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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read for a pre-1L
« on: June 29, 2004, 08:14:18 AM »

Hate to harp on this, but to say that only 1T students are eloquent and have social graces is an "unfounded assumption."

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read for a pre-1L
« on: June 29, 2004, 07:57:21 AM »
Hmmmmmm.  So, people who go to 2T and 3T schools lack social graces???

Law School Admissions / Re: My Dilemma - opinions please
« on: June 28, 2004, 03:14:34 PM »
Well, actually I would be full time in 1L, just placed in "Section E" (the section for evening part-timers).  It's kind of a weird unique situation where I guess I would straddle two sections - which brings me to another question.  Is this section business only for the first year?  In other words, for the second year, will we be able to schedule our classes whenever or do we have to stay within assigned sections?  I definitely plan to contact my school about this, but I want to be prepared for any questions.

Law School Admissions / My Dilemma - opinions please
« on: June 28, 2004, 02:59:45 PM »
I was admitted as a full time day student at my school.  At the time I accepted the offer, it was mostly because of a 3-year full time program they have whereby you can start classes at 3:30pm and merge with the evening division but still be a full time student.  This was a perfect arrangement for me because it would allow me to work a few hours in the morning and drive to and from NYC during off hours (public transportation from where I live is very limited).  Well, I just heard from the school - they said that section "might" be disbanded due to lack of participation.  So much for my plan!  I have until Wednesday to let them know if I want to a) go days (which would negate any chance to work); or b)join the evening division and they will "try" to schedule two additional classes for me late in the afternoon.  It looks like option b is the one I have to take, but I'm concerned about being ID'd as a part-timer evening student because I would be labelled as "Section E." 

Can anyone give me some input on anything they have heard about the stigma of being a part-time eveining student vs. a full time?  Even though in my case, I would still technically be full time, the label of Section E kind of bothers me. 


I was at the gym on Saturday and I ran into someone I haven't seen in a few years (about my age - 44).  He asked me "what've you been up to," and I replied "actually, I start law school in August."  He literally swayed backwards and said, "why the hell would you want to do a thing like that??"  I told him that since the bottom fell out of the business I was in, this seems like a perfect time to pursue my second career and realize a dream that was deferred years ago. He said, "I'm thinking about slowing down!" 

Am I missing something???  If I start slowing down now, I'll stop in a few years - then what?  I'm over 40, not over 80!  Unbelievable. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Reccomend me some books please
« on: June 28, 2004, 09:47:05 AM »
If you feel like something fun, read "Bury the Lead" by David Rosenfelt.  It's a murder case with humor.   

I liked Law School Confidential and I'm hafway through Getting to Maybe and it seems good.  I'm with Jeff on PSII (we've discussed this on another thread).  I liked The Complete Law School Companion by Jeff Deaver.  It has been mentioned that the book was written over 10 years ago, but if you overlook the introduction's references to the early 90's and get to his study and outline methods, I think the book still stands up and it's a quick easy read.

I think there are a lot of lawyers out there that feel they are part of an elite old boys club and they want to keep it that way. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Drop Outs
« on: June 24, 2004, 09:09:13 PM »
Tenacity is a really good thing!  :)

My Mom is very happy, proud, can't wait to brag to her friends.

My husband could not be more supportive, encouraging, proud.  No way I could do this without his support.

My friends are mixed.  They acted happy when I told them, but some are acting strange, defensive.  One went into a long dissertation about how she could have gotten into law school, too, but blah, blah.  Strange. Reminded me of when I graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Friends can be strange creatures sometimes.

Lawyers that I know - all negative.  One keeps pleading with me to reconsider everytime I saw him.  I finally told him how sorry I was that he was so unhappy with what he was doing.  He wanted me to come into his office and meet with a few of his associates to talk about it - I think he was planning some kind of intervention.  I said no thanks.  It's gotten to the point that when I run into lawyers (and lately I've run into quite a few) I don't even mention my LS plans.  I don't want to hear it. 

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