is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

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is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby myung76 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:51 pm

starting last week i really hit a wall and i havent been able to do any real work.
before that even if i did hit a wall and not have any motivation to do anything id just procrastinate a bit and suck it up and get into it again
its been a couple days now and i havent been able to focus AT ALL.

im really starting to question whether law school is right for me. i feel like if i actually had an alternative path to walk on (which as of now i cannot think of anything substantial) and the thought of facing my parents werent an issue i would leave. also, of course the pressure of
getting a legitimate job makes everything much more unpleasant (maybe its a substantial source of my condition now)


i guess the biggest question is, is this something legitimate i feel, or is it a case of burnout.. i dunno..

anyone gimme their personal experiences or thoughts?

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby OutCold » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:45 pm

I can't answer whether it's burnout for you, but I did experience the same feelings last year during first semester. I fell behind in the readings and took from about mid-October to mid-November off, skipping classes and not really focusing much on school. I even contemplated dropping out while I studied for finals. Honestly, give this semester your best. Take a few days off if you have to, rely on old outlines and supplements to catch up, and go hard for the last few weeks before finals. I think that the urge to drop out, in a lot of cases, is a response to feeling so lost in the material and having no idea whether you can write a competent exam. You'll have a much clearer picture of whether law school is right for you next semester, after you fight through the uncertainty. That was my experience at least.

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:10 pm

The more we get into the semester, the more I want to study. Sucks to be you...

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby Lawquacious » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:15 pm

Jimbo_Jones wrote:The more we get into the semester, the more I want to study. Sucks to be you...


Are you in your first semester?

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby Jimbo_Jones » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:02 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
Jimbo_Jones wrote:The more we get into the semester, the more I want to study. Sucks to be you...


Are you in your first semester?


Yeah buddy

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby northwood » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:06 pm

sounds like you are burnt out. go to class tomorrow and friday and dontdo any other work for those days. do something on saturday to get ready for monday and take sunday off...

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby typ3 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:36 am

ehh depends on what you want to do / why you went to law school...

If you want a job law is an ok career. I say ok because for some people with good business skills that can hustle like hell they can make a decent living at it, but it's not worth the stress and for everyone else it's a recipe for being destitute, jaded, or an alcoholic. If you are risk averse and just want to be an employee then I would tell you to get into a different profession or you face the possibility of being laid off at some point in the future if you don't produce.

If you want to be something other than an employee I would recommend either 1.) not going to law school and saving your money, 2.) win the big law lottery-- live in a box pay off your debt and move into a heavy industry in the midwest (less market volatility in relation to the national economy and can't be outsourced) work like hell and sell out or pass it on to your kids.

If you want to be a lemming and go to New York / LA / Chi / Some other major developed metro and work for someone else or an established corporation go for it. If you want to not be a lifelong serf then stop doing what other people are doing.

Here's the big hint that people don't realize until it is too late, listening to the garbage people in school say and on TLS is great if you want to be an expendable employee and be completely dependent on someone else. People on here oogle about six figure salaries etc. The people who want salaries are for the most part financially illiterate. It's the classic, it's not what you make but what you earn, save, and own.

Get a book, learn some financial literacy and start buying assets and stop worrying about jobs or what your "profession or occupation is." The only people who give a shit about occupations are people who aren't part of the capitalist class... Capitalists don't have professions they are business and asset owners.

Drop out now. Save the cash you would've spent and go buyout a high RMR, mature business, in a mature industry and see if a seller will finance you and stay on for a year or so to help you learn the ropes. Just spend a week on Google going through every priv equity site until you can find a business that fits this description.

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby westinghouse60 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:48 am

typ3 wrote:ehh depends on what you want to do / why you went to law school...

If you want a job law is an ok career. I say ok because for some people with good business skills that can hustle like hell they can make a decent living at it, but it's not worth the stress and for everyone else it's a recipe for being destitute, jaded, or an alcoholic. If you are risk averse and just want to be an employee then I would tell you to get into a different profession or you face the possibility of being laid off at some point in the future if you don't produce.

If you want to be something other than an employee I would recommend either 1.) not going to law school and saving your money, 2.) win the big law lottery-- live in a box pay off your debt and move into a heavy industry in the midwest (less market volatility in relation to the national economy and can't be outsourced) work like hell and sell out or pass it on to your kids.

If you want to be a lemming and go to New York / LA / Chi / Some other major developed metro and work for someone else or an established corporation go for it. If you want to not be a lifelong serf then stop doing what other people are doing.

Here's the big hint that people don't realize until it is too late, listening to the garbage people in school say and on TLS is great if you want to be an expendable employee and be completely dependent on someone else. People on here oogle about six figure salaries etc. The people who want salaries are for the most part financially illiterate. It's the classic, it's not what you make but what you earn, save, and own.

Get a book, learn some financial literacy and start buying assets and stop worrying about jobs or what your "profession or occupation is." The only people who give a shit about occupations are people who aren't part of the capitalist class... Capitalists don't have professions they are business and asset owners.

Drop out now. Save the cash you would've spent and go buyout a high RMR, mature business, in a mature industry and see if a seller will finance you and stay on for a year or so to help you learn the ropes. Just spend a week on Google going through every priv equity site until you can find a business that fits this description.


Pretty big assumption that OP is financing their legal education with straight cash homey (and not student loans), unless Im missing something.

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby typ3 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:09 am

westinghouse60 wrote:
typ3 wrote:ehh depends on what you want to do / why you went to law school...

If you want a job law is an ok career. I say ok because for some people with good business skills that can hustle like hell they can make a decent living at it, but it's not worth the stress and for everyone else it's a recipe for being destitute, jaded, or an alcoholic. If you are risk averse and just want to be an employee then I would tell you to get into a different profession or you face the possibility of being laid off at some point in the future if you don't produce.

