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Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:25 pm
by jcl2
This is a little outdated, but awesome. --LinkRemoved--

OK, so I'm sure I'm not the first to post this, but I have never come across it in my year and a half browsing these forums, and it didn't come to the top of any searches I did, so I ask request preemptively of those of you who will link to another thread, give me a break and don't be a douche.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:37 pm
by Jockin Jay-Z
Description of Boalt on pg. 5: too true.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:56 pm
by SAE
Awesome.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:02 pm
by Core
Amazing, especially the description of Yale.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:02 pm
by slickback23
Great read.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:03 pm
by jcl2
SAE wrote:Awesome.


I know, seriously. And somehow it got published in the Yale Law Journal.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:05 pm
by MTC87
this reads like the aggregated angst of tls and xoxo, edited together with more punctuation and better sourcing

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:15 pm
by hans3n
At the bottom of each page it says:

HeinOnline -- 100 Yale L.J. 1681 1990-1991

A bit outdated, or no?

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:21 pm
by SAE
hans3n wrote:A bit outdated, or no?

Some things are (i.e. $50 law school applications), but most still true.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:21 pm
by Anonymous Loser
San Francisco Chronicle should be abbreviated to S.F. Chron. in the explanatory parenthetical for the source cited in footnote 12. I'm not sure if I hate myself more for noticing that, or for knowing that other law students will probably check to see if I'm right.

*sobs quietly while rocking back and forth clutching Bluebook to chest*

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:22 pm
by jcl2
hans3n wrote:At the bottom of each page it says:

HeinOnline -- 100 Yale L.J. 1681 1990-1991

A bit outdated, or no?


As I noted in the OP, but if you read through it you will notice how little has really changed. For the most part it is still pretty relevant and entertaining.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:25 pm
by GATORTIM
This article is likely filled with truth, but couldn't you write a "consider this before choosing to (insert any occupation)"; pointing out the absurb nature of gaining entrance into a particular profession or the ridiculousness of any job in America.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:26 pm
by sckon
classic

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:27 pm
by Aeroplane
A lot of it is cheesy but I LOVE the section on Critical Legal Studies and Law & Econ. That part is pure awesome.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:42 pm
by fathergoose
Made me laugh several times but mostly in a nervous surely-it-isn't-really-like-this way

I loved the definition of CV

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:26 pm
by j.wellington
I've never considered myself an idealist per se, though I'd like to think I'm a decent human being. So tell me: am I really that naive for believing that if you choose the right school and have the right level of commitment, you can actually do something good with a law degree? I mean, really? Am I that starry eyed?

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:37 pm
by mpasi
Pretty good read. I'm a big fan of snark.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:51 pm
by 2009 Prospective
Fun read. Never knew that a law journal could have such tongue and cheek content.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:56 pm
by Snoopy1216
fathergoose wrote:Made me laugh several times but mostly in a nervous surely-it-isn't-really-like-this way

I loved the definition of CV


Hahah same here

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:59 am
by b.j.
j.wellington wrote:I've never considered myself an idealist per se, though I'd like to think I'm a decent human being. So tell me: am I really that naive for believing that if you choose the right school and have the right level of commitment, you can actually do something good with a law degree? I mean, really? Am I that starry eyed?


I don't think so. I just think it's necessary to have realistic expectations and focus on the bigger picture.

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:00 am
by calicocat
Thanks I got a hell of a laugh out of this :D

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:54 am
by sundevil77
I only read about half of it, but that was hilarious. I'm sure when I get to law school it will make me laugh even harder. :lol:

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:39 am
by beach_terror
My favorite part: "After the exam, do not review - or "post-mortem" - the exam with other students. This is very depressing - especially if you can't even agree whether it was a torts exam or a contracts exam".

I laughed out loud.

Also: "The most elitist organization is the law review, which is generally restricted to the top ten percent of the class. These students are given this special honor so that employers will not overlook them just because they are at the top of their class".

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:35 pm
by jcl2
Jockin Jay-Z wrote:Description of Boalt on pg. 5: too true.


I thought this one was pretty great: "Be sure to avoid law schools wit 'Jr.' in the name, such as 'Leland Stanford Jr. Law School.' These are actually junior law schools." Shows the author is truly a Boalt grad :)

Re: Read this before choosing to go to law school

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:03 pm
by voiidd
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