1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

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What's the biggest thing on your mind during 1L year?

The curve
21
18%
The opposite sex
23
19%
Jobs (or lack of jobs)
32
27%
Exams
21
18%
Home(sickness)
3
3%
The material
3
3%
Getting called on
7
6%
Vacation
3
3%
General (and borderline irrational) frustration/fear
7
6%
 
Total votes: 120

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby FlanAl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:59 pm

the cliques are more like middle school because they don't make high school sense. no one is cool in law school. no one is the quarterback or whatever its just different tiers of the kids who were probably in the nerd clique in high school, but super weird that the groups form rapidly and stay pretty solid.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby FlanAl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:59 pm

didn't mean to post twice

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby D'Angelo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:17 pm

get used to traveling in packs!

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Naked Dude » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:47 pm

FlanAl wrote:the cliques are more like middle school because they don't make high school sense. no one is cool in law school. no one is the quarterback or whatever its just different tiers of the kids who were probably in the nerd clique in high school, but super weird that the groups form rapidly and stay pretty solid.


depressingly true.

re the bolded--it makes it all the more entertaining when you encounter people who think they're cool. i can't be the only one who's been tempted to say to someone, "dude, you're in law school--you're not that cool."

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby jessuf » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:00 pm

my school has high school-esque cliques. all of the pretty people pal around together and make fun of the awkward dorks who are infinitely more intelligent than them. i prefer to talk with everyone, and in my free time, hang out with non-law school people.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Ernert » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:02 pm

Jessuf wrote:my school has high school-esque cliques. all of the pretty people pal around together and make fun of the awkward dorks who are infinitely more intelligent than them. i prefer to talk with everyone, and in my free time, hang out with non-law school people.


0L here but your plan of action sounds like TCR.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby D'Angelo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:03 pm

Ernert wrote:
Jessuf wrote:my school has high school-esque cliques. all of the pretty people pal around together and make fun of the awkward dorks who are infinitely more intelligent than them. i prefer to talk with everyone, and in my free time, hang out with non-law school people.


0L here but your plan of action sounds like TCR.

if you can pull it off!

I try to talk with everyone but non-law-school people are not easy to find around here...

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby jessuf » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:07 pm

D'Angelo wrote:
Ernert wrote:
Jessuf wrote:my school has high school-esque cliques. all of the pretty people pal around together and make fun of the awkward dorks who are infinitely more intelligent than them. i prefer to talk with everyone, and in my free time, hang out with non-law school people.


0L here but your plan of action sounds like TCR.

if you can pull it off!

I try to talk with everyone but non-law-school people are not easy to find around here...


i go to school where my friends/family already are, so i am probably in a different boat than a lot of people on TLS.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:19 pm

Law school is pretty meh.

Likes:
The course work
The Professors
The people I live with
The cheap booze

Dislikes:
Tuition
Grades


I don't think the cliches are that bad but I generally don't pay mind to it.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby TatteredDignity » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:25 pm

Our school must be special or something, because I really haven't noticed too many 1)gunners or 2)douchetards. Everyone is basically cool, some are cooler than others, and there are only a few people who everyone knows as "that guy."

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Naked Dude » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:14 am

0LNewbie wrote:Our school must be special or something, because I really haven't noticed too many 1)gunners or 2)douchetards. Everyone is basically cool, some are cooler than others, and there are only a few people who everyone knows as "that guy."


Yeah, but one rotten apple and all that...all it takes is for two douchetards to be in the same corner of the lounge, and all of a sudden the school feels infested

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby TatteredDignity » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:19 am

Naked Dude wrote:
0LNewbie wrote:Our school must be special or something, because I really haven't noticed too many 1)gunners or 2)douchetards. Everyone is basically cool, some are cooler than others, and there are only a few people who everyone knows as "that guy."


Yeah, but one rotten apple and all that...all it takes is for two douchetards to be in the same corner of the lounge, and all of a sudden the school feels infested


True... Maybe I'm not very sensitive to it. I'm more the type to laugh off that kind of person than to be annoyed by him.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Verity » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:53 am

Forgot to add that I love lockers.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ahduth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:25 am

Verity wrote:Forgot to add that I love lockers.


I fucking love having a locker again.

About the cliques/lawcest/etc. , I didn't really understand that we had gunners in our section until it was sort of explained out to me in detail. I spent the remaining 1 and 1/2 months paranoid that I was gunner.

Don't be a gunner.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby LSATNightmares » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:21 am

Likes:
-Professors
-Material
-Satisfaction of understanding more about the law
-Classmates

Dislikes:
-Social isolation... I live a bit far from campus, and people don't seem to want to just hang out and have lunch or something
-Losing touch with my family during the semester
-Losing touch, due to the first-year curriculum, with my other academic interests

We also have no gunners.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby crossarmant » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:39 am

I've never read so much, yet read so little in my whole life. Last semester I made my way through 3 case books and numerous supplements, but did not read a single pleasure book the entire time. I read like 25 pages of Rules of Attraction and then it was pushed to the side. I hate that.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Naked Dude » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:45 pm

LSATNightmares wrote:Losing touch, due to the first-year curriculum, with my other academic interests


Yeah this is a better way of expressing what I mean by the whole monomania thing. If you let the stress get to you and lose track of your hobbies, interests, intellectual curiosities, you will be miserable. My doom and gloom disposition the last month of the semester came not from the workload or exam stress, but from letting the stress stop me from: working out, et al.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby D'Angelo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:47 pm

Naked Dude wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:Losing touch, due to the first-year curriculum, with my other academic interests


Yeah this is a better way of expressing what I mean by the whole monomania thing. If you let the stress get to you and lose track of your hobbies, interests, intellectual curiosities, you will be miserable. My doom and gloom disposition the last month of the semester came not from the workload or exam stress, but from letting the stress stop me from: working out, et al.

this! i am in more orgs than I can count but it kept me sane first semester...we'll see how it impacts my grades...

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby cinephile » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:04 pm

crossarmant wrote: I read like 25 pages of Rules of Attraction and then it was pushed to the side. I hate that.


For lack of free time? The film is amazing. I suppose watching the movie instead of reading is a bit like cheating, but it's so good and so nineties. And Dawson just makes it that much better.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ran12 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 pm

Lack of quality tail really sucks

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ilovesf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:30 pm

seriously the opposite sex is winning? yeah, the guys aren't so great, but wouldn't you want to date someone not from LS anyway to save your sanity?

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Naked Dude » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:34 pm

ran12 wrote:Lack of quality tail really sucks


diversify

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby NYC Law » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:36 pm

ilovesf wrote:seriously the opposite sex is winning? yeah, the guys aren't so great, but wouldn't you want to date someone not from LS anyway to save your sanity?


It just says what do you think about most 1L - with the winning choice being opposite sex. Doesn't specify that the opposite sex has to be in law school, at least that's how I chose to interpret it.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ilovesf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:02 pm

NYC Law wrote:
ilovesf wrote:seriously the opposite sex is winning? yeah, the guys aren't so great, but wouldn't you want to date someone not from LS anyway to save your sanity?


It just says what do you think about most 1L - with the winning choice being opposite sex. Doesn't specify that the opposite sex has to be in law school, at least that's how I chose to interpret it.

:lol: reading comp fail on my part.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Verity » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:17 pm

And it implies heterosexuality. Whatever you're into, you know what I mean.




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