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Old 11-26-2008, 02:50 AM   #1
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Did anyone else vastly over-estimate the difficulty of law school. I do the reading required answer a few questions a week and its so standard..i thought id be stressed out and **** for the whole time but its really quite easy even with the minimum work
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:48 AM   #2
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what school?
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:56 AM   #3
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I think the difficulty of ANY school is largely overblown because the majority of the people either struggle with many of the concepts, or they are lazy when it comes to doing the actual work, so it seems tough when push comes to shove. I think Medical School is legitimately hard. Graduate programs at their culmination (theses and dissertations) are legitimately hard. Beyond that, regular classes in grad/business/law school really aren't that bad if you have a reasonable strategy for them, a decent work ethic, and the appropriate intelligence.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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werd.

just make sure you're in the top 1% so you can get a job in a couple years when the economy is further tanking.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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Lawyers don't get paid well because it's hard. They get paid well because it sucks really hard and is boring as hell.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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I can say without a doubt that, at least for me, law school takes infinitely less time/work than undergrad did.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:48 PM   #7
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that's right, INFINITELY BITCHES
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #8
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Did anyone else vastly over-estimate the difficulty of law school. I do the reading required answer a few questions a week and its so standard..i thought id be stressed out and **** for the whole time but its really quite easy even with the minimum work
have u taken a final or seen ur grades yet?
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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law school is easy, the hardest part about getting J.D. is getting in.

I guess in the US theres a ton of crappy schools so even that's easy.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #10
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have u taken a final or seen ur grades yet?
Indeed sir in 3rd semester
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #11
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Does comin from a professional school (pharmacy) help your chances when getting into law school? And if you wanted to practice a specific and more exclusive type of law (pharmaceutical law), would you go to a specific law school specializing in that or do you specialize later? Not really close to graduating but I may consider it later, theres only a handful of pharmaceutical lawyers in ontario (canada) so I guess I'd probably have to go to the states right?
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:59 PM   #12
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Indeed sir in 3rd semester
ah, in that case, ya LS is pretty easy.

LS takes up about the same amt of time as UG for me.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:34 AM   #13
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that's right, INFINITELY BITCHES
You always rain on my hyperbolic parade.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:17 PM   #14
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After not working that hard first semester and doing well, I spent most of law school playing cards, playing golf, and playing gin at the race track. Bar studying wasn't really that much different. I played golf 2-3 times a week in May and June and told myself I would stop playing in July and really focus, but I got a new driver towards the end of June and naturally had to break it in.

I'm doing the mentor program at my law school and am a pretty horrible match with my mentee, at least as far as our law school experiences. He's stressed about everything, spends 10 hours at the law school everyday (even early in the semester), had his outlines done weeks ago, reads everything assigned, and doesn't drink.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:05 AM   #15
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Did anyone else vastly over-estimate the difficulty of law school. I do the reading required answer a few questions a week and its so standard..i thought id be stressed out and **** for the whole time but its really quite easy even with the minimum work
this thread is useless without law school name dropping.

i'm sure florida coastal is pretty easy even for the 130 lsat folks.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:29 PM   #16
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lol ss
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:47 PM   #17
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After not working that hard first semester and doing well, I spent most of law school playing cards, playing golf, and playing gin at the race track. Bar studying wasn't really that much different. I played golf 2-3 times a week in May and June and told myself I would stop playing in July and really focus, but I got a new driver towards the end of June and naturally had to break it in.

I'm doing the mentor program at my law school and am a pretty horrible match with my mentee, at least as far as our law school experiences. He's stressed about everything, spends 10 hours at the law school everyday (even early in the semester), had his outlines done weeks ago, reads everything assigned, and doesn't drink.

LOL. I've signed up for the mentor/mentee program twice. Each year they've assigned me two people. I have yet to meet one of them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:51 PM   #18
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Also, I hereby designate this the official "Law School BS Chatter Thread" because the other thread is ungodly long and the title isn't right.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:20 PM   #19
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thought about writing up my advice/thoughts about the (CA) bar exam. I'm pretty sure no one would read it now, but it might come in handy for the 3Ls in May. anyone interested in this?
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:21 AM   #20
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I thought you took the NY exam?
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:26 AM   #21
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nope. went to school in NY, practicing in CA
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:11 AM   #22
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Also, I hereby designate this the official "Law School BS Chatter Thread" because the other thread is ungodly long and the title isn't right.
I thought the OOT December low content thread was the law school bs thread.

Also before I put Dschrmiedreu on ignore I was doing a pretty good job of derailing the NBA Season thread in SE into discussions about res ipsa loquitur and such, but we weren't able to reach critical mass there.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:08 AM   #23
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nope. went to school in NY, practicing in CA
what are you practicing for?
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:12 AM   #24
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thought about writing up my advice/thoughts about the (CA) bar exam. I'm pretty sure no one would read it now, but it might come in handy for the 3Ls in May. anyone interested in this?
Can you include the first months at a firm? Please go into detail about confidential client matters, proprietary info, etc.

I'd read both! (shocking, right?)


Thankfully the MA bar is a lot easier that the CA bar, but even still, whereas failure in past years meant embarrassment and taking it again while still working, not sure firms will bother keeping people around now.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:38 AM   #25
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thought about writing up my advice/thoughts about the (CA) bar exam. I'm pretty sure no one would read it now, but it might come in handy for the 3Ls in May. anyone interested in this?
how was taking another states bar?

did you do a bar prep class or just study on your own? if you did barprep, then do you think just getting the books from someone else would have been sufficient?

how much harder is the bar than the average law school final?

what was your study strategy, how many hours a day, etc.
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