I’ve heard some great advice about applying to law school, and I can’t say I’ve heard any wrong advice. I’ve applied to at least a few law schools, but I’ve had no desire to apply. I don’t want to be sitting in a classroom full of people with the same idea of what I want to do. I want to be on the other side of that wall — on the outside looking in.
Ive heard it as a rule that you shouldn’t apply to law school if you don’t have a track record, but Ive found that the people that make that rule are usually the ones who aren’t doing well at law school. Ive applied to other schools before, and Ive applied to law school before, and Ive applied to law school before. Ive applied to a few that werent doing well, and Ive applied to a few that were doing well.
And no matter what you do, it’s gonna be a whole lot of time.
I was actually going to put the previous sentence in the title and then the next sentence in the actual article, but I read over the article and I felt I should put it in the title if it makes anyone feel bad. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. That’s really just a matter of personal taste.
The truth is, we’re all just doing our best to figure out what we want to do with our lives. We’re all just trying to figure out what we think is important, because we realize that there is no one right answer. It’s all a matter of what you want to do with your life. Its the “shoulds” and “ought tos” that matter.
The thing that I find very interesting about life in general and being a new student in particular is that being a new student is just as stressful as going to law school. Not only are you learning the ropes and stuff, but there are other things you actually have to do. Going to law school is a lot like going to the dentist. You’re going to have to do a bunch of things that are just not pleasant.
We’re talking about the things students do that get them into big trouble. Its not that people are less likely to get into trouble than others, the point is that there are so many more things you have to do to get in trouble. And that includes things like not wanting to do homework, or not taking the time to read and study for an exam, or not making sure that you’re giving your best.
It’s kind of like that. We all have to do the things that get us into trouble. At the very least, we should try not to do things that don’t make us feel good.
It’s all about learning from your mistakes, and the biggest mistake that comes from any newbie is not understanding the lesson of a class. The biggest mistake that comes from any newbie is not knowing how to take the time to study, because if you do it right, and you don’t take it personally, youll end up with a C.
I was having dinner with my wife in college, and I thought I had met her on Facebook. I was going to email her my photo of her and share it with her, but she said she thought it was fun to keep her private photo of me alone for a few minutes. I ended up getting all sorts of flubs for her photos. I was never very good at sharing my photo with others.