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Current Law Students / Re: Nuisance ?
« on: December 08, 2006, 04:55:38 PM »
Haha...I thought you were talking about the poster robmelone...

Aaah... Less than 24 hours until my Contracts final and I'm freaking out! Our professor is the oldest one at school, and he actually gives F's! He's an ALI guy, so I've been memorizing the Restatements to regurgitate, and have been going through his practice exams... Issue spotting, outlining an answer, etc... but all I can think is that I am going to fail. Especially reading his commentary about past exams. AAAHHH!!!!

Finals are pure evil :)

Current Law Students / Re: I don't know if I want to be a lawyer anymore!
« on: December 07, 2006, 07:38:10 AM »

Wow, that's great advice. I know that if I were struggling with my career decision and I logged on to read advice I would be relieved to look at your website of law-related "funny" products.

Why don't you pay for an advertisment on the website instead of posting your link on unrelated threads? In case you didn't notice, THIS thread's topic is "I don't know if I want to be a lawyer anymore!", NOT "I want to buy some crap that says 'What would Scalia do?'"

Current Law Students / Re: OMG I hate future interests...
« on: December 05, 2006, 06:23:04 PM »

This website is helpful if you have a completely incompetent professor (like I do). After going through the Q&As, I FINALLY understand what a measuring life is.

Current Law Students / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 07, 2006, 06:05:40 AM »
I'm doing a little better after the weekend (time to be away from school and reenergize). My scholarship is guaranteed for the year, so I'm going to stick it out. But if I lose the $, I am not sure I'll want to pay to be this miserable myself. I just don't know what else to do with my life. It doesn't mean that I want/need to be a lawyer, but I need some sort of post-grad/professional degree.

I just feel like I've wasted 3 years since undergrad trying to figure out what I want to do with my life (it changes all the time) and I need to stick something out. My school has a good reputation in the community for a T4 school, but the class sizes are huge (there's 280 1Ls this year) and there are 3 other law schools in my city. I don't understand how the legal market is not saturated or how it will not be saturated when I'm done with school. Again, not that I need to work as a lawyer, but I'm just not sure what else to do.

Current Law Students / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 02, 2006, 07:54:43 AM »
Thank you one time and whiteyemsr. Good to hear that I'm not the only one to have felt this way.

I definitely am going to finish up the semester and hope for the best. Outlining is no fun, that is for sure.

Current Law Students / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 11:47:31 AM »
Thank you - good to hear. Yeah, I know I am definitely glorifying the idea of teaching...and quitting school.  I guess if I do well this semester, I will consider applying to transfer to the state school (T1). Career options are much better there. Obviously there is no guarantee that I will do well enough to transfer.

Otherwise all of the career planning workshops offered at my T4 will hopefully lead me to figure out what it is that I want to do.

I can do it :)

Current Law Students / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 10:10:25 AM »
Thank you for your insight. Yes, quitting is the obvious answer. However, my post said that somedays I feel okay about school and others I don't. Apparently I am the only law student who has ever felt this way, it's not the normal 1L blues, and therefore I should quit.

Very helpful.

Current Law Students / Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 09:35:33 AM »
It's 1st semester of my 1L year. I am at a T4 on scholarship (covers everything but cost of living). I have good days and bad days, but I feel like I spend the majority of my time asking myself why in the hell I wanted to go to law school.

The idea of working in a large firm sounds like a nightmare, small firms sound like a good way to be as poor as I was before law school, and jobs working for the state don't pay well and are competitive. Whine whine whine, I know.

My dream life is living abroad (preferably in Latin America or elsewhere in the developing world) OR working for a nonprofit. I thought law would be a nice stable way to at least work for a nonprofit. Now I am realizing, though, that the loans I am taking out for living expenses are real AND that my state's LRAP program is not so great. I am afraid of being bogged down in debt.

I could also see myself teaching high school social studies. I know that getting a teaching job is very competitive though, and requires an advanced degree (in my state). 

I have no idea what my class ranking will be, and if I will keep the GPA required for my full ride (2.5 GPA). Somedays I enjoy class and can imagine working as a lawyer, but other days I feel like law school is the WRONG choice.

Just wondering if anyone else feels the same way and how they are coping? Or if I should just get out now while I am still (somewhat) ahead? [By "ahead" I mean under $10 K in cost of living loans, and an undamaged GPA].

Current Law Students / Re: Supplement Advice
« on: October 25, 2006, 04:35:31 PM »
My CivPro prof is definitely a rules guy. He gives rules exercise worksheets to do all the time. But the applications of some of the rules (ex/ what is within scope of discovery and what is not) is what worries me the most, because it seems so unpredictable. Oh well, we have a practice exam, so maybe that will give me some insight. Thank you :)

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