underrated depressing aspect of law school?

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underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby supersplittysplitter » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:31 pm

Doesn't it suck being trapped in the same building all day? One thing I've noticed during my tours and ASDs is that all law schools are basically just one building. So it seems like law students are pretty isolated from the rest of the university, and just rotate between the law library and lecture halls. I'm sure most TSLers don't care about something like this, but it definitely struck me as a little depressing.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby Jaymore » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:37 pm

They don't lock the doors. You don't have to study at the law library.

Every once in a while I'd leave to study in a coffeehouse, or the undergrad library or something, just to switch things up.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:37 pm

It's 24/7 man. 24 hours a week, 7 months out of the year.

Seriously you'll be in the law school a few hours a day like 4 times a week.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby TheOnePercent » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:38 pm

What were you expecting?

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby KMart » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:52 pm

One pretty simple way to combat this is by studying elsewhere. Maybe that's too radical of an idea. Often law schools are on campus of a university that offers a plethora of study options. There may even be a cafe or coffeeshop with free wifi. I'm not sure how technologically advanced universities are nowadays.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby mvp99 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:57 pm

what about when you graduate and work in the same 10x10 office all day every day?

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby ilikebaseball » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:00 pm

mvp99 wrote:what about when you graduate and work in the same 10x10 office all day every day?

ya, from what ive heard, the depressing part comes AFTER law school

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby JohannDeMann » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:07 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:Doesn't it suck being trapped in the same building all day? One thing I've noticed during my tours and ASDs is that all law schools are basically just one building. So it seems like law students are pretty isolated from the rest of the university, and just rotate between the law library and lecture halls. I'm sure most TSLers don't care about something like this, but it definitely struck me as a little depressing.


nyu has 2 different buildings. go there.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby tomwatts » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:37 pm

HLS has like half a dozen buildings. All the more reason.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby banjo » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:38 pm

I can think of a dozen different non-law places to study at Columbia.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby brianiac » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:45 pm

Nevermind

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby ilikebaseball » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:48 pm

SMU has 4 buildings with a quad in the middle. Depressing part? umm the amount of debt some of the students have cuz of the high tuition. Definitely arent members of tls

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby TheOnePercent » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:56 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Depressing part? umm the amount of debt

Hah - was going to add obscene tuition, a professional degree program that fails to confer practical education, two unnecessary semesters of 3LOL, weak career earnings of top law school grads vs. top b-school grads, etc.

Homogenity of study space is least of a 0L's worries.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:20 am

I'm basically only in the law school when I have class, a meeting or want free lunch. Also we have more than one building.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby zombie mcavoy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:23 am

I hardly leave the law school 8-5/6ish. It's nowhere close to the top of the depressing aspects of law school list.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby Dog » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:26 am

I sit at my desk at work for 8 or 9 hours a day. I almost never leave the building even for lunch (there is a food court in the building complex). I'm not worried about this aspect of law school at all.

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Re: underrated depressing aspect of law school?

Postby rwhyAn » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:39 am

The 7.21% interest rate on Grad Plus loans.




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