"Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby Jaqen » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:42 am

H.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby desiballa21 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:48 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
abl wrote:Labeling Chicago as a "Top 4" school is somewhat misleading -- if we're talking about schools as "top x schools," honestly, Chicago is a "top 6" school and Harvard is a "top 3" school. You don't really have a #3 versus #4 comparison. Put another way, the reputation and practical differences between Harvard (USN #3) and Chicago (USN #4) is greater than between Chicago (USN #4) and Duke (USN #11). (And this in no way to denigrate U of C, which is a phenomenal school, better than all but a handful of schools, and has a number of things going for it over Harvard--its intensity, size, and the quarter system, to count just a few.


This is one of the most annoying paragraphs I've ever read on TLS.


*the* most annoying paragraph I've ever read.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:50 am

The somewhat reasonable person in me: go to Harvard

The person who is sitting on Harvard's waitlist in me: go to Chicago and tell H to give me your spot

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:33 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Oh God, I hope UChi students don't start flaming that they're "top 4" now.



umad columbia?

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:37 am

#2 Harvard versus #4 UChi, can't go wrong: go with second best school in America

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby TaipeiMort » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:12 am

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Oh God, I hope UChi students don't start flaming that they're "top 4" now.


Seriously, OP go to H. It is better for all of the reasons mentioned (DC placement, non-big law placement). If you wanted to go to a non-East coast market for biglaw, and you had at least 30k more money, I would recommend Chicago.
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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby bk1 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:15 am

abl wrote:U of C ... has a number of things going for it ... --its intensity

wut

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby bk1 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:16 am

TaipeiMort wrote:Seriously, OP go to H. It is better for all of the reasons mentioned (DC placement, non-big law placement). If you wanted to go to a non-East coast market for biglaw, and you had at least 30k more money, I would recommend Chicago.

Who are you and what have you done with TaipeiMort?

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby abl » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:56 am

abl wrote:
U of C ... has a number of things going for it ... --its intensity


wut


I'm not saying I personally see that as a plus -- but some (justifiably) will. Ditto the quarter system and the size -- they're going to be pretty substantial advantages for some, disadvantages for others.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby smaug_ » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:11 am

abl wrote:
abl wrote:
U of C ... has a number of things going for it ... --its intensity


wut


I'm not saying I personally see that as a plus -- but some (justifiably) will. Ditto the quarter system and the size -- they're going to be pretty substantial advantages for some, disadvantages for others.


What's the justification for intensity/RIGOR? You're going to be competing with the same students anyway. I don't understand how RIGOR benefits (or really harms) anyone. I do understand how it would be annoying, though.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:14 am

RodneyRuxin wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:Oh God, I hope UChi students don't start flaming that they're "top 4" now.



umad columbia?


Lulz. I feel no obligation to hate UChi (...yet). Outside of NYC and Chicago, they'll be viewed evenly. When I say I hope UChi keeps its medians up after the Rubys are gone, I DO actually mean it. The only thing CLS is better for is name-dropping to impress drunk twentysomething girls in bars.

I'm saving my anger for the NYU kids who claim with a straight face it's better to be there for someone targeting Biglaw, at equal cost. If I had to bet on whose LSAT median is dropping this cycle, I'd bet NYU second (after NU). I can't say I wouldn't enjoy seeing that at least a little. I recognize "HYSC" as a flame every time I see it, even if I wish it weren't true (Stanford and CLS were peer schools 30 years ago). It just irks me when people use an arbitrary cutoff to designate themselves, thereby outing themselves via their arrogance. "I go to a top twelve school"--glad you like Northwestern, buddy, but I don't know who you think you're fooling.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:29 am

Enjoy seeing in almost the same proportion CLS and NYU kids at NYC firms whilst we get to spend 3 years on 6th st versus 144th st 8)

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:04 pm

sinfiery wrote:Enjoy seeing in almost the same proportion CLS and NYU kids at NYC firms whilst we get to spend 3 years on 6th st versus 144th st 8)

Enjoy the bridge and tunnel crowd vomiting on the sidewalk outside your building every weekend

/anti-village trolling

ETA: I'm JK, NYU is a great school, the vomit is worth it.

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Postby NYstate » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:11 pm

sinfiery wrote:Enjoy seeing in almost the same proportion CLS and NYU kids at NYC firms whilst we get to spend 3 years on 6th st versus 144th st 8)


144th?

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:12 pm

I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:14 pm

sinfiery wrote:I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

116th, but to be fair when you're that far uptown it takes pretty much the same amount of time to get anywhere in the city.

Also NYU is on West 4th.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby KingFish » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:14 pm

sinfiery wrote:I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

It's in the Ivy League.

Sorry, terrible joke

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:15 pm

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby bananasplit19 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:16 pm

I've been repeatedly accused of being overly florid in my prose here on TLS, and even I think OP's post is ridiculous.

Notwithstanding that, start dropping your R's and enjoy Hahvahd.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:18 pm

stillwater wrote:howd this become about CLS/ NYU

Not sorry for being off-topic when the OP is that effing verbose

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby stillwater » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:19 pm

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby sinfiery » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:19 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
sinfiery wrote:I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

116th, but to be fair when you're that far uptown it takes pretty much the same amount of time to get anywhere in the city.

Also NYU is on West 4th.

Close enough! 8)
No better study break then looking out the window at drunk antics either!


KingFish wrote:
sinfiery wrote:I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

It's in the Ivy League.

Sorry, terrible joke


Haha, maybe but I laughed

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:22 pm

sinfiery wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
sinfiery wrote:I don't know where Columbia actually is :oops:

116th, but to be fair when you're that far uptown it takes pretty much the same amount of time to get anywhere in the city.

Also NYU is on West 4th.

Close enough! 8)
No better study break then looking out the window at drunk antics either!


I seriously hate the area around NYU but I understand my opinion is really unpopular. You will like it there.

I don't know why I'm still on this thread.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby untar614 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:25 pm

Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:The only thing CLS is better for is name-dropping to impress drunk twentysomething girls in bars.


I hope you're not discounting the ability to impress dunk twentysomething girls in bars. I thought that was our whole plan.

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Re: "Hopelessly Deadlocked" b/w 2 Schools Ranked in USN's Top 4

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:26 pm

untar614 wrote:
Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:The only thing CLS is better for is name-dropping to impress drunk twentysomething girls in bars.


I hope you're not discounting the ability to impress dunk twentysomething girls in bars. I thought that was our whole plan.

Mono aren't you 20? :)




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