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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%
 
Total votes: 149

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:06 pm

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


All too true :|


Dude is your tar a real Chipotle ad or just a parody? If it's real, and I'd hate to sound like a 0L ambulance chaser, but there's a potential case there with regards to marketing tobacco to children. Many small children eat at Chipotle and are, incidentally, about at eye level with this sign. This is, in short, an outrage. ;)

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:06 pm

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


All too true :|


<------------Dude is your tar a real Chipotle ad or just a parody? If it's real, and I'd hate to sound like a 0L ambulance chaser, but there's a potential case there with regards to marketing tobacco to children. Many small children eat at Chipotle and are, incidentally, about at eye level with this sign. This is, in short, an outrage. ;)


GO SOMEWHERE ELSE

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:07 pm

Let's try and keep this thread about my friend Lxw and not 0L realizations that law school doesn't produce particularly happy people.

Lxw, are you willing to give us some ballparks on the sort of info we've been asking after? That'll help us help you.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:14 pm

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


All too true :|


<------------Dude is your tar a real Chipotle ad or just a parody? If it's real, and I'd hate to sound like a 0L ambulance chaser, but there's a potential case there with regards to marketing tobacco to children. Many small children eat at Chipotle and are, incidentally, about at eye level with this sign. This is, in short, an outrage. ;)


GO SOMEWHERE ELSE


OK OWL, I DID, IN FACT RIGHT TO ANOTHER OF YOUR INTERNET TOUGH GUY POSTS LOCATED BELOW:
wiseowl wrote:so what's worse, me posting about it or you posting that? mind your own business.

if threads are going to degrade away from the original topic, they should go the board that we already have called "Off-topic". Mods should be doing that instead of being participants in the fray.


SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A REALLY SENSITIVE SUBJECT FOR YOU. PERHAPS WE SHOULD ALL PM YOU TO ASK WHAT WE CAN AND CAN'T CHAT ABOUT IN A FREE, OPEN, LS FORUM. I'LL GET ON THAT. DOUCHELINER.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby mallard » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:18 pm

mallard wrote:Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.


*snicker*

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:18 pm

mallard wrote:Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.


And I was trying to light a fire under his ass to not give up so easily. Isn't that a reasonable (albeit 0L) perspective to share? It was sincere. Some perspective is needed here, no? There are 6 semester in LS, correct... you partial fail in the first one and you quit? No. Wrong.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:21 pm

fonzerelli wrote:
OK OWL, I DID, IN FACT RIGHT TO ANOTHER OF YOUR INTERNET TOUGH GUY POSTS LOCATED BELOW:
wiseowl wrote:so what's worse, me posting about it or you posting that? mind your own business.

if threads are going to degrade away from the original topic, they should go the board that we already have called "Off-topic". Mods should be doing that instead of being participants in the fray.


SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A REALLY SENSITIVE SUBJECT FOR YOU. PERHAPS WE SHOULD ALL PM YOU TO ASK WHAT WE CAN AND CAN'T CHAT ABOUT IN A FREE, OPEN, LS FORUM. I'LL GET ON THAT. DOUCHELINER.



seriously dude, in all honesty. say what ever you want wherever and whenever. But you have no right to come in and be a fucking clown jester when people are having real issues. if you want respect, earn it.

we don't want a fire lit under our ass by someone who's never seen how cold it gets. trust me on this.

you have been asked to restrain yourself, and instead, you keep talking and talking.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby GATORTIM » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:23 pm

Although OP's predicament is not funny, I do find humor in that fact that you guys keep going back and forth about the best way to "help" OP when they don't even appear concerned with your advice (observe the number of posts since OP last posted)

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:46 pm

fonzerelli wrote:
mallard wrote:Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.


And I was trying to light a fire under his ass to not give up so easily. Isn't that a reasonable (albeit 0L) perspective to share? It was sincere. Some perspective is needed here, no? There are 6 semester in LS, correct... you partial fail in the first one and you quit? No. Wrong.

Your perspective is ill informed if you think that the semesters are equally weighed.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby fonzerelli » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:56 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:
mallard wrote:Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.


And I was trying to light a fire under his ass to not give up so easily. Isn't that a reasonable (albeit 0L) perspective to share? It was sincere. Some perspective is needed here, no? There are 6 semester in LS, correct... you partial fail in the first one and you quit? No. Wrong.

Your perspective is ill informed if you think that the semesters are equally weighed.


