thomas7669 wrote:TIKITEMBO wrote:I really do want to chill and stay out of the the b.s.
It's difficult (and frustrating) though when you have to be around people all the time. Plus, I'm a pretty friendly person and my nature is to make friends with people quite easily.
It's just turning out these people are high drama from the situation. I want to check out and not be involved with it, but I'm torn because I want to care enough to see the good side of my classmates and network properly. I'm struggling to find time to really make friends outside of law school (moved to a new area). I think if I had some relief I'd feel better about it.
Meh, there are redeeming moments, but there are other times when I just want to leave the school as fast as fucking possible once class is done because I find myself not being able to stand people.
Gotta stay positive and just do it.
I'm a friendly person too, but I pretty much leave right after class is over. This is partly because all the cliques formed when I was driving 2 hour back and forth every day(first apartment didnt work out). But mostly because I am trying to follow the advice given in this thread:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/inde ... =4013253.0
I think it makes sense to network with people already in the profession, rather than the people who will end up being your competition.
Look you came to law school for a reason. Ignore the BS and do everything you can(without being a dick) to get a job as a lawyer..
Word of warning: That advice may work for some areas, but for small bars, you are playing with fire. Don't piss off your classmates. Remember, those attorneys that you're networking with had classmates as well, and they give each other work. Make sure you have that network set up for yourself, otherwise you may have real trouble actually getting work when you're out on your own.
Don't dismiss your classmates just because they seem obnoxious. All of the attorneys you're going to be working with had classmates too, and I can guarantee you they still talk to at least some of them. Don't ever come off as being smug and superior to your classmates.
Do not take general social advice for law school from some thread that everyone across the country uses. Talk to LOCAL attorneys and figure out how they do things.