What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:57 pm

pandacot wrote:Holy bat shit. This is the single greatest post ever made. A trucker mom, threats of bodily injury and gay relationships. This shit cannot be topped... ever.

It's not quite FOB-epic, but it's like mini-FOB.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby autao » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:01 am

I was just about to make an FOB post. that was epic

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby James Bond » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:02 am

This is a dumb thread. After the T14 who cares? Past the "awesome" point it's all about what region you want to live in.

Illinois is ranked 23rd. Alabama is ranked 30th. Would I ever go to either of these schools over Florida, ranked 51st? Of course not. I would never want to live in the midwest or the "deep south" and Florida dominates their local market.

Even in the 15-30 area I'd pick George Washington or Emory over Washington U, Boston U, Illinois, Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, etc. Why? Because I love DC and Atlanta and I'm not a big Boston fan.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby autao » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:06 am

James Bond wrote:This is a dumb thread. After the T14 who cares? Past the "awesome" point it's all about what region you want to live in.

Illinois is ranked 23rd. Alabama is ranked 30th. Would I ever go to either of these schools over Florida, ranked 51st? Of course not. I would never want to live in the midwest or the "deep south" and Florida dominates their local market.

Even in the 15-30 area I'd pick George Washington or Emory over Washington U, Boston U, Illinois, Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, etc. Why? Because I love DC and Atlanta and I'm not a big Boston fan.


For the record those in Gainesville do wear Jorts. Full disclosure I graduated from a school with just as many rednecks if not more.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby Veyron » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:24 am

No t14 is ttt. Ucla, texas, vandy are not try if y ou want to practice in that region. After that... darkness

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby holydonkey » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:33 am

I refuse to go to Princeton Law. I draw the line at imaginary.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:53 am

I really hope that SandyC877 continues to abuse alcohol and post frequently.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby observationalist » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:56 am

pandacot wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
garfike wrote:Personally I view any school past 75th in the USNWR as TTT, but definitions vary. What say you?


hey great thread op! before I get into my own TTT, are you aware that there are people in this world that have a severe medical condition which causes them to be that way? My mother for instance is one of those people. She is a truck driver that has bad knees and a bad back from driving the truck but you probably do not care about that case either. Oh well I am not one of those people I am 6'4" 245lbs and I exercise every day. I would love to see you say something like that to my mother in front of me. Probably never happen though you are probably just an internet tough guy. I doubt very seriously you would say that to someones face. Just my thought.What do you think. Oh I am sorry you probably do not have a brain. I on the other hand will be happy to buy you a plane ticket to come here and see if you have the nerve to say that to someone I know. "I'm proud to be gay. ... I love Jeff more than myself," Paul Katami, 37, of Burbank testified in a packed San Francisco courtroom. "Being gay doesn't make me any less of an American." But with voters' November 2008 passage of Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, "being gay means I'm unequal," Katami said. "I've been in love with a woman for 10 years, and I don't have a word for it," said Kristin Perry, 45, who lives in Berkeley with her partner, Sandy Stier, 47, and their four children. "I do everything I can to be a contributing and valuable member of the state, and the state isn't letting us be happy." The two women - along with Katami and his partner of nearly nine years, 36-year-old Jeff Zarrillo - are suing to overturn Prop. 8, saying it violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection by discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Their testimony took up most of the opening day of a nonjury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. The trial is the first in any federal court over same-sex marriage, and is the first step in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.


Holy bat shit. This is the single greatest post ever made. A trucker mom, threats of bodily injury and gay relationships. This shit cannot be topped... ever.



http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aware

topped? that passage is practically common law by now.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby dramaticpaws » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:05 pm

observationalist wrote:
pandacot wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
garfike wrote:Personally I view any school past 75th in the USNWR as TTT, but definitions vary. What say you?


hey great thread op! before I get into my own TTT, are you aware that there are people in this world that have a severe medical condition which causes them to be that way? My mother for instance is one of those people. She is a truck driver that has bad knees and a bad back from driving the truck but you probably do not care about that case either. Oh well I am not one of those people I am 6'4" 245lbs and I exercise every day. I would love to see you say something like that to my mother in front of me. Probably never happen though you are probably just an internet tough guy. I doubt very seriously you would say that to someones face. Just my thought.What do you think. Oh I am sorry you probably do not have a brain. I on the other hand will be happy to buy you a plane ticket to come here and see if you have the nerve to say that to someone I know. "I'm proud to be gay. ... I love Jeff more than myself," Paul Katami, 37, of Burbank testified in a packed San Francisco courtroom. "Being gay doesn't make me any less of an American." But with voters' November 2008 passage of Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, "being gay means I'm unequal," Katami said. "I've been in love with a woman for 10 years, and I don't have a word for it," said Kristin Perry, 45, who lives in Berkeley with her partner, Sandy Stier, 47, and their four children. "I do everything I can to be a contributing and valuable member of the state, and the state isn't letting us be happy." The two women - along with Katami and his partner of nearly nine years, 36-year-old Jeff Zarrillo - are suing to overturn Prop. 8, saying it violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection by discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Their testimony took up most of the opening day of a nonjury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. The trial is the first in any federal court over same-sex marriage, and is the first step in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.


