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Old 12-10-2008, 01:22 AM   #51
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How does law school in terms of difficult compare to say an engineering major if any of you went the engineering -> law school route (im in Chem E)
I was a physics major in college and found college to be much more challenging. I think having a science background helped me focus on the black letter law and ignore the masturbatory stuff that professors drone on about in class but don't test you on.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:47 AM   #52
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if your a chem-e, law school is going to be pretty easy
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:13 AM   #53
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this contracts question is driving me mad. grrr.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:27 AM   #54
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Manupod, your whining is music to my ears. Country music, and you know that the GodJr doesn't get down with country music!
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:15 PM   #55
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whining? i just said it's driving me mad. also i am 100% against take home exams in the future. have 2 weeks to do something is just dumb.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:41 PM   #56
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Just had a Civ Pro final yesterday, Contracts Friday and I'm done.

Poker til my eyes bleed soon.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:29 PM   #57
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Studying for 2L finals is lame. It is a lot tougher finding motivation to study in 2L year--everything matters less.
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #58
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how much money will you guys make after law school? How much will you go into debt?
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:15 PM   #59
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how much money will you guys make after law school? How much will you go into debt?
I start next year at 160K plus bonus, which is pretty standard for big law firms. I'll have about $130K in law school debt.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:21 PM   #60
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Congrats wstaffor.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #61
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Thanks. Now I just need law school to be over. So tired of school.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:04 PM   #62
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off-topic, but did any of you decide between law school and b-school?
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #63
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off-topic, but did any of you decide between law school and b-school?
Not me, didn't want to work first.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:10 AM   #64
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I'm thinking I may want to do a joint jd/mba a few years down the line instead of waiting a year and applying to law school. most schools (or at least the ones i've checked) require you to apply and be admitted to their law school and b-school separately it seems.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:34 AM   #65
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how much money will you guys make after law school? How much will you go into debt?
75k in law school debt, including 50k that i took out to fund a private venture.

120k that i owe my parents.

have been working for three months, have paid off around 25k of loans.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:43 PM   #66
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bump for this is the law school thread..
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:21 AM   #67
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #68
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****, I keep trying to turn the NBA Season Thread into a law school thread but people yell at me for it. Apparently you can teach Torts at Tulane without knowing what res ipsa loquitur means.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:37 AM   #69
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I'm in a seminar...last 2 classes are people "presenting" their 15-30 page papers.

During every single presentation, prof is clearly checking/sending personal emails on his blackberry...how bad is this?
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #70
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was there a diaroma component as well?

wtf at presenting a paper.

probably just thought "welp heres two less classes i have to come up with a lecture"

i had an undergrad professor that assigned a small group to present each class' material.

pretty sure dude didn't speak after like the third week.

brilliant move on his part.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:57 AM   #71
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The bad thing about presentations was having to do them like 3 weeks before the actual paper was due (i.e. 2 weeks before I was actually planning on starting work on the paper). I think for my Coastal Law class I found some pictures of marshes and ospreys and stuff and made an outline pretty much lifted directly from epa.gov and turned it into a powerpoint.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:03 PM   #72
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best hang over ever

(last final was yesterday)
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #73
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That's what SHE said
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:10 PM   #74
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About the Christmas lights the neighbor put up
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:15 AM   #75
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Random thoughts about first semester:

-Shoulda just taken a year off and done anything else. I don’t hate it, but I just feel like I wasted a chance at having some fun before putting myself in a 120k hole.

-It’s mad cliquey. Everyone’s way into their study group/activity group and if you didn’t meet someone during the first couple weeks you’re not really meeting anyone after that. This probably annoys me because I feel like I have a bunch of sorta friends and only like two real good ones.

-I despise the words “dispositive” and “merits” and the phrase “the case turns on”. Any question answered has about a 90% chance of having one of those in there.

-Always hated people talking about how behind they were and how little reading they’ve done and in law school this is magnified about 1000x.

-Going out to dinner/drinks with your professors is sweet, but all of them pretty much seem to go through a couple set questions for each person there then have to run because they’re oh so busy.

-Finals suck. I swear I got a crap draw on profs with respect to what kind of tests they write. All the other contracts classes are asking about UCC 2-207 and restatement standards and our test is some 7 page long hypo where every party would get screwed by enforcing their contracts and screwed if they didn’t. 8hr take home and I just sat there for like 6 of them, ugh.
1/3rd the civpro test was basically asking about whether specific rules were constitutional or not. What the hell are you supposed to write for that?

Guess it’s time to start looking for a summer job. I haven’t done jack yet so I guess a Biglaw-ish type job is out.

Any of you guys done judicial internships? I’ve heard some mixed things from a couple TAs who did them but it sounds pretty interesting and it looks like the demand>applications and I could pick a good location.

Any other cool ideas? I’m thinking of at least asking one professor if he needs a research assistant for the summer.
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