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Thinking about law school? Read this.

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by DNW, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I'll pay you to drink (while you dance bottomless and occasionally shout "Teenie weenie shaky shaky!"). Is your weenie teenie enough for this position, though? I've got tons of resumes from the finest trannies in NYC already lined up, so you'd better bring it.

    Sorry, I am half black.

    You end up dealing with these assholes in all industries, not just service.

    True 'dat.
     
  2. aragoona

    aragoona Senior member

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    I'm in a small NYC firm and we have lawyers wanting to work for 8$/hour straight out of law school.
     
  3. Kyoung05

    Kyoung05 Senior member

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    I'm in a small NYC firm and we have lawyers wanting to work for 8$/hour straight out of law school.

    Dude, I know students who PAID to work during the summer, i.e. "externship for credit," which the school charges tuition for.
     
  4. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    Note the article is 2 years old.

    But still a good read, and advice that no one will heed.


    Yup, and things haven't gotten any better since then. Some 45,000 students just graduated this year, and moar are coming every year. [​IMG]
     
  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I'm in a small NYC firm and we have lawyers wanting to work for 8$/hour straight out of law school.

    Time to think about a new market?

    I know people who get paid more than that to make photocopies at small chicago firms...
     
  6. Agnacious

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    I have been reading about the imminent demise of the legal profession for 25 years. Sometimes I think it is perpetrated by the ABA to keep the marginal people out of the profession. I know tinfoil hat shit.
     
  7. intent

    intent Senior member

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    I'm about to graduate from law school. Can someone set me up with a $250k SF backup job?
     
  8. kwilkinson

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    I'm about to graduate from law school. Can someone set me up with a $250k SF backup job?

    Talk to MetroStyles. It won't be pleasant, but, money is money.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I have been reading about the imminent demise of the legal profession for 25 years. Sometimes I think it is perpetrated by the ABA to keep the marginal people out of the profession. I know tinfoil hat shit.

    From what I'm reading here, aren't most lawyers "marginal people"? Or is that, marginally people?
     
  10. oman

    oman Senior member

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    i think he means people who are on the fence about becoming lawyers
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    i think he means people who are on the fence about becoming lawyers
    Actually, what he means is the ABA uses this tactic to chase marginally performing people away from law. We all know this is wrong, however, as the legal profession is full of marginally performing people. Basically, just like most professions.
     
  12. magogian12345

    magogian12345 Senior member

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    Law School <--- Just say "no."
     
  13. Agnacious

    Agnacious Senior member

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    From what I'm reading here, aren't most lawyers "marginal people"? Or is that, marginally people?

    Well, that's not fair. There was a guy here once who appeared somewhat human. Oh no wait, I remember, that was my neighbors dog.

    i think he means people who are on the fence about becoming lawyers

    Sure those people, but over the fence a bit also. I think many become dissatisfied with their jobs and think law school is the answer without any real passion for the field. Why not discourage them from entering in the first place. With the expense of the education, monetarily and emotionally, most will not readily admit they have no real passion and find a job doing something in the law field.

    edit: my slow typing was overtaken with the correct meaning. (Piobaire)
     
  14. nerdykarim

    nerdykarim Senior member

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    Dude, I know students who PAID to work during the summer, i.e. "externship for credit," which the school charges tuition for.

    Yep. 2Ls at my school [UGA] are doing this. I can't believe it.
     
  15. z7f9q

    z7f9q Senior member

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    Yep. 2Ls at my school [UGA] are doing this. I can't believe it.

    That blows my mind. I've never heard of this in Canada.
     
  16. Kyoung05

    Kyoung05 Senior member

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    Yep. 2Ls at my school [UGA] are doing this. I can't believe it.
    Seriously, and it looks like it's becoming more commonplace/accepted. Look at this shit.... Jobless 1L and 2L Students Offered Program Modeled on Summer Jobs Students are basically paying $8,250 to work a fake job at school for the summer...WTF.
     
  17. lawyerdad

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    Actually, what he means is the ABA uses this tactic to chase marginally performing people away from law. We all know this is wrong, however, as the legal profession is full of marginally performing people. Basically, just like most professions.
    Pretty much what I was thinking.
    Law School <--- Just say "no."

    That's the great thing about SF -- plenty of people who know better than you what you want out of life, or at least what you should want.
     
  18. erdawe

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    Sp they're trapped by their descision to go to school in the current market, compounded by not finding opportunities for expereince? Leads one to feel compelled (falsely?) to try to &quot;improve&quot; their situation by paying for experience further. They're 'investing' in their future. It's quite the bizzare consumeristic idea.

    **I am not graduated, currently addenting, or planning to attend law school. So, I'd love for others to point out statement flaws here. I find thewhole thing interesting, and rather disconserting.
     
  19. v.freeman

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    If it isn't T14, it's a TTT.
     
  20. BBSLM

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    I have been reading about the imminent demise of the legal profession for 25 years. Sometimes I think it is perpetrated by the ABA to keep the marginal people out of the profession. I know tinfoil hat shit.

    What incentive would the ABA have to keep anyone out of the profession? Why wouldnt it just not accredit TTTs like Phoenix, Charleston, and just about every diploma mill outside of t50?
     

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