1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

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Your Class Rank - Top:

1-5%
65
31%
5-10%
30
14%
10-15%
12
6%
15-25%
21
10%
25-50%
44
21%
50% and below
41
19%
 
Total votes: 213

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Arrow wrote:If this is true, I have to say that about half of TLS (48%) being in the top 10% is pretty intimidating if not superbly impressive. This quite the gathering of intellectuals (in theory)!


If true it is frightening after looking at the lounge. It'd be clear that intelligence would only be used for evil.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby sawwaverunner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:05 pm

Ummmmm....this thread, just like the reported employment statistics at law schools, is far more likely to draw in the students who fared better.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby sawwaverunner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:09 pm

Also this survey is kinda skewed. The top half has about five classes, while the bottom half has only one class.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby 270910 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:20 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Arrow wrote:If this is true, I have to say that about half of TLS (48%) being in the top 10% is pretty intimidating if not superbly impressive. This quite the gathering of intellectuals (in theory)!


If true it is frightening after looking at the lounge. It'd be clear that intelligence would only be used for evil.


Note that the population of the lounge is almost completely separate from the population of the LSF. The LSF is like a little refuge on TLS. We have the occasional hopeless 0L or newbie law student stroll in, but for the most part it's one small group of high strung law students.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby kurla88 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:24 pm

JPeavy44 wrote:
emoticons777 wrote:I think you need to break down the poll more. 25-50 is a fairly large gap.


agreed


+1

You have 10 options. Use them all.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby arundodonax » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:49 pm

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby TTT-LS » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:33 pm

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby RVP11 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:12 pm

If I had to make a generalization about the average TLSer at UVA, I'd say that he/she is sharper than the average person at UVA. Now how strongly "intelligence" (however you choose to measure it) correlates with grades is anyone's guess, but I am not shocked by the results of this poll.

FWIW I did not select one of the top few options. I'm no TTT-LS or Steve Nash. :oops:

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:02 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:Everyone I know who is applying to law school thinks about law school a lot.


Talk to people 3, 6, and 12 months into it.


TITCR - It still surprises me how many people put the absolute minimal effort into their classwork in law school.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:14 pm

Just a point of advice to OP and other 0Ls, posting on TLS and asking for TLSers is redundant. Do something similar on a memo or brief and you get B- in legal writing. Combine that with the improper apostraphe between "TLS" and "ers," and you get a C. Law schools are hellish on grammar, proofing, etc.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby arundodonax » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:23 pm

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby calgal17 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:42 pm

TTT-LS wrote:I think the INTJ thing is credited. That's me, and I entered my top 1% 1L finish. This may be the first time I've ever acknowledged that openly on TLS, buy hey, I graduate in a few weeks, so I guess it's probably okay at this point.


I'm an INFJ (adjusted for feeling=wanting to go into public interest law). Am I going to be in the top 1% too? :wink:

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:47 pm

calgal17 wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:I think the INTJ thing is credited. That's me, and I entered my top 1% 1L finish. This may be the first time I've ever acknowledged that openly on TLS, buy hey, I graduate in a few weeks, so I guess it's probably okay at this point.


I'm an INFJ (adjusted for feeling=wanting to go into public interest law). Am I going to be in the top 1% too? :wink:

He's top 1% because he's smart and motivated, not because of INTJ.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby calgal17 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:49 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
calgal17 wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:I think the INTJ thing is credited. That's me, and I entered my top 1% 1L finish. This may be the first time I've ever acknowledged that openly on TLS, buy hey, I graduate in a few weeks, so I guess it's probably okay at this point.


I'm an INFJ (adjusted for feeling=wanting to go into public interest law). Am I going to be in the top 1% too? :wink:

He's top 1% because he's smart and motivated, not because of INTJ.


I know. I was joking. Hence the winky face.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:57 pm

disco_barred wrote:Are those of you skeptical of the %age 0Ls?

