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Current Law Students / Re: law school depression
« on: July 22, 2005, 01:31:52 AM »
i think that there exists a certain degree of irony in the fact that people isolate themselves into what are more or less exclusive groups of hone their social skills ... the logic of training yourself to be more social by effectively isolating yourself from the general collegiate cross sectin is, well uhh counter intuitive

(i want to relate to to people better ! ugh, wait, that purse is sooooo gucci !!!)

Current Law Students / Re: Do you hate law?
« on: July 18, 2005, 06:22:26 PM »
i think somewhere along the way people have forgotten that lawyers are professionals who hone and practice their craft to the point where people are willing to pay them the exorbitant salaries that many now earn.

how do you become proficient at something? you practice. are you really so naive to think that you will be able to stroll from steps of your law school to some big firm making a smooth, bump free transition? do you really think that after three years of law school you are in fact a fully functional lawyer, ready to tackle the social ills of the world?

think in terms of doctors. doctors go to school for four years. we already have them beaten on that count, we are in school for only three. furthermore, upon graduation, doctors begin their residencies which run a minimum of three years and a maximum  of five years. and yes, you guessed it, in residency these doctors-to-be work HARD - try 60 to 70 hours a week, and how much do these residents get paid? hmm try 30g to 40g, if they're lucky.

we stroll out of school after three years and straight into some big office. boo hoo. we can get paid up to 150g per year, straight out of school, boo hoo. oh wait, i have to pay my dues? i have to work hard at this for the first couple of years to become proficient? wait i'm a professional and am expected to act like one? BOO HOO.

anyway, i see the big law thing as something akin to residency in med, only you get paid a hell of a lot more. but the general sentiment here is right, it's a temporary thing, or at least should, unless you're a masochist and enjoy that sort of punishment.

Current Law Students / Re: Is Batman the best superhero ever?
« on: July 13, 2005, 03:48:43 AM »
hmmm ... yes batman is ok

but what about patrick bateman?

Current Law Students / Re: law school depression
« on: June 20, 2005, 03:48:51 AM »
ok i'm just another ignoramous 0L but i'm bored out of my mind right now and why not thrown in my two cents ...

i LOVED the law students-to-be that i met at preview day. they were a gregarious, loquacious, like-minded sort of people who I found intensely easy (and eager) to talk to about whatever topic that managed to come up. now, after reading the majority of the posts on this thread, i realize that my initial appraisal was somewhat and maybe overly optimistic - but i'm still excited to start law school ...

you people are biggest bunch of buzz-kills ever :)

maybe a little backgroud first, before the hordes tear me to pieces on this one. i have spent the past three years of my life packed away behind a lab bench pushing pipetters interacting with intensely right-brained people. so it was, let me say, "refreshing" to meet people who were capable of normal conversation. so the thrill of this may wear off, no biggy, i'm still looking forward to meeting new people...

and i HOPE that law students are half decent people, and my hope still prevails now (even after four pages of derisive anti typical law student harangues) because if they're not then i'm headed directly for some fifth week depression - me being a "shakka brah" so cal surfer kid headed to a big time stodgy east coast law school where i will know NO ONE. think i'll fit in? maybe i should lie and tell everyone that i was in a frat :)

ok, enough of this, but if you want to read something that is TRULY depressing and / or scary you should check this out:

don't freak out when you initially open it - the size of the font is enormous and you'll burn through a page in 30 sec - the first 40 pages are definitely worth reading even if just for the hard numbers and statistical analysis that the author presents. the last forty or so get a little wishy washy / op-ed but still good if you feel like reading more.

Current Law Students / Biotech Intellectual Property Law
« on: March 26, 2005, 09:33:37 AM »


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