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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Does reading novels help?
« on: November 02, 2004, 09:20:08 PM »
werd homie

appreciate it!

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Studying for the LSAT / Does reading novels help?
« on: November 02, 2004, 08:53:26 PM »
....my sex drive?

just kidding lol

I've hated reading for most of my life but I've recently been drawn to books by John Grisham...The Street Lawyer was the best booke EVAR and I'm reading The Partner right now.

ANYWHOO, my question is will all this reading help me on the LSAT. I mean, it sounds obvious...but I feel like I SHOULD be spending my time reading other stuff....like....I don't know...more "intellectually challenging" things or something???  ???

Am I making any sense at all?? ha!

BTW what are some other good authors like John grisham? I don't know whether its his writing that's making me like readign so much or its because he's writing about the law profession which I'm interested in....

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I gotta see The Insider then

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Haha, I was talking about the book but I was thinking about the movie.

Interesting in itself that they didn't make the MOVIE about BIG TOBACCO. Hmmm  ;)

Thanks a lot guys.

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Maroon, good advice. It's true... who cares how other people think. If you're doing good and you're happy then don't let the negative stereotypes of a few lawyers bother you. You're respected for what you do.


Definitely.

Lawyers are in a field where there will ALWAYS be someone on the other end who isnt happy, which is where this "negative stereoyping" comes from.

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Exactly!  You just answered your own question.  The public will always stereotype lawyers, there is nothing you can do about it.  As long as you are the type of lawyer that you mentioned, you will be respected by the people that matter, and the most important person: yourself.

Thanks and Gig 'Em,
Jason


You're basing your opinion of lawyers based on "Runaway Jury?"  If that's so, then I'm done.

Thanks and Gig 'Em,
Jason

No, I"m not basing my opinion of lawyers on a movie.

I'm trying to exemplify my point.

My point is that there are lawyers in fields who are viewed by the public negatively (aka assholes). On the other hand, there are thousands of lawyers who are actually out there who genuinely working with their clients, where they are viewed as someone for advice and guidance, not a person out there to make as much money as possible.

That made a lot of f-ing sense (seriously). Viewing lawyers from the perspective of other people is ignorant on my part. If as a lawyer I work with my clients the way I have been describing I will definitely be respected by the people that matter, and myself most importantly

Thanks jason

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You're basing your opinion of lawyers based on "Runaway Jury?"  If that's so, then I'm done.

Thanks and Gig 'Em,
Jason

No, I"m not basing my opinion of lawyers on a movie.

I'm trying to exemplify my point.

My point is that there are lawyers in particular fields who are viewed by the public negatively (aka assholes). On the other hand, there are thousands of lawyers who are actually out there who genuinely working with their clients directly and solving their problems, where they are viewed as someone for advice, guidance, not a person out there to make as much money as possible.

Does that make it a bit clearer?

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Firstly, you are clearly retarded.  You will never become a lawyer. 

Secondly, what's wrong with assholes?  They are generally funny IMO.

They are ignorant. They  have no resepect for others. They think they are better than other people. They are always mean to people and overly agressive. That's retarted IMO.

Thats whats wrong with them.

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Haha this if f-ing hilarious.

Anybody see Runaway Jury? It seemed like every single person representing big tobacco was evil. However, that one lawyer seemed like a nice guy.

I mean theres no way ALL lawyers are assholes..

Isnt there any area in law where you are protecting your client from these ridiculous suits filed against innoceont people. Justice dammit!!

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Law School Applications / I hate assholes and I want to be a lawyer?
« on: June 18, 2004, 11:16:00 AM »
Im a second-year undergraduate student contemplating law school. The thing is, I like being nice. I like helping people. Everything I do is about helping people...I'm a volunteer firefighter, american red cross, you name it. Thats just the person I am. I hate assholes with a passion. They disgust me.

f-ing bastards.

Sorry...but anyways...

It seems as if everywhere I go lawyers have this image of being big assholes.

Now from my common sense I'm figuring this "image" comes primarily from prosecutors and the "BIG CORPORATE" lawyers from Harvard (nothing against harvard! but you see what Im saying?) and such who are making millions for huge malpractice suits against doctors, etc.

Which other specific areas in law don't have this "a-hole image"? Are there any areas out there where I can become involved in a client's life and help them with their problem, their life?

Law facinates me, so this is something I want to do.

There are some independent lawyers and partner lawyers (?) I personally know who have their own offices and buildings and seem to be happy. Which areas are those??

Thanks so much

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