Roger - But it seems from what others have said that grades ARE a strong predictor of career success...not only for first hire, but throughout your entire legal career. I've been reading others' posts who say that grades matter in law school and come up even 10 years down the line when applying for lateral hires or other positions in law ...and that many many years later grades still matter.
Having said that, I agree with some of what you've saida bout attutide.....I feel I should be able to compete against and still hang out with someone. It just stinks that the stakes are so high with law school. When you compete in the football field or in a game of monopoly, etc. there's not $150K in debt at stake and a law job that can pay it off....your life finances aren't usually at stake as much...it's just taht with law school costnig so much and legal jobs so hard to get.....that it does make me wonder about this situation.
Although, ultimately compeitition is usually good, b/c it makes every better and bring their A game and the economy works through competition. We get better services and products, b/c of competition. And those who bring inferior serivce, products, or skills, etc. can find a nother job if they aren't good enough. It's capitalism...it's business...it's a battle, lol.....but a battle that ultimately does serve society in a good way.
***I'm officially done now, ...bye everyone...been a pleasure to learn sooo much and will be sure to think about and use it wisely!!!