Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

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Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby anniemarie » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:35 pm

For really good law school advice and hints, check here:

http://somekindoflawyer.blogspot.com/

Lots of things that it would have been nice for someone to tell you. Law school is a world of its own!

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jp0094
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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby jp0094 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:46 pm

stopped reading at "write exams by hand"

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JordynAsh
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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby JordynAsh » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:49 pm

jp0094 wrote:stopped reading at "write exams by hand"


+1. No shit. I may be a 0L, but that just sounds ridiculous.

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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby heyguys » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:53 pm

I browsed the first page, and I did happen to like:

Don't date someone in your law school class. In a real-life relationship, things will either work out, or they will not. In a law-school relationship, things will either work out, or you will suffer through a three-year walk of shame, complete with awkward broken social circles and even more awkward small talk from people who have no business knowing everyone else's business. Not worth the risk.

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Georgiana
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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby Georgiana » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:56 pm

Pretty terrible site IMO.

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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby heyguys » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:56 pm

betasteve wrote:
heyguys wrote:I browsed the first page, and I did happen to like:

Don't date someone in your law school class. In a real-life relationship, things will either work out, or they will not. In a law-school relationship, things will either work out, or you will suffer through a three-year walk of shame, complete with awkward broken social circles and even more awkward small talk from people who have no business knowing everyone else's business. Not worth the risk.

This advice provides about as much insight as, "hey, don't jump in front of fast moving vehicles."


Never said it was particularly insightful--just that I liked it, ha.

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JordynAsh
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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby JordynAsh » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:57 pm

heyguys wrote:I browsed the first page, and I did happen to like:

Don't date someone in your law school class. In a real-life relationship, things will either work out, or they will not. In a law-school relationship, things will either work out, or you will suffer through a three-year walk of shame, complete with awkward broken social circles and even more awkward small talk from people who have no business knowing everyone else's business. Not worth the risk.


WTF, three year walk of shame? Is that assuming you'll want to go home with someone new every time? If so, subtle anti-small law school class trolling.

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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby Georgiana » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:58 pm

heyguys wrote:I browsed the first page, and I did happen to like:

Don't date someone in your law school class. In a real-life relationship, things will either work out, or they will not. In a law-school relationship, things will either work out, or you will suffer through a three-year walk of shame, complete with awkward broken social circles and even more awkward small talk from people who have no business knowing everyone else's business. Not worth the risk.

Dating in the law school isn't as bad as everyone makes it seem as long as you are adult about it (yes, I'd both dated and broken up with someone in my 1L class and pretty much none of my classmates know about it).

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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby babaghanouj » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:09 pm

So let me get this straight. This person moans about not having considered the "academic standing" of the schools s/he applied to (--LinkRemoved--), bitches about lack of job prospects (--LinkRemoved--; it didn't help that s/he wasted 1L summer with a worthless study abroad vacation to a popular destination -- --LinkRemoved--), and then whines about how law review is "a LOT of work" and unnecessary unless "you want to be the top student, with the best resume, and the best job prospects."

law review is beneficial in its own ways, but so is free time and less stress.


That's a great attitude to have for someone whose poor judgment and lazy decisions have left jobless, planless, clueless, and about to graduate.

Sorry if that seems harsh, but I don't have a lot of sympathy for people who go on about how "if only they would have known," things would be different.

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Re: Everything You Needed to Know Before Law School

Postby tome » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:26 pm

Is is too late to nominate this guy for a genius grant?

I love the part where he tells you to write an intro paragraph. But I'd really love to hear how he thinks this translates into points in an exam scored according to how well you identify and analyze issues.




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