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post #16 of 34
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I never took one silly/worthless elective in law school. My final semester has consisted of bar classes and classes that will apply to my job upon graduation. People keep saying that the "real world" is so much tougher. That's fine - I've worked the past two summers doing real work and I enjoyed it exponentially more than school.

I'm not worried about the bar - everyone takes it and my school has a good bar passage rate. I'm taking BarBri and I have a good schedule set up.

I'm just glad to check another thing off the list: school. 3 years of school is more tiresome than 2 months of studying for the bar.
post #17 of 34
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They really need to teach the basics the first year, more basics the second combined with mandatory real world internship/clerking/pro bono, and then Bar prep the third. Electives in law school are damn near worthless.

Disagree, if your school has good choices.

If we say the upper level 'basics' are the bar courses (evidence, family law, business associations/organizations, UCC, etc), then Income Tax, Corporate and/or Personal Bankruptcy, trial & appellate & transactional practice are upper level electives. Upper level writing classes are also useful too, even if no one takes them. So right there is nearly enough classes for the entire 2L year.

Then you have classes like Securities, Corporate Tax, Wills Trusts & Estates (that might be two separate classes at some schools) which are either useless to most graduates or 100% required for others (even if no one takes them).

Law students would be well-served to learn how to read a balance sheet too; because either their clients will have balance sheet concerns or they will be trying to make sure their own firm/practice/partnership stays solvent.

Of course, there is also Animal Law . . .
post #18 of 34
I'm looking forward to Law & Literature myself.
post #19 of 34
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I'm just glad to check another thing off the list: school. 3 years of school is more tiresome than 2 months of studying for the bar.
Congrats, and all the best to you.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by IUtoSLU View Post
I never took one silly/worthless elective in law school. My final semester has consisted of bar classes and classes that will apply to my job upon graduation. People keep saying that the "real world" is so much tougher. That's fine - I've worked the past two summers doing real work and I enjoyed it exponentially more than school.
I definitely agree- I'm working in a general practice doing real stuff and it's WAY easier AND funner than all the petty, panic-stricken research and book-worming you have to do in law school.

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I'm not worried about the bar - everyone takes it and my school has a good bar passage rate. I'm taking BarBri and I have a good schedule set up.

I'm just glad to check another thing off the list: school. 3 years of school is more tiresome than 2 months of studying for the bar.
Ehhhh, be very careful. If you're at a top school and are a good student, don't worry about it... but if you're at a mid-tier school and a mediocre student (like me), all sorts of surprises can happen (ahem, like passing all of the substantive bar exam but failing the 2 hour ethics portion at the end by 1 point, and then be subject to an appeals process, ahem). Mind you I started studying a couple hours every day for FOUR FRICK'n MONTHS before I even started barbri's 8 week program, so again, be very careful.
post #21 of 34
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Thankfully, I already passed the ethics portion:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=mpre
post #22 of 34
^ah, good then. Be thankful you're not in my retarded state- we have to take the ethics with the substantive bar, so if you fail it you gotta wait 6 months for the second results...
post #23 of 34
Congratulations, and good luck. I hope to never have to take another bar exam again, hopefully you only have to take it once as well!
post #24 of 34
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Anyone else taking their last final - whether it be for this semester or forever?
I have about 50 more pages to write before I'm officially unemployed (otherwise known as this coming Friday). Not entirely sure if that agrees with the employment subfocus of this thread.
post #25 of 34
I hope you lawyers pay attention in your ethics classes. All the lawyers I know seem to have missed the memo.
post #26 of 34
^ I'm guessing you don't have any idea what you're talking about.
post #27 of 34
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I hope you lawyers pay attention in your ethics classes. All the lawyers I know seem to have missed the memo.

Let's hear a story.
post #28 of 34
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FYI - UPDATE:

I finished my last final. Cheers! Many cocktails are soon to follow!
post #29 of 34
Grats!
post #30 of 34
You are celebrating your last final exam but you haven't taken the bar yet. Hmmmmmm

GET READY FOR THE WORST FINAL EXAM OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!
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