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Title: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 09, 2008, 11:20:11 PM
I don't know.  I guess I didn't expect everyone to be so taken.  I was just talking to a cute girl in my dorm an hour ago, and, toward the end of the conversation, she casually said, "Oh, yeah, and my boyfriend is coming up next week.  You'll probably meet him."  I had no idea she was taken.

I dunno what I was expecting, but anyone in the same boat?  Maybe I'll try to hit the UG circuit once the enormous pressure of excelling as a 1L subsides.  (like Winter Break or something.)
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on November 09, 2008, 11:51:51 PM
I'll make a post in this thread. That's it though.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: Katfid54 on November 10, 2008, 06:27:37 AM
I don't know.  I guess I didn't expect everyone to be so taken.  I was just talking to a cute girl in my dorm an hour ago, and, toward the end of the conversation, she casually said, "Oh, yeah, and my boyfriend is coming up next week.  You'll probably meet him."  I had no idea she was taken.

I dunno what I was expecting, but anyone in the same boat?  Maybe I'll try to hit the UG circuit once the enormous pressure of excelling as a 1L subsides.  (like Winter Break or something.)

Make out with her anyway.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: "That One" on November 10, 2008, 07:24:12 AM
I don't know where you're from, but where I'm from you are single until there is a ring on your finger.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: wcombs65 on November 10, 2008, 01:21:14 PM
Look at it as though you have more time than people in relationships to focus on your studies.  I'm having a hard time finding time to outline right now because I spend time with my girlfriend.  It's hard to balance the time.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: nealric on November 10, 2008, 01:41:29 PM
Theory: OP = Nervous T10 1L on ATL
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 02:06:08 PM
Theory: OP = Nervous T10 1L on ATL

Theory?

------------

My advice: STAY SINGLE.  At least until you graduate.

Why?

wcombs65: I think there are trade-offs and benefits.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: heartbreaker on November 10, 2008, 03:05:44 PM

This is likely the correct response :)  Girls love making up boyfriends in order to get out of a possibly uncomfortable situation lol

This is true.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 04:12:52 PM
Strong possibility that girl in OP only decided she had a boyfriend after talking to Another Chicago 1L for the first time. 

 :(

I guess we'll see next weekend, though she has FB pictures with this guy.

Law school is kind of a bummer all around.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 04:22:34 PM
Some days, I'm totally stressed out and frustrated.  Other days, I ride a wave of euphoria into the heart of the subject matter.  I think that's law school for you.  To slightly modify a Milton quote, "Law School is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven."
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 04:23:24 PM
Plus, I think it's possible to love it socially, but hate the school work.  Or thrive on the school work and fail to make friends. 
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: F. Mercury on November 10, 2008, 04:45:34 PM
why do you want to hit on girl in your class/dorm anyway.  the outside world is where the awesomeness is.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: "That One" on November 10, 2008, 06:20:22 PM
why do you want to hit on girl in your class/dorm anyway.  the outside world is where the awesomeness is.

TITCR...to deny yourself the opportunity to use the famous "I'm in law school line" on a young lady is a travesty of justice (that and most law school girls aren't that cute). 
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 06:49:49 PM
Options:
1. Focus on school and worry about relationships when you have more time
2. Non-law students
3. Date the girl that always flirts with you via your FB page. Wait, what?
(Note: I had to say it, but let me know if she is on here and you need me to ddub.)


Theory: OP = Nervous T10 1L on ATL

I thought the same, but go back and forth on this theory.  On one hand, I feel like he would use "T6" rather than "T10."  On the other hand, I feel like he would not want to disobey USNews current ranking of his school at 7.5.  Tough call.

ditto that. Seriously. ALWAYS leaving comments. not that I fb stalk you.
I mean...what?
who said that?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 06:53:12 PM
i wish i hadn't defriended wally on fb.

been a while
dennis = who?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 06:55:47 PM
oh, hi 'fused.

how come we were never fb friends?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:00:22 PM
oh, hi 'fused.

how come we were never fb friends?

because you didn't friend me.

I don't friend people.  ever.

fine, I'll friend you

Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:09:42 PM
hi hobbes

ew.
 

can we ask for the inside info on wally's fb wall chick?

(PS my 'tar is better than your 'tar, you know, tiger-wise)
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 07:17:56 PM
oh my god, wally, take a cue from dennis reynolds' erotic life and start dating cougars. or whatever.

but seriously, you're going fishing in new grad? sack up and play the field outside of hyde park. do not, repeat on RED ALERT, do not date u of c undergrads, unless you like girls with diaper fetishes.

