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Poll

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%)

Total Members Voted: 137

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

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2007, 09:41:54 AM »
Sounds like midwesterners are snobby about their non-snobbery.

Nah, midwest just plain sucks.  But luckily, I've only got 2 months to go.  ;D

This is going to be the greatest 3 years of our lives.

And while I'm an East Coaster for life, maybe, one thing I like about the Midwest: no natural disasters, as long as you're out of tornado alley, which Midwest Proper probably is. Of course, this is balanced by not having anything interesting to do.

"But Ohio has more 'big cities' than any other state!"

Shut up.

who actually says this? It's completely false...

I don't remember what the argument was... maybe most metropolitan areas of a certain size, or something.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2007, 09:42:18 AM »
Sounds like midwesterners are snobby about their non-snobbery.

This is probably true to some extent.

We do have natural disasters--there was a whole NYT piece today about the flooding problems in my hometown. And should a big storm hit this city, your electricity will go out and you won't get it back for 7-10.

But gas is way cheap.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2007, 09:47:28 AM »
Sounds like midwesterners are snobby about their non-snobbery.

This is probably true to some extent.

We do have natural disasters--there was a whole NYT piece today about the flooding problems in my hometown. And should a big storm hit this city, your electricity will go out and you won't get it back for 7-10.

But gas is way cheap.

That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2007, 09:49:29 AM »
Sounds like midwesterners are snobby about their non-snobbery.

This is probably true to some extent.

We do have natural disasters--there was a whole NYT piece today about the flooding problems in my hometown. And should a big storm hit this city, your electricity will go out and you won't get it back for 7-10.

But gas is way cheap.

That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

Gas isn't cheap in my corner of the midwest.  I paid 3.51/gallon filling up before work today.  Yikes!

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2007, 09:57:54 AM »
That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

Since when does living in the Midwest = living on a farm?

I live in a city with three pro-sports teams and a T20 law school!

Gas isn't cheap in my corner of the midwest.  I paid 3.51/gallon filling up before work today.  Yikes!

It's $2.96 in my neighborhood.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #65 on: May 15, 2007, 10:00:03 AM »
That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

Since when does living in the Midwest = living on a farm?

I live in a city with three pro-sports teams and a T20 law school!

Gas isn't cheap in my corner of the midwest.  I paid 3.51/gallon filling up before work today.  Yikes!

It's $2.96 in my neighborhood.

and the highest murder rate in the country? ;)

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2007, 10:02:12 AM »
That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

Since when does living in the Midwest = living on a farm?

I live in a city with three pro-sports teams and a T20 law school!

Gas isn't cheap in my corner of the midwest.  I paid 3.51/gallon filling up before work today.  Yikes!

It's $2.96 in my neighborhood.

and the highest murder rate in the country? ;)

St. Louis has a high murder rate? I had no idea.

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2007, 10:04:10 AM »
That's good! It's always nice to be able to drive to the... store. And the... farm. Oh, and the... other store.

Since when does living in the Midwest = living on a farm?

I live in a city with three pro-sports teams and a T20 law school!

Gas isn't cheap in my corner of the midwest.  I paid 3.51/gallon filling up before work today.  Yikes!

It's $2.96 in my neighborhood.

and the highest murder rate in the country? ;)

St. Louis has a high murder rate? I had no idea.

Um....

St. Louis COUNTY is very nice. You don't want to actually live IN the city...

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Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2007, 10:07:33 AM »
i was just giving you a hard time. i've lived in DC and Dallas, both of which have had that honor at some point in the recent past. I've liked and felt safe in both cities.

Re: What type of person NEEDS to go to a Top School?
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2007, 12:33:29 PM »
Well, I need to go to a top law school because I am not sure if I want to go at all, and better law schools have more value to trump opportunity costs. Going to YHS might be better than all my alternatives (working, a different graduate school, becoming a hermit, whatever), but Duke or Virginia likely isn't, in my view. Requirement isn't sufficiency, however - I am still not sure if I would go to ANY law school. Applications are fairly cheap, and the LSAT is enjoyable for me, so there's not a big risk involved with he process, whatever my ultimate decision. I guess I didn't really answer the question of what "type of person", but I suppose the type that shares my attribute of being somewhat ambivalent about law school in general.