Fears about Law School

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Dick Whitman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:11 pm

amichig wrote:Terrified of being called on and having nothing to say...


This is what you should be least worried about.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby ontologyfail » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:16 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*


Yeah, Chicago seems full of people who are already married or in serious relationships. Maybe the med/grad/b-school can provide those greener pastures others have spoken of...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Oban » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:39 pm

that my long term relationship will suffer

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby rayiner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
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...


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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby UFMatt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:30 pm

I fear that even with my 0L scheming and 1L hard work that the grading will be somewhat arbitrary.

I fear that even for someone with a specialty (IP law), the summer associate job market will be terrible.

I fear that the law will be taught in a manner that is unnecessarily verbose. I suppose this one is more of a peeve than a fear.

I fear that I'll be trapped working in the region wherever I attend law school.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby angioletto » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:40 pm

I am a little scared that once I begin law school I won't have time to be a good mom.

I am also scared that I will realize my past good grades and academic achievements have been a fluke.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby nixxers » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:53 pm

angioletto wrote:
I am also scared that I will realize my past good grades and academic achievements have been a fluke.


omg +10000000

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby kp009 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:10 pm

julesm2200 wrote:
Rowinguy2009 wrote:Like many people here I have never really had to study to do well. Cramming right before a test was always good enough to get a low A, in high school and undergrad. I'm worried that my basic study skills will not be up to par, which will result in losing of scholarship, which will result in bad job prospects.


+1. I have literally no study skills. And now ill have to develop them while in a very intense and stressful situation. maybe the fear will help?


+10000! I procrastinated like a pro in undergrad and did well enough, and I'm doing the same in my Masters program. I keep trying to tell myself I'll stop it now to be ready by next fall, but here I am posting on TLS when I should be doing a lot of reading.

Additionally, I'm a slow reader and that has me very worried about law school.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby heathbar88 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:15 pm

lightbulb1986 wrote:1) that i wont fit in.... :(
2) that i wont stand out... :(


+1000000

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby heyguys » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:22 pm

nixxers wrote: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

heathbar88 wrote:
lightbulb1986 wrote:1) that i wont fit in.... :(
2) that i wont stand out... :(


+1000000


Have you guys paid any attention to the news at all lately? You guys have way bigger things to be worrying about than this bulls%^&.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby whuts4lunch » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:36 pm

That roughly 95% of my classmates will be both hardworking and intelligent, meaning that at least 15% of the class will be in the bottom 20%, and that I will be part of that group. And when I go to the professors and ask "What caused me to do poorly in this exam?" they'll respond with "You wrote a fantastic exam and did everything that could have been expected of you. The problem is that so did everyone else, and someone has to get C-s. It was out of your hands. Keep up the good work though!"

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby ughOSU » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:40 pm

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Steven Perry » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:23 pm

I plan on going to law school directly after undergrad, and I fear my youth and overall lack of experience may hurt me. I'm also scared to death that the economy gets even worse, and the hiring gets even more competitive.

I'm also worried that I get rejected from everywhere I want to go, and end up at the University Of Akron or something.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:32 pm

I'm not fearful, but just unsure that the success that I have had at my small LAC will not translate to the next level. I'm competing against Ivy grads who have the same LSAT and GPA as me, but does that really mean I am a similarly gifted and talented student?

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Slimpee » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:38 pm

I'm not worried about being smart enough...I relish the challenge

The one thing I AM scared about is not liking school and LS being the wrong choice...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Vincent Vega » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 pm

I am excited that I will be able to concentrate basically solely on my schoolwork instead of mixing school with work, internships, and leadership in extracurriculars. I worry, though, that I will be distracted by having so much extra time from what I'm used to and not using that to be more productive with studying and whatnot.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby nixxers » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:57 pm

heyguys wrote:
nixxers wrote: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

heathbar88 wrote:
lightbulb1986 wrote:1) that i wont fit in.... :(
2) that i wont stand out... :(


+1000000


Have you guys paid any attention to the news at all lately? You guys have way bigger things to be worrying about than this bulls%^&.



gee, your condescension is charming! :)

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Zapatero » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:00 pm

H1N1

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby jayn3 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:07 pm

Halibut6 wrote:I'm not fearful, but just unsure that the success that I have had at my small LAC will not translate to the next level. I'm competing against Ivy grads who have the same LSAT and GPA as me, but does that really mean I am a similarly gifted and talented student?


i'm scared of finding that any gifts and talents i had entering an ivy have been beaten out by said school, and i will no longer have the motivation to compete with classmates who were organized enough to apply to 20+ schools by november.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby tintin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:11 pm

+1000000000 to most of these!!! im scared...

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby lawschooliseasy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:12 pm

julesm2200 wrote:my friends all say they have time for other, fun, non-law school things but that dating people in your class is just a bad idea. it gets real awkward, real fast.


Lol... I went to a liberal arts school, I'm impervious to such awkwardness!

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:13 pm

That I'll be the youngest and dumbest person in the entire law school, and that as a result no one will want to talk to me.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:15 pm

Everything I've heard about sectincest is bad. I'd avoid it at all costs.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby soccersmo » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:16 pm

uuuuummmmmm everything...
haha... but I'm ok with that, I think it would be more weird if I weren't scared.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby PDaddy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:18 pm

I am scared of boredom. I love the law, but many people who once loved it have grown bored by it, or even to despise it. Am I next? :?




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