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Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School

Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« on: October 29, 2008, 04:42:59 PM »
Before you go to law school, realize that it is not easy.  It is not kindergarden; there is no finger painting.  In fact, it may be the opposite of easy: it may be hard

Every night, I have lots of reading to do.  Most of this reading is very dense; some would even argue that it's intentionally obfuscating because judges can't write for *&^% unless they're Kozinski, who's the f-ing man -- and there are a few other good writers on the 9th circuit, actually (see: Christian v. Mattel).  Sometimes, I have to read as many as thirty, if not fifty, pages.  In one night! 

Law school, as you know, is graded on a curve, which means that you're graded against your classmates.  They all study really really hard.  Some people stay hours in the library.  A few memorize a bunch of FRCP rules, which are also not easy.

Anyway, be sure you know what you're getting into.

Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 04:54:37 PM »
I just read an opinion from the ninth circuit by Milan Smith.  Thought it was pretty well written.

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 07:56:17 PM »
1L at Chicago?

Read the sign -------->  "No Whining"

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 09:32:43 PM »
You went to a Top Ten law school and are whiny about how hard it is?

Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 09:38:52 PM »
Not trying to jump on the "attack" bandwagon or anything, but just to clarify, you were the poster who was crying in the bathroom at orientation, right?

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 09:49:29 PM »
Am I the only one who thought there was an air of sarcasm in the OP?  I thought it was supposed to be funny.

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 10:33:04 PM »
Fail.

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 11:06:06 PM »
some would even argue that it's intentionally obfuscating because judges can't write for *&^% unless they're Kozinski, who's the f-ing man

I'm surprised you aren't singing the praises of your 7th Cir. brethren.  I think Easterbrook may be the best stylist among currently sitting judges I've read.

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Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 11:17:03 PM »
waste of time

Re: Just a Heads-Up: Law School Isn't Fun School
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2008, 11:20:52 PM »
Wally?  Wallace Stevens?  Is that you?