anyone enjoying law school?

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:04 am

Should just be a year long, 3 years is fucking ridiculous.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby reformed calvinist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:46 am

beach_terror wrote:3 years is fucking ridiculous.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby a male human » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:21 am

LWR should be more than 2 or 3 units and more than 1 semester. Substantive classes should be less filler and more like bar-review courses.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Guchster » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:28 am

I enjoy the vacations, being able to learn for the sake of learning, and not doing jack shit when I don't want to. Exams suck, but it's nice not having any professional responsibilities. It's not so good not having money any more, and I'd like to get hundres of dollars per hour to do what LPW makes me do for free.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby keg411 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:11 pm

beach_terror wrote:Should just be a year long, 3 years is fucking ridiculous.


+1. I liked 1L, but honestly I'm just looking forward to working at this point and it's a lot harder for me to get motivated this year.

That said, I like my classes better this semester than last semester.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Antrim » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:25 pm

I like law school. Classwise and all? No, not really. They're boring, teachers take an hour to teach what could be taught in 5 minutes via hypos etc. But I've met some damn cool people and go out 3-5 nights a week while still doing fine and all of this beats the shit out of the jobs I was working before coming here so, in that regard it's a hell of a lot better than I thought it'd be.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:33 pm

beach_terror wrote:Should just be a year long, 3 years is fucking ridiculous.

So credited. 1L year is alright because it is new, and I actually had some fun. 2L year is like senioritis in college, except there is a whole year of the same useless, mind-numbing shit after this. The thought of doing this year all over again while caring even less is very disheartening.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby nStiver » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:02 pm

I like law school. I couldn't stand it if I didn't enjoy the material though. Would have dropped out by now.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby reformed calvinist » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:22 pm

The pedagogy in most legal writing classes could probably use a serious rethinking. I almost wish 3L here were like W&L's. Nevermind whether it's worthwhile or not, it seems a damn sight better than the monotony of a third full year of classes. Med schools do clinical rotations the last two years, why the hell not? I realize that most schools have clinics and externship opportunities, but still.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby LAWYER2 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:59 pm

I enjoy L/S for the most part. Just didn't realize how prevalent douche-baggery was amongst my peers.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:13 pm

keg411 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:Should just be a year long, 3 years is fucking ridiculous.


+1. I liked 1L, but honestly I'm just looking forward to working at this point and it's a lot harder for me to get motivated this year.

That said, I like my classes better this semester than last semester.

Externing (interning, whatever you want to call it) this semester was such a mistake because now all I want to do is fucking work. It's awesome in the sense that I know I picked the right career path, but it sucks because I'm still 1.5 years away from starting and I'll learn nothing particularly meaningful in the meantime.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby HWS08 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:42 pm

yep
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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:49 pm

I posted I loved law school last semester.

This semester- meh. Just something I have to get through now.

Thanks median grades!

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:13 am

Guchster wrote:I enjoy the vacations, being able to learn for the sake of learning, and not doing jack shit when I don't want to. Exams suck, but it's nice not having any professional responsibilities. It's not so good not having money any more, and I'd like to get hundres of dollars per hour to do what LPW makes me do for free.


i hope you have a full scholarship. lpw=?

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:15 am

HWS08 wrote:
cinephile wrote:
fundamentallybroken wrote:Careers prior to law school can affect your perspective.


I miss working and actually getting paid. I also miss having a 9-5 and not thinking about (school)work on the evenings and weekends.


That's how I feel too. I like law school, but I do not like being a student. I want to go back to having an income, time to do my laundry, and interns who do the work I don't want to do for me.


what did u used to do? apparently i should take that career path instead of going to law school...

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby solotee » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:29 pm

Coming from a poor, uneducated family background living off foodstamps and goodwill, I am more than enjoying law school and the doors it opened for me. Even a bad day at the firm is tons better than where I'd be otherwise.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Gail » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 pm

People that do it because they know they want it will find the best in it and will tell you they enjoy it, though they'll admit that it was hard.


The people that just fell into it seem to loathe it.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:24 pm

solotee wrote:Coming from a poor, uneducated family background living off foodstamps and goodwill, I am more than enjoying law school and the doors it opened for me. Even a bad day at the firm is tons better than where I'd be otherwise.



+1. I think some people that complain about law school are coming at it from a pretty privileged background. Any time I feel like whining about law school I just remember where my family comes from and that puts things in perspective pretty damn fast

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby jessuf » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:33 pm

I like the education aspect just fine. I just don't like a lot of the students.

Before this, I worked 75+ hours in marketing, and I hated it. Being in school full-time doing law review here, some firm work there is amazing.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby turbotong » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:36 am

1L here - I enjoy it. I came from an engineering school with <5% female. Law school is about 50% female. So much enjoyment.
Also, I happen to be the first person in my school to land a biglaw job, aside from those people already in one or had prior connections when they entered law school.

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:41 am

turbotong wrote:1L here - I enjoy it. I came from an engineering school with <5% female. Law school is about 50% female. So much enjoyment.
Also, I happen to be the first person in my school to land a biglaw job, aside from those people already in one or had prior connections when they entered law school.


congrats/good for u!

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Re: anyone enjoying law school?

Postby ajr » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:58 am

I've loved law school so far. My first career was as an engineer (~10 years). I find the law to be interesting in a way that I never found engineering to be interesting.




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