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 Cade McNown » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:33 pm

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."


Probably means you're that guy. (jk)

Liked: Professors, Office Hours, Bar Review, the Competitiveness, Female Peers.
Disliked: Dec. 1st, LRW, our Halloween Party, non-24 hr. Law Library, Male Peers.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:47 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.


TITCR

Good thread, btw.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Gettingstarted1928 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:48 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?


LOL. The girls aren't much of a catch either.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ilovesf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:48 pm

Gettingstarted1928 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?


LOL. The girls aren't much of a catch either.

Yeah.. but I'm not paying attention to any of the girls :P

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Borhas » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:00 pm

Meh, people complain a lot, but it's not so bad.

I don't like it when other people freak out, but I am pretty good at calming down other people so I feel useful when that happens.

All in all, it's not so bad. I just wish it was like the old days when all the folks that wanted firm jobs could get them and we could all live happily ever after.

Oh I'm a 2L, but that's what I thought last year too

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby VTOrange19 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:01 am

Likes:
1. the girl in my class that starts questions with "I know this question sounds dumb, but..."
2. the girl in my class with fake boobs that sits next to me, who happens to be smarter than me and helps me study for finals
3. thought it would be harder
4. see #2 above

Dislikes:
- Blackacre
- The "why didn't you just tell me to print and bind a copy of the Restatement Second of ___________ instead of making me buy a casebook and supplements" feeling
- When you spend an entire class learning something, only to be told that it is abolished in modern law and is non-applicable anymore.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby HBK » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:10 am

Dislikes-

facebook posts about how difficult law school is. (probably because I remember how douchey it was when all my peers did it in '06).

People talking about how much time they spent in the library.

OCI (I'm a 2L)

Confused by-

How many virgins there are at my law school. Most of my friends were looking to lose their V-cards in high school, the fact there are 23 year olds who haven't known the opposite sex is astounding to me.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby bartleby » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:51 am

HBK wrote:Dislikes-

facebook posts about how difficult law school is. (probably because I remember how douchey it was when all my peers did it in '06).

People talking about how much time they spent in the library.

OCI (I'm a 2L)

Confused by-

How many virgins there are at my law school. Most of my friends were looking to lose their V-cards in high school, the fact there are 23 year olds who haven't known the opposite sex is astounding to me.


where do you go to school? i should transfer there immediately. i only know one virgin who talks about being a virgin and that's tim tebow.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Verity » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:08 pm

Law school = lusty prudes.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:15 pm

I don't know where all this virgin talk is coming from. If anything, I'd say my friends in LS are getting more action than my non LS friends.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby sidhesadie » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:21 pm

Now that I've received emails from all my profs for next week, my official main dislike is: Over 100 pages of reading, 12 short answer questions and a 6 page LRW paper, all due on our first day back on Monday.


Along with that, my main dislike is the large quantity of reading and busywork which generally has no bearing on exams and little bearing on being an attorney.

I dislike that we don't get grades until, at the earliest, the end of January.


I like that the material isn't that difficult (just voluminous)

Over half my class is either married or in a LTR, so there's not a lot of 'action'. There are only like 3 single people in my whole section. Fortunately I'm a married so it makes no difference to me!

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Tanicius » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:59 pm

sidhesadie wrote:Over half my class is either married or in a LTR, so there's not a lot of 'action'. There are only like 3 single people in my whole section. Fortunately I'm a married so it makes no difference to me!


Whoa, unexpected twist.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby D'Angelo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:26 pm

the LTRs here have been falling apart left and right since about late october! next semester is going to be drama filled...

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:32 pm

the weird thing about law school is the small size (and the drama that comes along with it) makes you feel like you're in high school again, but everyone is like mid-20s

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby iceicebaby » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:35 pm

ilovesf wrote:I don't know where all this virgin talk is coming from. If anything, I'd say my friends in LS are getting more action than my non LS friends.


