When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

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Veyron
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When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby Veyron » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:33 am

I'm a 1L. I know I'm learning skills tailored to litigation and I'm fine with that - I want to litigate. However, I also feel like every good lawyer should at least be able to do the following.

Things I want to know how to do:

Incorporate a company

Write a will and guide it thru probate.

When do they teach you how to do these things?

pasteurizedmilk
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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:44 am

Incorporating a company is easy. it basically takes a signature.

there will be a class on wills.

these things aren't really practical though. you won't learn anything practical in law school.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby Veyron » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:24 am

pasteurizedmilk wrote:Incorporating a company is easy. it basically takes a signature.

there will be a class on wills.

these things aren't really practical though. you won't learn anything practical in law school.


I would like to incorporate my company. I'm tired of having personal exposure to risks.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby jeremysen » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:06 am

Veyron wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:Incorporating a company is easy. it basically takes a signature.

there will be a class on wills.

these things aren't really practical though. you won't learn anything practical in law school.


I would like to incorporate my company. I'm tired of having personal exposure to risks.



http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=c ... +a+company

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby solidsnake » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:54 pm

1L should, at the very least, teach you how to research the answers to your own legal questions; as well as identify gray areas where the answers aren't clear and construct and evaluate arguments for both sides, the stronger of which (subject to subjective bias from underlying value judgments and first principles) plausibly leading to a reasonable resolution of that arguable question. If you're still waiting for some prof to spoon-feed you simple answers, then you're doing it wrong.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby Renzo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:46 pm

pasteurizedmilk wrote:You won't learn anything practical in law school.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby megaTTTron » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Veyron wrote:I'm a 1L. I know I'm learning skills tailored to litigation and I'm fine with that - I want to litigate. However, I also feel like every good lawyer should at least be able to do the following.

Things I want to know how to do:

Incorporate a company

Write a will and guide it thru probate.

When do they teach you how to do these things?


Your first 3 years at a firm.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:54 pm

You'll learn all that at any practicums or clinics you take in the school along with internships over the summers and the rest will come during your first years at your job. I have a friend who is a partner at a huge firm in CA. He said when they hire a junior associate they do so knowing that they don't know what the hell they are doing and will take at least 5 years to learn the basics.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:19 pm

Renzo wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:You won't learn anything practical in law school.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby cornellbeez » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:
Renzo wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:You won't learn anything practical in law school.


Fixed.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby Bosque » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:24 pm

megaTTTron wrote:
Veyron wrote:I'm a 1L. I know I'm learning skills tailored to litigation and I'm fine with that - I want to litigate. However, I also feel like every good lawyer should at least be able to do the following.

Things I want to know how to do:

Incorporate a company

Write a will and guide it thru probate.

When do they teach you how to do these things?


Your first 3 years at a firm.


Credited, and /thread.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:44 pm

Veyron wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:Incorporating a company is easy. it basically takes a signature.

there will be a class on wills.

these things aren't really practical though. you won't learn anything practical in law school.


I would like to incorporate my company. I'm tired of having personal exposure to risks.

I could show you how, but alas, I go to GULC so I'm busy learning to velcro up my shoes.

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Re: When do they teach you how to do useful stuff?

Postby LjakW » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:35 pm

cornellbeez wrote:
Big Shrimpin wrote:
Renzo wrote:
pasteurizedmilk wrote:You won't learn anything practical in law school.


Fixed.

I learned how to Bluebook.




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