At midterms, my grandfather died (the morning of for K) and I thought I had overcome ADD, but didn't test well.
Quote from: nachas on July 02, 2008, 07:00:47 PM At midterms, my grandfather died (the morning of for K) and I thought I had overcome ADD, but didn't test well.This statement tells me all I need to know about you. Maybe if you didn't make lame excuses for yourself, you'd have more success. You kind of sound like one of those pre-laws from the other side of the house, "hey all, I earned a 2.1 UGPA and a 132 LSAT, but I have ADD, suffer from depression, have one malformed testicle, and prematurely ejaculate. If I put this in my personal statement, can I go T14?"
Strictly liable's post is exhibit A as to why law school students have such a poor reputation.
For what it's worth, the mental stuff is a legitimate excuse.
What I wrote were explanations of mitigating circumstances. I didn't test well, partly because of the death of my personal hero (a holocaust survivor who came to this country with a child, a third grade education, and no ability to speak english who retired a millionaire after starting his own construction business) and partly because I had relied on my work ethic and determination to overcome my add. Since this had worked in college, I thought it would work in law school. I was mistaken. My ADD creates anxiety in testing conditions. Imagine how anxious you might feel laying in a bed of slithering snakes, and you can get a sense of the type of anxiety I suffer during a 3 hour test that generates my only grade for a given law class. You sir, are a royal jerk. Once again, this board proves to be chock full of grade A a-holes with a minority of calm, collected, helpful people. Go play around in XOXO if you want to get your rocks off by being a jerk. This is supposed to be the more mature, helpful, friendly board.