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I just found out that...

Postby TheBiggerMediocre » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:14 pm

My four favorite high school teachers went to the same law schools as I am on track to go to in 2 years. This makes me sad. :oops: The bittersweet news is that they were working there before the recession (obviously) and that one of them has failed financially (he is the gym teacher). I had known that they were all JD's I just thought they had gone to bad schools turns out i'm going to be a self employed lawyer who teaches high school history on the side. The good news is that they all seemed pretty happy when they weren't stressed.

BTW they had gone to T30-T60 schools.

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Postby ph14 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:16 pm

TheBiggerMediocre wrote:My four favorite high school teachers went to the same law schools as I am on track to go to in 2 years. This makes me sad. :oops: The bittersweet news is that they were working there before the recession (obviously) and that one of them has failed financially (he is the gym teacher). I had known that they were all JD's I just thought they had gone to bad schools turns out i'm going to be a self employed lawyer who teaches high school history on the side. The good news is that they all seemed pretty happy when they weren't stressed.

BTW they had gone to T30-T60 schools.


You have 2 years. Your track is not set in stone. If you are in undergrad, bring up your GPA (take fluff classes if you must). And then study really hard for the LSAT.

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Postby MrAnon » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Why it is bittersweet that the were working at the school before the recession? To me that means that even before the economy tanked their law degrees were worthless.

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Postby Tom Joad » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:49 pm

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Postby Excellent117 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:59 pm

I had 3-4 teachers in high school that had their JD and practiced law for quite a while before deciding to leave the legal field (on their own accord) in favor of a less stressful profession.

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Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:54 am

I had high school teachers who had their JDs from the T10, and a few that had PhDs from Ivies. They chose to get into teaching after burning out, for the most part.

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Postby Perdevise » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:02 am

I think working biglaw for a few years to save/pay off debt/buy a nice house, then going to teach with decent salary/benefits sounds pretty nice (if you are the kind of person who would enjoy teaching).

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Postby t14fanboy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:03 am

God that pic is getting so much mileage these days.

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Re: I just found out that...

Postby stillwater » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:13 pm

I thought this was going to be a thread where we all shared what we just found out, but I guess not.

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Postby moonman157 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:18 pm

My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."

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Postby minnbills » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:21 pm

moonman157 wrote:My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."


I can.

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Postby masked kavana » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:22 pm

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Postby rad lulz » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:23 pm

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Postby minnbills » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:24 pm

rad lulz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."

What if I do that anyway?


Exactly. Might as well get paid.

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Postby stillwater » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:24 pm

rad lulz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."

What if I do that anyway?


Then you were made for big law.

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Postby moonman157 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:25 pm

rad lulz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."

What if I do that anyway?


Things worked out for her. She got to work a much less stressful job at a school district where teachers made bank (relatively speaking), and since her husband kept his Biglaw job at the same firm, she got to keep her maid and mansion.

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Postby Tom Joad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:36 am

moonman157 wrote:My high school econ teacher (Duke law grad) specifically told us that the reason she walked away from her Biglaw job was because "you can't put a price tag on crying in the shower every morning."

Sounds like a great way to get rid of the morning drowzies.




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