1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

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FunkyJD
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1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby FunkyJD » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:44 am

0.5L here. Admitted, but deferred for a year.

Question for 1Ls: So far, a few weeks in, how has your law school experience conformed to your expectations going in; and how has it greatly differed?

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:07 am

If you don't have strong reasons or a lifelong burning desire for going to LS spend deferred year exploring other options. I have an entirely different view of LS now than I did a few months ago.

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby kcg171 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:21 am

I really enjoy it, but I always have the feeling that everyone is doing more than I am. Maybe that is because I'm not doing anything other than what is assigned, and maybe that's why I'm enjoying it. Oh well.
Except Civil Procedure. yuck.

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby Doritos » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:29 am

Its alright. I came here to get good grades and a bomb job and I have not actualized either goal. All the other stuff is cool (smart people, smart profs, drinking, softball, etc.) but superfluous at the end of the day really. You do not really know how you are doing since you only get graded @ the end of the semester. It kind of leaves a cloud of anxiety over your head all semester thinking "did i do enough today?" "what is everyone else doing?". Maybe its just me but I feel slightly guilty whenever I'm not studying because I know someone else is. all the 2 and 3Ls i know seem happy and content with life and have a wide range of grades (LR to definitely below median). Its not all weeping and gnashing of teeth but it's not all rainbows and butterflies (unless you dont care about grades at which point LS is probably a vacation for you).

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:31 am


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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:05 am

Thanks for the replies. @Gatortim, I'm 100 percent committed to law school. I simply desired a year to clear my mind post-masters and save up some cash. "Not retreating -- reloading."

Thanks vanwinkle, I'll check out the existing thread. Stepped away from this site after admission to reclaim my life :lol: but curiosity's got me coming back to see what people are up to and how their experiences are going so far. So I'll peruse the existing info.

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby Veyron » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:29 am

Ask me one year hence... post OCI.

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby FunkyJD » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:38 pm

OCI ... that still exists in this economy? :wink:

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Re: 1Ls: Rate your law school experience so far

Postby Veyron » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:56 pm

FunkyJD wrote:OCI ... that still exists in this economy? :wink:


I have heard legends of this marvelous creature, though seen it with my own eyes I have not.




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