If you want to be something other than an employee I would recommend either 1.) not going to law school and saving your money, 2.) win the big law lottery-- live in a box pay off your debt and move into a heavy industry in the midwest (less market volatility in relation to the national economy and can't be outsourced) work like hell and sell out or pass it on to your kids.

If you want to be a lemming and go to New York / LA / Chi / Some other major developed metro and work for someone else or an established corporation go for it. If you want to not be a lifelong serf then stop doing what other people are doing.

Here's the big hint that people don't realize until it is too late, listening to the garbage people in school say and on TLS is great if you want to be an expendable employee and be completely dependent on someone else. People on here oogle about six figure salaries etc. The people who want salaries are for the most part financially illiterate. It's the classic, it's not what you make but what you earn, save, and own.

Get a book, learn some financial literacy and start buying assets and stop worrying about jobs or what your "profession or occupation is." The only people who give a shit about occupations are people who aren't part of the capitalist class... Capitalists don't have professions they are business and asset owners.

Drop out now. Save the cash you would've spent and go buyout a high RMR, mature business, in a mature industry and see if a seller will finance you and stay on for a year or so to help you learn the ropes. Just spend a week on Google going through every priv equity site until you can find a business that fits this description.


Pretty big assumption that OP is financing their legal education with straight cash homey (and not student loans), unless Im missing something.


Well if they are paying for their education entirely on loans then they deserve whatever financial ruin they face in the future for not heeding the advice of TLS and legal generations of earlier days.

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby Lacepiece23 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:14 pm

typ3 wrote:ehh depends on what you want to do / why you went to law school...

If you want a job law is an ok career. I say ok because for some people with good business skills that can hustle like hell they can make a decent living at it, but it's not worth the stress and for everyone else it's a recipe for being destitute, jaded, or an alcoholic. If you are risk averse and just want to be an employee then I would tell you to get into a different profession or you face the possibility of being laid off at some point in the future if you don't produce.

If you want to be something other than an employee I would recommend either 1.) not going to law school and saving your money, 2.) win the big law lottery-- live in a box pay off your debt and move into a heavy industry in the midwest (less market volatility in relation to the national economy and can't be outsourced) work like hell and sell out or pass it on to your kids.

If you want to be a lemming and go to New York / LA / Chi / Some other major developed metro and work for someone else or an established corporation go for it. If you want to not be a lifelong serf then stop doing what other people are doing.

Here's the big hint that people don't realize until it is too late, listening to the garbage people in school say and on TLS is great if you want to be an expendable employee and be completely dependent on someone else. People on here oogle about six figure salaries etc. The people who want salaries are for the most part financially illiterate. It's the classic, it's not what you make but what you earn, save, and own.

Get a book, learn some financial literacy and start buying assets and stop worrying about jobs or what your "profession or occupation is." The only people who give a shit about occupations are people who aren't part of the capitalist class... Capitalists don't have professions they are business and asset owners.

Drop out now. Save the cash you would've spent and go buyout a high RMR, mature business, in a mature industry and see if a seller will finance you and stay on for a year or so to help you learn the ropes. Just spend a week on Google going through every priv equity site until you can find a business that fits this description.


Thanks for summarizing Rich Dad Poor Dad for the entire thread.

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby kapital98 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:35 pm

Lacepiece23 wrote:
typ3 wrote:ehh depends on what you want to do / why you went to law school...

If you want a job law is an ok career. I say ok because for some people with good business skills that can hustle like hell they can make a decent living at it, but it's not worth the stress and for everyone else it's a recipe for being destitute, jaded, or an alcoholic. If you are risk averse and just want to be an employee then I would tell you to get into a different profession or you face the possibility of being laid off at some point in the future if you don't produce.

If you want to be something other than an employee I would recommend either 1.) not going to law school and saving your money, 2.) win the big law lottery-- live in a box pay off your debt and move into a heavy industry in the midwest (less market volatility in relation to the national economy and can't be outsourced) work like hell and sell out or pass it on to your kids.

If you want to be a lemming and go to New York / LA / Chi / Some other major developed metro and work for someone else or an established corporation go for it. If you want to not be a lifelong serf then stop doing what other people are doing.

Here's the big hint that people don't realize until it is too late, listening to the garbage people in school say and on TLS is great if you want to be an expendable employee and be completely dependent on someone else. People on here oogle about six figure salaries etc. The people who want salaries are for the most part financially illiterate. It's the classic, it's not what you make but what you earn, save, and own.

Get a book, learn some financial literacy and start buying assets and stop worrying about jobs or what your "profession or occupation is." The only people who give a shit about occupations are people who aren't part of the capitalist class... Capitalists don't have professions they are business and asset owners.

Drop out now. Save the cash you would've spent and go buyout a high RMR, mature business, in a mature industry and see if a seller will finance you and stay on for a year or so to help you learn the ropes. Just spend a week on Google going through every priv equity site until you can find a business that fits this description.


Thanks for summarizing Rich Dad Poor Dad for the entire thread.


Is that the reason the advice is simplistic and useless? :P

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Re: is law school/legal career really for me? (or you)

Postby LetsGoLAW » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:19 pm

Yeah, bro. I hit big league burnout mid-October. I still made it by, but not at the same pace. Let me tell you this, though: When I put that last fucking period on that last fucking mini-brief, I was ready to go. I was fucking fired up.

Find that inner motivation to get back on the horse. We all fall off it, no doubt. What really separates the boys from the men is getting back on it. Getting back on it strong. So let's go, let's do this shit. Only a few more weeks. We got this.




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