Attractiveness and Legal Employment

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Gamecubesupreme
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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:12 pm

moandersen wrote:half asian > full asian


Half of anything > any pure race.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby Burger in a can » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:13 pm

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.


News flash: if you 'have to try to be beautiful', you aren't.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby hotwater » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:14 pm

since when are attractiveness and intelligence mutually exclusive?

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby dontknowwhereimgoin » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:24 pm

uglies don't build book, facts of life, etc

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:27 pm

When I worked in corporate America, it seemed like there was definitely a bias in favor of attractive women and taller (though not necessarily particularly attractive) men.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby englawyer » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:00 pm

dontknowwhereimgoin wrote:uglies don't build book, facts of life, etc


i think almost any man that isn't obese can pull off a suit nicely. for men it comes down to confidence not necessarily "blank slate" good looks.

of course good looks lead to more confidence ala high-school socialization, but if you can build inner-confidence in other ways (for example, earning a top school JD) i think a moderate or even ugly man can find success and bring in clients etc.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby lawhawk » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:05 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
moandersen wrote:half asian > full asian


Half of anything > any pure race.



Couldn't disagree more.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby dontknowwhereimgoin » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:12 pm

englawyer wrote:
dontknowwhereimgoin wrote:uglies don't build book, facts of life, etc


i think almost any man that isn't obese can pull off a suit nicely. for men it comes down to confidence not necessarily "blank slate" good looks.

of course good looks lead to more confidence ala high-school socialization, but if you can build inner-confidence in other ways (for example, earning a top school JD) i think a moderate or even ugly man can find success and bring in clients etc.



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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:37 pm

I do think society is harder on women than on men in this regard. Having worked in fashion, you wouldn't believe some of the things I've seen girls do to themselves to stay sample sized. Now that I'm out of that field, the pressure to look a certain way is less relentless, but it's still there. I'm not suggesting that guys get a free pass, but if I had a dollar for every girl I've ever met who has harmed her health in the name of beauty, I could pay for law school outright. It's fun to play around with hair, makeup, and fashion, but this is all surface stuff, and at the end of the day, it doesn't matter much. Intelligence and kindness >>>>>> barbie/ken looks.

Oh, and incidentally, the person whose appearance I envy most is African American. Every time I see her, I'm reminded that I will never be as gorgeous as she is. She is also one of the most accomplished people I know. She's going to be a fabulous lawyer.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:47 pm

lawhawk wrote:
Gamecubesupreme wrote:
moandersen wrote:half asian > full asian


Half of anything > any pure race.



Couldn't disagree more.


Obviously a racist in denial.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:59 pm

I disagree that halfies are always more attractive, but it does seem like they do generally tend to be more attractive than average. I think that the mixing of races and ethnicities is actually a big part of why society, as a whole, seems to be getting more attractive (except for that whole "obesity epidemic" thing).

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:10 pm

Total Flame. Then why am I not admitted to Yale on a full ride? :lol:
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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby tomhobbes » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:14 pm

SandyC877 wrote:Total Flame. Then why am I not admitted to Yale on full ride? :lol:


This thread is about legal employment, not law school admissions. You just outed yourself as a blonde.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby SandyC877 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:17 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:Total Flame. Then why am I not admitted to Yale on full ride? :lol:


This thread is about legal employment, not law school admissions. You just outed yourself as a blonde.


If you wanna pull hair

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rando wrote:http://abovethelaw.com/2010/03/are_attractive_people_better_lawyers.php#more

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?


lets pull them biatch!

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby tomhobbes » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:21 pm

Damnit, foiled by the OP's incompetence!

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby extempore88 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:28 pm

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby CG614 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:11 pm

SandyC877 wrote:Total Flame. Then why am I not admitted to Yale on a full ride? :lol:

We need pics to confirm.*



*If female. Ha

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby Apple Tree » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Just another reason for me to get that nose job I've been trying to get my husband to agree to. :D

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby Unemployed » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:17 pm

I guess diversity is important.

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby r6_philly » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:21 am

englawyer wrote:
dontknowwhereimgoin wrote:uglies don't build book, facts of life, etc


i think almost any man that isn't obese can pull off a suit nicely. for men it comes down to confidence not necessarily "blank slate" good looks.


unless you are a shortish Asian man with a long torso ...

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Re: Attractiveness and Legal Employment

Postby r6_philly » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:23 am

ITT: too many Asians applying to top law schools.




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