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Title: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 25, 2005, 04:31:54 PM
I just finished my first week as a 1L and the stereotype of bitchy, snobby law students is true. i have the privlege of listening to one girl complain about how her father bought her an audi instead of a BMW. i am fortunate, however to be near such godlike geniuses. another classmate of mine is "not at all" concerned about a 4 hour comprehensive final for one of our courses. he is "very well prepared". another girl rudely yelled at a professor b/c he chose her to explain a case in our reading. she said "im not answering any questions today and if you continue, i will walk out of the class!". it is difficult and saddening to think that these people will be in a very important position of power, if they graduate. then there are the cliques. it took only one week for the high school-like cliques to form. i am really enjoying the academic aspect of LS, but am disgusted about the social aspects. is anyone else feeling this way?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 25, 2005, 04:45:04 PM
Uh...what school do you go to?

I hope you're exaggerating, because if you're not, that really sucks.   :(

My classmates are all really awesome so far.  Everyone been really friendly and hopefully things will stay that way for the most part.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: YankyKitten on August 25, 2005, 04:54:16 PM
Yes, I have a few that tell me, "I'm not really finding this difficult at all."  Oh... did I ask?  ???  I have also heard, "the readings only take me about an hour"... really, I don't see you raising your hand to brief a case.

As for the girl who recieved an Audi... you should ask her why doesn't she buy her own beamer?  I'd love to see the look on her face...
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: SassDiva2000 on August 25, 2005, 05:05:33 PM
Don't believe everything anyone tells you. There was one guy during my first year who always had an answer for everything and was "never worried about an exam." He's not at the top of his class either.

Don't let it phase you.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 25, 2005, 05:16:14 PM
im not exaggerating...seriously. i went into this with a very optimisitic attitude and boy was i wrong. i just hope they all go down in a blaze of glory. its amazing how arrogant and cocky some people can be.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: niki1244 on August 25, 2005, 06:05:11 PM
Yikes!  I am sorry you are having such a crappy experience with your classmates.

Save for a few of my classmates, most have proven to be nice, friendly and sane.  The few that I can't stand either always have something to say and, of course, always say it with the tone of voice that says, "I know what I am saying is right," talk about their UG fraternity and are so impressed with themselves for the amount of drinking they did and still do or just naturally grate on my nerves.  I have befriended a few people that seem to be solid citizens and just ignore the rest. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: sharmaine73 on August 25, 2005, 10:03:33 PM
I've only been in school one day but so far everyone seems really nice.  People are trying really hard to be friendly and make friends.  I met a few really cool people today.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dbgirl on August 25, 2005, 10:49:30 PM
My classmates for the most part are really fun.
BUT I definitely see some resemblance between law school and high school.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: plutoeyore on August 25, 2005, 11:51:02 PM
So far so good!  Everyone is normal ... but i am in the p/t program so the age range and maturity level are a bit higher....
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: JD_MSA on August 26, 2005, 04:51:17 AM
it is difficult and saddening to think that these people will be in a very important position of power, if they graduate.

I think you hit the nail on the head right there. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: buggy on August 26, 2005, 04:52:22 PM
I will admit to my classmates being snobby a-holes as well.  What kills me is when people assume they already have all the skills needed to be a lawyer...and instead of being in a classroom, we are all advesaries preparing to face the judge.  I cannot stand someone who is so full of themselves they can't muster a simple 'Hey howzit goin?' instead the attitude is more like (insert british accent): "Good morning, don't you find the flowers outside to be sublime?"

Get over yourselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Served on August 26, 2005, 05:33:41 PM
It's ironic that the real presumptuousness of students in law school comes not from those who are upholding a guise of sophistication but those who presume they are not in an academic institution.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dkast on August 27, 2005, 08:24:33 AM
I would like to sum this all up with two simple words.

"Who Cares"

I really don't care if my classmates are snobs..

You really shouldn;t be concernced with their attitudes, the words they use to comment on the flowers, etc.

In the end, as self-centered as this sounds, its all about you.

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jewelbomb on August 27, 2005, 04:57:33 PM
I would like to sum this all up with two simple words.

"Who Cares"

I really don't care if my classmates are snobs..

You really shouldn;t be concernced with their attitudes, the words they use to comment on the flowers, etc.

In the end, as self-centered as this sounds, its all about you.


While I agree to some extent that you shouldnít care too much about your fellow students, it is easier said than done. I mean there is something to be said for camaraderie. My section (and school for that matter) seems to be made up strictly of the type of people that got me down in undergrad. Except now there are more of them, and only one of me.

I was aware that law students tended towards conservatism, but this is ridiculous. I figured that there would at least be a few kindred spirits for me interact with. No, sorry. Just a bunch of lame-ass squares. Whatever. In the end the education is the only thing that matters, but it would be nice if there were at least a few people to connect with.

I guess my real question isÖwhy arenít there any cute punk girls at my law school?

Oh well.



 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 27, 2005, 05:56:44 PM
If you're not finding at least 1 person to hang out with and get along with, perhaps you're the one who's snotty and judgmental.  Ever think of that?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: _retired_ on August 27, 2005, 06:24:22 PM
Gotta love BitchyJacy  :D
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 27, 2005, 06:35:16 PM
 :D
Hey, I'm just pointing out that if you can't find at least 1 friendly face in your entire law school, the problem's likely with you, and not with everyone else!

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: _retired_ on August 27, 2005, 06:39:45 PM
I think you're probably right.  Although, Im a total prick and I've managed to make about a dozen pretty good friends so far.  Go figure.  ;)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on August 27, 2005, 09:58:27 PM
Everyone's pretty cool and helpful at my school. The only thing that surprises me is how apparently stupid some of them are though. In their defense though, most of us are scared enough at this point that alot of overthinking is going on. Then there's the girls who use "like" between every word in a sentence. There's really not much of an excuse for that at this level of the academic pecking order. I'm blown away by the prospect that some of these girls will be representing people in serious matters in just a few short years, and they express themselves like valley girls.

