Is law school really like high school?

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon May 14, 2012 1:39 pm

northwood wrote:dont hook up with anyone in your section.

Did this twice.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 1:49 pm

My friend who went to law school said

"Law school is like high school, except the people are so much uglier."

Any truth to that?

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon May 14, 2012 1:50 pm

togepi wrote:My friend who went to law school said

"Law school is like high school, except the people are so much uglier."

Any truth to that?

Yes

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby guinness1547 » Mon May 14, 2012 1:52 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
togepi wrote:My friend who went to law school said

"Law school is like high school, except the people are so much uglier."

Any truth to that?

Yes



Maybe I'll look marginally better. The same way girls all have the group "great personality girl" to make them look better by comparison.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby 09042014 » Mon May 14, 2012 1:54 pm

IMO its not like high school. Northwestern isn't very cliqueish. I've made new friends each semester. The gossip isn't any worse thanlike you'd find at f500 company that employes tons of young workers.

There really isn't a social hierarchy, just loose groups of friends.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 14, 2012 1:56 pm

Desert Fox wrote:There really isn't a social hierarchy, just loose groups of friends.


+1. But I also think that the whole 'lawl school girls are so ugly' thing is overplayed. Law students take better care of themselves than the population at large.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 1:57 pm

Desert Fox wrote:IMO its not like high school. Northwestern isn't very cliqueish. I've made new friends each semester. The gossip isn't any worse thanlike you'd find at f500 company that employes tons of young workers.

There really isn't a social hierarchy, just loose groups of friends.


I'd definitely prefer that. Maybe that has to do with a lot of students there having real world experience and being more mature. That's my dream school at the moment.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Tom Joad » Mon May 14, 2012 2:01 pm

northwood wrote:dont hook up with anyone in your section.

Is that a dare?

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby northwood » Mon May 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
northwood wrote:dont hook up with anyone in your section.

Is that a dare?



just 2 lincolns. but do what you want duder.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby hyakku » Mon May 14, 2012 2:05 pm

dresden doll wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:There really isn't a social hierarchy, just loose groups of friends.


+1. But I also think that the whole 'lawl school girls are so ugly' thing is overplayed. Law students take better care of themselves than the population at large.


I don't know if my view is tainted because I did my UG at USC, but most of the Gould Law women here looked alright at worst, and a good chunk of them were definitely some of the most gorgeous on campus just because of how well they put themselves together. I've been struggling to imagine how schools like U. Mich, UCLA, Duke, NYU, UVA, etc. have pretty amazing UG populations and absolutely atrocious Grad/Law school populations. I'm glad this isn't all truth.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 2:08 pm

I'm glad someone got that reference.

I'll probably miss UG, walking around campus in the summer time was almost as good as porn.
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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby dresden doll » Mon May 14, 2012 2:11 pm

hyakku wrote:I don't know if my view is tainted because I did my UG at USC, but most of the Gould Law women here looked alright at worst, and a good chunk of them were definitely some of the most gorgeous on campus just because of how well they put themselves together. I've been struggling to imagine how schools like U. Mich, UCLA, Duke, NYU, UVA, etc. have pretty amazing UG populations and absolutely atrocious Grad/Law school populations. I'm glad this isn't all truth.


I doubt you'll find law school girls to be on par with the USC undergrads, who I hear are really attracive, but I also don't get the 'zomg, lawl school girls be sooooo ugly' mentality either. Most law school girls look okay; some are cute; some are unattractive. Pretty much just like the population at large, except that law students seem to hit the gym much more often and keep themselves in decent shape weight-wise.

ETA that most tend to dress well and look presentable at all times, which is also worth appreciating.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 2:15 pm

dresden doll wrote:
hyakku wrote:I don't know if my view is tainted because I did my UG at USC, but most of the Gould Law women here looked alright at worst, and a good chunk of them were definitely some of the most gorgeous on campus just because of how well they put themselves together. I've been struggling to imagine how schools like U. Mich, UCLA, Duke, NYU, UVA, etc. have pretty amazing UG populations and absolutely atrocious Grad/Law school populations. I'm glad this isn't all truth.


I doubt you'll find law school girls to be on par with the USC undergrads, who I hear are really attracive, but I also don't get the 'zomg, lawl school girls be sooooo ugly' mentality either. Most law school girls look okay; some are cute; some are unattractive. Pretty much just like the population at large, except that law students seem to hit the gym much more often and keep themselves in decent shape weight-wise.

ETA that most tend to dress well and look presentable at all times, which is also worth appreciating.

One thing that makes me think the "law school hot" thing is true is how people go apeshit on TLS when a 6/10 picwhores, but this could be because a good portion of TLSers haven't been in the presence of a halfaway decent looking chick in a good amount of time.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby togepi » Mon May 14, 2012 2:20 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
hyakku wrote:I don't know if my view is tainted because I did my UG at USC, but most of the Gould Law women here looked alright at worst, and a good chunk of them were definitely some of the most gorgeous on campus just because of how well they put themselves together. I've been struggling to imagine how schools like U. Mich, UCLA, Duke, NYU, UVA, etc. have pretty amazing UG populations and absolutely atrocious Grad/Law school populations. I'm glad this isn't all truth.


