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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:26 am

kittenmittons wrote:
betasteve wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=109039&start=25#p2628807

I don't get what you are trying to say here.

That helvidius has tcr for placement hierarchy in bigTEX


Putting UT > Duke is debatable.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:30 am

RVP11 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
betasteve wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=109039&start=25#p2628807

I don't get what you are trying to say here.

That helvidius has tcr for placement hierarchy in bigTEX

Putting UT > Duke is debatable.

Why?

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:31 am

kittenmittons wrote:Why?


Why not? Why is Helvidius' list TCR? Why does he put Berkeley > UT? Why is the cutoff between MVPB and DCNG?

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:35 am

RVP11 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Why?

Why not? Why is Helvidius' list TCR? Why does he put Berkeley > UT? Why is the cutoff between MVPB and DCNG?

Homeboy did tours in bigtex and his breakdown jive with other anecdotes I have heard from people in bigtex.

On second glance, I don't agree with boalt being above UT either because its boalt. I see the cutoff T10/13+GT cutoff there because the T10-13+GT are essentially super-regional, save maybe Duke.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:48 am

kittenmittons wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:Why?

Why not? Why is Helvidius' list TCR? Why does he put Berkeley > UT? Why is the cutoff between MVPB and DCNG?

Homeboy did tours in bigtex and his breakdown jive with other anecdotes I have heard from people in bigtex.

On second glance, I don't agree with boalt being above UT either because its boalt. I see the cutoff T10/13+GT cutoff there because the T10-13+GT are essentially super-regional, save maybe Duke.

Search a couple of firm sites and see how many Berkeley grads actually work in TX. I haven't found any yet. I understand self selection, but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:50 am

chrisokc wrote:but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.


Compare Yale and Nebaska in Omaha. Does Nebraska win?

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:58 am

RVP11 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.


Compare Yale and Nebaska in Omaha. Does Nebraska win?

Right. If the guy can get into Berkeley, he can get into Nebraska. But this guy knows he only wants to work in Nebraska. This guy LOVES the Cornhuskers - wears the corncob hats. The big firms in Omaha and Lincoln are crawling with Nebraska grads. Why doesn't this kid just go to Nebraska? He saves some cabbage and doesn't have to move out of his apartment for his 2L Summer. Plus, he runs into a lot of partners at the Nebraska football games.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby RVP11 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:58 am

chrisokc wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.


Compare Yale and Nebaska in Omaha. Does Nebraska win?

Right. If the guy can get into Berkeley, he can get into Nebraska. But this guy knows he only wants to work in Nebraska. This guy LOVES the Cornhuskers - wears the corncob hats. The big firms in Omaha and Lincoln are crawling with Nebraska grads. Why doesn't this kid just go to Nebraska? He saves some cabbage and doesn't have to move out of his apartment for his 2L Summer. Plus, he runs into a lot of partners at the Nebraska football games.


Because even big firms in Omaha generally are going to be hiring through OCI or resume drops, and they're not interviewing Joe Median at Nebraska, while I'm sure they'd love to have Johnny Omaha Who Went to YLS.

Again, I'm not saying which one is the better overall decision. I'm saying School X is better for getting a big firm job than School Y. I'm showing why just because no one from your school goes to Market X that doesn't mean that firms in Market X wouldn't love to have someone from your school. And just because big firms in Market X are swimming with local school grads doesn't mean local school grads have a better chance at getting a job there.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby texaspecial88 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:01 pm

RVP11 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
betasteve wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=109039&start=25#p2628807

I don't get what you are trying to say here.

That helvidius has tcr for placement hierarchy in bigTEX


Putting UT > Duke is debatable.


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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:18 pm

RVP11 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:but I can't make myself believe that coming from a school with maybe single-digit representation puts you in a better position than coming from a school with representation in the 100s.


Compare Yale and Nebaska in Omaha. Does Nebraska win?

Right. If the guy can get into Berkeley, he can get into Nebraska. But this guy knows he only wants to work in Nebraska. This guy LOVES the Cornhuskers - wears the corncob hats. The big firms in Omaha and Lincoln are crawling with Nebraska grads. Why doesn't this kid just go to Nebraska? He saves some cabbage and doesn't have to move out of his apartment for his 2L Summer. Plus, he runs into a lot of partners at the Nebraska football games.


Because even big firms in Omaha generally are going to be hiring through OCI or resume drops, and they're not interviewing Joe Median at Nebraska, while I'm sure they'd love to have Johnny Omaha Who Went to YLS.

Again, I'm not saying which one is the better overall decision. I'm saying School X is better for getting a big firm job than School Y. I'm showing why just because no one from your school goes to Market X that doesn't mean that firms in Market X wouldn't love to have someone from your school. And just because big firms in Market X are swimming with local school grads doesn't mean local school grads have a better chance at getting a job there.