Holy bat shit. This is the single greatest post ever made. A trucker mom, threats of bodily injury and gay relationships. This shit cannot be topped... ever.



http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aware

topped? that passage is practically common law by now.


LAWYERED!

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby Jakealewis » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:03 pm

James Bond wrote:This is a dumb thread. After the T14 who cares? Past the "awesome" point it's all about what region you want to live in.

Illinois is ranked 23rd. Alabama is ranked 30th. Would I ever go to either of these schools over Florida, ranked 51st? Of course not. I would never want to live in the midwest or the "deep south" and Florida dominates their local market.

Even in the 15-30 area I'd pick George Washington or Emory over Washington U, Boston U, Illinois, Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, etc. Why? Because I love DC and Atlanta and I'm not a big Boston fan.


Though I agree in part with the importance of regional placement, I have to disagree that it's "all about" region. You also need to consider things like specialty areas and what type of position you're looking for. I'm looking at academia, so while the T14 gives me the best shot, places like Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, and a few other T15-T30 do relatively well in academic placement and shouldn't be discounted. But, of course, you have to bust your ass to get to the top of the class+law review.

For the elite BigLaw firms, it's a no-brainer that the T14 is where you want to be. Again, however, the T15-T30 still do pretty well considering. Again, it's just a matter of busting ass. I will say though that after the T30 (with the exception for elite BigLaw of Cardozo and Brooklyn due to location in NYC), you can all but forget both possibilities.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby j.wellington » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:08 pm

I think numerical rankings are silly, but there is a related question I've wondered since finding these forums: Why is it T14? That seems like such an arbitrary number, though I'm sure there must be a reason.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:23 pm

j.wellington wrote:I think numerical rankings are silly, but there is a related question I've wondered since finding these forums: Why is it T14? That seems like such an arbitrary number, though I'm sure there must be a reason.

None. Ken, vanwinkle, and dresden doll were doing shots one day and decided to start using it as a meme and see if it would stick. I favored T17 myself but was shouted down.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby Jakealewis » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:05 pm

j.wellington wrote:I think numerical rankings are silly, but there is a related question I've wondered since finding these forums: Why is it T14? That seems like such an arbitrary number, though I'm sure there must be a reason.


It's because while there is movement among the T14 (except Yale, always #1), the composition of the T14 hasn't changed since USNWR started ranking law schools in 1987.

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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby adameus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:09 pm

observationalist wrote:
pandacot wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
garfike wrote:Personally I view any school past 75th in the USNWR as TTT, but definitions vary. What say you?


hey great thread op! before I get into my own TTT, are you aware that there are people in this world that have a severe medical condition which causes them to be that way? My mother for instance is one of those people. She is a truck driver that has bad knees and a bad back from driving the truck but you probably do not care about that case either. Oh well I am not one of those people I am 6'4" 245lbs and I exercise every day. I would love to see you say something like that to my mother in front of me. Probably never happen though you are probably just an internet tough guy. I doubt very seriously you would say that to someones face. Just my thought.What do you think. Oh I am sorry you probably do not have a brain. I on the other hand will be happy to buy you a plane ticket to come here and see if you have the nerve to say that to someone I know. "I'm proud to be gay. ... I love Jeff more than myself," Paul Katami, 37, of Burbank testified in a packed San Francisco courtroom. "Being gay doesn't make me any less of an American." But with voters' November 2008 passage of Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, "being gay means I'm unequal," Katami said. "I've been in love with a woman for 10 years, and I don't have a word for it," said Kristin Perry, 45, who lives in Berkeley with her partner, Sandy Stier, 47, and their four children. "I do everything I can to be a contributing and valuable member of the state, and the state isn't letting us be happy." The two women - along with Katami and his partner of nearly nine years, 36-year-old Jeff Zarrillo - are suing to overturn Prop. 8, saying it violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection by discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender. Their testimony took up most of the opening day of a nonjury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. The trial is the first in any federal court over same-sex marriage, and is the first step in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.


Holy bat shit. This is the single greatest post ever made. A trucker mom, threats of bodily injury and gay relationships. This shit cannot be topped... ever.




http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aware

topped? that passage is practically common law by now.


yeah, but he still added his own portion which was about the gay marriage, threw it off even more. I almost lost control of laughing several times at work, reading this post and several of the responses to this post.
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Re: What is your own personal cutoff for a TTT?

Postby Aloha4 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:14 pm

garfike wrote:Personally I view any school past 75th in the USNWR as TTT, but definitions vary. What say you?



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