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General Board / Re: At a breaking point, thinking of dropping out...
« on: October 13, 2007, 01:00:01 PM »
I see you are a 1L, most of that piss and vinegar will wear off after a semester or two lol.



If you're referring to me, keen job observing. I'm a 2L. If not, chill out.  Everyone has their own reasons for going to law school.

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General Board / Re: At a breaking point, thinking of dropping out...
« on: October 12, 2007, 10:49:01 PM »
I can't help thinking that this is a flame.  If I'm wrong, sorry.  Love what you do, do what you love.  If your belief is as vehement as your discourse, you would be an idiot to continue a legal education.  It would be choosing a life of misery.  I love the law, I enjoy working with my brain and I find it interesting to deal with the law.

I don't think your post really fits the legal profession.  What you do in law school is nothing like what you will do as a lawyer.  Also, there are several reasons people go to law school, many of which do not involve love of being a lawyer.  In the end, noone LOVES working at a big firm as a junior associate.  You do it to make $200k a year and provide a better life for your family.

Quit trying to sound smart.  Who uses the words "vehement" and "discourse" in the same sentence on an online discussion board? Go try to make some friends, especially if you claim you "love the law." Nobody in their right mind loves the law while they are in law school.

Seriously? I hate to break it to you, but I didn't go to law school to make 200k a year. It's something I've always wanted to do and it's something I legitimately enjoy.  I would think on this board, of all places, many would agree.  A legal profession is, in the end, just like any profession.  There are many sectors you can enter and how much/how hard/ you work are variables that you can control.  I don't envy 70 hour week big firm players who make the big bucks.  I don't have the vanity to care about working for a big firm, living in a large house or owning luxury vehicles. If any of that stuff rolls my way, great.  If not, life is here for the living.

As for the comment about my online vocabulary? We're law students. How strange can the word 'discourse' be for a law board? I'm not sure why your bothered by my language when I've seen more verbose prose than mine around here. Either way, no one uses a message board to measure intelligence.

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General Board / Re: At a breaking point, thinking of dropping out...
« on: October 12, 2007, 11:10:12 AM »
I can't help thinking that this is a flame.  If I'm wrong, sorry.  Love what you do, do what you love.  If your belief is as vehement as your discourse, you would be an idiot to continue a legal education.  It would be choosing a life of misery.  I love the law, I enjoy working with my brain and I find it interesting to deal with the law.

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General Board / Re: Contracts
« on: September 04, 2007, 03:27:56 PM »
That makes it sound simple, and I'm not saying you're too far off. I suppose it depends on how your brain works.  Issue spotting doesn't seem to difficult to me, but the mass memorization involved to be able to get to applicable statutes in civ pro was a pain. 

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General Board / Re: Routine...
« on: September 04, 2007, 03:24:51 PM »
you'll be fine as long as your putting forth a good faith effort when you do your work.  Don't slack off on your revisions and make sure that you understand the material to your satisfaction. Remember, most schools curve, so even though you're doing work, so is everyone else.  It's not about hours spent studying, it's about how well you spent that time and how deep your understanding is.

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General Board / Re: Soft Skills for Lawyers!!
« on: September 04, 2007, 02:13:47 PM »
Most schools bundle up 'soft skills' into the curriculum.  Even if there is no class for it, common sense and what you learn in moot court, professional responsibility and from the wisdom of your professors should prepare you adequately.  I think learning soft skills from a book is probably not the way to go since it seems artificial to learn about interacting with other people without having to interact with them.  It reminds me of the comical anecdote about people who read "how to date" manuals. Generally, your better off getting real world experience and the advice that is touted as 'the way to go' may not be the way to go for your situation.  Just my 2 cents.

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General Board / Re: Contracts
« on: September 04, 2007, 02:09:51 PM »
Uh... as far as 1L goes, I'd have to say I'd put contracts on the fun side of the scale.  Do you find Civ. Pro. to be easier? I certainly didn't.

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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:02:17 AM »
Briefs are never stupid.  Some people need to do it, some people like to do it, and some people don't need to/want to do it.   Either way, reinforcing your knowledge is never a bad idea.  Personally, I briefed first half of first semester and then turned to book briefing.  I prefer book briefing because aside from saving time, you have the actual verbage of the case next to your note to incorporate into your discussion if you get called on. 

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General Board / Re: Lunch with a Neighbor
« on: August 13, 2007, 04:59:21 PM »
yeah, definitely consider it an interview.  If someone thinks your a standup guy/gal and has seen you growing up into a hard worker, they'll be inclined to help you out.  It makes them look good to bring talent in and in general, people like to do nice things for people they know.  Just don't go wearing shorts or a t-shirt.  ;)

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General Board / Re: Lunch with a Neighbor
« on: August 13, 2007, 03:24:22 PM »
If your grades are decent and he knows you as a stand up character, I would consider it an interview.  This is pretty much the way the world works, I.E. doors open easier to those who have an inside connection.

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