Showing posts with label Law School. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Law School. Show all posts

Sunday, March 23, 2014

10 Things To Know Before Starting Law School


1. Law school is not graduate school.
Ever felt like taking a walk down memory-lane? Well, you’re in luck because the law school experience has more in common with middle school than it does with other graduate programs. On the first day, you enter the building like you own the place. You naively think you already understand the true meaning of life. And then very quickly you discover that you’re actually just an awkward and lowly 6th grader all over again. Thank goodness you can drink this time!

2. Be nice to everyone, and be careful with whom you trust.

Unfortunately, a large group of wannabe lawyers necessarily leads to some vicious drama (like I said, welcome back to your middle school cafeteria). And since gossip spreads like wildfire, everyone in your class will know whether you have a good or bad reputation by the end of the first semester.

3. There will be some reshuffling of friend groups several months into the semester.

Bonds made during orientation will weaken, and you’ll eventually figure out where you fit in. Don’t feel bad when you realize you’re not going to be lifelong BFFs with the person you thought was your soul-twin. It happens to most everyone considering how much time you will end up spending getting to know your classmates.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mom makes son, 13, sign 18 terms and conditions before giving him an iPhone

“I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it,” she wrote at the start of the list.
  1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?
  2. I will always know the password.
  3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad”. Not ever.
  4. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30pm every school night & every weekend night at 9:00pm. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30am. If you would not make a call to someone’s land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.
  5. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It’s a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.
  6. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.

The Nature of Ambition ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

“Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.”

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Leave of Absence From Law School

                              03 December 2012

Dean, College of Law
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Sta Mesa, Manila


This is to inform you that, I, Jocelle Osana G. Dela Cruz, a freshman student from LLB 1-6 of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, College of Law, Sta. Mesa, Manila have successfully accomplished the First Semester of Academic year 2012-2013.

I handled to survive the 1st semester despite all the circumstances I faced along the way, however, due to our family's financial problem, I will not be able to enroll for the 2nd semester which is a very painful decision on my part since going to law school and the stress it brings have been part of my daily routine.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Letter for Upcoming Law Students

Hello prospective law students. ,  you and I have something in common. We have all made a poor life decision, the decision to attend law school. But unlike you, I, as a 3L, am too close to the end to rectify my situation, but you all are not. Come Monday, you will step foot into this building and you will officially become a law student. If I were you, I would do some heavy soul searching this weekend and decide if you really want to do that. Take it from me, you do not.

But if you must see for yourself, I suggest you just come to class for two weeks and see how you like it. You can still get a full tuition refund after two weeks. Treat those two weeks as a test drive. You can do the reading for classes if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it. If you are called on, just tell the professor you are taking a test drive. After all, no one expects you to put gas in a car during a test drive. But give it two weeks, and if you really want to be here...well, don't say I didn't warn you.

Monday, June 18, 2012

You Don't Want To Hear This But You Should

Do you believe in irony? Well, I have been working as an attorney for a few months now and I really like my work. I am lucky to have such a great job. The sad part is, though, I am lucky to have any job at all.

The legal market is much tougher out there than law students expect. My conclusion is that career services aren't just useless, they're largely pointless because there simply aren't enough jobs out there for all law school graduates.

Here are your options as an upcoming law grad:

1) Big firm: You already know how these work. Either go to a great school or graduate at the top of your class. Otherwise, they're not an option.

She is now an Official Law Student ... noob !

Yesterday was my first day in Law School and God knows how nervous I was.
I looked like a total jerk roaming around the building not knowing where I'm heading to.
Luckily, I get reach my destination in a flash so I sat on the center table near my classroom and interview some Law Students .. The Buzz !
They are sophomores so I supposed they can give me some tips on how to survive (Zombie Apocalypse?) .
They were very generous in giving pieces of advice but they emphasized these things :
Study hard ! Never be absent ! and have the guts !
Weew ! I don't know if I should take it positively or not ..
It seems like they were trying to scare the s#%t out of me !
Anyway , thanks to them . It helped past time ^^

Welcome Freshmen ??
Welcome to Hell ?
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