Do most people hate law school?

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Do most people hate law school?

Postby patspats » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:07 pm

Perhaps hate is too strong of a word, but most people, from reading online, seem to claim they dislike law school. I am in my second semester as a 1L in a T14 and starting to realize how much I don't actually like law school. I have reading cases, getting called on, doing issue spotters, etc. I'm starting to think of dropping out, but I'm not sure if everyone who should be here and is here "enjoys" law school or if everyone just kind of suffers through it and I need to toughen up.

Any advice?

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby BPLawl » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:14 pm

If you can't learn to love it you should leave it.

^Paraphrase of Tupac, not serious advice
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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:15 pm

BPLawl wrote:If you can't learn to love it you should leave it.

No

Practice is awesome

Law school blows

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby rogers » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:16 pm

rad lulz wrote:
BPLawl wrote:If you can't learn to love it you should leave it.

No

Practice is awesome

Law school blows


Thank God, brother. I hate this shit with a passion. The first week of spring semester has been hell.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:18 pm

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby patspats » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:18 pm

rogers wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
BPLawl wrote:If you can't learn to love it you should leave it.

No

Practice is awesome

Law school blows


Thank God, brother. I hate this shit with a passion. The first week of spring semester has been hell.



OP here. I agree, LRW is pretty cool an interesting, but reading cases really just sucks the life out of me.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby patspats » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:20 pm

It also seems like every person you talk to face-to-face claims that enjoy law school. I feel like its all BS

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby rad lulz » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:22 pm

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby thegrayman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:55 pm

I genuinely dislike law school. The way it makes every little thing you do stressful as all hell gets old fast.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby Octaviankid » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:09 pm

I feel the same way...spring semester has been extremely difficult to get back into the flow of things. I've been tricking my mind into thinking it's a "game" with a ridiculous amount of rules i need to learn and the winner of the "game" gets to buy a Tesla, look sharp, get girls, and an awesome house on the beach.....oh and fight for justice lol...

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby hichvichwoh » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:15 pm

I genuinely like law school, but i'm a huge nerd.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:21 pm

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby sublime » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:40 pm

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby gdane » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:47 pm

Law school is awesome. Being around hot bishes all the time and not having to actually work. The subject matter is also interesting.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:24 pm

When I started law school, I kind of shrugged when people asked if I liked it. Now I'm in my second semester of 2L and my response is still a shrug. Maybe I'll decide by the time I graduate. I can tell you that so far I like the looks of this semester MUCH more than my past three.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:39 pm

I enjoyed certain classes and aspects of law school, but overall it sucked. Real practice is way, way better.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby PotLuck » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:49 pm

Right there with you man, I pretty much hate LS.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:50 pm

law school is the greatest thing ive ever known.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby Nova » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:55 pm

I like law school

Its pretty easy

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby Monochromatic Oeuvre » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:01 pm

Nuanced for me. I actually really like studying law, but I hate how much my career trajectory depends on seven exams and the way that makes me feel.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:10 pm

I liked law school fine (but am a huge nerd), but I hated being a student.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby Nova » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:28 pm

thegrayman wrote:I genuinely dislike law school. The way it makes every little thing you do stressful as all hell gets old fast.

thats on you

relax

patspats wrote: I'm starting to think of dropping out, but I'm not sure if everyone who should be here and is here "enjoys" law school or if everyone just kind of suffers through it and I need to toughen up.

Any advice?

eta: Don't let it bother you so much. Its just school.
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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:31 am

sublime wrote:It can be annoying, but it beats the shit out of working.

I actually don't mind it much. Essentially getting paid to study and learn shit seems like a good deal to me.


How is this true? Unless you are being sarcastic?

School is the opposite of being paid - I worked before I came to law school in consulting, and made decent money, which I am exactly not making now. In fact, I'm spending a very substantial amount while making nothing.

Also, learn shit.. yes, theoretically that is true, but I'm not sure how relevant it is to either our grades, or our practice.

As far as I'm concerned, law school has its benefits, but its not really better than working. It's like a more stressful and time-consuming undergrad without the total awesomeness of college, and I can't even really work part time as a 1L.

For these reasons, I'm actually very excited to practice, but law school? very mehh.

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby sublime » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:38 am

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Re: Do most people hate law school?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:40 am

This is a tough question, because some people are just whiners and it's hard to tell how much they really hate something, and complaining is a social activity, and sometimes you pretend to be sick of or annoyed by something just to fit in. Or you pretend to like something to look a certain way. Bottom line is you're not alone either way.




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