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General Board / Re: how would you handle this situation?
« on: January 26, 2006, 12:59:33 PM »
Wow what a jackass  :o 

I don't know how well the Dean will respond to your complaints.  I doubt they will at all unless there has been more than one reported incident and they have no choice.  Especially if he is well respected by the faculty and in law school circles. 

I can't believe this actually happens ~ I don't know what you can do... I would suggest something but it's tough.  You can try complaning to someone but I really don't know what good it will do you.  Are you close to a female professor by any chance?  If you are they may be the key to helping you make your case.  If not I'd have to agree with the poster that said suck it up...

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General Board / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 24, 2006, 02:07:15 PM »
What happened to our Anonymous Dean?  Did you stop taking questions?  ha ha...

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General Board / Re: CLASSMATES...
« on: January 24, 2006, 02:03:13 PM »
Ok this is the deal... I'm serious about law school... really serious... and possibly too serious.  The thing is I'm not antisocial but I really can't stand superficial people that goof around and inadvertently drag me down with them.  Concentration wise and grade wise.  See, I don't want to be a jerk and overall I do want to be "liked" within my class because it makes law school a little more bearable knowing that if you miss a class the person sitting next to you won't give you the wrong notes on the wrong topic.  But I just don't know how to draw the line between wanting to be friendly and cordial to you but not wanting to be your best friend and confidante... without hurting your feelings.  For instance it sucks when you're friendly to everyone in class... they like you and you like them.  But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges.  As we all know us law students are a sensitive bunch  ;) 

I'm not a nerd and I don't study 24/7 but I find deep personal friendships and "cliques" during law school, are especially taxing and take away from what you should be doing.  So how can I stay friendly with everyone without having to be a huge part of your life and without looking like a total jerk?

What should I do?  Anyone else feel my pain? 
Don't listen to the retards above, I know exactly what you're talking about. My 1L class is split up into several groups that take classes together, and i've found that if i make friends with people outside of my group, it helps to cut down on the awkwardness. I don't see them in class, and I can always call them up if I need to go out and blow off some steam.

Oh well that's a good suggestion, thanks. 

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General Board / Re: Do BIGLAW firms recruit outside T14 schools?
« on: January 24, 2006, 02:00:09 PM »
Big law firms are usually willing to skim off of the tippy top at every law school provided you have excellent credentials.  It just so happens that T14 schools usually get first pick and are more readily sought out.  Whereas if you're outside a T14 you're gonna have to work for it a little more, spread your resume around a little more, and hobknob a lil more.  Overall it's more effort if you're not in a top law school.

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General Board / Re: CLASSMATES...
« on: January 23, 2006, 09:42:41 AM »
"I really can't stand superficial people" ]

nothing more superficial than a gunner who surrounds himself with psuedo relationships to fool himself into thinking that he is liked

don't be a hypocrite - choose one path of the other - stop with this equivocation nonsense, you look like an idiot

I also have a family life that adds to the difficulty of being able to just go out and get together with individuals on a whim.  Certainly is more difficult than for someone like you.  At any rate, I think you are missing the point.  But to each their own.     

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General Board / CLASSMATES...
« on: January 23, 2006, 02:10:59 AM »
Ok this is the deal... I'm serious about law school... really serious... and possibly too serious.  The thing is I'm not antisocial but I really can't stand superficial people that goof around and inadvertently drag me down with them.  Concentration wise and grade wise.  See, I don't want to be a jerk and overall I do want to be "liked" within my class because it makes law school a little more bearable knowing that if you miss a class the person sitting next to you won't give you the wrong notes on the wrong topic.  But I just don't know how to draw the line between wanting to be friendly and cordial to you but not wanting to be your best friend and confidante... without hurting your feelings.  For instance it sucks when you're friendly to everyone in class... they like you and you like them.  But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges.  As we all know us law students are a sensitive bunch  ;) 

I'm not a nerd and I don't study 24/7 but I find deep personal friendships and "cliques" during law school, are especially taxing and take away from what you should be doing.  So how can I stay friendly with everyone without having to be a huge part of your life and without looking like a total jerk?

What should I do?  Anyone else feel my pain? 

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General Board / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:57:22 PM »
Instead of knocking this guy why don't you ask him a question only law school deans would know such as:

Are lower tiered law schools (tier 4 in particular) really just lawyer mills who take kids money as long as they can and then flunk them out?

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General Board / Re: The truth so quit whining
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:46:42 PM »
here here...

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haha you guys are funny.   :D

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Socratic Method / Re: Your Typical Law Student Out There
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:06:13 AM »
4 stereotypes given below. be creative and post others,

1. the absolute geek with numerous doctorates who has been de-worming orphans in eastern Europe for the past few months.
2. the scary lesbian with a phD in women's studies and a focus on the history of combat.
3. the arrogant but inept genius who enjoys telling people his IQ and assumes that famous philosophers take their ideas from his fourth grade papers.
4. the competitive and ruthless female dog.

Woo hoo!  I'll take a number 3 s'il vous plait =)

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