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 corporate office jobs
This is by far the best thing about law school. All my past boss' IQ points put together doesn't surpass people at the tail end of the curve here.
In law school, it's the exams that are arbitrary and Kafkaesque, not the people.
I love writing briefs. I actually like reading treatises. I don't even mind the curve, because, in reality, it's the only thing motivating me to try to become an expert on material I'll probably never use again in my life. The two things I hate the most are: 1) the subjective nature of exams, and 2) no feedback. I actually think I hate #2 more. Even with a scholarship, I'm still paying way, way too much money to have almost zero feedback and/or training. You can't actually learn from the current system of one final exam being 100% of your grade, a grade that you won't even see until after the next semester has begun -- and if the professor will even talk to you about it, they'll be so vague as to be mostly unhelpful.
I also hate that Biglaw is so shallow in their hiring criteria -- yet they still wonder why associate turnover is a constant problem.