Hey Judge. Listen, Like I think you should like find for my client, because he's like a really nice guy. And, like if you don't, that would be like really rude.

I can't believe the professors aren't busting people down for that sh-t.

But, I should note that for every one that appears dumb, there are at least two that appear to be articulate and intelligent.

And, I am one of the ones who finds this easy so far. But I expect that to change on a dime, and I fear that's an indication I could be missing something. Lack of feedback by grades and comments is a b-tch.

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jewelbomb on August 28, 2005, 06:19:21 AM
If you're not finding at least 1 person to hang out with and get along with, perhaps you're the one who's snotty and judgmental.  Ever think of that?

Yes, I have thought of that. I can be totally snotty and judgmental sometimes. Iím sure most people can. But I have, likeÖfriends outside of law school. Itís not like Iím a social retard or anything. Itís also not like I donít talk to people in my classes. There are some OK people, just no one I can see myself really hanging out with on the weekends or anything. I was just speaking to the fact that law school, or at least my school, seems to attract a certain type of person. I donít necessarily tend to like that type of person. It worries me a bit because these are the people I will have to practice with for a least a good chunk of my life.   
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on August 28, 2005, 07:07:20 AM
Bitchy and ugly from what I heard on the other side of the forum.

Oh and fat.

Gotta love BitchyJacy  :D
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 28, 2005, 07:51:10 AM
Bitchy and ugly from what I heard on the other side of the forum.

Oh and fat.

Gotta love BitchyJacy  :D

Oh, I'm sorry, was that supposed to be an insult?  I didn't realize we were back in middle school.   ::)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dkast on August 28, 2005, 08:43:15 AM
I would like to sum this all up with two simple words.

"Who Cares"

I really don't care if my classmates are snobs..

You really shouldn;t be concernced with their attitudes, the words they use to comment on the flowers, etc.

In the end, as self-centered as this sounds, its all about you.


I guess my real question isÖwhy arenít there any cute punk girls at my law school?

Oh well.

lol, cute punk girls rule; however, you're not going to find them in law school, try art school.

I have the same preference when it comes to girls, cute short haired punk rock girls, the ones that walk the fine line between poser and legit.  The reason being that if you get a too legit punk rock girl she's not going to take care of herself as much and may demish the cute aspect of her character.

Its a similar "line" that is evidenced in International Shoe v Washington.  What line exists between specific jurisdiciton, i.e., jurisdiction in which remedy may be given when the contact of the plaintiff is realated to the cause of action, vs general jurisdiction when contact of the plaintiff within the state is continuous and to such an extent that they can be servered for any cause of action within the state even those unrelated to there conduct within the state.

the Shoe line vs the poser / legit cut punk rock girl line?

If i get into law review i'll submit this paper.




Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 28, 2005, 09:42:39 AM
Kentucky Hammer"

Then there's the girls who use "like" between every word in a sentence.

you nailed this point! i forgot to LIKE mention that. I LIKE totally forgot it! Yes, your honor, I would LIKE to say that my LIKE client is LIKE TOTALLY innocent. LIKE, he TOTALLY did not LIKE commit that crime.

I thought this colloquial way of speaking ended in 8th grade. I think there is something in the water. I am ashamed to admit that I have caught myself doing this a few times b/c i hear it so much. I am now hypervigilant about the work LIKE and will use it as it is intended to be used...ie..I dont LIKE those girls. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jewelbomb on August 28, 2005, 09:58:58 AM


Its a similar "line" that is evidenced in International Shoe v Washington.  What line exists between specific jurisdiciton, i.e., jurisdiction in which remedy may be given when the contact of the plaintiff is realated to the cause of action, vs general jurisdiction when contact of the plaintiff within the state is continuous and to such an extent that they can be servered for any cause of action within the state even those unrelated to there conduct within the state.

the Shoe line vs the poser / legit cut punk rock girl line?

If i get into law review i'll submit this paper.







brilliant.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tacojohn on August 30, 2005, 04:54:01 PM
Ok, it's one thing to talk like that in the halls, at the bar, on the phone, but another to talk like that in class and in courts.  If they're talking like that in class, by all means shred 'em, but if they talk like that in normal everyday conversation, it's fine.  Don't let the "you are a professional, you must be a prefect lawyer this instant" speil let you forget that law students are still just students.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: S| on August 30, 2005, 06:26:32 PM

And, I am one of the ones who finds this easy so far. But I expect that to change on a dime, and I fear that's an indication I could be missing something. Lack of feedback by grades and comments is a b-tch.



I've been thinking the same thing. Everyone's complaining about the workload, but it seems managable so far. Perhaps it gets tougher as the writing assignment picks up. Who knows.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on August 30, 2005, 06:31:33 PM
Oh, the "likes" are in the classroom too.

I've been feeling the same way about the workload, but I'm starting to realize the knowledge is somewhat cumulative so I'm having exam anxiety in only the second week. I just hope subsequent knowledge serves to buttress prior knowledge in these classes.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 31, 2005, 07:11:56 AM
The LIKES are in the classroom and are used in socratic method exercises. the epidemic is also spreading to guys in the classroom, as well. my roommate said she has been using LIKE more often b.c a girl that sits next to her says it constantly and it is rubbing off on her. i told her i will buy a cattle prod and stick her everytime she says LIKE. she admits that it is annoying sounding, but she said she does it without realizing it. you think these people would realize how stupid they sound.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tacojohn on August 31, 2005, 08:27:44 AM
That's her point.  She doesn't realize it.  Like I said before, I hate this theory that the second you step into a law school, you are obligated to in no way resemble the 22-25 year old that a big chunk (maybe a majority) of law students are, and you instantly have to act like a 35 year-old lawyer.  Even in the classroom, she shouldn't do it, but it's hard to blame her when professors in undergrad allowed it, to the point where it got so ingrained in her vocab that she doesn't notice it.  Speaking in a classroom setting, especially in a large classroom setting, is foreign to a lot of people.  It's not unreasonable to expect them to revert to some comfort zone, in this care very colloquial language.

