Sangiovese wrote:I have nothing constructive to add for the OP... but for a bunch of future lawyers, we at TLS don't seem very good at seing BOTH SIDES of an argument. Either that, or internet hyperbole is just too much fun
I, for one, saw BOTH SIDES, but OP, a consultant, still came off as a douche, to me. OP, a consultant, posted a question asking if he, a consultant, should go to yale law school. When people's immidiate reaction was that nothing he, a consultant, was currently doing could be as good as Yale, OP, btw a consultant, tactlessly responded that his current opportunity was so great that it caused him hesitation and he, a consultant, wasn't sure he, a consultant, could give it up. What are we supposed to say to that? the board's initial response to go to YLS (what do you expect when you post this question on a LAW SCHOOL FORUM?!?!?!) was not good enough for OP, a consultant, and OP, a consultant, felt the need to explain how we didn't understand how great of an opportunity he, a consultant, had.
Now I am clearly not the pinnacle of internet tact, so I'll just echo this post in an attempt to show that OP, a consultant, should have known the response he, a consultant, was going to get:
BaiAilian2013 wrote:Dude, sorry this didn't go the way you wanted it to, but consider these factors:
1) This is a board full of people who want to go to law school so badly that we post on the internet about it all day. Most of us have a hard time fully empathizing with someone who isn't sure if s/he wants to go to law school.
2) Most of us would kill to go to Yale. So your dilemma just became even harder for us to grasp.
And most importantly:
3) The only person who can answer your question is someone who knows exactly how necessary or helpful a YLS JD will be when pursuing a political career. You need to talk to someone who is an expert on political career paths, and if there are any such people on TLS, evidently they're ignoring you out of YLS-related bitterness. You need to find a way more knowledgeable source of advice for this one.
e: this is one of the douchiest posts I, an internet douche, have ever made, and I'm sure that OP, a consultant, did not deserve to have the thread deteriorate into this. Apologies, but internet hyperbole is a lot of fun for me, an internet douche.