mrloblaw wrote:I guess, to clarify, one of my biggest concerns (had I somehow got into Harvard) would be that the grading system wouldn't allow me to distinguish myself sufficiently for employers from the kids who got in via 4.3s from junk majors at TTT undergrads and whose sole accomplishment in life was pulling it together for one month of LSAT prep. If anything, that would be more stressful for me than real grades.
Is that just not a concern when "mediocre" means "settling" for 2nd Cir/STB instead of SCOTUS/Wachtell?
if you wanted that 'elite' status, like i said, extremes are still taken into account, and certain firms look for that (Wachtell, W&C, etc.). the rest, i mean, i guess if you personally wanted high grades (but not extremely high) to feel some weird triumph even if it led to no real practical results...im sorry?
lol surprisingly though, there arent that many super lazy people at HLS (though i am sure there are some) as the type that get in tend to not be able to shut 'it' down -- while there isn't some nasty competitive nature, many ppl do work hard regardless. now if your concern is for the type of people who happened to go to a TTT ugrad and got a high GPA (few TTT schools represented here it seems btw...) AND overcame their lazy life attitude and poor work ethic to somehow miraculously bust balls for the LSAT, then revert to their old self once they got in...then yeah, i guess those people got a rather sweet ride (until they get fired from their job
...unless of course they turn it back on again hahahaha).