How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby M.M. » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:29 pm

Tsispilos wrote:OP:

In American life, some people will have monetary advantages over you--if you don't like that, find a more egalitarian country. Wealthier people will have a leg up on you academically, will not have to be nice in order to have friends (they can just throw a party and people will be friends with them), will find it easier to lure attractive members of the opposite sex into their beds, and will generally not have the same day to day worries as you.

But I can tell you from having grown up under communism, that egalitarianism definitely a whole lot less fun: instead of a country with winners and losers, everyone got the default card of being a loser and there was nothing you could do about it.

I moved to America so that one day I could be a winner. Remove the stick from your ass and compete.



Remove the stick from your ass and compete ... what do you think I'm doing ? If competing isn't what I'm doing I don't know what is. If I wanted everything to be equal why would I even want to get into law school in the first place ?

Oh and whoever said I'm unaware of memes, I clearly posted in the first page recognition of the u mad meme, and you're unaware different forums use different multiquote features ... seriously, don't be an idiot. Read the thread.


To the rest who replied: thanks for the concern about my attitude but it's pretty obvious most of you take pleasure in condescending just for the sake of it. I mean it's easy to see why people would be so self righteous on a law forum but I really, truly don't care what you have to say. Again you can keep on typing and I can keep on letting you bump my thread, it works well for me this way.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby whymeohgodno » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:34 pm

M.M. wrote:
Tsispilos wrote:OP:

In American life, some people will have monetary advantages over you--if you don't like that, find a more egalitarian country. Wealthier people will have a leg up on you academically, will not have to be nice in order to have friends (they can just throw a party and people will be friends with them), will find it easier to lure attractive members of the opposite sex into their beds, and will generally not have the same day to day worries as you.

But I can tell you from having grown up under communism, that egalitarianism definitely a whole lot less fun: instead of a country with winners and losers, everyone got the default card of being a loser and there was nothing you could do about it.

I moved to America so that one day I could be a winner. Remove the stick from your ass and compete.



Remove the stick from your ass and compete ... what do you think I'm doing ? If competing isn't what I'm doing I don't know what is. If I wanted everything to be equal why would I even want to get into law school in the first place ?

Oh and whoever said I'm unaware of memes, I clearly posted in the first page recognition of the u mad meme, and you're unaware different forums use different multiquote features ... seriously, don't be an idiot. Read the thread.


To the rest who replied: thanks for the concern about my attitude but it's pretty obvious most of you take pleasure in condescending just for the sake of it. I mean it's easy to see why people would be so self righteous on a law forum but I really, truly don't care what you have to say. Again you can keep on typing and I can keep on letting you bump my thread, it works well for me this way.
(I'm actually a big douche bag)


Fixed.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby bk1 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:34 pm

We need a stop feeding the troll pic.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:26 am

I am currently a sophomore


So, he's like 19. 20, at most? we all remember what's that like? to, you know, mistake knowing nothing for knowing everything? (unless of course evryone on here is 19, in which case i will see myself to the oldies corner) in dealing with younguns it's better to patronize softly than to overtly condescend

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:29 am

ShuckingNotJiving wrote:
I am currently a sophomore


So, he's like 19. 20, at most? we all remember what's that like? to, you know, mistake knowing nothing for knowing everything? (unless of course evryone on here is 19, in which case i will see myself to the oldies corner) in dealing with younguns it's better to patronize softly than to overtly condescend


Eh, I don't remember being that much of an idiot. It's also better just to shoot young ones, especially ones like these.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby sundance95 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:32 am

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:57 am

M.M. wrote:
czelede wrote:Law schools don't care if you worked during the school year (in that if you did, it's really just a "soft" factor more than anything, but they don't view it as any sort of necessity). You will not gain entrance to anywhere your numbers wouldn't have taken you because you worked in undergrad, and you will not be precluded from attending schools your numbers qualify you for because you didn't.

Just focus on doing the best you can and getting the best LSAT score you can (way more important than undergrad WE and generally a little more important than grades).

