Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:13 pm

posts in deans threads should have a 140 char limit. that would solve the problem

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby cotiger » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:13 pm

For instance, here's a question I posed:

Scholarship offers at most law schools track very closely with LSAT/GPA. I imagine that offers from KU, even granting a certain holistic element, generally conform to that statement. Considering that students with higher scores tend to come from more privileged backgrounds and are more likely to succeed in law school and ultimately in finding employment, why do you feel such a policy is justified?


Do you think that might receive a decent response? And a more illuminating answer than trying to get him to say that KU is a horseshit place to go if you want to practice anywhere except for Wichita making $35k?

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:14 pm

TLS is the one place on earth that gotcha journalism actually exists

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:17 pm

cotiger wrote:
Brut wrote:"do you really think deans should be allowed to post whatever they want on tls without other posters being able to respond critically to it?"

respond substantively


Duh. Of course. But hopefully people have the social awareness to understand how to modulate how they interact and question people in order to get the best responses from them.

so your issue with it was just about tone, not substance?

that's a completely different debate than the page and a half of posts about the dean's bl claims

the dean is a big boy
he can handle a difficult question or choose not to answer it

if anything, the back and forth debating was WAY more disruptive to the thread than the initial post
you could have posted your criticism in the discussion thread and the dean probably would have just ignored me

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby fats provolone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:21 pm

the eighteen paragraph spergscreeds back and forth between tlsers are definitely the worst part. i thought that's what we were making fun of. who cares about the deans feelings, he seems like a tool anyway

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby cotiger » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:27 pm

Brut wrote:
cotiger wrote:
Brut wrote:"do you really think deans should be allowed to post whatever they want on tls without other posters being able to respond critically to it?"

respond substantively


Duh. Of course. But hopefully people have the social awareness to understand how to modulate how they interact and question people in order to get the best responses from them.

so your issue with it was just about tone, not substance?

that's a completely different debate than the page and a half of posts about the dean's bl claims

the dean is a big boy
he can handle a difficult question or choose not to answer it

if anything, the back and forth debating about my post was WAY more disruptive to the thread than the post itself
you could have posted your criticism in the discussion thread and the dean probably would have just ignored me


I don't care about the dean's feelings.

What was irritating was all of the "questions" that weren't actually questions but were just people hectoring the OP about not admitting that his school is garbage.

Which is fine I guess if the goal isn't to gain actual insight and instead just ride our high horses.

Birdnals was at least entertaining.

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:31 pm

so getting the dean to admit that bl isn't as likely as his previous posts implied is equivalent in your mind to getting the dean to admit his school is garbage

ok

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby cotiger » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm

Your post took offense that he merely said it was very difficult to find out of state employment, when you really thought he should have said it was next to impossible.

Pedantic as fuck.

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm

also

Brut wrote:second, i have no issue with uk. i'm not "fighting" them. i admire their pricing model and how transparent they are on their website.


Brut wrote:i never equated ku and fordham, and i never attacked ku for any of those other things you listed


Brut wrote:never said ku was a scam


Brut wrote:(i) he's just an admissions dean, and (ii) i thought the thread could be useful as long as the dean was being honest and forthcoming with the community


Brut wrote:it's entirely reasonable for the dean to boost his school and engage in a little puffery


Brut wrote:well still, i'll just reiterate that i have no problem with ku in general
i voiced my one, specific concern to the dean that i hope he'll address

i think i made it pretty clear that i didn't have a problem with ku

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:36 pm

cotiger wrote:Your post took offense that he merely said it was very difficult to find out of state employment, when you really thought he should have said it was next to impossible.

Pedantic as fuck.

now you're just repackaging your first argument

for my response, go back a few pages

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby lacrossebrother » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:38 pm

It's weird then that your tone was so misinterpreted by multiple people and the dean left!!

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby cotiger » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:42 pm

It's literally his job to promote KU. I get what you're saying wrt playing to optimism bias, but the demand that he say "nope. never gonna happen" instead of "well, it's hard, but we do have grads who do it" is unreasonable.

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby 03152016 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:42 pm

lacrossebrother wrote:It's weird then that your tone was so misinterpreted by multiple people and the dean left!!

i'm sure your empty shitpoasting had nothing to do with it!

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Re: Kansas Law Admissions Dean Answers Your Questions

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:43 pm

This argument is a huge waste of time.




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