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

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:37 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
Lxw wrote:Potentially getting fired, or losing out on a payday because the court decided the other way can be pretty outcome determining? You could do something wrong, and everyone will know about it (e.g., an attorney filed a pretty terrible response to the patent office, news of which spread like fire through the department and one of the senior examiners was like "ok now I just lost respect for that entire firm"

:shock: Seriously?

Yep. And he was the jack-of-all-trades guy in that art unit, anytime someone had a question about something and either couldn't get in touch with the guy who did that tech or there was no expert in that tech, we went to him for advice.

Anyways I think the pressure is much less in school. You mess up once, it's ok, you still have other chances to prove yourself, and odds are you aren't going to mess up on everything--out in the real world you mess up just once and it's as if everyone knows about it, and not only that--people can and will get angry at you, and they might think you're incompetent.
Do you think the collaborative nature of the practice will make a difference, though? I mean, it's my own instinct to seek out a second opinion if I'm not sure of something, and the fact that our research can be checked and rechecked in practice would seem to make life altering errors less likely. I'm not practicing yet, obviously, so I can't say for sure, but just having other people there to consult would lower stress levels enormously for me.

Well yea, I guess instead of 'you' it becomes 'you all' :? The lesson here is to triple check everything you put your name on. Little sidenote from my examining days...this newly minted lawyer came in and said "you did this rejection wrong, your reference says B, then A; not A, then B."--his entire argument was based on that. But I didn't do anything wrong because the reference did in fact say A, then B. This lawyer is no longer on that firm's personnel listing. Now I don't think the lawyer's absence was solely because of such an oversight, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were (the firm's founding partners signed every piece of paper that left their office)

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

Postby 98234872348 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:42 am

Lxw wrote:Well yea, I guess instead of 'you' it becomes 'you all' :?

No accountability FTW? (probably not at all, as this recession has taught us)

OperaSoprano wrote:
Lxw wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:I think we all basically want the same thing; a law school experience with as little stress and as much practical experience as possible, and a fighting shot at a decent job.

Unfortunately for myself, I don't think either of these hopes will come to fruition. :oops:

ballocks

+1 on the ballocks, or bullocks, or whatever they are.


I've resigned myself to my inevitable fate (even though my current grades give me some delusions of grandeur).

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

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:43 am

mistergoft wrote:I've resigned myself to my inevitable fate (even though my current grades give me some delusions of grandeur).

my grades give me images of catastrophe

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:50 am

Lxw wrote:
mistergoft wrote:I've resigned myself to my inevitable fate (even though my current grades give me some delusions of grandeur).

my grades give me images of catastrophe


My grades give me images of wanting to see the rest of my grades. I still just have one. Please, Contracts, please be good.

And for the love of god, both of you will kick ass. Lxw, you have some marketable skills. I'm not entirely sure what I am good for.

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

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:52 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
Lxw wrote:
mistergoft wrote:I've resigned myself to my inevitable fate (even though my current grades give me some delusions of grandeur).

my grades give me images of catastrophe


My grades give me images of wanting to see the rest of my grades. I still just have one. Please, Contracts, please be good.

And for the love of god, both of you will kick ass. Lxw, you have some marketable skills. I'm not entirely sure what I am good for.


Hah, you and me both.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:59 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
Lxw wrote:
mistergoft wrote:I've resigned myself to my inevitable fate (even though my current grades give me some delusions of grandeur).

my grades give me images of catastrophe


My grades give me images of wanting to see the rest of my grades. I still just have one. Please, Contracts, please be good.

And for the love of god, both of you will kick ass. Lxw, you have some marketable skills. I'm not entirely sure what I am good for.


Hah, you and me both.


You! I'm putting you on notice for being ridiculous. *hugs to all of us freaking out in this thread* I have to go read Property.

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

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:25 am

what is this thread about

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

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:25 am

apper123 wrote:what is this thread about

It's about how awesome OS is. Aren't your RC skills better than this?

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:27 am

vanwinkle wrote:
apper123 wrote:what is this thread about

It's about how awesome OS is. Aren't your RC skills better than this?


I swear to god I will lock this thread and ban everyone in it. :lol:

<3 <3 <3

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

Postby apper123 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 am

vanwinkle wrote:
apper123 wrote:what is this thread about

It's about how awesome OS is. Aren't your RC skills better than this?


i wasn't able to apply the topic to the thread

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

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 am

apper123 wrote:i wasn't able to apply the topic to the thread


I can't stop laughing. Oh god, what have I become?

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

Postby sarlis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:29 am

I wasn't able to see the original OP. But:

For you, OS, I highjacked another thread just to say how cool you were, and now I have said it in the appropriate thread. lol.

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

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:01 am

sarlis wrote:I wasn't able to see the original OP. But:

For you, OS, I highjacked another thread just to say how cool you were, and now I have said it in the appropriate thread. lol.


You are sweet, and this thread is the height of silliness.

Thesealocust had better hope I don't make good on my threat to visit UVA, lol.

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

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:13 am

OS is like the voice of providence in the twisted, malevolent din of decadent trolls that is TLS.

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

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:14 am

shadowfrost000 wrote:OS is like the voice of providence in the twisted, malevolent din of decadent trolls that is TLS.


Whoa, get a room.

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

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:18 am

fonzerelli wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:OS is like the voice of providence in the twisted, malevolent din of decadent trolls that is TLS.


I agree


+1

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

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:19 am

Dwaterman86 wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:OS is like the voice of providence in the twisted, malevolent din of decadent trolls that is TLS.


I agree


+1


People are getting weird in here.

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

Postby doyleoil » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:20 am

tls has gone so so soft in nesker and lex's absence

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

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:21 am

The following picture exemplifies the image I get when I think of the stereotypically pessimistic TLS poster together with the image I get when I think of OS:



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

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:27 am

doyleoil wrote:tls has gone so so soft in nesker and lex's absence


I think you should invite them back. But you do have a point, and you are now IBTL.




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