How many people do you know went to law school just 'cause?

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notaznguy
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How many people do you know went to law school just 'cause?

Postby notaznguy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:26 pm

I would say 6/10 people I've met went to law school for one of the following reasons:

1) Their parents wanted them to
2) Didn't know what else to do, but they heard a J.D. could get "open up doors," but had no intentions of becoming an attorney
3) Wanted to go into politics (someone told me she wanted to become the President of Mexico and needed to go to a U.S. law school to do so first)
4) Just wanted a prestigious degree that was higher than a Bachelors

Are the people that usually go to law school for these reasons the students/lawyers that are usually miserable with their lives and write the "FML" lawyer blogs?

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kapital98
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Re: How many people do you know went to law school just 'cause?

Postby kapital98 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:38 pm

notaznguy wrote:I would say 6/10 people I've met went to law school for one of the following reasons:

1) Their parents wanted them to
2) Didn't know what else to do, but they heard a J.D. could get "open up doors," but had no intentions of becoming an attorney
3) Wanted to go into politics (someone told me she wanted to become the President of Mexico and needed to go to a U.S. law school to do so first)
4) Just wanted a prestigious degree that was higher than a Bachelors

Are the people that usually go to law school for these reasons the students/lawyers that are usually miserable with their lives and write the "FML" lawyer blogs?


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Tiago Splitter
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Re: How many people do you know went to law school just 'cause?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:39 pm

The other 4/10 told me they are doing it because lawyers make lots of money.

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Opie
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Re: How many people do you know went to law school just 'cause?

Postby Opie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:45 pm

The politics motive was valid at one point, and a law degree will certainly help you legislate, but what what one really needs to go into politics is money. You'd be better off getting an MBA for reasons 2,3,4, and implied reason 5. Reason 1s need to get their own lives and quit whining.




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