Anonymous User wrote:With regard to "why law school," I can't believe you get many genuine answers that scream "perfect for BigLaw." I assume most people you interview came to law school to make money; I doubt they dreamed for years of working 80-hour weeks. So my question is, if the reason I came to law school is to eventually work in public policy and I've spent time in Washington and seen how important law degrees are to policy, I can't say that, right? That makes it sound like I don't want to work for a firm. Do I just make something up that sounds better or say what's actually true?
I don't get many genuine answers that scream "perfect for big law"...but an answer like yours (especially given the resume) would scream to me "planning on bailing for government" and I'd be somewhat loathe. Not a definite no, but a strong "yes, I always considered that, but I think learning things from the private sector / practicing is what I know I want and need to do to start my career" or something would be helpful