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nygrrrl
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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:52 pm

Travel. Dance (a LOT.) Read trashy novels. Watch ALL of the episodes of your favorite shows. Find new favorite shows. Go to the gym. Spend stupid amounts of time hanging out with your friends. Do something on your bucket list. TRAVEL MORE.

My experience with lawl skool is that it is a grind, plain and simple. You don't have the same freedom to just drop everything and go to Europe/S.A./etc. You don't have TIME anymore. You become really focused on SCHOOL. It overwhelms you. What I miss most are travel (I used to use my passport at least a dozen times per year) and reading for pleasure. Just load up on that stuff. And dance. A LOT. :D

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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby dingbat » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:07 pm

nygrrrl wrote:Travel. Dance (a LOT.) Read trashy novels. Watch ALL of the episodes of your favorite shows. Find new favorite shows. Go to the gym. Spend stupid amounts of time hanging out with your friends. Do something on your bucket list. TRAVEL MORE.

My experience with lawl skool is that it is a grind, plain and simple. You don't have the same freedom to just drop everything and go to Europe/S.A./etc. You don't have TIME anymore. You become really focused on SCHOOL. It overwhelms you. What I miss most are travel (I used to use my passport at least a dozen times per year) and reading for pleasure. Just load up on that stuff. And dance. A LOT. :D

It's not that bad. I mean, it's still easier and less time consuming than having a real job

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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:21 pm

dingbat wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:Travel. Dance (a LOT.) Read trashy novels. Watch ALL of the episodes of your favorite shows. Find new favorite shows. Go to the gym. Spend stupid amounts of time hanging out with your friends. Do something on your bucket list. TRAVEL MORE.

My experience with lawl skool is that it is a grind, plain and simple. You don't have the same freedom to just drop everything and go to Europe/S.A./etc. You don't have TIME anymore. You become really focused on SCHOOL. It overwhelms you. What I miss most are travel (I used to use my passport at least a dozen times per year) and reading for pleasure. Just load up on that stuff. And dance. A LOT. :D

It's not that bad. I mean, it's still easier and less time consuming than having a real job

^^^ This is totally true. I just REALLY don't want people sitting around reading casebooks and stuff, kwim?

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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby shibby » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:32 pm

Bump!

I'm heading home after traveling abroad for three months, and need to get a jerb. Does it matter what kind of job I get? Will future employers care? FWIW, I already have 2 years of law firm experience. Could I spend the next 6 months working at a coffee shop without it hurting me??

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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby nickb285 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:55 pm

Nice job on the travel, that's a good amount of time.

To your question, not really. The firm experience you already have is good, and pre-LS employer types don't make enough of a difference for you to worry about it. Unless your old job would be willing to hire you back for a few months, knowing that you're going to law school, take whatever job you can get.

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Re: Year before 1L...what to do?

Postby shibby » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks nick. That's definitely what I wanted to hear!




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