Quote from: Jolie Was Here on June 21, 2007, 08:55:25 AM(Bernie Goetz, btw, was the so-called subway vigilante who shot four black kids at point blank on the 2 train because they demanded he give them five dollars. You'll read all about it in Crim; some of us remember the case. ) 1. Most of the people at our school aren't from NYC.2. I knew about that, but I didn't know/remember his name. And I'm even probably a non-trad. At least, I'm older than everyone but Flyaway (of the people I've met so far).
(Bernie Goetz, btw, was the so-called subway vigilante who shot four black kids at point blank on the 2 train because they demanded he give them five dollars. You'll read all about it in Crim; some of us remember the case. )
It's so true. I was as nervous about the differences in age and experience as anything else when I started law school. Much to my surprise, it's a non-issue about 99% of the time. And I do mean a non-issue. I think that our resumes and maturity and experience all help when it comes time to get jobs, but it means remarkably little during 1L (at least at Michigan.) I mean, we're all neophytes when it comes to the experience of being law students. Even when something happened that would remind my Old friends and I of our (ahem) advanced ages, it was usually just amusing...like when no one else remembered Bernie Goetz.
People who talk about feeling old at 30 make me want to cry! I'm studying now to take the Sept. LSAT and hope to start law school (UH or STCL - another T4) in the Fall 2008 -- at the "you're-only-as-old-as-you-feel" age of 39.After a recent divorce, I decided that if I was going to have to start over I would do it in a big way. I've always wanted to be a lawyer and I determined that if I didn't go for it now, then I never would.And I will agree that as "older" people we can still party -- it just takes a little longer to recover than it used to!
My experience with the S and G board is that it isn't as highly vistied as the Pre-Law board. I posted a few things over there looking for advice from current students and got nothing. When I posted over here, with the same questions, I would get reponses from current students.Getting "crucified" for admitting you are going to a T4 school is something that is just going to happen on this board. Many posters are just straight up elitists and measure their worth as a person based on how much money they will end up making and where they went to school. However, they do have a valid point: going to a T4 school affects your chances of landing a "good" job coming out of school. If you are in a smaller market where the school you are going to is well respected, it isn't as big of a deal (since you want to stay in the area anyway). However, it is important to realize that you may be going into siginificant debt and you may not be able to get a salary which will help you pay off that debt. I assume this is why you want to transfer.So, I think if you have questions, you just have to take the good with the bad over here. This is the board where the action is. Just keep in mind that the majority of people who post on this board don't have the life experience you do and their perspective is just going to be different.