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General Board / Re: At a breaking point, thinking of dropping out...
« on: October 09, 2007, 11:59:20 PM »
I feel the same as you. I think it takes a certain personality type to enjoy it. I was in law school a couple years ago and liked it but had to leave and now I've come back and its not the same.  I haven't gotten any smarter and there are plenty of people smarter than me but for some reason I just don't find it intellectually stimulating anymore.  I do find some of the material interesting but I also HATE researching garbage cases and writing memo's on trash issues.  It's not challenging and boring and it will be that way for a long time. I can't imagine logging long hours for this. In my case I think it's because I have really changed a lot in the last couple years.


Anyways, I agree that if you can't get a refund might as well take exams but I don't agree to go the full year if you KNOW it isn't for you.  I need unique challenges or I go insane. At present I am going insane but don't want to say anything horrible about it because everyone else seems so into it. I am trying to leave but have a very specific set of circumstances that make it difficult.  If possible I am taking a business analyst/ consulting position that is waiting.

Kinda relieved to know someone else feels the same. Best of luck.

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General Board / Re: Innacurate things I heard before coming to law school
« on: October 06, 2007, 05:33:56 AM »
Instead of saying that the things you heard are untrue, it seems as though you shoudl be saying that your CivPro class has been an exception to the rule.

Yes, there are exceptions, and some professors run their classes differently than the norm.

To say that these two things you heard are untrue because ONE of your 4 or 5 classes isn't run that way seems a bit of a stretch.


Blah, Blah, Blah.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: The horrors of law school...?
« on: October 06, 2007, 05:29:32 AM »
You probably go to my school.-jk.  Though I admit that by not "hiding the ball" class is almost boring. In this type of situation I think the organization/ writing style of exams is much more important- I don't know if that is good or bad for me- hopefully I'll land this consulting gig and not even be around for this semester's exams.

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General Board / Re: Confused about stuff I heard...
« on: October 06, 2007, 05:10:10 AM »
Eh, I guess for some it is the workload but not me- its more about Do I want this to be my life's work?  Answer- Probably not.

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General Board / Re: Confused about stuff I heard...
« on: October 06, 2007, 05:05:40 AM »
It's not the workload that inspired people to say, "You'll want to hang yourself" or whatever.  I know for me it's realizing that law school really isn't that difficult- and someone in a paralegal program is getting a better education regarding the actual practice of law- I was never interested in being a paralegal. Law school is necessary for admission to the bar. It doesn't deserve the prestige its given by many.  Even the dumbest people in your section will have a clue by the end of the first semester. Personally, I'm having trouble seeing myself years from now looking up some garbage issue on Westlaw/ Lexis.

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General Board / Re: Does anyone else feel....?
« on: October 04, 2007, 10:08:39 PM »
You're just now figuring out that you don't learn anything in a classroom?

Lol- No. But I do appreciate the condescending tone.

You're paying to learn the basics. You'll learn what you really need to know once you get into your first job.

Ohh thanks- and I'll let you know- yes, that's sarcasm because your clearly slow. Please read the post more carefully before replying.

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General Board / Does anyone else feel....?
« on: October 04, 2007, 09:48:13 PM »
Does anyone else feel that they are paying 90k over 3 yrs to learn how to spot issues and use westlaw/ lexis? I actually enjoy my classes- usually find the material interesting, but I don't see how that translates to practicing. Is anyone else having trouble reconciling the fact that they will be sitting at a computer 5,10,20 yrs from now combing through cases on often less than inspiring issues?

I don't want to be too negative but just wondering if anyone else feels the same and what their thoughts are regarding finishing school, to practice or not, etc. ??? :-[ :-\ :'( :(

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General Board / Re: 1L's: Do you like the people?
« on: September 18, 2007, 12:00:42 AM »


Maybe I just need to go get a date. Conventional wisedom says it might be wise to go outside law school for that.
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I agree. If you were getting laid you probably wouldn't care. JK!

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General Board / Re: Relationships with Individuals in law school
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:55:30 PM »
It's not going to work if it's like this so soon.  Break it off and move on.

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Jeeze, start wearing a diaper to class...

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