Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Poll do you think anything odd goes on with law school admissions?

Donations for admissions, or having someone else take the LS trijocker03/13/19
Sure, why not avalanchediode03/13/19
Probably. It can’t be that hard to fake an ID for the lsat irishlaw03/13/19
Well you have to register with the LSAC first and have your trijocker03/13/19
Voting requirements are so much less stringent haha bigwags03/13/19
I know of at least one case where I fluence put a candidate triplesix03/13/19
To my knowledge, when someone writes a law school into their soupcansham03/13/19
Or you could endow a chair and have the prof mentor your kid trijocker03/13/19
Is water wet? The most ridiculous thing about the current superttthero03/13/19
Oh yeah. My former office mate got in with a 2.8 because of fettywap03/13/19
Most of the schools that would do this are the places to get vohod03/13/19
Yeah, their goal is to funnel as much cash as possible. Who avalanchediode03/13/19
Sure. Just need the right connections or letters of recommen plumber03/13/19
Some kid got into UT WITH A 128 LSAT because daddy was some wutwutwut03/13/19
BUT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IN GOVERNMENT!!!! whiteguyinchina03/13/19
Extremely wealthy Sephardic Jew classmate of mine claimed Af eagleton03/13/19
There are no Law Schools that have soccer, crew or polo team exnite03/13/19
sure it does, but essentially getting into a particular ls m wolfman03/13/19
If parents pay bribe for you to get it, you surely can get a triplesix03/13/19
trijocker (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:28 am)

Donations for admissions, or having someone else take the LSAT?
You could do the same thing as in the college scandal, ask for accomodations & then take on a different day in a special room. There's typically only old folks or teachers at the college who proctor it.

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avalanchediode (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:29 am)

Sure, why not

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irishlaw (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:30 am)

Probably. It can’t be that hard to fake an ID for the lsat.

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trijocker (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:33 am)

Well you have to register with the LSAC first and have your transcripts submitted.
And you upload a photo to LSAC before signing up for the LSAT.
So then you 'd have to find someone smart enough to take the test who looks like you.

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bigwags (Mar 13, 2019 - 12:56 pm)

Voting requirements are so much less stringent haha

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triplesix (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:35 am)

I know of at least one case where I fluence put a candidate into accepted pool but to be fair he was pretty close to begin with so it was not really outrageous. Just rich kid, getting a lil leg up. Not the ourigjt situation where idiots go to top school bc they deserve it haha

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soupcansham (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:46 am)

To my knowledge, when someone writes a law school into their estate plan the law school counts and advertises the gift as current. So if I call up my law school advancement office and say I'm putting them in my will for $100k, they count it as a $100k donation right now.

We all know that promises aren't enforceable, so the real trick is to donate a load of money and quietly hold it over the law school's head. I could see this even working for a faculty job - endow a chair and name the person who should be hired. The endowment pays their salary and you could always yank the donation after that person leaves.

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trijocker (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:53 am)

Or you could endow a chair and have the prof mentor your kid
Student always stays at the top of their class then

A lot of the law schools already are named though, you'd have to dig to find one available.
I think Berkeley might like to change their name because of some bad associations with Boalt.

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superttthero (Mar 13, 2019 - 11:50 am)

Is water wet?

The most ridiculous thing about the current story is how shocked people are that those with money use it to game the system in both lawful and unlawful ways.

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fettywap (Mar 13, 2019 - 1:14 pm)

Oh yeah. My former office mate got in with a 2.8 because of his dad. He doesn't deny it.

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vohod (Mar 13, 2019 - 1:18 pm)

Most of the schools that would do this are the places to get you $200k in debt for $20k craplaw job. Who cares.

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avalanchediode (Mar 13, 2019 - 1:19 pm)

Yeah, their goal is to funnel as much cash as possible. Who cares

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plumber (Mar 13, 2019 - 1:20 pm)

Sure. Just need the right connections or letters of recommendation.

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wutwutwut (Mar 13, 2019 - 1:20 pm)

Some kid got into UT WITH A 128 LSAT because daddy was some sort of bigshot local Dallas politician.


As for punking the test, didn't one of our long-suffering, still-not-barred anywhere commenters say she got accoms for LSAT and Bar?

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whiteguyinchina (Mar 13, 2019 - 5:37 pm)

BUT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN IN GOVERNMENT!!!!

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eagleton (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:07 pm)

Extremely wealthy Sephardic Jew classmate of mine claimed Afro American status and got in cause he was originally Moroccan or something. Dumb as a rock. I’m sure he’s still really rich . Sigh

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exnite (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:20 pm)

There are no Law Schools that have soccer, crew or polo teams.

Plus why would anybody pay huge bribes on top of steep tuition to get into LS just to flunk first semester Contracts, or even if you could somehow bluff your way thru to face a market with No Jobs??

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wolfman (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:23 pm)

sure it does, but essentially getting into a particular ls matters so little (outside the very top ones) that even if this stuff goes on, no one really cares...

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triplesix (Mar 13, 2019 - 7:26 pm)

If parents pay bribe for you to get it, you surely can get a good job.

Win win win

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