And besides, I have a professor who if you start talking in unneccessary jargon, i.e. you sound like a judge, you're going to get blasted.  Eventually, the "likes" will get on a professor's nerves, and he or she will beat it out of her with a long and very painful stating of a case.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 31, 2005, 08:33:19 AM
my aggaravation has nothing to do with "talking like a lawyer on your first day of law school". the people who think they are johnny cochran incarnated are annoying too. if i worked at mcdonalds and people talked that way, it would annoy me. even as an undergraduate in a social situation..it is STILL annoying. the overuse of LIKES is just CONCENTRATED in law school, for whatever reason. it is worse than my undergraduate school. it is an ignorant and irritating way of communicated, irregardless of its location.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tacojohn on August 31, 2005, 08:37:10 AM
I understand you're preaching moderation, but saying you hate the people who believe they are a high-powered defense attorny already, and then calling the overuse of "like" ignorant comes off as the pot calling the kettle black.  If your point is just that it's a pet peeve, that's understandable but at the same time there's nothing you can do about it.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on August 31, 2005, 10:29:23 AM
I don't think you have to become stilted or act like a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it just because you're in law school now. I just think that if you're going to be entering a profession where success is predicated upon being articulate in how you communicate, the time you spend in training (i.e. law school) is a good time to be working out those little kinks in your speech. I don't really use like, but I do say "you know" alot. That's my kink to work out. I think it's a stutter in my thought process that I fill with "you know". Some people fill their stutter with "like". Others fill it with "um". Sometimes, in class, I count peoples' likes and it gets ridiculous when I'm counting 25 or 30 of them in someones question or comment.

It's not about acting like a lawyer all the time. It's about knowing the difference and when to turn it on and off.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: cascagrossa on August 31, 2005, 11:15:29 AM
my aggaravation has nothing to do with "talking like a lawyer on your first day of law school". the people who think they are johnny cochran incarnated are annoying too. if i worked at mcdonalds and people talked that way, it would annoy me. even as an undergraduate in a social situation..it is STILL annoying. the overuse of LIKES is just CONCENTRATED in law school, for whatever reason. it is worse than my undergraduate school. it is an ignorant and irritating way of communicated, irregardless of its location.

well, irregardless of what you think about proper speaking, you minus well just ignore the "likes" instead of getting aggaravated.  i know i sure as hell have better things to worry about and could care less if someone says "like" in class.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tacojohn on August 31, 2005, 11:33:33 AM
I don't think you have to become stilted or act like a lawyer, or whatever you want to call it just because you're in law school now. I just think that if you're going to be entering a profession where success is predicated upon being articulate in how you communicate, the time you spend in training (i.e. law school) is a good time to be working out those little kinks in your speech. I don't really use like, but I do say "you know" alot. That's my kink to work out. I think it's a stutter in my thought process that I fill with "you know". Some people fill their stutter with "like". Others fill it with "um". Sometimes, in class, I count peoples' likes and it gets ridiculous when I'm counting 25 or 30 of them in someones question or comment.

It's not about acting like a lawyer all the time. It's about knowing the difference and when to turn it on and off.
My point exactly, so don't expect people to not have these kinks, or immature behaviors, or any other "holdovers" from high school and undergrad.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 31, 2005, 12:44:49 PM
ok, ok..lets calm down now. im just stating an opinion...one of the functions of a message board. im not obessessed with people saying like..im not forming an "anti LIKE" student association. im just making an observation and offering an opinion. as far as "hating" overzealous lawyer wannabes...please show me where i said that. i never used the word hate...thats a strong word. i agree with hammer that this is a profession where being articulate is crucial. could a 3' tall, 40lb. midget be a cop? no...its a profession where physical strength and stamina are important. perhaps its a strong example, but it illustrates my point. lets all be nice and unite against the people who overuse LIKE. :-)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 31, 2005, 02:31:09 PM
well, irregardless regardless of what you think about proper speaking, you minus might as well just ignore the "likes" instead of getting aggaravated.  i know i sure as hell have better things to worry about and could couldn't care less if someone says "like" in class.

I hope you did these on purpose, casca!   :D :P
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: cascagrossa on August 31, 2005, 02:38:40 PM
lol jacy, look at the original post by ronniedeutch that i quoted.

btw, you missed one:  "aggaravation" ??
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 31, 2005, 05:27:04 PM
I actually did catch that one, but I thought there was a decent possiblity of that being a legit typo, so I left it out. :)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 31, 2005, 06:14:15 PM
excuse my lack of perfection...i was typing rapidly. i dooo nowe how too spel.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 31, 2005, 06:44:42 PM
Yes, you may actually know how to spell.  I doubt it, but you may.

There are lots of errors there, Ronnie, that have absolutely nothing to do with spelling though.

For the record:

"irregardless" is not a word.  "regardless" means "without regard," and adding the prefix "ir" is just redundant.

"minus" is a mathematical term, among other things.  For example, 9 *minus* 3 is 6.  What you were getting at was likely the phrase, "might as."

And if you want to insult someone, you say, "I couldn't care less."  This means, "I do not care at all.  My level of caring is at zero, and I could not care any less about you."  If you "could care less" that means you, in fact care, about something, at least a little bit, and that's not insulting at all.

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on August 31, 2005, 06:45:17 PM
lol jacy, look at the original post by ronniedeutch that i quoted.

I forgot about his original post.  Makes much more sense now!  :D
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on August 31, 2005, 07:19:23 PM
jacy:
why are you a hater? this is a MESSAGE BOARD...not a legal memo. i dont put much effort into my diction on an informal message board. do you say LIKE alot? is that why you are offended. i dont think i said anything that offensive to induce so much hostility. next time i will make sure to send my post to a former english professor to make sure it's appropriate for lawschooldiscussion. anyway, im not going to further defend my message board exposition. hope your classes are doing well. i wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tacojohn on August 31, 2005, 08:50:13 PM
The whole point is you're saying it's inappro for a law student to talk immaturely even outside of class, but at the same time not paying much attention to your grammer on a message board.  Sounds like the same thing to me.  If someone should speak like they should to a judge, another lawyer or a professor all the time, then they should be expected to have all their writing held to the standard of a legal memo.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 07:37:51 AM
Listen Ronnie,

If you saw a picture of how pale, ugly as f*k and chubby this chick is- you'd be hatin too.  I saw her posts on the other said of the forum.  This girl has some serious unresolved issues.  I can't believe that she 'supposedly' just started law school.

