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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 05:25:10 PM »
I don't mean to imply that Office Space land would be very similar to being a lawyer.  However, starting your first real job, no matter what kind it is can be really hard.  I wonder if sometimes, people hate being a lawyer because it is their first true job experience.

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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 05:11:44 PM »
My office is hysterically close to Office Space.
Don't forget to send the GKQ letters along w/ the GKTs.  Seriously.  Cubicles.  Crazy people that the company loses.  It has ALL happened here.  I know it isn't all like this, but I would be disheartened if this were my permanent future.

I will definitely be selective post law school to avoid holes like this.  And yes, I work for a large company.....Forture 50.

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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 05:06:48 PM »
Why is corporate work horrible--have you SEEN Office Space?  Yeah, it exists.

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Law School Applications / Re: DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 05:03:32 PM »
One interesting thought I just had: tons of people go to law school straight out of undergrad.  Classic mistake.  I bet you a lot of people experience the horror of corporate work after they graduate law school.  Granted, they would have experienced this horror if they had just worked out of undergrad too.  I think that lawyers are unhappy in a way that lots of folks are unhappy with their jobs.  I believe it is all about finding your niche (which can take years/decades to find.)

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The larger question you are asking is, "Is is possible to be successful in law school without any prep work?"  I haven't gone to law school yet, which is true of most of us here.  Based on the information I have, I would say that is absolutely possibly.  I would say those that heavily prep are actually in the minority.  I talked to the senior class prez at Hastings and he said most students didn't prep before school in his class. 

I know there have been other threads along a similar line.  Prep work probably assists in increasing confidence, but "thinking like a lawyer" is a skill that can only be honed in law school.  So, I think absolutely someone could be successful w/o prep.  I think I will prep a bit since I know it can't hurt.

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Law School Applications / DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2004, 01:35:34 PM »
Has anyone else heard this from a lot of people.  What is mean to everyone on this board when they hear it?  I for one think I have researched plenty and know what I am getting into.  What has everyone here done to know they are making the right decision 125K and 3 years later?

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There is a lot of truth to this.  I would also probably emphasize that those that go to law school because they don't know what to do after undergrad...are screwed.  Wrong reason!!  I think a lot of people go because they are afraid to work or don't know how to get a job.  Those are the people the fill the bottom of the curve at law school.

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I have to say, there is a lot of terrible information on this board.  I applied to 8 schools this last year...not 1 asked for anything explaining why I cancelled a score.  A word of advise: if you think you did bad...absolutely cancel.  Showing a cancelled score and then improving (even if just a little bit) is better then keeping a bad score.  Remember US News?  They don't ask if their applicants had multiple test scores.  Think people...think.

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Wait List / Re: berkeley wl
« on: June 15, 2004, 03:57:44 PM »
My stats: 163 LSAT  3.78 GPA...
I would have loved to go there as well...don't think it'll happen though.....oh well!

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Wait List / berkeley wl
« on: June 15, 2004, 11:25:18 AM »
Anyone here on the Berkeley WL? Any news?

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