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Law School Applications / Re: Doesn't anyone get rejected anymore...
« on: December 03, 2007, 09:20:23 AM »
You think that now! Wait until you get to school...

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Law School Applications / Re: Doesn't anyone get rejected anymore...
« on: December 02, 2007, 10:40:19 PM »
... says the guy with "one major leadership position"...

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Law School Applications / Re: Doesn't anyone get rejected anymore...
« on: December 02, 2007, 10:24:21 PM »
You guys think you feel inadequate now?  Wait until you wind up next to a Nobel Peace Prize winner in torts and your biggest claim to fame is having opened mail for Senator Who Gives a *&^%.

The truly phenomenal law school applicants are too damn busy to hang around LSD or XOXO or fill out a LSN profile.

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Agree with Reezy.

There's a reason they fly you in and have you hang out with them for a day or two.  I'm sure awful people get jobs, but I would imagine the ones that do have learned to suppress their d-baggery for a cocktail hour, a few interview sessions, and dinner. 

You don't have to be charming and everyone doesn't have to love you.  You have to be competent and somewhere in the range of bearable to likable.

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Go into academia.  You don't have to worry about if your students like you. :)

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Being well-liked tends to transcend the various social settings.  So if you don't think you're well-liked at parties, that may be a good indicator that you're not as well-liked as you think elsewhere. 

They aren't necessarily C-students.  But they ARE usually the people who could have a 2.5 GPA or a 4.0 GPA and nobody would ever know. 

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Remember that some of the hiring partners were the drunken frat boys you hate.  You should be able to get along with those types too...

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Basically, firms want to hire people they want to be around and that their clients will want to be around.

If something seems "off" about you, they'd rather not take a risk on you.  You need to be able to get along with "real adults" in professional settings or social situations, and you need to be able to get along with your peers.  That doesn't mean you have to be the beer pong champion, and it doesn't even mean you have to drink, but you have to be someone that people enjoy being around.  (And you probably need to be old enough to get into the bar in the first place!)

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Do more impressive stuff.  Take a new language, improve your GPA, get appointed to a board, get a part-time job, get published, present your research at a conference.  Send letter telling them about your continued interest every 6-8 weeks starting in January.  Repeat.

Don't write them unless you have something to say. 

And another LOR in the spring from an alumnus won't hurt. 

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I cry myself to sleep every night.

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