1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

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1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby PrincetonLaw » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:52 pm

1L. What the hell do i do?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby SportsFan » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:58 pm

Whats your total COA/debt going to be? Do you think you can improve this semester (are you studying more/better/etc.)?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby smaug_ » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:00 pm

SportsFan wrote:Whats your total COA/debt going to be? Do you think you can improve this semester (are you studying more/better/etc.)?


To explicate a bit, what would a reasonable outcome be for you grades wise be at the end of the year? How much are you spending to keep on gambling?

I don't think it's time to give up yet, but I think it's fair to consider under what circumstances you should give up. (That's probably true for nearly everyone.)

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby rad lulz » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:01 pm

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby Pokemon » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:18 pm

Provide more info. Are you a Texas resident with that super-low state tuition bill or from elsewhere? Scholarship? Are you trying to stay in Texas?
Do you want biglaw? PI? Do you like the idea of being a lawyer? Is your father a partner at Vinson and Elkins/aka do you have connections?

Oh yeah, and make better grades. Figure what you did wrong last time, and do not do it.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby RELIC » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:20 pm

rad lulz wrote:
PrincetonLaw wrote:1L. What the hell do i do?

Make better grades

This.

And then drop out after 1L if you don't.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby Pokemon » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:27 pm

RELIC wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
PrincetonLaw wrote:1L. What the hell do i do?

Make better grades

This.

And then drop out after 1L if you don't.


If he was bottom quarter, unless he gets top 10% grades, he will still not be in a good place.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby PrincetonLaw » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Texas resident+10k scholarship. Want to stay in tx. Want big law but realize that's pretty much out.

Pokemon wrote:Provide more info. Are you a Texas resident with that super-low state tuition bill or from elsewhere? Scholarship? Are you trying to stay in Texas?
Do you want biglaw? PI? Do you like the idea of being a lawyer? Is your father a partner at Vinson and Elkins/aka do you have connections?

Oh yeah, and make better grades. Figure what you did wrong last time, and do not do it.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby smaug_ » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:18 pm

:| What are you doing this summer?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby PrincetonLaw » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:21 pm

working for a notable judge and the AGs office thanks to some connections (not merit based)

hibiki wrote::| What are you doing this summer?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby Pokemon » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:51 pm

See what grades you get, do OCI, then think really hard about how badly you want to be a lawyer.
Do you have any alternative career prospects? Have you worked before or something along those lines?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby westphillybandr » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:23 am

How much debt dude? Is it biglaw or bust?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby bananapeanutbutter » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:25 am

You're being self destructive brah. Don't stress on this till post finals. What good does it do now? Stop procrastinating, and if you are gonna procrastinate watch basketball. Analyze in June.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby PrincetonLaw » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:31 am

~105+40 undergrad loans
westphillybandr wrote:How much debt dude? Is it biglaw or bust?

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby westphillybandr » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:59 am

PrincetonLaw wrote:~105+40 undergrad loans
westphillybandr wrote:How much debt dude? Is it biglaw or bust?


Concentrate on finals bro.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby BrownLine » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:30 am

Pray. Meanwhile figure out an innovative and better study method. You're obviously smart enough to do well (intelligense wise you're pretty similar to your peers, prob have a good work ethic, etc.). You really need to refocus and change your approach. Pm me if you want specific advice.

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Re: 1L Bottom Quarter at Texas

Postby seriouspartydude » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:48 pm

UT 2L/3L here. First semester wasn't too kind to me either, but I rebounded and landed a sweet paid job. All I can say is hang in there and bust your buns off. Control what is ahead of you right now- finals. Don't doubt your capabilities based off of your past performance. Just think of your upcoming finals as a clear slate.

As for long term plans, worry about those during the summer. You are obviously a very capable networker to be able to get a job in the AG's office even though you say you didn't merit one. (Which I doubt. They must obviously think you are capable.) Play off of this strength and shake as many hands and kiss as many asses you meet this summer. Lets face it, many places outside of biglaw, especially in Texas, make decisions based off of personal relationships/fit within the office.

But for now, just focus on finals. Good luck and hook'em! Feel free to send me a PM if you would like.




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