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Do these things happen in law school?
« on: June 29, 2009, 04:58:32 PM »
This may just be my personal experience, but I've come across many people like these when I was in college. So I was just wondering if its likely for me to still see these things in law school...

1. 'I-am-too-smart-for-this class/school' kids in class who always interrupts the class by 'participating too much'(often talking nonsense)

2. Drunk people(usually asleep) in class (I once belonged to this category, meh  :P)

3. Macho dudes demonstrating their manliness by engaging in public fist-fighting

4. People wearing pajamas/underwears to class

5.People who literally lives inside of the library and the frustrated librarian lady

6. The ones that never show up in class but still manages to get by

7. Your neighbor who always seems to be high

8. Porn-watchers in the library

just curious  ::)


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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 05:35:01 PM »
Yes to 1 & 5. The others occur, but not so much as in undergrad. College was definitely more fun.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 05:59:28 PM »
I've personally seen 1,4, and 5.

The 'brilliant' morons are called 'gunners' in law school (though some gunners are genuinely trying to learn something), and they are the worst.  They tend to slow class lectures down to a ridiculous crawl that can be unbearable.  This tends to be the worst at the beginning and end of the semester.

Drunk people run a real risk of being called on, so they usually just skip that day.  Unlike college, every student gets called on at least once in law school, and usually when they least expect it.  Some folks get called on a lot more than that.  If you show up to class, you have to be prepared for some rigorous explanation.  You'll see just how terrifying this can be first week.

Macho dudes fist fighting?  Never seen this in law school, though I almost had an argument come to blows (long, stupid story).  Cooler heads prevailed.  Physical violence can land you a one way ticket out of law school.

I was shocked when I saw students show up wearing pajama pants and flip-flops to class.  The profs called them out the first time, embarrassed and humiliated them, and it never happened again.

Some folks just prefer to study in the library (I am not one of them).  Some over-study in the library.  At my school, the library tends to be empty or insanely full.

Per ABA rules, you must attend at least 75% of your classes to write for the test, so you cannot blow off class too much.  It is impossible to never show up and still pass because you won't be allowed to take the final, which can be 100% of your grade.

Interestingly, people do get high in law school but are very careful to pretend they don't.  Most students that I found out smoked weed only smoked on weekends after all their work was done or didn't smoke any pot until after finals was over.  I knew a few students who smoked whenever they were done with their work for the day and one guy who smoked every night at 10pm because that was his hard ceiling for how late he was willing to work. 

I've never seen anyone watching porn in the library (or anywhere else for that matter).  Our network blocked anything close to a porn site.  I WAS watching Reno 911 (the movie) on my slingbox in an empty classroom once (I was waiting for class to start and had an hour to kill) and when the topless beach scene came on, I was tapped on the shoulder by one of my female classmates, who told me that she thought the movie was hilarious.  Embarrassed, I quickly shut it down.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 10:13:30 PM »
1, 5, 6, 7.  4 during exams.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 10:27:53 PM »
Pretty much everything on that list, except no. 3.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 10:44:06 PM »
Quote
1. 'I-am-too-smart-for-this class/school' kids in class who always interrupts the class by 'participating too much'(often talking nonsense)

2. Drunk people(usually asleep) in class (I once belonged to this category, meh  Tongue)

3. Macho dudes demonstrating their manliness by engaging in public fist-fighting

4. People wearing pajamas/underwears to class

5.People who literally lives inside of the library and the frustrated librarian lady

6. The ones that never show up in class but still manages to get by

7. Your neighbor who always seems to be high

8. Porn-watchers in the library
 

1. Yes, but it's not the rule.

2. Haven't seen it

3. Haven't seen it

4. Pajamas yes, underwear no

5. Yes, depending on how literally you construe literally

6. Yes. A good friend of mine never goes to class but was top 1/3.

7. Haven't seen any high people at school
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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 10:51:16 PM »
Quote
1. 'I-am-too-smart-for-this class/school' kids in class who always interrupts the class by 'participating too much'(often talking nonsense)

2. Drunk people(usually asleep) in class (I once belonged to this category, meh  Tongue)

3. Macho dudes demonstrating their manliness by engaging in public fist-fighting

4. People wearing pajamas/underwears to class

5.People who literally lives inside of the library and the frustrated librarian lady

6. The ones that never show up in class but still manages to get by

7. Your neighbor who always seems to be high

8. Porn-watchers in the library
 

1. Yes, but it's not the rule.

2. Haven't seen it

3. Haven't seen it

4. Pajamas yes, underwear no

5. Yes, depending on how literally you construe literally

6. Yes. A good friend of mine never goes to class but was top 1/3.

7. Haven't seen any high people at school

It's obvious that you watch porn in the library.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 03:15:46 AM »
So LS people are still human beings after all... lol

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 03:29:39 PM »
Once the gunners raise their hands I tend to check out the sports scores on my laptop.  Listening to them is usually insufferable and sometimes just confuses me more.

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Re: Do these things happen in law school?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 03:33:23 PM »
I hate people who participate in class not because they can't understand something, but because they DO understand it and want to bring up some random intelligent side point to the subject to show everybody.  There was this one kid who did that like every 5 minutes in Crim Law last semester and monopolized every class.  I was happy to find out that his grades are very median.  He was such a prick.