Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

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Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby MrHairyLegs » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:17 pm

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:19 pm

If you have a high GPA and the LSAT is the reason you'll be paying sticker then yes, retake the LSAT.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby MrHairyLegs » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:24 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:If you have a high GPA and the LSAT is the reason you'll be paying sticker then yes, retake the LSAT.


Yeah, I've been contemplating this. But what do you think about the mental quandary I'm suffering? Normal or not so normal? I sound like a bxtch

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby law2015 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:25 pm

TLS is overly pessimistic when it comes to getting jobs from below median from top schools in my opinion. You should be happy with a T10 acceptance, but it might be worth it if you can retake the LSAT and get a scholly. Also, NYU is one of the best schools for getting BL in NY.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:26 pm

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:28 pm

MrHairyLegs wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:If you have a high GPA and the LSAT is the reason you'll be paying sticker then yes, retake the LSAT.


Yeah, I've been contemplating this. But what do you think about the mental quandary I'm suffering? Normal or not so normal? I sound like a bxtch

Yeah, you sound like a bitch but it's understandable. Law school is really expensive. Even the good outcomes lose a lot of their luster when they come with 250K debt.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Cane26 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 pm

You should be proud with a T10 acceptance. It will open up a lot of doors for you. I was around the median at a T1 in the west and ended up with a fantastic federal government job in DC. If you work hard and network at a T10 you can score the big law job you want.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby dsn32 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 pm

Realize too that all it takes is one scholarship offer, after all, you can only attend ONE school in the end.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby twenty » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:01 am

There are plenty of people below median that get fine jobs, and equally people above median that don't get anything from OCI (generally because they bid stupidly). Going 250k into debt, whether it's for Stanford or Georgetown, guarantees that you'll be either immediately cutting 25k+ out of your yearly paycheck, or else working in a low-paying PI job.

I don't know your numbers, but say you got 75k from Berkeley, and you got dinged at HYSCCN. Room, board, and interest, you'll come out with about 100k in debt. That means you'll more or less be making payments of 10k a year; even if you decide to completely blow off law and go for PMF, you'll be making 90k+ in 4 years working 9-5 every day. Hey, not a bad outcome.

I feel like I have competitive numbers for HYS, but if I got a half-ride from Duke, I'd definitely go rather than wait a year and try again.

There's two kinds of TLSers that get OCI-pwned, the ones with 0-80k in debt, and the ones with 150k-250k+ debt.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby UAX09 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:29 am

Human emotions can be quite perplexing much like human sexuality. Your emotions should come out naturally. The sensations you feel inside your head are called "emotions." No one knows if you should be proud of gaining admission into the T14. Only you know the answer to that question. It's not something you can look up in a book. Perhaps, your university offers a class on human emotions - like Psych 101 for example? It would be good prep for law school and for the time when your wife/husband asks you, "How do you feel honey?"

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby TheThriller » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:33 am

UAX09 wrote:Human emotions can be quite perplexing much like human sexuality. Your emotions should come out naturally. The sensations you feel inside your head are called "emotions." No one knows if you should be proud of gaining admission into the T14. Only you know the answer to that question. It's not something you can look up in a book. Perhaps, your university offers a class on human emotions - like Psych 101 for example? It would be good prep for law school and for the time when your wife/husband asks you, "How do you feel honey?"


what?

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Crowing » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:44 am

MrHairyLegs wrote:not HYSCCP


Dat NYU trolling

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Drake014 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 am

UAX09 wrote:Human emotions can be quite perplexing much like human sexuality. Your emotions should come out naturally. The sensations you feel inside your head are called "emotions." No one knows if you should be proud of gaining admission into the T14. Only you know the answer to that question. It's not something you can look up in a book. Perhaps, your university offers a class on human emotions - like Psych 101 for example? It would be good prep for law school and for the time when your wife/husband asks you, "How do you feel honey?"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby 052220151 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:49 am

Try and negotiate a scholly at one of the lower ranked t14 you got into using your acceptance at one of the higher ranked ones. That or retake the LSAT and get into a better school or get schollys

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:49 am

Be proud for a couple days then accept that you are just another average T10 scrub. Just meat into a grinder.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby MrHairyLegs » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:31 am

Thanks for the replies

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:16 am

I'm perplexed by OP's school tiers.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:32 am

ndirish2010 wrote:I'm perplexed by OP's school tiers.


I'm not. I don't understand why TLS likes NYU so much. I just don't get it.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:34 am

MrHairyLegs wrote:I've gotten into a number of great schools and even broke T10 with about 4 acceptances (not HYSCCP). Given TLS's "T14 or bust" I once felt pretty content with my accomplishments and even elated one could say. However, diving deeper into the TLS hive mind, I've come to see my T-14 acceptances as worthless. I'd be paying full sticker at these schools but want to work in biglaw in NY or DC. However, TLS's employment forums, especially the ones about having to be above median to pay off loans, has me thinking maybe I should retake the LSAT until I can land HYSC. Does anyone else (paying sticker at their T14 acceptances) feel this way? Is there something wrong with me? Should I get do myself a service and stop coming to TLS? Any advice or other sentiment is welcomed and much appreciated.

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I feel bad for posting this as a LOT of people don't get into schools aforementioned but hey, its a pickle I'm experiencing. sorry in advance.


+1, +1, +1, +1 and +1.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:36 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:I'm perplexed by OP's school tiers.


I'm not. I don't understand why TLS likes NYU so much. I just don't get it.


TLS soils itself a lot more over NYU than Columbia. Why?

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby twenty » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:37 am

DAT TRIPLE POASTING

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:39 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:TLS soils itself a lot more over NYU than Columbia. Why?

They are peers.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby suralin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:52 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:I'm perplexed by OP's school tiers.


I'm not. I don't understand why TLS likes NYU so much. I just don't get it.


I don't understand why you don't understand why TLS likes NYU so much. I just don't get it.

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Re: Should I be proud of breaking T14/T10?

Postby md22 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:18 am

No, the T10 is TTT. :roll:




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