What do you hate most about law school?

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What do you hate most about LS?

The curve
91
37%
The gunners
33
13%
The assigned work
14
6%
The unassigned work
17
7%
The professors
4
2%
The economy
90
36%
 
Total votes: 249

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:40 pm

i hate how the podium hawks flock to the professor after every.single.class.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:41 pm

northwood wrote:i hate how the podium hawks flock to the professor after every.single.class.


Actually, that's probably my only complaint about my classmates. It's ridiculous sometimes

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby adonai » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:49 pm

northwood wrote:i hate how the podium hawks flock to the professor after every.single.class.

I actually think of it as considerate that they waited until after class instead of interrupting class.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:57 pm

adonai wrote:
northwood wrote:i hate how the podium hawks flock to the professor after every.single.class.

I actually think of it as considerate that they waited until after class instead of interrupting class.


Ya I find the amateur professors who seek to teach the class far more annoying.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:02 pm

i hate how every conversation turns into lawschool related things. I understand that thats the big thing in our lives, and all, but when im out getting blackoutdrunk i dont want to talk about whatever bullshit went on in class that day, or that week. Id rather have a nice change of pace conversation, thanks....

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby soccerfreak » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:40 pm

Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.

Haha this is hilarious. No one in our section did anything like this (that I noticed)

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby starlight007 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:45 pm

Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.



At my school they do this too...then post it on Facebook.....so my entire newsfeed is similar to what you said or a whiteboard with all the elements of contract formation. When gunners infiltrate my FB newsfeed enough is enough.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby dreakol » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:56 pm

starlight007 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.



At my school they do this too...then post it on Facebook.....so my entire newsfeed is similar to what you said or a whiteboard with all the elements of contract formation. When gunners infiltrate my FB newsfeed enough is enough.


people are actually taking pictures of the board? seriously?

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby wildhaggis » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 pm

Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.

This is equal parts sad and ridiculous.

Also, do the gunners at anyone else's school all flock together? I guess a common sense of social ostracization is something to bond over.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 pm

dreakol wrote:
starlight007 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.



At my school they do this too...then post it on Facebook.....so my entire newsfeed is similar to what you said or a whiteboard with all the elements of contract formation. When gunners infiltrate my FB newsfeed enough is enough.


people are actually taking pictures of the board? seriously?


Can you take a pic of the people taking a pic of the white board? That's hilarious.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:58 pm

wildhaggis wrote:Also, do the gunners at anyone else's school all flock together? I guess a common sense of social ostracization is something to bond over.


Gunners are solitary beings.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby ilovesf » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:59 pm

r6_philly wrote:
wildhaggis wrote:Also, do the gunners at anyone else's school all flock together? I guess a common sense of social ostracization is something to bond over.


Gunners are solitary beings.

Sometimes, but not always. My section has a group of about six people that are all gunners, some more so than others, but they're some of the biggest gunners in our section without a doubt.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby wildhaggis » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:01 pm

r6_philly wrote:
wildhaggis wrote:Also, do the gunners at anyone else's school all flock together? I guess a common sense of social ostracization is something to bond over.


Gunners are solitary beings.

This is what I thought. They all eventually migrated together though, and move around in this strange phalanx formation.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:19 pm

dreakol wrote:people are actually taking pictures of the board? seriously?

Happening here too.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:19 pm

rank the gunners and post... give them creative names that most others can figure out, but not them and see how they react....


you could even do a playoff format. have the top ranked gunner vs the lowest ranked gunner to decide teh champion gunner of them all ( and then have an olympic ceremony type thing)

then bask in the lulz

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:20 pm

northwood wrote:i hate how every conversation turns into lawschool related things. I understand that thats the big thing in our lives, and all, but when im out getting blackoutdrunk i dont want to talk about whatever bullshit went on in class that day, or that week. Id rather have a nice change of pace conversation, thanks....


Why I hang out with non-law school people. Gotta love having engineer friends nearby so as to get away from all these fucking undergrad humanities majors. I really don't like the homogeneous nature of the class in that respect.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:06 pm

crossarmant wrote:
northwood wrote:i hate how every conversation turns into lawschool related things. I understand that thats the big thing in our lives, and all, but when im out getting blackoutdrunk i dont want to talk about whatever bullshit went on in class that day, or that week. Id rather have a nice change of pace conversation, thanks....


Why I hang out with non-law school people. Gotta love having engineer friends nearby so as to get away from all these fucking undergrad humanities majors. I really don't like the homogeneous nature of the class in that respect.


ditto. i only hang with non-law school grad students and friends who work in the area. just can't really spend time with the 23 year old strait from UG kids who never really left the college phase

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby kwais » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:36 pm

I know I might get pounded for this one, but what I honestly hate the most about law school is the "too-cool for school" crap.
If you talk with someone about jobs it always "why are you thinking about jobs."
If you wait to talk to the professor after the class to be respectful, you are a gunner.
If people find out you've been to office hours more than once, you are a gunner.
If you start a casual law related conversation at a bar, you are a gunner.

