I published an article on LinkedIn about John Quinn and his winding path to creating the Quinn Emanuel firm:
During law school, I was a voracious reader of biographies. I saw them as road maps to success. My takeaway from reading the hundreds of detailed profiles of successful people was that if you were smart and worked hard, massive success would directly follow.
I had no idea how completely wrong I was.
Feel free to read the rest of the article here.
Now that it’s finally over, I bet many of you are wondering the same thing: “Should I cancel my LSAT score?” I’m sure there are some of you who crushed it on Saturday–but most of you are probably feeling uneasy about how you did. So I’ll help you make the decision:
No. Do not cancel your LSAT score.
There’s a lot of debate online about whether you should cancel your LSAT score. You are obviously free to make your own decision, but in my personal opinion you should never, ever cancel your LSAT score. Here’s why.
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Over the past few weeks I’ve had a several conversations with my friends about risk, finding the right place for your personality, and how to get in early on emerging trends. I thought I’d share some of my thoughts in this post.
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My business has failed.
It feels weird to type that out. It took a really long time for me to admit that simple fact to myself. And even longer for me to write about it.
A year ago, I launched my law firm and publicized the good news with great fanfare. I suppose it’s only fair that I also share the bad news publicly too.
I have absolutely no regrets about starting my own firm. I made many mistakes, and learned a lot of difficult lessons. But I also received some huge unexpected benefits. For my next move, I’ll be joining a tech startup in San Francisco. I’ll give you more details at the end of this post.
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Are you trying to get into a top law school? Do you feel discouraged because you’ve got bad college grades?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. I was once a C+ student who was told he had no shot at getting into a good law school. Instead of believing the experts, I decided to do my own research. I read books, online articles, and spoke to law school admissions officers.
And you know what I found out?
It’s absolutely possible. In fact, each year, hundreds of applicants get into some of the country’s most prestigious law schools.
Every. Single. Year.
Now don’t get me wrong. It’s definitely not easy. It requires discipline, patience, and hard work.
I know this because I did it myself. I got into Northwestern Law, a Top 14 law school, with a GPA less than 3.0.
How exactly did I pull it off?
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