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 kershka » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:37 pm

Hi guys :D

'Nother K-JD here. I say that I have average softs because I have no idea what that even means and it seems safest. Nice to see a thread for us naive, young kids :P

ETA: I <3 polls
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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Wildcats17 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:37 pm

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Nuclear physics?[/quote]

Exactly. It's sort of related to my interest in the philosophy of time.[/quote]

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

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.[/quote]

If time travel can realistically be invented, why doesn't that person come back now? Or would that person come back to whatever year and make money off it and keep it a big secret for him/herself?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Added a poll!

Unfortunately, the max is ten options. So I combined schools that seem to be behaving similar this cycle, and took off Yale and NU. No one ITT has gotten into Yale, and while NU would be interesting, it's the least likely one for us.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby milkandcheerios » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:38 pm

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


same here! although I don't know if I would be technically considered a K-JD since I took a gap year on account of finishing undergrad early, but I've done absolutely nothing in this gap year except study, write essays and hang out. I do plan to travel later this year but no WE or anything.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby stillwater » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:39 pm

redbull12 wrote:
stillwater wrote:i was in a bar and overheard two rainmaker partners at a V5 firm talking to each other. excerpted as follows:

- "goddamn KJD scum" (spat) "cost me another billion dollar merger"
- "not surprised, but they're pretty good at getting a couple of regulars at the corner starbucks, right?"
- (KJD enters with starbucks cup, hands to partner)
- "I SAID TWO SHOTS OF ESPRESSO," slaps other coffee cup out of KJD's hand
(CURTAIN)


Did this really happen?


ya, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby deebanger » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:40 pm

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 colleg

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby MrMileyCyrus » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:40 pm

Btw I think my leadership positions in college were way more challenging than my work experiences so the whole K-JD hate shouldn't be broadly applied. Some people have done more in college than people who have been out of school 5+ years.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby cee cee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm

Are yalls softs mostly vaguely legal or are they completely unrelated?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm

MrMileyCyrus wrote:Btw I think my leadership positions in college were way more challenging than my work experiences so the whole K-JD hate shouldn't be broadly applied. Some people have done more in college than people who have been out of school 5+ years.


+1

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby redbull12 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:41 pm

deebanger wrote: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 colleg


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 Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:42 pm

deebanger wrote: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 colleg


It's your own definition here.

If you had legal experience that year, I would say no, you aren't KJD. Someone who takes off eight years to serve our country before going to school isn't KJD, for example, but someone who takes a year off to wait tables, while having work experience, probably is. IMHO though.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby OliveBC » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:42 pm

PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


I have okay softs I think.. But not spectacular. Also most of it seems geared towards phd stuff but that hasn't seemed to mess with my cycle at all so far.

Literally everything I've done:
- teaching assistant (3 semesters for 2 classes)
- research assistant 2 years
- honors thesis
- prosecutors office internship 1 yr
- job tutoring athletes 2 yrs
- summer job doing different research
- uhhhh I joined the psychology club on fb??

This could probably out me if someone really cared but whatevs

If I took time to get WE it would probably be doing something research related cuz that's all I know how to do :lol: but I'd be concerned they'd prefer something legal like being a paralegal etc...
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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:44 pm

PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


student gov
three legally-related internships
some other academic things

I honestly spend so much time in meetings it drives me crazy sometimes.

don't quote, please
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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Wildcats17 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:45 pm

scoobers wrote:Added a poll!

Unfortunately, the max is ten options. So I combined schools that seem to be behaving similar this cycle, and took off Yale and NU. No one ITT has gotten into Yale, and while NU would be interesting, it's the least likely one for us.


I'm in NU Early Decision!

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Brettanomyces » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:45 pm

I've got pretty weak softs, but I'm a URM.

Can I play... or is that dumb?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby kershka » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:46 pm

OliveBC wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


I have okay softs I think.. But not spectacular. Also most of it seems geared towards phd stuff but that hasn't seemed to mess with my cycle at all so far.

Literally everything I've done:
- teaching assistant (3 semesters for 2 classes)
- research assistant 2 years
- honors thesis
- prosecutors office internship 1 yr
- job tutoring athletes 2 yrs
- summer job doing different research
- uhhhh I joined the psychology club on fb??

This could probably out me if someone really cared but whatevs

If I took time to get WE it would probably be doing something research related cuz that's all I know how to do :lol:

We have very similar softs. I interned at a different legal related place, had some significant leadership in student gov, and had 4 theses but otherwise very similar.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:47 pm

Brettanomyces wrote:I've got pretty weak softs, but I'm a URM.