Pay no attention to her man.  It's just a cry for help.

jacy:
why are you a hater? this is a MESSAGE BOARD...not a legal memo. i dont put much effort into my diction on an informal message board. do you say LIKE alot? is that why you are offended. i dont think i said anything that offensive to induce so much hostility. next time i will make sure to send my post to a former english professor to make sure it's appropriate for lawschooldiscussion. anyway, im not going to further defend my message board exposition. hope your classes are doing well. i wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 07:38:45 AM
It's highschool all over again fatty.

Bitchy and ugly from what I heard on the other side of the forum.

Oh and fat.

Gotta love BitchyJacy  :D

Oh, I'm sorry, was that supposed to be an insult?  I didn't realize we were back in middle school.   ::)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 07:41:10 AM
Yeah, you also misspelled fatso.  So tell me, how does that feel?

Before you go off in tangent here correcting people here- just look at yourself in the mirror and think about correcting those issues first.  Ugly female dog.

I actually did catch that one, but I thought there was a decent possiblity of that being a legit typo, so I left it out. :)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 07:45:16 AM
Fat, ugly girls are bitchy because they are fat and ugly and no one likes them. 

Now, Jacy supposedly has a fiance but I bet he's the biggest wuss to be with someone like her. 

I have no doubt that your personality and attitude here are the same ones that shine through to your classmates.

Work on your attitude because I sure the hell would NEVER EVER hire you as my attorney!  I'd rather be fat and ugly like you.

Yes, you may actually know how to spell.  I doubt it, but you may.

There are lots of errors there, Ronnie, that have absolutely nothing to do with spelling though.

For the record:

"irregardless" is not a word.  "regardless" means "without regard," and adding the prefix "ir" is just redundant.

"minus" is a mathematical term, among other things.  For example, 9 *minus* 3 is 6.  What you were getting at was likely the phrase, "might as."

And if you want to insult someone, you say, "I couldn't care less."  This means, "I do not care at all.  My level of caring is at zero, and I could not care any less about you."  If you "could care less" that means you, in fact care, about something, at least a little bit, and that's not insulting at all.


Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Mary on September 01, 2005, 07:50:29 AM
I concur.  Even though I don't know Jacy85, I have seen her posts and it appears to me like she's a carrying a grudge of some sort.  Her posts are hostile almost to the point where she's really uptight and anal about something going on in her life.  Who knows!  We all have issues.  It's just sad that we have to bring them to a message board and take it out on other people.


Listen Ronnie,

If you saw a picture of how pale, ugly as f*k and chubby this chick is- you'd be hatin too.  I saw her posts on the other said of the forum.  This girl has some serious unresolved issues.  I can't believe that she 'supposedly' just started law school.

Pay no attention to her man.  It's just a cry for help.

jacy:
why are you a hater? this is a MESSAGE BOARD...not a legal memo. i dont put much effort into my diction on an informal message board. do you say LIKE alot? is that why you are offended. i dont think i said anything that offensive to induce so much hostility. next time i will make sure to send my post to a former english professor to make sure it's appropriate for lawschooldiscussion. anyway, im not going to further defend my message board exposition. hope your classes are doing well. i wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on September 01, 2005, 08:24:16 AM
Joe and Mary, you guys ROCK!! it is evident from the anger expressed in her posts, she has some serious issues. we can all chip in for a mental health evaluation for Jacey. perhaps our investment will make this message board a little more HAPPY. with an attitude like that, she wont make it through LS. NICE people get a lot further. OH, BTW Joe do you have her picture? i could use a good laugh!! Best of luck with your classes guys!!!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 01:31:08 PM
Hell no, why would I have her picture?!

She was listed as one of the ugliest girls on LSD on the other side of the forum under the haterade section.  After that, she took her picture down.  I can't blame her really.

I remember the thread was called "Hottest and ugliest girls on LSD" or something like that.  And she was at the top of the ugly side.  I'll try to see if I can search for it and give you the link.  It was a funny thread- she was defending herself and her ghostly white skin color, etc.  It was f*n hilarious man.

On another note, it's apparent she has issues so just don't respond to any of her posts.

Joe and Mary, you guys ROCK!! it is evident from the anger expressed in her posts, she has some serious issues. we can all chip in for a mental health evaluation for Jacey. perhaps our investment will make this message board a little more HAPPY. with an attitude like that, she wont make it through LS. NICE people get a lot further. OH, BTW Joe do you have her picture? i could use a good laugh!! Best of luck with your classes guys!!!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 01, 2005, 03:32:54 PM
Ok, that's enough people.  This is not "The attack Jacy thread!"  It is the "Are your classmates snobby a**holes?" thread. 

Wait a second..... I guess Jacy would fall under this.  My bad! ;D
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: istically on September 06, 2005, 02:39:39 PM
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If someone should speak like they should to a judge, another lawyer or a professor all the time, then they should be expected to have all their writing held to the standard of a legal memo.

LMAO!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 17, 2005, 08:01:09 PM
Here it is-

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,10679.0.html
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: BigPimpinBU on September 17, 2005, 11:26:42 PM
Jacy, I have no idea who you are, so I'm hesitant to jump on the anti-you bandwagon, but before you say that "irregardless" is not a word, you might want to focus during those brief pauses that the fat recedes from your brain, and  just concede that certain words that are unusable formally, are colloquially acceptable. A prime example of this is the word "player-hater," a common colloquialism for "misanthrope." Also, I apologize for implying that your thought process is hampered by cranial pressure from excess fat, particularly after saying I wouldn't be insulting. But this is after all a thread on LSD. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 18, 2005, 07:34:42 AM
This link was "The hot and ugly girls on LSD" until some bastard took it down.  I bet Jacy85 complained to the moderator.