It's like a race to the bottom and it's weird. The anti-gunners are far more pretentious to me than the gunners are annoying.
I guess that makes me a gunner :(

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:40 pm

kwais wrote:I know I might get pounded for this one, but what I honestly hate the most about law school is the "too-cool for school" crap.
If you talk with someone about jobs it always "why are you thinking about jobs."
If you wait to talk to the professor after the class to be respectful, you are a gunner.
If people find out you've been to office hours more than once, you are a gunner.
If you start a casual law related conversation at a bar, you are a gunner.

It's like a race to the bottom and it's weird. The anti-gunners are far more pretentious to me than the gunners are annoying.
I guess that makes me a gunner :(



You got it all wrong. It is if you raise your hand in class every five minutes and then argue with the teacher over every answer they give saying that what they are saying is "unfair" does "not make sense" or etc... you are a gunner. It is not gunnerish to save your questions for office hours or to talk to your teacher after class. Those are anti-gunner moves.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Kabuo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:43 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dreakol wrote:
starlight007 wrote:
Kabuo wrote:Ok, first gunner complaint on my part. Today, our Torts prof gave us a comprehensive review of negligence since we're now done with it. So on the board were duty, breach, cause in fact, prox cause, and damages, with all the other stuff that goes with each one. Anyway, most of us either already had it written down somewhere, or wrote it down in class. But the gunners wrote it down and then gathered 'round the whiteboard to take pictures of it from every angle. You know, in case there's some secret to how to ace the exam on there that they couldn't see during class and need to review. Magnified, in 8 megapixels.



At my school they do this too...then post it on Facebook.....so my entire newsfeed is similar to what you said or a whiteboard with all the elements of contract formation. When gunners infiltrate my FB newsfeed enough is enough.


people are actually taking pictures of the board? seriously?


Can you take a pic of the people taking a pic of the white board? That's hilarious.


I will be ready for this next time.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby kwais » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:44 pm

jarofsoup wrote:
kwais wrote:I know I might get pounded for this one, but what I honestly hate the most about law school is the "too-cool for school" crap.
If you talk with someone about jobs it always "why are you thinking about jobs."
If you wait to talk to the professor after the class to be respectful, you are a gunner.
If people find out you've been to office hours more than once, you are a gunner.
If you start a casual law related conversation at a bar, you are a gunner.

It's like a race to the bottom and it's weird. The anti-gunners are far more pretentious to me than the gunners are annoying.
I guess that makes me a gunner :(



You got it all wrong. It is if you raise your hand in class every five minutes and then argue with the teacher over every answer they give saying that what they are saying is "unfair" does "not make sense" or etc... you are a gunner. It is not gunnerish to save your questions for office hours or to talk to your teacher after class. Those are anti-gunner moves.


hope you are right

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby adonai » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:52 pm

kwais wrote:I know I might get pounded for this one, but what I honestly hate the most about law school is the "too-cool for school" crap.
If you talk with someone about jobs it always "why are you thinking about jobs."
If you wait to talk to the professor after the class to be respectful, you are a gunner.
If people find out you've been to office hours more than once, you are a gunner.
If you start a casual law related conversation at a bar, you are a gunner.

It's like a race to the bottom and it's weird. The anti-gunners are far more pretentious to me than the gunners are annoying.
I guess that makes me a gunner :(

The thing is the people who respond negatively to all of the above all talk about "competition" and the curve and all sorts of things amongst themselves. It is really no different with them either, which is quite hypocritical. The only difference I see is that they're talkers, but not doers. Going to office hours and meeting with the prof. in private never hurt anyone and doesn't intrude on others' precious tuition dollars.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby c3pO4 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:57 pm

adonai wrote:
kwais wrote:I know I might get pounded for this one, but what I honestly hate the most about law school is the "too-cool for school" crap.
If you talk with someone about jobs it always "why are you thinking about jobs."
If you wait to talk to the professor after the class to be respectful, you are a gunner.
If people find out you've been to office hours more than once, you are a gunner.
If you start a casual law related conversation at a bar, you are a gunner.

It's like a race to the bottom and it's weird. The anti-gunners are far more pretentious to me than the gunners are annoying.
I guess that makes me a gunner :(

The thing is the people who respond negatively to all of the above all talk about "competition" and the curve and all sorts of things amongst themselves. It is really no different with them either, which is quite hypocritical. The only difference I see is that they're talkers, but not doers.


some of us really are too cool for school because we realize we're paying exorbitant amounts of money to learn nothing of practical use and just counting down the days until biglaw. sorry u mad. if i loved school i'd have gotten a phd or some crap. I came to lawl school b/c it's a means to an end. a means I happen to find really boring and stupid.

"thinking about jobs" is tite - that's anti-gunner. Gunner is gunning for grades instead of hustling for jobs. All 4 of the things you mentioned are pretty normal.

The annoying thing is when some kid starts arguing with the prof in class for 15 minutes and tries to be an amateur prof.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:00 am

northwood wrote:i hate how the podium hawks flock to the professor after every.single.class.

:D

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:01 am

I hate my increased dependency on caffeine and alcohol.




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