Can I play... or is that dumb?


of course! I'm sure you have still had to explain why law now? :D

Wildcats17 wrote:
scoobers wrote:Added a poll!

Unfortunately, the max is ten options. So I combined schools that seem to be behaving similar this cycle, and took off Yale and NU. No one ITT has gotten into Yale, and while NU would be interesting, it's the least likely one for us.


I'm in NU Early Decision!


!! Wow! Congrats! Free-ride, right?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:47 pm

redbull12 wrote:Nuclear physics?


Exactly. It's sort of related to my interest in the philosophy of time.[/quote]

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

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.[/quote]

If time travel can realistically be invented, why doesn't that person come back now? Or would that person come back to whatever year and make money off it and keep it a big secret for him/herself?[/quote]

Perhaps time travel only works when one travels to the future, and actually, I think (but you'd have to look it up) it's a lot more plausible for physicists to make machines that travel to the future than the past, so even if it were theoretically possible (which basically is all philosophy cares about and physics deals with the practical shit) to go back to the past, it's doubtful a machine would ever get assembled. But I'm done with the tangent - the thread here is too awesome - great idea scoobers!

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Kimikho » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:48 pm

kershka wrote:
OliveBC wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


I have okay softs I think.. But not spectacular. Also most of it seems geared towards phd stuff but that hasn't seemed to mess with my cycle at all so far.

Literally everything I've done:
- teaching assistant (3 semesters for 2 classes)
- research assistant 2 years
- honors thesis
- prosecutors office internship 1 yr
- job tutoring athletes 2 yrs
- summer job doing different research
- uhhhh I joined the psychology club on fb??

This could probably out me if someone really cared but whatevs

If I took time to get WE it would probably be doing something research related cuz that's all I know how to do :lol:

We have very similar softs. I interned at a different legal related place, had some significant leadership in student gov, and had 4 theses but otherwise very similar.


:shock:
but...how?

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Quest4Knowledge » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:48 pm

redbull12 wrote: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.


That would be super interesting to see, and would probably help a lot of people make better informed decisions going into law school. But I doubt gathering that sort of information is possible...

However, we could use the spreadsheets on TLS for the T14 schools (after the cycle) and see how KJDs fared against other applicants. Obviously not the same, as this is just for acceptances rather than actual success IN law school, but I think it would still be useful.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Wildcats17 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:48 pm

scoobers wrote:
!! Wow! Congrats! Free-ride, right?


pretty close! being kJD I was not expecting it at all so I'm still blown away by it. feels good lemme tell ya

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby neprep » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:49 pm

PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


Made it through to the final round of The Bachelorette casting.

Great thread, btw. Looks like KJDs have done pretty well per the poll results.

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby OliveBC » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:50 pm

scoobers wrote:
kershka wrote:
OliveBC wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


I have okay softs I think.. But not spectacular. Also most of it seems geared towards phd stuff but that hasn't seemed to mess with my cycle at all so far.

Literally everything I've done:
- teaching assistant (3 semesters for 2 classes)
- research assistant 2 years
- honors thesis
- prosecutors office internship 1 yr
- job tutoring athletes 2 yrs
- summer job doing different research
- uhhhh I joined the psychology club on fb??

This could probably out me if someone really cared but whatevs

If I took time to get WE it would probably be doing something research related cuz that's all I know how to do :lol:

We have very similar softs. I interned at a different legal related place, had some significant leadership in student gov, and had 4 theses but otherwise very similar.


:shock:
but...how?


Dear god! Were they at least related?!

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Re: KJD and/or Weak Softs Thread

Postby Otunga » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:50 pm

OliveBC wrote:
PourMeTea wrote:What kind of softs do y'all have?


I have okay softs I think.. But not spectacular. Also most of it seems geared towards phd stuff but that hasn't seemed to mess with my cycle at all so far.

Literally everything I've done:
- teaching assistant (3 semesters for 2 classes)
- research assistant 2 years
- honors thesis
- prosecutors office internship 1 yr
- job tutoring athletes 2 yrs
- summer job doing different research
- uhhhh I joined the psychology club on fb??

This could probably out me if someone really cared but whatevs

If I took time to get WE it would probably be doing something research related cuz that's all I know how to do :lol: but I'd be concerned they'd prefer something legal like being a paralegal etc...


Eh, if those are considered bad softs, then my softs are some wicked shit! Those look average.

You PhD/Masters folks - are you still looking to do academia or did something about academia deter you from sticking to it? I ask because I almost did grad school in philosophy.




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