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General Board / Law students and anxiety disorders
« on: September 27, 2007, 10:58:23 AM »
I recently attended a mediation class though my school's health center to help me manage stress.  When I signed up, the woman who took my registration said that it was no wonder I was signing up for a class like that & that tons of law students have anxiety problems. I thought depression was the "lawyer disease."  Anyone know anything about this?  I can admit that I certainly worry more about stupid crap than I did before law school. 

What about you all?  Do you worry more about minor things now?

General Board / Re: Do Most PT Evening Students Do Anything else FT or PT?
« on: September 27, 2007, 10:54:45 AM »
At my school (tier one), many of the students (nearly all it seems) who are Part time either have several children (taking care of them is a full time job for sure) or work.  In fact, I don't know of anyone who is part time and does nothing else.  I would suspect that employers would look down on a student if they were part time and did nothing but school. 

I think the bigger issue is that as law students, we spend too much time measuring ourselves against others, and not enough time just looking at ourselves. 

General Board / Re: class of gunners? or did i miss the boat?
« on: September 27, 2007, 10:49:01 AM »
I have never read the unedited case either.  I don't know anyone who is doing that.  Are you sure that someone in your class wasn't just preying on your paranoia and pulling your leg about this? 

Law Firms / Re: Why go to BigLaw?
« on: September 15, 2007, 12:30:20 PM »
I people really want big money, they shouldn't go into law at all.  They should be out there working in the business world.  :)

Law Firms / Re: Do big firms hire from their support staff??
« on: September 15, 2007, 12:28:47 PM »
For those of you who think that being a Paralegal just means "slapping labels on binders," you are going to have a very difficult time at your first job.  Paralegals run more than you think in big firms, especially since some stay on much longer than the associates.  Treat the support staff like crap, and your reputation will suffer.  Have some class and stop acting like a pompous jerk.  You don't know what you are talking about!

General Board / Re: LR/ LJ
« on: September 09, 2007, 11:44:00 AM »
Well, you actually named the employer, so she must be getting $135,000.  I am not a firm person, so I guess I was off on the salary amount.

General Board / Re: Petition for Readmission...
« on: August 04, 2007, 03:03:09 PM »
I would too, but maybe you should ask a prof that you trust and who knows you from LS? 

General Board / Re: Any advice for the orientation and the first day?
« on: August 04, 2007, 03:01:18 PM »
Remember that you are already admitted to the school.  You really aren't there to impress the admin anymore.  You can be yourself.  Not being yourself makes you a D.B.  That includes wearing clothing that isn't comfy.  They are just going to have you do some easy stuff to get your feet wet.  Ours is easy and friendly.  Nothing whatsoever to worry about.  My only worry was that it was too boring! 

Try to remember the names of people you meet.  Have fun!  Orientation is a piece of cake.  Go out after and have some fun. 

Nothing about orientation is difficult unless you make it that way. 

That's terrific - Congrats!

No list that I know of.  I do know that these jobs (for national non profits) are very competitive.  You can expect salaries in the low 40's max.

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