Call it your first bout of hazing in the legal field. They are trying to psych you out - DO NOT LISTEN! Of course, there is some truth to it- it is hard. But you know that and you are up for the challange right? Meet some friends that you trust in law school and learn to help eachother. Do not listen to those who will say anything to scare you into failing. It is an unbelievably competitive environment and the sooner you block it out the better you will be. Competition does not foster success as much as collaboration does. But, of course, you do have to be better to get the better job...Yes, I am damn sick of hearing darn from disgruntled people either towards the law in general or from miserable lawyers.
I worked at a law library last year (at U.M.). It gave me a good opportunity to talk to the current students and law professors. Only one law student was supportive, but the rest were not. The second person that I talked to is from a family of lawyers, and told me "Don't do it! Find something else"! She could not give me a reason why I should not go to law school. The majority of the students were young, so they probably were in shock.
If these people were so passionate about their advice, they wouldn't still be IN law school.
Quote from: K on February 24, 2005, 03:40:26 AMIf these people were so passionate about their advice, they wouldn't still be IN law school. I cannot agree with that statement - next year, about 80% of your classmates will be people who had no other options, and woke up and decided to apply to law school. The former "consultants" and "i-bankers" did that for two years and were not invited to continue. Even most of the engineers could not find a job because of the economy and decided to go to law school.
I wanted to start a thread to see if any of you have experienced what I have.... mostly newer lawyers telling you that LS sucks and your life is going to suck during LS. From what I can tell there are two theories for this phenomenon:(1) those people are terribly unhappy being lawyers and/or hate the firm where they are working; or (2) this is the beginning of competitiveness and they are just trying to psych us out. I have many friends who are lawyers and only one has been unconditionally supportive. From all the others I get patronizing comments like "...I wouldn't change places with you for anything..." and "...are you ready to start your career?..." (which is very insulting considering I am a non-trad with a great career already!)
LMAO P.W.!It's true....I think that many of them had school paid for by daddy and have never worked at all...Surprise...the reason we get paid for this darn is because it's a PITA....if it were always fun, we would be paying THEM!