What positivity have you gained from this forum?

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 pm

I don't come here for positivity. I come here for information.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:16 pm

hunt godlink wrote:TLS saved my career.

In short, I was a reverse splitter who almost went to a terrible school with a 140s LSAT score. Fast forward a few years and 2 LSAT retakes later, I'm now at HYS with a firm job/clerkship lined up. I would be a desperate graduate buried in debt right now if it weren't for TLS.


"Won't [TLS] do it!"

- Slightly modified African American proverb

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:I don't come here for positivity. I come here for information.


Information that helps you is positive information. Ergo you come here for [some kind of] positivity.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby seanbodonovan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:24 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I don't come here for positivity. I come here for information.


Information that helps you is positive information. Ergo you come here for [some kind of] positivity.


Touché

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby landshoes » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:09 pm

Yeah the timeline / UR4 shit is hyper pointless

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby demos9 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:52 am

Platopus wrote:I'll bite. I've been lurking TLS for YEARS (since my senior year of high school).

Here are a few of the things I found positive about TLS, even from just lurking:

1. Before I even started college I found out just how important GPA and LSAT were. Knowing this I tried really, really hard and managed a pretty damn good GPA. If the importance of GPA and LSAT weren't hammered so relentlessly on here, I'm probably would've settled for a worse GPA. Similarly, I realized that undergrad really doesn't matter, something that I would've figured made a huge deal. So instead of aiming for sTTTate school, I set my targets high and worked like hell to give myself a shot.

2. When I graduated college and was convinced law school couldn't wait, I came to this site and realized I should probably just find a job. Which I did, and it has moved me from the K-JD pile to the 2+ years of WE pile. More importantly, I figured out a real reason why I want to attend law school. TLS reminded me that it wasn't a very good default option. Instead, I challenged myself to find a legit career. And now, after a couple years, law school actually makes some sense.

3. I owe my LSAT score entirely to this site. All the stickied-guides helped me figure out how to study, and the study group kept me sane during 5+ months of LSAT hell.

4. Personal statement feedback. Again, very valuable for getting a feel about which direction to take my PS. There's no way I could've found the same resource outside of TLS.

5. School-specific interview questions and tips. Again, super helpful to see what I might be asked.


I haven't been around near as long as Platopus, I found TLS after working for a year and when I began studying for the LSAT. But most of the stuff from his post applies.

Remember, even though many of us are just applicants advising other applicants, remember that there are alumni, consultants, and even former adcoms on here as well. (Or their advice has been aggregated here.)

Should any one post/suggestion/user be taken as the gospel? Absolutely not. But the wisdom of the crowd on here seems to have served me well so far.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby Cmoney $$ » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:06 am

I found the LSAT prep advice and PS feedback invaluable. Even more so, the advice regarding deciding which school to attend. Most sites don't provide any insight into debt vs value of education. I've found they either say "don't worry about debt," or "don't go to law school at all because it's not worth it."

All in all, this forum has been an excellent resource for me. I found it amusing attending LS forums and my LSAT prep course and listening to other people's perceptions of law school and the admissions process. I should've been a better person and referred some of them to this forum.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby ms9 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 am

heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol


If you get into a school in the next 4 hours, MS9 should just hire me to compliment their clients. *magic*


Were you admitted in that 4 hour corridor? I have obligations to honor.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:27 am

Knowing which schools will give you fee waivers if you just email saved me so, so much money. I think TLS is really helpful when you have a specific question or issue you're dealing with, not so much for the constant obsessing.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:20 pm

MikeSpivey wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol


If you get into a school in the next 4 hours, MS9 should just hire me to compliment their clients. *magic*


Were you admitted in that 4 hour corridor? I have obligations to honor.


Sadly, no :cry: . But don't let my lack of success prevent you from making a slam-dunk hire!

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby DorkothyParker » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:00 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol



Can I come to your wedding?

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:22 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol



Can I come to your wedding?


"LOLOLOL"
- Me, a hilariously single 0L *cries*

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby DorkothyParker » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:49 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
DorkothyParker wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol



Can I come to your wedding?


"LOLOLOL"
- Me, a hilariously single 0L *cries*


I'm shipping you and Duchess. I can't help myself.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:53 pm

I come here to brush up on my self loathing, cynicism, and passive aggressive commenting skills.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:00 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
DorkothyParker wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
heyduchess wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Do you need me to compliment you pro bono?


I'VE BEEN SUMMONED! @Kenya - slowly becoming a TLS fave. (But maybe cuz I keep thinking you're Lin?)


Did you confuse me for a once-in-a-generation creative genius? duchess, you compliment me yet again! Brb, going to incessantly refresh my status checkers now lol



Can I come to your wedding?


"LOLOLOL"
- Me, a hilariously single 0L *cries*


I'm shipping you and Duchess. I can't help myself.


My PMs are open :P

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby Samonebby » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm

As an AA female this site has been such a resource considering my entire family knew next to nothing about law school and I'd be the first in my family to go. Yeah you have to filter some information out but let's just say before this site I wasn't even using real lsat questions to study :roll:

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby rowdy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:54 pm

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby pancakes3 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:29 pm

are any of you waiters going to post in the lounge?

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby Platopus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:34 pm

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:52 pm

Platopus wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:are any of you waiters going to post in the lounge?


I need a couple more acceptances before I let that side of my personality out.


what's the lounge?

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 am

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
Platopus wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:are any of you waiters going to post in the lounge?


I need a couple more acceptances before I let that side of my personality out.


what's the lounge?


viewforum.php?f=10

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:12 am

And enter at your own risk. The lounge is a lot of fun but introductions can be a little rough for the uninitiated.

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:15 am

pancakes3 wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
Platopus wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:are any of you waiters going to post in the lounge?


I need a couple more acceptances before I let that side of my personality out.


what's the lounge?


viewforum.php?f=10


It's like a whole new world

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby heyduchess » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:14 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
DorkothyParker wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
DorkothyParker wrote:
kippercd wrote:I dont think people come to TLS for positivity?


Can I come to your wedding?


"LOLOLOL"
- Me, a hilariously single 0L *cries*


I'm shipping you and Duchess. I can't help myself.


My PMs are open :P


I'd say "catch ya at ASW's" but I didn't even apply to HYS so...

But to answer OP: apparently I found my future spouse on TLS lmao

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Re: What positivity have you gained from this forum?

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Also, it's cool knowing that you're pretty much in the same boat as everyone else and you're all stressing together! Neither of my parents went to college, let alone law school, so this was pretty unchartered territory for me. Having lurked for quite some time, the advice on here has been invaluable



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