Short girl lawyers?

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:17 am

kazu wrote:Does no one else think this is a flame? Really?

It's gotta be.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:17 am

I don't think it's a flame, just an odd topic

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Jack Smirks » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:46 am

OP: You will never find employment because you are too short.

AND you will die all alone.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby bigben » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:32 am

ITT dozens respond earnestly to a poor flame.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby czelede » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:42 pm

To be fair with regards to the flame-worthiness of this topic, I work in an engineering firm with a lot of very petite women, and many of them have expressed that they feel their height can be a hindrance to climbing the corporate ladder sometimes. Not that any of them have been actually held back (they are all very assertive and intelligent women), but they seem to agree that its harder to be taken seriously or demand respect when everyone physically looks down at you when they talk. One woman told me she felt like she had to compensate for her height by speaking louder and more forcefully.

I guess in a very strange and convoluted way you can compare it to how some guys feel 'short girls can be cute but not hot' and tall girls 'can be hot but not cute'.

So in all, I can see how it might be concerning for some people, but it would be ridiculous have it be a serious concern in any way.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:45 pm

darjeelingdarling wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:What about short guy lawyers? Will I be taken seriously at 5'7"?


Now this is a more serious concern. Height in men directly correlates with income.


At 5'8" I have a hard time taking those puny 5'7" folks seriously. I mean come on are we in middle earth or what?

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Jackie O » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:46 pm

what the hell

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby czelede » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:46 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
darjeelingdarling wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:What about short guy lawyers? Will I be taken seriously at 5'7"?


Now this is a more serious concern. Height in men directly correlates with income.


At 5'8" I have a hard time taking those puny 5'7" folks seriously. I mean come on are we in middle earth or what?


Please, I draw the line at 5'7.5".

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:49 pm

czelede wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
darjeelingdarling wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:What about short guy lawyers? Will I be taken seriously at 5'7"?


Now this is a more serious concern. Height in men directly correlates with income.


At 5'8" I have a hard time taking those puny 5'7" folks seriously. I mean come on are we in middle earth or what?


Please, I draw the line at 5'7.5".


Depends on the slope of the floor.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Jackie O » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:50 pm

have no fear OP - I'm also a 5'2 female, but it works we're just the chihuahuas of lawyers

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Ragged » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:50 pm

mdnitebalo wrote:I am 5'2 and a very hard working and ambitious girl. I'm worried that I won't be taken seriously as a short person in law practice or big law. What should I do, should I pursue my dreams, or let it go because no one will take my seriously given my height? Otherwise, I am dedicated to achieving my goals and am a very accomplished person if I do say so myself.


I think it will be a serious problem. Don't waste your money on law school. (seriously)

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby northwood » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:52 pm

as long as you dont resemble snooki from the jersey shore you will be allright.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby JakeL » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:01 pm

Adjudicator wrote:What about short guy lawyers? Will I be taken seriously at 5'7"?


Definitely not. You could probably do ok working for a non-profit though.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby paratactical » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:11 pm

How did you get out of the kitchen?

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Montevillian » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:52 pm

paratactical wrote:How did you get out of the kitchen?


x1000

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Pleasye » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:55 pm

paratactical wrote:How did you get out of the kitchen?

:lol:

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:55 pm

Unemployed wrote:
mdnitebalo wrote:I am 5'2 and a very hard working and ambitious girl. I'm worried that I won't be taken seriously as a short person in law practice or big law. What should I do, should I pursue my dreams, or let it go because no one will take my seriously given my height? Otherwise, I am dedicated to achieving my goals and am a very accomplished person if I do say so myself.


Depends on whether you are fat.

(I am half serious)


Why only half serious?

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:57 pm

Short people exaggerate the advantage tall people gain. It's there to an extent, but I think a lot of it stems from insecurity / confidence from one's height, not the height itself. I'd also guess it's more problematic for short men than short women.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:58 pm

reasonable_man wrote:
Unemployed wrote:
mdnitebalo wrote:I am 5'2 and a very hard working and ambitious girl. I'm worried that I won't be taken seriously as a short person in law practice or big law. What should I do, should I pursue my dreams, or let it go because no one will take my seriously given my height? Otherwise, I am dedicated to achieving my goals and am a very accomplished person if I do say so myself.


Depends on whether you are fat.

(I am half serious)


Why only half serious?


never know when the hiring partner is a chubby chaser? just a guess.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby sundance95 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:59 pm

I thought this thread was going to be about how there are so many short women lawyers.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby MrKappus » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:06 pm

http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/ ... /?id=362#4

"Economists Nicola Persico, Andrew Postlewaite and Dan Silverman tried to explain the origin of the "height premium." They focused on white men to avoid possible discrimination based on gender or race. After controlling for a number of family characteristics that are generally correlated with both height and wages (parents' education, parents' occupation and number of siblings), they found that for white men in the United States, a 1.8-percent increase in wages accompanies every additional inch of height.4 Men's wages as adults can be linked to their height at age 16. For a given adult height, Persico, Postlewaite and Silverman found that increasing height at age 16 by one inch increased adult wages by 2.6 percent, on average. This equates to a nominal increase of approximately $850 in 1996 annual earnings. In other words, for two adult men of the same height, the one who was taller at 16 would most likely earn the higher wage."

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby sophia.olive » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:06 pm

Image
"should I go to law school, or march into russia this winter, ummm"

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby MrKappus » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:10 pm

^ Since Napoleon's in exile on St. Helena in that painting, I can't figure out if you're arguing for the success or failure of short people.

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby Ragged » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:33 pm

sophia.olive wrote:Image
"should I go to law school, or march into russia this winter, ummm"


If only he became a lawyer he wouldn't have a to die alone and miserable with his dreams crushed... oh wait...

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Re: Short girl lawyers?

Postby androstan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:50 pm

All the flames ITT aside, I have to echo/agree with Ragged. Just give up on what you want to do with your life. You're 5'2", can't do anything about it, it's genetic. Some people are born with the genes to become lawyers and some aren't. You weren't.




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