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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:28 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Where are you going to law school?

UVA

Where is that?

fuck man

Vancouver?

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Postby Pate » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:51 am

Perhaps more eye-roll frestrating than funny. When I mentioned I had been accepted into law school an aunt gifted me with a Perry Mason CD collection.

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Postby StrictlyBusiness » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:25 am

A woman informed me that her daughter almost went to U Chicago for law school but ultimately decided Marquette was a better fit. Sounded pretty legit to me.

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Postby mr.hands » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:45 am

StrictlyBusiness wrote:A woman informed me that her daughter almost went to U Chicago for law school but ultimately decided Marquette was a better fit. Sounded pretty legit to me.


Lolololol. "she had a great shot at Biglaw but decided that unemployment was a better fit."

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Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:15 pm

Pate wrote:Perhaps more eye-roll frestrating than funny. When I mentioned I had been accepted into law school an aunt gifted me with a Perry Mason CD collection.

Twist: Because she knew you'd have a better chance of playing a lawyer on TV than being one IRL.

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Postby Pate » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:21 pm

+1

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Postby dsosah » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:23 am

At my current undergrad I was talking to a friend about studying for the LSAT, and another girl that was there said:
"Oh my boyfriend took the LSAT one day just for fun and scored the maximum, because he just knows a lot about the constitution." LOL

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Postby Hank Moody » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:33 am

"I hear law school is a really good investment. You can do lots of things with a law degree, right?"

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Postby bankruptedcasino » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:50 am

Me to Ditzy Broad ("DB"): "What made you decide to come to law school?"

DB: "I love public speaking and I really like to argue."

Me: "Okay ..."

DB: "Plus, I was an English major in college but found out I really hate to write!"

:shock:

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Postby Yukos » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:08 am

bankruptedcasino wrote:Me to Ditzy Broad ("DB"): "What made you decide to come to law school?"

DB: "I love public speaking and I really like to argue."

Me: "Okay ..."

DB: "Plus, I was an English major in college but found out I really hate to write!"

:shock:


Being a lawyer seems like the ideal profession for her.

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Postby vdog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:12 am

bankruptedcasino wrote:Me to Ditzy Broad ("DB"): "What made you decide to come to law school?"

DB: "I love public speaking and I really like to argue."

Me: "Okay ..."

DB: "Plus, I was an English major in college but found out I really hate to write!"

:shock:


Sounds like an intercity English teacher to me...
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Postby nickb285 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:17 pm

vdog wrote:intercity English teacher

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Postby howlery » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:51 pm

nickb285 wrote:
vdog wrote:intercity English teacher


TFA is no joke.

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Postby SuperCerealBrah » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:54 pm

StrictlyBusiness wrote:A woman informed me that her daughter almost went to U Chicago for law school but ultimately decided Marquette was a better fit. Sounded pretty legit to me.




oh man. Ugh that hurts. If she got into U Chicago, that probably means she is going to Marquette for a completely free ride though at least.

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Postby vdog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:52 pm

howlery wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
vdog wrote:intercity English teacher


TFA is no joke.


Never said teaching was easy, but if you love to argue and hate writing, you're probably better off teaching urban kids than becoming a lawyer. Let's face it, less than 10% of the time spent on a case is actually in court, and you're not even arguing, really, just asking questions and yelling the word "objection" a bunch of times before it sticks. By contrast, you basically have to argue with kids on a daily basis as a teacher, and most of the writing you actually have to do is disciplinary paperwork.

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Postby nickb285 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:04 pm

And spelling tests, of course.

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Postby polareagle » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:28 pm

vdog wrote:Sounds like an intercity English teacher to me...


Though travelling between cities to teach English must get tiring...

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Postby VUSisterRayVU » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:30 pm

vdog wrote:
howlery wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
vdog wrote:intercity English teacher


TFA is no joke.


Never said teaching was easy, but if you love to argue and hate writing, you're probably better off teaching urban kids than becoming a lawyer. Let's face it, less than 10% of the time spent on a case is actually in court, and you're not even arguing, really, just asking questions and yelling the word "objection" a bunch of times before it sticks. By contrast, you basically have to argue with kids on a daily basis as a teacher, and most of the writing you actually have to do is disciplinary paperwork.


Wow, you're an asshole.

