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Last Final Exam Ever (hopefully)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by IUtoSLU, May 6, 2010.

  1. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    On Saturday morning I am taking (hopefully) the last final exam of my life. The class: Employment discrimination.

    I am sooooo excited to be finished. Although I will be relieved, I will have to immediately go back to work part time while I study for the bar exam. And although my life may be just as busy as ever, I will be glad to have school finished.

    Anyone else taking their last final - whether it be for this semester or forever?
     
  2. bluemagic

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  3. dragon8

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    Congrats and good luck on the bar exam.
     
  4. cocteau-yorke

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    oh you'll miss exams... they're way better than work![​IMG]
     
  5. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    oh you'll miss exams... they're way better than work![​IMG]

    I didn't miss exams when I worked full time over the summers. I understand that being a full-blown associate is different, but I sure will enjoy getting paid!
     
  6. Svenn

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    I graduated early (last december), and took the bar in feb... take it from me, what you've seen in law school is nothing compared to what is about to befall you. I learned vastly more in the 6 weeks of bar prep than in 3 years of law school. Why in the name of all that is merciful they don't let you spend your 3L year just prepping for the bar is beyond me... the whole system is backwards. Your days of schooling could be far from over... if you fail the bar your first try you got another year of studying ahead of you.
     
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    I did my last ever (unofficial grades in) last Tuesday. An Employment class too.
     
  8. REguy

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    Congrats on being finished. I just sat through my last grad school class today. Now I just have an 80 page thesis to finish and I'm officially done with school forever! I never expected to go back for a master's degree, but I know I'll never come back for my PhD. While it feels great to be done, I have to admit being back in school has felt pretty comfortable. The real world isn't looking too fondly on someone with a newly minted master's degree in real estate development [​IMG]
     
  9. Japzhe

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    Hey RE Guy,

    I was wondering if I could ask you a view questions about your background and master's in real estate? I am currently undergraduate junior figuring things out and would appreciate the opportunity to ask you a few questions.
     
  10. legit

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    I have my last one next Thursday! A silly math elective, and then I'll be an engineer or such.
     
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    I graduated early (last december), and took the bar in feb... take it from me, what you've seen in law school is nothing compared to what is about to befall you. I learned vastly more in the 6 weeks of bar prep than in 3 years of law school. Why in the name of all that is merciful they don't let you spend your 3L year just prepping for the bar is beyond me... the whole system is backwards. Your days of schooling could be far from over... if you fail the bar your first try you got another year of studying ahead of you.

    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.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    Congrats on finishing up. Now the real exams start: career life.
     
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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 completely eliminate the third. Electives in law school are an excuse to gouge students out of money.
    FTFY
     
  14. Ataturk

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    The bar exam is bigger, but it shouldn't be more stressful. If you pass, you pass--there's no grades, no ranks, no real competition. Look at the bar passage rates. If you study enough you will pass. Don't get too stressed out about it.

    FWIW I worked full time right after I graduated, took two weeks off to cram for the bar, and still passed easily. You don't need a whole year to prepare for it.
     
  15. Ataturk

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    FTFY

    Yeah, I really loved paying the law school for the privilege of working for free at an internship during my last year, didn' you guys?
     
  16. IUtoSLU

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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.
     
  17. crazyquik

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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 . . .
     
  18. bluemagic

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    I'm looking forward to Law & Literature myself.
     
  19. JayJay

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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.
     
  20. Svenn

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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 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.

    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.
     

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