Here it is-

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,10679.0.html
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 18, 2005, 07:35:41 AM
Hahahahahahahah! :D

Jacy, I have no idea who you are, so I'm hesitant to jump on the anti-you bandwagon, but before you say that "irregardless" is not a word, you might want to focus during those brief pauses that the fat recedes from your brain, and  just concede that certain words that are unusable formally, are colloquially acceptable. A prime example of this is the word "player-hater," a common colloquialism for "misanthrope." Also, I apologize for implying that your thought process is hampered by cranial pressure from excess fat, particularly after saying I wouldn't be insulting. But this is after all a thread on LSD. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: rapunzel on September 19, 2005, 06:54:28 PM
It's funny, when I read the word "irregardless,Ē I too desired to correct.  Not because I truly care, but rather because I think it is interesting.

The words regardless and irrespective are synonyms.  In common usage they have been conflated to create the often used irregardless.  Although language is dictated by usage and is therefore fluid and ever changing, the word irrgardless does break the rules of construction with its unnecessary prefix.  That's why it will probably never be acceptable, irrespective and regardless of its popularity.

Hopefully, this post does not indicate that I suffer from unacceptable level of hostility.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: LawJockey on September 20, 2005, 06:19:09 PM
I've been following this thread and decided to bring some closure to comments made earlier.  There will always be snobby, pretentious people in professions where post-undergrad education is a requirement.  There are also many adults who can't seem to get past the "good ole days" that college symbolized. There are also those of use who are a few years older and are here to build a career.  So maybe we've grown out of doing keg stands and are maybe even married and/or have a significant other.  I too was surprised at the lack of conscientiousness a few classmates relay and the popularity of the after hours social drinking (not that I haven't socialized a couple of times on a weekend), but at this stage in the game, it's all about the competition and who comes out on top.  On that note, let the college frat party live on, let the snobs be snobs and let the cliques live in their bubbles for the next few years.  Once it's time to join the real world that law school is not, it's a whole different ball game. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dgatl on September 20, 2005, 09:29:01 PM
I've been following this thread and decided to bring some closure to comments made earlier.  There will always be snobby, pretentious people in professions where post-undergrad education is a requirement.  There are also many adults who can't seem to get past the "good ole days" that college symbolized. There are also those of use who are a few years older and are here to build a career.  So maybe we've grown out of doing keg stands and are maybe even married and/or have a significant other.  I too was surprised at the lack of conscientiousness a few classmates relay and the popularity of the after hours social drinking (not that I haven't socialized a couple of times on a weekend), but at this stage in the game, it's all about the competition and who comes out on top.  On that note, let the college frat party live on, let the snobs be snobs and let the cliques live in their bubbles for the next few years.  Once it's time to join the real world that law school is not, it's a whole different ball game. 

i agree with your entire post except the last sentence.  the profession is cliqueish and prestige oriented.  you will have to deal with this for the rest of your career.  the important thing is to not let this bother you.  btw, pink punk girl - you're a professional now - dress and act like one.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: midjeep on September 20, 2005, 11:01:19 PM
My classmates are awesome thus far. The other day I was called out on Socratic and had many students (who I didn't know) complement me for my answers. Personally I think they did it because I sounded nervous when I was speaking. Either way, fellow students could have made the experience worse.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 27, 2005, 08:02:33 PM
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,10679.0.html

(You must be registered on the other side of the forum to view it!)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on September 28, 2005, 07:15:51 AM
I read it Joe, but the picture is gone.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: joe on September 28, 2005, 05:28:04 PM
If you saw what she looked liked, then you would understand why.

I read it Joe, but the picture is gone.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: tresbuchon on October 09, 2005, 06:16:25 PM
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I just finished my first week as a 1L and the stereotype of bitchy, snobby law students is true

Well, with all of the greed, backstabbing, and big egos that characterize lawyers and the law profession in general, how could it be otherwise?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: cuteprincess on October 14, 2005, 09:54:19 AM
Well, I have this black woman in my class who raises her hand without thinking.  She makes these loud remarks like "uh huh.......that's right...that's right!" As if she's in church or something.  The teacher doesn't even have time to lecture and there she is with her hand up again asking the stupidest question that doesn't even relate to the topic that we are learning.  She acts as though she is so intelligent.  I can't stand her.  With her comments, it reveals to the class that she didn't read her cases or listened to the what the teacher lectured on last class period.  She's always whispering loudly towards the other students next to her asking what such and such means. 

She annoys me to no end!  Once when the professor said to another woman, "That was an excellent brief!"  Her hand pops up and is she says, "Professor, can I do the next brief."  I'm assumming she wants the professor to praise her and say, "excellent brief"...but sometimes, I feel she volunteers because she didn't read all the briefs.  So she'll just do the one that she finished.  My professors only make you brief once during class time.  He wants it so that everyone else gets a chance to brief when he runs his fingers up and down the rollsheet.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jimmyjohn on October 14, 2005, 01:39:32 PM
I like most of my classmates, but there are one or two that I wish would take a long walk off a short cliff.

For example, we had practice exams today.  Once my friends and I finished we started talking to each other before we left the room.  I admit that we should have been more considerate before talking because others were still taking the exam. But out of nowhere and completely disproportionate to the distraction this female dog yells at the top of her lungs "HEY, SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL WORKING!!"  What a f-ing female private part.

I hope you're reading this female dog.  You and your Asian friend.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: cuteprincess on October 15, 2005, 07:55:47 PM
Hahahahaha................ I feel the hate.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: gh@yahoo.com on October 16, 2005, 05:30:42 AM
My classmates are not snobby at all ... they're just extremely stressed out kids who pretend they are not ...
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: lawschoolgirl on October 18, 2005, 12:04:53 PM
The one that gets me is those people who come to school all dressed up like they are really going to work or something! Im all for looking nice and professional, but black pants, dress shirts, and high heels, dont you think its a bit much? After all you are still in school! But for the most part the people at my school are pretty cool, everyone is helpful towards one another and I dont feel like people are being very competitive!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: lushy on October 18, 2005, 05:05:41 PM
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... but black pants, dress shirts, and high heels, dont you think its a bit much?

