Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby CyLaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:16 pm

You guys do know that admission reps at law school fairs talk to each other right. And that if you act like a dbag at one table, they may talk to others about it.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Rocketman11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:25 pm

CyLaw wrote:You guys do know that admission reps at law school fairs talk to each other right. And that if you act like a dbag at one table, they may talk to others about it.


You'd have to be a pretty big douche for that to happen... not to mention douchey enough for people to write your name down in case you apply.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby CyLaw » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:27 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:
CyLaw wrote:You guys do know that admission reps at law school fairs talk to each other right. And that if you act like a dbag at one table, they may talk to others about it.


You'd have to be a pretty big douche for that to happen... not to mention douchey enough for people to write your name down in case you apply.


True. But something still to be aware of before acting like an idiot in front of some school.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby SpaceDawg » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:29 pm

Or just in general don't be a dick in life.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Rocketman11 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:33 pm

SpaceDawg wrote:Or just in general don't be a dick in life.


if i weren't a dick, I'd have about 9600 fewer posts on this website.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:40 pm

JayTal wrote:* Another UNC rep

Me: "I have a question about admissions. Let's say you have numbers at the medians and that you're an out-of-state applicant. What are your chances of being admitted? I'm assuming that since 75% of your class has to be in-state, you would need numbers well above the medians to be considered."

Rep (young girl sitting in a chair behind a table while all the other reps are standing): "I'd say your chances are very good."

Me: "Really? I'd assume with your in-state admissions criteria, one would need higher numbers."

Rep: "No. We generally accept 60% in-state, and 40% out-of-state applicants. It's just that out-of-state applicant's tend to turn our acceptances down more than in-state applicants."

Me: "...so...75% of each J.D. class does not have to be in-state?"

Rep: "No. It just usually averages out that way."

Me: *Laughing out loud. The other people at the table staring at me. I put the viewbook back on the table and turn and walk away.


i dont get it...these posts used to be funny, now its more like personal humor. can we keep it to the obviously stupid?

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Unitas » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:47 pm

JOThompson wrote:One of the Duke adcomms was telling us about crazy personal statements. A few years back, an applicant cut his essay into tiny strips of paper and stuffed them into a Chinese takeout box, forcing the adcomms to piece the statement together.


Wait, what confused me on this post is did Duke actually spend the time to piece it together? If so, why?

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:51 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.



Thank goodness no one says that about our local T4s (you know the ones.) Cycle news? I miss regular TLS contact. (I assume you will eventually attend CLS. (Given your numbers, there is no way they can reject you outright). I'm a fatalist about law school admissions.)

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:52 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.



Thank goodness no one says that about our local T4s (you know the ones.) Cycle news? I miss regular TLS contact.


I am apparently out everywhere. hth

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Pearalegal » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:53 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.


Frustrating part for me is that, within my home city, that mindset actually works out very well. So then I'm the dbag at the table who is all elitist.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:56 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.



Thank goodness no one says that about our local T4s (you know the ones.) Cycle news? I miss regular TLS contact.


I am apparently out everywhere. hth


See PM.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby babaghanouj » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:56 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.


Frustrating part for me is that, within my home city, that mindset actually works out very well. So then I'm the dbag at the table who is all elitist.

exactly! I'm starting to just play along because it's more comfortable than the alternative... I hate fessing up to the fact that I'm not even applying to the local favorite...

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby ughOSU » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:28 pm

babaghanouj wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:Have had innumerable conversations this semester with law school-bound kids attesting--despite all evidence to the contrary--that our regional TTTT is a "decent" school and that "you can do anything" with a law degree from there. By now I've given up on the gentle (and always ignored) suggestion that that's not the best idea ITE, and pretty much just ask whether they're telling me this or themselves...


This happens to me constantly.


Frustrating part for me is that, within my home city, that mindset actually works out very well. So then I'm the dbag at the table who is all elitist.

exactly! I'm starting to just play along because it's more comfortable than the alternative... I hate fessing up to the fact that I'm not even applying to the local favorite...

I explained to people in a bar how shitty the local TTT is, after like the third time that night that someone informed me how great it was. I offended about 4 pple who were alums from there. Decided never to speak to these plebians about law schools again.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby initech » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:50 pm

I was at the Chicago Forum and I couldn't help but sort-of follow around this guy that was going from table to table with the same introduction question: "Can I have a fee waiver?"

I liked watching the representatives' reactions.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby BriaTharen » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:07 pm

initech wrote:I was at the Chicago Forum and I couldn't help but sort-of follow around this guy that was going from table to table with the same introduction question: "Can I have a fee waiver?"

I liked watching the representatives' reactions.



Man, stories like these make me want to not be a lawyer and be an adcomm instead. I'd have some awesome stories to tell at dinner parties.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby LLB2JD » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:13 pm

BaiAilian2013 wrote:Not overheard at a law school fair, but a real gem.

Dumb girl to dumb friend: "My family says I should go to law school because I argue a lot. I think I'd be good at law school." [inane chatter about getting bad grades in chemistry] "I think the problem is that I can't apply rules to new situations. Like, I can memorize the rule, but then when they want me to apply it, I can't do that."


:lol:

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby HJO » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:20 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:I think we should set up a TLS.com table at every law fair, to give people a hard dose of guntastic reality


EPIC

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby SpaceDawg » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:
SpaceDawg wrote:Or just in general don't be a dick in life.


if i weren't a dick, I'd have about 9600 fewer posts on this website.



Good humor cancels out dickishness.

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:00 pm

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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby underachiever » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:10 pm

This is from a year ago but I'll never forget it.

I'm standing in line at a table & the table behind me is Yale's...loudly over my shoulder I hear

Man "Could I be admitted to Yale?"

Yale Rep. "You could, depending on several factors...."

Man, cuts her off, "I mean, I attended Undergrad and Medical School at Yale I didn't if you can only graduate from Yale a certain amount times." followed by douche-bag laugh.

Yale Rep. "No, Sir we have no such cap on degrees that I know of"

Guy in line in front of me, turns around, and staring at the Yale man asks him "What sort of loser MD needs to go to law school?"

Yale man walks away, while Yale rep laughs...made me smile
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Re: Dumbest things overheard at law school fair

Postby Inygma » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:36 pm

underachiever wrote:This is from a year ago but I'll never forget it.

I'm standing in line at a table & the table behind me is Yale's...loudly over my shoulder I hear

Man "Could I be admitted to Yale?"

Yale Rep. "You could, depending on several factors...."

Man, cuts her off, "I mean, I attended Undergrad and Medical School at Yale I didn't if you can only graduate from Yale a certain about times." followed by douche-bag laugh.

Yale Rep. "No, Sir we have no such cap on degrees that I know of"

Guy in line in front of me, turns around, and staring at the Yale man asks him "What sort of loser MD needs to go to law school?"

Yale man walks away, while Yale rep laughs...made me smile


Rocked.

That douche deserved it.




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