nsinger wrote:2. You mad about being a social pariah, bro?
I have a small group of very close friends here (how I like it) and I don't think that I'm disliked by anybody at my school. I'm actually a pretty likable person in real life, I'm just fed up with people who went out all the time during 1L complaining about not having a job. I worked my ass off and got in the top 10% at a T6 school. I threw everything I had into 1L and essentially had my pick of the V5 this fall.
I saw the same sort of thing from UG people who studied a couple weeks for the LSAT, took it, and then complained about not being able to get into any good schools ("why doesn't undergrad GPA matter more?!? waaa").
Just a few points:
1. You have no idea what effort the people in this thread put in. And having been through 1L year, you should know that sheer effort and hours spent studying do NOT necessarily correlate with strong exam performance.
2. You have no idea what the stats of some of these people are. Many of the people in this thread likely did quite well in law school, but are stuck in that "marginal" range where getting a job is still questionable. For example, I have a good friend who is top 25% at a T25 and is having trouble finding a job. Yet he put his all into 1L year, and in any other period of time aside from 2009-2011, he would have gotten a job with a good firm. Should I chide him for not working hard enough? That wouldn't make sense, given that 5 years ago, I would be congratulating him on his hard work.
3. I will concede that some people on here may not have put in the effort, or may not have had enough urgency, but there are likely many more who did put in the effort and did have the urgency. Yet despite that, some could be in a bad position with no job and a lot of debt. They are rightfully frustrated, and most certainly can air their concerns and complaints. And the fact that a dedicated thread was created as to keep the discussion relatively isolated means that it in no way affects you. In fact, it was you who chose to click on the thread and read it, knowing full well that it didn't apply to you.
And just a sidenote, but your attitude is really quite poor, and I certainly hope you keep such sentiments to yourself in the real world. Your assumptions are far too generalized and quite unfair.