TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:57 pm

what i have quickly come to realize over the past two weeks since LS started is that everyone fucking told me LS sucks and i didn't listen. thats the crazy thing. people just didn't tell me that it would suck. they told me exactly how it would suck. and they were right. i had a choice and i chose wrong.

im fucking theon greyjoy and LS is ramsay snow.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby PourMeTea » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:58 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.

So much this. Graded LRW FUCKED me.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby JohannDeMann » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:09 am

ManoftheHour wrote:I was not myself during my CB. I'm so disappointed in myself. I let the pressure get to me. I was so aggressive to get my questions through instead of relaxing and making good conversation like I normally do during interviews. I let all the disappointments from the dings during the screens get to me. What the hell is wrong with me? I got the CB, should have just relaxed and do the same thing again. Interviewed with the same people too. My rejection letter will probably be sent by the secretary next week. The Vale of Tears looms.

I suck.


Remember when I told you it was only half time after first semester of 1L? Well that was true. You finished game 1 of an MLB 162 game season. You're in game 3 or 4 now. Careers are marathons. 1 person from my school summered at a biglaw firm. Yet there are 10 plus of employed in biglaw 5 years later. If the goal is biglaw, its not close to over. If the goal is a rewarding career, plenty of opportunity there too. Take a deep breath and keep doing you.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Minnietron » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:15 am

jbagelboy wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.


TCR


+1.

Ungraded LPW was awesome. As in, I didn't really do it.


I wish I had paid more attention to this factor. While the amount of time I've spent on LRW has not been ridiculous, it has been similar to the doctrinal classes that are worth twice the credit hours.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:32 am

PourMeTea wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.

So much this. Graded LRW FUCKED me.


Doing "well" in legal writing (lol) is scrub life

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Ron Howard » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:11 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.


Yes! It is annoying enough when it is ungraded. Please listen to this fellow.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby foundingfather » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:08 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:what i have quickly come to realize over the past two weeks since LS started is that everyone fucking told me LS sucks and i didn't listen. thats the crazy thing. people just didn't tell me that it would suck. they told me exactly how it would suck. and they were right. i had a choice and i chose wrong.

im fucking theon greyjoy and LS is ramsay snow.


i totally know that feel, bro. i know that feel. but it gets better. i almost cried my 1L year because of the workload. but now I'm swamped, yet happy (and not even employed yet)

See:

JohannDeMann wrote:Careers are marathons . . . Take a deep breath and keep doing you.


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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:20 pm

that sausage is my dignity/my self-esteem/my life. and ty bro appreciate the encouragement.

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Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:21 pm

foundingfather wrote:but now I'm swamped, yet happy (and not even employed yet)

Teach me your ways.

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Postby foundingfather » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:45 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:that sausage is my dignity/my self-esteem/my life. and ty bro appreciate the encouragement.


ayy np. that's what we're here for

ManoftheHour wrote:
foundingfather wrote:but now I'm swamped, yet happy (and not even employed yet)

Teach me your ways.


i can tell you what i've done;

i read about 'mindfulness'. basically, if something goes wrong, ask yourself: will this literally kill me right now? if not, it's probably not something to really worry about. literally take a deep breath, and just try to make the best out of whatever situation you're in (even if something is literally killing you)

also, i'm taking classes I like, so that helps. i try not to think about law school as the rat race that it seems to be sometimes, but as a learning experience instead. forget about biglaw. forgot about the money. someone once told me "just do what you love, and you will be happy." this isn't positive psychology or any bs, just literally go out there and do what you want to do. if biglaw happens, it happens.

if not, who cares. like someone above said: you have a long career ahead of you.

'literally' word count: about 3?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:55 pm

why do profs go into so much depth with cases in class if they don't test you on that level granularity? what am i supposed to be getting out of this? like should i expect questions like "why did the dissenting op in case X argue that Y and Z? do you think that's true?" on exams?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:05 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:what i have quickly come to realize over the past two weeks since LS started is that everyone fucking told me LS sucks and i didn't listen. thats the crazy thing. people just didn't tell me that it would suck. they told me exactly how it would suck. and they were right. i had a choice and i chose wrong.

im fucking theon greyjoy and LS is ramsay snow.


There is no Theon. Now Reek, what are you going to do this evening?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby thesealocust » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:58 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:why do profs go into so much depth with cases in class if they don't test you on that level granularity? what am i supposed to be getting out of this? like should i expect questions like "why did the dissenting op in case X argue that Y and Z? do you think that's true?" on exams?

thesealocust wrote:Rules:

. . .

No strategy or advice: The rest of the website is for that. Go nuts planning your route to SCOTUS elsewhere.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby thesealocust » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:59 pm

Slightly less flippant reply: it's psychological warfare. It's hazing. It's a dumb system designed to make them feel smug and you feel dumb and maybe accidentally teach something to a small number of people who were predisposed to it anyway.

Shhhh it'll be O.K.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Wasr » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:49 am

I constantly screw up cold calls. I did the reading; I know the material. But when I get called on I panic and my mind goes blank. Even when I do know exactly what I'm talking about my voice quavers and I sound unconfident. I dunno... I like the material and I find class interesting but I am afraid that I'll be a terrible lawyer because I'm a mess in class. Here's to hoping this all gets better.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby foundingfather » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:22 am

Wasr wrote:I constantly screw up cold calls. I did the reading; I know the material. But when I get called on I panic and my mind goes blank. Even when I do know exactly what I'm talking about my voice quavers and I sound unconfident. I dunno... I like the material and I find class interesting but I am afraid that I'll be a terrible lawyer because I'm a mess in class. Here's to hoping this all gets better.


it's really just a matter of getting comfortable. i still have days where i turn beet red when I get called on, and others where I banter back and forth with the professors.

when you first step out of your comfort zone, it's natural to feel nervous. you will get better with practice, especially if you sign yourself up for something like moot court

these are all skills that you just learn over time. yes, even introverts (that maybe become ambiverts with effort?)

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Kratos » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:01 am

Wasr wrote:I constantly screw up cold calls. I did the reading; I know the material. But when I get called on I panic and my mind goes blank. Even when I do know exactly what I'm talking about my voice quavers and I sound unconfident. I dunno... I like the material and I find class interesting but I am afraid that I'll be a terrible lawyer because I'm a mess in class. Here's to hoping this all gets better.

once you realize that cold calls don't matter and stop caring, you get way better at them

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:25 pm

Kratos wrote:
Wasr wrote:I constantly screw up cold calls. I did the reading; I know the material. But when I get called on I panic and my mind goes blank. Even when I do know exactly what I'm talking about my voice quavers and I sound unconfident. I dunno... I like the material and I find class interesting but I am afraid that I'll be a terrible lawyer because I'm a mess in class. Here's to hoping this all gets better.

once you realize that cold calls don't matter and stop caring, you get way better at them

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:53 pm

bros how do i learn to love LS? how do i learn to love LS students?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Attax » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:07 pm

Shhhhhhhhh its okay.


Learn to love LS students? Hook up with a 3L?

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:56 pm

graded LRW is so TTT. ffuuuuuuuuu

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby foundingfather » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:57 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:bros how do i learn to love LS? how do i learn to love LS students?


i can't say i loved my 1L year, although it did have its highs and lows.

get drunk with your 1L classmates is probably tcr. but then again I go to school in Miami

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby ManoftheHour » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:31 pm

foundingfather wrote:get drunk with your 1L classmates is probably tcr. but then again I go to school in Miami

TITCR. Still applies even though I go to school in the boonies.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:54 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:bros how do i learn to love LS? how do i learn to love LS students?


Stockholm syndrome.




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