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 FeelTheHeat » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:25 pm

My professors aren't oblivious at all...to the contrary they acknowledge how difficult out there it is.

The curve doesn't bother me in the slightest. I knew what I was signing up for and I enjoy competition in general...I grew up playing and loving sports so it's not much different.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby keg411 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:32 pm

crossarmant wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Memos, and it's not even close


+1

I only have LRW once a week and there's always a bunch of work to do for it, its only 2 credits and my professor is incredibly intense and intimidating. She spent an entire 15 minute conference ripping me a new one about my practice memo and then was like "you did well," and ended to conference. That and on top of all the reading and studying for other substantive classes, I often forget about LRW work.

Though, the curve is definitely the enemy. I went into my one midterm stressed because while I knew everything and could relate it and explain it properly and adequately, I just felt that wasn't enough. You can't help but look around the room and think "What is it that everyone else is doing? Who do I know I'm doing better than," etc. It makes it unreasonably competitive, especially ITE.


That Torts midterm can save your ass if you owned it and it's worth enough of your grade. It also gives you a decent idea if you "get it" or not (and even if you got an "A", don't be afraid to make adjustments).

Also, tip (specific to RU and class scheduling): do LRW on Fridays after class, but before you go out. It's probably one of the best times to just sit and put the time-sink into research/writing.

The worst part of 1L for me was Thanksgiving until grades came out. I felt like crying pretty much every day.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby wildhaggis » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:50 pm

hangtransferloose wrote:I hate that 3L is a cash scam.

+1

Also, law puns.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby swc65 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:20 pm

1L hated the Gunners

2L hate everything, but hate journal work more.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby glitter178 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:26 pm

i really hate that the professors are like certifiably miffed if you forget some rinky dink bullshit detail of a case, especially when you have access to their past exams and it's evident they will not be testing you on cases (or at least not on the procedural history of them, or whether wheat was going for 4.25 or 5.25 a bushel or whatever the fuck)

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:13 pm

When I turn to a case and it says "Exchequer chamber" in the caption.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Gecko of Doom » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:58 pm

jarofsoup wrote:When I turn to a case and it says "Exchequer chamber" in the caption.

This. Ever so much this.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Flash » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 pm

Being surrounded by law students.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Kabuo » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:17 pm

wildhaggis wrote:
hangtransferloose wrote:I hate that 3L is a cash scam.

+1

Also, law puns.


Love the law puns. Also guilty of plenty. In fact, I just accidentally made on while talking about "landmark" property cases with a friend. Yeah, I'll show myself out.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Flash wrote:Being surrounded by law students.


+1

When I hear a fellow law student make a joke that is (1) related to any law class, and (2) a completely wrong application of a legal principle; it makes me want to strangle everyone in my vicinity.

Most of them think they're hot shit, but barely have a grasp on the material and will cover their lack of knowledge in glossy language for professors. Grates on my last nerve.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:32 pm

crossarmant wrote:
Flash wrote:Being surrounded by law students.


+1

When I hear a fellow law student make a joke that is (1) related to any law class, and (2) a completely wrong application of a legal principle; it makes me want to strangle everyone in my vicinity.

Most of them think they're hot shit, but barely have a grasp on the material and will cover their lack of knowledge in glossy language for professors. Grates on my last nerve.


Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Kabuo » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:35 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:40 pm

Kabuo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?


It's not confusion or non-intelligence that's the issue. With people in retail or even in the offices I worked in, they were at least real, they never particularly pretended to be more than they were. In law school, it seems to be a mess of competing egos and a slew of near sociopathic characters.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:43 pm

crossarmant wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?


It's not confusion or non-intelligence that's the issue. With people in retail or even in the offices I worked in, they were at least real, they never particularly pretended to be more than they were. In law school, it seems to be a mess of competing egos and a slew of near sociopathic characters.


Yeah, I don't agree with a single thing you said, but to each their own

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby cheeseburger » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:43 pm

Kabuo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?


i think these responses will sum up why the poster hates being around law students

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:45 pm

cheeseburger wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?


i think these responses will sum up why the poster hates being around law students


+1. Law students not understanding why people hate being around law students is highly probative of why being around law students sucks.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:49 pm

Or we just disagree and don't try to see ourselves as different and some sort of better than our fellow classmates, but whatever. You guys are special and totally not the law school prototype, congrats

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby crossarmant » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:13 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:Yeah, I don't agree with a single thing you said, but to each their own


TBF, I could be different. I went to a heavy science and engineering undergrad and all of my friends were computer and electrical engineers, I had a science degree, so now that I'm immersed with poly sci and English people I could be the oddball out.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:17 pm

crossarmant wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Yeah, I don't agree with a single thing you said, but to each their own


TBF, I could be different. I went to a heavy science and engineering undergrad and all of my friends were computer and electrical engineers, I had a science degree, so now that I'm immersed with poly sci and English people I could be the oddball out.


This could also be the case with me. I was pre-med in college, and I could literally vomit any time someone brings up the slippery slope argument or does some equally lawyerish thing.

To be fair, however, I wouldn't take myself out on a date, either.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:18 pm

cheeseburger wrote:
Kabuo wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:
Really don't get this...Idk what else you guys would expect in law school...besides, I appreciate the chance to be surrounded by intelligent people every day, even if they are gasbags, especially after working at a lot of retail/restaurant jobs throughout undergrad


+ freaking 1. Will never miss retail. And why do you let people who are confused and making a fool of themselves bother you? I get it when they're monopolizing classtime or office hours, but otherwise who cares?


i think these responses will sum up why the poster hates being around law students


LOL.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby alabamabound » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:04 pm

174 wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:The worst in my opinion are the people whose maturity level is so low that they casually text while the prof is speaking, and in some cases, look at the person whom they are texting, and smile and laugh.

No fun allowed guys.


Also, why aren't they g-chatting?

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:05 pm

alabamabound wrote:
174 wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:The worst in my opinion are the people whose maturity level is so low that they casually text while the prof is speaking, and in some cases, look at the person whom they are texting, and smile and laugh.

No fun allowed guys.


Also, why aren't they g-chatting?

Some of us have schools that block internet in classrooms. :(

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:06 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
alabamabound wrote:
174 wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:The worst in my opinion are the people whose maturity level is so low that they casually text while the prof is speaking, and in some cases, look at the person whom they are texting, and smile and laugh.

No fun allowed guys.


Also, why aren't they g-chatting?

Some of us have schools that block internet in classrooms. :(


If I remember your school correctly, it's pretty clear that they just don't want you to have any joy in your life whatsoever.

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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:10 pm

mrloblaw wrote:If I remember your school correctly, it's pretty clear that they just don't want you to have any joy in your life whatsoever.

:lol: Pretty sure you're remembering correctly. But no internet just means that I've managed to fit in several hundred games of spider solitaire so far this quarter.
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Re: What do you hate most about law school?

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:11 pm

thedive wrote:
FeelTheHeat wrote:Memos, and it's not even close

+1




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