I saw a very cute u of c undergrad on the bus yesterday.  A friend of mine said that she probably goes to Northwestern and is lost or something.

There are pretty cute girls at our law school, I think.  Most are taken.

Inside info on fb chick?  She lives in my dorm.  We're good friends.  She's dating some doofus with a beard.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 07:18:41 PM
hey, Hip: I'm going to be at Ida Noyes at 10.  You're totally invited.  Pitcher on me if you get down here.  I got a few other people going, too.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:19:09 PM
what?  huh?  what sort of thread is this?

this is wholly, absolutely, 185% untrue.  (possibly excepting the fact that the married guys usually bring the best lunches.)

Hey... I told you I can cook.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 07:23:11 PM
There are pretty cute girls at our law school, I think.  Most are taken.

This would be devastating for me. (I broke up with lady friend you met...)

Sorry to hear about that.  She was pretty cute.  But, hey, I totally applaud you for getting out of the U of C fishbowl.  And U of C law student has a certain cache, no?

They're definitely taken.  I went to a party at Regents hosted by what is, IMO, the cutest girl at our school.  Her boyfriend was an idiot.  Then again, you can try to break into the FL girls clique.  I think they're all single.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:25:31 PM
what?  huh?  what sort of thread is this?

this is wholly, absolutely, 185% untrue.  (possibly excepting the fact that the married guys usually bring the best lunches.)

Hey... I told you I can cook.

again, you've got it all backwards.  I'll be making the sandwiches; you'll be doing the studying.

Hobbes, check your pms. But I concede smarmyness.

reez, fine. I'm starving. where are you when I need you?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: botbot on November 10, 2008, 07:31:54 PM
I went to a party at Regents hosted by what is, IMO, the cutest girl at our school.  Her boyfriend was an idiot. 

She lives in my dorm.  We're good friends.  She's dating some doofus with a beard.

I love you so much it hurts.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:42:04 PM
yeah, I think not, R

Have you seen the chicks at my school? he-lloo nurse!
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 07:59:14 PM
yeah, I think not, R

Have you seen the chicks at my school? he-lloo nurse!

Good call.  We're generally nonorange out here.  Generally.

hahah I didn't mean stotan's nurse.

I meant... I dunno. pretty girls here
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 10, 2008, 08:00:41 PM
Are we facebook friends random?  I used a bunch of fake tanner to perfect the Jersey Guido look on Halloween... pretttty orange myself, still.

fb stalks reezy

::laughs:: nice halloween costume!
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: DonaldDarko on November 10, 2008, 08:14:25 PM
#1. There aren't that many hot girls in law school. We've all succumbed to the "law school hot" phenomenon. I've seen maybe five genuine 10s in the whole student body, and I'm sure some of them weren't actually law students and were just passing through the building.

#2. Don't be a loser. You don't want or need a girlfriend. Consider the advantage you have over your attached peers. No issues, no time wasted being flowery and lovey-dovey, no MONEY wasted on useless pacification of female needs...I could go on forever. Point is, law school, the beginning of your career...hell, if you ask me...LIFE...is no time to be attached.

#3. Undergrad chicks are (1) loose, (2) recently emancipated, (3) willing, and (4) wowed by fancy law students that may make $$$$ some day. Use this to your advantage, Poindexter.

#4. Why in Jeebus' name would you EVER want to get involved with a law school girl? They're incredibly needy and demanding. "Smart" women seem to be that way. On top of all of that, you'd have to see her every goddamn day. A man needs his space.

Loneliness and cheeseburgers law school are a dangerous mix. Venture forth into the world, or at least to an undergrad building, and spread your wings, grasshopper.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: Private David Lewis on November 10, 2008, 10:12:05 PM
I had a hard time following this thread over the past few pages.

Makes me more glad I chose CLS. 
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 10:49:53 PM
yeah, I think not, R

Have you seen the chicks at my school? he-lloo nurse!

Good call.  We're generally nonorange out here.  Generally.

There are a few orangey ones... strange I tell you :) 

Otherwise, I agree, the female half of our class is pretty attractive.  The male half on the other hand...  :-\

What's wrong with the male half?  Short?  Nerdy?  What's unattractive about them?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 10, 2008, 11:00:51 PM
are there actually hot girls at chicago law?  there aren't many here.

