Do you enjoy law school?

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Enjoy LS?

Yes
47
37%
Usually
35
27%
Not usually, but sometimes
33
26%
I'd rather be raped and shot
13
10%
 
Total votes: 128

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arvcondor
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Do you enjoy law school?

Postby arvcondor » Wed May 11, 2011 5:40 am

I've heard different responses. Simple question, no need for a long intro.

Those who will respond that this thread already exists: Link or GTFO.
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Lawquacious
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Lawquacious » Wed May 11, 2011 6:15 am

If you had asked me last semester, my response would have been quite a bit different.... This semester I had more classes and much more work assigned. I feel like I burned out fairly hard about a month ago (and am still riding that burnout). I think that part of the burnout has to do with feeling like there are constant hoops to jump through; I feel like law school is a lot about trying to play a guessing game with people you are trying to score points with (profs), rather than about really learning for academic (or god forbid--transcendent--) reasons. Initially, I had fun trying to compete and play the game so to speak, but now I just want to relax and not need to continually prove something to various people. So at this point, no, I really am not enjoying it. But I do happen to be in the middle of finals, and there are some other personal reasons that are very likely compounding my misery right now. But I do still find some of the subject matter quite interesting. Also, I see law school largely as a means to an end, so I feel like my level of present enjoyment of law school is not all that important, at least in terms of influencing my commitment to complete law school or my ability to find an employment niche that is satisfying to me eventually.

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JusticeHarlan
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Wed May 11, 2011 6:38 am

I say this as someone with a civ pro final in 3 hours:

Yes, I thoroughly enjoy law school. The material, the people, everything. I hope I enjoy the actual practice of law this much, because that's going to be very different, but it's been a great year, and I hope the next two are as good or better.

ask me again when I get this semester's grades, though, that might change my tune

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby grash » Wed May 11, 2011 7:38 am

Lawquacious wrote:I feel like law school is a lot about trying to play a guessing game with people you are trying to score points with (profs), rather than about really learning for academic (or god forbid--transcendent--) reasons.


Nailed it. I think I've figured out the game from my end and this semester I've mostly been dancing inside the profs' perimeters (I hope), but honestly, it feels intellectually dissatisfying.

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Big Shrimpin
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Wed May 11, 2011 10:53 am

Just wait until 2L...

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BarbellDreams
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed May 11, 2011 11:11 am

I either love to hate it or hate to love it. Really depends on the day.

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savagedm
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby savagedm » Wed May 11, 2011 12:55 pm

It's a means to an end. I don't want to be a law student, I want to be an attorney.

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DCDuck
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby DCDuck » Wed May 11, 2011 12:57 pm

I enjoyed 1L much more than 2L. But I'm still very glad I came to law school.

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uwb09
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 11, 2011 1:07 pm

Love it, just hate the T2 curve I have to deal with

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BruceWayne
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby BruceWayne » Wed May 11, 2011 1:10 pm

grash wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:I feel like law school is a lot about trying to play a guessing game with people you are trying to score points with (profs), rather than about really learning for academic (or god forbid--transcendent--) reasons.


Nailed it. I think I've figured out the game from my end and this semester I've mostly been dancing inside the profs' perimeters (I hope), but honestly, it feels intellectually dissatisfying.
savagedm wrote:It's a means to an end. I don't want to be a law student, I want to be an attorney.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby keg411 » Wed May 11, 2011 2:49 pm

I voted usually, because I love it until I get into exam stress period.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby mythosopher » Wed May 11, 2011 5:07 pm

I like the idea of law school. If I was learning law on my own, I'd enjoy it. I enjoy some of the topics we cover and things we do. I will enjoy having a JD and the job it gets me. But law school itself? Not really. I'm not the competitive type.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Pizon » Mon May 16, 2011 9:15 pm

1L - Usually
2L - Not usually, but sometimes
3L - I'd rather be raped and shot

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MTal
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby MTal » Mon May 16, 2011 9:18 pm

savagedm wrote:It's a means to an end. I don't want to be a law student, I want to be an attorney.


Right because being in law school is nothing at all like being an attorney...

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arvcondor
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby arvcondor » Mon May 16, 2011 9:37 pm

Oh, good. MTal is here to serve his self-appointed duties as Seer of Dark Truths.

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arvcondor
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby arvcondor » Mon May 16, 2011 9:37 pm

Pizon wrote:1L - Usually
2L - Not usually, but sometimes
3L - I'd rather be raped and shot


Elaborate on this?

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Hannibal
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Hannibal » Mon May 16, 2011 9:39 pm

Kind of surprised at these results. The opposite of what I expected, but such is the vocal minority.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon May 16, 2011 9:39 pm

Pizon wrote:1L - Usually
2L - Not usually, but sometimes
3L - I'd rather be raped and shot


Wow, I expected it to be the other way around. 3L seems like the biggest blowoff year where people load up on easy A classes and you either already have an offer or you don't and no grades will help or hurt that either way.

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Grizz
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 16, 2011 9:40 pm

Ask me after I get second semester grades.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby beach_terror » Mon May 16, 2011 9:42 pm

keg411 wrote:I voted usually, because I love it until I get into exam stress period.

I love exams but hate the other 3 months. Maybe it's because I'm an athlete, but I fucking love when the competition in the air is palpable.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby rapstar » Mon May 16, 2011 10:02 pm

yes, i think the people make it fun. if i don't get a job though, then i'll change my answer to no.

dshirs32
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby dshirs32 » Mon May 16, 2011 10:08 pm

I love it now, but, like Rad, ask me once 2d semester grades are released

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Moxie
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby Moxie » Mon May 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Pretty much everything about it is tolerable except the people.

jkay
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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby jkay » Mon May 16, 2011 10:39 pm

beach_terror wrote:I fucking love when the competition in the air is palpable.


This. No idea what to do with myself the rest of the time.

Also, ask me after I get second semester grades.

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Re: Do you enjoy law school?

Postby seatown12 » Mon May 16, 2011 11:20 pm

It's the only school I've ever enjoyed; it gets a lot better once you can pick your classes after 1L.

MTal wrote:
savagedm wrote:It's a means to an end. I don't want to be a law student, I want to be an attorney.

Right because being in law school is nothing at all like being an attorney...

Yes, that's right.

Moxie wrote:Pretty much everything about it is tolerable except the people.

lol pretty true sometimes




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