Ok, feel free to discuss this amoungst your 1L selves, fine. This will be my last post ITT. However, you never know who you might come across on these threads, so maybe you should consider the possibility that some might have surmounted even more extraordinary challenges in life, far beyond any related to school, career, etc. Think: life/death. And they might have benefited by even the most naive of perspectives, as long as they were ones of perseverance. Sometimes that makes a difference. Sorry if that was so offensive. Carry on, but before I leave, thanks to that one person who decided it was appropriate to forward along a string of profanities to my PM box. That was constructive and unequivocally proved how you're better capable to address the situation described above.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby LawandOrder » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:59 pm

Lxw has not been responding. Looks like he chose Option #3.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:32 pm

fonzerelli wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:
mallard wrote:Fonz, seriously, we're all pretty concerned for our friend here and you're frustrating our efforts and exacerbating our anxieties.


And I was trying to light a fire under his ass to not give up so easily. Isn't that a reasonable (albeit 0L) perspective to share? It was sincere. Some perspective is needed here, no? There are 6 semester in LS, correct... you partial fail in the first one and you quit? No. Wrong.

Your perspective is ill informed if you think that the semesters are equally weighed.


Ok, feel free to discuss this amoungst your 1L selves, fine. This will be my last post ITT. However, you never know who you might come across on these threads, so maybe you should consider the possibility that some might have surmounted even more extraordinary challenges in life, far beyond any related to school, career, etc. Think: life/death. And they might have benefited by even the most naive of perspectives, as long as they were ones of perseverance. Sometimes that makes a difference. Sorry if that was so offensive. Carry on, but before I leave, thanks to that one person who decided it was appropriate to forward along a string of profanities to my PM box. That was constructive and unequivocally proved how you're better capable to address the situation described above.


since this is set up to make it look like it was me that sent the PM, i'll just go on the record that it wasn't me. but it is easy to make a wild accusation that none of us can prove.

your other point is taken, but also accept that there is much you have to learn. i would browse this section of the forum as a 0L but didn't ever post except to ask a question. works better that way i think.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby totalidiot » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:38 pm

nealric wrote: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:


+1 assuming you're doing IP

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby vandylaw2013 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:50 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.


Wow... holy racism.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:36 pm

vandylaw2013 wrote:
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.

Wow... holy racism.

tbh i lol'd

will be responding to other posts momentarily

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:47 pm

misformafia wrote: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.

relatively small pile of debt = a little over 4k, which isn't really a debt bc my total assets > 4k
I guess I could do that but at this point I don't think it would even make much of a difference

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

The sun could rise from the West, too. It happened twice according to the Egyptians according to Herodotus. Anything is possible.

Space_Cowboy wrote: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?

No, I go to a T25, not PCoL.

wiseowl wrote: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.

Yea I do. But at this point...it's probably smarter to try to get a job as a patent agent that graduate in the bottom 20% of the class and find a job as a patent attorney, y'know?

fonzerelli wrote:why the hell wouldn't you suck it up, work harder and do better next semester?

Easier said that done?

mallard wrote: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.?

Well if I majored in EE I don't think I'd give a shit. Lol @ having publications, good UG grades, or good WE tho.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:48 pm

john titor wrote:I bet you never thought this would happen!

Your mom thought the same thing when you were born

hth

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:50 pm

fonzerelli wrote:here are 6 semester in LS, correct... you partial fail in the first one and you quit? No. Wrong.

If you were building a house and royally fucked the foundation, you would continue building? Great moron 0L advice.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:52 pm

GATORTIM wrote:Although OP's predicament is not funny, I do find humor in that fact that you guys keep going back and forth about the best way to "help" OP when they don't even appear concerned with your advice (observe the number of posts since OP last posted)

I went out buying a bunch of alcohol to see if I'm making the right decision. Gotta think about these things while sober, and then drunk.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby 1Lpanic » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:00 pm

How bad is bad?

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:01 pm

1Lpanic wrote:How bad is bad?

levels below media bad

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:03 pm

lxw do you want to orchestrate a joint suicide with me? I am thinking something sort of, ceremonial-esque.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:05 pm

I'm allowed to be racist, tyvm.

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Re: Dropping out of lawl school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:05 pm

puppins wrote:lxw do you want to orchestrate a joint suicide with me? I am thinking something sort of, ceremonial-esque.

what the hell do you have to be sad about

and fuck no im not going to killself




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