Class dress and other queries...

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CaptainCrunch
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Class dress and other queries...

Postby CaptainCrunch » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:47 pm

Hey all, I'm new to the forum here. I've been enjoying the breadth of wisdom in these forums, and I have a few questions of my own.

I'm curious what kind of dress to expect at law school. May seem like a stupid question, but should I expect to wear a suit every day? Tie? Can people dress casually at law school, or does this depend on the school?

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby nickwar » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:51 pm

Suit and tie. Every day. Make sure they're nice. No Mens Wearhouse garbage.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:52 pm

nickwar wrote:Suit and tie. Every day. Make sure they're nice. No Mens Wearhouse garbage.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby gdane » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:53 pm

Hahaha. Dont be an ass.

Crunch, Nickwar's just messing with you. You dont have to wear a suit and tie everyday. You dress whatever way you want to dress. A word of advice, search for this topic. Its been asked a million times on here. You might find all your answers.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby CaptainCrunch » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:54 pm

Haha, thank you gdane.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby flyingpanda » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:30 am

Holy crap dude. Going from Liberty for UG to Catholic for law school....


... wow

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:35 am

CaptainCrunch wrote:Tuition at Catholic is fairly steep, not too mention living just outside of D.C. How and where can I cut costs? Any and every pearl of wisdom is greatly appreciated here.


My suggestion is:

CaptainCrunch wrote:I'm going to Catholic.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:41 am

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
nickwar wrote:Suit and tie. Every day. Make sure they're nice. No Mens Wearhouse garbage.



Hey, I <3 my men's wearhouse suits. Just don't buy their cheap shit, stick to the designer labels.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby LoyolaLaw2012 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:44 am

His question has nothing to do with his choice in law school.

You do not have to wear a suit and tie. Dress as you did in UG.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:46 am

I never understand why people worry what to wear in law school. I'm sure there will be days i'm decked out in a t-short and shorts. And i'm positive that won't hurt my biglaw chances.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby Bosque » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:07 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:I never understand why people worry what to wear in law school. I'm sure there will be days i'm decked out in a t-short and shorts. And i'm positive that won't hurt my biglaw chances.


I think I worried about this briefly when I was a 0L. If I remember correctly, my fear stemmed from a combination of the promotional material of some schools showing the students in suits all the time, a general lack of knowledge about law school culture, the public perception that lawyers always wear suits, the feeling that law school was so substantively different from the rest of my education that a change in wardrobe was required, and that subtle but ubiquitous permeating fear most everyone has that somehow there is a way you are going to screw this up.

Of course, by this point in the summer I had already visited a few law schools (as hopefully y'all did before you picked one), so I already knew what law students wear. I am not optimistic about the OP liking Catholic if he did not do the same.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:10 pm

Loyola, you have turned into the TTT police.

OP, dress like you normally would. I usually am a polo and golf shorts kinda guy, and I plan to be that way in law school too. I may take it up a notch in law school, but that is more personal preference than anything else. Most students I've seen on LS visits were wearing anything from semi-dressy to t-shirts and flip flops.

And as for living frugally, just remember to live like a student and not a lawyer. Although coming from Catholic, I'm not sure there will be much difference.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:19 pm

flyingpanda wrote:Holy crap dude. Going from Liberty for UG to Catholic for law school....


... wow


Liberty is accredited?

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby asdfff » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:19 pm

Cupidity wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
nickwar wrote:Suit and tie. Every day. Make sure they're nice. No Mens Wearhouse garbage.



Hey, I <3 my men's wearhouse suits. Just don't buy their cheap shit, stick to the designer labels.



You're doing it wrong.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby AJRESQ » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:57 pm

Whatever you wore in college is fine.

Assuming, of course, you even go to class. I pretty much stopped showing up by 3L.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby Grizz » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:01 am

Only the finest suits money can buy. Dress for success. Those who appear successful are successful.



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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby kk19131 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:02 am

Which do you hate more gays or foreigners?

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:40 am

kk19131 wrote:Which do you hate more gays or foreigners?


Took me a minute to get it but then I let out a hearty chuckle. Well played.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby 20160810 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:01 am

You will need to wear chaps every day. Also, it is prudent to invest in a sturdy 10-gallon hat.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby bk1 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:11 am

kk19131 wrote:Which do you hate more gays or foreigners?


I'm curious in knowing the answer to this as well.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby AngryAvocado » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:51 am

kk19131 wrote:Which do you hate more gays or foreigners?


False dichotomy. Gay foreigners.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby CG614 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:03 am

AngryAvocado wrote:
kk19131 wrote:Which do you hate more gays or foreigners?


False dichotomy. Gay foreigners.


So basically, the French.

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby AngryAvocado » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:05 am

Touchè.

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Postby VA LawDog » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:27 am

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Re: Class dress and other queries...

Postby CaptainCrunch » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:54 pm

I've enjoyed reading these replies.
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