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

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TheSpanishMain
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:55 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:
anon369 wrote:a phrase I haven't heard since beginning law school: "I know what you mean."

Law students are the worst, and I oscillate between having compassion for them (because it must be terrible to be so awful), and resenting them for making me feel worthless and bitter. I'm really lucky to go to a school that will put me in a good spot post-grad, but I'm terrified that these types of people will be surrounding me for the rest of my life.


yeah the people are def the shittiest thing about this presentation.


Maybe I've just been lucky in my section, but I haven't really had this experience (yet). There is the occasional nakedly ambitious dork or the Asperger-y weirdo (sometimes combined in the same person) but the vast majority of people are perfectly nice and sane.

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sd5289
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby sd5289 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:12 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Maybe I've just been lucky in my section, but I haven't really had this experience (yet). There is the occasional nakedly ambitious dork or the Asperger-y weirdo (sometimes combined in the same person) but the vast majority of people are perfectly nice and sane.


Same. There's certainly been some shitheads in my school/section, but I've met plenty of cool people, and am even luckier to know that a few of my friends (you know, the actual friend you make in law school) are working at the same office I am after graduation. There are certainly people I dislike at my school, but there are more than a few people that I genuinely like as well.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby KM2016 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:36 am

Law school wasn't nearly as bad as people made it out to be. I was at a lower T1 regional that was naturally pretty cutthroat for biglaw jobs, and I still had an awesome experience. I met some of my best friends in law school, lived the "work hard play hard" lifestyle, and still did exceedingly well and landed a great career.

While I still think the decision to attend law school should ultimately be a financial decision, it's not as hard as people say.

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Honeysuckle
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Honeysuckle » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:36 am

I fucking hate my law school. Love the practice of law.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Stevoman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:04 pm

I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

Honeysuckle wrote:I fucking hate my law school. Love the practice of law.


...aren't you the 1.5L who just had the 7-page C&F thread about getting back into law school? Pretty sure you have to finish before you can start talking about the practice of law...

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Kratos
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Kratos » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:42 pm

Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby yomisterd » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:49 pm

anon369 wrote:a phrase I haven't heard since beginning law school: "I know what you mean."

Law students are the worst, and I oscillate between having compassion for them (because it must be terrible to be so awful), and resenting them for making me feel worthless and bitter. I'm really lucky to go to a school that will put me in a good spot post-grad, but I'm terrified that these types of people will be surrounding me for the rest of my life.


being an insecure prick can often be alienating.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:49 pm

Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

Honeysuckle wrote:I fucking hate my law school. Love the practice of law.


...aren't you the 1.5L who just had the 7-page C&F thread about getting back into law school? Pretty sure you have to finish before you can start talking about the practice of law...


She probably meant by practice to be internships/clinics.

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sd5289
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby sd5289 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:40 am

Kratos wrote:
Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory


I kinda get what he's saying because 3LOL can be incredibly mind-numbing and boring (though I'm certainly getting in a lot of running and gym time).

I still wouldn't trade it for 2L though.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Stevoman » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:30 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Kratos wrote:
Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory


I kinda get what he's saying because 3LOL can be incredibly mind-numbing and boring (though I'm certainly getting in a lot of running and gym time).

I still wouldn't trade it for 2L though.

Basically this. I want to gouge my eyes out every day in class. Never skipped/been late for this many classes in my life. I had a career before law school, and am trying to get out of here and resume my life that's been suspended for 3 years. At least I had something to work towards in 1L/2L; now there's nothing to work towards, it's just going through the motions to finish. It's just miserable.

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cyrilfiggis
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby cyrilfiggis » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:37 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Kratos wrote:
Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory


I kinda get what he's saying because 3LOL can be incredibly mind-numbing and boring (though I'm certainly getting in a lot of running and gym time).

I still wouldn't trade it for 2L though.


What did you prefer about 2L over 3L?
I'd imagine if you're job secure by early-mid 2L you're probably in a similar situation?

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

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:41 pm

How are you job secure by early/mid 2L? You still need to get an offer at the end of the summer.

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Kratos
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Kratos » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:24 pm

Stevoman wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
Kratos wrote:
Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory


I kinda get what he's saying because 3LOL can be incredibly mind-numbing and boring (though I'm certainly getting in a lot of running and gym time).

I still wouldn't trade it for 2L though.

Basically this. I want to gouge my eyes out every day in class. Never skipped/been late for this many classes in my life. I had a career before law school, and am trying to get out of here and resume my life that's been suspended for 3 years. At least I had something to work towards in 1L/2L; now there's nothing to work towards, it's just going through the motions to finish. It's just miserable.

like i get what you're saying, but you should probably try to enjoy having no real responsibilities and shit before you're stuck in the real world again.

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sd5289
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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby sd5289 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:01 am

cyrilfiggis wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
Kratos wrote:
Stevoman wrote:I have liked law school less and less every semester. 3LOL is real, y'all.

this seems contradictory


I kinda get what he's saying because 3LOL can be incredibly mind-numbing and boring (though I'm certainly getting in a lot of running and gym time).

I still wouldn't trade it for 2L though.


What did you prefer about 2L over 3L?
I'd imagine if you're job secure by early-mid 2L you're probably in a similar situation?


No no, I'm saying I'd rather be mind-numbingly bored than go through 2L again (from a job-secure 3L since fall of 3L).

ETA: I'm also like the guy above who had a career prior to law school. I also feel like I'm just going through the motions to finish law school. And to the guy saying enjoy the no responsibility over responsibility schtick, I preferred the latter (1L and 2L had their various purposes and uses...3L just doesn't).

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby abogadesq » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:29 am

I hated it. I worked part-time at as a law clerk and enjoyed it much more than law school. Can't wait to practice now.

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Re: How do you feel about law school?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:36 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:How are you job secure by early/mid 2L? You still need to get an offer at the end of the summer.

Cocky about his 100% offer firm, I presume.

I just dislike law school. It's not the bane of my existence, but definitely don't feel any enjoyment at the prospect of waking up and going to class.




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