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How do you feel, having completed the first semester?

I am pumped!  Contracts is my female dog!  I am pumped for this semester!
17 (14.8%)
It has been a generally positive experience; I learned a lot.
29 (25.2%)
I sent out my application to B-school last week.  Any more questions?
16 (13.9%)
It has been an experience filled with both positive and negative impressions and experiences.
26 (22.6%)
I must learn to sacrifice myself for the better good of mankind.
27 (23.5%)

Total Members Voted: 93

1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!

koggy

Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #160 on: March 25, 2005, 12:33:51 AM »
Awesome thread.  Just think, next year it will be us giving the advice!

Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #161 on: March 30, 2005, 06:32:37 PM »
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I am pumped!  Contracts is my female dog!  I am pumped for this semester!

You're pumped? Pumped?! Oh boy!

NoVa

Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #162 on: March 30, 2005, 10:17:46 PM »
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Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #163 on: April 07, 2005, 09:18:35 AM »
Bump

This was a very informative thread. We ought to keep it going.

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Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #164 on: April 07, 2005, 10:58:52 AM »
Bump

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Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #165 on: April 07, 2005, 03:03:14 PM »
NOT A BUMP

Anyway, as a soon-to-be 1L, I guess the resounding question is:

Are you content with your decision to attend law school?


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Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #166 on: April 07, 2005, 03:31:42 PM »
NOT A BUMP

Anyway, as a soon-to-be 1L, I guess the resounding question is:

Are you content with your decision to attend law school?



absolutely.  i have a biglaw job lined up this summer.  i've found the substantive material interesting (some more than others).  i've had an opportunity to learn about the diverse professions I can eventually enter with my JD.  and i've met some seriously happy (and seriously miserable) attorneys through networking, and have narrowed down the firms that I will be apply to next year.

i've also become intersted in practice areas i didn't even know existed.  though my goal remains IP and patent law, i'm now also intersted in toxic torts, administrative and regulatory affairs, real estate finance, and others.

i have no regrets.  law school is a f-ing female dog on most days.  i leave my house early, come back (for about an hour) for a snack and to grab a dinner, and go back to the library untill midnight.  i hated writing the appellate brief with a passion - not because of the assignment, but because of the fact that the writing class is curved like every other class, and because a stupid comma can cause me from getting the nnext highest grade.

so no, no regrets.  it's an intellectual journey and some days I hate it, but most of the time i'm genuinely interested in what i'm learning.

and yea, i have a job.

Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #167 on: April 07, 2005, 06:30:57 PM »
Grading in law school is completely arbitrary. When they try to objectify it a little bit (multiple choice exams) you are twice as much screwed .. go figure .. I guess it's the forced curve that makes things so bad ...

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Re: 1L's - Talk about your first semester, your experiences and impressions!
« Reply #168 on: April 09, 2005, 01:05:29 PM »
Can more students with kids please give examples of their schedules?

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« Reply #169 on: April 09, 2005, 01:30:52 PM »
How is the 1L summer job hunt going?  Have you found it fairly easy to line something up or has the competition been too much?