I doubt you'll find law school girls to be on par with the USC undergrads, who I hear are really attracive, but I also don't get the 'zomg, lawl school girls be sooooo ugly' mentality either. Most law school girls look okay; some are cute; some are unattractive. Pretty much just like the population at large, except that law students seem to hit the gym much more often and keep themselves in decent shape weight-wise.

ETA that most tend to dress well and look presentable at all times, which is also worth appreciating.

One thing that makes me think the "law school hot" thing is true is how people go apeshit on TLS when a 6/10 picwhores, but this could be because a good portion of TLSers haven't been in the presence of a halfaway decent looking chick in a good amount of time.


Well after reading everything, I'm pretty sure nothing is worse than engineering chicks. Not only can they not dress well, they pretty much have penises and wield them with the fury of Mike Tyson.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Birdnals » Mon May 14, 2012 2:28 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:One thing that makes me think the "law school hot" thing is true is how people go apeshit on TLS when a 6/10 picwhores, but this could be because a good portion of TLSers haven't been in the presence of a halfaway decent looking chick in a good amount of time.


Kind of like how reading the FA thread makes me wonder if the whole “don’t hook up with people in your section” idea is reiterated because aspies can’t separate adult relationships from over-analyzed drama.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 2:29 pm

Birdnals wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:One thing that makes me think the "law school hot" thing is true is how people go apeshit on TLS when a 6/10 picwhores, but this could be because a good portion of TLSers haven't been in the presence of a halfaway decent looking chick in a good amount of time.


Kind of like how reading the FA thread makes me wonder if the whole “don’t hook up with people in your section” idea is reiterated because aspies can’t separate adult relationships from over-analyzed drama.

exactly, bro.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby ilovesf » Mon May 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Hooking up with someone in your section isn't a great idea, but it's not like the world is going to end. I saw a couple of people in my section hooking up at barrister's and no one cared or talked about it afterward.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Starscream15 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:36 pm

It all depends on your school. But overall yes.

Be aware there is a term called "law school hot". Its like beer goggles but comes upon you after bleary eyed studying in close proximity.

Gossip is fast due to smaller school sizes, you kind of need to socialize to network which will likely require drinking and your class will be split up into cliques. However cliques are not rigid - ie no one is giving you a wedgie for trying to eat with them. Most of the classmates will be people who ok to talk to but you will have gunners (nerds), everyone else, and slackers (jocks).

My recommendation is not to sleep with classmates. First, a percentage will be married and not available to you. Some will have kids etc. Second, the hot ones will be followed by every other guy so competition will be fierce. Third, the hot ones are not as hot as you think and are probably sleeping with upper classmen. :mrgreen:

Also, your pick up line of "Im a law student/future lawyer/future baller" has no traction with your classmates but will get you much farther with undergrads, other grad students and bar hotties.

Good luck.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 6:58 pm

Starscream15 wrote:It all depends on your school. But overall yes.

Be aware there is a term called "law school hot". Its like beer goggles but comes upon you after bleary eyed studying in close proximity.

Gossip is fast due to smaller school sizes, you kind of need to socialize to network which will likely require drinking and your class will be split up into cliques. However cliques are not rigid - ie no one is giving you a wedgie for trying to eat with them. Most of the classmates will be people who ok to talk to but you will have gunners (nerds), everyone else, and slackers (jocks).

My recommendation is not to sleep with classmates. First, a percentage will be married and not available to you. Some will have kids etc. Second, the hot ones will be followed by every other guy so competition will be fierce. Third, the hot ones are not as hot as you think and are probably sleeping with upper classmen. :mrgreen:

Also, your pick up line of "Im a law student/future lawyer/future baller" has no traction with your classmates but will get you much farther with undergrads, other grad students and bar hotties.

Good luck.

Stick to naive undergrad. Done.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Tom Joad » Mon May 14, 2012 7:02 pm

Pancakes has all the good ideas.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Tom Joad wrote:Pancakes has all the good ideas.

Let's not get carried away. :lol:

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon May 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:Stick to naive undergrad. Done.

Undergrads are very credited. Just be prepared to have to deal with your female LS friends being annoyed with you. It's mostly just jealously and it's a minor point, but don't say I didn't warn you.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon May 14, 2012 7:25 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Stick to naive undergrad. Done.

Undergrads are very credited. Just be prepared to have to deal with your female LS friends being annoyed with you. It's mostly just jealously and it's a minor point, but don't say I didn't warn you.

They'll be annoyed regardless.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby Lawst » Mon May 14, 2012 7:55 pm

The whole "don't hook up in your small section" thing has to do with the fact that these are the people who will be in every single one of your classes 1L. You cannot avoid them if things go badly.

Besides the lockers that someone else mentioned, the other thing that is very high school is the fact that all of your classes are in the same building. You pretty much never leave the building. Depending on the size of your school, it may be like being in a very small high school - my law school has about 1/3 of the population of my high school. You will see the same people every day. That's why it's important to have non-law school friends, for balance, because all law student conversations eventually devolve into outlines, the curve, grades, profs, jobs, etc.

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Re: Is law school really like high school?

Postby togepi » Tue May 15, 2012 12:00 am

Snagging an undergrad would be optimal. I can help her with her history homework and if I'm lucky enough, anatomy.




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