hopefulundergrad wrote:kurama20 wrote:ihatelaw wrote:hopefulundergrad wrote:
Is it realistic to automatically assume that I'm not capable of being top10% at whatever T14 I end up at?
wrong question. you're clearly capable of being top 10%. the thing is most everyone in your law school is likely capable of that. being capable and getting there are two very different things.
I'm with him on that though. This whole idea of going into law school expecting to do average and thinking you will only do average sounds like a great way to do average. FWIW I am getting mixed comments on this subject from people. Someone on here was saying that they were at NYU and that they treated it like a 40 hour a week job, and that that was enough to get into the top 10 percent. Alexandria said that most of her and her group of lsd people who went into Michigan with the mindset of succeeding and working hard all came out at worst top 20 percent (many she said were in the top 10 percent). I'm just against this whole going into law school expecting to fail, that just seems like about the worst thing you can do.
I know I'll be going to a school with incredibly smart and accomplished people but I'm not too worried about it.
Care to share this master plan of how you're going to beat people who are just as smart/ smarter than you, and work just as hard/ harder than you?