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« on: March 01, 2009, 03:17:35 PM »
I honestly don't understand the following post by SASS:
"I am a little scared about your approach to women. You sound like you're that creepy guy women are afraid of."
All I am seeking is to connect with more people, so I am less lonely at school. And I'm not really talking about connecting with girls intimately. I am looking for much less, like being able to call someone up and eat together so I don't have to eat alone. Or asking the girls who live in my apartment building questions regarding class. The problem that I tried to communicate is that I find that my female classmates interpert this as me wanting something more, when all I really am looking for is company. I don't see anything creepy about that, just a human need to feel more connected with others.
In regards to M_Cool's question "what about undergrads?" I tried to meet undergrads earlier in the year, but have decided that this is not a smart approach. Although my law school is pretty competitive, the undergrad school is not. Therefore, I doubt undergrads would understand the amount of time I must devote to work.
Although I am tempted to disclose the name of the law school I go to, I would rather not out of concern that my classmates may read this.
« on: February 28, 2009, 11:00:45 PM »
I'm a 1L, at a law school with an abundance of attractive girls. The catch is, they are almost all (probably around 90%) in relationships! For a single guy such as myself, this is frustrating. When I started school in the fall, many upper level students told me that many of the girls would break up with their longtime boyfriends within the first month of law school - but virtually none did. What's the deal with this? Also, since they know I'm single and physically attracted to many of them, these girls don't like to hang out with me as a friend, which makes the available people to hang out with much smaller. What's a guy in my situation to do?
« on: February 12, 2009, 02:04:54 PM »
Anyone know of a great hornbook on estates and future interests (in property)? I could really use some help in this area, thanks!
« on: January 19, 2009, 08:28:41 PM »
Have you guys found any good strategies for controlling your anxiety while in law school? Throughout last semester, even during exams, I felt more or less fine. But, for some strange reason I'm feeling much more anxious now - which is somewhat ironic since its only the beginning of the semester. I think the increased demands of my classes, plus the cold calling in all my classes, are the main culprits. Also, for some odd reason I'm one of very few students who use our law library (so it gets sort of lonely). Any suggestions for what I should do? Any feedback would be much appreciated
« on: December 02, 2008, 02:20:00 PM »
Thanks DudeMan, I would PM you, if I knew what that meant. I guess I was under the impression that just about every federal agency job in DC was very competitive, but you seem to suggest otherwise in your post. Is this true? Can you elaborate on that?
« on: December 01, 2008, 11:25:12 AM »
I know the job-market is pretty bleak today, but how difficult do you think it would be to land a very moderately paid (40k-50k) legal job (in any area) out of law school in a couple of years. I go to a law school ranked around 30th in the country, and am depressed by the bleak prospects out there. However, I really don't want a big firm job (or perhaps any firm job), just to be making a moderate amount of money and to be doing something somewhat intellectual stimulating. I don't think my expectations are too high. Do you? Also recognizing my expectations and that I go to a tier 1 school, what kind of grades do you think I have to get for this? Thanks
« on: November 14, 2008, 03:21:14 PM »
Thanks you very much for your feedback. Its made me feel much better
« on: November 14, 2008, 01:23:17 AM »
Thanks everyone, I guess I just don't feel like myself because I'm used to being ahead of most people, but as you know in law school oftentimes that doesn't occur. Its a really strange feeling not knowing how you will do, when forever you've done really well in school. This is probably a feeling many many law students feel, and I guess I should realize that.
« on: November 13, 2008, 09:32:53 PM »
I have a rather strange transferring question.
Right now I'm at competitive law school (ranked around 30 in the country). In college I studied extremely hard, and graduated phi beta kappa. I took a year off to study for the lsat, and again worked extremely hard for the test. My problem is that I've always had to work very very hard to do well (I have rather slow processing speed). I always could keep a competitive edge on the people around me by working harder than others. However, I'm finding that where I am a lot of really gifted people are also working their tails off. As a result, I feel behind the pack..almost like I can't compete on the same playing field as them. In the back of my mind I wonder whether I should have opted to go to a less competitive law school, and am thinking about possibly going to a T3 school close to home.
What do you think? I understand I would be really regressing, but I'm not interested in going into a law firm (or even perhaps practicing law at all). On the flip side, I've met some really nice people at my current school, I'm just really intimidated by them. For example, all of my professors use the socratic method, and during this entire semester I can count on one hand how many times my classmates have given stupid answers to questions! It's unbelievable, I feel like I go to school with a group of robots. Friendly robots, but very competitive, and ultra-smart robots.
I should also indicate that my situation is rather unique in that I don't have any financial pressure. My father, who pays the bills, is telling me to try to relax by realizing that I'm not really competing with the people around me. This is true to the extent that I don't want many of the things they want - a firm job. I would be happy doing almost anything after law school that pays moderately and is intellectually stimulating. So, do you think I should stay? Thanks for your feedback
« on: March 20, 2008, 04:06:23 AM »
I find one statistic very curious about OSU. A number of sources list its average starting private sector salary at $60,000. This seems extremely low. For example, Wisconsin, which has the same ranking as OSU, has an average starting private sector salary at $102,000. Also, $60,000 implies that for everyone making $100,000 there's someone making $20,000. How is this possible? Any thoughts?