I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

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I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby javancho » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:00 pm

Fabian Ronisky, a Northwestern University School of Law grad, 150K in debt, and no job...

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby javancho » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:03 pm

Here is the story:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 18446.html

So much for working hard, and great LSAT and GPA.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:22 pm

Cool story brah.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby fatduck » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:30 pm

javancho wrote:Fabian Ronisky, a Northwestern University School of Law grad, 150K in debt, and no job...


don't go to law school and you will not be an unemployed law school graduate

wow that was easy

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby ctxmike » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:30 pm

Then don't go to law school. Ta-duh!

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby androstan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:31 pm

A person exists with a JD from a reputable institution who is also currently unemployed?

The hell you say.

At most schools you only need a 2.0 to graduate. Sometimes a 1.667. Simply having a JD doesn't mean much. Outside HYS if you barely met the minimum standard to graduate your ass is grass, in any economy.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:33 pm

androstan wrote:At most schools you only need a 2.0 to graduate. Sometimes a 1.667. Simply having a JD doesn't mean much. Outside HYS if you barely met the minimum standard to graduate your ass is grass, in any economy.


The curve, maybe you've heard of it?

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:33 pm

Enough of these "enter law school at your own risk." We get it.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby fatduck » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:34 pm

androstan wrote:A person exists with a JD from a reputable institution who is also currently unemployed?

The hell you say.

At most schools you only need a 2.0 to graduate. Sometimes a 1.667. Simply having a JD doesn't mean much. Outside HYS if you barely met the minimum standard to graduate your ass is grass, in any economy.


well, if he got a biglaw 2L summer internship, it seems unlikely that he was pulling a 2.0

more likely that he's a complete douche

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby androstan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:34 pm

bk1 wrote:
androstan wrote:At most schools you only need a 2.0 to graduate. Sometimes a 1.667. Simply having a JD doesn't mean much. Outside HYS if you barely met the minimum standard to graduate your ass is grass, in any economy.


The curve, maybe you've heard of it?


What's your point? Most curves are loose enough to allow for a particularly strong class (very few, if any, C's) or for outlying weak students (more C's, sometimes D's and F's). Especially at the stronger, more reputable schools, people recognize the fact that students there are generally driven and smart. Therefore, the curve is loose enough to be skewed right, if the quality of the student population's work warrants it.

In response to the biglaw internship, he could have had good grades leading into OCI and then tanked becausehe thought he was golden?

The point is, we don't know the whole story by a country mile.
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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby Stonewall » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:35 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Cool story brah.


I like how this has become the automatic response to any personalized bad news story. Move over "retake" theres a new smartass comment in town

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby prezidentv8 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:37 pm

fatduck wrote:
androstan wrote:A person exists with a JD from a reputable institution who is also currently unemployed?

The hell you say.

At most schools you only need a 2.0 to graduate. Sometimes a 1.667. Simply having a JD doesn't mean much. Outside HYS if you barely met the minimum standard to graduate your ass is grass, in any economy.


well, if he got a biglaw 2L summer internship, it seems unlikely that he was pulling a 2.0

more likely that he's a complete douche


Normally, I don't take the side of the sky-is-falling types, nor do I think that a single data point says much, but offer rates have fallen a LOT. So he could be a complete douche, or just unfortunate, or a combination of the two.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:37 pm

Stonewall wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Cool story brah.


I like how this has become the automatic response to any personalized bad news story. Move over "retake" theres a new smartass comment in town


I'm fairly sure "cool story bro" predates "retake."

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby sanjola » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:39 pm

At least he's good looking? :wink:

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby paratactical » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:40 pm

bk1 wrote:
Stonewall wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Cool story brah.


I like how this has become the automatic response to any personalized bad news story. Move over "retake" theres a new smartass comment in town


I'm fairly sure "cool story bro" predates "retake."

Cool story bro is also not just a TLS meme, FWIW.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby 99.9luft » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:40 pm

sanjola wrote:At least he's good looking? :wink:


more sad-looking at the moment

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:43 pm

paratactical wrote:Cool story bro is also not just a TLS meme, FWIW.


That was kind of my point.

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Re: I don't want to be like Fabian Ronisky

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:43 pm

This is the exact same story you already shared in another thread, you don't need to keep starting new threads to share things you already shared.

OP gets a timeout and warning for trolling. Folks who want to discuss this stuff can go do it in one of the many threads already in progress about how much the economy sucks and nobody's gonna get jobs.




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