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General Board / Re: Just started outlining now
« on: April 25, 2009, 03:48:55 AM »
For what it's worth, I know a ton of people (myself included) that have been slacking hard on outlining this semester. Guess the sense of urgency from last semester just isn't there anymore.

Same here. Complacency from last semester's grades will do that.

I did the same thing last semester though. OP, most people are still outlining at this point. No worries.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Ambidextrous Thinking
« on: April 19, 2009, 07:47:29 PM »
"The Law" isn't some solid block of information that you need to learn.  It's an amorphous gelatinous cube that you as a lawyer must become skilled in shaping


I'm pretty sure I learned in Civ Pro that it is a "brooding omnipresence in the sky."  ;)

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We all get it...which is why we're on f-ing LSD instead of concentrating on outlining. I wish I could smoke in the house...would make the whole process so much easier.

Oh well, back to the fun!

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General Board / Re: Anyone Else Worried about OCI?
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:29:47 PM »
^^^^

I'll come out of LS short of 100k in the hole too, but I can't say I feel good about even that! I suppose it's all relative...could be a lot worse. I don't think it makes me rest any easier, though.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Else Worried about OCI?
« on: April 15, 2009, 01:32:09 AM »
Back up plan: find a non-OCI job.

Back up back up plan: bankruptcy, relocate to warm foreign country.

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General Board / Re: Law School Has Humbled Me
« on: April 10, 2009, 10:32:57 PM »
I think you need to get over yourself a little.  Really, super intelligent people aren't kicking your ass on a law school curve.  Really, super intelligent people are out there working on chaos theory, developing a cure for cancer or writing the most insightful novel of the decade. 

We're all just a bunch of above-average wordsmiths who'll help you sue the pants off somebody for a fee.  We're too smart for real work, but not smart enough to change the world.

Haha, so true. I have no interest in doing any meaningful science or research work. I agree...law school is not full of raging geniuses, by and large.

The thing that always killed me was, in every class there are always a few doctors or people that finished med school and came to law school. WHY?!?!? You wanted more punishment and more crushing debt?

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General Board / Re: Law School Has Humbled Me
« on: April 10, 2009, 08:48:25 PM »
Law students represent a tiny, tiny sliver of society. Take top law grads along with other advanced degree holders working in intellectual professions (scientists, doctors, professorial types, etc.) and you're lucky if you've assembled 1% of the population. Hell, take all lawyers combined with the rest of those categories and you'd be hard pressed to reach 1%.

Remember that only a quarter of people in this country get a four year degree.

Maybe I'm bitter because I spent many years being surrounded by utterly moronic, incompetent, and borderline-dangerous idiots. Law school is like a fun little walled-off haven. The world is mostly a busy, noisy, and stupid place. Don't be afraid to admit it to yourself: you are mind-bogglingly smarter than the average person. (Just don't get a bid head about it!)

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General Board / Re: Gift for New JD
« on: April 10, 2009, 12:00:54 AM »
If I had to spend 20k on a watch, I agree that Rolex would be way, way down my list of picks. However, one should not besmirch the name of Rolex. They are a fine brand with many excellent models and a lot of great horological history behind them. A bit pricey for many stainless steel models, sure. But I think Rolex's position among watch lovers is quite solid...there are a lot of worthy brands out there but please do not bash Rolex.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Property Checklist
« on: April 09, 2009, 01:10:41 AM »
130 pages...o-kay.

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General Board / Re: Gift for New JD
« on: April 09, 2009, 01:08:23 AM »
Full Gold Rolex Daytona.

Oh please, Rolex is the IKEA of high end watches. That wouldn't be a gift, it would be an insult.

Only people who have no appreciation for watches would say that.

On another note, any watch that costs more than $20,000 would be appreciated by ME as a gift. I'm not f*cking picky.

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