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Incoming 1Ls / Re: How difficult can it really be... seriously?
« on: July 18, 2009, 01:06:19 PM »
1L: They scare you to death (so it will be mentally exhausting)
2L: They work you to death (so it will be physically AND mentally exhausting)
3L: They bore you to death (so it will be emotionally exhausting)

Or so I have

That said, I would think about Richard Montauk's suggestion: an LLM program. Do well and get a specialty; that might be a good way to recover. But I could be wrong. You also could look at cutting your chops the hard way, go work pro-bono for some local agency or non-profit.

I also know a guy who started out in the sales department at Microsoft and moved into the marketing department. Then, one day he approached HR with his desire to move into legal, and a spot opened up.

Another way is to look at Goldman Sachs's Legal and Management Controls Department. They hire people who aren't even lawyers yet to work in a legal setting. Maybe with your degree they will connect you with a good mentor and you can get into corporate law that way.

Defer on your loans and do some looking around. Entertainment Law is another way to go. Seek out the production companies, call and write Warner Bros. or Arista Records. Heck, write Bad Boy Records! Entertainment Law is more about WHO you know anyways, and in that area of law, they don't care as much about class rank or grades. It's more of a people business.

Do you have charisma and people skills? Can you schmooze a Beyonce' into signing a soft drink deal? That's what they care about. Make it happen man! You are a graduate from a top-tier law school...nobody can f_ck with you! Have that attitude.

Do some legwork on your can still reach your goals. In fact, now you are in a great position b/c nobody controls you. You're free. No billable hours minimum, no cutthroat law office politics.

I'm not saying it will be easy, but you are three years ahead of most of the grads in your class, do you realize that? Most of them will either be out of a job in three years or looking to switch...and they'll be looking to design their own careers. You're already there, so take advantage of that.

Remember, when one door closes, another one opens. 

This is obviously a message of encouragement and support, which I thought was one of the main purposes of LSD.  What I can't understand is why someone would feel the need to attack  LAWDOG when she was simply offering a few kind words to someone who obviously needed them.  Though her message of racial superiority that soon followed was truly inappropriate, her original purpose for responding to this post was to help someone not to put them down....lets remember that.  That being said Shame on you OFFICIOUS INTERMEDDLER for being so ugly (*remembering my mother's words to me as a child* "shut up is UGLY")! And shame on you also LAWDOG for resorting to racist remarks!


Current Law Students / Re: Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings
« on: July 16, 2009, 11:34:20 AM »
Over the past few days I've been following the confirmation hearings religiously, however I'm starting to get a little bored with the whole thing.  I don't think asking the same questions to which you already know her answer will give any real insight into how she will rule on a case. I don't understand why they've asked her about the wise latino comment so much.  Its not like she's going to say anything besides the fact that it was in bad taste.  Sotomayor is very careful about her speech so I highly doubt she'll have anymore slip ups. In all I think she's a fine a judge and her record is impecable. 

In all I didn't find your blog to be that interesting.  I found the overall course of events to be quite bland despite your relentless efforts to spice things up with details about your mediocre sexlife, and I probably wouldn't spend my hard earned money on the book. I believe one poster questioned your purpose in writing life at 160.  Though no one can accurately answer this but you, I've come to the conclusion that you have no other purpose than to stroke your own ego.

But that was just my opinion.  I'm sure that there are others out there that think the poo is better than Shakespeare!
That being said I do wish you the best of luck.

I'm also using the Princeton Review Prep Book to assist me in preparing for the December LSAT.  I've been troubled as well about the negativity that I often read about the PR.  Its been tempting for me to try powerscore or something of the such, but I must say that despite the ill reviews I read about PR I feel like its been effective for me personally.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: July 11, 2009, 01:43:55 PM »
Now heartbreaker I believe you already know the answer to this one.  When you take those heels off at the end of the day you'll definitely want a comfy bed to curl up in.  But trust me I do understand your dilemma.  I happen to be a certified shopaholic myself & shoes are definitely one of my biggest weaknesses!

Those were some pretty good suggestions you guys.  I tried the finger thing today & it seemed to help a bit.  I also plan on trying to build up my "focus stamina" it seems like that might be the biggest help to me in the long run.  If anyone has anymore suggestions I'm wide open! I'll try anything!  ;D

Okay well I've been studying for the LSAT for 5wks now and I'm still having trouble focusing on the questions enough to do them in a desirable time frame.  I often end up completely zoning out. After every 2 or 3 questions I find myself staring into space. It took me over an hour to get through 26 arguments. I don't plan to take the test until December, but I fear that my speed will never increase.  Did anyone else have this problem? If so how did you deal with it?

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