I'm the daughter that wrote that post.1. I'm 3rd in my class.2. I'm on full tuition scholarship.3. What the scholarship doesn't cover I pay for myself.4. I was one of 15 people chosen out of over 100 for the school's Mock Trial team, which is a committment equal in hours and work to Journal. 5. So I think not enjoying Journal doesn't make me a bad person.What have you done lately?I'm sure you'll reply and just say I'm bragging. But anyone as judgmental, shortsighted and inflammatory as you should never be a lawyer either. Seems you're missing the basic humanity and openmindedness it takes to make an effective client advocate (evidenced by your negative 14 reputation rating...).
One thing that you obviously have missed is that anytime you feel the need to brag about your accomplishments, someone can always one-up you. 1. I am #1 in my class2. I am Managing Editor of my Law Review3. I am Editor-in-Chief of a secondary journal4. I am a full-time legal assistant to a federal appellate judge5. I have three years experience as a Legislative Assistant for a senior U.S. SenatorI think most people on this board, and especially the prelaw board, will tell you that they rarely hear me tout my accomplishments. I learned my lesson the hard way also.
what this person needs to learn is it does not get any easyer once you become an attorney. Having your dad complain for you is pathetic. Cut her a break? She needs to learn now that being a lawyer is not easy, what will she do when she works her first 80 hour week? My firm requires 2100 billable hours, the pay is great but to make the min billable 60 hour weeks are the norm.
This board is so lame. Every single student that ever graduated with a hard earned degree complained at one point or another. Anyone who just finished exams and now is working on a paper is going to be a little worn out. I can't believe how lame some people are, "law firms don't like complainers." Well no *&^% shirlock. No one likes a complainer, but one complaint doesn't make you a complainer. Anyone who lives there entire life without voicing a single complaint is either mute or brain dead. I especially like the "don't brag about your accomplishments, because I can brag more than you can." That makes tons of sense. Actaully, it doesn't make any sense because she wasn't bragging in the first place, but only providing evidence towards the fact that she is a hard worker.
The fact is your dad complained, partners in law firms hate complainers. More writing advice "about about" will not get you on any journal. Also starting a sentence with "And" is a sign of bad writing skills. You obviously go to a t4 or non aba law school, and should give up trying to write onto a journal, you lack basic writing skills. Also working in a law firm before law school is viewed by most partners as a NEGATIVE. If you do not believe me read anonymous lawyers blog. Paralegals carry a bad stigma with them for there entire career.
The fact is your dad complained, and partners in law firms hate complainers (How are these two clauses logically connected? Is her dad trying to get a job at a law firm?). More writing advice (You haven't given any writing advice yet so this can't be "more" writing advice. You were also missing a verb, e.g. "writing 'about about'...")Repeating words, such as when you wrote "about about", will not get you on any journal(poor phrasing - see below). Also, starting a sentence with "And" is a sign of bad writing skills. You obviously(If you need to use an adverb like "obviously," your conclusion is most likely not obvious) Your poor writing shows that you must go to a t4 or non aba4th tier or a non A.B.A. accredited law school, and should give up trying to write onto a journal, because you lack basic writing skills(If her poor writing is typical of her school, then shouldn't it suffice to write onto a journal at that school?). Also(repetetive)Moreover, working in a law firm before attending law school is viewed, by most partners, as a NEGATIVE. If you do not believe me read anonymous lawyers blog (how many anonymous lawyers contribute to this blog and where are we supposed to find it?). Paralegals(You seem to be assuming she was a paralegal) carry a bad stigma (redundant - there are no good stigmas) with them for theretheir entire career.