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Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:42 pm
by rando
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If firms are ugly discriminatory, should law schools be too? (pictures w/ apps; mandatory interviews?) A big factor in rankings is reputation. What's better for reputation than hotties?

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:13 pm
by englawyer
us news will track avg gpa, avg LSAT, and avg hotness (1-10).


avg hotness will be determined by submitting the applicants photos to hot-or-not and tallied appropriately. 25th - 75th percentiles must be reported :P

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:16 pm
by Grownup
Looks like I may have to go to Cumberland after all :(

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:36 pm
by missvik218
englawyer wrote:us news will track avg gpa, avg LSAT, and avg hotness (1-10).

avg hotness will be determined by submitting the applicants photos to hot-or-not and tallied appropriately. 25th - 75th percentiles must be reported :P

:lol: at least it would provide some data to argue over in these viewtopic.php?f=1&t=87475 types of threads

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:21 pm
by Gamecubesupreme
Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 pm
by eandy
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

Who says Asians aren't hot?


Reading this article the other day made me hope that I'm hot by law standards.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:30 pm
by beesknees
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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:34 pm
by kinch
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

You're an idiot.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:34 pm
by englawyer
for another superficial tidbit in the law world...

men who have family and kids = bonus within the law firm. congrats etc...viewed favorably.
single men = kind of strange, better to have family and kids

women who have family and kids = shunned, obviously will put family first and lose ambition, less able to perform, etc.
single woman = tough, career minded. can be treated the same as a man because she won't be pulled in many directions.

this is from some sociological study i believe, my gf told me earlier today :?

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36 pm
by 09042014
I hope firms are like everyone else were men are held to a lower standard. Cause I'm ugly.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:36 pm
by rayiner
eandy wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

Who says Asians aren't hot?

Reading this article the other day made me hope that I'm hot by law standards.


Asian female: +1
Asian male: -1

STBY

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:42 pm
by TheBigMediocre
You mean you guys didn't send in a glossy 8x10 in lieu of an application to your law schools also? I think the soft lighting in my picture really set me apart.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:47 pm
by jack duluoz
I'm ok with this because I'm pretty good looking.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:52 pm
by Gamecubesupreme
kinch wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

You're an idiot.


lol, I love it when people take things so seriously online.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:53 pm
by Herb Watchfell
jack duluoz wrote:I'm ok with this because I'm pretty good looking.


Pics or it didn't happen

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:58 pm
by kilgore_trout
I think there really is strong correlation between attractiveness and success (i.e. salary)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/sports/playmagazine/0914play-FBALL-QBS.html

This is an older article (2008) and not even remotely in-depth, but basically, the better looking the NFL quarterback, the more he'll likely make. Probably rings true in the realm of legal employment.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:19 am
by rando
kilgore_trout wrote:I think there really is strong correlation between attractiveness and success (i.e. salary)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/sports/playmagazine/0914play-FBALL-QBS.html

This is an older article (2008) and not even remotely in-depth, but basically, the better looking the NFL quarterback, the more he'll likely make. Probably rings true in the realm of legal employment.


But then again, that quarterback is selling tickets and getting women to watch on TV. We would hope that a client wouldn't choose a firm/or lawyer based on their attractiveness. But then again, its nice to be working long hours with an attractive partner.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:32 am
by youpiiz
seems to be an appropriate thread to re-re-use this pic.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:40 am
by CG614
englawyer wrote:for another superficial tidbit in the law world...

men who have family and kids = bonus within the law firm. congrats etc...viewed favorably.
single men = kind of strange, better to have family and kids

women who have family and kids = shunned, obviously will put family first and lose ambition, less able to perform, etc.
single woman = tough, career minded. can be treated the same as a man because she won't be pulled in many directions.

this is from some sociological study i believe, my gf told me earlier today :?


Sounds like she wants you to propose.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:14 am
by moandersen
rayiner wrote:
eandy wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:Great, even more ways to discriminate against Asians :roll:

Who says Asians aren't hot?

Reading this article the other day made me hope that I'm hot by law standards.


Asian female: +1
Asian male: -1

STBY


Haha. This thread is awesome. :lol:

White boys love them tiny asian girls for some reason. As a product of a caucasian father and asian mother, i would have to say:

half asian > full asian

most asians arent 'hot' but halfies tend to be. (see: kristin kruek)

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:20 am
by Burger in a can
For men, there's this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... pular.html

I should stop for pizza on my way home from work...

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:27 am
by snowpeach06
No joke, I almost wrote my personal statement about being ugly. Then I decided against it because it seemed whiny. But, it is unfair how my super cute friends get so many more opportunities than me when they aren't any smarter.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:58 pm
by Nicholasnickynic
snowpeach06 wrote:No joke, I almost wrote my personal statement about being ugly. Then I decided against it because it seemed whiny. But, it is unfair how my super cute friends get so many more opportunities than me when they aren't any smarter.


Whats wrong with that?

They have to try to be beautiful, you were born smart.

To me, it seems unfair that people born smart get all the opportunities.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:04 pm
by snowpeach06
Nicholasnickynic wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:No joke, I almost wrote my personal statement about being ugly. Then I decided against it because it seemed whiny. But, it is unfair how my super cute friends get so many more opportunities than me when they aren't any smarter.


Whats wrong with that?

They have to try to be beautiful, you were born smart.

To me, it seems unfair that people born smart get all the opportunities.

They don't have to try to be cute. My one friend hardly takes care of herself. Her sense of style is dreadful. I, as an ugly person, probably take way better care of myself.

Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:10 pm
by rando
Nicholasnickynic wrote:
To me, it seems unfair that people born smart get all the opportunities.


Maybe its not about fairness but running a business. but then again, running a business is all about making clients happy. who want to work with hotties. it sure would be helpful if they were smart...