My take on it is that there are many cute girls, but few "hot" ones.  I was surprised, too.  That said, it's nothing in comparison to my undergrad.

If you're into intelligence and ambition, I guess it's also not bad.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: just some guy on November 11, 2008, 05:32:03 AM
Some days, I'm totally stressed out and frustrated.  Other days, I ride a wave of euphoria into the heart of the subject matter.  I think that's law school for you.  To slightly modify a Milton quote, "Law School is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven."

Hamlet. I forget who wrote it. Act two, scene two. Lines 238-245.

Best to avoid extremes. Plus the last line cited sort of fits the theme of the thread.

Oh, and a little Houseman for you. "Malt does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to man."

Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 11, 2008, 07:07:25 AM
FB GIRL IS TAKEN?!!!!!

I love Christian v. Mattel, too.  We read it for CivPro while discussing Rule 11.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: Katfid54 on November 11, 2008, 07:48:53 AM
This thread has spiraled completely out of control.

Wally, you need a good wingman.  Seriously.

Are you volunteering to be Goose to Wally's Maverick?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 11, 2008, 08:57:08 AM
What's wrong with the male half?  Short?  Nerdy?  What's unattractive about them?

Insecure, probably.

Doubt it.  Earning potential is good and everyone loves law students.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 11, 2008, 09:10:53 AM
FB GIRL IS TAKEN?!!!!!

I love Christian v. Mattel, too.  We read it for CivPro while discussing Rule 11.

we're really embarrassed about that. Seriously, kid, wtf?

(wally, we have the same civ pro text.)
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: ,.,.,.;.,.,. on November 11, 2008, 10:02:00 AM
is anybody in Barnett for Contracts?  case in there about a USC law student who makes top 10%, then sues when he isn't elected to order of coif, claiming promissory estoppel.  the promise of coif prestige induced him to do his homework, which was apparently detrimental to him personally.

and PC, seriously, meet you at the lecture on "The Pirate Code."  starts at 4.  that's EST.

 :D

My favorite case so far is Vaughn v. Menlove.  It's a reasonable person case in Torts.  The defendant builds a haystack next to a chimney and close to the plaintiff's land.  Although the plaintiff warns him of the danger inherent in the arrangement, the defendant does nothing, and, sure enough, the haystack catches fire and burns the plaintiff's cottages. 

The defense?  The defendant argues he "ought not to be responsible for the misfortune of not possessing the highest order of intelligence."
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: BearlyLegal on November 11, 2008, 01:36:37 PM
Ya. It really is. :(
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: papercranes on November 11, 2008, 05:46:08 PM
being a single girl in law school is pretty awesome, IMO. I had soup made for me today due to cold.
v. v. nice that american boys seem to cook.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: Katfid54 on November 12, 2008, 05:32:55 AM
I don't know.  I guess I didn't expect everyone to be so taken.  I was just talking to a cute girl in my dorm an hour ago, and, toward the end of the conversation, she casually said, "Oh, yeah, and my boyfriend is coming up next week.  You'll probably meet him."  I had no idea she was taken.

I dunno what I was expecting, but anyone in the same boat?  Maybe I'll try to hit the UG circuit once the enormous pressure of excelling as a 1L subsides.  (like Winter Break or something.)

Why is it I see this happening?

(http://irritationx.googlepages.com/BLOODANDTHUNDER.jpg)

Did you craete this?
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: Katfid54 on November 12, 2008, 08:09:22 AM
I don't know.  I guess I didn't expect everyone to be so taken.  I was just talking to a cute girl in my dorm an hour ago, and, toward the end of the conversation, she casually said, "Oh, yeah, and my boyfriend is coming up next week.  You'll probably meet him."  I had no idea she was taken.

I dunno what I was expecting, but anyone in the same boat?  Maybe I'll try to hit the UG circuit once the enormous pressure of excelling as a 1L subsides.  (like Winter Break or something.)

Why is it I see this happening?

(http://irritationx.googlepages.com/BLOODANDTHUNDER.jpg)

Did you craete this?

No, I can't take credit for the artwork, but the first post brought it so vividly back to my mind that I had to go and find it again, so I could share it with everyone.

As far as the lyrics: Linked for reference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=labytsb3gfI&feature=related), starting at about 2:15.

It was perfect.
Title: Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
Post by: potentprodigy on November 17, 2008, 04:13:27 PM
I hope this advice helps.  After first semester almost all relationship in law school end so you should have some opportunities if you really want to date another law student.  Happy fishing!