« on: August 07, 2008, 12:23:45 PM »
The guy is trying to help and it seems like there is some value in what he has to say. I think he's coming from the right place and I appreciate the effort...
Yeah, there's some decent take-away in the original post. There's another similar post that I read recently about someone busting their donkey through intense networking and resume mailings from 1L day one all the way through. Overall, I just feel good intentions here, though I can see how it can be taken as condescending. But it's just laid out in a matter of fact manner, that's all. I don't think that this guy wrote in any more of an omnipotent tone than many of the other current law students here. Certainly, he wasn't friendly at some points and some statements are unsympathetic perhaps cold and maybe slightly off the mark but I was never like: "who the f- is this guy?". And, really, who's statements are on the mark all the time every time?
I have perusing this board long before I entered law school, and have the following advice/observations/complaints to offer:
As far as employment goes, it is only your own fault if you do not have a job.
I wanted to stop reading here, but I didn't. I now wish I had. Do you really think because you are a 3L you are qualified to give relationship advice, talk down to people who have less success finding a job, what they should think about their salary, etc.?
I don't think he was giving relationship advice. His relationship suggestion is too short and general to be considered relationship advice. It's more like a relationship Personal Statement/essay prompt. He's basically telling you to "Write your own relationship story around a law student love scenario."