KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

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What schools have you gotten in to?

Stanford
22
4%
Harvard
38
7%
Chicago
35
7%
Columbia
42
8%
NYU
68
13%
UVA/Penn
57
11%
Berkeley/Michigan
67
13%
Duke
85
16%
Cornell
39
7%
Georgetown
71
14%
 
Total votes: 524

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:11 pm

scoobers wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:Hi guyz


Welcome to the club! We offer cookies made of sunshine, rainbows, and naïveté.


COOKIES!!!

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby wtrc » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:12 pm

scoobers wrote:
wtrc wrote:It is interesting to see how so many people in the sheets say "above average," like most people have a hyperinflated sense of what they've accomplished in relation to other applicants.

In the spreadsheet I sometimes put average and sometimes put above average. I really don't know what adcomms see as above average and what they don't. And if it even matters...


(Is not kjd)
(Or weak softs)
( :evil: )


(chiming in on an interesting conversation)

(OP never said you need weak softs or KJD to comment)

(It's just a thread about it)

(hth)

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:15 pm

wtrc wrote:
scoobers wrote:
wtrc wrote:It is interesting to see how so many people in the sheets say "above average," like most people have a hyperinflated sense of what they've accomplished in relation to other applicants.

In the spreadsheet I sometimes put average and sometimes put above average. I really don't know what adcomms see as above average and what they don't. And if it even matters...


(Is not kjd)
(Or weak softs)
( :evil: )


(chiming in on an interesting conversation)

(OP never said you need weak softs or KJD to comment)

(It's just a thread about it)

(hth)


<3

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby chizzy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 pm

Checking in :D

OP, it would be nice if theres a poll that lists the schools K-JDs have gotten into. Just to give us a sense how we're doing this cycle. If not, we could just poast here.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby OliveBC » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 pm

Iroh wrote:
scoobers wrote:
redbull12 wrote:What if someone doesn't have to work after graduation? This hurts your resume if you don't have work experience, no? In terms of softs.


Like, they live at home to study for the LSAT and don't work? TBH, I kind of place that even below KJDs.


Lol, glad to see I'm occupying the lowest spot on the totem pole. :wink: Though not for lack of trying. Original plan was to work as a paralegal for 1-2 years, then to just find any sort of employment (I couldn't even get an interview at Target), then it turned into, "Fuck it, just study for the LSAT, volunteer, and keep my fingers crossed. This is what I get for being a cocky liberal arts major.

So far it hasn't spelled total doom for my cycle. I got a JS1, an interview with Chicago, acceptances from UVA and Duke, and a waitlist from Penn. But I can't help but wonder what might have happened if I was more aggressive about finding employment when I was still in undergrad.



Still considering taking a year+ to get some WE if I don't like my scholarship offers this cycle.... But the bolded terrifies me and is exactly what I fear would happen to me...

Looks like things worked out for you though :)

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:19 pm

What someone needs to really do in terms of spreadsheets is have an analysis conducted on the performance of K-JD students versus their nontraditional peers at whatever school. A whole site such as Law School Transparency could be dedicated to that if people would be willing to divulge such information. What I mean is percentage of K-JDs on law review, amount of K-JDs obtaining summer OCI placement jobs, amount of K-JDs who book a certain class, etx etx in comparison to their non-traditional peers.

However, this qualification of having people divulge their information would likely be an unfeasible task.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:21 pm

chizzy wrote:Checking in :D

OP, it would be nice if theres a poll that lists the schools K-JDs have gotten into. Just to give us a sense how we're doing this cycle. If not, we could just poast here.


I like that! I'm thinking t20 if there are enough options?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby AFP » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:22 pm

Checking in. I'm one of the few who marked themselves as having below average softs, largely because I have no metric by which to gauge myself. I don't know what the average really is, and I don't know what adcoms are looking for. Were I in their shoes, though, I don't think that my app would be particularly mind blowing.

