A Breed Of Their Own: Law School Classmates

Almost immediately we became best of friends because we all had one goal: To pass the bar. Those two will always hold a special place in my heart. In Minnesota, you find out that you passed if your number is on the list posted online. If it’s not there, you didn’t pass. The day results came out, after I checked to see if my number was there, I checked theirs. We all passed. I forever think of them as the ones in the trenches with me.
Is there anyone normal?
Don’t get me wrong, not all people that attend law school are evil. They are just a different breed. I’m not the only one that feels this way so I know that there are other “normal” people that have made it through. In fact, my best friend from DC who I met years after law school had attended an Ivy League school and had the same experience I did. She also wasn’t a fan of 95% of her classmates but we’re both lawyers and are best of friends.
The point being, prepare yourself for the environment that you are in and mentally prepare yourself for only relying on yourself.
Cecilia Retelle is the co-founder & chief operating officer of goranku.com, a discovery engine for online degrees from traditional (or non-profit) universities. The startup is funded by Mark Cuban. She has a law degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Her previous posts on TippingTheScales.com:
Was My JD Worth It? How Did I Even Get Here?
Yinged When I Should Have Yanged
After Failing The Bar, A Crisis of Confidence But Also Redemption
A Class That Changed The Trajectory Of Her Life Forever

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