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Women's clothes for law school

Postby dreamflower » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:52 pm

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby NYC Law » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:53 pm

You'll need at least 7 pant suits.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby kalvano » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:01 pm

Pretty sure you need jeans and a tee shirt.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby dreamflower » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:08 pm

Anyone who doesn't feel like being a sarcastic dumb-ass?

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby IAFG » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Don't buy a suit so far in advance. You'll probably gain weight during 1L.

Law schools are pretty casual. Jeans, cardigans, comfy dresses with tights.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Dany » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:17 pm

For class, wear whatever you want. Jeans and tshirts are fine. For ASW and orientation, I'd say nice jeans and a top/cardigan (not a tshirt) but still casual. A casual dress would be fine too.

I'd recommend having at least one nice skirt and a nice pair of black pants with several tops that go with both for things like meeting with alumni mentors or receptions and things like that. And one nice pair of appropriate heels. I'd go for black on the pants/skirt/heels.

And once you find out where you're going to school, you can also ask current students what you'll need that's school-specific. At some schools I'm sure you won't need a suit until later on, but at mine we had to wear suits to a dinner at orientation.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby IAFG » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:19 pm

Ohhh good point about firm receptions, Dany. Those tend to be more business casual or (modest) cocktail. I wore sheath dresses.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:22 pm

NYC Law wrote:You'll need at least 7 pant suits.


+1

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:24 pm

Dress like it's Halloween and you're going as Hillary Clinton.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby dreamflower » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:49 pm

Dany wrote:For class, wear whatever you want. Jeans and tshirts are fine. For ASW and orientation, I'd say nice jeans and a top/cardigan (not a tshirt) but still casual. A casual dress would be fine too.

I'd recommend having at least one nice skirt and a nice pair of black pants with several tops that go with both for things like meeting with alumni mentors or receptions and things like that. And one nice pair of appropriate heels. I'd go for black on the pants/skirt/heels.

And once you find out where you're going to school, you can also ask current students what you'll need that's school-specific. At some schools I'm sure you won't need a suit until later on, but at mine we had to wear suits to a dinner at orientation.


Thank you for actual advice!

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby NYC Law » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:53 pm

You know, you can always just do a search. "What should I wear" is somewhere in the top 5 most repeated topics on TLS.

The short answer is no one gives a shit, and by mid-October you'll be lucky if most classmates still cater to basic hygiene. But you will need a nice suit for interviewing when that time comes.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby FUBAR » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:23 pm

dreamflower wrote:So I will be starting law school in the fall, after living in a developing county for the last few years. Therefore, I basically have very few semi decent clothes and almost no "professional" clothes.

What kind of clothing will a first year female law student generally need? Suit set? Pencil skirt? Blazer? Nice black pants? Professional heals? Etc.

I just need to start preparing! And browsing online is about my only form of shopping right now.

Also, since we are on the topic, what do most females wear to things like ASW and Orientation. Anything special?


Not sure if serious.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby kalvano » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:49 pm

dreamflower wrote:
Dany wrote:For class, wear whatever you want. Jeans and tshirts are fine.

Thank you for actual advice!


kalvano wrote:Pretty sure you need jeans and a tee shirt.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:54 pm

I wear jeans and a t or long sleeved shirt every day. Most of the other girls dress up a bit and they all seem to wear heels. I'd suggest buying a suit or two if you don't already have one. I needed it for trial team try outs. I actually lost a weight when I started. I went from about a 5 or 6 to a 00.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby joetheplumber » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:11 am

how about none at all :lol:
Distract your fellow peers

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:18 am

For class/school I show up in whatever. Well, except pajamas. I wore a t-shirt during orientation and so did other ppl, nbd. I have a skirt and a nice top to wear for things like mock interviews and receptions, etc. I haven't needed a single suit at all, but I will when I start interviewing in January. I didn't gain weight during 1L first semester...if anything, I lost it, but ymmv. Nobody in my section seems to have moved much in either direction. But maybe you will, so IAFG's advice to wait might apply.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Pleasye » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:15 am

AlexanderSupertramp wrote:5or 6 to a 00.

wut.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby IAFG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:29 am

acrossthelake wrote:For class/school I show up in whatever. Well, except pajamas. I wore a t-shirt during orientation and so did other ppl, nbd. I have a skirt and a nice top to wear for things like mock interviews and receptions, etc. I haven't needed a single suit at all, but I will when I start interviewing in January. I didn't gain weight during 1L first semester...if anything, I lost it, but ymmv. Nobody in my section seems to have moved much in either direction. But maybe you will, so IAFG's advice to wait might apply.

Oh wait.

Just wait.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:58 am

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:45 pm

IAFG wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:For class/school I show up in whatever. Well, except pajamas. I wore a t-shirt during orientation and so did other ppl, nbd. I have a skirt and a nice top to wear for things like mock interviews and receptions, etc. I haven't needed a single suit at all, but I will when I start interviewing in January. I didn't gain weight during 1L first semester...if anything, I lost it, but ymmv. Nobody in my section seems to have moved much in either direction. But maybe you will, so IAFG's advice to wait might apply.

Oh wait.

Just wait.


Where does it come from, then? I thought it'd be from the stress (note: I gained weight in undergrad from stress throughout the semester, shed it over winter break, again for spring semester, shed it over summer, etc. Yet none yet for law school)? Is 2L more stressful? Or is the larger amounts of booze people drink later on?

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Jah'rakal » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:53 pm

the less the better, unless ur fat, then the more the better

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby IAFG » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:58 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
IAFG wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:For class/school I show up in whatever. Well, except pajamas. I wore a t-shirt during orientation and so did other ppl, nbd. I have a skirt and a nice top to wear for things like mock interviews and receptions, etc. I haven't needed a single suit at all, but I will when I start interviewing in January. I didn't gain weight during 1L first semester...if anything, I lost it, but ymmv. Nobody in my section seems to have moved much in either direction. But maybe you will, so IAFG's advice to wait might apply.

Oh wait.

Just wait.


Where does it come from, then? I thought it'd be from the stress (note: I gained weight in undergrad from stress throughout the semester, shed it over winter break, again for spring semester, shed it over summer, etc. Yet none yet for law school)? Is 2L more stressful? Or is the larger amounts of booze people drink later on?

I think your body rebels against the nastiness for the first semester, but after a second semester of 1L, when you're gunning even harder, your body finally gives in to the squish. I'd say it was pretty universal. But then most girls had lost some or all of it by OCI.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 pm

IAFG wrote:I think your body rebels against the nastiness for the first semester, but after a second semester of 1L, when you're gunning even harder, your body finally gives in to the squish. I'd say it was pretty universal. But then most girls had lost some or all of it by OCI.

This happened to me 1L. Lost weight 1st semester, gained 2nd semester, lost it by OCI, gained during OCI, and lost that weight again soon after.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby ilovesf » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:09 pm

I lost a lot of weight before 1L, gained some of it back first semester. 1L fall totally ruined my diet - they have no good salads in our law cafe and have delicious muffins.

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Re: Women's clothes for law school

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:12 pm

ilovesf wrote:I lost a lot of weight before 1L, gained some of it back first semester. 1L fall totally ruined my diet - they have no good salads in our law cafe and have delicious muffins.

My diet now is nothing but gas station jerky, Chipotle chicken burrito bowls with no rice and lots of veggies, and Jimmy Johns' lettuce wraps. Shit is so cash.




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