yinz wrote:seasurf wrote:Also, I have closed more deals and worked harder than majority of people at my age. Plus, my success in undergrad suggests that I will do fine in law school. I am not asking people to tell people I am not smart enouph to go to law school (which I know is not true) but where I could get admitted in the NYC area (don't wanna leave my new apartment haha)
But seriously, answer these questions:
(a) Why not get a graduate degree for free? If you aren't satisfied with your current job (or future prospects) what makes you think securities law is going to invigorate and challenge you? Have you spoken with practicing lawyers about it?
(b) If you are serious about your desire to attend law school, then why don't you have the motivation to study for the test on which you are primarily judged/admitted? I'd make up your mind soon as to whether or not you really want this and either plan on attending Bschool or studying every weeknight and most weekends (for two-three solid months, during the summer time, when all your buddies want to grab drinks and skirts) for the LSAT.
To answer to your questions
1)- If I get an MBA, my contract stipulates that I will need to work for them for a certain number of years within a similar capacity but as an associate (perhaps, I would have certain mobility within the company). I interact with securities lawyers quite often and can picture myself working on the legal side of the business more so than on the client/number crunching side. Even if I do not go into securities law, I believe that a legal education would challenge me intellectually and I would perhaps discover other areas in law where I could practice.
2)-You are right that I did not put that much effort into studying, but that was mostly because I was working too much and did not have the time. Also, I called called LSAC and I cannot take the exam until next February (which would make me less competitive for the following year). ALso, I wanted to start law school as soon as possible, and that is why I considered applying to Brooklyn or Cordozo with my current score (158) and GPA (3.91 from top 10 UG).
(On the side note, I know analysts have a reputation for chasing skirts and bottle service, but my team is not one of those groups that blows lines of coke and chases after girls on rooftop bars- pretty much the opposite, most of us are exhausted and go home)
Considering what people say on this forum, It appears the consensus is that Brooklyn or Cordozo are not viable options. damn, never though attending (or even considering) these schools would be career suicide