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Current Law Students / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: December 23, 2006, 09:10:19 AM »
i have zero regrets - this degree is a means of empowerment... i worked for 3 years after finishing UG - i came to realize during my limited time spent in the rat race that your career success, advancement, etc. isn't necessarily linked nor dependent in any functional way upon how smart you think you are (i.e. how well you perform your particular role / delegation of duties withinin the corporate scheme) but more related to how smart you have *proven* yourself to be - which means, in terms of a modern-day work force translation, that you: you better have a professional degree (and if you do, it better be from a good school). this is all that matters. this is how johnny Q moron ends up running company X. he has the degree, smart guy doesn't - johnny Q gets the job. this time last year i was playing my part in a very tidy hierarchy of subservience. 1L is finished and out of the way and i'm now i'm writing minute entries on summary judgment motions for a judge - he gives me the briefs, etc. and i decide the issue. granted, i'm getting paid zero (1L summer judicial internship position) but the power being placed in my hands is semi-scary ...

and i like it :) it's a step in teh right direction - last year just another automaton in a collared shirt, this year i'm deciding actual issues that actively effect people's lives ...

no - regrets - whatsoever

this time next year 2L SA position with that very handy salary of several g per week ...

yeah, i'm crying a river


so true...those of you with all the complaints about law school and the law what did you expect...i've got news for you most jobs suck no matter how how up you are... how much you get paid there will be some aspect of your job that sucks...why would you think the law would be any different...i mean who goes to law school at this point thinking that its about truth and justice...do you live in the world or what...take it from someone who's been working for 10 years a JD is a good thing to have... it will give you an advantage over anyone who doesn't have one period...all this only get get paid 100k 90k stuff is ridiculous check out the top salaries for most professions/jobs/trades etc... it isn't anywhere near 100K...it takes most people 10 years to reach that salary level and thats if they play the game well

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 31, 2006, 04:36:39 PM »
by the things i've been reading on this board and others, as well as the personal experiences of some law students i know, its a concern that i have, thats all

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 31, 2006, 01:34:13 PM »
You just can't go into law school with the sort of attitude that you are going to hate everyone based on the straight out of private college, born into money stereotype.

There are people in law school like that for sure, but admissions tries hard to get a large mix of people in law schools.

For the most part they succeeded as in my 1L class as there was a wide array of personalities. Definitely a wide enough array that you can easily find people outside of the types of people you mention.

Of course you're going to be out of your comfort zone for awhile. You may have to make friends with different types of people than you have in the past. I don't see that as such a bad thing. You're an adult and need to learn how to co-exist with ALL types of people if you want to work in the adult world.

Know that many people keep 2 groups of friends: law school friends and old friends. You can still keep in touch with the old friends. Nothing is like the old friends, but the law school friends are great too.

I'm confident enough that there will be enough people not like those you mention that if you can't find a group of law school friends it probably says something about you more than law school.


thanks for the lecture...im well aware that law schools admit a diverse group of people.. im not worried about making friends..im worried about being a grown man going to school with classmates who i consider to be kids...my concern is about the level of maturity...and yes i realize that age does not always = maturity......unless your over 30 I wouldn't expect you to understand

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Current Law Students / Re: To law students 29+
« on: August 30, 2006, 06:42:37 PM »
there are dumbasses at every age, dont forget that.  And you are only as old as you feel and act.  I tell you the good thing about being married and going to law school is that you have all the time that you would spend chasing tail to study :D


yeah i know but i dont want to be a total anti-social...these people will presumably be my colleagues so i'd like to be able to make some friends...im not married w/kids so i dont really fit in with that set and im not a 20 something worried about "chasing tail  :D"... i just hope i can find some down to earth people that i have things in common with ...whatever age they are...  my experience in undergrad, as a non-trad, let me know that my patience for juvenile bs is very short.

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 30, 2006, 06:34:31 PM »
see thats the part of law school im not looking forward to....juvenile 20 somethings

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Current Law Students / Re: To law students 29+
« on: August 26, 2006, 03:57:40 PM »
 thanks for all the input...i hate to sound like an cranky old man..but some of the b.s. i read on here makes me want to hurl...'specially when people post about how "real" law school is...im only 33 but i feel really old when i read that stuff... because most of it seems like common sense to me....

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 26, 2006, 03:49:58 PM »
[WTF young man/woman i will humour you they dont get it and never will get it ("it" meaning why all the things i am saying about them is true)...is because they lack character...and if you dont know what character means or is then i really cant help you

Pot calls the kettle black.....

;)


pot doesn't like people trying to be smartas--es so pot responds in kind

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 14, 2006, 03:37:16 PM »

... they don't get it and will never get it because what it all boils down to is lack of character ...


Are you sure they don't get it that what it boils down to is what you say it is? I mean, really - think about it ..




WTF young man/woman i will humour you they dont get it and never will get it ("it" meaning why all the things i am saying about them is true)...is because they lack character...and if you dont know what character means or is then i really cant help you

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Current Law Students / Re: To law students 29+
« on: August 14, 2006, 02:53:42 PM »
 thanks everybody  ;D  thats what i thought i just need a little reassurance every now and then

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Current Law Students / Re: tools, spoiled brats and jerks...
« on: August 14, 2006, 02:46:18 PM »
im not a law student yet but i did go to an ivy league undergrad and i think the phenomena is the same....im guessing you are going to a pretty good school ranking wise because people at these types of schools are typically are over concerned with prestige they think that going to harvard etc. means that they are better and smarter than everybody else, they've probably never done a hard day's work in their life and mommy and daddy foot the bill on everything...these type of people are born on 3rd base and think they hit a triple they look down on everyone else who is not a "power hitter"....most of them are approx. 18-25 year olds who think they known it all, seen it all done it all, some of them will read this and post some ridiculous comment about how they're are not ashamed to come from a family where people are not lazy and work hard for the things they want...blah blah etc etc, ...they dont get it and will never get it because what it all boils down to is lack of character....this does not apply to everyone as i said i attended an ivy league university and it does not apply to me and lots of people i know but if you find yourself getting red in the face and typing some long ass let me further show how naive and totally clueless i am reply i might just be talking about you

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