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Postby mr.hands » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:43 pm

vdog wrote:
howlery wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
vdog wrote:intercity English teacher


TFA is no joke.


Never said teaching was easy, but if you love to argue and hate writing, you're probably better off teaching urban kids than becoming a lawyer. Let's face it, less than 10% of the time spent on a case is actually in court, and you're not even arguing, really, just asking questions and yelling the word "objection" a bunch of times before it sticks. By contrast, you basically have to argue with kids on a daily basis as a teacher, and most of the writing you actually have to do is disciplinary paperwork.


Are you kidding me?

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Postby vdog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:19 pm

mr.hands wrote:Are you kidding me?


Relax, no need to get worked up. I was half-joking when I wrote that post, though I believe a lot of what I said has some merit. It's hard work motivating urban kids to learn without losing your temper or disciplining them, and most litigation work involves a lot of reading and writing in a cubicle/office, not arguing and public speaking.

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Postby howlery » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:52 pm

I talked to my UG's prelaw advisor for the first time recently. She asked me what schools I was considering since I made it a point to avoid any names.

She said "You can never be too optimistic, that doesn't exist in law school admissions. Unless you're applying to Yale."

Me: "Of course not, I try to be pragmatic. Columbia, on the other hand..."

/0L

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Re: What are Funny (Humorously Wrong) Things You've Heard...

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:05 pm

Pocahontas wrote:
EMH99 wrote:
ilovelawtays wrote:A girl I know routinely states her husband "aced" the LSAT.

That reminds me of another one of my favorites.

"Did you pass the LSAT?"


This. My family asked this all of the time the first time I took it. They assumed I failed it because Im choosing to retake.


+1

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Re: What are Funny (Humorously Wrong) Things You've Heard...

Postby vdog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:44 pm

Wormfather wrote:
vdog wrote:
mr.hands wrote:Are you kidding me?


Relax, no need to get worked up. I was half-joking when I wrote that post, though I believe a lot of what I said has some merit. It's hard work motivating urban kids to learn without losing your temper or disciplining them, and most litigation work involves a lot of reading and writing in a cubicle/office, not arguing and public speaking.


I have this sinking suspicion that you might not know what you're talking about. The best teachers inner city or otherwise dont do much arguing, at least with the kids. And as for the inner city/discipline thing is married to the stereotype that minority neighborhoods need to be policed more...basically part of a bunch of self fulfilling prophesies.

I dont mean to offend but this post bothered me quite a bit


I didn't disagree with you in my post, and I don't disagree with you. It takes a lot of skill to teach right, and I commend those who can consistently pull it off and still wear a smile. Unfortunately, the best teachers are the best, not the norm, and most do not generally teach in the city (unless through programs like TFA, Jumpstart, PeaceCorp, etc.). They either go suburban or private, where the work environment is less stressful and the salary/ benefits are much better.

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Re: What are Funny (Humorously Wrong) Things You've Heard...

Postby mr.hands » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:14 pm

vdog wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
vdog wrote:
mr.hands wrote:Are you kidding me?


Relax, no need to get worked up. I was half-joking when I wrote that post, though I believe a lot of what I said has some merit. It's hard work motivating urban kids to learn without losing your temper or disciplining them, and most litigation work involves a lot of reading and writing in a cubicle/office, not arguing and public speaking.


I have this sinking suspicion that you might not know what you're talking about. The best teachers inner city or otherwise dont do much arguing, at least with the kids. And as for the inner city/discipline thing is married to the stereotype that minority neighborhoods need to be policed more...basically part of a bunch of self fulfilling prophesies.

I dont mean to offend but this post bothered me quite a bit


I didn't disagree with you in my post, and I don't disagree with you. It takes a lot of skill to teach right, and I commend those who can consistently pull it off and still wear a smile. Unfortunately, the best teachers are the best, not the norm, and most do not generally teach in the city (unless through programs like TFA, Jumpstart, PeaceCorp, etc.). They either go suburban or private, where the work environment is less stressful and the salary/ benefits are much better.


Just stop.

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Re: What are Funny (Humorously Wrong) Things You've Heard...

Postby jarofsoup » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:01 pm

During a job interview I found out that the person interviewing me went to Golden Gate for law school and I had to pretend impressed.




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