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Point of order
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:54:45 AM »
Just a question: Is it just me, or did everyone on LSN go to a "Top 25" school? Is this really possible? It seems it smacks of a 'category mistake.'
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Re: Point of order
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2005, 01:19:14 PM »
How many people do you think would self-report going to a 4th tier school?

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2005, 01:23:13 PM »
Not that there is anything wrong with going to a Tier 4 School...

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2005, 01:38:21 PM »
The kind of people who are going to take the time to research law school admissions enough are the same who, on average, will do more work and achieve more. There is a self-selection issues, so it seems plausible. That being said, I think there are a definite number of people who are stretching their numbers.

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2005, 02:24:57 PM »
I went to a 4th Tier school and had a damn good reason for doing so.  I am not ashamed of it at all.  That's in the past and I can't change it.  I can only direct my future!

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005, 02:26:59 PM »
AMEN to that...

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005, 04:55:03 PM »
Hi,
I am on LSN and haven't decided where I am going, but am leaning towards Catholic which is not a top 25 school.... :)
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Re: Point of order
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2005, 05:06:41 PM »
The kind of people who are going to take the time to research law school admissions enough are the same who, on average, will do more work and achieve more. There is a self-selection issues, so it seems plausible. That being said, I think there are a definite number of people who are stretching their numbers.
The kind of person who would enter all their information into a public forum and spend the time to update their applications is also much more likely to be doing better.  You probably don't take a long time to look at profiles that are half complete or only list the school that the person decided to go to with no additional information and maybe incomplete numbers.

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2005, 06:05:49 PM »
I went to a 4th Tier school and had a damn good reason for doing so.  I am not ashamed of it at all.  That's in the past and I can't change it.  I can only direct my future!

Just curious if you're on LSN.  ;)

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Re: Point of order
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 02:10:38 PM »
Yes, I am!