Maybe you should drop out of law school.

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That's a good point, thanks for the advice.
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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:13 am

thesealocust wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Still pretty sure this is true, and figured it could provide realistic, albeit painful, comfort to this year's crop of 1Ls.

Please bump again in Feb. TYIA.

You bet champ!

Law school has her teeth in me for at least one more semester. Sorry, TSL :wink:

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:18 pm

thesealocust wrote:The last winter break of my life has given me a lot of time to ponder things on the tree of woe.

Excellent thread. James Earl Jones approves:

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:44 am

Since there are several similar questions on the front page, I thought I'd give this a friendly bump.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:29 pm

I read this OP every once in a while for motivation.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby RELIC » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:30 pm

Danger Zone wrote:I read this OP every once in a while for motivation.

You should drop out.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:17 am

RELIC wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:I read this OP every once in a while for motivation.

You should drop out.


+1

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:19 am

No, it will be different for me because I'm special.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:38 am

Danger Zone wrote:No, it will be different for me because I'm special.


Law school never loses.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Exams are done, anti-anxety duty is over. Welcome to the law school 1Ls, you've seen some shit.

This thread is an oldie but a goodie and still contains very relevant advice.

Merry Christmas.

XOXO HTH,

Your friend,

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:31 am

I'm going to admit that I'm one of those weirdos that finds law school exciting. Maybe that's why I'm newly single.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:32 am

doctoroflaw91 wrote:I'm going to admit that I'm one of those weirdos that finds law school exciting. Maybe that's why I'm newly single.


Broken and self aware is better than just broken.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:47 am

thesealocust wrote:Exams are done, anti-anxety duty is over. Welcome to the law school 1Ls, you've seen some shit.

This thread is an oldie but a goodie and still contains very relevant advice.

Merry Christmas.

XOXO HTH,

Your friend,

~The Sea Locust

But seriously 1Ls, a lot of you should probably drop out.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:50 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Exams are done, anti-anxety duty is over. Welcome to the law school 1Ls, you've seen some shit.

This thread is an oldie but a goodie and still contains very relevant advice.

Merry Christmas.

XOXO HTH,

Your friend,

~The Sea Locust

But seriously 1Ls, a lot of you should probably drop out.


+1

Don't throw good money after bad.

You only get a few decades on this rock, and the overwhelming majority of you will regret every second you spent in the legal field.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:07 am

thesealocust wrote:
doctoroflaw91 wrote:I'm going to admit that I'm one of those weirdos that finds law school exciting. Maybe that's why I'm newly single.


Broken and self aware is better than just broken.


I'm listed under "insane" in the dictionary, in case you were wondering.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:35 am

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Black Hat » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:52 pm

I have to say I don't agree.

Law school is a good investment. The starting pay is higher than a police officer. IMO that makes it worth it.

Plus being a lawyer still has a nice ring to it, rolls off the tongue better than "ditch digger" or "plumber."

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:56 pm

Black Hat wrote:I have to say I don't agree.

Law school is a good investment. The starting pay is higher than a police officer. IMO that makes it worth it.

Plus being a lawyer still has a nice ring to it, rolls off the tongue better than "ditch digger" or "plumber."


What starting pay? BLS estimates there are THOUSANDS fewer entry level legal jobs than there are graduating lawyers.

You're all going to die alone and cold with a negative self worth.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Ron Mexico » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:58 pm

Black Hat wrote:I have to say I don't agree.

Law school is a good investment. The starting pay is higher than a police officer. IMO that makes it worth it.

Plus being a lawyer still has a nice ring to it, rolls off the tongue better than "ditch digger" or "plumber."


the fuck does that have to do w/ anything?

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Black Hat » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:18 am

thesealocust wrote:
Black Hat wrote:I have to say I don't agree.

Law school is a good investment. The starting pay is higher than a police officer. IMO that makes it worth it.

Plus being a lawyer still has a nice ring to it, rolls off the tongue better than "ditch digger" or "plumber."


What starting pay?


Assuming one finds a job. lol

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Black Hat » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:19 am

Ron Mexico wrote:
Black Hat wrote:I have to say I don't agree.

Law school is a good investment. The starting pay is higher than a police officer. IMO that makes it worth it.

Plus being a lawyer still has a nice ring to it, rolls off the tongue better than "ditch digger" or "plumber."


the fuck does that have to do w/ anything?



Those are just two reasons why going to law school is a good investment; my reasons.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Ludo! » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:23 am

Flying to Hollywood is a good investment because you get to fuck Megan Fox.

Assuming one gets to fuck Megan Fox. lol.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Black Hat » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:26 am

Ludo! wrote:Flying to Hollywood is a good investment because you get to fuck Megan Fox.

Assuming one gets to fuck Megan Fox. lol.



I'm going. ha ha

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby LetsGoLAW » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:07 pm

2L here. OP's thread is making more and more sense and I'm glad I'm realizing it as a 2L. My 2L SA firm just revoked my offer because the firm is going under. I remember when I had the "I'll work hard and be in the top 10%." Well, even at a top tiered school, top 25% is not enough.

But I won't drop out. I have little debt and my family is filled with lawyers. But I don't want to be a lawyer anymore. I'm pursuing a mid-20s career change. Picking up the pieces of my software engineering degree and getting certified in multiple programming languages. Top-ten in-demand job in America. I'll patent all my code strings.

Think long and hard everyone.

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby Black Hat » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:40 pm

LetsGoLAW wrote:2L here. OP's thread is making more and more sense and I'm glad I'm realizing it as a 2L. My 2L SA firm just revoked my offer because the firm is going under. I remember when I had the "I'll work hard and be in the top 10%." Well, even at a top tiered school, top 25% is not enough.

But I won't drop out. I have little debt and my family is filled with lawyers. But I don't want to be a lawyer anymore. I'm pursuing a mid-20s career change. Picking up the pieces of my software engineering degree and getting certified in multiple programming languages. Top-ten in-demand job in America. I'll patent all my code strings.

Think long and hard everyone.



I cant imagine saddling the large amount of debt it takes for so many. As you said that isn't a issue for you which means law school isn't "as much of a risk."

But for those into the 6 figures, NO WAY!

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Re: Maybe you should drop out of law school.

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Im strongly considering eating the small late payment fee for my spring tuition bill to wait until my fall grades come back. Its such a scam that our tuition is due before prof grades are.




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