That's nothing ... how about a suit as well? The a s s h o l e s @ my school come in suits! And don't get me started about the Oral Arguments day!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: bruin04 on October 18, 2005, 07:45:03 PM
My classmates are not snobby at all ... they're just extremely stressed out kids who pretend they are not ...

That would describe my classmates as well; my section at least. There are a couple of ppl that I otherwise share classes with that I would just as well see gone.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on October 19, 2005, 11:21:04 AM
I can understand wearing a suit if you have an externship or something like that before or after class. But, you could at least slip off the tie and leave the jacket in your locker. Hell, maybe even untuck the shirt.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: __insomnia on October 19, 2005, 02:45:38 PM
Interesting post.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: lawschoolgirl on October 20, 2005, 11:22:28 AM
Ha Ha Im glad theres more of you out there who feel like I do!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: 19guy on October 23, 2005, 10:43:15 AM
You people are the real problem. You can at least untuck your dress shirt if you had to wear it for some reason? Sure, you could, but does it matter if it doesn't? You're gonna judge someone because they didn't untuck their dress shirt? What the hell?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dft on October 23, 2005, 03:21:58 PM
bump for unreads
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on October 23, 2005, 10:00:23 PM
Yeah, you're right. I guess I don't really give a f-ck?

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: 19guy on October 24, 2005, 05:09:24 PM
I guess the real question is why law students are assholes with the maturity of seventh graders.

Weird, isn't it? If polled the general population about something like this, probably like 5% would judge someone for not untucking their dress shirt. Yet indications are that 90% or so of law students would do that. Why do the assholes gravitate to the law? It is also becoming clear to me from reading these threads that the stereotypes of lawyers are completely true. I will never trust a law student or a lawyer again.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on October 24, 2005, 06:01:19 PM
Trust a lawyer? You did before?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: jacy85 on October 24, 2005, 06:05:43 PM
The general population is much more judgmental than you think.  Sounds like you're pretty naive.

I guess the real question is why law students are not so nice persons with the maturity of seventh graders.

Weird, isn't it? If polled the general population about something like this, probably like 5% would judge someone for not untucking their dress shirt. Yet indications are that 90% or so of law students would do that. Why do the not so nice persons gravitate to the law? It is also becoming clear to me from reading these threads that the stereotypes of lawyers are completely true. I will never trust a law student or a lawyer again.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: dft on October 24, 2005, 07:58:25 PM
I agree. The students at my school, from what I've seen, are definitely not more judgmental than any other people, or at least they've been acting that way.

The general population is much more judgmental than you think.  Sounds like you're pretty naive.

I guess the real question is why law students are not so nice persons with the maturity of seventh graders.

Weird, isn't it? If polled the general population about something like this, probably like 5% would judge someone for not untucking their dress shirt. Yet indications are that 90% or so of law students would do that. Why do the not so nice persons gravitate to the law? It is also becoming clear to me from reading these threads that the stereotypes of lawyers are completely true. I will never trust a law student or a lawyer again.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: x.sq on October 24, 2005, 10:40:28 PM
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It is also becoming clear to me from reading these threads that the stereotypes of lawyers are completely true. I will never trust a law student or a lawyer again.

Welcome to our world, babe! (not sarcastic :)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on October 24, 2005, 10:44:12 PM
He'll understand someday. And, let me ditto that welcome.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: 19guy on October 25, 2005, 05:44:52 PM
I never said the non-lawyer population wasn't judgmental, but we're talkin about something off the charts here. Judging someone because they don't untuck their dress shirt! No way most people would do that. As evidence, at my friend's undergrad, there was a guy known as the "suit guy" who wore a suit all the time. No one knew exactly why he did it, but he did. Students thought it was cute and sort of admirable that he would express himself by dressing a little differently.

What would the reaction be at a law school? Obviously quite different!

It's a sad reflection on lawyers how they try to defend their awful behavior by bringing everyone down to their level. "Everyone is that judgmental." "Everyone is that selfish and unethical". "Everyone is that miserable in their work."
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eray01 on October 25, 2005, 07:00:30 PM
It's not really about being unique. I think what people are talking about here is the pretense put on by the people we're talking about. We're talking about the same people who show up at orientation carrying a briefcase. Is there anything in the briefcase? No. Have they ever carried a briefcase before? Probably not. Why are they doing it now. Because they're playing make-believe lawyer. It's just funny. Maybe you can't see what's funny about it, but you probably will if you ever go to law school.


By the way. Why, exactly, are you on this board?

Title: Why Are Lawyers Such Snobs?
Post by: gd on February 17, 2006, 05:41:35 AM
Ethical Esq. and I are having a little conversation about young lawyers' debt and its impact on the profession, and it's gotten me all worked up.

I promised him I'd think it through a little more and post my thoughts. Which I will do, one of these days. But for now here's a hasty and poorly-thought-out reaction right now. Any conversation about the future of the profession is incomplete if it doesn't acknowledge how pervasive and influential our profession's snobbery about pedigree is. I happen to think it's ugly and stupid, myself, but there is no arguing that it is there, and I think maybe older, well-pedigreed lawyers forget or don't recognize just how strong a pull it exerts on young people.

I mean, I love my life and I love my law firm. I had a great time at my law school and feel that I got a real bargain -- a terrific education with student loans under $50,000. I try to make pretty deliberate choices and follow my own compass (although I still care what people think of me way too much and run astray again and again because of it). I think I've managed to do a really good job fitting my work and my life to what I really want. And yet I still REGULARLY question my choice of law school and of law firm.

Why? Because our profession worships credentials. We assume people from big, fancy law firms are smarter, and we assume people from fancy expensive law schools are better. You're a big liar if you pretend it's not true. Maybe it goes away or subsides after a career of practicing law, but we young lawyers (and certainly those applying to and attending law school) feel it acutely, and I bet the middle-aged lawyers who might have forgotten this need only check their ingrained assumptions to see that it's still there.