I mean this is a top-law-schools.com forum, so many here probably focused a lot on studying throughout their young lives and ignored/failed at social interactions with members of the opposite sex. For instance, one kid I know goes to NYU law and is a virgin, another to George Washington... but my friends that go to Seton Hall and UConn have cleaned up. Correlation? I think so! I speculate that this mythical virgin school is a T14... someone please confirm/deny this?

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Verity » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Who's talking about their virginity at law school?

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:37 pm

iceicebaby wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I don't know where all this virgin talk is coming from. If anything, I'd say my friends in LS are getting more action than my non LS friends.


I mean this is a top-law-schools.com forum, so many here probably focused a lot on studying throughout their young lives and ignored/failed at social interactions with members of the opposite sex. For instance, one kid I know goes to NYU law and is a virgin, another to George Washington... but my friends that go to Seton Hall and UConn have cleaned up. Correlation? I think so! I speculate that this mythical virgin school is a T14... someone please confirm/deny this?

I don't agree with this. One of my best friends goes to NYU law and is one of the biggest sluts I know. This is all just silly anecdotal evidence anyways.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby iceicebaby » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:46 pm

HBK wrote:Dislikes-

facebook posts about how difficult law school is. (probably because I remember how douchey it was when all my peers did it in '06).

People talking about how much time they spent in the library.

OCI (I'm a 2L)

Confused by-

How many virgins there are at my law school. Most of my friends were looking to lose their V-cards in high school, the fact there are 23 year olds who haven't known the opposite sex is astounding to me.


That's where this came from.

ilovesf wrote:
iceicebaby wrote:
ilovesf wrote:I don't know where all this virgin talk is coming from. If anything, I'd say my friends in LS are getting more action than my non LS friends.


I mean this is a top-law-schools.com forum, so many here probably focused a lot on studying throughout their young lives and ignored/failed at social interactions with members of the opposite sex. For instance, one kid I know goes to NYU law and is a virgin, another to George Washington... but my friends that go to Seton Hall and UConn have cleaned up. Correlation? I think so! I speculate that this mythical virgin school is a T14... someone please confirm/deny this?

I don't agree with this. One of my best friends goes to NYU law and is one of the biggest sluts I know. This is all just silly anecdotal evidence anyways.


I know I'm using anecdotal evidence, but can you tell me if your friend was like this before or after she got to NYU law?

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:44 pm

I've also been surprised by the number of virgins.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby ran12 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:23 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I've also been surprised by the number of virgins.


What kind of schools do you dudes go to that there are so many virgins and that they would actually say they are.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Tanicius » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:53 pm

ran12 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I've also been surprised by the number of virgins.


What kind of schools do you dudes go to that there are so many virgins and that they would actually say they are.


The second part is what I don't understand. Why someone would advertise that or answer honestly if it were true is beyond me.

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby D'Angelo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:56 pm

Tanicius wrote:
ran12 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:I've also been surprised by the number of virgins.


What kind of schools do you dudes go to that there are so many virgins and that they would actually say they are.


The second part is what I don't understand. Why someone would advertise that or answer honestly if it were true is beyond me.

this! I am sure there are some based on some people's social skills but nobody actually says these things...or so I thought...

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby jd20132013 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:57 pm

i dont even know what type of conversation you would have to be having where someone's status as a virgin would come up

Therefore I'm choosing to believe that the people claiming to be surprised at the number of virgins are either lying or projecting

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby Peg » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:38 pm

Likes:
- watching the gunners make asses of themselves
- enjoying the excellent free booze at firm events

Dislikes:
- networking (and failing at it)
- the curve, the curve, THE CURVE

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Re: 1Ls: Likes/Dislikes about law school

Postby 071816 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:28 am

Likes:
-The majority of the material
-Professors so far have been very nice, intelligent people
-My school

Dislikes:
-Lack of feedback
-Graded LRW
-Overall lack of emphasis on practical skills
-Neurotic and immature nature of some law students
-Scared/paranoid about the economy




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