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Do you need it?

Guy - I NEED to be in a top school
35 (25.5%)
Guy - It would be nice to be in a top school
41 (29.9%)
Guy - Meh, i just want to be in a school!
10 (7.3%)
Gal - I NEED to be in a top school
24 (17.5%)
Gal - It would be nice to be in a top school
21 (15.3%)
Gal - Meh, i just want to be in a school!
6 (4.4%)

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What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?

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What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« on: May 14, 2007, 09:13:28 AM »
So, some people think its top school or nothing.

why?

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007, 09:15:59 AM »
please define top school.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007, 09:18:51 AM »

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 09:30:12 AM »
perhaps

i dunno.   thats why im asking

if you look around enough, for some people, it seems more...

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 09:34:36 AM »
It depends on the person. Personally, I feel I need to be at a top school because I feel that's both where I belong and what I deserve. I think this is a pretty common feeling in every profession, though.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007, 09:35:19 AM »
If you planning on being a SCOTUS clerk or V5 associate, I would imagine its pretty important....also if you have absolutely NO clue where you want to practice and have the whole map as an option.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007, 09:40:55 AM »
If you're going to take the time out of your professional life and spend the money to do this, it seems that you would want to go somewhere that would give you the best opportunities afterward.  So, I guess I don't really get where you're going with this.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007, 09:42:43 AM »
just curious

some people need a BMW, for others a honda is fine.

I dont buy into the prestige thing, thats why Im curious.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007, 09:46:50 AM »
just curious

some people need a BMW, for others a honda is fine.

I dont buy into the prestige thing, thats why Im curious.

To continue your car analogy, for a lot of people, the BMW isn't for themselves; it's to impress the ladies. In this analogy, the ladies are the hiring partners.

Of course, there are some people who want a Beemer because it's a Beemer (though you can and should do much better if that's your rationale). In that case, it's simply an acheivement in life, and there's nothing wrong with high aspirations.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2007, 09:52:46 AM »
Im one of those people that always roots for the underdog, and it just seems like your selling out to the establishment.


but i guess alot of people want to be part of the establishment.

yuck...