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What can you do to push and motivate yourself?

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2005, 08:33:44 PM »
Really, drugs ARE suicide . . . in a way

Not that I'm an addict or anything but jesus, are most people in LS this square? Really though, not that I would suggest using drugs to "cope" with things, but "drugs" (whatever that even means-caffeine, beer, prozac, crank, smack...they certainly aren't the same things) are no more suicide than eating poorly, not exercising, or a host of other "unhealthy" things most people do all the time.

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2005, 04:00:43 PM »
Really, drugs ARE suicide . . . in a way

Not that I'm an addict or anything but jesus, are most people in LS this square? Really though, not that I would suggest using drugs to "cope" with things, but "drugs" (whatever that even means-caffeine, beer, prozac, crank, smack...they certainly aren't the same things) are no more suicide than eating poorly, not exercising, or a host of other "unhealthy" things most people do all the time.

i was wondering the same thing. and no, most law students at my law school aren't this square. there's just as much drinking and drug use as at any college...

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2005, 08:38:13 AM »
When I came to my first official law school event hosted by the faculty, and I saw alcohol openly available in the law school...I knew it was gonna be a long year.

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2005, 01:54:11 PM »
Jesus Christ, are all lawyers dopes?

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2005, 09:52:48 PM »
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there's just as much drinking and drug use as at any college...

At my school it's much worse (or better, depending on your point of view!) Within their cliques students do a hell of a lot of drugs I've heard - they exchange with each-other every drug you can think of, from Adderall to cocaine to weed

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« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2005, 03:44:54 AM »
Substance abuse among lawyers is a terrible problem. Studies indicate that the alcoholism rate among lawyers may be twice that of the general population perhaps 20% of the total number of lawyers. It is unknown whether this high incidence rate results from the extreme stress of practicing law, or because the same personality traits predispose one to law practice and substance abuse. Nobody knows the extent of cocaine abuse among lawyers, but it too is undoubtedly substantial and devastating.

Substance abuse inevitably results in impaired performance at least poor judgment, incompetence and neglect of client affairs, sometimes fraud and theft from clients. 50 - 70% of the disciplinary cases brought before state bar ethics panels result at least in part from alcohol or drug abuse. A great many malpractice cases also have their roots in substance abuse.


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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2005, 04:24:04 AM »
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there's just as much drinking and drug use as at any college...

At my school it's much worse (or better, depending on your point of view!) Within their cliques students do a hell of a lot of drugs I've heard - they exchange with each-other every drug you can think of, from Adderall to cocaine to weed

Not all the time! At my school it's mostly during exams' time that many law students go crazy with drugs, not eating, not exercising, studying for 8-10 straight hours!

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2005, 12:25:27 PM »
Do I really want to flush all this $ down the drain?

Bingo.  That motivates me as well.  Do I really want to flush all this TIME down the drain?  works wonders too.

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2005, 03:00:28 PM »
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studying for 8-10 straight hours!

8-10 straight hours my ass!

Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2005, 04:33:25 PM »
4-5 hours a day should be enough for the exams study period. If you need more time than that, you're just slow.