Of course. A lot of getting a gig has to do with personality. Certain people may do better in the Dallas market by going to UT or SMU. Those would be the types of people who take advantage of networking opportunities or those who are generally more likable. For others, a diploma that has a top-14 name may help to compensate for other real or perceived shortcomings. Some people may have both great networking skills and a top-14 degree, and they will likely find a way to succeed in any market. Others may have the personality of a dead catfish coupled with a degree that would be well-supplemented with some quality networking, and they will likely find themselves in an unfortunate situation after graduation.

Then, you may have a guy like me. A great-looking stud with a rock star aura who was rejected by UT and accepted by SMU.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:19 pm

chrisokc wrote:Of course. A lot of getting a gig has to do with personality. Certain people may do better in the Dallas market by going to UT or SMU. Those would be the types of people who take advantage of networking opportunities or those who are generally more likable. For others, a diploma that has a top-14 name may help to compensate for other real or perceived shortcomings. Some people may have both great networking skills and a top-14 degree, and they will likely find a way to succeed in any market. Others may have the personality of a dead catfish coupled with a degree that would be well-supplemented with some quality networking, and they will likely find themselves in an unfortunate situation after graduation.

Then, you may have a guy like me. A great-looking stud with a rock star aura who was rejected by UT and accepted by SMU.

Flame. No one refers to themselves as a stud

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:28 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Of course. A lot of getting a gig has to do with personality. Certain people may do better in the Dallas market by going to UT or SMU. Those would be the types of people who take advantage of networking opportunities or those who are generally more likable. For others, a diploma that has a top-14 name may help to compensate for other real or perceived shortcomings. Some people may have both great networking skills and a top-14 degree, and they will likely find a way to succeed in any market. Others may have the personality of a dead catfish coupled with a degree that would be well-supplemented with some quality networking, and they will likely find themselves in an unfortunate situation after graduation.

Then, you may have a guy like me. A great-looking stud with a rock star aura who was rejected by UT and accepted by SMU.

Flame. No one refers to themselves as a stud

Lighten up

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:12 pm

chrisokc wrote:Then, you may have a guy like me. A great-looking stud with a rock star aura who was rejected by UT and accepted by SMU.


I bet it's your user name. They suspect you're from Oklahoma. You should have gone with amarillo-chris or lubbock-chris or longhorn-chris or something.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:32 pm

soonergirl wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Then, you may have a guy like me. A great-looking stud with a rock star aura who was rejected by UT and accepted by SMU.


I bet it's your user name. They suspect you're from Oklahoma. You should have gone with amarillo-chris or lubbock-chris or longhorn-chris or something.

I probably shouldn't have included the line in my personal statement about Barry Switzer being my personal God.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby soonergirl » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:53 pm

chrisokc wrote:I probably shouldn't have included the line in my personal statement about Barry Switzer being my personal God.


Last year they rejected me a few days after the Big 12 awarded OU the three-way-tie conference title over UT and Tech. I swear it wasn't a coincidence.

They let me in this year, I think mostly because they had a better year in football. Or maybe because I printed the application on orange paper. One or the other.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:01 pm

soonergirl wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I probably shouldn't have included the line in my personal statement about Barry Switzer being my personal God.


Last year they rejected me a few days after the Big 12 awarded OU the three-way-tie conference title over UT and Tech. I swear it wasn't a coincidence.

They let me in this year, I think mostly because they had a better year in football. Or maybe because I printed the application on orange paper. One or the other.

Congrats! Hopefully you won't be puking too much at the sight of all that burnt orange.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby forza » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:11 pm

How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby entrechatsix » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:14 pm

forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


this thread hasn't been about the OP for at least 10 pages.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby Solerpower » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:38 pm

forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


Just do us all a favor and leave.

Better yet...

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby adrib » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:03 am

Solerpower wrote:
forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


Just do us all a favor and leave.

Better yet...

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stay classy, pal :roll:

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby entrechatsix » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:04 am

Solerpower wrote:
forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


Just do us all a favor and leave.

Better yet...

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oh man you edited that old post??? that was a killer thread

edit: thank god it was quoted.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby adrib » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:06 am

at least the fast food reviews are still there, entrechat! lol

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby forza » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:36 am

Solerpower wrote:
forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


Just do us all a favor and leave.

Better yet...

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby Solerpower » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:47 am

forza wrote:
Solerpower wrote:
forza wrote:How has it been ignored that the OP is the guy who posted this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=79918


Just do us all a favor and leave.

Better yet...

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You must not have been very good at the LSAT, because it is entirely possible that the Chicken Wings sucked and they were the best part of the meal, especially considering the soggy fries and watered down Coke.

There really is no contradiction there, unlike my OP in the thread you are referring to.

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Re: Best Law School for Texas?

Postby adrib » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:49 am

lmfao @ forza not doing so well on the LSAT.




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