alpinespring wrote:Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
Just out of curiosity: How would you describe the people who rank in the top 30% / 10% at CLS?
When academic superstars from all across America (and the world) gather in one place, I wonder who makes it to the top. When ~500 summa / magna cum laudes compete.... most with similar cognitive horsepower (as measured by LSAT)... what's the distinguishing factor?
Is it the gifted/savant types? Photographic memory? Feel like there's a clear limit to how much effort and discipline can make a difference? Do you need to be born with a certain talent (reading for 10 hours straight, etc) to do well at CLS?
Thank you in advance.
As everyone has basically stated, getting As and A-s at CLS has much more to do with non-intelligence factors (discipline, time-management, effective study techniques, understanding how to properly answer law exam questions, liftweightsgethuge) than with raw intelligence.*
*raw intelligence is an incredibly useless skill but that's a conversation for another day