According to your profile over at LSN, it appears that you have chosen Hofstra over NYLS. Good choice and see you in August.
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i'm planning to live on campus...since i'm coming out from cali, it makes sense. plus, it's convenient. what about you dok? and thanks law-man!
i won't be in town until about aug 19 because thats the earliest i can move in. were you guys planning the pre-orientation thing for earlier than that weekend?
People like to complain about how much they work. You are sure to hear bitching when the 80 hour week rolls around, but not during a quiet 45-50 hour week.
We have a regular work week of 40 hr. a week, but people in almost any industry regularly works 50-60 hr. a week. Epsecially for office workers, almost all have to put in 50+ hours if they want to get ahead with their career. We don't hear insurance agents bitching about their long hours, and we don't hear investment bankers and accountants saying how bad their work is. For one, I do know for a fact that investment bankers and accountants regularly put in 60+ a week and work regularly on weekends.
For biglaw to have such notorious reputation for brutal hours, it must indeed has hours that far exceeds most other industries. That of course, means 60+/week for most associates. If the hour is 50-60, I would consider that normal, rather than brutal. Another possibility is biglaw jobs might carry higher stress level than an let say an accounting job. So although the hour is not much longer, lawyers feel as if they have been working all week.
Although it isn't a school specific thing:
First of all they never actually figure out when, where, and how to get together in that discussion.
Second, not to be exclusionary, but I want to get together with my Hofstra classmates.
(I'm getting into this Hofstra "Pride" thing)
You see, I start with cokes and drink those for a few hours before I move onto the beer. Usually after two beers, I stop studying and start yapping at the bartender about movies.
I have a good memory too. The background noise actually helps me focus, I think that's the real trick.
I'm a bit obsessive about studying, it's just part of my neurotic/anxious nature. I've been known to study for over 40 hours for a single exam..sometimes I just can't stop.
So I like to study in the bar. When I get too drunk to continue studying, I stop. Works like a charm!
I love studying at the library too. I just love libraries.