Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby star fox » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:13 am

I enjoy having a lot of free time but I don't enjoy living in poverty and being looked at as a college student by society at large.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:32 am

I'm excited for practice, but I'm also really loving law school and I'm going to miss it. I won't really miss exams, paper-writing, homework, or journal work, but I will miss the class lectures and discussions, the profs, and the students.

As for being broke and feeling like all you can do is be on Netflix...where do you all go to law school? Like, in a city or more suburban/rural? Not every school does this and if you're in the boonies you might have a harder time, but schools in cities often offer a lot of cool free or cheap/discounted tickets to nearby attractions and shows. I've been surprised to find that many classmates don't know this, but for example:
https://www.nyu.edu/life/arts-culture-a ... ccess.html
http://artsinitiative.columbia.edu/city/museums/map
http://hls.harvard.edu/art-museums-perks/ (I know BC and BU also have ISG and MFA, with discounted or free admission at Harvard Museums)
Obviously in DC, all of the Smithsonians are free; places like the Kennedy Center also offer students discount tickets.

Even if your school doesn't have a program like this, many places offer student discounts, and there are also tons of local-interest websites that talk about free/cheap fun things to do wherever you're living. Or this might be a good time to pick up a new hobby if you have that much time, or start reading for fun again.

Make the most of this free time. Life is too short to waste it and you're paying too much to be a student to waste that status.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:44 pm

NoDayButToday wrote: but I will miss the class lectures and discussions, the profs, and the students.


If you're sitting in a lecture and thinking to yourself, "Man, I'm going to miss this" as a 3L, you are a better man than I.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:19 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
NoDayButToday wrote: but I will miss the class lectures and discussions, the profs, and the students.


If you're sitting in a lecture and thinking to yourself, "Man, I'm going to miss this" as a 3L, you are a better man than I.


I'm with Spanish Man. If there is anything I will miss from law school at this stage, it would be the friends I made and the growth I experienced. I generally enjoyed 1L and 2L year. 3L fall was solid because I was actually working and getting real world experience and not in classes but this semester has just been a drag. I feel like I am completely wasting my time listening to these profs gloat about themselves and the practice areas I really don't care about instead of continuing to build on a relevant skill set or getting more prep for the bar. I'm struggling to find a sense of purpose every time I walk in to the law school. I just did Barbri early start for 2 hours and got 50% of the questions right on a con law/contracts quiz. Still plenty of time to get better but that is my main focus right now and I'm not even getting any credit hours applied to it. School has become more of a burden than an asset at this point. That being said, I'm skipping my afternoon class to play golf #3LOL

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:37 pm

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby cannibal ox » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:31 pm

I'm in a class that I find very interesting and I still hate sitting through lecture and jumping through hoops with exams/papers. The substance doesn't make up for having to be in class for hours, listen to strivers/gunners ask inane questions, then pump out some paper or exam based on what the professor wants to hear.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:50 pm

Trying to find every loophole possible to the mandatory ABA attendance policy. What a joke.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:59 pm

Why are you reading ABA rules? Skip class until you get an email from the professor (unless there's a stated policy in the syllabus where they fail you for not going).

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby pancakes3 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:39 pm

seriously. going by the letter of the law is a 1L's game. it's not law unless it's enforced.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby zot1 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:31 pm

anonanonny wrote:
mudiverse wrote:Lmao @ students taking trivial classes with loads of free time just complaining.

Wish you all the best of luck with your future work-life balance.

IMO comments like this don't help much... If you aren't in law school you barely have room to speak of "trivial" classes. You'll feel the same way as OP some day.


S/he ain't lying though.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:18 am

cannibal ox wrote:Why are you reading ABA rules? Skip class until you get an email from the professor (unless there's a stated policy in the syllabus where they fail you for not going).

I have this in 3 classes. It's super TTTT.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby TheSpanishMain » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:54 am

So which job are you gonna take? Leaning on way or the other yet?

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:24 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:So which job are you gonna take? Leaning on way or the other yet?

I have until April to decide so waiting until then but I am enjoying my firm job a lot more than when I was doing the clinical at the prosecutor's office so if I had to decide today, I'd probably go with the firm. I find the work more fulfilling and the pay is better. Also, not having to deal with layers and layers of gov bureaucracy and politics is a plus. I just won't get as much trial experience or State benefits so there are still some things to weigh. Just gotta keep praying on it.. What about you? Are you thinking firm? Government?

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:46 am

Young Marino wrote: What about you? Are you thinking firm? Government?


Going JAG. Did a summer at a big firm...good people, good money, but just not super into that lifestyle.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:08 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Young Marino wrote: What about you? Are you thinking firm? Government?


Going JAG. Did a summer at a big firm...good people, good money, but just not super into that lifestyle.

Congratulations. That will be a great experience!

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby zot1 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:21 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Young Marino wrote: What about you? Are you thinking firm? Government?


Going JAG. Did a summer at a big firm...good people, good money, but just not super into that lifestyle.


Which service?

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Navy.

Young Marino wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:
Young Marino wrote: What about you? Are you thinking firm? Government?


Going JAG. Did a summer at a big firm...good people, good money, but just not super into that lifestyle.

Congratulations. That will be a great experience!


Thanks, yeah, looking forward to it. Glad you found a firm you like. Good luck with the FL bar by the way. From what I understand Florida makes the whole process especially painful.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby crumb cake » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:26 pm

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:45 pm

crumb cake wrote:
bacillusanthracis wrote:It's fucking torture. I'm also taking a bar prep course (for the MBE topics), but I'm thoroughly enjoying it because it has an important purpose. My attitude is that if I'm not careful I could fail the bar and ... god no.


Is this common? I'm taking the bar in July, am I supposed to be in a prep course?

I guess it depends on preference. I spend about 3-5 hours a week right now on bar prep but I've heard from attorneys and profs that it's still really early and that I don't necessarily have to do much prep yet. I think as long as you're going good hard for 40-50 hrs per week come summer, you should be good.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:46 pm

Schools with weaker bar passage rates often offer bar prep courses in the second semester of 3L, to help improve their numbers. If your school isn't offering something like that you don't have anything to worry about.

And doing bar prep during 3L is utterly pointless (outside of maybe a law school prep course you're getting credit for, or perhaps if you know you're going to work full-time most of the summer as well).

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:03 am

Only 8 weeks remain. Let's just get through this.....

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:39 am

Young Marino wrote:Only 8 weeks remain. Let's just get through this.....


I mean, it's really not that bad, especially if you have a secure offer on the table. Just coast and enjoy the free time.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:10 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:
Young Marino wrote:Only 8 weeks remain. Let's just get through this.....


I mean, it's really not that bad, especially if you have a secure offer on the table. Just coast and enjoy the free time.

I guess you're right. As the old saying goes about 3Lol, "you hate it when you're in it but a year from now, you'll miss it."

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby pancakes3 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:20 pm

classes are fine. it's the extracurricular LR/Moot Court/etc. bullshit that's fucking me.

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Re: Last semester of 3Lol: I just can't anymore.

Postby Young Marino » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:44 pm

pancakes3 wrote:classes are fine. it's the extracurricular LR/Moot Court/etc. bullshit that's fucking me.

My commute is 1.5 hours each way. Class is useless. That's fucking me.




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