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

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

Postby Boscov » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:07 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


"Make the difference?"

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

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:09 pm

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


+1,000,000

Scored 3 on AP Calc AB? Check. Hated the math section of the SATs but cruised through the verbal? Check.

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

Postby zenaida » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:11 pm

I just thought it was a bit ironic... :D

my excuse (I am from Romania - and I have been speaking/learning English only since freshman year of college and I am a junior now)

A lot of people cannot answer the "why law school" question in a concise, sincere, clear manner under the stress of the inverview. I just thought that the original post was a valid question that should not be dismissed.
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Re: Give your best answers to the "Why Law School?" question

Postby Jones, Dow » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:11 pm

if we're telling you why you want to go to law school, you might want to call and cancel your interview

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

Postby Motoxer52 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:12 pm

zenaida wrote:I just thought it was a bit ironic... :D

A lot of people cannot answer the "why law school" question in a concise, sincere, clear manner under the stress of the inverview. I just thought that the original post was a valid question that should not be dismissed.

Ya except he "forgot" that he was actually interviewing with GULC instead of Northwestern... lost all credibility with me

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

Postby LSATfromNC » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:16 pm

I couldn't get into med school j/k

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

Postby jcfcporto » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:21 pm

"Because I majored in Philosophy"

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

Postby jcfcporto » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:22 pm

"Because I majored in English"

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

Postby Buckeye » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:26 pm

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


As an engineer considering law school, this might be the way for me to go.

I don't know that I would go as far as to say that I suck at it, and it depends on relative to whom, but I do know I hate it, and thats about all that matters.

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

Postby hypermeganet » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:29 pm

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


As an engineer considering law school, this might be the way for me to go.

I don't know that I would go as far as to say that I suck at it, and it depends on relative to whom, but I do know I hate it, and thats about all that matters.


Same for me, actually. I was a science ugrad and I had to take math (and pretty much all of my science courses beyond 100-level used higher level math). I hated it.

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

Postby Rsrcht » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:38 pm

I consider these to be good reasons, but there are other good reasons depending upon one's priorities.
-Because you want to practice the law in field X. You don't care if its for a firm or under your own shingle.
-Because you know you like the work and feel that law school is another check in the box to accomplish said work, and as far as you are concerned, there are no other better alternatives.
-Because you feel like you can contribute best to society as a lawyer in field X. You feel that society needs more from field X.
-Because lawyers get a bad wrap and you feel like you can turn that perception around, or you just know better that not all lawyers are bad.
-Because you like to argue and win, and your other bosses didn't like that.
-Because you don't care about the money or the long hours. You'd do it for free if your expenses were taken care of, even if you had to camp out at the lawfirm.




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