convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

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convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby dropout123 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:54 am

Greetings, trolls!

Just finished 1L at school ranked 11-8. Have strong UG academic record; 2 years as paralegal in V5 firm in bay area (with good recommendations from attys/parthers I worked for); ‘good’ 1L job as intern with a judge in the 9th circuit. Just found out I was accepted to at least a secondary journal for next year, but won’t know about law review for a few more weeks.

1L grades were disappointing. I’m (at best) either directly at the median or (at worst) around .1 below it. Data hasn’t been released yet, so it’s hard to tell exactly where I lie or what my class rank is. I estimate it is anywhere between 50% exactly and 60%, but I doubt much lower than this.

So, should I drop out? These new ABA numbers don’t look too good, especially for a NYC big law aspirant like me. I have no debt now, but will probably have about 50K by the time I graduate.

(note that the other alternative is to go through with OCI/EIW/Whatever you call it before deciding what to do…)

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby lukertin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:57 am

Dropping out now is a bit premature, don't you think?

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby dropout123 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:00 am

lukertin wrote:(note that the other alternative is to go through with OCI/EIW/Whatever you call it before deciding what to do…)


I think it may be premature, hence the alternative indicated above. However, if I were to resolve myself to dropping out of school now, I could be hustling a real job instead of spending all summer 'working' at the courthouse...

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby PMan99 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:41 am

You have no debt now and only 50k on the horizon? Even at slightly below median there's no reason to not take a shot at interviews in the fall and see where you end up. Slightly below median at MVP is not a death sentence.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Flips88 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:54 am

Median or slightly below at a middle T14 with no debt and a 9th Cir. externship for 1L who wants to go to NYC (the market with the lowest standards for grades in the country)? Seems like the most rational choice...

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:59 am

Flame.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:14 am

Flips88 wrote:Median or slightly below at a middle T14 with no debt and a 9th Cir. externship for 1L who wants to go to NYC (the market with the lowest standards for grades in the country)? Seems like the most rational choice...

+1, this is idiotic.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby shock259 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:33 am

You've been reading too much TLS for T2 schools my friend.

Go have a drink and relax.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby romothesavior » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:34 am

dropout123 wrote:Greetings, trolls!

I do like this introduction though.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby beardown_tho » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:52 pm

I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby rayiner » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:57 pm

dropout123 wrote:Greetings, trolls!

Just finished 1L at school ranked 11-8. Have strong UG academic record; 2 years as paralegal in V5 firm in bay area (with good recommendations from attys/parthers I worked for); ‘good’ 1L job as intern with a judge in the 9th circuit. Just found out I was accepted to at least a secondary journal for next year, but won’t know about law review for a few more weeks.

1L grades were disappointing. I’m (at best) either directly at the median or (at worst) around .1 below it. Data hasn’t been released yet, so it’s hard to tell exactly where I lie or what my class rank is. I estimate it is anywhere between 50% exactly and 60%, but I doubt much lower than this.

So, should I drop out? These new ABA numbers don’t look too good, especially for a NYC big law aspirant like me. I have no debt now, but will probably have about 50K by the time I graduate.

(note that the other alternative is to go through with OCI/EIW/Whatever you call it before deciding what to do…)


You'll get NYC big law unless your personality is as bad IRL as it is online.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Kring345 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:23 pm

beardown_tho wrote:I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby RedBirds2011 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:25 pm

Kring345 wrote:
beardown_tho wrote:I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.




Same here. I dont get why you mentioned your school like that. Its weird.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:42 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:
Kring345 wrote:
beardown_tho wrote:I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.




Same here. I dont get why you mentioned your school like that. Its weird.


Egregious Duke trolling is what it is.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:43 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:
Kring345 wrote:
beardown_tho wrote:I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.

Same here. I dont get why you mentioned your school like that. Its weird.

it's a trick. he goes to harvard.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Ohiobumpkin » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:39 pm

beardown_tho wrote:I'm leaning towards "drop out," but only because you put "11-8 ranked" instead of "ranked 8-11" and it's bugging me.


+1

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:42 pm

Lol @ the idea that a judicial internship is a "good" 1L summer job.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:20 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Lol @ the idea that a judicial internship is a "good" 1L summer job.

:?

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby shoeshine » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:39 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Lol @ the idea that a judicial internship is a "good" 1L summer job.


+1

The only good 1L summer job is a 1L Big Law SA or an externship with the organization you want to work at after graduation if you are on a PI track.

Everything else is just "okay".

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby I.P. Daly » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:20 pm

The fact that you have two years of actual legal experience might give you a boost, despite your grades.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:48 pm

shoeshine wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Lol @ the idea that a judicial internship is a "good" 1L summer job.


+1

The only good 1L summer job is a 1L Big Law SA or an externship with the organization you want to work at after graduation if you are on a PI track.

Everything else is just "okay".

Lol. Jesus, we get it shoeshine, you're very proud of your 1L SA position and want the whole world to know.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:50 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
shoeshine wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Lol @ the idea that a judicial internship is a "good" 1L summer job.


+1

The only good 1L summer job is a 1L Big Law SA or an externship with the organization you want to work at after graduation if you are on a PI track.

Everything else is just "okay".

Lol. Jesus, we get it shoeshine, you're very proud of your 1L SA position and want the whole world to know.

in before he says his SA isn't "big law" so he obviously wasn't talking about himself

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby ben4847 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:55 pm

It does not appear from what you've told us that you should drop out.

Yet, your thread is titled "Convince me to drop out". So that probably means you really want to drop out and are looking for validation. Why don't you tell us why you really want out, and we'll validate you?

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby bk1 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:56 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Lol. Jesus, we get it shoeshine, you're very proud of your 1L SA position and want the whole world to know.


This is a very tame response considering it's somewhere around the 1289371289371289th time he's brought it up.

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Re: convince me to drop out of an 11-8 ranked law school!

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:53 am

bk1 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Lol. Jesus, we get it shoeshine, you're very proud of your 1L SA position and want the whole world to know.


This is a very tame response considering it's somewhere around the 1289371289371289th time he's brought it up.

shoeshine in five years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq72fMIF6Xg




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