I was relatively oblivious to the handicap I was giving myself when I enrolled at UMaine School of Law (and I had both personal and financial reasons keeping me in Maine). But, luckily or unluckily, I did well there and got offers at the fancy skyscraper firms in the big city of my choice for my summer associateship. As a summer associate I began to realize what I was up against when I discovered what an indelicate conversation stopper it was to answer honestly when attorneys asked me where I went to school. (Harvard and Georgetown were the acceptable answers at that particular firm.) Generally, the best the inquiring lawyer could muster was "Er... I went to camp in Maine." Literally, once an attorney froze, turned away, reconsidered, turned back, and asked hopefully where I went to undergrad. When I gave him an answer within the tiny universe of acceptable schools, his relief was visible. He happily changed the conversation to that school.

And EVERYONE -- parents, professors, lawyers, business folks I knew from town -- urged me to accept my offer there, or one from another fancy law firm, even when I explained that I was pretty sure the life I wanted to build looked different than that. "Just for a couple of years," they urged. "It'll open so many doors." I didn't do it, but I recognize that my mobility is limited because I went instead to a firm nobody's ever heard of. I recognize that plenty of lawyers assume that I'm here because I didn't have the option to go somewhere "better." And the SCARIEST thing is that, after a couple of years, I'm doing it, too. I'm impressed by people with a recognizable law firm name on their resume, or a fancy diploma on their wall. Even though I have neither. Talk about low self-esteem. That's ugly. And when I talk to my friends from undergrad who are miserable at the most prestigious of white-shoe firms, I wonder whether I would've could've should've taken that route.

People, this is crap! Let's think about this. Is this really a good way to discern among people in our profession? I thought the Harvard summer associates in my class were the worst of the bunch -- not good writers, not especially impressive thinkers, and with an air of entitlement that was really ugly. The guy in my class who will be the best lawyer is a former merchant marine who didn't have the interest or inclination to go anywhere but UMaine, but he's got a fantastic mind, a real-world practicality and a great work ethic.

I could rant a lot longer (don't get me started on law review, for example, which I'm reading a lot of law students blog about) but the gist of it is, our profession exerts a nearly irresistible pressure on talented young people to climb to the highest rung of a specific and extremely narrow ladder. To do so, they incur big big debt, and take on impossibly demanding schedules, at school and in the beginnings of their professional career. And then the golden handcuffs kick in (and the professional snobbery sinks deeper) and making a different choice means admitting you can't "hack it". It's a real trap for the unwary.

Can any of you seasoned lawyers help me see this in a different way?

http://civpro.blogs.com/civil_procedure/2003/09/why_are_lawyers.html
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: ranaok on September 06, 2006, 06:05:40 PM

Trust a lawyer? You did before?


;)
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: ajstyles on September 07, 2006, 08:41:39 AM
Haha this post is funny.  Yes, I agree with the OP...some ppl are really full of themselves.  AND MAN...does law school feel like high school or what? The cliques? My God...and here I thought we were all "adults."
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: seine on September 09, 2006, 04:47:12 AM
Awesome thread, Roni.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: chickenbreast on September 19, 2006, 06:45:09 PM

I just finished my first week as a 1L and the stereotype of bitchy, snobby law students is true. i have the privlege of listening to one girl complain about how her father bought her an audi instead of a BMW. i am fortunate, however to be near such godlike geniuses. another classmate of mine is "not at all" concerned about a 4 hour comprehensive final for one of our courses. he is "very well prepared". another girl rudely yelled at a professor b/c he chose her to explain a case in our reading. she said "im not answering any questions today and if you continue, i will walk out of the class!". it is difficult and saddening to think that these people will be in a very important position of power, if they graduate. then there are the cliques. it took only one week for the high school-like cliques to form. i am really enjoying the academic aspect of LS, but am disgusted about the social aspects. is anyone else feeling this way?


Amen Roni!
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: RoniDeutch on April 11, 2007, 10:08:42 PM
Thank to all of you who appreciate this thread. As a second year student, things have not changed. Everyone is as vicious and arrogant as they were on the first day. Now they have reason to be vicious, as most of them aren't getting any jobs! I wonder how my good friend Jacy is doing?
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: torturedbylawschool on May 10, 2007, 08:15:05 PM
My classmates suck too. I hated high school, loved undergrad, and hate law school. A lawyer I interviewed with mentioned the similarity b/w law school and high school--prior to that point, I had thought I was the only one who noticed the striking resemblance......
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: brewha on May 10, 2007, 09:05:45 PM
Thank to all of you who appreciate this thread. As a second year student, things have not changed. Everyone is as vicious and arrogant as they were on the first day. Now they have reason to be vicious, as most of them aren't getting any jobs! I wonder how my good friend Jacy is doing?

Sucks to be at your school.  Everyone in our old section is pretty close (obviously there are exceptions) and we often hang out as a section on the weekends at local watering holes. 

And no matter who the person might be, it't not cool to put down law students that aren't having any luck finding jobs.  That's got to be an extremely upsetting feeling; a situation which you just may find yourself in one day.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: eli250 on May 11, 2007, 11:58:24 AM
My classmates at UGA Law have been great.  Its the football crowd that takes over Athens in the fall that I'm not so sure about (cue dueling banjos).
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: loki13 on May 11, 2007, 05:23:00 PM
I've been too busy driving to the law school in Daddy's Beemer to rip out the pages in the library study guides to notice anything at my school.... wait, I have classmates? Are they the people whose outlines I stole last semester? Dang... I wouldn't hang out with those losers... I heard some of them needed scholarships just to afford law school... *shudder*
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: pistolpete23 on May 12, 2007, 03:45:54 PM

It's really been hit or miss in my experiences. I easily get along with almost everyone in my Section. But, at the same time, I can sense the fact that many of them are just trying to make a "good appearance" with their fake, superficial smiles.  I guess after having conditional reasoning and opportunism beaten into your head, by virtue of this profession, you start to lose touch with how to meaningfully interact with other people. I hate to generalize but many of these stereotypes that you guys speak of, have also manifested themselves in my experiences.

