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Social life in law school

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Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2005, 11:12:55 PM »
Hi, everyone!  I am an udergraduate planning to apply to law schools soon, and I wanted to ask the opinions of some seasoned veterans about what social life is like in law school (if there is any?).  Is it hard to make friends?  Does the competitiveness of law school make people not very friendly?  Do law students usually hang out only with other law students - have their own parties, events - or is there intermingling with other graduates and/or undergraduates at the school?  Is there a lot of gossip, cliques?  What do law students do for fun/rest, if they are not studying?  Feel free to share anything you think might be interesting: anecdotes, comments, comparisons with undergraduate life - I am very interested.

I realize that experiences of people will vary greatly from one law school to another, but it's still interesting to hear what people's experiences out there are.  It would be interesting to know, what school you're attending, but you don't have to say, if you don't want to.  But do mention if you're at a big, medium or small class-size/school.

Thanks a lot to everyone, who replies!

Most of this will depend on the school you choose to attend.  There is a variety of social and academic environments.  Some schools will inevitably require more studying than others -- think schools with C grading curves and/or high attrition rates.

As Noelle has aptly pointed out, many law students do lie about how much they study.  I think, however, that this is unintentional, because when you study a great deal, the process seems to take up all the spare time you have.  Six hours a day may seem like a lot to someone who breezed through undergrad without ever cracking open a book.

The problem with having a social life in law school is the incessant guilt you feel every minute that you are out having a good time instead of studying.  That really gets to me.  I haven't been drunk since last Halloween. :'(

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Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2005, 09:56:42 AM »
Hi Ruskie,
I haven't seen you here in a while.!

Hi, everyone!  I am an udergraduate planning to apply to law schools soon, and I wanted to ask the opinions of some seasoned veterans about what social life is like in law school (if there is any?).  Is it hard to make friends?  Does the competitiveness of law school make people not very friendly?  Do law students usually hang out only with other law students - have their own parties, events - or is there intermingling with other graduates and/or undergraduates at the school?  Is there a lot of gossip, cliques?  What do law students do for fun/rest, if they are not studying?  Feel free to share anything you think might be interesting: anecdotes, comments, comparisons with undergraduate life - I am very interested.

I realize that experiences of people will vary greatly from one law school to another, but it's still interesting to hear what people's experiences out there are.  It would be interesting to know, what school you're attending, but you don't have to say, if you don't want to.  But do mention if you're at a big, medium or small class-size/school.

Thanks a lot to everyone, who replies!

Most of this will depend on the school you choose to attend.  There is a variety of social and academic environments.  Some schools will inevitably require more studying than others -- think schools with C grading curves and/or high attrition rates.

As Noelle has aptly pointed out, many law students do lie about how much they study.  I think, however, that this is unintentional, because when you study a great deal, the process seems to take up all the spare time you have.  Six hours a day may seem like a lot to someone who breezed through undergrad without ever cracking open a book.

The problem with having a social life in law school is the incessant guilt you feel every minute that you are out having a good time instead of studying.  That really gets to me.  I haven't been drunk since last Halloween. :'(

Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2005, 04:21:57 PM »
Ruskie where you been hiding??  I need you over on the BLSD, its all going to sh!t over there.

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Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2005, 05:59:59 PM »
They were so cruel to her over there!  I'm glad she's here!  She's very helpful! :D

Ruskie where you been hiding??  I need you over on the BLSD, its all going to sh!t over there.

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2005, 07:15:14 PM »
Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

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Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2005, 09:15:11 PM »
I agree! Just stay here!  We need you and LawGirl here!   ;)


Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2005, 10:40:05 PM »
Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

it ain't him as much as its those other wack cats on there. there are a lot who are still positive but I think you let some of the negative cats get to you, namely the females.  I need another voice of reason

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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2005, 10:51:14 AM »
Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

it ain't him as much as its those other wack cats on there. there are a lot who are still positive but I think you let some of the negative cats get to you, namely the females.  I need another voice of reason

A voice of reason cannot exist without credibility.  There, I seem to have none.

You should come hang here with me more often. ;)

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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2005, 12:01:31 PM »
Ruskie- we should hang out together!  We'd get along great! :-*

Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

it ain't him as much as its those other wack cats on there. there are a lot who are still positive but I think you let some of the negative cats get to you, namely the females.  I need another voice of reason

A voice of reason cannot exist without credibility.  There, I seem to have none.

You should come hang here with me more often. ;)

Re: Social life in law school
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2005, 02:23:06 PM »
Awww, thanks, Kelly.

Sands - there's too much bull and drama there for me.  Please tell your boy HBCU to keep me out of y'all's *&^% over there.

it ain't him as much as its those other wack cats on there. there are a lot who are still positive but I think you let some of the negative cats get to you, namely the females.  I need another voice of reason

A voice of reason cannot exist without credibility.  There, I seem to have none.

You should come hang here with me more often. ;)

What credibility problem?  You got credibility woman what are you talkin about.  Afterall, you are the one who exposed the fraudulent cutting and pasting of legal jargon into an argument.  That takes a legal eye.

I come over here every now and again but its too slow usually.  Plus everybody's over there anyway.

But I can't be mad atcha completely.