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10/13/10 5:43 PM
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What is the point of 3L?
10/13/10 6:40 PM
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break your spirit
10/13/10 6:43 PM
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Isn't that what 1L is for?
10/14/10 2:49 PM
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 yeah..cuz you already know all you need to know about being a lawyer after 2L
10/14/10 2:50 PM
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Does law school even teach lawyering?
10/14/10 6:24 PM
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 good point
10/15/10 7:30 AM
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Its an opportunity to learn. You should embrace it
10/15/10 8:26 AM
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Isn't having a legal job also an opportunity to learn?
10/15/10 9:37 AM
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 ok..in all seriousness..you dont learn a ton about being a lawyer in law school, but you do learn something...

for example, i took a securities regulation class in 3L that ended up helping me a lot..to this day, the policies I learned still help me understand the law...

should law school just be 2 years? perhaps, but i dont think 3 years hurts (other than your wallet)
10/15/10 11:55 AM
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So 3L is just an excuse to gouge more tuition?
10/15/10 12:23 PM
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pretty much.

if i did it over again, i might use it as an opportunity to find a part-time job at a firm to learn some real stuff before graduation.

might.
10/15/10 12:45 PM
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in reality, third year should be substantially devoted getting practical experience.

my third year was substantially devoted to writing papers for classes I didn't want to take.
10/15/10 1:33 PM
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Are there available part-time jobs at law firms?
10/15/10 1:40 PM
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419 - Are there available part-time jobs at law firms?

 smaller firms, yes
10/15/10 2:34 PM
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What if there are more law students than available part-time jobs?
10/15/10 6:38 PM
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then you're screwed and should have stayed at that job you had before you went to law school?

sorry, dude.

srsly, even if it's a volunteer position, practical experience should be useful.
10/15/10 6:47 PM
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I volunteered over the summer and enjoyed the experience so much that I didn't want to come back to school.
10/18/10 11:28 AM
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Man, it must be bad out there.

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/10/boston-college-3l-asks-for-his-money-back-hilarity-ensues/

http://eagleionline.com/2010/10/15/open-letter-to-interim-dean-brown/

Best of luck, all.
10/18/10 12:34 PM
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 yo xtina what are you up to these days
10/18/10 12:39 PM
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about to head out on my honeymoon, gonna be working for the state come nov.
10/18/10 2:55 PM
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 cool...congrats
10/18/10 3:21 PM
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thanks!
10/19/10 10:03 AM
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3L was the best year because I had a job so no stress there and I took the classes I wanted because I didn't care what went on my transcript anymore. Had some of my best classes 3L. Plus, second semester I only had to take 3 classes. All were on Tues/Thurs except for a seminar I never went so, so I got drunk a lot. Fri-Mon and Wed off and only took 2 classes on Tues/Thurs which were consecutive. It was awesome.
10/19/10 10:29 AM
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My firm hires academic year fellows btw. Paid too.
10/19/10 3:37 PM
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What is an academic year fellow?

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