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General Board / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 02, 2006, 10:54:43 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.

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General Board / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 02:47:31 PM »
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 :)

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General Board / Re: Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 01:10:25 PM »
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.



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General Board / Feeling like quitting
« on: November 01, 2006, 12:35:33 PM »
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].

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Supplement Advice
« on: October 25, 2006, 07:35:31 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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Studying and Exam Taking / Supplement Advice
« on: October 25, 2006, 06:10:14 PM »
I have cracked! I thought I was going to go at this whole law school thing supplement free, but panic has set in. I have already determined what will work best for Property (Gilberts) & Torts (no supplement).

I am unsure about CivPro & Contracts. I have the oldest Contracts prof at my school, and he prides himself on failing students (I go to a T4). He also says that we should not by any means ever use commercial outlines or study aids. I already have the Chirtelstein book. Our text is Crandall & Whaley. Does anyone have study aid advice for Contracts? (Which one to use?) I would ask one of my fellow students, but they're in the same position as me - having no idea what works for Contracts.

As for CivPro, I've heard that Glannon is God. Any nay-sayers out there?

Thanks in advance for your advice :)

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