bizzybone1313 wrote:So fellow URM's, have you had a lot of haters trying to discourage you from going to law school? I have had so many. I could tell stories for days. I am sure a lot of you have had people trying to encourage you to enroll at the local TTTT law school.
Hahaha, people actually get REALLY upset when I politely say no, I will not be applying to the local TTTT. A few of them offered to talk to a few of their friends to get me in (
). I declined their offers. This particular school is at the bottom of fourth tier rankings btw.
When I was quitting my consulting job, I had two attorneys (one with Emory and the other UT law degrees both of which had Ivy undergrads) asking me if I was going to the local TTTT. When a person gets hired on at this company, everyone gets a copy of that person's resume. So they saw my high GPA with the Magna Cum Laude line on my resume and thought to themselves: Hmm, this guy has a decent chance at some of the most elite law schools in this country. Let's see if we can try to convince him that the local TTTT will provide outstanding career opportunities. And you know what pisses me off the most, the only reason they did that to you and me is because our skin is a little darker. I almost lost my composure and threw a tantrum, but I simply replied I do not like the city I am in so I am going to have to go elsewhere for my education. It is exactly this type of racist garbage that I am attending law school for, so I can be a role model to our communities.
"Two years after the Senate race, despite lingering reservations, she helped her husband define his reasons for running for president. On an autumn day in 2006, the Obamas sat in the Chicago office of the consultant David Axelrod, surrounded by advisers, weighing whether Barack should move forward.
'What do you think you could accomplish that other candidates couldn’t?' Michelle asked, according to Axelrod. The question hung in the air. Clearly, an Obama agenda would not look very different from that of Hillary Clinton or John Edwards. 'When I take that oath of office, there will be kids all over this country who don’t really think that all paths are open to them, who will believe they can be anything they want to be,'
Barack replied. 'And I think the world will look at America a little differently."--President Obama, The Obamas' Marriage- New York Times, October 26, 2009
Do big things guys with your elite law degrees. Do big things.