soda mayor wrote:
well the job i currently have pays about 20k a year but that works for me because im still in college..i couldn't make a living doing this. Also, i don't necessarily need the hands on position I have. Working behind the scenes for a cause i believe in is satisfaction enough. Surely, there must be a field of law that could allow me to tackle this sort of work.
Any thoughts or suggestions are very appreciated.
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I'm positive there is something you can do with a JD. A JD is such a useful degree for so many different fields, and legal guardianship work would just be one way to go. The health care system for the mentally ill in our country is appalling, so maybe health care law? I have similar numbers to you with a slightly lower gpa (164, 3.75), and so far I've got into 5 schools, one of which you applied to (Cardozo) so I'd branch out with those numbers maybe. You have very solid numbers, and I'm sure plenty of schools would be more than happy to have you. Also, if you don't necessarily want to practice law, I wouldn't worry so much about where you go, just who you meet, so maybe take a good scholarship offer over a slightly higher school with no money. The less debt you have, the more freedom you'll have to do what you want if it pays less.