As a 1L, it was pretty clear that basically the ONLY regular posters on the students forum kicked ass and took names. Note that I said regular posters. i.e. those most likely to pop in and vote in a poll.

I am not for a second skeptical of the claim, and think it reflects extremely strongly on the collective wisdom you can find - and apply - here on TLS.

I could not disagree more. I'm a regular poster but I'm nowhere near the top of the class. That says nothing about the strength of this forum. The people who are top X% are there because they are smart, diligent, good at processing mountains of information. This forum never made anyone a top 5% student.

What do I know I'm not a top 5% student.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby Drake014 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:00 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:Why would someone lie on an anonymous poll?



I lied, it makes me feel like a big man.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby A'nold » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:22 am

Drake014 wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:Why would someone lie on an anonymous poll?



I lied, it makes me feel like a big man.



That's what.......he said?

Anyway Drake, I'm sure you did great this 1L year.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby Unemployed » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:44 am

mikeytwoshoes wrote:Just a point of advice to OP and other 0Ls, posting on TLS and asking for TLSers is redundant. Do something similar on a memo or brief and you get B- in legal writing. Combine that with the improper apostraphe between "TLS" and "ers," and you get a C. Law schools are hellish on grammar, proofing, etc.


CR: Choose a school with P/F legal writing.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby bigben » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:59 pm

lol, i lied in this poll because i thought it was silly to make such a poll and think that it would be accurate, and having a lopsided 1-5% section would highlight that fact

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby steve_nash » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:51 pm

I voted truthfully. I'm also INTJ if that means anything.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:01 am

Unemployed wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:Just a point of advice to OP and other 0Ls, posting on TLS and asking for TLSers is redundant. Do something similar on a memo or brief and you get B- in legal writing. Combine that with the improper apostraphe between "TLS" and "ers," and you get a C. Law schools are hellish on grammar, proofing, etc.


CR: Choose a school with P/F legal writing.


This. I answered truthfully in this poll. I cannot post my rank here. I am an ENFP.

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby Unemployed » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:07 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:Just a point of advice to OP and other 0Ls, posting on TLS and asking for TLSers is redundant. Do something similar on a memo or brief and you get B- in legal writing. Combine that with the improper apostraphe between "TLS" and "ers," and you get a C. Law schools are hellish on grammar, proofing, etc.


CR: Choose a school with P/F legal writing.


This. I answered truthfully in this poll. I cannot post my rank here. I am an ENFP.


+1 on being truthful.

You got a new tar!

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:25 pm

Unemployed wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:Just a point of advice to OP and other 0Ls, posting on TLS and asking for TLSers is redundant. Do something similar on a memo or brief and you get B- in legal writing. Combine that with the improper apostraphe between "TLS" and "ers," and you get a C. Law schools are hellish on grammar, proofing, etc.


CR: Choose a school with P/F legal writing.


This. I answered truthfully in this poll. I cannot post my rank here. I am an ENFP.


+1 on being truthful.

You got a new tar!


Oh, the panda? I was visiting FG in San Diego, and we went to the zoo. They usually sleep all day, but this one was munching on bamboo, and he looked up as we passed. I took the picture with my phone.

LRW is going to be my lowest grade. I have a feeling about this, and I'm not usually wrong. Should I take this as evidence that I'm not cut out for litigation? I seem to be good at property, and classifying estates.... nonprofit transactional work FTW?

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby Grad_Student » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:53 pm

25%

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Re: 1L+ TLS'ers, where were you in your first year class rank?

Postby bigben » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:45 pm

Maybe I'm the odd man out and everyone is being truthful, but I REALLY doubt it. I mean top 10-15% is a very respectable rank, but we only have 5% in that range while having 33% in the top 5% ? Same for 15-25 with only 6%? I don't buy it for one second. But, in the interest of being generally honest just pretend that one of those 44 top 5% votes isn't there and is down a few notches. :)




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