Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

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Do You Regret Law School

Yes, completely regret
16
19%
I regret not taking money at a lower-ranked school
7
8%
I regret not getting better grades
19
22%
No regrets at all
44
51%
 
Total votes: 86

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Stringer Bell
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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Stringer Bell » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:53 pm

JazzOne wrote:I don't regret it, but I nearly struck out at OCI, and I would have regretted LS very much if OCI hadn't panned out for me. In retrospect, law school was a pretty dumb gamble. I got a full scholarship, and it was still a dumb gamble.


JO, I've seen you express this quite a bit, but do you want to elaborate on "dumb gamble" a little more? This sentiment surprises me coming from a poker player. You went somewhere where you had a semi decent chance at landing a good job through OCI. And if that wouldn't have panned out you could have walked away after a year and a half with what, 20-25k in debt and gone back to doing what you were doing before? The potential for literally millions more in earnings over a lifetime for that amount of money seems like a pretty reasonable bet to me.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:54 pm

No, because my school is the reason I have a summer job as of Jan 10th.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:00 pm

What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:00 pm

AreJay711 wrote:What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll


Same here.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:01 pm

DeeCee wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll


Same here.


You guys realize you can click the "View Results" button, right?

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:01 pm

bk1 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll


Same here.


You guys realize you can click the "View Results" button, right?

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:02 pm

bk1 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll


Same here.


You guys realize you can click the "View Results" button, right?


oh damn, now I feel like a dumbass.....I never saw that. Thanks.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:03 pm

DeeCee wrote:
bk1 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:What are the percentages? I'm a 0L and don't want to mess up the poll


Same here.


You guys realize you can click the "View Results" button, right?


oh damn, now I feel like a dumbass.....I never saw that. Thanks.

lulz me too

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby RMstratosphere » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:03 pm

holdencaulfield wrote:No regrets. Took $$$ at T50 over two much higher schools at sticker. Graduating in May with no debt and a job accepted at a mid-size firm.


Respect. For your story and alias.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:15 pm

Law school doesn't have to be a 3 year commitment. Everyone knows you need to do well to have any shot at an enjoyable job, so if you fuck up just drop out. If I was below median at my T2 right now, I wouldn't be finishing the year out. It may not make a ton of financial sense to do this, but if you really have the desire to be a lawyer, then give it a shot. If you do well then great, but if you fuck up just swallow your pride and peace out.

FWIW, I need to bump my class rank by about 15% to make LR.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby holdencaulfield » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:11 pm

RMstratosphere wrote:
holdencaulfield wrote:No regrets. Took $$$ at T50 over two much higher schools at sticker. Graduating in May with no debt and a job accepted at a mid-size firm.


Respect. For your story and alias.



Gracias.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby manofjustice » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:23 am

northwood wrote:there is, but i accidentally posted something that i would rather not post on a general forum, and rather than put delete or just a . i decided to put tagged.


I don't get how that works.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:04 am

manofjustice wrote:
northwood wrote:there is, but i accidentally posted something that i would rather not post on a general forum, and rather than put delete or just a . i decided to put tagged.


I don't get how that works.


Well, you seriously necro'd the thread, but it's a valid question.

Up near the top-right corner of your screen, there are some links that say "View new posts" and "View your bookmarks, subscriptions or posts". Clicking on the "posts" link brings up a list of all the threads you've posted in. So adding a "tagged" post to a thread gets the thread into your "posts" list, making it easy to get back to it.

As mentioned earlier, you can also "subscribe" to a thread, but that puts the thread in a different list that you have to check separately from your "posts" list. I pretty much only use "subscribe" for threads I'm interested in but not supposed to post in, since I'm a 0L.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby romothesavior » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:55 am

Are you kidding me MoJ? This thread is two and a half years old. You bumped it to ask how to tag a thread?

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby guano » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:17 am

romothesavior wrote:Are you kidding me MoJ? This thread is two and a half years old. You bumped it to ask how to tag a thread?

The pollfessor strikes again

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby senorhosh » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:12 am

Read through this before realizing it was a necro..

I miss Mtal

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby koalatriste » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:20 am

BAR EXAM. REGRET. REGRET. REGRET REGRET

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby dr123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:05 am

BarbellDreams wrote:If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.


What? This makes no sense at all.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Typhoon24 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:39 am

dr123 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.


What? This makes no sense at all.


:lol:

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Ded Precedent » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:41 am

dr123 wrote:
BarbellDreams wrote:If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.


What? This makes no sense at all.

I think he means he regrets being in a fuckload of debt.




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