They say law school totally changes the way you think

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby LOLyer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Flash wrote:
LOLyer wrote:
bk1 wrote:
LOLyer wrote:This may sound odd, but I personally think that constant mental strain makes your brain work faster (i.e. you become "smarter").

What constant mental strain?


Law school, of course.

Unless you're just so amazingly brilliant that high level academics are child's play, which is clearly the case with you. :roll:

If you think law school is hard, you're doing it wrong. The material's easy hence the curve.


If the material were easy, then all law classes would have extremely narrow curves. This is obviously not true with most law classes.

Conceptually, the majority of legal concepts are relatively straightforward. However, the volume of information you're expected to digest each day IS what many would refer to as a "mental strain."

Trivializing high level education is, to put it bluntly, douchebaggery.
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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby RedBirds2011 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:07 pm

LOLyer wrote:If the material were easy, then all law classes would have extremely narrow curves. This is obviously not true with most law classes.

Conceptually, the majority of legal concepts are relatively straightforward. However, the volume of information you're expected to digest each day IS what many would refer to as a "mental strain."

Trivializing high level education is, to put it bluntly, douchebaggery.



This.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby philly_law » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:07 pm

I really think the argument that law school's teach you to "think like a lawyer" is snake oil. Someone dreamed this nonsense up because school's needed to tell students what exactly they are supposed to be learning during these three miserable years. Because the answer sure as hell isn't "how to actually practice law" or even "how to pass the bar." But fear not, you learn the very important yet hard to measure skill of "thinking like a lawyer." Smoke and mirrors, like everything elsse about law school.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:08 pm

If you start to "think/act like an attorney" then you will become a pompous asshole and you won't have any friends.

Law school is basically the most expensive library card and book club discussion group membership you will ever have.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby rad lulz » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:16 pm

LOLyer wrote:Trivializing high level education is, to put it bluntly, douchebaggery.

There is much that can be trivialized at each step in the education system. Really might be the biggest problem our country faces.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby greatfool » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:23 pm

I was just thinking how law school has given me a little bit better perspective on the real world.

I was an econ major and it terms of economic theory, high level academic or financial type stuff law school will teach you nothing and possibly make you dumber.

But somehow in my 3ish years of taking business law classes, learning about public and private institutions, doing internships, and following the news I think I have ended up with a more sophisticated understanding how things actually work in the real world where things are messy, people behave irrationally, and there are market failures all over the place.

Not to say that that makes it worthwhile, you probably could get 90% of that just following the Economist and Financial Times.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:08 pm

rad lulz wrote:
GATORTIM wrote:If you start to "think/act like an attorney" then you will become a pompous asshole and you won't have any friends.

Law school is basically the most expensive library card and book club discussion group membership you will ever have.

miss u bro


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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby roranoa » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:18 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Only if you are retarded and don't think analytically already. And I bet shitty schools don't even change that. Can't teach a downsie dog new tricks.


Wow, someone's really bitter.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby RedBirds2011 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:20 pm

roranoa wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Only if you are retarded and don't think analytically already. And I bet shitty schools don't even change that. Can't teach a downsie dog new tricks.


Wow, someone's really bitter.



Welcome to TLS ha ha

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:23 pm

Desert Fox wrote:downsie dog...tricks


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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby IAFG » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Well, I think you do see the world differently. I guess that's a way of thinking differently. It's not the actual thought process though, just awareness.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby roranoa » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:47 pm

IAFG wrote:Well, I think you do see the world differently. I guess that's a way of thinking differently. It's not the actual thought process though, just awareness.


In what way do you see it differently?

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby shoeshine » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:47 pm

I feel dumber.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:49 pm

roranoa wrote:
IAFG wrote:Well, I think you do see the world differently. I guess that's a way of thinking differently. It's not the actual thought process though, just awareness.


In what way do you see it differently?

My vision better not change too much in law school. I only go to the eye doctor's every 5 years or so.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby IAFG » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:51 pm

roranoa wrote:
IAFG wrote:Well, I think you do see the world differently. I guess that's a way of thinking differently. It's not the actual thought process though, just awareness.


In what way do you see it differently?

Torts claims, nuances of statutes, laugh off "liability waivers," potential for discrimination suit liability, stuff like that.

I'm also more likely to suspect that men in their mid-20s are virgins than I used to be.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby lobolawyer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:52 pm

roranoa wrote:Is it true?

Do you become especially more logical or maybe even smarter?
Are you able to gain more insight on....say....the economy by thinking like a lawyer?

This seemed like a silly question even in my head but I'll just give it a try.


It depends...

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby Always Credited » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:53 pm

IAFG wrote:I'm also more likely to suspect that men in their mid-20s are virgins than I used to be.


:shock: :lol: :lol:

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby MrAnon » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:55 pm

I realized that school was largely just an elaborate scam to move money out of students and the government and into the hands of professors and administrators.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:57 pm

I suffer from heart burn now, and I am more irritable.

Law school is your life on a huge amount of stress.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby roranoa » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:58 pm

Is it safe to assume that people saying bad things about law school are the one's that attend/ed somewhere below T14?

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby Gail » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:01 pm

IAFG wrote:I'm also more likely to suspect that men in their mid-20s are virgins than I used to be.


:lol:

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:02 pm

roranoa wrote:Is it safe to assume that people saying bad things about law school are the one's that attend/ed somewhere below T14?


No. That's not safe to say at all.

And seriously, LOL at law school being "high level academics."

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby Gail » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:02 pm

roranoa wrote:Is it safe to assume that people saying bad things about law school are the one's that attend/ed somewhere below T14?



I think the majority of people on here are lower t-14 - t25

Few from the lower tier 1s hang out here. Even fewer down the line.


Law seems to suck no matter where you go.

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Re: They say law school totally changes the way you think

Postby lobolawyer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:06 pm

roranoa wrote:Is it safe to assume that people saying bad things about law school are the one's that attend/ed somewhere below T14?


No. I'd estimate that at least 80% of the ppl at my school love it and would stick around but for the need for gainful employment.




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