Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:57 pm

smittytron3k wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:This is funny because when i meet someone who is 6'3''+ i auto think that they are uncoordinated (unless pro athlete). This plus most that are that tall are "scrawny" which could also be looked down upon just like being short, or ugly.

5'11''-6'1'' and 190-215 lbs = perfect build in most cases. I dont know how this affects job prospects though.

Good thread :p


so being 6'7", 205 lbs is probably not the way to go, huh...


man, you must really suck at basketball...

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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:07 pm

I'm 5'11, good looking (male), and still BOMBED OCI. Median grades at a top 10.

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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:09 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here. Guys, this is a legitimate concern. My grades are all A's and my LSAT was in the top 99.99%. I always have a perceived lack of stature compared to others of above average height so I've always compensated for it by phenomenal work ethic. It seems those who are taller always work less but can assume leadership position. Those who are shorter but more hard-working can only be secondary.


I imagined an immigrant Asian voice as I was reading this post.


JazzOne wrote:I am the skinniest person ever to be admitted to UT Law (5'7", 130 lbs. sopping wet). Care to help me come up with an exercise regimen to pack on a few pounds? It's seriously embarrassing that my girlfriend can pick me up pretty easily.


Why would someone who posted something like the latter, also post something like the former?

Well, because it was true, asshole. As I was reading the post, I imagined an Asian voice. It wasn't even the height thing that made me think that; it was the comment about 99.99 LSAT percentile. I am not very sensitive about my height, and apparently at least three hiring partners were willing to look past it. At least I'm willing to take credit for my own jokes. Everyone who posts here from my school knows who I am IRL. I'm not some pussy who hides his identity with anonymous posts.

Hey mods, how about outing this asshole for abusing the anoymous feature?


It sounded racist to me, at the very least terribly stereotypical. What part of the original posters comment "My grades are all A's and my LSAT was in the top 99.99%" makes you imagine an "immigrant Asian voice?" I think this is terribly offensive.

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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby JazzOne » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:It sounded racist to me, at the very least terribly stereotypical. What part of the original posters comment "My grades are all A's and my LSAT was in the top 99.99%" makes you imagine an "immigrant Asian voice?" I think this is terribly offensive.

If your feelings are all butt hurt, then I'm sorry, Little Baby. But I'm not going to be Mr. PC just because you can't take a joke. It's a fucking internet forum. Get over it. Now quit abusing the anonymous feature. Or post under your real handle, and let's have a debate.
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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby 005618502 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:15 pm

smittytron3k wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:This is funny because when i meet someone who is 6'3''+ i auto think that they are uncoordinated (unless pro athlete). This plus most that are that tall are "scrawny" which could also be looked down upon just like being short, or ugly.

5'11''-6'1'' and 190-215 lbs = perfect build in most cases. I dont know how this affects job prospects though.

Good thread :p


so being 6'7", 205 lbs is probably not the way to go, huh...


You need to put some weight on man, thats crazy skinny. Start eatin good and hit that gym!

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Re: Does height matter for success in BigLaw?

Postby bigben » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:11 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:This is funny because when i meet someone who is 6'3''+ i auto think that they are uncoordinated (unless pro athlete). This plus most that are that tall are "scrawny" which could also be looked down upon just like being short, or ugly.

5'11''-6'1'' and 190-215 lbs = perfect build in most cases. I dont know how this affects job prospects though.

Good thread :p


LOL. Being under 6 foot is tragic for a man. The taller the better, until you get to like 6'6".




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