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Is the Paper Chase accurate?

NerdyLaw

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Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« on: April 09, 2004, 10:57:11 AM »
So I rented The Paper Chase last night. It's a good movie and I definately recommend it if you want to get a glimpse of law school life. What struck me was how all of the students gave the professor a standing ovation on the last day of classes. Does anyone know if this is standard protocol at law schools? Is this something that is done at upity schools like Haaavaaad? I don't be the only tool clapping on the last day of class...

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Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2004, 12:08:56 PM »
i thought the guy in the movie was wierd.  He was OBSESSED with his contracts professor.  He did seem to have a lot of free time in the movie though.

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Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2004, 12:54:35 PM »
i thought the guy in the movie was wierd.  He was OBSESSED with his contracts professor.  He did seem to have a lot of free time in the movie though.

Yea, Hart's obsession with Kingsfield was a bit strange... I think it seemed he had a lot of free time because it only focused on those moments where he was f-ing around.  There were moments like his first day there where he put in five hours of study, or pulling an all nighter all weekend for the fruitless research on Kingsfield's treatise.

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Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2004, 01:50:43 PM »
I don't have a great reverence for professors. I don't see them as being anything that is so special since if I wasn't there in class, the professor would be meaningless.

"Those who can, do. The others, teach."
 - Mark Levin

Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2004, 02:51:42 PM »
njlawguy ~ what part of jersey are you from?

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Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2004, 03:12:25 PM »
I'm curious too.  I'm a jersey boy through and through.  I'm from Roxbury (morris county), and I go to the college of new jersey (formerly trenton state).

Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2004, 03:34:29 PM »
I don't have a great reverence for professors. I don't see them as being anything that is so special since if I wasn't there in class, the professor would be meaningless.

"Those who can, do. The others, teach."
 - Mark Levin

Sigh.  Why do people not give teachers the respect they deserve?

jgruber

Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2004, 07:03:38 PM »
I graduated from Trenton State in 83, before it got on its high horse and changed its name.  I was very happy with my education there.

What's your major? If it's pol sci say hello to the department.  I was the graduate assistant for a short time.

I'm curious too.  I'm a jersey boy through and through.  I'm from Roxbury (morris county), and I go to the college of new jersey (formerly trenton state).

jgruber

Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2004, 07:05:00 PM »
Those who can, do.  Those who can't go into management.  Those who understand what they do, teach. 


"Those who can, do. The others, teach."
 - Mark Levin

jgruber

Re: Is the Paper Chase accurate?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2004, 07:33:08 PM »
Perhaps the truth about Harvard Law School lies somewhere between One L and Legally Blond.

 :D