can looks help get you into law school?

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URMdan
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can looks help get you into law school?

Postby URMdan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:33 am

I know this may seem ridiculous, but do you think looks can help you gain admittance into law school? This would obviously only apply to candidates who meet in person with adcomms.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby gdane » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:37 am

It is a stupid question.

However, it's widely known that good looking people are looked upon more favorably by others. The "Halo effect".

Its important to note that if you have no personality, are a dillhole or just rub any admissions committee member in the wrong way, your good looks wont help one bit.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby ahduth » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:47 am

Nice, I haven't heard dillhole in a long time. +1

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby reasonable_man » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:50 am

No. But it would likely increase your chances of getting banged out by a highly paid attorney, which in many cases can be far more lucrative than getting a jd.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:57 am

reasonable_man wrote:No. But it would likely increase your chances of getting banged out by a highly paid attorney, which in many cases can be far more lucrative than getting a jd.


Banged... out??

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby URMdan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:59 am

plenipotentiary wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:No. But it would likely increase your chances of getting banged out by a highly paid attorney, which in many cases can be far more lucrative than getting a jd.


Banged... out??


...as in sexy time

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:02 pm

URMdan wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:No. But it would likely increase your chances of getting banged out by a highly paid attorney, which in many cases can be far more lucrative than getting a jd.


Banged... out??


...as in sexy time


I've only heard "bang out" used to refer to writing a paper quickly/badly. Banging (minus out) is sexytime.

Anyway, to get back on topic, being good looking probably won't help you get into law school, but it may help you get a job offer.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby rayiner » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:06 pm

Being good looking won't help you get into law school. It might give you a small boost in getting an offer. Being bad looking will hurt getting an offer to the extent you'll have to go the extra mile to make sure you're impeccably presented in other regards (dress, etc).

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby URMdan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:21 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
URMdan wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:
reasonable_man wrote:No. But it would likely increase your chances of getting banged out by a highly paid attorney, which in many cases can be far more lucrative than getting a jd.


Banged... out??


...as in sexy time


I've only heard "bang out" used to refer to writing a paper quickly/badly. Banging (minus out) is sexytime.

Anyway, to get back on topic, being good looking probably won't help you get into law school, but it may help you get a job offer.


No my friend, bang out can refer to sexy time too. ie - "Yo, I just banged out this skeezer."

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby jazzman » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:46 pm

Oh noes! Should I not have included my headshot photo with all the apps I just sent in?!?!?

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby nealric » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:47 pm

Given that most schools don't do in-person interviews, I don't see how looks could make much of a difference. I did find, however, that good looking people got a boost in summer associate hiring and that unusually bad looking people were at a disadvantage.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby Sandro » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:49 pm

If you aren't good looking, don't go to law school. ITE.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:56 pm

New question:

can sexual prowess get you into law school?

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby fatduck » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:56 pm

jazzman wrote:Oh noes! Should I not have included my headshot photo with all the apps I just sent in?!?!?


No, you're fine, most law schools don't ding ugly people.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby trudat15 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:22 pm

You should put a jpeg of yourself included in your personal statement. In the header. Preferably winking.

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:39 pm

URMdan wrote:I know this may seem ridiculous, but do you think looks can help you gain admittance into law school? This would obviously only apply to candidates who meet in person with adcomms.


You should be fine as long as you look professional.

Image

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby im_blue » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:07 am

nealric wrote:Given that most schools don't do in-person interviews, I don't see how looks could make much of a difference. I did find, however, that good looking people got a boost in summer associate hiring and that unusually bad looking people were at a disadvantage.

I think we've discovered the explanation behind Northwestern's placement strength. :)
hmm...engineers are 15% of the class? nvm

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Re: can looks help get you into law school?

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:22 am

URMdan wrote:I know this may seem ridiculous, but do you think looks can help you gain admittance into law school? This would obviously only apply to candidates who meet in person with adcomms.


If you ask questions like this often, you'd better fucking hope so.




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