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  •  When I Worked In Documentary Research... (10+ / 0-)

    ...mostly for PBS-type projects, I could wear whatever the hell I wanted.

    Oh, what heaven.  I wore plenty of hooded sweatshirts, jeans, crappy sneakers.  I often neglected to shave for days and days and days, one of my favorite pastimes.

    Now, however, I'm going to law school next year.  While in school, I'm sure I can get away with the same thing.  When I'm done?

    Lord, what an idiot I am.

    When I was in grad school for history, there was one guy who wore a suit everyday.  We all thought he was a psychopath.

    Those were the tanglewood days indeed.

    •  heh (8+ / 0-)

      Don't count on the law school thing. As a first year, sure, sweats and jeans are all good. But I remember my second year I was wearing suits all the time for interviews, and then one semester I externed for a federal judge so I had to wear a suit everyday for that too.  Enjoy the comfort while you have it!

    •  LOL! (6+ / 0-)

      The guy WAS a psychopath!  Who would voluntarily wear a suit????  Congratulations on law school -- and yes, you can wear whatever the heck you want at law school . . . where are you going?  I am so thrilled that another good kossack is joining the Bar -- we need all the good folks we can get!!

      1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

      by noweasels on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 06:16:36 PM PDT

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      •  Undecided... (3+ / 0-)
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        tabbycat in tenn, noweasels, kath25

        ...I'm waiting on a couple Ivies that are stringing me along until the last minute, and most likely will end up deciding between Boston College and Boston University.  Fordham's in the mix too, they offered me a bit of a merit award, but even so it would be too expensive, I think.  Plus, I would prefer to work in Boston at the end of the day anyway, so the locals are having the edge.

        •  I got wait-listed EVERYWHERE (2+ / 0-)
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          kath25, dyrrachium

          they all talk amongst themselves, I think.  Boston would be great (and being local does help in the job market -- because there will be more grads there).  My brother went to Fordham!  He loved it and has had a fabulous career.  Be in touch: very proud of you!

          1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

          by noweasels on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 06:21:32 PM PDT

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          •  Thank You... (2+ / 0-)
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            KiaRioGrl79, kath25

            ...I've heard from many people that Fordham has a really nice atmosphere, a/k/a a profound lack of the stereotypical highstrung weirdo that some people (falsely?) think populate law schools.  And that's a big thing for me, since my time as an undergrad at McGill in Canada--a great school but with a very chilled out atmosphere--I need people who can, if you'll excuse my language, just calm the fuck down already.

            Luckily, Boston College also has that reputation, and is great for working in Boston.  Supposedly, they call it the "Disneyland of Law Schools" in terms of general atmosphere and collegiality.  Here's hoping, I go to their Open House tomorrow.

            The one that didn't string me along was Harvard.  They rather promptly told me to go fuck myself.  I hope they enjoy my 80 buck application fee!  They can buy themselves a nice cashmere sweater.

        •  Then stay in Boston (2+ / 0-)
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          kath25, dyrrachium

          Both good schools, both will place you well.  Just kick ass your first year.  It's worth having no life for one year for the benefits you derive thereafter.

          •  My Big Question Is... (3+ / 0-)
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            i love san fran, noweasels, kath25

            ...and I'll try to handle it as best I can, but how much harder is this going to be than grad school?  Is it going to blow it out of the water in terms of difficulty?  I mean, I had to do some very serious reserach on semi-tedious subjects.  Like intellectual history and social theory.  I suppose I'll find out in a few months.

            Sorry to have derailed the wardrobe talk.  I'll just say this, children of the 1980s: snap bracelets, snap bracelets, snap bracelets!  Especially in the boardroom.  I'm a rebel.

            •  First semester of first year (3+ / 0-)
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              CSI Bentonville, kath25, dyrrachium

              is an incredible amount of work . . . it's not necessarily "hard" -- it's just a HUGE amount of work . . . second semester of first year, you'll have a bit of the hang of it . . . second year is not as much work, but more intellectually challenging . . . third year is a pain in the ass.  You'll be totally fine.  :)

              1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

              by noweasels on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 06:50:05 PM PDT

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            •  It's tougher (4+ / 0-)
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              georgia10, noweasels, kath25, dyrrachium

              Because of the curve.  You're being evaluated not on absolute knowledge but command of the material relative to your peers, and it's usually on the basis of just one final exam per course.  Grueling as hell.

              •  As They Once Said In "Airplane"... (3+ / 0-)
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                noweasels, BachFan, kath25

                ..."Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

                •  You'll be fine! (4+ / 0-)

                  For reassurance, spend a day at any local court.  Observe the lawyers.  Observe what they say.  Recall that they all got through law school and passed the Bar exam (which we certainly will NOT discuss tonight).  Believe me, you'll be reassured.

                  1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

                  by noweasels on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 07:20:07 PM PDT

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                  •  To Be Honest... (2+ / 0-)
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                    sberel, kath25

                    ...I'm not too sure I'm going to be the "in court" sort of lawyer.  My father, for example, is not the "in court" sort of lawyer.  He's in real estate law.  I'm not sure that's gonna do it for me either, but who the hell knows at this point.

                    But, on the subject of fashion, I'll say this: I hold on to my favorite jeans so long that I can feel--spiritually as well as literally--when the slightest wrong move is going to open a hole in the knee the size of a football due to the paper thin denim.

                    Those are sad, sad days.

                    •  My brother NEVER goes to court. (2+ / 0-)
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                      georgia10, kath25

                      OK, he went once.  He said it gave him hives!  And all he was doing was sitting at counsel table!! He wasn't even talking! LOL!  I LOVE going to court, but I'm in-house now, which is GREAT, too.  No requirement that you EVER go to court, dyrrachium.   You really will be fine -- and there are so many of us here who will be happy to help out by e-mail and so forth. :)

                      1-20-09 The Darkness Ends "Where cruelty exists, law does not." ~ Alberto Mora.

                      by noweasels on Thu Mar 29, 2007 at 07:35:19 PM PDT

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                    •  My favorite jeans. An elegy. (3+ / 0-)
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                      georgia10, noweasels, dyrrachium

                      I had these jeans. I LOVED these jeans! They made me look hot and stylish. I wore them until the seams started to fray. And then one day, I leaped over a puddle of rain, and apart they came.

                      Luckily, I had a jacket to tie around my waist.

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