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Fears about Law School

Postby nixxers » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:51 pm

let us all share what we are nervous about, so we can make each other feel better.

Or laugh at each other :P



I'll go first!


I love my friends at college and I'm scared I won't make as many or as close friends in LS... probably irrational, but it is what it is :P

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby blurbz » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:56 pm

I'm in a relationship that will have to be long-distance during my 1L year. We're long distance this semester too, since she's abroad, but it's definitely hard. Planning on making it work, though...and she's said, repeatedly, that she'll come to wherever I am in school when she graduates from UG.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby entrechatsix » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:58 pm

nixxers wrote:

I love my friends at college and I'm scared I won't make as many or as close friends in LS... probably irrational, but it is what it is :P


+100000. i'm also pretty fearful of the whole dating situation. as in, i'm not going to ls with a boyfriend and am afraid i won't find one.
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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:58 pm

That I'll be dumber than everyone in my class.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby NYVA311 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:59 pm

blurbz wrote:I'm in a relationship that will have to be long-distance during my 1L year. We're long distance this semester too, since she's abroad, but it's definitely hard. Planning on making it work, though...and she's said, repeatedly, that she'll come to wherever I am in school when she graduates from UG.


Aside from the study abroad part, I am in an identical situation. Luckily, the area I want to go to law school in is somewhat near our UG, but it's still going to be tough.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:59 pm

blurbz wrote:I'm in a relationship that will have to be long-distance during my 1L year. We're long distance this semester too, since she's abroad, but it's definitely hard. Planning on making it work, though...and she's said, repeatedly, that she'll come to wherever I am in school when she graduates from UG.


she's lying...jk

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:00 pm

entrechatsix wrote:+100000. i'm also pretty fearful of the whole dating situation.


dating as in you have a significant other, or dating as in finding (or not finding) someone there?

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby reasonabledoubt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:02 pm

I'm afraid I'll know more about certain things than my professors due to extensive private sector experience which may make them resent me.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:02 pm

julesm2200 wrote:That I'll be dumber than everyone in my class.


Maybe not the dumbest, but I'm afraid I won't excel like I have at my UG. I've always been ahead of the class at every stage of schooling, but I think that is the case for a lot of law school students. I wonder if I have what it takes to stand out.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:02 pm

I'm scared I won't even have a basic understanding of the things I need to know for law school. :(

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby entrechatsix » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:04 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
entrechatsix wrote:+100000. i'm also pretty fearful of the whole dating situation.


dating as in you have a significant other, or dating as in finding (or not finding) someone there?


haha i just edited my post bc i realized it might not be clear. i broke up with my bf over christmas break bc wherever i'm going next year, it will be long-distance and i wasn't interested in making it work.
soooo i'm concerned about how dating will all work out in ls...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:06 pm

entrechatsix wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:
entrechatsix wrote:+100000. i'm also pretty fearful of the whole dating situation.


dating as in you have a significant other, or dating as in finding (or not finding) someone there?


haha i just edited my post bc i realized it might not be clear. i broke up with my bf over christmas break bc wherever i'm going next year, it will be long-distance and i wasn't interested in making it work.
soooo i'm concerned about how dating will all work out in ls...


don't worry. law school will be your boyfriend. and it will be just as emotionally abusive and distant as most guys too.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Dick Whitman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:08 pm

Gunmen?

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby entrechatsix » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:11 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
entrechatsix wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:
entrechatsix wrote:+100000. i'm also pretty fearful of the whole dating situation.


dating as in you have a significant other, or dating as in finding (or not finding) someone there?


haha i just edited my post bc i realized it might not be clear. i broke up with my bf over christmas break bc wherever i'm going next year, it will be long-distance and i wasn't interested in making it work.
soooo i'm concerned about how dating will all work out in ls...


don't worry. law school will be your boyfriend. and it will be just as emotionally abusive and distant as most guys too.


my fears exactly

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:14 pm

I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby holborn » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:16 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*


they begin in them. but from what i hear (tls + multiple friends already in law school) they are all single by 2nd semester.

so don't fear, there will be single women. however, whether they will want to date you is a better question.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby SmittenMitten » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:17 pm

If my plans work out- I will be quitting a well-paying job, moving back to where I grew up, living with my dad, breaking off a 3 year relationship (I currently live with my bf) and starting over school-incurring more debt, and entering a market that is less than stellar.

I don't even want to date 1L- I feel as though if I have any time leftover it will go towards my dog. (who is probably the best male I know)

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby rayiner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:17 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*


If you study efficiently (ie: don't dick around) you should have plenty of time for outside activities.

Also, the pastures are a lot greener outside the law school anyway...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby lightbulb1986 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:18 pm

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:20 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*


they begin in them. but from what i hear (tls + multiple friends already in law school) they are all single by 2nd semester.

so don't fear, there will be single women. however, whether they will want to date you is a better question.


Can't be worse than engineering school. ;)

Anyway, I'm a little more concerned about whether or not I'll be able to maintain the kind of work ethic that is expected. I hope that I can actively absorb the material and stay on par with my peers in terms of necessary skills/knowledge.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby RVP11 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:20 pm

reasonabledoubt wrote:I'm afraid I'll know more about certain things than my professors due to extensive private sector experience which may make them resent me.


Only if you have an attitude about it, and this post suggests you might.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby rayiner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:21 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*


they begin in them. but from what i hear (tls + multiple friends already in law school) they are all single by 2nd semester.

so don't fear, there will be single women. however, whether they will want to date you is a better question.


Can't be worse than engineering school. ;)

Anyway, I'm a little more concerned about whether or not I'll be able to maintain the kind of work ethic that is expected. I hope that I can actively absorb the material and stay on par with my peers in terms of necessary skills/knowledge.


The work ethic in law school is kind of contagious. And in any case, what really matters is that last month before finals...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:21 pm

rayiner wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:I get the impression that all women in law school are already in long-term relationships. Don't really have my hopes up or anything. I'm not sure I'll have enough of a life to do anything significant outside of school either. *shrug*


If you study efficiently (ie: don't dick around) you should have plenty of time for outside activities.

Also, the pastures are a lot greener outside the law school anyway...


Refreshing to hear someone say this...the whole "omg 100 hrs/wkstudying!" thing was starting to get old

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby eye » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:23 pm

3 fears of what law school will do to me..

1) make me dull and uninteresting

2) bald prematurely..

3) turn me into a cynic


other than that, I'm excited!!

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby reasonabledoubt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:23 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
reasonabledoubt wrote:I'm afraid I'll know more about certain things than my professors due to extensive private sector experience which may make them resent me.


Only if you have an attitude about it, and this post suggests you might.


Anonymous confessions in threads will not translate into in-class behavioral dynamics.... I'll be careful about it. ;)




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