For the record, you sound a little bitter about working 15-25 hours a week. But the fact of the matter is, a lot of people paid their way through college. A lot of people have extenuating circumstances which affect their capacity to perform at their maximum potential during undergrad (illnesses, family issues, etc.) A lot of people have spent just as much time as you during school doing internships for credit or pursuing rigorous double major programs. They were capable of managing their academics throughout. And a lot of these people are also applying to the law schools you seek entrance to (in addition to the "trust fund babies").



I'm bitter because I'm surrounded by idiots who squander their parents money while I get none, while I aspire to superiority and they to mediocrity but the resources to do each are given to the wrong people entirely. I'm bitter because I've spent the last two years working my ass off while everyone partied every night, while I studied and trained (I play[ed] a sport as well, well not any more as I basically broke my neck). I'm bitter because my parents, who I love to death and would never act ungrateful to and have always treated nicely, are applying their miserable middle class values to my life. That is, they want me to "learn the value of a dollar" but at the cost of my chance to make something truly great of myself. The difference between me and the people who have to pay their way, largely, is that their parents probably couldn't afford to help them through school. Mine can and are not. I'm bitter because while all my peers are driving nice cars and spending money abundantly without working, I'm surviving on tattered hand me down crap.

But I use this bitterness to fuel me ... because while my lack of money right now is abysmal, it'll be nothing compared to the joy I'll obtain from becoming much more than anyone ever expected of me. These are my reasons, and I have enough experience on forums (though not of this type) to know that you all will continue to condescend or at least comment on my bitterness.

Thanks for the help regarding the effects of having a job on admission, looks like it's going to be tough .. whatever. I'll do the best I can


Boo hoo princess. At least be grateful that your parents can provide for themselves. I would assume that their not paying for your college would have helped you build some moral character, but I guess not. At least your parents had enough to care for themselves, even if they didnt give you large sums of cash.

Go talk to some students who had to work to care for themselves AND support their parents/siblings and then reassess your situation. They will think that you sound like the very "spoiled" brats you are so bitter at.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby manyu » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:06 pm

czelede wrote:Law schools don't care if you worked during the school year (in that if you did, it's really just a "soft" factor more than anything, but they don't view it as any sort of necessity). You will not gain entrance to anywhere your numbers wouldn't have taken you because you worked in undergrad, and you will not be precluded from attending schools your numbers qualify you for because you didn't.

Just focus on doing the best you can and getting the best LSAT score you can (way more important than undergrad WE and generally a little more important than grades).

For the record, you sound a little bitter about working 15-25 hours a week. But the fact of the matter is, a lot of people paid their way through college. A lot of people have extenuating circumstances which affect their capacity to perform at their maximum potential during undergrad (illnesses, family issues, etc.) A lot of people have spent just as much time as you during school doing internships for credit or pursuing rigorous double major programs. They were capable of managing their academics throughout. And a lot of these people are also applying to the law schools you seek entrance to (in addition to the "trust fund babies").


For the record, for credit internships are total BS. You are paying the school to allow you to work for free for someone else. And generally speaking, for credit internships are worthless and you'll likely get an A for an evaluation which will bump your GPA, not hurt it. Respectable schools don't offer for credit internships.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby M.M. » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:38 am

You guys done stroking your E cocks yet ? LOL at "you're lucky you didn't have to support your parents and siblings while going to college!"

Seriously, wow.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby Fark-o-vision » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:44 am

Thread Bump after raping= Troll. Who would have known?

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby M.M. » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:05 pm

Fark-o-vision wrote:Thread Bump after raping= Troll. Who would have known?


Or, perhaps, I really don't care about the raping that's been done here.

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Re: How valued is having a job while in undergrad to law schools

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:29 pm

M.M. wrote:
Fark-o-vision wrote:Thread Bump after raping= Troll. Who would have known?


Or, perhaps, I really don't care about the raping that's been done here.

QFmasochism




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