TyrionLannister wrote:OP: Whether or not you want to socialize with your bosses has become irrelevant. It is clear that you do not value their expertise, nor need the business relationship. If you did, the chore of hanging out with them would no doubt seem like a necessary evil to any intelligent person. Since you do not want to spend time with them, don't. Simple as that.
My question is this - what bad advice have they been giving you that has gotten you so exasperated? Anyone inquiring as to the type of law you want to practice, or even trying to give you advice (no matter how bad it may seem to you), is genuinely interested in you and your future. They are trying to help you and understand you. ITT, you have presented the persona of someone who simply cannot be bothered with people who are genuinely interested in you and who want to offer you help, unsolicited as it may be. Common courtesy dictates that you thank them politely, then ignore said 'bad' advice. Assuming that you are the upstanding and kind person you wish us to think you are - what advice/questions/comments have been so outrageously awful that you needed to come to TLS for help simply because you had no ability to handle the situation yourself? Perhaps with specifics, you may actually get the help that you came here for.
What makes you think that this was not what I've been doing. When people give me bad advice I just nod and thank them politely. My question was how other law students would handle these situations. I don't think some of these lawyers are out there to "help". These lawyers like to hear themselves talk. The advice is more like an ego boost for them. One conversation I had went like
Lawyer: I took citi for my private loans to cover the rest of my loans. They're good.
Me: oh I don't need to take out private loans. The federal government covers everything now with grad plus direct.
Lawyer: yeah right. You should take private loans anyway. Citi is great.
Me: ok sure
Other advice I've gotten:
You should have taken Kaplan. I've never heard of blueprint. Kaplan is better.
Go to TTT school there will be less competition.
Are you sure you want to practice this type of law? It's really hard.
Most don't know the schools in the T14. T20 T30
Where is northwestern? In Boston right?
Duke has a great basketball team.
Oh george Washington. That's in st. Louis right?
Oh great washington & mary it has a good reputation in Maryland.