Fears about Law School

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xanderdellus
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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby xanderdellus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:06 am

A) That my marriage will suffer.

B) Arbitrary grading

C) Debt overload

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby MeaganVanZandt » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:27 am

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.


Yeah. No offense, "reasonabledoubt," but even that one sentence sounded pompous! :wink: It's ok to be smarter than your professors, just don't act like it.

1. I'm worried about the debt after law school. Ugh.
2. I'm worried about being 36 when I graduate! Double-ugh!

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby DukeHopeful » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:41 am

sapp wrote:
Chichaca wrote:I'm afraid of going $200,000 in debt, not doing well, and not being able to pay it off.



^ This.

And I'm afraid of missing the sun. I've been in CA my whole life and almost every school I've applied to is on the east coast/midwest. But from what I hear I wouldn't know it was there even if I stayed in CA for at least the first semester.


Don't worry, we have the same sun here on the east coast as you have in CA. At least I could help quell one person's fear! :lol:

And Desert Fox, I'd never heard "sectincest" before, but that's great. I see what you did with that, and I like it.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby somethingclever » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:07 am

Getting into Cornell, which would be the best school I get into with concentrations in exactly what I want to do.

This means I will have no choice but to finish out my 20's and start my 30's single, in Ithaca. My dating choices will be other Cornell grad students or an incestuous dip into the pool of 400 other law students.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:10 am

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


+1 There are too many smart people in law school. :shock:

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Yimbeezy » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:13 am

That I'll be younger than most people.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby xanderdellus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:18 am

Yimbeezy wrote:That I'll be younger than most people.


That I'll be older than most people. We could go to the same school and be all "Tuesdays with Morrie."

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby newlaw77 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:21 am

I fear being crushed by debt and ending up in doc review for the rest of my working life.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:22 am

xanderdellus wrote:
Yimbeezy wrote:That I'll be younger than most people.


That I'll be older than most people. We could go to the same school and be all "Tuesdays with Morrie."


Money at Minn, WL at Loyola! Low GPA's make for crazy cycles.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby xanderdellus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:24 am

Desert Fox wrote:
xanderdellus wrote:
Yimbeezy wrote:That I'll be younger than most people.


That I'll be older than most people. We could go to the same school and be all "Tuesdays with Morrie."


Money at Minn, WL at Loyola! Low GPA's make for crazy cycles.


Nothing like a split to mess with your cycle.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby heyyitskatie » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:38 am

1) That I won't have the policy oriented background knowledge that I for some reason anticipate my future classmates having

2) That my writing skills are sub-par

3) That I'm giving up my liberty by assuming so much debt (no more "I'm bored here, I'm moving to Europe for a year")

4) That I'll get fat and/or ugly from a naturally sedentary lifestyle and all the stress

5) That I'll be undesirable to date (why bother when you can date an undergrad who is younger and will most likely have more free time?)

As a disclaimer, I'm not claiming that all of these fears are rational, but they are definitely there. Out come the demons of self-consciousness and vanity.

Good luck with tackling your fears, everyone!

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:36 pm

Are there still bullies in law school? :oops:

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Slimpee » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:44 pm

traehekat wrote:Are there still bullies in law school? :oops:


Yes. They're called "professors"

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby BigFatPanda » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 pm

i am fearful that the Mayans are right and the world ends in 2012, so its pointless to go to law school.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 pm

Slimpee wrote:
traehekat wrote:Are there still bullies in law school? :oops:


Yes. They're called "professors"


Why does anyone care? Aren't tests graded anonymously anyway?

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:03 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:i am fearful that the Mayans are right and the world ends in 2012, so its pointless to go to law school.


At least that would mean no more debt. :D

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby AliceB » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:03 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%^&.


Please explain.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:08 pm

That the stress of law school will make me fat/acne-prone/prematurely gray.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby BigFatPanda » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:16 pm

AliceB wrote:
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%^&.


Please explain.


Its about how the market is saturated with newly minted lawyers and most of them got stuck sweeping floor for MacDonald or Burger King with over $100k in debt.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby acdisagod » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:19 pm

That I'll find the material unbelievably boring and won't be able to push myself to study enough. Or, I do well enough, do biglaw and ruin my personal relationships.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby James Bond » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:21 pm

I worry that I won't be on the same level as my peers, not because I don't have the capability, but because I went to Shithole State U for scholarship money and haven't had to work much for my major classes. Simply because I can write intelligently, a skill which somehow most everyone else in my major cannot do, I get A's in my major classes. It doesn't matter if I actually think I kicked ass on the paper, or if I wrote all 10 pages in 3 hours right before class. I'll get an A. I think law school is going to be a rude awakening, and I really worry I am not being prepared enough.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm scared of:

1) Being the old guy (29 when I start).
2) The whole "huge debt/no job" thing.

On the flip side, I am anticipating greatly:

1) For the first time since my sophomore year of high school just focusing on school and not working.

Putting in my two weeks notice near the end of July will be an amazing feeling.

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby AliceB » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:40 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
Putting in my two weeks notice near the end of May will be an amazing feeling.


+ 1000

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:41 pm

My boss hates lawyers. I don't know if I should tell him I'm going to law school or just say grad school. I just want good references for later on. =3

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Re: Fears about Law School

Postby AliceB » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:42 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:Its about how the market is saturated with newly minted lawyers and most of them got stuck sweeping floor for MacDonald or Burger King with over $100k in debt.


I get that, but it's not like the bad economy is specifically picking on law grads or the legal industry. It's hitting everyone pretty hard. If we aren't out of this recession by the time we all graduate, there are going to be bigger problems than not getting a cushy big law job.




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