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The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby bdm261 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:11 am

So I know everyone has seen these threads on here before but I have to ask again, what should I wear to my first day of law school, not law school in general, just the first day before I see how other students show up? I'm asking because this topic came up at work...I work at a law firm right now and one of the law clerks is a 3L at the same law school I'm about to attend.

When I asked him what he thought of Professor X who I will have for Civil Procedure, he said on the first day of class, one of his friends showed up in a hat, shorts, t-shirt that said "Corona" or something, and flip-flops and Professor X gave the student a condescending look for a second and then said "Oh, so that's how you dress for law school?"

I don't want to be the guy showing up in a tuxedo with a top hat but I also don't want to be the slacker stereotype. What's conservative enough without looking like a d-bag?

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby Bronte » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:20 am

I would not worry about it. If you're going to worry about it, I would do smart casual. This is driving shoes/boat shoes, sport shirt/polo, and jeans/chinos.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby rad lulz » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:22 am

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby Nova » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:26 am

It doesn't matter what you wear.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:27 am

Flip flops are an abomination before god, so I could see why that professor was offended.

Do professors really care what you wear? Are they going to be upset by my tattoos and piercings? I dress real nice.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby Nova » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:27 am

You're kidding right? No one cares. Do you.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:28 am

Wear whatever the hell you want. You're the one paying to be there. It doesn't matter one damn bit what you wear to Civ Pro.

And flip-flops are the most amazingly awesome footwear when it's 103 out.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:30 am

kalvano wrote:Wear whatever the hell you want. You're the one paying to be there. It doesn't matter one damn bit what you wear to Civ Pro.

And flip-flops are the most amazingly awesome footwear when it's 103 out.

You got me there.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:31 am

Nova wrote:You're kidding right? No one cares. Do you.

Good, I didn't think so, this thread had me paranoid.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:33 am

That professor is a dick.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby CourCour » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby romothesavior » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am

kalvano wrote:Wear whatever the hell you want. You're the one paying to be there. It doesn't matter one damn bit what you wear to Civ Pro.

Seriously. What an ass. I'd have been inclined to tell him that I pay a lot of money so he can get paid six figs to write articles no one is going to read, so I'll wear whatever I damn well please.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby y2zipper » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:49 pm

I'm the type who'd wear pajamas with ridiculous bunny slippers and then gun hard.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby nickb285 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:53 pm

dat stealth gunner

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby swimmer11 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:54 pm

bdm261 wrote:So I know everyone has seen these threads on here before but I have to ask again, what should I wear to my first day of law school, not law school in general, just the first day before I see how other students show up? I'm asking because this topic came up at work...I work at a law firm right now and one of the law clerks is a 3L at the same law school I'm about to attend.

When I asked him what he thought of Professor X who I will have for Civil Procedure, he said on the first day of class, one of his friends showed up in a hat, shorts, t-shirt that said "Corona" or something, and flip-flops and Professor X gave the student a condescending look for a second and then said "Oh, so that's how you dress for law school?"

I don't want to be the guy showing up in a tuxedo with a top hat but I also don't want to be the slacker stereotype. What's conservative enough without looking like a d-bag?


It really does not matter what the fuck a professor thinks about you. Law school grading is blind, and although professors might say they adjust grades based on participation and other bullshit I have never heard of this happening. Anecdotally, I went to probably 30% of classes in one course and received the second highest grade.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby hephaestus » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:59 pm

Nova wrote:It doesn't matter what you wear.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:23 pm

this is a hilarious thread. i think OP will fit in great with other law students

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby Great Satchmo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:28 pm

This is why I hate law students.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby Devlin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:59 pm

Great Satchmo wrote:This is why I hate 0Ls

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby y2zipper » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:47 pm

nickb285 wrote:dat stealth gunner


Stealth mode is the only way to gun, haha.

Go thrift shopping and wear whatevers. As long as the sneaker heads be like, "Damn, he got the velcros," you'll be alright.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby anticule » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:35 pm

Why the hell do you care? Your grade depends on 1 final that is blind graded.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby envisciguy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:22 am

As everyone else said, it doesn't really matter. Personally, I don't like the idea of wearing a hat to class like your friend did, but everything else is fine. I've seen people dressed similarly in class and nobody cared.

If it's something that really worries you though, wear jeans and a polo - but you don't need anything more dressy than that.

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:51 am

anticule wrote:Why the hell do you care? Your grade depends on 1 final that is blind graded.


At my school you can get a B+ bumped to an A- if the teacher really wants to...

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Re: The recurring "what should I wear to law school" thread

Postby dr123 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:51 am

Jorts and a wifey




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