What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

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What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby jacko » Tue May 11, 2010 12:58 pm

Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby SaintClarence27 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:00 pm

jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


$$$$

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby pugalicious » Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 pm

jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby Thirteen » Tue May 11, 2010 1:08 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


$$$$

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue May 11, 2010 1:08 pm

pugalicious wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.


+1, So glad I took two years off. I cant wait to only concentrate on my education and move on with my life.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue May 11, 2010 1:10 pm

jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


Did you read your statements before you wrote them? Your statements are contradictory.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby jayn3 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:11 pm

things i like:

-discussing ideas
-arguing
-winning
-pwning n00bs

things i dislike:

-killing time in UG for a degree that has no practical value

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby rayiner » Tue May 11, 2010 1:13 pm

jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


1L was a fucking blast. Then again I was an engineer, so this was literally way more fun than UG for me. :lol:

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:30 pm

jayn3 wrote:things i like:

-discussing ideas
-arguing
-winning
-pwning n00bs

things i dislike:

-killing time in UG for a degree that has no practical value


+100

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby AsylumPB » Tue May 11, 2010 1:31 pm

pugalicious wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.


I know how you feel about the life experience part. I have been out of UG for three years doing mind-numbing customer service shit. There is no opportunity to move up since there is a promotion freeze for the past year and a shit-slinging monkey could do my job. Law school will at least give me a challenge to look forward to and keep my mind busy.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue May 11, 2010 1:33 pm

AsylumPB wrote:
pugalicious wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.


I know how you feel about the life experience part. I have been out of UG for three years doing mind-numbing customer service shit. There is no opportunity to move up since there is a promotion freeze for the past year and a shit-slinging monkey could do my job. Law school will at least give me a challenge to look forward to and keep my mind busy.


My sentiments exactly!

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby kalvano » Tue May 11, 2010 3:58 pm

jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.



Because I feel I will be good at it, it's a family thing, and it can't possibly be worse than my previous job.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby patat » Tue May 11, 2010 4:11 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


Did you read your statements before you wrote them? Your statements are contradictory.


I regret to inform you that your own advice is contradictory.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby zeth006 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:30 am

rayiner wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


1L was a fucking blast. Then again I was an engineer, so this was literally way more fun than UG for me. :lol:


Just curious. What did you do to get a blast out of it?

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby heyguys » Thu May 13, 2010 4:43 am

jayn3 wrote:things i like:

-discussing ideas
-arguing
-winning
-pwning n00bs

things i dislike:

-killing time in UG for a degree that has no practical value


Of the things you like, only pwning n00bs is a remote possibility in law school, and that's one of those things where you'll be one of the only ones who really cares in the first place if you really think of it as 'pwning noobs.' Discussing ideas, arguing, winning--none of these will be done in law school. It will be more like

-barely paying attention in class
-memorizing outline
-taking practice exams
-memorizing bluebook provisions


yeah....you're in for a rude awakening.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby PDaddy » Thu May 13, 2010 5:12 am

SaintClarence27 wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


$$$$


Raises an issue. iBankers make waaaaay more loot. An established ibanker can bonus the yearly earnings of a corporate lawyer.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby LateNight » Thu May 13, 2010 6:33 am

I enjoy studying for 5-6 hours a day instead of hanging out with people.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby trialjunky » Thu May 13, 2010 7:28 am

What makes you think you would enjoy law school? Who said I did?

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby SaintClarence27 » Thu May 13, 2010 8:10 am

PDaddy wrote:
SaintClarence27 wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


$$$$


Raises an issue. iBankers make waaaaay more loot. An established ibanker can bonus the yearly earnings of a corporate lawyer.


Yeah, but the hours for iBankers suck.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby tsub » Thu May 13, 2010 8:28 am

pugalicious wrote:
jacko wrote:Everyone talks about how miserable both law school and practicing law is so I'm curious to hear why posters on this board still feel like they want to pursue a career in law.


In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.


This is my morning prep, and I'm about to go into a room of second graders and work with a group that will honestly wonder why it is necessary to be able to count to 100. After working/going to class for 12-15 hours a day (granted, I am done with class so I only work like 8 now) and explaining why 1+1 does not and will not ever equal "dinosaur," law school will be a welcome change. I can't wait to let my brain breathe again.

Cheers to you, teacher buddy.

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby ViIIager » Thu May 13, 2010 8:40 am

I'm doing it for the freedom. IMO, a law degree (nearly) provides the job security of a CPA with (almost) the earning potential of an MBA and the (relative) freedom to change sectors/locales without too much difficulty. That said, I'm also not aiming for BigLaw, so my reasoning won't apply to many of the folks here.

As for "what makes me think I would enjoy law school", I'm not naive enough to think I'll enjoy it. My magic 8 ball says that I won't, and that damn thing always tells the truth. Practicing law is a different story, and I've worked/hung out with enough attorneys to think there's a better life after LS.

pugalicious wrote:In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them.

Why are you punishing those children? Aren't the trials and tribulations of puberty enough without meaningless analysis of Shakespeare? :lol:

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Re: What makes you think you would enjoy law school?

Postby psychomohel » Thu May 13, 2010 8:46 am

tsub wrote:
pugalicious wrote:
In about 15 minutes, my prep hour will be over, and 30 loud, hormonal 15-year-olds will trounce into my room ready to give me attitude for deigning to share Othello with them. THAT's how I know I will enjoy law school - intellectual stimulation, the freedom to not associate with people I dislike, not working full-time...

...I would also venture a guess that 90% of those who complain about law school went there directly after college, so they don't have life experience to make them grateful for full-time education yet. Also, part of their personal culture for the past 5 or so years has been complaining about final exams.


This is my morning prep, and I'm about to go into a room of second graders and work with a group that will honestly wonder why it is necessary to be able to count to 100. After working/going to class for 12-15 hours a day (granted, I am done with class so I only work like 8 now) and explaining why 1+1 does not and will not ever equal "dinosaur," law school will be a welcome change. I can't wait to let my brain breathe again.

Cheers to you, teacher buddy.


I am right now giving a final to a bunch of kids who are whining that they never learned this. They might have if they had shown up for the 4th quarter. I'd like to do something other than teach arithmetic to 18 year olds who yell at me for trying to make them think.




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