I second that.
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Began the journey when I was 35. Worked full time, went to school at night while supporting a family. Now a lawyer at 39 and truly enjoying myself. Was well worth the pain (and it IS painful!)No pain no gain. and I bet it hurts soooo good!
Depends on what kind of law you want to practice, if you want to practice law, and how much you want to make. Do you have a family? Do you like beaches? Looking for a nightlife? Everyone has a different best place.
Thanks Kilroy. I must say, it was also rather disappointing that some of our future classmates were asking questions that they should have known the answers to before they even applied to law school. Then again, I guess those people are our insurance against being at the bottowm of the classNow Now... December is a long time from now.
I was there from 6 till about 6:45. I was at work, and had a meeting scheduled for 7pm. My client show up early and burned me out so I gave up on the chat. I'm not sure I'll do it wed. either. Wed. is my usual day off but it looks like my client needs my help and I need to get this deal done before august.
My chat handle was similar to my handle here. Started with Gw and ended with and s. I used my real name. I've done 1 other chat and 2 open houses so I don't have many questions. I was happy to see what everyone else asked, and to see the answers.
« on: June 24, 2007, 02:18:08 PM »
Gwiz- some people work their asses off and don't do as well as others during 1L. That's because there is one type of class and not everyone is equally successful in that type of learning environment. While it's partially a matter of perseverance, it's just as much a matter of luck. In 2L/3L you can pick whether to take a paper class/seminar or lectures so people are better able to improve their grades by picking classes in which they'll do better.I agree in whole. That "perserverance variable" (which may be a small part of the whole package) starts before classes start. If you begin everything thinking you are in the middle or at the end of the pack, then that is where you will probably be. It is giving up before you have started. I've seen it before. People, who are perfectly capable, destroying thier chances because they never believed they could do it in the first place. It's a psychological challenge too. For alot of people that is the their weakness.
Yes, there is the chance that you could be the worst student in your class. You should prepare for that as well.
« on: June 24, 2007, 11:14:07 AM »
Maybe, but sometimes "realists" are just trying to avoid risk and disappointment. You can be prepared for middle of the road and still aim high. Class placement isn't a passive process. Everyone has some influence on how they will place. I know it't annoying, but it's true: If you think you can, or you think you can't; your're right.I never understood that attitude. Why don't yout think you can make top 10%?
She can face her challenge however she wants. Hopefully, for her, everyone else in her class takes the same "realistic" approach.
« on: June 24, 2007, 10:12:26 AM »
I never understood that attitude. Why don't yout think you can make top 10%?
Everyone around you is trying to make top 10%, and actually believe they can. If you don't have that drive You may be destined for bottom 10%. What's wrong with aiming for #1? If you don't make it at least you make a good run at it. Maybe the guy that makes #1 had a hard time getting there, and holding that place.
Sound to me like you've already given up.
Not really. But I'm begining to realize that (at least on LSD) law students have a terrible time drawing connections. I suspect it a matter of undergraduate training. I studied finance so to me they are both mathmatically the same. They're both assets one is of more intrinsic, but both are used financially in the same manner. Getting a JD is a better investment unless your real estate investment is in donald Trump sized projects.-You could get a $100K (100% loan) note to goto L.S. You could get a $100K (100% loan to value) note to buy a houseBesides It's like buying a house that has the potential of over 100% return per year, can not be reposessed, and has small minimum payments ($50) for the note.