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Is This Offensive?

Postby Borg » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:49 pm

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I really don't understand why this is such a bad thing. It sounds like an attorney who has some medical issues and needs some help getting back and forth from doctors appointments offering a part time job for a law student who might want some extra cash but doesn't want to commit to a lot of hours. He's a successful UCLA alum and a lawyer in entertainment law, which is a notoriously cliquey industry, offering the opportunity for an interested student to maybe get some insight and even a foot in the door. I don't get the outraged tone of the article.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:08 am

Borg wrote:http://abovethelaw.com/2010/08/ucla-law-offers-most-depressing-job-to-a-law-student-2010-edition/#disqus_thread

I really don't understand why this is such a bad thing. It sounds like an attorney who has some medical issues and needs some help getting back and forth from doctors appointments offering a part time job for a law student who might want some extra cash but doesn't want to commit to a lot of hours. He's a successful UCLA alum and a lawyer in entertainment law, which is a notoriously cliquey industry, offering the opportunity for an interested student to maybe get some insight and even a foot in the door. I don't get the outraged tone of the article.


I have no problem with it. But to people who feels entitled, oh yes.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Icculus » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:15 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Borg wrote:http://abovethelaw.com/2010/08/ucla-law-offers-most-depressing-job-to-a-law-student-2010-edition/#disqus_thread

I really don't understand why this is such a bad thing. It sounds like an attorney who has some medical issues and needs some help getting back and forth from doctors appointments offering a part time job for a law student who might want some extra cash but doesn't want to commit to a lot of hours. He's a successful UCLA alum and a lawyer in entertainment law, which is a notoriously cliquey industry, offering the opportunity for an interested student to maybe get some insight and even a foot in the door. I don't get the outraged tone of the article.


I have no problem with it. But to people who feels entitled, oh yes.


Solid anon post.

The real issue is that it's framed in a way as if to say, do this and it may turn into a law job. My guess is people go to UCLA in order to have access to OCI and career services, they pay $50K+/year and then get this email. And the author has a point, this sounds like a job you would offer a high school kid or maybe college student, not a law student.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Dany » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:17 am

Who the fuck cares? ATL is so shitty.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:26 am

I would take that job in a heartbeat.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:04 am

Tom Joad wrote:I would take that job in a heartbeat.


Too late. I just accepted the offer. Did not mean to be anon.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Borg » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:09 am

Icculus wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Borg wrote:http://abovethelaw.com/2010/08/ucla-law-offers-most-depressing-job-to-a-law-student-2010-edition/#disqus_thread

I really don't understand why this is such a bad thing. It sounds like an attorney who has some medical issues and needs some help getting back and forth from doctors appointments offering a part time job for a law student who might want some extra cash but doesn't want to commit to a lot of hours. He's a successful UCLA alum and a lawyer in entertainment law, which is a notoriously cliquey industry, offering the opportunity for an interested student to maybe get some insight and even a foot in the door. I don't get the outraged tone of the article.


I have no problem with it. But to people who feels entitled, oh yes.


Solid anon post.

The real issue is that it's framed in a way as if to say, do this and it may turn into a law job. My guess is people go to UCLA in order to have access to OCI and career services, they pay $50K+/year and then get this email. And the author has a point, this sounds like a job you would offer a high school kid or maybe college student, not a law student.


Sure, obviously the ideal way to make things happen is for career services to hand you a job at Proskauer or Sheppard Mullin or whatever. But we all know that doesn't always happen, and it's not the school's fault when it doesn't. UCLA is a good school, but they can't magically give everyone a job representing Tom Hanks. I just think the sense of entitlement in the tone of the article is crazy. I'd definitely be willing to drive someone around a little bit if I wanted some beer money and to make a connection in entertainment law.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:56 am

Borg wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Borg wrote:http://abovethelaw.com/2010/08/ucla-law-offers-most-depressing-job-to-a-law-student-2010-edition/#disqus_thread

I really don't understand why this is such a bad thing. It sounds like an attorney who has some medical issues and needs some help getting back and forth from doctors appointments offering a part time job for a law student who might want some extra cash but doesn't want to commit to a lot of hours. He's a successful UCLA alum and a lawyer in entertainment law, which is a notoriously cliquey industry, offering the opportunity for an interested student to maybe get some insight and even a foot in the door. I don't get the outraged tone of the article.


I have no problem with it. But to people who feels entitled, oh yes.


Solid anon post.

The real issue is that it's framed in a way as if to say, do this and it may turn into a law job. My guess is people go to UCLA in order to have access to OCI and career services, they pay $50K+/year and then get this email. And the author has a point, this sounds like a job you would offer a high school kid or maybe college student, not a law student.


Sure, obviously the ideal way to make things happen is for career services to hand you a job at Proskauer or Sheppard Mullin or whatever. But we all know that doesn't always happen, and it's not the school's fault when it doesn't. UCLA is a good school, but they can't magically give everyone a job representing Tom Hanks. I just think the sense of entitlement in the tone of the article is crazy. I'd definitely be willing to drive someone around a little bit if I wanted some beer money and to make a connection in entertainment law.

My stance is that the school should not be using it's position (aka the ability to email every student) to find a chauffeur for an alum.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby rad lulz » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:00 am

Solid 2010 find, brother.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Borg » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:20 am

rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby wiseowl » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:26 am

Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.


butthurt alert

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby top30man » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:36 am

wiseowl wrote:
Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.


butthurt alert

That seemed like a bit of a harsh reaction.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby stillwater » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:40 am

Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.


He has a passion for the law.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:51 am

Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.


This is why I love TLS.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby Borg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:57 am

top30man wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:Solid 2010 find, brother.


Right, because the date of the article makes it irrelevant. I really should set up a Google alert so that any time anyone in the world mentions law school I hear about it, and I should post on here 24/7 like you. You're the biggest douche on this site.


butthurt alert

That seemed like a bit of a harsh reaction.


Yeah I know. He really is a douche though.

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Re: Is This Offensive?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:19 pm

Borg wrote:Yeah I know. He really is a douche though.

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