Best thing about law school?

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missinglink
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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby missinglink » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:47 pm

The food isn't free.

Tuition dollars.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:30 pm

PDaddy wrote:1) Not having to work a job during 1L because the school won't allow it anyways

2) Getting laid with even more frequency

3) People assume you're even smarter than you are


+1

After working 40-50 hour weeks for a few years, I feel at a loss with all of this "free time". And yeah, whenever you tell someone you're in law school they look at you like you're holy.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby kapital98 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:17 am

PDaddy wrote:2) Getting laid with even more frequency


I'm doing something seriously wrong...

My favorite:

The ~$20,000 GradPLUS loan that's deposited into my bank account (2 payments of ~$10,000.) I'll be looking at my bank account, eating Peanut Butter & Jelly, and feel really rich. :D

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby TheFactor » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:07 am

kapital98 wrote:
PDaddy wrote:2) Getting laid with even more frequency


I'm doing something seriously wrong...


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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:17 am

Believing that you are on top of your work and everything is going awesome and then being assigned a huge legal writing assignment.

SO AWESOME!

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby dreakol » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:26 pm

TheFactor wrote:
kapital98 wrote:
PDaddy wrote:2) Getting laid with even more frequency


I'm doing something seriously wrong...


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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby target » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:59 pm

missinglink wrote:The food isn't free.

Tuition dollars.


Fair point. Although, I still have to pay the same amount of tuition if I don't milk those free lunches.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:56 pm

target wrote:
missinglink wrote:The food isn't free.

Tuition dollars.


Fair point. Although, I still have to pay the same amount of tuition if I don't milk those free lunches.


That's correct, tuition is sunk cost and shouldn't be considered. Better get that idea right before contracts exam, or any other class heavy on law and economics.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby northwood » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:33 pm

law school and beer go hand in hand....

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby mrloblaw » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:58 am

crossarmant wrote:
PDaddy wrote:1) 3) People assume you're even smarter than you are


+1

After working 40-50 hour weeks for a few years, I feel at a loss with all of this "free time". And yeah, whenever you tell someone you're in law school they look at you like you're holy.



I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:58 pm

mrloblaw wrote:I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

Take comfort, my friend. As much as we idealize medicine on this forum, it isn't a path paved with gold. A lot of people go half a million dollars (or more!) into debt to get an MD.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:54 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

Take comfort, my friend. As much as we idealize medicine on this forum, it isn't a path paved with gold. A lot of people go half a million dollars (or more!) into debt to get an MD.


My law school debt isn't far off. :shock:

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby Extension_Cord » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:52 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

Take comfort, my friend. As much as we idealize medicine on this forum, it isn't a path paved with gold. A lot of people go half a million dollars (or more!) into debt to get an MD.


My law school debt isn't far off. :shock:


Yikes.

Yeah, debt sucks.

But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

Take comfort, my friend. As much as we idealize medicine on this forum, it isn't a path paved with gold. A lot of people go half a million dollars (or more!) into debt to get an MD.


My law school debt isn't far off. :shock:

Even if you're paying sticker at the most expensive law school in the country your law school debt is extremely far off from $500,000.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:08 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
mrloblaw wrote:I must have the wrong friends; my circle pities me because I was obviously too dumb to do med/enginnering/etc. After a year and a half of it, I'm starting to even believe it's true.

Take comfort, my friend. As much as we idealize medicine on this forum, it isn't a path paved with gold. A lot of people go half a million dollars (or more!) into debt to get an MD.


My law school debt isn't far off. :shock:

Even if you're paying sticker at the most expensive law school in the country your law school debt is extremely far off from $500,000.

The man does have a family to take care of, so he could be including indirect COL loans + interest.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:51 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Even if you're paying sticker at the most expensive law school in the country your law school debt is extremely far off from $500,000.

The man does have a family to take care of, so he could be including indirect COL loans + interest.


Slight exaggeration yes, extremely no.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:52 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:
But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.


lol food good (but pizza gets tiring), Lexis/WestLaw stuff, cheaply made. But I do like the (cheaply made) mug with my school logo on it.

Best thing about law school for me - working with clients 3 weeks in.
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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby ilovesf » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:55 pm

Free beer and more parties. I'm happy I found friends that also think this is the best part of law school so far.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby 071816 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:56 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.


lol food good (but pizza gets tiring), Lexis/WestLaw stuff, cheaply made. But I do like the (cheaply made) mug with my school logo on it.

Best thing about law school for me - working with clients 3 weeks in.


How?

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:01 pm

chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.


lol food good (but pizza gets tiring), Lexis/WestLaw stuff, cheaply made. But I do like the (cheaply made) mug with my school logo on it.

Best thing about law school for me - working with clients 3 weeks in.


How?


Pro bono project serving as advocates for family court matters. Interview, help with pleadings and filing. Supervised by an attorney of course.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby dreakol » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.


lol food good (but pizza gets tiring), Lexis/WestLaw stuff, cheaply made. But I do like the (cheaply made) mug with my school logo on it.

Best thing about law school for me - working with clients 3 weeks in.


How?


Pro bono project serving as advocates for family court matters. Interview, help with pleadings and filing. Supervised by an attorney of course.



is this for a club?

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby 071816 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
chimp wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Extension_Cord wrote:
But hey, this is a happy topic, lets get back to talking about free food and lexis goodies.


lol food good (but pizza gets tiring), Lexis/WestLaw stuff, cheaply made. But I do like the (cheaply made) mug with my school logo on it.

Best thing about law school for me - working with clients 3 weeks in.


How?


Pro bono project serving as advocates for family court matters. Interview, help with pleadings and filing. Supervised by an attorney of course.


Interesting. I'm definitely going to be doing some pro bono stuff also. Three weeks in just seems really early.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:07 pm

dreakol wrote:is this for a club?


No. Official pro bono project.

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby HeavenWood » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:08 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dreakol wrote:is this for a club?


No. Official pro bono project.

<3 Penn

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Re: Best thing about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:11 pm

chimp wrote:Interesting. I'm definitely going to be doing some pro bono stuff also. Three weeks in just seems really early.


Most people don't sign up for this one, because time demand is high. We have fixed weekly shift at legal aid office. We don't really offer any legal advice. Non-attorney advocates just assist in general matters, I did before as an unemployment compensation advocate. We will actually not learn anything in 1L year that would better prepare us for this now or next spring, since the core classes don't really deal with this process.




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