I've got good-not-great numbers (enough to get me into Berkeley and Duke), and I've had my JS1 and a Chicago interview, so I like to think that I've got a chance, but again, everything about the process is so mysterious that it's hard to tell.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby chizzy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:24 pm

scoobers wrote:
chizzy wrote:Checking in :D

OP, it would be nice if theres a poll that lists the schools K-JDs have gotten into. Just to give us a sense how we're doing this cycle. If not, we could just poast here.


I like that! I'm thinking t20 if there are enough options?


Yes. That should be fine

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:24 pm

Checking in.

I have some shit softs. I got my degree about a year ago, have done some low-paying education related work since (can anybody guess?), and studied for the LSAT for over half of the past year while being at home. Internship in college, and a philosophy major (nearly did grad school for philosophy but didn't get into any PhD programs), and lacking direction in school aside from my philosophy-intensive class choices.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Fiero85 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:25 pm

angels2fly wrote:
kellohitty wrote:KJD over here! Not only that, but I also crammed 4 years of undergrad into 3. I obviously like pain.


+1


+2

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:26 pm

Otunga wrote:Checking in.

(can anybody guess?),



Nuclear physics?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:27 pm

redbull12 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Checking in.

(can anybody guess?),



Nuclear physics?


Exactly. It's sort of related to my interest in the philosophy of time.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby cee cee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:29 pm

Heyyyyyy. My people.

I have a good handful of PI internships, but absolutely nothing on campus, I mean I'm not even a member of a single club. No idea how this will look. I'm having a weird cycle.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:30 pm

cee cee wrote:Heyyyyyy. My people.

I have a good handful of PI internships, but absolutely nothing on campus, I mean I'm not even a member of a single club. No idea how this will look. I'm having a weird cycle.


I'm the opposite lol. Had decent on campus involvement, an sps internship and sps WE. good numbers and an interesting background.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:30 pm

cee cee wrote:Heyyyyyy. My people.

I have a good handful of PI internships, but absolutely nothing on campus, I mean I'm not even a member of a single club. No idea how this will look. I'm having a weird cycle.


Clubs. Aren't those meaningless anyway? At least for my sake I'd like to think there's little difference between being a member of a few and not being in any, unless one is a leader and does cool things with it/them.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:31 pm

Otunga wrote:
redbull12 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Checking in.

(can anybody guess?),



Nuclear physics?


Exactly. It's sort of related to my interest in the philosophy of time.


The philosophy of time as in we could all be the dream of an alien species?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Typhoon24 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:31 pm

warms my heart to know im not alone. checking in

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby deebanger » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:33 pm

redbull12 wrote:
buffalo_ wrote:Sorry if this is obvious, but what is KJD?


kindergarten to jd without a break.


hey so if i took a year off after high school, and then went to college for 4 years, and then straight to law school, am I still technically a KJD?, because not a lot take time off after high school, but I did it so that i can save some money for college.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:33 pm

redbull12 wrote:
Otunga wrote:
redbull12 wrote:
Otunga wrote:Checking in.

(can anybody guess?),



Nuclear physics?


Exactly. It's sort of related to my interest in the philosophy of time.


The philosophy of time as in we could all be the dream of an alien species?


That's more epistemology stuff I'd say. Philosophy of time is related to stuff like whether time is linear or static and if time travel is possible and all the cool paradoxes that come with it. If it is, and it's doable, all us shit softs people should take advantage.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:34 pm

deebanger wrote:
redbull12 wrote:
buffalo_ wrote:Sorry if this is obvious, but what is KJD?


kindergarten to jd without a break.


hey so if i took a year off after high school, and then went to college for 4 years, and then straight to law school, am I still technically a KJD?, because not a lot take time off after high school, but I did it so that i can save some money for college.


UnamSanctam wrote:
JetsFan1990 wrote:Forgive my ignorance, what does K-JD mean?


Someone who goes straight from Kindergarten to Juris Doctor. It means someone who didn't take any time off school.

Scooped.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby cee cee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:35 pm

Also, I used to think the K stood for Kawledge.

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