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From someone who's been there ...
« on: March 08, 2006, 10:36:34 AM »
I checked out LSD again for the first time since last year, after my admissions cycle.

I just wanted to wish everyone here good luck at whatever school they go to.

Not everyone can go to law school, and I had a few friends who got blanked at all of their choices. Go to the best school for you and be happy with your decision.

I also wanted to say I was reading the admissions/ranking thing and laughed a little. I remember reading the exact same questions last year, everyone making the same types of predictions, and everyone freaking out when the new rankings were released.

From someone who's been there, they just don't matter that much. I go to a pretty good school and I love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything. The friends I've made along the way and atmosphere made my school a great choice. Sure employers know of the "t14" and "t1" schools, but who doesn't? They're pretty much the same schools that have always been there. If you don't go to a T1 school, and most people don't, it's not the end of the world.

It's really no big deal if your chosen school drops a few spots. Once you're actually in law school, you won't care. Trust me. You'll have bigger things to worry about like trial briefs, appellate motions, and the d*mn law journal write-on competition. That thing ruined my spring break.

So in a nutshell, my advice to all of you would be to take the rankings with a grain of salt. If you're smart and work hard, you'll rise above everyone else and employers will see that. In the end, that's what matters.

Again, best of luck to all.

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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 10:49:12 AM »
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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2006, 01:35:48 AM »
I checked out LSD again for the first time since last year, after my admissions cycle.

I just wanted to wish everyone here good luck at whatever school they go to.

Not everyone can go to law school, and I had a few friends who got blanked at all of their choices. Go to the best school for you and be happy with your decision.

I also wanted to say I was reading the admissions/ranking thing and laughed a little. I remember reading the exact same questions last year, everyone making the same types of predictions, and everyone freaking out when the new rankings were released.

From someone who's been there, they just don't matter that much. I go to a pretty good school and I love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything. The friends I've made along the way and atmosphere made my school a great choice. Sure employers know of the "t14" and "t1" schools, but who doesn't? They're pretty much the same schools that have always been there. If you don't go to a T1 school, and most people don't, it's not the end of the world.

It's really no big deal if your chosen school drops a few spots. Once you're actually in law school, you won't care. Trust me. You'll have bigger things to worry about like trial briefs, appellate motions, and the d*mn law journal write-on competition. That thing ruined my spring break.

So in a nutshell, my advice to all of you would be to take the rankings with a grain of salt. If you're smart and work hard, you'll rise above everyone else and employers will see that. In the end, that's what matters.

Again, best of luck to all.

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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006, 09:10:52 PM »
Yep. Good post. A little perspective helps.
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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 01:16:39 AM »
yea i have heard that from a cousin of mine before, that the ranking doesnt matter just do the best you can.. and i thought i would be able to handle it like that - but i cant i am so worried about rankings that it kills me now and i dont take my lsat until june

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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 11:42:33 AM »
typical TTT justification

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Re: From someone who's been there ...
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 01:27:56 PM »
Gracias. It's nice to get some perspective from an actual law student rather than rampant speculation. Thanks for taking the time to write it, and good luck with the write-on. 1LA

I just wanted to wish everyone here good luck at whatever school they go to.
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