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2L job search / Re: are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:42:56 PM »
please help, i need to schedule soon...i like the idea of monday morning but don't want the interviewers to be all grumpy and stessed b/c the week is starting.

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2L job search / are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 25, 2008, 04:05:37 PM »
So I have a few callbacks in a city I want to move to...I will do one on friday, and one on monday, as this works better with my school schedule and as I love this city and have people to visit. i won't even need a hotel. what i want to know is, what are thoughts on friday afternoon callbacks?? bad idea? i could go friday morning or friday afternoon. and what about monday?  i feel like monday morning, people are sad the weekend is over, stressde, etc. but that is based on interviewing in other industries.  again, i could go monday afternoon. the fternoon advanatge i see is that i sometimes stess out and have a hard time sleeping....so if i need to sleep til noon to be ready, i could, if the callback is at 2. Does any of this matter much in OCI? thanks!!

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I just finished my first year at a school where most people are straight outta undergrad, and not, like me, in their low 30s. I think it was okay but a bit lonely. I have friends but I feel like lots of other people don't know how to be around me. I remember feeling the same way when I was their age and people in their 30s were around. But they are quickly getting over it. I do sometimes go out with the younger kids, after finals or something. But I wish that I had stayed in my city for law school instead of moving to a different state. I am struggling to meet other people outside of law school who are my own age. And I think having local friends who are not in law school is really important, no matter how old you are!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Audio supplement for Ethics?
« on: June 18, 2008, 10:00:35 AM »
Okay...I am doing my own resarch...Chem has one! "Law School Legends Audio CDs: Professional Responsibility" by Chemerinsky. Has anyone used it? Thumbs up?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Summer Prep
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:58:44 AM »

I agree with enjoying your summer. I decided to go to law school 2 weeks before orientation. Not I decided which school to attend, but I decided to go at all. I had deferred, etc. Anyway. I obviously only had time to quit my job and move.

That's not good advice, as I went in feeling so stressed.

But I think the best thing to do is mentally prepare. What do you want out of school? Why are you going? The one thing I did do was write a few paragraphs about why I am going to law school. During the semester, when things got overwhelming, stressful, awful, etc., I would pull it out and remind myself why I decided to do this in the first place. It helped kept things in perspective. That's so important, I believe, in the 1L year.

It wasn't my "personal statement" that I used to apply, but just some rather garbled paragraphs, stream of consciousness style, etc.

Not saying you should do that--but again, my advice is going in with a clear sense of who YOU are and what YOU want. I never read any of the books others have read, and I did very well in school.


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Studying and Exam Taking / Audio supplement for Ethics?
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:23:44 PM »
Don't laugh but I was wondering if anyone out there had a recommendation for a CD series to help me study for my Ethics class. I never bought the book (which is Nathan Crystal's on Prof Responsibility and Ethics) and just read it at the library. And I am taking the class in the summer, and the final is right after the July 4th weekend, which totally sucks. I am taking a few road trips before then and thought, maybe there is some audio supplement that will help....anything to help me get down the Model Rules will be great.

Thanks!

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: cold feet
« on: July 31, 2007, 03:54:54 PM »
littlelisalaw, thank you! it's great to know i am not the only one triplequestioning myself. i just wish i didn't always do that. i wish you the best of luck.

i know law opens doors....but so do a lot of other things. as a good friend of mine was told me, "you have no problem opening doors. you have a problem walking through them." and that's what i am struggling with...walking through this law door, or continuing to seek out some kind of "good job" in my current field, when i don't even know what it is i really want. i meet people in my field who have good and interesting jobs, and i don't want them. something has always pulled me to law.

i think i am figuring this out.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: cold feet
« on: July 31, 2007, 11:34:21 AM »
Thank you for the very thoughtful replies. TJ, congrads on deciding it's not for you. And Aslaw, the letter is a great idea.

I am interested in policy and gov't work and while I don't have a concrete plan of action, I can certainly see how a law degree could help me out greatly. I do have a masterís in policy and an okay job writing about policy. But I feel that my masterís didnít give me a body of knowledge or the skills I need to really serve the public...I just kind of wrote papers and struggled through econ and did well b/c the program was not too tough. 

I am just the kind of person who needs to try something before knowing how I feel about it. I have talked to countless lawyers and read "Do You Really Want to Be a Lawyer?" (and I scored in the gray area, of course).

The debt is not so bad, under 50k.  And I donít know. I canít picture myself being a lawyer, but I canít picture myself being anything, really, and Iíve always found a way to really get into some aspects of whatever Iíve done.

I read somewhere though thatís itís mostly disgruntled lawyers who post about how miserable they areówhich makes sense. Those who are happy are too busy being happy. So maybe I just need to meet more of them.

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Non-Traditional Students / cold feet
« on: July 31, 2007, 11:02:01 AM »
hi, i am a non trad. i am accepted at a good law school, i have a good scholarship, and i think i can make a law degree work for me. i took a law class last year and liked it immsensely.

but i am still not certain i want to be an atty. and today, i started reading all these other articles saying don't go to law school unless you know you want to be an atty, and about how many leave within five years, etc. i've read them before...but they are scarier to me now.

and now--the day i was going to tell my boss i was leaving--my heart is pounding.

My questions are, are most of you non trads 100 percent sure you want to practice law?  am i too old (over 30) to pursue a JD if i am not certain i want to be a lawyer?

or maybe i am just freaking out b/c it's very real. i keep telling myself, i can leave law school if it's not right for me.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: OSU Moritz Scholarship notification
« on: March 22, 2006, 10:51:52 AM »
Yes--I've talked to a few people (no 'school choice' lawyers or anything) who have the kind of jobs I'd be interested in...and it does seem like most of them did not like working as a lawyer but were able to carve out the kind of careers they wanted. Of course, most of them also went to law school soon after undergrad, not like me at the ripe old age of 29. That does concern me.

I definitely feel that I have enough knowledge about the stuff and what I want to do to make law school work well for me. I'd stay in Ohio, I have connections here, etc.  But right now, things are kind of rolling along for me, and i worry about stopping them for something I'm not 100 percent sure I need.

Yeah, I just read a NY Times article about wonderful (it says) school vouchers in Wisconsin and that they are really improving the whole system.  I'm a bit more skeptical.

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