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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
with school that is. I've just left my last class in law school.
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Congratulations. I hate to rain on your parade, but it's not over until you write your last exam.
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
Haha...I accept my faith as a slave to the corporate bosses, at least for a couple of years. They will have my body, but they'll never take my soul.
Oh, they will. First they break your body, then they break your mind. Then, if you're lucky, they make you one of them.
post #17 of 36
^ Lol. I thought the "it's not over until you write your last exam" was pretty decent advice.
post #18 of 36
I remember my years in school as the best years of my life. I guess it is very different in US.
post #19 of 36
I'm almost done as well... one more week of school before I finish my MBA!

One final and one last presentation to go and that's it.

Then, who knows what comes next.
post #20 of 36
Not be a downer or anything, but when you're stuck in a warehouse in New Jersey at midnight looking through boxes of documents, you'll look upon law school as the "good old days."

Oh, congratulations.
post #21 of 36
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Not be a downer or anything, but when you're stuck in a warehouse in New Jersey at midnight looking through boxes of documents, you'll look upon law school as the "good old days."

Oh, congratulations.

Seriously why do so many people go in to law...I am considering leaving my small firm going after a state court clerkship or lawyers for the public interest job. The way I see it you have four major factors which are in no particular order 1. self fullfilment 2. money 3. quality of life (i.e. time) 4. future career goals. If you are doing the tast mentioned above for a big firm you will at least have the money and set yourself up for a future job elsewhere. Pub interest might have it all except for the money. Still I find many lawyers, including myself who seem to find none of the four. Granted I am as green as can be and hope that this is a temporary dark period exacerbated by nerves/financial pressure but I am finding more and more people leaving the law all together. There should really be a lot more guidance for young people who are thinking about law school. Simply being book smart is not enough to make such a monumental decision.

Shifting focus...to all recent grads...its quite an accomplishment and your degrees will hopefully open many doors for you. Use them wisely.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz View Post
I remember my years in school as the best years of my life. I guess it is very different in US.

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Not be a downer or anything, but when you're stuck in a warehouse in New Jersey at midnight looking through boxes of documents, you'll look upon law school as the "good old days."

Oh, congratulations.

Congrats DnW, but ain't the above the truth. I certainly look back at my law school days as the "good old days." After the fourth weekend working in a row and realizing that even though it's almost summer, you still haven't been outside during daylight hours other than to walk across the street to grab a sandwich at lunch, all of a sudden, law school, and especially college, aren't so bad.
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
My whole trick is to break my life into chewable chunks. I'd go insane if I get stuck doing the same thing for more than a couple of years.

You see, there is my problem. Unless I am willing to greatly change my lifestyle, I am at the top of my game. No higher office to go to now. So career/money wise, unless I am willing to do things I do not want to do, like go to a huge company and take a job that will no doubt entail significant travel to multiple SBUs, the best thing that can happen to me is to stay put for the next 15 years.

It is daunting.
post #24 of 36
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You see, there is my problem. Unless I am willing to greatly change my lifestyle, I am at the top of my game. No higher office to go to now. So career/money wise, unless I am willing to do things I do not want to do, like go to a huge company and take a job that will no doubt entail significant travel to multiple SBUs, the best thing that can happen to me is to stay put for the next 15 years.

It is daunting.

You should start your own business (or go work for a startup). Fuck the golden handcuffs. Waiting for retirement is no way to spend the rest of your professional career.
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
You see, there is my problem. Unless I am willing to greatly change my lifestyle, I am at the top of my game. No higher office to go to now. So career/money wise, unless I am willing to do things I do not want to do, like go to a huge company and take a job that will no doubt entail significant travel to multiple SBUs, the best thing that can happen to me is to stay put for the next 15 years.

It is daunting.

Pff-f-f, that I can fix: Start drinking.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
Congrats DnW, but ain't the above the truth. I certainly look back at my law school days as the "good old days." After the fourth weekend working in a row and realizing that even though it's almost summer, you still haven't been outside during daylight hours other than to walk across the street to grab a sandwich at lunch, all of a sudden, law school, and especially college, aren't so bad.

I think all of us law-talking guys have war stories. Thus, I'm not going to weigh in and get into an e-misery measuring contest. Law school was not quite a walk in the park, nor, for me, a walk to Rubinacci... However, enjoy your free time, take time after the bar to enjoy life, take time to make memories of things you love before you slip on teh handcuffs.
post #27 of 36
congratulations
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
You should start your own business (or go work for a startup). Fuck the golden handcuffs. Waiting for retirement is no way to spend the rest of your professional career.

But again EL, if I take off the handcuffs, one of two things will happen. Either my income will get cut or to get a higher income, I would have to go to work for a larger P&L sheet, either of which would probably mean a rather signifcant change in my lifestyle. I am of the firm belief work is actually just that: work. Labor. A burden. I find my personal satisfaction in the rest of my life.

Once I am set up that I actually could stop working, I will probably go do some things, for compensation, that I actually enjoy. I just need to feather the nest for the next 1.5 decades. I grew up very, very poor. I will take the job I rather dislike in exchange for a high level of financial comfort and security that I enjoy. Growing up dirt poor gets your head in the right place about work IMO. I know it sounds rather dour, but what can I say?
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
You see, there is my problem. Unless I am willing to greatly change my lifestyle, I am at the top of my game. No higher office to go to now. So career/money wise, unless I am willing to do things I do not want to do, like go to a huge company and take a job that will no doubt entail significant travel to multiple SBUs, the best thing that can happen to me is to stay put for the next 15 years.

It is daunting.

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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
You should start your own business (or go work for a startup). Fuck the golden handcuffs. Waiting for retirement is no way to spend the rest of your professional career.

+1 to giving the golden handcuff my middle finger. My problem is that I don't like working for the man. I reckon I'll have to work for a while to build contacts and experience. After that, I'll be hanging my own shingles. It's not going to be a pure law shop, but probably a combination of law and business. I haven't quite formulate what it's going to be exactly, but I know I ain't working for the man forever.

If you're comfortable doing what you're doing, more power to you, my man.
post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
with school that is. I've just left my last class in law school.

Who else is graduating?


Woot!!! Now you can get a real job after all those years of expensive-ass education.

I graduated, enjoyed a summer of beautiful freedom, and then promptly signed up for another 8 years.
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