The Incoming 1L

At times the contributors here at There’s No Competition are open to dispensing advice, however we are appropriately described as bitter. Post-1L year of law school has not done anything to change our attitude. I think we were once like this incoming 1L, wide eyed, busy tailed, and eager to learn. Not anymore. So Mr. Overeager “0L”, please don’t take this the wrong way, but if anyone had a blog like this, we would have proceeded with the ad hominen attacks in a similar manner. If nothing else you are getting free publicity and as they say, “even bad publicity is good publicity.” We wish you the best of luck, and hope to check up on your progress.


The Bitches at There’s No Competition

PS - Several other reasons for the excessive bitterness this week: grades came out and the dreaded “billable hours” requirements. See what you have to look forward to!

"Okay, this kid sent us an email asking if we would link to
his blog. He's an incoming 1L. Was anyone like that this time last year?"


  • Oh lord, that kid is in for a rude awakening in law school. Wait, he's "prepping?" Now, that just makes me want to stab him. "Law school is all about top 10%." Eh – it might be entertaining to read this thing as he realizes that he is fucked.
    By Larceny Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:23 PM

  • If he is hoping that an employer will read his blog one day and decide to employ him (yes folks, read his blog...that is his goal) then perhaps saying things like "On a lighter note, I have 3 weeks until I can QUITE my job" might be worth a quick proof-read.
    By Sandra Gay O’Connor at 6/08/2006 3:24 PM

  • Is anyone else imagining a skinny, quiet, dorky, pimpled and yet self-centered kid sitting at his laptop, nervously hoping that "please let me be good, I have to be at the top, please please please."
    By Larceny Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:26 PM

  • Definitely read his blawg and profile. He was in the navy for 8 years and has a 5-year-old son. He seems like the typical overachiever in for a rude awakening. We should link to his blawg only to see how he fares (the breakdown of the overeager 0L...). In the immortal words of Monty Python we should all tell him to: "Run away..."
    By Lance Ito at 6/08/2006 3:28 PM

  • Whadda ya wanna bet that he shows up for his first day of law school in a suit? My favorite blog quote from Mr. Overeager: "Does anyone have any questions about prepping for law school?" Seriously, what would you give me to email him some "tips”? 1. Bring KY – lots of it.
    By Sandra Gay O’Connor at 6/08/2006 3:29 PM

  • Think it would be inappropriate to leave various "anonymous" comments on his blawg (i.e. "Bring KY- lots of it")?
    By Lance Ito at 6/08/2006 3:35 PM

  • What the hell is Planet Law School II? WTF? Someone should tell him to prep all he needs to do is watch The Paper Chase and Legally Blonde – and that law school falls somewhere within those two.
    By Calculating Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:39 PM

  • And also – tell that fucker not to link to us. We don't need our shit all tainted. None of us needs to catch stupid.
    By Sandra Gay O’Connor at 6/08/2006 3:46 PM

  • I would also like to note that I don't even know who the fuck Atticus Falcon is. And what the fuck kind of name is that?
    By Larceny Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:47 PM

  • Check out his other blogs too..."Blawg Dawg"??????!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly.
    And BTW Larceny, "Atticus" is the name of the lawyer in "To Kill a Mockingbird" – you uncultured swine.
    By Sandra Gay O’Connor at 6/08/2006 3:48 PM

  • Good God, Sandra!! Aren't you a little salty today (even more so then usual). I think everybody else is going to be all pissy from all the comments on this topic (so I guess I'll add another).
    By Lance Ito at 6/08/2006 3:48 PM

  • That is Atticus Finch, not Atticus Falcon.
    By Calculating Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:50 PM

  • Well, Atticus can lick my tit, cause whatever he taught this kid about law school is bullshit. Now I'm uncultured swine.
    By Larceny Bitch at 6/08/2006 3:50 PM

  • And Larceny – don’t worry, you were uncultured swine before this – you come from Aurora. "Waynes World! Wayne's World! party time! excellent!"
    By Sandra Gay O’Connor at 6/08/2006 3:53 PM


dicta said...

hahaha you guys are awesome

The BLS said...

*wiping away tears of laughter*

Initially, I had planned to be pissed that this kid didn't want to link me to his page... but now I can see that being linked is probably not the best thing, having browsed his site.

the littlest tortfeasor said...

Fan. Tas. Tic.

The Namby Pamby said...

someone neuter him now.

Lance Ito said...

And we were considering not posting "The Incoming 1L" for fear of reprisal...

Calculating Bitch said...

It is kind of ironic, Lance, isn't it? I guess we could have left it unedited...

The Namby Pamby said...

this pre-lsat person seems to be cut from the same cloth as your 1L:

Calculating Bitch said...

Oh, god, Namby. They are starting way TOO early.

Her advice: Photocopy the practice test pages so you can go back and analyze your answers.

My advice, after having taken the LSAT: You can't study for it. Plus, learning logic games is not going to help you in law school.

Did we ever take ourselves this seriously?

the littlest tortfeasor said...

My advice for the LSAT would be: don't take it hungover. Or do, whatever. Nobody cares.

dicta said...

my advice for the lsat would be dont stay at a hampton inn the night before where they will only have an expensive room left and then when you order the wake up call for the morning they dont call. you know, hypothetically.

however, also hypothetically, you can ride their ass for a few months and get a full refund.

some guy said...

Hey, did anyone see the link on his blog where you can subscribe to his podcast? Jesus. Why would anyone want to listen to this guy's podcast?

M said...

Jeez Larceny, we broke up 6 months ago, get the net!

bizzle said...

Here is the Amazon link:

LJ said...

I think he's on to the joke - he seems to have deleted that post. And since nobody reads his blog, google has no cache of it. Too bad, I wanted to read it.