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Neal Caffrey
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Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 3:50 pm

Please feel free to join the conversation ONLY if you have:

1. GPA: 3.75 or above,
2. LSAT: 165 or above, and
3. Been accepted to a T14 law school.

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Now that that is behind us...

I don't really want to go to law school, but I don't know what else to do. How do I pick a PS topic and sound enthusiastic?

Also, please let me know if you want to tear apart my PS. I'd appreciate it.

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TheWalrus
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby TheWalrus » Fri May 05, 2017 3:51 pm

Don't go then. Law school sucks.

grades??
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby grades?? » Fri May 05, 2017 3:53 pm

yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications

Neal Caffrey
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 3:53 pm

I have to go. Not going sucks even more.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Nebby » Fri May 05, 2017 3:55 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:Please feel free to join the conversation ONLY if you have:

1. GPA: 3.75 or above,
2. LSAT: 165 or above, and
3. Been accepted to a T14 law school.

__________________________________________________________________
Now that that is behind us...

I don't really want to go to law school, but I don't know what else to do. How do I pick a PS topic and sound enthusiastic?

Also, please let me know if you want to tear apart my PS. I'd appreciate it.

lol okay buddy

Neal Caffrey
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 3:55 pm

grades?? wrote:yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications


I have to go. Not going sucks even more. At least I'll be making progress in life, even though it won't be fun.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby grades?? » Fri May 05, 2017 3:58 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
grades?? wrote:yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications


I have to go. Not going sucks even more. At least I'll be making progress in life, even though it won't be fun.


Is someone going to hold a gun to your head for 3 years? Trust me dude, just because you get the "prestige" of going to a t13 doesn't mean anything to making progress in life.

Go start a business with the potential 200k you will be wasting at law school

Edit: this is such an obvious troll I can't believe I fell for it. This would be a normally 2/10, but because I took the bait OP gets a 6.2/10
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby mjb447 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:58 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
grades?? wrote:yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications


I have to go. Not going sucks even more. At least I'll be making progress in life, even though it won't be fun.

Progress toward being an attorney. Do you want to be an attorney?

(You probably do not want to be an attorney.)

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby TheWalrus » Fri May 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
grades?? wrote:yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications


I have to go. Not going sucks even more. At least I'll be making progress in life, even though it won't be fun.


All the posters ITT meet your arbitrary guideline, there are many people on this board that regret going to law school. Also, law school personal statements aren't that important. BS something. If you can't do that, you won't be able to do law school.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Everyone here seems to think that they have the moral obligation to dissuade me from my goal. I've already made up my mind: I'M GOING! So help me out already, people! How 'bout some advice?

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby RParadela » Fri May 05, 2017 4:03 pm

So if I have only 2 of the 3 listed requirements I can't give advice?

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 4:04 pm

RParadela wrote:So if I have only 2 of the 3 listed requirements I can't give advice?


If you have only two of the three, then I've probably already thought of whatever you have to say.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby KissMyAxe » Fri May 05, 2017 4:06 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
grades?? wrote:yeah if you don't wanna go fuck outta here law school sucks enough as it is. Speaking as someone who has met your arbitrary qualifications


I have to go. Not going sucks even more. At least I'll be making progress in life, even though it won't be fun.


This is a really stupid reason to go. You won't be making progress in life if you end up hating your job. Figure out what you're passionate about, then try to find a career where you can do something related to that thing.

Also, speaking as someone who is pretty L33T by your stupid, arbitrary standards, you really disincentivize people from helping you when you say you want help, but egotistically say that only some people are "qualified" enough to read your statement. GPA, LSAT, and rank of law school have NOTHING to do with writing ability. So, I'm going to decline, and I'd expect you'll catch more flies with honey if you change your tone.

But seriously, don't go to law school.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby dabigchina » Fri May 05, 2017 4:06 pm

lol

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby grades?? » Fri May 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Hes a 2/10 troll, lets ignore him

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby RParadela » Fri May 05, 2017 4:08 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
RParadela wrote:So if I have only 2 of the 3 listed requirements I can't give advice?


If you have only two of the three, then I've probably already thought of whatever you have to say.


Great response. I'm impressed. Will be following this thread closely

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 4:10 pm

PM me if you want to work with me on my PS. Sorry about the arbitrary standards; I don't know how to weed out people who cannot write any better completely sober than I can completely drunk...

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby ashrice13 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:11 pm

I feel like a good troll is more subtle than this. Plz try again another time.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby dabigchina » Fri May 05, 2017 4:13 pm

grades?? wrote: 2/10 troll

Well, someone's feeling generous today.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:13 pm

You are, without any reservations, a terrible troll. But please don't get better at it; just find a better use for your time.

Neal Caffrey
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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 4:13 pm

ashrice13 wrote:I feel like a good troll is more subtle than this. Plz try again another time.


Not a troll, just desperate for advice because I am sadly lacking in inspiration. By the way, I don't meet my own qualifications, so I admit they are arbitrary. Ignore them.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:14 pm

Neal Caffrey wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:I feel like a good troll is more subtle than this. Plz try again another time.


Not a troll, just desperate for advice because I am sadly lacking in inspiration. By the way, I don't meet my own qualifications, so I admit they are arbitrary. Ignore them.


If you're "desperate for advice", then listen to the advice you've been given.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby dabigchina » Fri May 05, 2017 4:16 pm

I would change up your requirements a bit. T14 is way too broad to be considered "elite"

Surely you wouldn't want advice from those peasants at UTTT or GeorgeTTTown.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Neal Caffrey » Fri May 05, 2017 4:18 pm

I'll give you some information to work with:

Speech impediment from childhood.

Home Schooled (yes, =unsocialized)

BA in History with 4.0 GPA + post-bacc Paralegal Certification and paralegal experience

Strong sense of justice, strong desire to challenge ANY improper authority. Strong desire to help people and make the world a better place.

This is all real, no BS, no trolling. Sorry if I offended anyone with my snarky comments. Anyone like movies? I do.

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Re: Elite PS editors only...

Postby Litt1tUp » Fri May 05, 2017 4:19 pm

dabigchina wrote:I would change up your requirements a bit. T14 is way too broad to be considered "elite"

Surely you wouldn't want advice from those peasants at UTTT or GeorgeTTTown.


It should definitely only be -

177+
3.95+
HYS only

I heard those kids are the only ones who are truly capable of editing a PS




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