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Re: Trap law schools

Postby 071816 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:04 pm

It was only a matter of time before this useless thread further devolved into cunty bickering about whether or not NYU is a peer of Chicago and Columbia.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby bk1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:09 pm

sunynp wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure why the word "trap" is so upsetting. It was an analogy to the concept of a "trap game" in college football.


Are we sure it was not a reference to the Honorable Admiral Ackbar, esq.?

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby 071816 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
sunynp wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure why the word "trap" is so upsetting. It was an analogy to the concept of a "trap game" in college football.


Are we sure it was not a reference to the Honorable Admiral Ackbar, esq.?


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Re: Trap law schools

Postby Hjones33 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:15 pm

I know this doesn't really matter... But I don't see the connection between the sports usage of the term "trap game" and his law school term for a trap. He kind of explains the sports term, although not really accurate, and when he explains the connection to law schools it really doesn't have any connection whatsoever.

I know that doesn't matter, but I just don't really know why he brought up the term of a trap game.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby fatduck » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:19 pm

Hjones33 wrote:I know this doesn't really matter... But I don't see the connection between the sports usage of the term "trap game" and his law school term for a trap. He kind of explains the sports term, although not really accurate, and when he explains the connection to law schools it really doesn't have any connection whatsoever.

I know that doesn't matter, but I just don't really know why he brought up the term of a trap game.

his criteria are about 100% akbar-trap and 0% football-trap. i'm guessing he chose the football analogy because he thought it was less offensive.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby wallflower1987 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:39 pm

Like I said, this was a stupid way to put it. But btw, I have no interest in Chicago, or Columbia, or Havard, or NYU, or any school I didn't apply to. And I have no reason to defend any of them. But for those crying that any mention of Chicago or Columbia should be accompanied by NYU:


http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/tag/nlj-250/

Chicago = #1
Columbia = #3
NYU = #9

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby bk1 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:42 pm

wallflower1987 wrote:Like I said, this was a stupid way to put it. But btw, I have no interest in Chicago, or Columbia, or Havard, or NYU, or any school I didn't apply to. And I have no reason to defend any of them. But for those crying that any mention of Chicago or Columbia should be accompanied by NYU:


http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/tag/nlj-250/

Chicago = #1
Columbia = #3
NYU = #9


By this metric Cornell and Northwestern should be mentioned with Chicago and Columbia.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby johansantana21 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:42 pm

bk1 wrote:
wallflower1987 wrote:Like I said, this was a stupid way to put it. But btw, I have no interest in Chicago, or Columbia, or Havard, or NYU, or any school I didn't apply to. And I have no reason to defend any of them. But for those crying that any mention of Chicago or Columbia should be accompanied by NYU:


http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/tag/nlj-250/

Chicago = #1
Columbia = #3
NYU = #9


By this metric Cornell and Northwestern should be mentioned with Chicago and Columbia.


CCN is actually Columbia Cornell Northwestern, didn't you know?

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:01 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Don't know how we got this far without this, so obligatory Admiral Ackbar post:

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This is pretty much the only reason I came here. Glad someone else handled it already.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby Crowing » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:40 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Don't know how we got this far without this, so obligatory Admiral Ackbar post:

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This is pretty much the only reason I came here. Glad someone else handled it already.


I'm obligated to ask you if you're a brony or just a fan.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby rad lulz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:42 pm

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby sunynp » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:12 am

rad lulz wrote:Do they sell drugs and dogfight at these trap schools?


Only the unemployed 3Ls.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby fatduck » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:13 am

sunynp wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Do they sell drugs and dogfight at these trap schools?


Only the unemployed 3Ls.

but trap schools have those in spades

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=178340&start=25#p5237148

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby 20130312 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:13 am

vanwinkle wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Don't know how we got this far without this, so obligatory Admiral Ackbar post:

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This is pretty much the only reason I came here. Glad someone else handled it already.


I got chu dawg.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby 071816 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:28 am

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:30 am

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby Bronck » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:02 am

chimp wrote:It was only a matter of time before this useless thread further devolved into cunty bickering about whether or not NYU is a peer of Chicago and Columbia.


I think half of the threads on TLS devolve in this manner, anyway.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby 071816 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:03 am

Bronck wrote:
chimp wrote:It was only a matter of time before this useless thread further devolved into cunty bickering about whether or not NYU is a peer of Chicago and Columbia.


I think half of the threads on TLS devolve in this manner, anyway.


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Re: Trap law schools

Postby wallflower1987 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:04 am

chimp wrote:
Bronck wrote:
chimp wrote:It was only a matter of time before this useless thread further devolved into cunty bickering about whether or not NYU is a peer of Chicago and Columbia.


I think half of the threads on TLS devolve in this manner, anyway.


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For the record, I never started that. I flippantly mentioned a couple "prestigious" schools and the prestige whoooores that love these forums snatched it up and ran with it.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby TatNurner » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:49 pm

chimp wrote:Trap or Die



Dammit! Scooped.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby crossarmant » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:55 pm

wallflower1987 wrote:The numbers I have seen show that a small number of overall grads from ANY school go Biglaw. Only four schools sent over half their class to NLJ250 firms: Chicago, Cornell, Columbia and Penn.

http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/tag/nlj-250/


I'm curious as to what the percentage of total law students getting a shot at BigLaw. As in, if we took the NLJ250 recruitment stats across the whole list of the 200 law schools and factored what the national average is. I'm guessing it's probably somewhere around 5% or less. As it stands, a 20-30% out of these 15-25 ranked schools isn't terrible compared to the national average; they're actually quite good. And despite the large class size, GW sends some of the highest numbers of people into BigLaw; recruiters aren't going to care about how big a percentage it is, they take a lot of talent from there. Trap is definitely the wrong choice of words.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby rad lulz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:03 pm

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:05 pm

crossarmant wrote:I'm curious as to what the percentage of total law students getting a shot at BigLaw. As in, if we took the NLJ250 recruitment stats across the whole list of the 200 law schools and factored what the national average is. I'm guessing it's probably somewhere around 5% or less. As it stands, a 20-30% out of these 15-25 ranked schools isn't terrible compared to the national average; they're actually quite good. And despite the large class size, GW sends some of the highest numbers of people into BigLaw; recruiters aren't going to care about how big a percentage it is, they take a lot of talent from there. Trap is definitely the wrong choice of words.

So I guess if hypothetical law school X sent 1000 kids to biglaw each year but had a graduating class of 10,000, it's still a good idea. I mean they would send more kids to biglaw every year than any other law school!

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby Flash » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:29 pm

bk1 wrote:
crossarmant wrote:I'm curious as to what the percentage of total law students getting a shot at BigLaw. As in, if we took the NLJ250 recruitment stats across the whole list of the 200 law schools and factored what the national average is. I'm guessing it's probably somewhere around 5% or less. As it stands, a 20-30% out of these 15-25 ranked schools isn't terrible compared to the national average; they're actually quite good. And despite the large class size, GW sends some of the highest numbers of people into BigLaw; recruiters aren't going to care about how big a percentage it is, they take a lot of talent from there. Trap is definitely the wrong choice of words.

So I guess if hypothetical law school X sent 1000 kids to biglaw each year but had a graduating class of 10,000, it's still a good idea. I mean they would send more kids to biglaw every year than any other law school!

subtle anti-Georgetown trolling.

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Re: Trap law schools

Postby boosk » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:39 pm

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