From what I've found, law school brings out both the best and the worst in people.

In retrospect, it has been the best of the times and the worst of the times.


Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: pistolpete23 on May 12, 2007, 03:52:23 PM

I forgot to mention that many of my classmates seem to think that law school is the end all, be all. It's as if every other trade or profession becomes meaningless in light of their attending law school.  Don't get me wrong.  It's good to  have a sense of pride about your career and chosen profession.  But at the same time, don't glorify law school as to the point of making every other profession absolutely meaningless.

I also hate how people trash someone who decides to enter into a different career. 

Maybe it's just me.

 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Sir Daniel Plum on May 12, 2007, 07:15:31 PM
I for one think Roni is the snob.

My daddy bought me a Lexus instead of a BMW, and unless you have lived through the shame then you shouldn't talk!  It's so painful to know you deserve a BMW and then your parents get you a stupid Lexus.  What am I going to do with a Lexus?  Should I start hanging out with the kids that buy their clothes at the mall?  I can barely show my face around my friends now!  Go to hell Roni, and take your snobbery with you!!  You'll never know our pain!!!







Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Runner-up on May 14, 2007, 06:32:55 PM
There's some class warfare at my school. Students here will get snippy if you talk about how much money you plan on making after graduation. Very sensitive subject. LOL
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: vaplaugh on May 14, 2007, 06:40:26 PM
tag
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: gershonw on May 15, 2007, 12:53:35 AM
loki13-
after going back to read all your posts on this side of the board i have to say

1.  you are one of the most intelligent and hilarious humna beings ive ever met but..
2.  the joke of dowie cheatem and howe..is a rip of of jonny carsson's dewy suem and howe.

and ask you

1.  did you really experience people trying to rip pages out of library books or study guides..or are you just being you?
2.  what happened in civil procedure that made you so bitter about it?


ps..your picture is so you...i hope you dont actually smoke though...would decrese the amount of years you have left to entertain me
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: loki13 on May 16, 2007, 07:53:07 AM
Gershonw,

In reply,

1. It is always refreshing to see that my brilliance recognized. As the waves of adulation grow, I intend to submit my body of posting work to a jury of my peers for review (well, I'll call them 'peers', but we both know they're not quite peers, right?) in hopes of overturning my school's moribund academic policies. Surely I should not be subject to such trivialities as 'exams' and 'classes' and 'knowing what the law is' in order to get my JD, right? I attempted to explain this to a Professor recently, and he started blathering on... something about 'meritocracy' (I think he also said 'doctrinal' and 'normative' and 'dispositive' but he says that in every conversation)...

2. I would never steal from the dearly departed Johnny Carson. I steal my jokes from Car Talk.

3. I can neither confirm nor deny other students ripping out the pages of library books and/or study guides at my fine institution of higher learning. This is because I have not, in fact, confirmed we have a library*. I have been attempting to learn all my black-letter law from the new "Illustrated Manga Guide to Robot Law."

*There is a large building on our law school campus that I see students go into at all hours... but the presence of the many disco balls I can see in the windows and the odor of patchoulli would seem contra-indicative of a studious purpose.

4. CivPro? I *love* me some CivPro! Reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction:
"What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' lawyers, who'll go to work on the homes here with Federal Interpleader Statute. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your a$$ with Nationwide Service of Process!"

Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: gershonw on May 16, 2007, 08:11:48 AM
heh
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Gwiz on May 16, 2007, 08:27:19 AM
Gershonw,

In reply,

1. It is always refreshing to see that my brilliance recognized. As the waves of adulation grow, I intend to submit my body of posting work to a jury of my peers for review (well, I'll call them 'peers', but we both know they're not quite peers, right?) in hopes of overturning my school's moribund academic policies. Surely I should not be subject to such trivialities as 'exams' and 'classes' and 'knowing what the law is' in order to get my JD, right? I attempted to explain this to a Professor recently, and he started blathering on... something about 'meritocracy' (I think he also said 'doctrinal' and 'normative' and 'dispositive' but he says that in every conversation)...

2. I would never steal from the dearly departed Johnny Carson. I steal my jokes from Car Talk.

3. I can neither confirm nor deny other students ripping out the pages of library books and/or study guides at my fine institution of higher learning. This is because I have not, in fact, confirmed we have a library*. I have been attempting to learn all my black-letter law from the new "Illustrated Manga Guide to Robot Law."

*There is a large building on our law school campus that I see students go into at all hours... but the presence of the many disco balls I can see in the windows and the odor of patchoulli would seem contra-indicative of a studious purpose.

4. CivPro? I *love* me some CivPro! Reminded me of one of my favorite scenes in Pulp Fiction:
"What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' lawyers, who'll go to work on the homes here with Federal Interpleader Statute. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a d**mn sight. I'ma get medieval on your a$$ with Nationwide Service of Process!"


Amusing
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: CStoJD2010 on May 18, 2007, 07:31:16 AM
After reading this thread, I think it's safe to say the answer is yes, and that you people are no better than those you're ridiculing. 
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Weezer1223 on May 18, 2007, 03:10:57 PM
I thought most of my class mates were actually pretty cool. Tulsa has a pretty laid back atmosphere, which is good, because I'm a laid back kind of guy.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: pistolpete23 on May 18, 2007, 08:37:00 PM

I must concur with the fellow from SMU.

But please understand that douchy Jersey kids are in a class of their own.  What the f*** is wrong with these kids?  I've never met such neurotic, self-absorbed people in my life...

I guess it comes with the territory
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: Consideration on May 21, 2007, 08:22:30 AM
I still do not get what is wrong with dressing professionally for class? If that is your thing do it, no one said the rest of you have to wear a tie.
Title: Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
Post by: scdramaqueen on May 21, 2007, 09:00:28 PM
Ok now less worried about the classes in the fall and more worried about the fellow students.