How did getting into YHS change your life?

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mrloblaw
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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby mrloblaw » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:32 pm

John Paul Stevens went to NW. Clearly, if he has any confidence whatsoever, it's mere puffery. Imagine the person he could have been had he gone to YHS!

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby delusional » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:56 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800

I suffered through the entire article. It is a terrible article.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby Blessedassurance » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:42 am

delusional wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800

I suffered through the entire article. It is a terrible article.


I thought it was well-written. From a purely (albeit admittedly-subjective) artistic standpoint.

Paradoxically, it made me like Harvard more.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby delusional » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:10 am

Blessedassurance wrote:
delusional wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800

I suffered through the entire article. It is a terrible article.


I thought it was well-written. From a purely (albeit admittedly-subjective) artistic standpoint.

Paradoxically, it made me like Harvard more.

Not everyone who goes to Harvard is a savant with a dream. In fact, almost no one is. The author makes it into this dreamworld and then brings it crashing down, but it was never a dreamworld. It was a professional school for people who get certain marks on certain tests and courses.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:50 pm

That article made me feel low.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby albusdumbledore » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:53 pm

0LNewbie wrote:That article made me feel low.

Well, they left out the part where Greg Giraldo overdosed and died.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby mrloblaw » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:54 pm

0LNewbie wrote:That article made me feel low.


It just annoyed me. Particularly the hippie chick who was all "I can't believe I wasn't able to change the woooooorld. All I did was completely sacrifice my career goals to child-rearing and supporting my husband. Why can't I both be exactly like everybody else and accomplish more than they do? :(:(:("

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby johnnyutah » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Monte.Cristo wrote:Did your ex-gf/bf try to win you back?

The only people to whom the law school you attend will make a difference in romantic terms are other super weird law school types. Generally, no one gives a fuck, or frankly even knows that it's supposed to be an "accomplishment" to go to certain schools.

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby delusional » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:16 pm

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby elmagic » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:02 pm

Made me realize I didn't want to be a lawyer

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Re: How did getting into YHS change your life?

Postby tomwatts » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:43 pm

delusional wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:http://www.esquire.com/features/killing-lawyers-harvard-0800

I suffered through the entire article. It is a terrible article.

Along the side, there is a video of a blonde woman with a caption that says, "Me in my place" and "Underwear Confessions." I think that pretty much sums of my impression of the integrity and self-respect that the article has.

I would say more on the actual topic (such as it is), but I think I've put most of my useful impressions as a 1L at HLS in the Harvard thread.




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