The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

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The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby apollo13 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:23 am

Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?
I mean I am above the listed requisites - but to suppose that If I weren't, I would've felt like a "retarted" fudgetard barb who follows after unachievable dreams just to waste some goddamn money on TTT schools that would just simply give me the JD title and nothing else. Does it make that much difference going to higher-ranked, elite schools...?

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:24 am

apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?
I mean I am above the listed requisites - but to suppose that If I weren't, I would've felt like a "retarted" fudgetard barb who follows after unachievable dreams just to waste some goddamn money on TTT schools that would just simply give me the JD title and nothing else. Does it make that much difference going to higher-ranked, elite schools...?


yes

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:27 am

apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?

This isn't the fucking clown forum.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby im_blue » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:29 am

What do you care, don't you have a 3.75/170?

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby mths » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:29 am

apollo13 wrote: Does it make that much difference going to higher-ranked, elite schools...?

It really does.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:30 am

Because it's called TOP-law-schools.com

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby plenipotentiary » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:30 am

Because it's top-law-schools.com?

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:31 am

Jobs.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby plenipotentiary » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:31 am

Mike12188 wrote:Because it's called TOP-law-schools.com


Jinx! :) I think we literally posted that simultaneously.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby The Gentleman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:32 am

Lame troll is lame.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby ahduth » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:34 am

I'm with the OP. You guys are all huge jerks.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:36 am

apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?
I mean I am above the listed requisites - but to suppose that If I weren't, I would've felt like a "retarted" fudgetard barb who follows after unachievable dreams just to waste some goddamn money on TTT schools that would just simply give me the JD title and nothing else. Does it make that much difference going to higher-ranked, elite schools...?


I get what you're trying to say (i.e. that there is a lot of pretention on these boards), but as others have pointed out, this is TOP law schools. And where you go to school does matter quite a bit in the legal profession. (How many Supreme Court clerks, DOJ lawyers, SEC lawyers, BigLaw lawyers, et cetera come from Tiers Two and below? Not a whole hell of a lot.)

But you're right; there is a lot of pretention on these boards. Sometimes it is sickening. People do feel better because they aced one damn standardized test, even though sometimes they've otherwise lived a life of complete mediocrity. (Sorry, guys, but it is true. There are a lot of people at my school - and better schools - who pretty much just had that LSAT and a decent GPA from a mediocre undergrad going for them in their law school application.)

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:37 am

If this is even a serious discussion... the reason is because in this economy, you have to be the best. Settling for average won't get you anywhere. It is very, very competitive out there. Anyone who is not aiming for the top is underestimating what it is going to take.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:38 am

theantiscalia wrote:
apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?
I mean I am above the listed requisites - but to suppose that If I weren't, I would've felt like a "retarted" fudgetard barb who follows after unachievable dreams just to waste some goddamn money on TTT schools that would just simply give me the JD title and nothing else. Does it make that much difference going to higher-ranked, elite schools...?


I get what you're trying to say (i.e. that there is a lot of pretention on these boards), but as others have pointed out, this is TOP law schools. And where you go to school does matter quite a bit in the legal profession. (How many Supreme Court clerks, DOJ lawyers, SEC lawyers, BigLaw lawyers, et cetera come from Tiers Two and below? Not a whole hell of a lot.)

But you're right; there is a lot of pretention on these boards. Sometimes it is sickening. People do feel better because they aced one damn standardized test, even though sometimes they've otherwise lived a life of complete mediocrity. (Sorry, guys, but it is true. There are a lot of people at my school - and better schools - who pretty much just had that LSAT and a decent GPA from a mediocre undergrad going for them in their law school application.)


lol.... that is so me! :)

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:43 am

everyone should get a law degree so they know how to think like a lawyer. especially if it is their dream and they have a useless undergrad degree, i mean seriously what else do you expect them to do?

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby Renzo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:53 am

JazzOne wrote:
apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?

This isn't the fucking clown forum.

Who was it that trolled the clown forum again? That was priceless.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby apollo13 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:00 am

Renzo wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?

This isn't the fucking clown forum.

Who was it that trolled the clown forum again? That was priceless.


LOL...

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby JazzOne » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:41 am

Renzo wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?

This isn't the fucking clown forum.

Who was it that trolled the clown forum again? That was priceless.

One of the mods. SBL I think.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:51 am

It's more like LSAT above 170 and GPA above 3.0 lol.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby wolfpack-avvocato » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:31 am

JazzOne wrote:
Renzo wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
apollo13 wrote:Why is it that there's the norm here in TLS that one 0L's GPA must be 3.5+ and LSAT of 165+?

This isn't the fucking clown forum.

Who was it that trolled the clown forum again? That was priceless.

One of the mods. SBL I think.

It was SBL. Easily one of the funniest things I have ever seen on the interwebz, definitely on TLS

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby MysticalWheel » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:49 am

To be considered on par by TLS standards, one must have around a 175 LSAT and a minimum of a 3.7 GPA. Where in the world are you getting 165+ and 3.5+ from? It's not like all of us are content to settle with going to Columbia or, God forbid, Chicago.

MW

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:51 am

MysticalWheel wrote:To be considered on par by TLS standards, one must have around a 175 LSAT and a minimum of a 3.7 GPA. Where in the world are you getting 165+ and 3.5+ from? It's not like all of us are content to settle with going to Columbia or, God forbid, Chicago.

MW

you do realize 3.7 is now below median at most law schools, right? at the 14 law schools that matter, i mean.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:53 am

IAFG wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:To be considered on par by TLS standards, one must have around a 175 LSAT and a minimum of a 3.7 GPA. Where in the world are you getting 165+ and 3.5+ from? It's not like all of us are content to settle with going to Columbia or, God forbid, Chicago.

MW

you do realize 3.7 is now below median at most law schools, right? at the 14 law schools that matter, i mean.


14? Psh. 13, at best.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby IAFG » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:55 am

paratactical wrote:
IAFG wrote:
MysticalWheel wrote:To be considered on par by TLS standards, one must have around a 175 LSAT and a minimum of a 3.7 GPA. Where in the world are you getting 165+ and 3.5+ from? It's not like all of us are content to settle with going to Columbia or, God forbid, Chicago.

MW

you do realize 3.7 is now below median at most law schools, right? at the 14 law schools that matter, i mean.


14? Psh. 13, at best.

I dunno para, GULC students have their uses I am sure. employment law associate at strook maybe.

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Re: The FREAKISH NORM IN TLS

Postby Grizz » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:56 am

TLS? More like 170+ and 2.85 GPA.

Retake.

ED to UVA.

Get WE and ED to NW.

ED to GULC PT.




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