I regret having gone to law school

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:16 pm

Yes. It may be a maturity & politeness issue. Sorry if I offended anyone.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Ty Webb » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:17 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Yes. It may be a maturity & politeness issue. Sorry if I offended anyone.


Come on, CanadianWolf!

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby sumus romani » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:20 pm

Azmatt wrote:
PoliticalJunkie wrote:Thinking a good school or even good grades along will get you a job? You probably would have benefited from a year or two off to mature a bit.


Seriously. What did you expect? Moreover, how did you go through lawschool and graduate without having a clue about how it was going to be?

I call flame.



I guess I'm in the mood to defend OPs today!!! Here is your answer:

Duh, the economy was much better when the OP decided to go to law school. When over %65 of students at t10-t14 were getting biglaw, and everyone else was getting something, indeed, law school seemed like much less of a gamble than we know it to be today.

I'm just kinda playin'. Well, not really, but sorta.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:21 pm

TBF most people in this thread will end up like OP.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Mr. Matlock » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:TBF most people in this thread will end up like OP.

Ironic, isn't it?

*whistles and skips away*

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby icydash » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:27 pm

Also just as a side note, while having loans and not being able to repay them sucks, just because you can't land work as an attorney doesn't mean having a JD is worthless. There are a ton of jobs that are now open (or more open) to you with a JD, and the learning and personal growth you've achieved over the last 3 years counts for a lot, too.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby keg411 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:41 pm

I just want OP to answer my questions. I still can't figure out if the person is a graduate or if they are talking about a 1L or 2L summer firm job. Too little information in the original post.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Grizz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:43 pm

icydash wrote:There are a ton of jobs that are now open (or more open) to you with a JD, and the learning and personal growth you've achieved over the last 3 years counts for a lot, too.


Actually everything I've read/heard indicates that it will make you overqualified for most non-legal jobs.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:50 pm

These kind of posts always end with the OP disappearing and never answering important questions like where they ranked or how they approached their job search.. makes them pretty worthless

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:52 pm

tkgrrett wrote:These kind of posts always end with the OP disappearing and never answering important questions like where they ranked or how they approached their job search.. makes them pretty worthless


Probably killed herself.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Azmatt » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:These kind of posts always end with the OP disappearing and never answering important questions like where they ranked or how they approached their job search.. makes them pretty worthless


Probably killed herself.



I lol'd hard.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Pizon » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:08 pm

Ty Webb wrote:Sounds as if you were a loser with small, undefined goals and a lack of personal motivation.

Your tale is neither telling, nor unique, nor interesting.

Guy who wants to just get by and never leave his hometown goes to law school on the urging of his parents. Guy with the predisposition to bitch about it on an anonymous internet forum doesn't take the initiative and fails to outperform his classmates.

Guy with the, "Don't blame it on my work ethic, it's not my fault" attitude fails to make worthwhile connections with actual human beings that can help him land a position.

None of this is surprising.


Slow down, son; you're killing him.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby rayiner » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:20 pm

The response is really unwarranted. You went to a top school with a reasonable expectation of getting a good job at graduation. All the comments about networking and finishing in the top 20% are retarded. Getting in the top 20% involves beating 4 out of 5 classmates, all of whom had great LSATs and GPAs. Networking isn't as easy as you'd think. If you're a typical straight out of UG student, you have nothing to distinguish yourself from the masses of other straight out of UG students.

All the 0Ls ITT should chill the fuck out. You're not going to "network your ass off" or "gun your ass off and be 10%". Think about that.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby altoidz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:21 pm

yah mang! chill the fuck out!! rly!!

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby maxm2764 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:24 pm

Azmatt wrote:
PoliticalJunkie wrote:Thinking a good school or even good grades along will get you a job? You probably would have benefited from a year or two off to mature a bit.


I call flame.


+1. The legal job market is rough, just like every other job market. Nobody needs a sob story reminder based on the pressure of parents and friends.

Flame on.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Ty Webb » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:24 pm

rayiner wrote:The response is really unwarranted. You went to a top school with a reasonable expectation of getting a good job at graduation. All the comments about networking and finishing in the top 20% are retarded. Getting in the top 20% involves beating 4 out of 5 classmates, all of whom had great LSATs and GPAs. Networking isn't as easy as you'd think. If you're a typical straight out of UG student, you have nothing to distinguish yourself from the masses of other straight out of UG students.

All the 0Ls ITT should chill the fuck out. You're not going to "network your ass off" or "gun your ass off and be 10%". Think about that.


Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Grizz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Ty Webb wrote:Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.


This logic is asinine.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby yinz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Ty Webb wrote:Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.


FIGHT :!: :!:

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Ty Webb » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:27 pm

rad law wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.


This logic is asinine.


I apologize if that hit too close to home.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:30 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
rad law wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.


This logic is asinine.


I apologize if that hit too close to home.


Ray could talk the panties off a model.

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby altoidz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:31 pm

rayiner! person on the internet has insulted you!!

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby Mike12188 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:32 pm

Ty Webb wrote:
rad law wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Almost 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me think that you know very little about networking or its merits. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but the tens of thousands of posts internet forum guy doesn't strike me as the kind who can spark meaningful relationships with influential people.


This logic is asinine.


I apologize if that hit too close to home.


LOL anyone who has 11,000 posts in 1.5 years makes me question many things

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby General Tso » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:33 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Also is this a corsair alt.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


OP reeks of flame

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby altoidz » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:34 pm

General Tso wrote:OP reeks of flame


you are terribul influenc!! calling chinese place rihgt now!!

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Re: I regret having gone to law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:34 pm

General Tso wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Also is this a corsair alt.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


OP reeks of flame


OP reeks of 30% of lower T14 2010 grads, and 95% of TTT grads from any year.

Nothing about this is a flame. If it is a flame, its a stupid one, since he is describing thousands of people.




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