ITT (post-pg 4) we discuss OperaSoprano's awesomeness

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What now?

Don't do it, graduate from LS in 2.5 years and realize an even larger debt while unemployed
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46%
Return home to live with parents in quiet shame and despair until they disown me for being an abject failure
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26%
Shoot myself in the head with a large caliber bullet
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28%
 
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Leeroy Jenkins
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ITT (post-pg 4) we discuss OperaSoprano's awesomeness

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:52 pm

Yea no, I'm not below median and there is only a 5% chance I will drop out of lawl school.

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone for misleading them regarding this delicate matter of grades. At the time, both poor judgment and an undue over-reaction caused me to make this post. It was not my intention to upset anyone and again, I am sorry if you became invested in what was ultimately (thankfully) a non-issue.
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mallard
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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:54 pm

Man, I'm sorry to hear this. Did you enjoy your classes?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:56 pm

mallard wrote:Man, I'm sorry to hear this. Did you enjoy your classes?

Torts and Contracts were okay, the rest I couldn't care less about!

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby misformafia » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:57 pm

That's rough. I don't know what you mean by "relatively small pile of debt" but if you go to a good enough school, maybe median, or slightly below isn't that bad?? (of course ITE TLS is inclined to darken anyone's prospects regardless of rank) I don't know. Maybe go talk to your profs about what you did that was so bad, see if you can't improve? I'd say stick out the spring semester or trimester or w/e you're on. Good luck either way.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby LawandOrder » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:57 pm

I voted /self.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:58 pm

:|

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:00 pm

What about sticking it out for one more semester? You might really improve your grades.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Space_Cowboy » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:02 pm

It would help to know what school you go to. I think below median at PCOL isn't too bad. Its pretty damn cheap, no?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:02 pm

you have a patent registration number, no? with good experience?

your worries about grades are far less worrisome than others. stick it out, improve, and you'll still be OK.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 pm

Is this common for people to "give up" after one bad semester? I won't say the "F" word (flame) because you have 13,000 post and wouldn't pull such a stunt so assuming this is completely true, why the hell wouldn't you suck it up, work harder and do better next semester?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby GATORTIM » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 pm

I would stick it out a little longer. You have already devoted a significant part of your life and 13,000+ TLS posts to law school.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby 98234872348 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:08 pm

fonzerelli wrote:Is this common for people to "give up" after one bad semester? I won't say the "F" word (flame) because you have 13,000 post and wouldn't pull such a stunt so assuming this is completely true, why the hell wouldn't you suck it up, work harder and do better next semester?

Spend a semester in Law School then give this advice...

Oh wait, you won't give that advice after a semester in law school...

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:09 pm

All 0Ls should get out of this thread.

Lxw, if you're going for IP work your grades aren't going to matter that much. Are you at a top law school? How prestigious was your undergrad, what was your major, and how were your grades? Do you have publications, good work experience, etc.?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby utilitarianjac » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:12 pm

mistergoft wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:Is this common for people to "give up" after one bad semester? I won't say the "F" word (flame) because you have 13,000 post and wouldn't pull such a stunt so assuming this is completely true, why the hell wouldn't you suck it up, work harder and do better next semester?

Spend a semester in Law School then give this advice...

Oh wait, you won't give that advice after a semester in law school...


Very true.

Law school sucks. I'm in a great place with great people, but it doesn't change that fact. Law school sucks.

It takes a certain kind of person to start law school, enjoy it, and do well. I don't think that you can really know until you've done it.

I agree with some of the others that you should finish one year. You'll have a much better idea of where you stand at that point.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby john titor » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:14 pm

I bet you never thought this would happen!

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Aeroplane » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:15 pm

If you've already paid for the second semester, why don't you make appts with your professors to review your exams and get feedback. If you find that your knowledge of law was good, but you did the same thing(s) wrong all the time in writing the exams (e.g. spent too much time restating facts, made conclusory statements w/o putting on paper the analysis going on in your head, etc), then you can dramatically improve your performance.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby 18488 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:17 pm

Where do you go to law school?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby nealric » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:23 pm

T1: Keep at it another semester if debt is minimal
T2-4: Drop out

What's your take on practicing law. Any sense if it's really for you?
What are your other career ideas/alternatives?


Little known fact: half of all law students will graduate below the median :mrgreen:

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:43 pm

So much shame, so much dishonor. Do you know how much your ancestor break back for you? Do you eva appreciate your parent for what zey done fo' you? How you do zis? You sink money jus' grow on the tree? You sink you can-uh just queet wis no trying? You are dog shit. Smelly dog shit. Yo' cousin and yo brotha and all yo friends go to medeeco schoo' and you cannot even-uh feenish one year? Oh, you so done now. Soooo losa'. You not my son anymo'. No mo'. No son.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby agumon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:44 pm

lawl school. i like it.

i guess the question is what will you do if you drop out?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:46 pm


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thesealocust
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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:47 pm

If you stay, the 2Ls/3Ls who kicked ass and took names will probably offer to help if you with your strategy if you ask.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Ragged » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:52 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:So much shame, so much dishonor. Do you know how much your ancestor break back for you? Do you eva appreciate your parent for what zey done fo' you? How you do zis? You sink money jus' grow on the tree? You sink you can-uh just queet wis no trying? You are dog shit. Smelly dog shit. Yo' cousin and yo brotha and all yo friends go to medeeco schoo' and you cannot even-uh feenish one year? Oh, you so done now. Soooo losa'. You not my son anymo'. No mo'. No son.


Haha. Nice azian advice.

Threads like this make me scared of going to lawl school. Seems like there is nothing lawl about it.

Tough break man.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Thirteen » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:54 pm

Sorry to hear that, man.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:57 pm

Ragged wrote:Threads like this make me scared of going to lawl school. Seems like there is nothing lawl about it.


All too true :|




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