I don't doubt that it's a choice, but I think the more important thing is whether they think it's a choice. For the vast majority of people I know here, they don't think of it as one. Hence the importance of autoadmit and ATL, coming back full circle.
While a J.D. may have at one point been a sure-fire way to make a huge salary within a few years of graduating, those jobs are now scarcer, the competition for them fiercer, and those of us that do have them are either concerned about losing those jobs in the near future OR simply wish we could afford to do something we'd enjoy more.
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.
Agreed. The best resources I've found so far are LSD's "School X Class of 2011/2010" threads. So many current students and so much information that you really wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. Trumps TLS's "well...my friend of a friend who read the Princeton Review rankings said this!" any day.Also, I agree with Wally that ATL is a good resource if you're interested in biglaw (I'm not, so I generally find it horrifying, but I get how it could be useful). What people on TLS don't get is that there's more to this thing than just the admissions process. Random commas in your personal statement don't matter!
I post on both, and I generally prefer LSD because I think you tend to get better advice. However, I've noticed that on LSD sometimes threads dissolve into the "regulars" talking amongst themselves without addressing the OP, and I've heard that as a complaint about LSD compared to TLS.
I have trouble with both sites, much of the time. At TLS it is hard to get in a word. Here it is hard to take much seriously (tim mitchell's life, are these shoes nice? barack obama songs etc). But LSAT Star, Hammerstein, et al have made this site extemely useful. TLS is USNAWR x wealth-in-a-box. But with so many posts, I'm always scrolling, looking for gold..i.e. "How obnoxious is it getting" is a great thread over there.
this is why - http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54003specifically this post - http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54003&start=25#p1112564
F*cking bi+ch drinks a 1 oz bottle of goose and thinks she's French
Quote from: Wallace Stevens Tribute Band on January 04, 2009, 09:59:50 PMthis is why - http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54003specifically this post - http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=54003&start=25#p1112564So LSD fails because we don't have enough douchebags who think they're Bradley Nowell?On the other hand, you could just post your pics and pwn all the guys on TLS. But that's just my opinion.
awkward follows you like a beer chasing a shot of tequila.