How do you feel about law school?

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How do you feel about law school?

I love it!!!
48
20%
I like it.
58
25%
It's okay.
76
32%
I don't like it.
20
9%
I hate it.
15
6%
Everyday for me is a living hell.
18
8%
 
Total votes: 235

olive16
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How do you feel about law school?

Postby olive16 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:32 pm

Trying to figure out if there is anyone who actually and sincerely likes law school.

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sublime
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby sublime » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:42 pm

..

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cannibal ox
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:44 pm

sublime wrote:Beats the fuck out of actually having to work.

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Manteca
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Manteca » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:45 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
sublime wrote:Beats the fuck out of actually having to work.

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battlerifle13
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby battlerifle13 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:46 pm

I like it

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cyrilfiggis
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby cyrilfiggis » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:36 pm

Honestly I thought it would be worse than it is

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BaberhamLincoln
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:37 pm

olive16 wrote:Trying to figure out if there is anyone who actually and sincerely likes law school.


I do and I came from a great job

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nothingtosee
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby nothingtosee » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:41 pm

Manteca wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:
sublime wrote:Beats the fuck out of actually having to work.

rdawkins28
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby rdawkins28 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:50 pm

First 2 semesters were great. Next 2 were so so. The rest were just, "whatever, just get me the f*ck out of here."

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MarkinKansasCity
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:51 pm

cannibal ox wrote:
sublime wrote:Beats the fuck out of actually having to work.


Shit. I can't wait to have a job.

Work>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>School

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twenty
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby twenty » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:15 pm

I like it, and I equally understand people who hate it. It's unfortunate that we never talk about things Business Lady wants us to talk about, because I think that would add a lot to the academic side of law school, but it's paradoxically unfortunate that we spend too much time mulling over "both sides of the issue" at the expense of learning how to avoid committing malpractice.

(1L disclaimer, but I think this is probably equally relevant given interactions with 2/3Ls): Most of the stress seems manufactured and ultimately avoidable. People go to law school expecting to get good grades, be a shining beacon in a classroom filled with dullards, appreciated by professors for their class contributions, and be courted by multiple prestigious employers at/before graduation. I just assumed that I'd get terrible grades, everyone would be smarter than me, professors would think I was an idiot, and that no one would want to hire me after I graduate. The fact that some of my assumptions were wrong changes absolutely nothing for me.

If your happiness is contingent upon beating out the rest of your class in some form or another (either because you MUST get biglaw to be a success in life, or because you'll be debtfucked without it), if you're expecting another three years of undergrad, or if you live for the intellectual high of having a professor applaud your brilliant analysis [masturbation] on something, you'll probably be miserable in law school, but you'll also probably be miserable in life. Law school does tend to attract a lot of these kinds of people. Prestige truly is a big fucking lie.

TheNextAmendment
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:51 pm

^ waitlisted at YLS

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cyrilfiggis
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby cyrilfiggis » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:55 pm

twenty wrote:I just assumed that I'd get terrible grades, everyone would be smarter than me, professors would think I was an idiot, and that no one would want to hire me after I graduate.


Barring full-ride, why go...?

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby TheNextAmendment » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:58 pm

cyrilfiggis wrote:
twenty wrote:I just assumed that I'd get terrible grades, everyone would be smarter than me, professors would think I was an idiot, and that no one would want to hire me after I graduate.


Barring full-ride, why go...?


He's a masochist and figured the only way to go through hell and pay 80k/year for it was the law school route.

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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:00 pm

I liked law school fine. Some parts more than others, but it was fine. I like work better, except for not getting spring break and the like.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:01 pm

I just read this sentence in my casebook:

"In order to protect the owner of an unlimited profit a prendre or other incorporeal hereditament against "involuntary" abandonment under the circumstances in which conflicting inferences may be drawn from his nonuser we hold that the trial court must find either that the owner's future use of the right could result only from a palpably unsound business judgment or that the owner has given further indication of his intent to abandon."

The solution is just don't read (obviously) but crap like that makes the school part of law school really hard to like.

Eta: Actually I think the worst part of it is that I read it and didn't think anything of it and then stopped and read TLS, saw this thread, and realized what I just read was complete garbage and I'm almost completely numb to the school part of law school's day in and day out awfulness at this point. Which is kinda tragic IMO.
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03152016
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby 03152016 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 pm

god law school blows

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twenty
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby twenty » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:47 pm

cyrilfiggis wrote:
twenty wrote:I just assumed that I'd get terrible grades, everyone would be smarter than me, professors would think I was an idiot, and that no one would want to hire me after I graduate.


Barring full-ride, why go...?


Even with a full ride you have to factor in the three years of lost income.

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cyrilfiggis
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby cyrilfiggis » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:51 pm

i realize that but you're just giving more reasons why you shouldn't have gone lol

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jk148706
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby jk148706 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:04 pm

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BankruptMe
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby BankruptMe » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:09 pm

25% of the time I am stimulated

50% of the time I am bleh

25% of the time I want to jump into the river

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:58 pm

BankruptMe wrote:25% of the time I am stimulated

50% of the time I am bleh

25% of the time I want to jump into the river


I'm honestly not trying to pick an e-fight here:

How do you find yourself stimulated 25% of the time? (unless you mean "on coffee" or something then I get it)

To me the material is almost always dry at best, a prende hereditaments at worst. The content is usually just kinda Meh and the way it's presented is in like the worst way possible. Pretty much every non-Cardozo writer is basically the worst ever. And then you have to listen to law professors and law students talk about it. And I think my professors have actually been pretty good! I don't know, maybe it's just my problem but it's the least stimulating schooling I've ever done by a healthy margin.

Just honestly curious how other people are able to derive something enjoyable from it a decent proportion of the time.

Eta: I'm just talking normal class room stuff, not working or clinics or bar review or anything like that

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Arad » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:19 am

TheNextAmendment wrote:^ waitlisted at YLS


LOL

Brut wrote:god law school blows


You seem like the most cynical, miserable bloke in the world. I would hate to be you.

03152016
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby 03152016 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:21 am

Arad wrote:
TheNextAmendment wrote:^ waitlisted at YLS


LOL

Brut wrote:god law school blows


You seem like the most cynical, miserable bloke in the world. I would hate to be you.

oh you're still mad about this thread, you fucking retard?
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby 03152016 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:23 am

look out gulc

you've got the next posner on your hands




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