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Pointless Arguments / Law School = Three Years of Beer
« on: May 04, 2006, 06:44:14 PM »
My next door neighbor commented that she worked for a law firm for 10 years and her boss said that law school was 3 years of hell: "The first year, they scare the hell out of you; the second year, they work the hell out of you; the third year, the bore the hell out of you." I commented that this was a fairly accurate representation, but flawed in a fundamental way. Most law school students are scared, worked like hell, and bored within the first couple of weeks of law school. A more accurate representation is 3 years of beer, as alcohol and lawyers go well with each-other.

An interesting note. At a book sale held at the law school, I found a video about drug/alcohol addiction and lawyers. I almost bought it. I really should have. Anyways, law school based upon beer and not hell. After all, as Benjamin Franklin is claimed to have said, "Beer is God's way of letting us know that he loves us." So enjoy this with a drink or two. After all, it's as close to the law school experience you can get without being in there or the mental aftertaste.

The first year, you find the beer. One of the first places a 1L finds is a place to live. The next place is the nearest bar/club by the law school or their place of residence. Then it is the endless search for all the best places to drink in the surrounding area. The 1L also discovers that nearly all law school events have alcohol involved. Yes, the 1L find law school daunting, but at least they are comforted by the solace of beer.

The second year, you drink the beer. Of course, you are already drinking by this time, but more and more time is devoted to hiting the bottle than the books. It is inevitable. After the first year of law school, the second and third years are relatively easier. After a long day of inanely boring classes, one wants to relax by drinking. At this time, the 2L knows of what events to attend to maximize beer consumption and civic-mindedness. Examples include multiple fundraising events, diversity banquets, and other similar activities.

The third year, you think the beer. At this time, the law school student should be thoroughly bored by the law school process. Classes are the farthest thing from their mind. Making beer money and finding a job are the most important things. It is safe to assume one will graduate as long as one takes the finals and puts coherent and related answers on the page. Other things loom like the Bar Exam and finding work after graduating, but that can wait until after one has a beer with some friends. Enjoy.

« on: May 04, 2006, 06:37:09 PM »
Wow, oblada, quite interesting! Sometimes I guess you've to take people at their word!

General Board / Re: 0L- hard to make friends in LS?
« on: May 04, 2006, 06:36:38 PM »
Anyway, "friends" means little more than people you sit next to in class, chat with in between classes, and maybe study with occasionally outside of school.  And as reverendlex alluded to, the relationship is often not unlike that of an AA sponsor.   

That's what I was thinking, if the guy would be able to make real friends, not these kinds of "friends" you talk about ...


Being smart and successful in law is possible only for those armed with the "kill or be killed" mentality. Competition is inevitable, but in a cutthroat world that rewards street smarts and cunning along with good connections and unlimited funds conquering enemies is the necessary ingredient for true success. You want to know "everything-you-wanted-to-learn-in-law-school-but-didn't"? If you want to be a rule maker, then you must know the rules, which include be bold, don't sleep and be prepared to settle. It's not always pretty and it's certainly never fair, but the sooner one accepts the reality of this cold, hard business world, the sooner the competition will seem less threatening if not entirely inconsequential. Nice guys rarely finish first. Men and women who go to law school to learn how the system works so they can make the world a better place are fooling themselves and are likely not headed for super-success. Understanding how people, companies and laws really work the "sophistication in litigation" is what separates the winners from the losers.

This bozo sounds like a law professor .. well, I guess he found what he's looking for!


« on: May 04, 2006, 06:25:30 PM »
The time-period after the exam up until you get the grade is nerve-wrecking, to say the least.

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