Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

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Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:49 pm

Go!

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Breezin » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:51 pm

What school?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby rad lulz » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Where? When? Why?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:52 pm

rad lulz wrote:Where? When? Why?
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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:52 pm

How bad were your grades?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:53 pm

Why?!

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:54 pm

Why did your publicist think an AMA was a good idea?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:54 pm

Did you fail out or just realize that law school wasn't right for you?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:55 pm

rad lulz wrote:Where? When? Why?


Not giving specific school.

After 1L grades were released.

Because my 1L grades were atrocious and I hated law school.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:How bad were your grades?


.1 below median after first semester, even lower after second semester.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Why did you hate law school?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:00 pm

T14dropout wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:How bad were your grades?


.1 below median after first semester, even lower after second semester.

So a 176.9? That doesn't seem drop-out worthy... :|

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:00 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Why did you hate law school?


No interest in the material, having to read many hours of said material every night, the cold calls, the general douchiness of the student body, the non-stopping cramming at the end of semesters (and then forgetting 90% of it right after the exam), the crushing stress over knowing that I had to make median or near it to get that coveted biglaw job

And the fact that I sucked at it probably contributed as well

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:03 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
T14dropout wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:How bad were your grades?


.1 below median after first semester, even lower after second semester.

So a 176.9? That doesn't seem drop-out worthy... :|


Well you managed to cross Chicago off the list of schools that I may have attended :D

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby ajaxconstructions » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:03 pm

How much debt did you take on after 1 year?

What are you doing now?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Broseidon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:03 pm

Did you have a solid job lined up?
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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:05 pm

Well maybe all the doom and gloom being pushed on scamblogs and on TLS is convincing the wrong people to drop out.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby ben4847 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:06 pm

What is the supreme court going to rule about the ACA?

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:06 pm

ajaxconstructions wrote:How much debt did you take on after 1 year?

What are you doing now?


About 50k.

Still undecided, lining up my options. I had a decent UG major I could try to get a job off, or maybe go in a totally new direction. The freedom from the law school grind is definitely amazing though.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:06 pm

Broseidon wrote:Did you have a solid job lined up?


Of course not haha

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:Well maybe all the doom and gloom being pushed on scamblogs and on TLS is convincing the wrong people to drop out.


I was at the bottom of my class. Probably not a great idea to stay on.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 pm

ben4847 wrote:What is the supreme court going to rule about the ACA?


I don't know, and now I have 0 reason to care :P

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Broseidon » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:08 pm

Do you think you derived any benefit from attending law school?
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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby T14dropout » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:16 pm

Broseidon wrote:Do you think you derived any benefit from attending law school?


It was quite humbling. I thought I could just waltz in there and finish at least median. But there are people there who are as smart as you who will work a lot harder than you, if you let them.

Pure talent/intelligence can only take you so far in LS, I'd say most of it is just the dedication to a goal and going about achieving it.

So I guess I did learn that the hard way.

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Re: Dropped out of a T14 law school, ask me anything

Postby Renne Walker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:17 pm

If you do not want to disclose your school, can you narrow it down to a T-14 cell. Even with less than stout grades it isn’t all that impossible to land somewhere pretty decent, especially in the upper 14. You must have a A-, B+ here and there, right?




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