (for some reason the "higher up schools" seem to give less leeway when it comes to cost of living, and trust me, i have a low, low cost of living"


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