Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

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Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby 02082010 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:30 pm

What are some good responses for the Why Law School question? I think that the answer I've come up with is too ethereal. Please let me know, I have an interview with Northwestern tomorrow!

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:34 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:What are some good responses for the Why Law School question? I think that the answer I've come up with is too ethereal. Please let me know, I have an interview with Northwestern tomorrow!

So I can go to my high school reunion and look down on all my former classmates

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Jim_Stansel » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:38 pm

"Because Stone Cold said so, that's fucking why."

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:39 pm

Jim_Stansel wrote:"Because Stone Cold said so, that's fucking why."

Best avatar ever btw

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby pany1985 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:39 pm

It's all about the benjamins

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Jim_Stansel » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:48 pm

Motoxer52 wrote:
Jim_Stansel wrote:"Because Stone Cold said so, that's fucking why."

Best avatar ever btw


Thanks. It's a moment in sports history that should never be forgotten.


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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby 02082010 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:05 pm

Can I get one serious answer before the post goes ridiculously off-topic. Please.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby pany1985 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:09 pm

the real answer is up to you

i don't have any idea why you want to be a lawyer

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:09 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Can I get one serious answer before the post goes ridiculously off-topic. Please.

Probably not... The best answer YOU can give is not going to come from this thread. If you cannot answer the question yourself than law schools is not for you.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby sporkdevil » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:10 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:What are some good responses for the Why Law School question? I think that the answer I've come up with is too ethereal. Please let me know, I have an interview with Northwestern tomorrow!


You have one tomorrow? I thought they stopped doing interviews like a month ago.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby 02082010 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:17 pm

Sorry, not Northwestern, GUCL. I've read from other threads they may not even ask the question but I have a feeling my guy will. I have an answer, the one I gave for Northwestern which seemed to go over well. Ultimate interdisciplinary profession, means to effect change, career-focused, etc. (I have a public interest strategy that colors most of my application) But as I said, seems too etheral/not tangible.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:19 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Sorry, not Northwestern, GUCL. I've read from other threads they may not even ask the question but I have a feeling my guy will. I have an answer, the one I gave for Northwestern which seemed to go over well. Ultimate interdisciplinary profession, means to effect change, career-focused, etc. (I have a public interest strategy that colors most of my application) But as I said, seems too etheral/not tangible.

How do you confuse the school in which you (quite possibly) have the most important interview of your life to date... Go away

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Glamour » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:21 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Can I get one serious answer before the post goes ridiculously off-topic. Please.


I did read that the dean of one T14 school (I forget which, but all of this is in "How to Get Into the Top Law Schools", 4th edition by J.D., Richard Montauk) that you "should not go to law school because you love law, but because you love studying the law." That was mostly written to deter idealists, so I don't know how much this will help you.

Also, don't say that you've wanted to be a lawyer since you were 5.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby AR75 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:23 pm

Not that idealism is bad...in fact that could be a strong reason that you want to do PI or govt work. Actually contributing to society instead of being an eternal taker is pretty idealistic, and if it's honest, that's the best answer you've got.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby AdmiralAckbar » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:24 pm

tell the truth; how you suck at math.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Glamour » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:25 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:But as I said, seems too etheral/not tangible.


Man, just be honest. If your reasons are ethereal, they're ethereal.
Taking someone else's reason, especially from anonymous people online, isn't the solution.

AR75 wrote:Not that idealism is bad...in fact that could be a strong reason that you want to do PI or govt work. Actually contributing to society instead of being an eternal taker is pretty idealistic, and if it's honest, that's the best answer you've got.


This is exactly it. Listen to AR75.

Usually they say be careful with idealism... since so many people claim they want to work in public interest but very few end up doing so...but if it's OP's true reason then fabricating another reason isn't the best strategy.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby AR75 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:27 pm

This is exactly it. Listen to AR75.

I love the sweet talk. :wink:

You could have stopped there.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby 02082010 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:32 pm

Thanks for the help. I've been consulting Montauk and did so before my Northwestern interview but I felt that I rambled on after my interviewer asked that question so I wanted to stick with something more concrete. Again, thanks for the advice.

p.s. Moxster... don't be so pompous. Being dismissive on an online forum isn't scoring you points with anyone.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Danteshek » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:33 am

AdmiralAckbar wrote:tell the truth; how you suck at math.


+1

You might also mention that your skill set is well suited (writing, research etc.)

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby AJaKe » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:54 am

I'm one of those "I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD" type of applicants ... so ..... I can't help you. :o

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:59 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:Thanks for the help. I've been consulting Montauk and did so before my Northwestern interview but I felt that I rambled on after my interviewer asked that question so I wanted to stick with something more concrete. Again, thanks for the advice.

p.s. Moxster... don't be so pompous. Being dismissive on an online forum isn't scoring you points with anyone.

Didn't know this was a game... I would have been trying much harder.

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby zenaida » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:56 pm

Motoxer52 wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Can I get one serious answer before the post goes ridiculously off-topic. Please.

Probably not... The best answer YOU can give is not going to come from this thread. If you cannot answer the question yourself than law schools is not for you.


And if you can not make the difference between "then" and "than"....THEN law school is not for you

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Motoxer52 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:03 pm

zenaida wrote:
Motoxer52 wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Can I get one serious answer before the post goes ridiculously off-topic. Please.

Probably not... The best answer YOU can give is not going to come from this thread. If you cannot answer the question yourself than law schools is not for you.


And if you can not make the difference between "then" and "than"....THEN law school is not for you

Please excuse my typo... I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of TLS. I let my spelling slip and that is unacceptable. I look forward to righting my wrongs in the future.

Your humble servant,
Motty

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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby JuryDueT1000 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:07 pm

Because I couldn't get into a good med school.




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