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jfb
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What is meant by "ties"??

Postby jfb » Tue May 10, 2011 12:59 pm

I often hear on TLS that you can get into a market outside of the region where your school typically places if you have "ties" to that area. What is meant by "ties" in this context? Connections? Family? Previous WE? Spending a summer during LS there? For example I've been told that I can get to CA from NU if I have ties. Clarification would be helpful.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby vamedic03 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:02 pm

This has been discussed incessantly for the past couple years. Please do a search first and then let us know if you still have questions.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby UCLAtransfer » Tue May 10, 2011 1:10 pm

Yes, everything you listed would be "ties." There's no deeper or hidden meaning here.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue May 10, 2011 1:15 pm

Anybody or any connection that can help you land a job. People who you know that may have, in their network, people that can help you in your job search.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue May 10, 2011 1:25 pm

There's this thing called a "search" function.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby swc65 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:35 pm

^^^
Sheesh with all the hostility. Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104486

HTH, there's some good info in there

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue May 10, 2011 1:37 pm

You can get CA from NU even if you don't have ties. Just be sincere and have a good reason for why you want to be there (and have the grades of course).

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby bk1 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:39 pm

swc65 wrote:Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.


Anybody who uses the internet should realize that the first thing you do when trying to find the answer to something is to use the damn search function, whether that is Google or just the local search function on a random internet forum.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby paratactical » Tue May 10, 2011 1:41 pm

bk1 wrote:
swc65 wrote:Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.


Anybody who uses the internet should realize that the first thing you do when trying to find the answer to something is to use the damn search function, whether that is Google or just the local search function on a random internet forum.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue May 10, 2011 1:49 pm

swc65 wrote:^^^
Sheesh with all the hostility. Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.


+1. Relax people.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby swc65 » Tue May 10, 2011 3:33 pm

bk1 wrote:
swc65 wrote:Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.


Anybody who uses the internet should realize that the first thing you do when trying to find the answer to something is to use the damn search function, whether that is Google or just the local search function on a random internet forum.



Says the user with 10,000 posts in one year to the user with 230 posts in two years. we are all here to help, new members come in all the time and might have new opinions on the same old topics. Do we want people to use the site or do we want to be nasty until there are just a few frequent posters left?

OP

ties usually just means anything that will alleviate an employer's concern about you being a flight risk.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Tue May 10, 2011 3:58 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:There's this thing called a "search" function.


1. 95% of this site consists of questions that have been answered and re-answered

2. Stop complaining because (1) exists because most people that post regularly on this site, you included, clearly have nothing better to do than answer and re-answer questions. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue May 10, 2011 4:00 pm

jfb wrote:I've been told that I can get to CA from NU if I have ties. Clarification would be helpful.

Good example of a California tie:
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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue May 10, 2011 5:29 pm

swc65 wrote:^^^
Sheesh with all the hostility. Yeah there's a search function, but not everyone posts 10,000 times per day or is an expert on how to use this site.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=104486

HTH, there's some good info in there

If you're too dumb to know that most every forum will have a search function then maybe you shouldn't go to law school. HTH.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue May 10, 2011 5:30 pm

Cosmo Kramer wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:There's this thing called a "search" function.


1. 95% of this site consists of questions that have been answered and re-answered

2. Stop complaining because (1) exists because most people that post regularly on this site, you included, clearly have nothing better to do than answer and re-answer questions. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

You are soooo cool.
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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby seatown12 » Tue May 10, 2011 5:50 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:You are soooo cool.

says the guy who just had to be the second person to answer a question with "use the search function"

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Stanford4Me » Tue May 10, 2011 7:29 pm

seatown12 wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:You are soooo cool.

says the guy who just had to be the second person to answer a question with "use the search function"

I know, I'm conceding that he (or she) is cooler than me....

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Cosmo Kramer » Wed May 11, 2011 1:03 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
seatown12 wrote:
Stanford4Me wrote:You are soooo cool.

says the guy who just had to be the second person to answer a question with "use the search function"

I know, I'm conceding that he (or she) is cooler than me....


You totally missed the point. I don't think it's "uncool" to post all the time, but telling people to use the search function on here instead of answering the question is like playing baseball everyday, but complaining whenever someone throws a ball at you.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed May 11, 2011 1:10 pm

this has quickly turned into a "my dick is bigger than your dick" contest where....oh crap, wrong thread

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby A'nold » Wed May 11, 2011 1:18 pm

C'mon people. Is it really that irksome to see somebody post, *gasp*, the SAME THING once in awhile? You could, you know, just not reply? But that wouldn't be ego boosting enough now, would it?

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby swc65 » Wed May 11, 2011 1:49 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:this has quickly turned into a "my dick is bigger than your dick" contest where....oh crap, wrong thread



And that's different from every other thread??? LoL

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed May 11, 2011 1:50 pm

A'nold wrote:C'mon people. Is it really that irksome to see somebody post, *gasp*, the SAME THING once in awhile? You could, you know, just not reply? But that wouldn't be ego boosting enough now, would it?

No, I use this thread to make myself feel better about my life.

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby A'nold » Wed May 11, 2011 1:59 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
A'nold wrote:C'mon people. Is it really that irksome to see somebody post, *gasp*, the SAME THING once in awhile? You could, you know, just not reply? But that wouldn't be ego boosting enough now, would it?

No, I use this thread to make myself feel better about my life.

Oh, o.k. :wink:

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Re: What is meant by "ties"??

Postby dood » Wed May 11, 2011 2:11 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
jfb wrote:I've been told that I can get to CA from NU if I have ties. Clarification would be helpful.

Good example of a California tie:
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AHAHAHAHA 180




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