tuxedocat wrote:ballcaps wrote:tuxedocat wrote:Hey guys, give it a rest. People do and don't apply to law schools for any number of insane reasons. I heard someone say she wants to go to GULC because that's where Olivia Pope went. Who cares. I disagree with that girl and the OP, but it's not my decision.
lolol at this terrible sentiment.
your claim amounts to "all reasons are good (or at least acceptable) reasons," otherwise you'd agree that avoiding a school based on archaic religious ties or seeking one based on pop culture is nuts and worthy of criticism.
if you believe that claim, then you stand diametrically opposed, not only to this board, but to the entire enterprise of law.
No, my point is that everyone has shitty reasons for choosing or not choosing a law school. I think the point has been sufficiently made that this is a crappy reason, so perhaps the thread can focus on giving advice rather than personal attacks. No one can pretend that they are 100% rational about choosing a law school, so it seems silly to pile on someone who actually has a reasonable question about choosing between two peer schools. But of course expecting empathy and compassion on a message board is hardly rational either.
This is wrong. People can most certainly be 100% rational about a law school decision. The fact that so many people are trying to help OP make a good decision shows empathy.