daryldixon wrote:You really shouldn't be giving anyone advice since you are a 1L that hasn't gotten any grades back yet! Your advice is useless at this point. For all you know you are dead last in your class. This is the most self-delusion I have ever encountered on TLS.
Didn't I make it abundantly clear that I am a 1L with no grades yet? I offered to answer questions, and people asked in full knowledge of this. What's it to you, huh? Why does it bother you if other people want to ask me questions? Why do you feel the need to insult me and try to make me feel bad?
deebanger wrote:or maybe he is just a pompous douche. OP, I do not want to say that you are a pompous douche, but I can totally see how one can think you are a douche based on what you wrote. Seriously, go ahead and read all what you have written. just read this para once again-"…If I hate my boss, I can tell him to go eat a d*** and I won't have to worry about going broke. You cannot overestimate the value of freedom"
How is this pompous? This is just accepting and preparing for reality. Most people in supervisory positions in BigLaw are absolutely horrible human beings who do not give a f*** about the well-being of their subordinates. Some people can tolerate this much better than I can; that's great. But for me, I absolutely have to have some sort of a trump card so that they don't have power over me. If they start abusing me, asking me to do jobs a high-school dropout could do, asking me to work all night for the umpteenth time this week, asking me to double-check work I already know is good to go, I need the freedom to tell them to go eat a d***. I fail to see what is so wrong about this. I can't deal with feeling trapped by the circumstances of life, which is precisely what I would be if I had $250k in debt and a BigLaw job.
daryldixon wrote:Are you going to come back and start a "Median-Pawned at NYU - Taking Questions" thread or should I just PM you my ridicule?
It could happen, and if you hadn't failed the reading comp section of the LSAT, you would have seen that I've recognized this as a distinct possibility. All I've said is that scholly recipients are at least somewhat
less likely on a statistical
basis to graduate below median. Not that every scholly recipient does well. Just that on average they do better than sticker-price applicants. I've heard this from 3Ls here, btw, and I've researched who from our school goes on to clerk for SCOTUS (not surprisingly, full scholly recipients) so I'm not just speculating. I don't know why it's so controversial to say that people with better qualifications who turned down higher-ranked schools to go somewhere have, statistically speaking
, a better shot at good grades. Not that they all will ace their classes, just that they as a subset of law students will do better on a statistical basis. Why does this seem to be the single most controversial thing to say on TLS? The data reflect it, 3Ls acknowledge it, scambloggers know it and write about it, but honestly, you don't even need all that. It's just common sense. Simple deductive reasoning will get you there. To say that everyone coming into law school has exactly the same
chance at making law review is simply ludicrous, and it ignores crucial differences among the entering students. Wishful thinking, perhaps? Sure, PM me your ridicule. Take your best shot.
daryldixon wrote:Do you have aspergers?
Sure, if that's what you want to believe, if it makes you feel better, go right ahead. But why stop at aspergers? (Not a valid psychiatric diagnosis anymore, btw, but it's whatever.) Why not say that I have bipolar, and schizophrenia, and while we're at it, I probably have syphilitic insanity, too! I should probably be locked up in a mental home, not getting a free legal education at NYU! Seriously dude, what did I ever do to you? Get a life, or a woman, or something.
Seriously, why can't we keep it civil, folks? This place is getting almost as bad as xoxoth. The only difference is that people aren't questioning my sexuality. I guess I've learned the two things TLSers hate most in the world: scholly recipients and NYU.