Poll: Do you regret going to law school

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Do you regret going to law school

Yes, I am no interested in practicing law
14
7%
Yes, for financial reasons
22
10%
Yes, for both of the above reasons
13
6%
Yes, other
11
5%
No
151
72%
 
Total votes: 211

acdisagod
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Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby acdisagod » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:45 pm

If yes then why?

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:51 pm

About 5 minutes ago my roomate asked me to rate law school on a scale of 1-10. I went with 7. Law skewl is kewl.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby JPeavy44 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:31 am

As much as I hate law school, I do love it. It's a love/hate thing...

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby acdisagod » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:35 am

I think a better thread would have been: do you regret becoming a lawyer? I'm not sure how many lawyers are on tls though.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby rayiner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:45 am

Law school is a blast.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby engineer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:25 am

I love to hate it

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:33 am

JPeavy44 wrote:As much as I hate law school, I do love it. It's a love/hate thing...


This for me as well.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby solidsnake » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:47 am

Where's the option for not regretting going to law school generally, but regretting going to the law school one foolishly chose to matriculate at?

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:49 am

9.5. I took .5 off for the curve and bluebooking.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:54 am

OperaSoprano wrote:9.5. I took .5 off for the curve and bluebooking.


Win.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby engineer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:00 am

OperaSoprano wrote:9.5. I took .5 off for the curve and bluebooking.


but that's the best part!

I'll save the why-imposing-a-curve-is-statistically-insignificant rant for another day.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby solidsnake » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:07 am

Agreed. I actually love the curve. I like being ranked and objectified, treated like a valuable but ultimately fungible commodity instead of some whiny liberal with feelings.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:11 am

Ask me again in five years

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby rayiner » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:12 am

solidsnake wrote:Agreed. I actually love the curve. I like being ranked and objectified, treated like a valuable but ultimately fungible commodity instead of some whiny liberal with feelings.


I love it because it teaches whiny liberals with feelings (of which there are plenty in law school) that they're not special.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby solidsnake » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:15 am

rayiner wrote:
solidsnake wrote:Agreed. I actually love the curve. I like being ranked and objectified, treated like a valuable but ultimately fungible commodity instead of some whiny liberal with feelings.


I love it because it teaches whiny liberals with feelings (of which there are plenty in law school) that they're not special.


Yes, there is something so satisfying when you see that spark in their eyes go dim at the moment they realize mommy lied to them for all those years.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby engineer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:19 am

rayiner wrote:I love it because it teaches whiny liberals with feelings (of which there are plenty in law school) that they're not special.


Heh, one kid walked out of EVERY final thirty minutes early with a smug grin on his face. This semester, he hasn't said a word and looks very morose almost constantly.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:24 am

get a boner from schadenfreude do you

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby whuts4lunch » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:28 am

As an 0L, I find the poll results very encouraging. I hope that the poll voters are a somewhat representative sample of students at top law schools.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby Drake014 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:53 am

I regret not having any other reasonable options BUT to go to law school. Where's my poll option?

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby Corsair » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:58 am

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby General Tso » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:38 am

I have to admit, I am a little surprised by how many of my classmates tell me that they aren't really interested in the material we are covering. So far I have liked everything except ConLaw 1. Some people say things like "Oh I am just doing dual JD/PhD" and I don't really like this stuff.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby savagecheater » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:55 am

I'm considering dual JD/MBA program; with my current CFA certification and a seasonal guaranteed job in the financial industry, I figure that I can turn this into something a bit more marketable.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby heyguys » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:11 am

I honestly feel like going to law school was the worst decision I have made in my life. In fact, I'm still at the hyperbolic 'this decision has ruined at least my 20s' point in the process of dealing with having made the decision. If it weren't for the debt, I would be back home.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby BobSacamano » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:24 am

I find myself disliking law school more than I expected. I would say nearly all my friends have this same mentality. I'm not interested in probably 90% of the material we cover. I took several pre-law-ish classes in undergrad and really enjoyed the material there, so I assumed this interest would carry over to law school. Not so! Also, I'm just tired of having "homework" all the time. Maybe this doesn't make any sense, but I went straight from UG to law school and I'm sick of always having some stupid work hanging over my head when I go home, and it never seems to end. I think my problem is that with the block scheduling and section system, it feels more like high school than UG. This is annoying.

But I still don't regret going, I don't think. I do enjoy that other 10%, I've met some awesome people, and it doesn't hurt that I did quite well first semester. I realize that 1L classes are not representative of the actual work done in the legal world, and I'm still pretty sure I still want to be a lawyer (though a different lawyer than I had originally planned!). If I end up hating my job, should I be lucky to get one, then I'll revisit my decision to go to law school.

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Re: Poll: Do you regret going to law school

Postby badfish » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:39 am

Law school is just fine. The month and a half before finals suck balls though.




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