In defense of gunning

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Veyron
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In defense of gunning

Postby Veyron » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:41 pm

As someone who has worked a job paying just a tiny fraction of a big law salary, it seems downright stupid not to gun as hard as you can for a position that will pay someone (with no experience) a starting salary well > 100k. Are the people opposed to gunning just folks straight from UG who don't know the value of a dollar or is there something that I'm missing?

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby lawschoolgiant » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:42 pm

working as hard as you can and taking advantage of opportunity does not equal gunner.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Tree » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:44 pm

As a general rule, the people who work 80+ hours a week in law school will work 80+ hours per week after getting the JD

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:45 pm

I think you're confused as to what "gunner" means. A "gunner" is not merely someone who works very hard to succeed in law school; everyone with half a brain (and no legacy connections to BigLaw) is doing that.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Veyron » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:56 pm

Humming is spending all day in.the library and sucking up to profs (which doesn't help with blind grading but it can never hurt to have a prof in your corner) right?

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:58 pm

Veyron wrote:Humming is spending all day in.the library and sucking up to profs (which doesn't help with blind grading but it can never hurt to have a prof in your corner) right?


Gunners are more know it alls and try to show up their classmates/professors.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby FeuerFrei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:03 pm

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby pollaclc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:04 pm

FeuerFrei wrote:Gunner are the kids trying to show off answering questions in an admitted students day mock class. Douches.

were you at GW preview day last week?

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby FeuerFrei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:38 pm

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Re: In defense of gunning

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby umichgrad » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:35 pm

FeuerFrei wrote:
pollaclc wrote:
FeuerFrei wrote:Gunner are the kids trying to show off answering questions in an admitted students day mock class. Douches.

were you at GW preview day last week?


Not GW, but not too far off. I'm sure they're everywhere :lol:



Ha yes!! I was. Agreed.

Gunners are the ones who make statements disguised as questions in the flailing hope that someone will recognize their genius, which happens to be EXACTLY equivalent to that of every other student in the room. Also the ones who get really quiet after first semester grades come out.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby TTH » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:47 pm

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby gwuorbust » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:25 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=83485&mc=297&forum_id=2


most amazing thread ever!!

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Z3RO » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:29 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:http://autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=83485&mc=297&forum_id=2

+180

I spent like an hour lol'ing at that whole thread.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby charlesjd » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:34 pm

Gunners are the douches in class who think they know everything, fight with the professor, and are just plain annoying. May I say they are douches again and everyone looks at each other like WTF... nooooo!!!! when they decide to open their mouths/ raise their hand?! Ok.

People who work hard and are not know it alls, annoying, etc, are regular law students. Get it?

Even in undergrad I came into contact with one and I wanted to pay the professor to kick her out everyday. That is how annoying she was. She was more annoying than that douche who sniffles every five seconds when he could just blow his nose.

/Rant.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby shock259 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:44 pm

That is the single funniest thread I have ever read on the Internet.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby yeff » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:32 pm

afghan007 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpVtqbnRatU



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UDEtsRoXUI

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby legalease9 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:45 pm

yeff wrote:
afghan007 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpVtqbnRatU



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UDEtsRoXUI


Lol I love this one!

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby doinmybest » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:34 am

FeuerFrei wrote:Gunner are the kids trying to show off answering questions in an admitted students day mock class. Douches.


There was a girl at my ASW that took 3 pages of notes during our mock class. The professor told a joke, and I leaned in and saw her write the joke down. I guess she's beefing up her comedy routine.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby 270910 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:42 am

In my experience, law school students afford unlimited respect to those whose accomplishments - even when won in direct, curved competition with their peers - are accepted with perfect modesty.

On the other hand, even the slightest whiff of ego (deserved or otherwise) is met with shaking heads and negative gossip.

A lot of it has to do with the fact that everyone starts at the same point and competes for the same things. The name of the game is doing it tactfully.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:05 am

I was really hoping to find more about that awesomely ridiculous lit gunner.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:31 am

doinmybest wrote:
FeuerFrei wrote:Gunner are the kids trying to show off answering questions in an admitted students day mock class. Douches.


There was a girl at my ASW that took 3 pages of notes during our mock class. The professor told a joke, and I leaned in and saw her write the joke down. I guess she's beefing up her comedy routine.


Haha very nice. I guess she was writing it down so she can recognize it next time and laugh louder than EVERYONE else.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 am

Also, gunners are those who take pre-law-ish classes in UG and cite cases and speak latin (neither of which are in the scope of a Social Psychology and the Law class). Also sending in research to the professor about topics vaguely relevant to the class but the professor finds VERY interesting.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby 20160810 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:50 pm

Gunners are usually insecure kids who do not succeed and make the big bucks. Those jobs go to the kids who work hard and are secure enough with themselves not to constantly talk about how hard they work. HTH.

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Re: In defense of gunning

Postby Hey-O » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:03 pm

This makes me incredibly sad and nervous. I love participating in class. It keeps me focused and interested in the material. I don't want everyone to hate me, but I also want to do well. I'm pretty sure everyone is going to call me a gunner. Is a gunner just an active participant or a jerk? But it kind of sounds like people are saying that active participants are jerks.




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